Residents at Grand Living at Riverstone experience resort-style living with compassionate staff, engaging events and social connection in Sugar Land.

Executive Director Gina Koons said quality care in the later stages of life is important because it can give individuals a happier and healthier life.

“If you're going to live in a community, you want a community where you can depend on the care,” Koons said. “We hired a registered nurse as our director of health and wellness, which is kind of unheard of in assisted living.

The community offers three kinds of care to meet each resident’s specific needs.
  • Independent living: ideal for residents who do not need assistance with day-to-day tasks, but enjoy having chef-prepared meals, transportation and activities provided in their home
  • Assisted living: for individuals who need help with mobility or taking medication but still want to enjoy a vibrant life
  • Luminations® Memory care: secure and compassionate care for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia
Grand Living at Riverstone also offers a women-only memory care neighborhood called Lavender Lane.

The community has an age-in community approach, meaning residents do not have to move when their needs change. If a resident moved to Grand Living at Riverstone as an independent-living resident but later on needs more help with mobility, they can continue living at the same residence at Grand Living with staff who are familiar with them.

Grand Living at Riverstone is a lively community with a wide variety of events for residents to enjoy.

“We have something going on all the time,” Koons said. “[For example] jewelry making, painting...we have social outings where residents go to some of the hotspots of Houston, like museums and the theater.”

Residents can also enjoy a social hour four times a week, a heated pool, the Grand Spa and Fitness center, the Forum theatre, a salon, a library and three dining rooms where from-scratch chef-prepared meals are made daily.

Grand Living at Riverstone residents are actively involved in the community and Koons said they often give feedback to the staff.

“We have a resident council here that’s very active,” Koons said. “They're an elected council by the residents and they are magnificent in helping to communicate between residents and management.”

Koons said the building is clean and modern, making it feel more like a luxury hotel than an assisted living community.

“When you walk in the door, you feel like you're in a five-star resort,” Koons said. “The building itself, the structure, the architecture, the decorating, it's absolutely gorgeous.”

Koons said she understands the transition to assisted living or memory care can be challenging for family members.

“Our services and our personnel speak volumes,” Koons said. “I think once [family members] have toured the community, they see how beautiful it is and once they've met with the staff... There's an automatic comfort there.”

The community’s staff is another asset that sets it apart from other assisted living facilities in the area.

“I am overwhelmed with just complete thankfulness for the team that we have here,” Koons said. “Our Executive chef is amazing. He does amazing work with his food. We have a registered nurse and she is just phenomenal. We have an activities director who has lots of experience. The quality of personnel that Grand Living hires is top-notch.”

To schedule a tour of Grand Living at Riverstone or to learn more about the community, visit its website.

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