Dementia, and specifically Alzheimers, is a serious, growing problem. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia. As League City's senior population continues to grow (14% growth between 2015 and 2020), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In League City, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease rose 32% between 2015 and 2020. To put that in perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 33%, showing that Alzheimer’s is a growing concern in the region. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is higher than the rest of the nation (7% in League City vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).
To help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive impairment find the support and care their loved ones need, we applied our unique methodology and spent dozens of hours researching senior living communities in League City. In addition to an overview of the communities’ best features, this guide highlights the best memory care facilities in the city, and gives information about pricing, types of care provided, residents’ reviews, and more.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.
As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.
In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.
To choose the best memory care facilities in League City, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.
Overall, our team:
Located in League City, Texas, The Delaney at South Shore uses the Heartfelt CONNECTIONS memory care program to offer personalized, success-focused care meant to support residents' self-worth and promote a sense of accomplishment in daily activities. Staff members use insights gained from learning about each resident's life history to incorporate specific routines that may help provide a sense of balance in their day-to-day life. These routines may include grooming and other self-care tasks, work-related tasks based around a previous vocation and familiar recreational activities, such as putting together puzzles or painting. Memory care residents can also benefit from residing in a warm environment with an open-concept living room, kitchen and dining room area designed to help them unwind and socialize.
The Delaney at South Shore earns top marks for the attentive care provided by its staff members. "Our family couldn't be happier with the memory care staff. It is so comforting to hear an aide tell me about my parents' needs that says they know my parents as much, or more, than I do," writes one reviewer.
Located just one mile from the UTMB Health League City Campus hospital, Orchard Park at Victory Lakes offers seniors access to memory care and assisted living. Its Live Intentionally memory care program is designed around caring, engaging and connecting with residents by providing whole-person care, cultivating a purposeful lifestyle and fostering meaningful connections. Staff members are trained to support residents living with dementia by organizing activities catered to their hobbies, histories and abilities. Memory care residents can join the walking club, participate in mindfulness meditation and play bocce ball, kickball and bingo. They can also relax and socialize while enjoying fresh air from the sun-filled patios and courtyards.
Reviewers are impressed that Orchard Park at Victory Lakes is a well-maintained community with attentive staff members. One remarks, "His room is very nice and they take good care of him. The place is clean, they're very attentive and they make sure he eats. It's much better than any place I've seen."
The Crossings is an upscale, nonprofit, faith-inspired life care community managed by Methodist Retirement Communities. Seniors with dementia can receive person-centered care and hands-on daily encouragement from specially trained staff in the community's 24-bed, secure memory support neighborhood, The Gardens. The neighborhood features on-duty licensed nurses 24/7, chef-prepared meals, a jukebox, iN2L technology and private suites with customizable doors to aid navigation. The staff promotes The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being️ � identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy � when interacting with residents. A music and memory program designed to calm anxious minds, improve focus, lift moods and help seniors experiencing memory loss reconnect with their environments is offered on-site alongside individualized social activities and frequent visits from therapy animals. A confidential communication portal allows families to monitor their loved ones well-being, view photos and receive personal messages.
Families commend the honesty of communication and compassion of care. One resident's daughter says, "Beautiful retirement community [with] professional and caring staff. [I] appreciate the regular communication and transparency throughout the challenging times."
As part of the Clare Bridge dementia care approach, Brookdale Pearland's specially trained caregivers combine their knowledge of residents' pasts and their current abilities to match them with engaging activities that stimulate their senses and help trigger memories. Other components of the dementia care program include physical exercises, such as walking or participating in Brookdale's signature B-Fit exercise program, as well as mental exercises that include brain teasers and group discussions on current events. For seniors whose memory loss is more advanced, the community offers the Solace program to add more sensory and stimulatory activities to resident schedules along with additional time for assistance with daily living activities.
