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Best of Austin Senior Living

When you or a family member need more help with daily living, you want the best care out there. provides valuable resources to help you discover senior communities throughout the nation.  You can also read reviews on their site.  Each year they select the Best of Senior Living Award winners.  You can learn more about the criteria here.  Let’s take a look at the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners in Austin.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities help residents with personal care, transportation, cooking, and cleaning. Residents can then participate in activities, wellness programs, and other leisure events.

Elmcroft of Austin offers support for daily living through personalized services along with several engaging activities.  This community focuses on wellness to help keep residents living independently as long as possible. Each resident has a plan customized to his or her specific needs. Each resident has his or her own spacious, clean apartment in a safe environment that is affordable. This continuum-care facility also provides a residential care program for those with Alzheimer’s disease in the Elmcroft Heartland Village. Other amenities include off-site activities, religious services, pets allowed, respite care, and complimentary transportation.

Reviewers mentioned how pleased they are with the staff.  “Mom is doing very well here in this community.  The family is very pleased with all they have done for us,” wrote one reviewer, who then mentioned another family member moved into the community.

Parsons House Austin offers residents a fulfilling lifestyle so they can feel at home.  The community is friendly and offers programs to improve your independent life giving you close friends and neighbors along with privacy when needed.  Amenities include a beauty shop, podiatrist, dentist, and pets are allowed.

A reviewer said, “Parsons is not anything fancy, just a good clean facility with a very friendly, caring staff.  Parsons is less expensive than others, but you would never know it.”

Alzheimer’s Care Winners

Professionals that are highly trained in Alzheimer’s or dementia care staff senior communities specializing in memory care. These facilities also have security to prevent wandering outside.

Legacy Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care offers different types of care on one campus.  Legacy Oaks is privately owned and operated, making management more accessible and hands-on with residents.  The memory care community provides a small, safe comfortable environment.  Memory care gives residents interaction and engagement with scheduled outings.   Amenities include activity centers, full-service salon, scheduled transportation, personal laundry and linens, and three home-cooked meals a week.

One reviewer wrote, “The community is clean, nice, and spacious.  They offer a lot of daily activities, and Mom enjoys participating in some of them.”

Autumn Leaves of Northwest Austin has been recognized as the “best of the best” for memory care by the Assisted Living Federation of America.  The facility and staff take the time to learn about each resident’s interests and history and offers experiences they would enjoy.  All staff members are trained in dementia care because this is the core of their care.

“Autumn Leaves of Northwest Austin are very friendly and helpful.  They are very caring, and we are satisfied with them,” stated one review.

Independent Living Winners

Independent living offers residents an active lifestyle full of independence. These are facilities where residents don’t require a lot of care, but residents can live with their peers and take advantage of amenities and activities.

The Clairmont is a reasonable and comprehensive retirement community located minutes away from shops, medical facilities, and restaurants. There are amenities to help you enjoy daily living with three chef-prepared meals a day, beauty salon, engaging daily activities and free transportation.  The full calendar includes games, exercise programs, movies, Bingo, and more.  Residents can also get free rides to go shopping, doctor’s appointments, or other scheduled activities.

Weekly housekeeping services help residents keep their living space clean.  Help is available 24/7 with live-in managers.

One reviewer discussed her mother-in-law’s experience by writing, “We have been amazed with everything offered here.  First off, it truly feels [like] a family atmosphere when you walk in.  The staff and management all know the residents by name, and they make them and their family feel welcome.”

The Conservatory at Wells Branch is an engaging retirement community offering a lifestyle filled with independence, fun activities, and luxurious service.  The warm, comfortable environment offers gourmet meals, personalized fitness programs, pool, spa, arts and craft studio, business center, and game room.  There is a full-time Social Director to ensure activities meet the needs of all residents.  

Each apartment offers granite countertops, private balconies, walk-in closets, washer/dryer connections, access to high-speed Internet, cable TV, and a seated walk-in shower.

One reviewer noted the luxury by stating, “The community is clean and is a beautiful environment, which feels like a high-end resort with a lot of great activities.”

Nursing Home Winners

Nursing homes provided 24-hour skilled, medical care for seniors.  They also assist with dressing, meals, bathing, and other hygiene. Nursing homes are suitable for residents who need more medical assistance and management of prescriptions.

Silverado Onion Creek also offers compassionate memory care.  The community offers a warm, home-like environment.  Silverado offers various care levels from in-home and hospice services to memory care communities.  They also provide supportive care, rehabilitation, movement disorders, and Nexus, a program to help individuals with the early onset of memory loss.

Amenities include onsite activities, aging in place, podiatrist, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, on-site beauty salon, dentist services, wheelchair accessible showers, complimentary transportation, and respite care.  Pets are allowed at this facility. Residents can also participate in offsite activities.

One reviewer mentioned the cleanliness and said, “On the tour, we were happy with the community being so clean.  The staff is wonderful and very caring.  [They] offer a lot of good meals and a nice variety.”

You can review the entire list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here.  You can also search the site for numerous other facilities and reviews in the Austin area.

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