Brookdale Gaines Ranch

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

26 Reviews
4409 Gaines Ranch Loop, Austin, TX 78735
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Gaines Ranch (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Gaines Ranch

April 03, 2015

By Caring103357750

I visited this facility

I think it is very nice. It is about four or five stories, so it has elevators. The Heritage doesn't have cottages, and it is set up like a hotel. They are remodeling right now, and I think it is going to be nice. It has good food, and they have a beautiful swimming pool.

March 27, 2015

By Caring103960650

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale at Gaines Ranch. The food was good. The dining room is all right. The staff is very helpful and very friendly. They had as many or more activities than the other places. There were a lot of things going on. They could improve on having washers & dryers in the units. They were very nice, but expensive.

July 09, 2014

By Caring84304550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We've moved my mom to the Heritage. There were 3 assisted living places that were highly rated in Austin, and this is the one I chose. The staff seemed extremely friendly. The infrastructure seemed quite good: nice, big lobby, nice dining areas, and the assisted living floor had nurses there 16 hours a day. What I like are the staff. Their work ethics seem quite good. They only have private rooms. There are no shared rooms. It's probably 300 or 400 sq. ft. I've eaten there; the food is good. There's always an activity inside, and they take them outside also. There are 3 activities a day. There are activities in the morning. There's an afternoon something. There's an evening something.

March 26, 2014

By Deborah29

I visited this facility

Heritage doesn’t have a memory care unit, but it was good. The staff was very knowledgeable. They didn’t seemed very involved with their residents.

December 30, 2013

By Caring75314850

I visited this facility

Heritage was fine. It had a nice and very friendly environment. The lady who helped us was very nice. Everybody looked happy. It wasn't a huge facility. So when you came in, it had family kind of feeling.

December 30, 2013

By June10

I visited this facility

I have been to Heritage to visit two of my friend who currently lives there. The facility is impeccable. It is very clean. The working staff is phenomenal and so nice. They have a lot to offer their clientele. They have a lot of activities. They have an exercise room and indoor pool for older people, which is accessible. The food is wonderful.

November 21, 2013

By William19

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom was in the assisted living facility at Heritage at Gaines Ranch and it was very nice. She was comfortable when she was there. I had lunch a couple times there with her and the food was good.

August 27, 2013

By Bernard5

I visited this facility

We visited Heritage at Gaines Ranch because we looked for a facility for mom. The place was very nice and upscale. It was very clean and there were a lot of amenities. The living environment was spacious, clean and there were a lot of activities.They had an activity room, library, dining room and rehabilitation facilities. However, we did not see any of the rooms. The staff were very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this place to others.

August 14, 2013

By Resident's daughter1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

For eight years I have been providing aide and support to my 96 year-old parent, whom I moved from another city to be closer to a family member. I have visited and witnessed 8-10 other comparable assisted living facilities in the sourrounding area. With the eight years of longevity in this facility, it has proven to be one of the finest, attractive and well-appointed retirement/independent living/assisted living centers in the Austin area. The staff is almost always very helpful, friendly, responsive to all nature of needs, and professionally far above average. The Heritage, for the most part, does their utmost to keep their residents happy, well fed/nourished, and entertained with a wide variety of activities. As with any facility, there are a few observations that I would make and hope for improvement for others who are in the same physical predicament as my parent: (1) devote more energy and attention towards keeping the "shut-in" residents entertained by matching them with other residents who might visit and play puzzles, listen to music, offer pet visits, etc.; (2) not every staffing shortage needs to be observed by residents/family members, but dealt with as best possible and not as an excuse for that day's substandard care; and (3) assisted living staff could be more cooperative and work together in problem-solving with outside hospice agencies for the sake of optimal patient care - again, the problems along the way don't need to be the resident's or family member's problems. While these shortcomings may seem significant to a reader, on the whole they could be easily overcome if others also critiqued in similar fashion. But, without a doubt, I hope to never have to move this parent to a different facility; and if I did, it would be because of funding shortage and in no way due to a lack of loving support and quality care at the Heritage at Gaines Ranch.

May 30, 2012

By commercesd

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.

May 18, 2012

By margitjld

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

March 26, 2012

By bbjames

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.

September 08, 2011

By Michael F.

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.
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Independent Living Reviews for Brookdale Gaines Ranch

December 29, 2015

By Hilary1

I visited this facility

The lobby at Brookdale was huge, lovely, and breathtaking. It was like walking into a country club, so it was really nice. Everything in the dining room was lovely. The people were really nice. They had nice rooms for activities, of which they had a lot. Everything was well maintained. However, it was pricey and wasn’t in as convenient a location as the others I visited. It was the closest to us but not as accessible.

August 26, 2014

By Alnita

I visited this facility

Heritage at Gaines Ranch had excellent food. You only get 1 1/2 meal every day, but they had room for it with us and they offered another meal in there. They were willing to work with us as far as the prices were concerned. The apartments were a lot smaller and the price ranges were higher, but it didn't mean that they wouldn't work with us on the price and they said that they could probably do something to help us out. The only thing we didn't like was that the apartments were smaller and the location wasn't a good fit for our parents only because their doctors were not within a twelve mile radius, so it would have been an added cost for us to have them stay there. It was very well-maintained; it looked nice; and the staff was friendly. We had lunch there and the food was amazing. Their chef prepared a really nice meal for us.

Provider Response

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts about our community. We realize that our apartments are smaller than many expect. Most of our residents are downsizing, which can be a difficult transition. They do not need as many items in our setting, as we provide many items and activities!

July 20, 2014

By Caring74662250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Heritage at Gaines Ranch is a great facility. It's beautiful. They have white tablecloths for their meals and a great activity director. It's really a first class facility. The only reason we left was because we couldn't afford it. It's on the pricey side, and my mother was needing more and more help. She loved everything there. They have a choir and a choir director, and she loved that. She was a member of the choir, and they would do concerts once every three months, and she loved that.

April 28, 2012

By perl

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This facility is a visual showpiece. The decor and amenities are outstanding. The food varies from great to bad, with everything in between. The activities provided for the residents are well-planned, multi-leveled, and inclusive of family members. If I should have need of an assisted-living center, and the means to afford this one, I would definitely consider moving here.

July 18, 2011

By emrfd

I visited this facility

My father and I toured the Heritage at Gaines Ranch. The community was very clean, modern-looking, nicely decorated, and well-organized. We were able to talk to several residents who lived there and they all expressed positive comments about the Heritage. When asked about the food, the residents said they were mostly happy with it. The staff we met seemed welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. The housing arrangements consisted of mostly studios and 1-bedrooms, with some 2-bedroom housing units available as well. The activity schedule seemed fun and well-thought-out, with exercise, crafts, games, events, and social gatherings. Heritage has a nice billiards room, library, and indoor swimming pool for residents. From what I was told, they have skilled nursing and memory care available as well, in addition to the regular independent living option. My father enjoys the outdoors, so he was happy to see walking/hiking trails around the community. Overall, Heritage seems like a reasonably nice senior community.
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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Gaines Ranch

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 350
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 030416
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About Brookdale Gaines Ranch

Brookdale 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&reg and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life&reg 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&reg 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.

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