Buckner Villas

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Continuing Care Communities, and Memory Care

17 Reviews
11110 Tom Adams Dr, Austin, TX 78753
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Buckner Villas

August 28, 2014

By Caring88565050

I visited this facility

The staff at Buckner Villas seemed really nice. There has been quite a bit of literature and followup with several phone calls. They have a gym, a theater, and they have a scheduled transportation. They have a chef on staff who makes wonderful food and they also have a pastry chef. They are just incredible. This one is a continuing care community and they have cottages and apartments. We looked at the two-bedroom apartments and they were reasonably sized. They also have a storage facility in addition to the apartments and the houses. Everybody is allotted one storage unit. The staff seemed to care. Their staff has been there for awhile. That's what I like best about it. What they could improve on though is for the residents to have more say on how the facilities are operated.

March 13, 2012

By deedle1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The admission process was easy, but lengthy. We met with a very friendly woman in the front office who had a stack of paperwork about one and a half inches high! She carefully went through each page with us, showing us where to sign (if needed), and gave us plenty of time to read each page in full if we wanted to. We never felt rushed. At one point, we had a question about the level at which my mother-in-law was qualified versus what we feel her true capabilities and needs are. We were easily able to stop signing paperwork while she contacted the director in charge of that unit, who immediately came in and talked to us about what kind of accommodations needed to be made for mother-in-law, and whether or not Buckner Villas could make such accommodations. It turned out that they could, and we enrolled mother-in-law into the home.

January 10, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

The Buckner Villas is a lovely retirement community in Austin that we decided to visit while in the area. Our uncle needs a supervised place to live. This estate is quite large, and is very well maintained. The spacious and beautiful apartments were like high-end condos we've seen -- only they provide a higher level of service and care for its residents. They can adapt care needs according to the residents, which is really nice. They can accommodate memory care as well as skilled nursing services. They have plenty of space for every activity you can think of, and a few more. There is also space for family and friends to visit. The staff is caring and very good at assessing the needs of the residents, from what we saw. The resident also get to enjoy many outings on the town for afternoon adventures in the city. The dining areas looked really spacious and the food delicious. The nutritious menus feature a variety of options for seniors to enjoy with many types of food. Snacks are always readily available and offered regularly. It was clear to us that the residents here were all very content and the staff very committed to providing the best living environment for the seniors who reside here.
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Independent Living Reviews for Buckner Villas

September 07, 2017

By autumn27

I visited this facility

Pro's: central location Con's: Facility is in need of major renovation, poor hygiene (when patient is changed, material/bedding is thrown on the floor), nurses are not trained for hospice patients, expensive for private pay, food is terrible (cafeteria food), some patients are neglected because of staffing levels

September 29, 2015

By Caring112837450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My husband’s grandmother is in Buckner Villas. It looks like a resort and it’s beautiful. They have a lovely pool, a weight lifting room, and exercise room. They had big hallways that were well-appointed. Their apartments are big and spacious, and the food is great. She has a two-bedroom apartment with a balcony, it’s really big, and like a regular apartment.

February 10, 2015

By Caring101541750

I visited this facility

Buckner Villas would be our top choice for mom because it is super nice, and they have the best physical fitness program of anyone. They have a fulltime employee doing it, and she is awesome. You get most for your money here, but I don't think you'll be able to get in. I think they have a waiting list like ten miles long. It is a huge complex, and they have all different things there. They have memory care, assisted living, and independent living. They even have a deal where you put in money and live in a place then pay the rent. In the end you get like 90% of it back. They have lots of options. For the money, it is the best deal I've seen.

September 26, 2013

By Reynold

I visited this facility

We knew about Buckner Villas from my wife's grandparents because they were in Buckner many years ago. We visited the facility and we liked it. The place is very nice and very modern. The food was very good. Everyone was just very helpful. The staff looked they enjoyed with what they are doing.

March 29, 2013

By inspire me

I visited this facility

Buckner Villas was a small complex and everything was brand new. It was an excellent place. If it was only my mother that I would move, but the place was not suitable for both my parents.

April 10, 2012

By CaringFriend

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My friend from church hosts her personal events using the community facilities at Buckner Villa. As a result, I've seen the staff and resident interaction, tasted the food, experienced various events on site, and see that it truly provides a caring home-style environment where residents can maintain their personal activities and entertain. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. The public areas are clean and comfortable, and the food is exceptional. There are multiple food choices too. Last time I was there, we ate at a little bistro with sandwiches, desserts, salads, and snacks. Access to the community is easy, and it's close to shopping, dining, a variety of churches, and public transportation. I only give it four stars because they don't accommodate pets, which I feel is very important. However, some people don't want animals and I recognize that. Buckner offers a variety of care levels, various sizes of accommodations to suit singles or couples, and they welcome visitors too.
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Questions about Buckner Villas

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Regular training is provided to all Harbor staff.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Buckner Villas. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Average age is mid to late 80's. Buckner Villas residents enjoy the beautifully landscaped outdoor areas of the 25-acre community, dining with one another and enjoying one another's company during social activities.

What programs or activities does Buckner Villas offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Exercise classes, arts and crafts, game groups, manicures, tea time, etc.