Online reviewers regularly praise the community's friendly staff as well as the property's thoughtfully planned layout. "I am impressed by their memory care because it isn't confusing," writes one visitor. "I believe that when my mother-in-law goes into memory care that the place is more than quick enough to handle her. It was all centrally located where the residents wouldn't get lost."
Located between Houston and Galveston, Morada Friendswood offers a science-backed and personalized approach to memory care for older adults with memory-related conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The community is designed to promote residents' comfort, security and ease of navigation. Seniors can enjoy various activities tailored to their interests and former routines to help them improve their cognitive and physical abilities. Some activities include yoga, book clubs, games, music and off-site excursions. Trained professionals and staff provide personalized care and guidance to each resident 24/7. Seniors can dine in a quiet, calm environment that makes use of colors and sounds to stimulate interaction and appetite. They may also access a secured garden and patio, barbershop, TV room and party space. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, companion care and psychiatric care are also available.
Reviewers praise the clean and secure environment. One visitor remarks, "We're very impressed. We saw a one-bedroom and the secured patient area for patients with Alzheimer's and memory problems. We're very impressed with the services that they provided and the price. The place was very clean and the residents looked very well-cared for."
Heartis Clear Lake's Generations memory care program honors the past and connects with the present of its residents by offering person-centered programming in an immersive and engaging environment. Seniors can participate in six programs that highlight and celebrate their abilities. It's All Right spotlights each resident's creativity, Culinary Creations stimulates memories through recipes from the past and Life Story Display showcases each person's history and achievements. From Our Generation to Yours promotes intergenerational connections, Tune Into Me provides music therapy by creating personalized jukeboxes and Never Stop Exploring builds bridges between residents and the local community. Residents live in a dedicated neighborhood designed to stimulate and engage, with amenities that include a beauty salon, fitness center, game room and art studio. The caregivers are on duty 24/7 to help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and bathing.
Reviewers love the clean environment, friendly staff and delicious meals. One writes, "Our overall experience with having my aunt here is very good. Her room is clean. The staff is friendly, informative, and they seem to really care about their patients. The food is very good, and the layout of the place is very good."
The Reserve at Pasadena offers memory care utilizing the SPARK program. This Montessori-based plan promotes practical assessment and meaningful activity. Residents are encouraged to garden, dance and attend exercise classes. They interact with visiting animals and take supervised walks outside. SPARK also promotes cognitive function through arts, crafts and games. The Reserve's care team works individually with each resident to develop a personalized care plan that covers medication management and help with daily living activities. Staff members also work one-on-one to heighten interaction and engagement, and community life is central with socialization and shared meals, complete with restaurant-style menus and table settings. Residents' studio apartments come with kitchenettes and private bathrooms with full handicap accessibility and plenty of natural light.
Residents and their families are pleased with the kind, helpful staff at the Reserve at Pasadena. The wife of a resident says, "What I liked the best about [the community] is the caregivers. They are caring, loving, and they take good care of the residents." She also appreciates the enjoyable activities and "very good food."
The memory care community at The Park at Bay Area cares for seniors suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementias and accepts admissions round-the-clock. Apartments include emergency alarm systems to allow residents independence while being safe environments for when they experience memory loss episodes. Staff members regularly check up on residents to ensure their welfare. The community focuses on gentle activities that can improve cognition, such as participating in trivia games, crosswords, scrabble and arts and crafts. Residents can also get some fresh air in the secure courtyard. Calming music and daily singing groups are also organized to provide entertainment and stimulate the mind. There is an onsite licensed medical support and St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center is only 3 minutes from the community.
People praise how the staff makes residents and their families feel cared for and at home. The child of one resident said: "Beautiful community with compassionate & caring staff providing residents with a true "home away from home" atmosphere and experience!"
Sodalis Senior Living offers compassionate care and a tranquil setting for seniors with memory impairments, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The staff is available 24/7 and is highly trained to provide quality and compassionate care. The community encourages personalized care that focuses on each resident's needs and preferences. Residents can enjoy three meals and snacks daily, medication management, housekeeping services and laundry and linen services. They may also access the TV lounge, secured patio areas and landscaped courtyard to enjoy solitude and socialize with other residents. Small pets are also allowed in the community.
