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.