The Buckingham

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

17 Reviews
8580 Woodway, Houston, TX 77063
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The Buckingham (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for The Buckingham

May 29, 2016

By Gwen770356

I visited this facility

The Plaza at The Buckingham was probably the Taj Mahal. They have given my brother the ultimate care. They were in that room constantly checking on him, taking care of him, and keeping the facility so clean and nice. The food was good. It was just an unbelievable experience. He's very sick, so he didn't enjoy too many things, but he loved doing the physical therapy. It kind of got him out of his room. I liked the camaraderie. The people being so concerned, sweet, nice, and caring. He did go to the 10-year anniversary of the facility. They had bands, harpists, and different people playing music on each floor. It was quite an event, and it was his birthday that day; so that was something really extraordinary because he had not been getting out of his room. We took him out to give him a little party in his room. Then he went to experience all that on the different floors with his family and that was just wonderful.

Provider Response

Gwen, We are so grateful for your wonderful review of The Plaza at The Buckingham! We strive every day to deliver the kind of experience and service you so eloquently describe, and it means so much to all of us to receive confirmation that we make a difference in the lives of the families we serve. Please know that your words touched us. We will share them with our team members, and be inspired to always deserve your 5 Star rating!

May 10, 2016

By Anonymous120284150

I visited this facility

Plaza at Buckingham was very lavish and royal-like for senior living but the nursing seemed to be worse than the other facility my father was in. The staff was very nice and the place was well kept.

Provider Response

We appreciate your 5-star review, as well as your positive comments about The Plaza, our staff, and the appearance of our community. To earn your 5-star rating is a real compliment! For those who might not be as familiar with The Buckingham, we are a life care CCRC situated on a resort-style property along Buffalo Bayou in the heart of the Memorial neighborhood. The Plaza at The Buckingham provides a full range of health care services for an onsite continuum of care. Care levels at The Plaza include assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. One does not have to be an independent living resident of The Buckingham to move into The Plaza. Move-ins to The Plaza are available on a month-to-month basis and do not require an entrance fee. We thought you would like to know that The Plaza was rated “deficiency free” on our most recent annual state survey – an achievement our staff and residents are especially proud of. The Buckingham offers a luxurious, active atmosphere that inspires residents each and every day. The sprawling 17-acre community includes dozens of unique amenities that encourage residents to pursue their interests and passions, as well as embark on new endeavors. Our philosophy is based on the Masterpiece Living® program, which embraces a wellness-minded attitude and encourages learning by focusing on an individual’s key development areas—physical, mental, social and spiritual. The entry fee required provides guaranteed lifetime care, offers estate protection, predetermined future health care costs, and ensures our residents that they will never be asked to leave due to an inability to pay. A $72 million dollar expansion is currently underway to make room for more residents. The Buckingham acquired six additional acres to accommodate the project and will add 106 independent living apartment homes, 27 assisted living suites, 18 memory care residences and 32 private skilled nursing rooms. I hope this helps provide some further information for those who see your review. We hope you’ll return and that you will consider The Buckingham for any future needs of yours or your loved ones!

October 06, 2014

By Sherly1

I visited this facility

I’ve looked at the The Buckingham. They have independent, assisted living, and memory care facilities. I was just checking their memory care. They don’t have enough caretakers to deal with the residents -- they did not have enough caretakers on the floor in general. They only have activities for them in the morning and nothing in the afternoon. They just let them sleep after lunch. They had bingo, bridge, and they take them out to different places like trips to museums. The staff was friendly enough, but nothing special. The food was good; the dining area was nice and clean. The apartments were nice. They need more care staff.

October 30, 2013

By Caring72542450

I visited this facility

The Buckingham was very expensive and very large. It had many amenities. They had a lot of staff that took excellent care of the bedridden and the people who are up and rounded and eager movers. All kinds of people had good service there. There was a lot of freedom attached there. They had the Alzheimer's unit, skill nursing and health care units. They had all manners of gradation of facilities for the seniors. The dining rooms were very open, airy and lovely. There were linen napkin and flowers on the table. Their meals were nicely presented and it made me want to stop for lunch. I had seen scheduled deliveries of meals and people sitting in the dining room. The people seemed to be brought regular meals in smaller portion because the healthcare people don't eat a lot. But they came back with a little snack and a beverage later. They fed them often. The place was absolutely spotless. I would recommend them to others if they had the economic ability to pay for it.
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November 25, 2016

By CH172441

I visited this facility

The Buckingham was beautiful and clean. The director was wonderful. They had lots of activities, and it was a wonderful place.

December 13, 2014

By Bunny5

I visited this facility

I was able to visit Buckingham as this facility is a very well known place. It’s a high end facility and also expensive. I have eaten there, and I can say that it's more of a resort-retirement lifestyle. They have so many activities. It’s a beautiful facility. Every single staff there was professional and generally accustomed to dealing with their clients. They treated them with respect and regard. The apartments there are beautiful. They have a very tight security in which they have a guard and a gated entry.
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Services and Amenities of The Buckingham


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $7402/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $8700/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Alcove Deluxe

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Library, Courtyard, Activity Rooms, Multipurpose Room, Arts Studio, Wood Working Shop

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: 24 Hour Emergency Response System

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Continuing Education

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice
  • Financial Aid

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Diet Extra: Therapeutic Diets


  • English


  • Health:
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  • Medicare Provider Number: 676111
  • Ownership Type: For Profit Individual
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 61
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 1 To 5
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Range Of Services Extra: Rehabilatation, Restorative Therapy, Pain And Wound Management, Concierge And Valet Services

Types of care

  • Exercise
  • Memory Care
  • Meal Preparation

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training

Payment options

  • Payment Options Extra: Medicare, Life Insurance Conversion Benefits And Veterans Benefits


  • State Licenses: 143130
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About The Buckingham

Tradition, with flair

Enjoy a wonderful lifestyle with an emphasis on style.

You’re accustomed to getting more out of life. You appreciate tradition, but you add a dash of flair to whatever you do. The Buckingham has taken the idea of traditional retirement communities and added an entirely new level of style and flair.

Located right in the center of Houston, every aspect of The Buckingham has been designed to enhance your life, your well-being, and your sense of confidence for the future. From stunningly beautiful residences to our extensive health care services, the best of everything is yours. We invite you to explore our gorgeous residences, to look into our enriching events and activities and to evaluate the unique advantages of our unprecedented Life Care option - which guarantees health care for life.

Pursue your favorite interests, indulge your passions, and embark on new endeavors - as you live life with flair!

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