Family members praise the caring staff, with one saying, "The friendliness of the staff was definitely the best part of our whole experience here and is something that stuck out to us the most. They were amazing, even during his last month here. I would absolutely recommend Sodalis to other families looking."
The Shores at Clear Lake offers a dedicated and innovative approach to memory care for residents with memory impairments, including dementia and Alzheimer's. The community's environment is designed to avoid excess stimulation and has landmarks and sensory cues to support independence and personal choice. The Village Program offers residents personalized programs founded upon former routines and interests and a robust calendar of enrichment activities to improve their cognitive and physical abilities. Some activities include games, gardening, intergenerational programming, music and off-site activities. The dedicated staff and nurses are available 24/7 to offer personalized care to all residents, including assistance with activities of daily living, such as medication management. Chef-prepared meals are served in the restaurant-style dining room, and healthy snacks are provided around the clock. Pets are allowed in the community.
Family members praise the caring staff, with one saying, "We toured a few places for our mom and this one stood out because of the feeling when we walked in. They were warm and welcoming and there were people around that looked happy and smiling. We liked that it's all on one floor, and activities were going on in the Memory care section, which mom will enjoy."
At Reunion Court of Clear Lake, memory care is provided according to the Symphony of Life program, which offers each resident an "intentionally orchestrated lifestyle." Each day, specially trained staff members provide care, support and a range of programming designed to promote physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. Residents' minds are stimulated by sensory activities geared toward their life stories, including puzzles, music and pet therapy. Physical health receives a boost from nutritious meals and exercise programs. Seniors' spiritual lives flourish not only through devotions and celebrations, but also through life stations and memory boxes that encourage them to hold onto their stories. The program also includes family and friends in daily living as well as meaningful interactions with other residents and staff members.
Residents and their families appreciate the friendly staff and good communication at Reunion Court of Clear Lake. One reviewer remarks that staff members are "always easy to get a hold of and quick to fix any issues I bring up." Others note the variety of enjoyable activities, the cleanliness of the community and the "homey environment."
Residents in this community receive a personalized care portfolio that meets individual needs such as help with daily living activities, medication management and housekeeping. Programming is varied and includes church services, community clubs, daily exercise classes, arts and crafts and pet therapy. Family members are encouraged to participate in intergenerational programs and events. Walking paths, gardens and a community chicken coop keep seniors active outdoors. Memory care residents have access to many amenities, including the beauty salon and massage rooms. Meals are designed to meet both nutritional standards and individual preferences. Seniors can choose from private studios or companion suites with easily accessible bathrooms.
Residents and their families appreciate the spacious apartments at Apex Oaks at Clear Lake. Loved ones also appreciate the emergency response systems in each apartment.
The Reserve at Pasadena Assisted Living & Memory Care provides memory care using the SPARK program. This approach focuses on a blend of individual choices, strategies that promote interaction and cognitive skills and a deep sense of purpose in life. Residents select activities best suited to their interests and abilities. These may include culinary club, pet therapy and walking in nature. Gardening, exercise sessions, reading club and even beer brewing add interest to seniors' days along with arts and crafts, music and special events. The SPARK program also provides individualized care, plenty of guidance and supervision and a secure environment. Meals are served restaurant-style in the community's dining room, and the menu offers many healthy choices.
Reviewers appreciate the high level of communication between staff members and families at The Reserve at Pasadena Assisted Living & Memory Care. One writes, "If you need help, they are always there to help you." Other reviewers praise the excellent food, fun activities and clean, comfortable environment.