What places are near Buckner Villas or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Buckner Villas is tucked in a residential neighborhood, but the 25-acre community has plenty of walking paths, outdoor exercise stations, beautifully landscaped grounds to enjoy and a woodworking shop.

What transportation services does Buckner Villas offer to assisted living residents?

Transportation services take residents to and from physician/medical appointments and the grocery store.

What makes the chef or dining program at Buckner Villas exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Buckner Villas' Director of Dining Services is a CEC (Certified Executive Chef) and the Dining Room serves 3 meals daily with several choices.

What safety features or security measures does Buckner Villas offer to assisted living residents?

Every assisted living apartment has an emergency pull cord and staff available 24/7.

How does Buckner Villas keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Buckner Villas strives to communicate thoroughly and are available to residents and families for any questions they may assist with. Buckner Villas also uses a OneCall system, which communicates regularly for Covid related updates via phone, text, and email.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Buckner Villas during daytime and nighttime hours?

Our team would be happy to discuss this in greater detail at your convenience, but daily staff is made up of licensed Nurses, Certified Medication Aides, Certified Nurses Aides and Activity staff.

If Buckner Villas accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Buckner Villas is pet friendly in assisted living, with certain stipulations in place. Plenty of outdoor spaces to walk a dog on the 25-acres.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Buckner Villas has monthly training classes that all staff are required to complete for various skills and knowledge sharpening.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Numerous shopping centers are located 3-4 miles away, but many residents enjoy the 25-acre community and outdoor areas. Several golf courses are within 20 minutes as well.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Buckner Villas has organized?

Day trips to Fredericksburg, Salado and Gruene, along with local trips to the Bob Bullock Museum, car shows and local restaurants.

What transportation services does Buckner Villas offer to independent living residents?

Door to door service for medical appointments, weekly trips for shopping.

What makes the chef or dining program at Buckner Villas exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Buckner Villas Director of Dining Services is a CEC (Certified Executive Chef) and the independent living boasts two separate dining venues: Restaurant GreenRidge, serving three-course meals with table service and many options daily or The Bistro, serving casual, yet delicious fare as an alternative. Residents have their choice.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Wellness Center with a modern gym, fitness studio and indoor pool, new movie theater with reclining seating, salon/spa and barbershop, multiple social event areas, parking garage, covered/reserved parking, grand lawn and patios.

What safety features or security measures does Buckner Villas offer to independent living residents?

Fenced/gated community, front desk staffed 24/7 with overnight security service, security cameras, emergency response pull cord in every apartment.

If Buckner Villas accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pet friendly with plenty of outdoor areas to walk them, spread out over 25-acres.

Does Buckner Villas work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?


How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

Our team would be happy to discuss this in greater detail at your convenience, but daily staff is made up of licensed Nurses, Certified Medication Aides, Certified Nurses Aides and Activity staff.

What safety features or security measures does Buckner Villas provide to protect residents who wander?

Staff education and high staff retention means the Buckner Villas team knows each resident and their tendencies very well. If needed, the Harbor Memory Care is a secure building with keypad access required for entry and exit.

What programs or activities does Buckner Villas offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Daily activities focused on memory loss. Many different methods are employed and we would be happy to discuss these with you.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Buckner Villas employs an Assisted Living Director, who works directly with nursing staff and overall health is continuously monitored by the community Medical Director and/or the resident's personal physicians(s).

What techniques does Buckner Villas use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Staff are present and able to assist during the entirety of all meal times in a restaurant style dining setting.

How does Buckner Villas keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Buckner Villas provides regularly scheduled care plans, but are available to resident's families for discussion at their convenience.

Describe the neighborhood around Buckner Villas. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Buckner Villas is located on a 25-acre, park like campus, surrounded mostly by several residential neighborhoods, but is also only a few blocks from I-35 for convenience.

Is Buckner Villas affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Buckner Villas works with all hospitals and is in very close proximity to several.

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Services and Amenities of Buckner Villas


  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3560/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2870/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6100/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments
  • Detached Homes


  • Resident Capacity: 227
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only


  • State Licenses: #150005
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About Buckner Villas

At Buckner Villas, you'll find a continuum of care to meet your needs both today and tomorrow. Whether you're an active senior adult looking for an independent lifestyle or in search of nursing or memory care, we've got you covered. As a faith-based nonprofit community, we promise to hold ourselves to a Christ-like and servant-hearted standard as we strive to bring you the highest quality of life. At Buckner Villas, we promise to inspire happiness every day. Buckner Villas is the premier choice for senior living in Austin, Texas with options that range from independent living communities that offer maintenance-free lifestyles or assisted living programs designed specifically for seniors who require assistance with daily activities but want to uphold their dignity and privacy. For those families searching for memory care or Alzheimer's care in Austin TX, the decision can be one of the most difficult journeys they'll make alone; that's why The Harbor was designed with families in mind - providing a safe environment where residents feel at home and are cared for by staff trained in dementia support.

What Makes Us Special

These are the best years of your life, so why settle for anything less than exactly what you want? Here at Buckner Retirement Services, we strive to enhance your lifestyle, not inhibit it. No matter your interests, activity level or needs, you can have a senior living experience that is tailored to you.

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