I really like Holly Hall. The grounds are lovely. There are options for assisted and independent living; those are well laid out. I like that the residents are so much part of the community. I also like that it is not-for-profit. The rooms are OK. They are small though.
I have lived at Holly Hall for two years. My husband and I are very glad we moved to this small and caring retirement community. We are in independent living but will have access to assisted living and healthcare if our needs change. The residents are friendly and come from many different backgrounds. The staff is also friendly, and very helpful. The 20-acre campus is well-maintained and is conveniently located with access to the medical center, the museum district, and downtown. We like living at Holly Hall!
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
Holly Hall is right in our neighborhood. My mother has been there for six years. There are a number of native Houstonians there like my mother. The care is good, and they have everything from independent all the way to nursing care. The food and place are good. They have activities.
While this facility is beautiful on the outside, the care provided in the assisted living areas and health care areas are substandard. There is a high turnover of staff and many don't have hands on training for even the basics of dementia care. If your loved one can live fully on their own, then I would rate this a five star. But if your loved one requires any type of care or suffers from one of the many types of dementia, please look at other facilities.
My mom is at Holly Hall. It’s a very nice place. My mom’s place is small, but we were able to get a couch, her lounge chair, and a small table. Her kitchen is very small but she has gotten used to that. Her bedroom is large and she got a hospital bed, a table, and a computer. Their food was very good. If you don’t like what they are serving they have an alternative menu. They have different activities like bingo, Skip Bo, bridge, or dominoes. They have a hair salon and a store. They also celebrate different parties like Father’s Day.
Holly Hall was lovely. I had a very favorable impression. The people were very nice and very accommodating. The place itself was very nice, and it would be a pleasant place to live. They've got a variety of models, sizes, and setups. They range from a small efficiency type place to a two-bedroom larger apartment. The ones that I saw were nice. The dining area looked very appropriate, and they had a good variety of menu items.
The facility grounds are always very clean and well kept up. Security is important at Holly Hall and everyone must stop at the gate and speak to the guard before entering. If you are visiting a resident, the resident must put you on a list so the guard knows to let you on the property. The interior of the building is beautiful and very clean. Staff are always very pleasant and helpful. The services provided at Holly Hall are exceptional. Residents to not have to leave the facility for hardly anything thing. All meals are provided in the dining all, a hair salon is on site and well as a chapel where church services are held. Living spaces at Holly Hall range from very large, almost entire houses, to very small, single rooms.
If you drove by, you'd never notice this facility unless you knew where you were going. It's on 20 rural acres. It's also near the Texas Medical Center. I like that this is a Christian retirement community. They offer several independent living options, and the health care section is really well-kept.
I talked with one of the assistant managers there, and I was told that they don't accept any government assistance or subsidies and that the residents have to pay out of pocket. I'm not sure if he meant that they don't accept Medicare.
They have private rooms and private suites available. They let the residents select their own rooms, rather than placing them in specific rooms.
The age group they accept is 65 and over. I don't think it's age discrimination, it's just the age group they target.
They provide piano lessons for their residents. They provide transportation for the residents to the medical center or any other doctor's appointments, and if they need to go shopping, they're willing to transport them there as well.
They have good dining options, and the menu changes every month.
They also have a beauty and barber service available on-site, and they plan various social activities and trips to casinos in Louisiana.
One thing I really like about this facility is that it's a Christian-type retirement community with weekly worship services. They aren't mandatory "“ it's up to the individual residents if they want to attend the mass. One of the local pastors came in to cover for the facility's minister, who was on vacation while I was there.
This facility is also environmentally friendly and has an emphasis on being green, recycling, and making sure their residents get exercise.
They do have 24-hour security on site, and they also have a 24-hour maintenance person on call if necessary.
If one of the residents wants to hold a meeting or party, they can schedule a private meeting room.
They also have 50 private health care units available. Once a resident comes in, the facility will have a trained and licensed physician perform a medical exam to see if there's anything they can help with. That physician comes in about twice a month to do other screenings for some of the residents.
They have master suites and one- and two-bedroom apartments available. They have private cottages built on the grounds as well.
I spoke to the owner, and he said he plans various activities throughout the month, including worship services, Bible study, Biblical games, and exercise programs.
Holly Hall Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community in Houston, TX that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Holly Hall Retirement Community for more details on CCRC housing and rates.