Brookdale Spicewood Springs

4401 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78759

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Caring102084150 February 10, 2015

I visited this facility

My mother will move in on Monday in the assisted living next to the nursing home she is in at Spicewood Springs, which is 10 minutes from my house. The benefit for staying there is she will have the same therapist that she has had, and Medicare will cover her wound care because of bed sores. She will be in the assisted living B; that's the one where they get more care because they are not as capable with their mobility. She likes the look of the place, and the people seemed nice. They have good activities. It doesn't smell, and it's very clean looking. They have three meals a day. They provide caregivers that will do whatever they need according to the level that they're at. They will help them get on the bus and go on trips. It's very similar to her being in independent living, but they can provide more hands-on care that we were paying extra for at the independent because she needs help getting dressed and showering at this point.



Doyle1 December 30, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We were trying to find a place while en route to Texas, and Brookdale Spicewood Springs was the one that looked the best on the west side to me. On a scale of one to ten, I guess everything about it is a seven. They got a host of activities that one can participate in if you are able. It has been rather hard to communicating with them regarding the invoicing and the bills. You have to keep calling to make sure that things are quite right. They don't communicate with us at all unless we communicate with them, so I guess any communication would be better than none.

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Caring91762950 August 25, 2014

I visited this facility

The facilities of Emeritus at Spicewood Springs were nice. The grounds were not quite as large as the other place, but they were still nicely kept. The staff seemed very friendly and helpful and they have activities planned as well. They do not have a pool, but they do have a nice outdoor area where the residents can sit and it was pretty well shaded with a pond. They also have a recreational area where they have some exercise classes for those who would like to participate and a community area where people just get together. They have assisted living and skilled nursing as well, but they don't have the totally independent living. In the assisted living space that they had available, the room was not as large, but it was still quite nice. And, because they start at assisted living, none of the rooms had a full kitchen. We saw their dining facility and it was nice.



bethans56 June 17, 2014

I visited this facility

I went to Emeritus, and it was very nice. They did have a lot of daily group and individual activities. There were two sides: a nursing home side and an assisted living side. I had lunch, and they had 3 meals. One is a regular meal, one is a diabetic meal, and one is no salt added. Well, that's great, but when you open a can of Campbell soup it has 500mg of salt. So, I thought it was an awareness issue, and maybe they could wash the things from the can, like the beans or lentils. However, the beds are comfortable. It don't know if they had OT, but I know they had PT.



Carol80683050 March 21, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus is really wonderful. They take very good care of my father and he is doing pretty good. He was a retired Air Force in World War 2 and Korea. In the beginning, he hated it. He was very angry at me. But now, he's very pleased and he feels safe. I think he's very happy and feeling very well.



Dana11 February 24, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We did not like Emeritus at Spicewood Springs at all! They are charging $300 a day and they want to charge you an elevated fee on top of that depending on what their care they had to give her. They were also putting her on Ensure even if my mother has a good appetite. They were letting her drink Ensure because they didn’t want to take the time to cut up meat for her because she doesn’t remember to use a knife anymore. I would say if you need memory care don’t go to Emeritus. Mom fortunately stayed there for only two weeks.

They like all the patients to be strapped into the wheelchair and they have a nurse's station that looks just like a nurses station in a hospital. The beds are hospital beds. The rooms are very small, the furniture is beat up and they don’t let the memory care residents participate in with the activities on the assisted living side. They are also very difficult to work with when it comes to her medication, her medical care, and getting her medical records. They had a very poor attitude about their patients. It was like they were already burned out on their career.



Caring290 August 14, 2012

I am/was a resident of this facility

My husband and I are already settled in an assisted living community in Emeritus at Spicewood Springs. We are both happy being in the place. We've been here for about 6 weeks now. We studied this on the internet and there are also people who referred this to us. What we like best about this community is that the fact that we both are comfortable with our new home.



commercesd January 09, 2012

I visited this facility

We checked out Spicewood Springs as part of a tour we were doing in the Austin area to find a home for our uncle. Some of our family lives there, so it makes sense to consider the area.

The staff was immediately kind and caring, understanding how it is when you need to find a place for a loved one to live. The outer grounds, we noticed, were really beautiful. The entire area of the Northwest Hills is great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. There are beautiful walking lanes, and many other scenic views at the Hill Country area.

The dining room was lovely with comfortable seating. There are also private dining rooms to reserve. The staff will prepare food for private parties or it can be catered as desired. The food is prepared by a chef who has worked at some five star restaurants, which we could tell from the menu. They also offer plenty of snacks throughout the day.

The communal areas were all spacious and bright. There is a library, music room, media room, crafts, gaming and general activity room. The residents can also enjoy exercise classes and visiting the local gym regularly if they like.

The staff interaction showed us how well the residents are cared for in this assisted living community. We really liked everything it has to off.


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From Brookdale Spicewood Springs


We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a wonderful living environment everyday. Our genuine caring staff, home style meals, daily activities add to our residents' experience.

Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, we offer unlimited opportunities for you to get to know other residents and us. Call to set up an appointment for a tour because we delight in showing you our home.

Amenities and Services
  • Daily assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Medication management
  • Dining assistance and special diets
  • Assistance with reminders and redirection
  • Escorts and assistance with walking
  • Emergency response call system
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry and linen service

*Rates subject to change at any time. Level of care not included.

What Makes Us Special


Our community is conveniently located between Mopac (Loop 1) and Capital of Texas Highway (360) on Spicewood Springs Road (at Mesa). Brookdale Spicewood Springs’ highly qualified, twenty-four hour staff can provide assistance with all activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, grooming, medication assistance, laundry and regular housekeeping). In addition, our services include medical supervision by LVNs & Resident Assistants, transportation, restaurant –style dining and a wide range of recreational activities. Our Assisted Living Team has been deficiency-free on the state survey for 15 years in a row! We also offer a Skilled Nursing neighborhood, providing each resident with the very best in 24 –hour nursing and rehabilitative care.

Features of Brookdale Spicewood Springs


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency call system
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy

Room and housing options

  • Studio apartments
  • Housing extra: Alcoves & Suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Library

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

Dining options

  • Meals in a shared dining room

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)
  • Minimum age: 65

Licenses

  • Licenses: Assistd Living Type B
  • State License(s): 000958

Financial guidance

  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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