From the Provider
Heritage at Gaines Ranch provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional services, amenities and opportunities we offer. And, our residents can rest assured that as their needs change we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages our residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.
Our Optimum Life® and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life® is a journey of self-discovery including services, features and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life® we encourage our residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar with themed experiences, special events and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.
Reviews of Heritage at Gaines Ranch
Average Rating: based on 4 Reviews
I visited this facility
While visiting my brother in Austin, part of our agenda was to help his friend find an assisted living facility. The staff was immediately accommodating and asked all of our questions patiently. They really seem to understand how challenging this process can be.
The grounds were designed like a hotel or resort and the lobby was fresh and bright. We noticed immediately that their library was impressive, with many good books and games. They also offer Internet access.
The fitness center had well maintained equipment and ample rooms, including a pool, which my brother's friend really liked, as he has always been an active swimmer. They also had daily classes and the residents could safely navigate the lovely grounds for exercise.
The meal menus all had healthy food options for all kinds of diets. The dining room was quite nice, with plenty of space. The food we saw looked and smelled delicious. Healthy snacks are offered all day and into the evening, as well as whenever residents request them.
The living spaces were generous, beautifully designed and comfortable. The residents are regularly taken to many interesting events in the region -- so they get to take advantage of Austin's vast cultural diversity. The many planned activities feature everything from book readings and discussions to the arts, museums, galleries, film, theater and the extensive music scene.
It has been a challenge to find a place that suits all of my brother's friend's eeds. The Heritage is a place that he is strongly considering to live in. This says a lot, given that he is so precise about what he is looking for.
I visited this facility
My mother had a sudden and drastic turn in health that necessitated her moving from her condo to a more structured environment. She was a little concerned about moving to a "nursing home" but when we walked in the door her jaw dropped. It's a beautiful place with wonderful amenities but the best part is the staff. Everyone knew my mom's name by the second day she was there. They take great care of the residents and their families
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My family had took look over my grandmother for a long time. She had a lot of pride about her independence, and didn't want to live in any conditions she found condescending or unsanitary. We spent years trying to find a place for her, and this is the only place she would consent to live in. I never visited the place myself, but my grandmother had nothing negative to say about it - which is incredible considering how adverse she was to living in an assisted living facility. She would go on and on about its cleanliness and the staff's professionalism. Her only complaint was that some of the other seniors were not active or interesting enough, but that is a complaint she had and has about most people her age. Knowing her reaction to this place, and knowing how picky she is in general, I would be happy to know that any of my relatives were staying there. Even the more obstinate ones.
I visited this facility
I was amazed by the staff friendliness and the overall tidiness of this facility. Not only did they have a full-size lap pool for the guests, but they also have staff to help keep the clients in shape. That alone is much different from most that I have visited - where it is strictly meals, bathtime, and off to bed in your confined (but shared) room.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is looking for a place for their loved one to stay.
Location of Heritage at Gaines Ranch
Features of Heritage at Gaines Ranch
- Low fat
- Low salt
- Year built: 1999
- Total floors: 5
- Emergency Call System
- Grab bars
- Phone ready
- Temperature Controls
- Guest meals
- Guest room
- Room service
- Current management since: 2003
- Nearby shops entertainment: 1
- Nurse available: During business hours
- Minimum Cost: 3,275