Brookdale San Marcos North

1720 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX, 78666

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Caring69203150 October 18, 2013

I visited this facility

Horizon Bay San Marco is a very well-kept, very neat facility. They have dominos and arts and crafts. The thing that I liked better about that place was it was more in an area that is not downtown Austin. It's more country and they can sit on the back porch and they would see country. This facility was set up for independent living but they could get doctor's assistance immediately.

EvelynJJ November 20, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I think the facilities were all top notch as in they had quality trained staff and nice rooms to live in. However, there are certain needs that were not met. After a week of my Grandfather not receiving a shower, I had to track down one of the caregivers and practically insist that she clean him up. He also had a lot of trouble eating as his Parkinsons progressed. His hand shook so badly that he couldn't keep the food on the utensil from his plate to his mouth, sadly no one ever offered to help him eat. I would make a point to visit him at meal time so that I could assist him. The programs they offered like physical therapy were very beneficial as well as some of the scheduled activities. These got my Grandparents out of their rooms and doing something other than sleeping or watching television. While the activities were certaintly cheesy, (bingo, halloween parties, art..) they enjoyed them simply because of the interaction with others. There was a Christain church service every Sunday as well and my Grandparents were both extremely religous, so I know that this was very beneficial for them as well. Overall I was happy with the care they received, but with so many residents in one place personal hygience needs were continuously overlooked by many overworked and underpaid staff members.

commercesd June 03, 2012

I visited this facility

While searching for a place for my brother's friend to live, we visited the Horizon Bay San Marcos assisted living facility. The Texas region is convenient for most of the family to visit.

The grounds were very well-kept and we liked the park setting since the outdoors is very important to my brother's friend. He is very active and wants to have as much access as possible. We liked the spacious feel and open window environment, which let in a lot of natural light.

The indoors were impressive, with a nice library area and a large room for other activities, like board games and many ways to socialize. There are other areas where residents may read, sit with friends or family or just relax.

The apartments were all clean, well-kept and conveniently designed. They take the time to personalize to each resident's tastes.

The list of activities included everything from sight seeing, art and musical events, to seminars, local shopping, and visits to local eateries and other cultural hubs in the region.

A variety of fresh, healthy foods are offered and suit all dietary needs. We thought the menu options were plentiful and interesting. Snacks are also available all day every day.

They have planned exercise classes - but also offer residents to work out any time they wish. We liked that they encourage exercise daily.

The private rooms are all nicely sized and decorated. The staff and management were very accommodating and eager to make the residents and visiting families comfortable.

We could see that this is a cozy, yet protected environment meant to give the seniors a sense of personal care, safety and home.

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From Brookdale San Marcos North

Brookdale San Marcos North 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. Brookdale Living's San Marcos, TX 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 independent and assisted living services, amenities, and opportunities we offer. And, the residents at Brookdale San Marcos North can rest assured that as their needs change, we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Optimum Life® and Celebrations provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of the residents of this independent and assisted living community, 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®, the mission of Horizon Bay - San Marcos is to encourage our independent and assisted living residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar at Brookdale Living's San Marcos, TX community with themed experiences, special events, and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.

Our Clare Bridge Place program serves those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Each day, we promise to work to deliver Daily Moments of Success for each resident. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides structure and activities each day designed to meet specific needs of those with dementia, while the Clare Bridge Dining Program, designed by a gerontologist and registered dietitian, helps residents in need of Alzheimer's care retain the ability to enjoy and master the daily dining experience.

Features of Brookdale San Marcos North

Technology and entertainment

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

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical therapy

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites


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

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room


  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Tai chi
  • 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


  • Pets: All pets allowed
  • Minimum age: 62


  • Licenses: 050254
  • State License(s): 142701

Financial guidance

  • We help with selling the house (finding a realtor. staging, etc)
  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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