Belmont Village West University is reputed for its award-winning memory enrichment programs, backed by high standards of care, service and hospitality. The community encourages residents to follow a Whole Brain Fitness lifestyle that focuses on seven distinct elements that address individual needs and abilities, with the help of a program coordinator and 24/7 licensed nurses. Belmont Village has also pioneered a unique therapeutic program, in conjunction with Vanderbilt University's Center for Quality Aging, based on leading research in memory loss and ongoing evaluation. The community is designed to offer flexibility for couples with varying needs, allowing them to live together while receiving individualized care. An exterior dining patio provides space for residents to enjoy 24 daily options of chef-prepared dining, and a fitness center and heated pool provide opportunities to stay healthy and active.
Reviewers praise the community's elegant design and friendly staff, with one reviewer writing, "My loved one lives at Belmont Village, and we could not be happier with this community. The employees . are so happy and so warm with the residents. The food is excellent . My loved one seems to be very well cared for, and I would definitely recommend Belmont Village."
Conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Houston, The Village of River Oaks offers easy access to health care facilities, including Joseph Medical Center and Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center. The community's memory care program enables older adults with cognitive impairment to live fulfilling and purposeful lives in a safe environment. Residents wear emergency response pendants featuring a fall indicator and a call button to ensure their safety. They can eat chef-prepared meals in a dining room featuring table service or have coffee and snacks in a bistro. Caregivers are available 24/7 to provide support, and the team organizes engaging activities that include brain games, ice cream socials, music therapy and scenic drives. Amenities include a pool, computer room, beauty salon and landscaped courtyard. Life skill stations are available to help residents stimulate memories and maintain skills.
Family members rave about the compassionate staff. A reviewer says, "They were very attentive, . I felt like they were listening to our needs. It was very nice and upscale." Another adds, "The Village of River Oaks was beautiful with lots of beautiful common areas."
The Village of the Heights is dedicated to providing personalized memory care in a calm environment. Residents live in apartments designed for safety with an emergency response call system, plenty of natural light and walk-in showers with safety bars and benches. Staff members help with daily living activities, medication and housekeeping so residents can focus on the community's person-centered programming. The calendar is packed with activities, including devotionals and reminiscing programs. Exercise classes and games are also available, in addition to movies, arts and crafts and themed parties. Regular outings include scenic drives, museum visits and lunch at local restaurants. The memory care neighborhood has its own common areas for security and familiarity, while outdoor patios offer fresh air in a safe location.
Reviewers note that staff is kind and residents enjoy the group activities, especially bingo and singing. One writes that she is "very happy with the care" her mom is getting in the community. "I feel good knowing that she is involved with others."
The Heritage of Clearlake is a dedicated memory care community. Each resident receives a personalized care plan developed from an assessment of their needs, preferences, life history and current abilities. Staff members include resident families in care decisions and update care plans as needed. The environment at The Heritage of Clearlake is designed to be secure, comforting and enriching. Common areas are easy to navigate to reduce the potential for injury, and resident apartments are spacious and complete with safety features. There is also a secured outdoor patio with seating and garden boxes. The community offers a full calendar of structured activities that promote independence and socialization. Cooking and art classes encourage creativity and familiar actions, and brain games promote cognitive function. Scheduled outings are popular for a change of scenery and supervised stimulation.
Residents and their families appreciate the personal attention at The Heritage of Clearlake. One reviewer notes that residents are assigned particular caregivers, saying, "They always seem to notice where she is and you can tell they pay attention." Residents also enjoy the food, which can be personalized for individual preferences.
Sodalis Deer Park is a senior living community that provides a safe and secure environment specifically designed for those with Alzheimer's, dementia or other types of memory loss. The community has a high staff-to-resident ratio, and caregivers are specially trained to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of each resident. Seniors are encouraged to bring a furry friend to their new home for companionship and engage in group activities to improve cognitive abilities. In addition to healthy snacks, three nutritious, restaurant-style meals are served daily in a welcoming dining room. Staff monitors the wireless personal emergency service 24 hours a day to ensure residents receive assistance when needed. Other amenities offered at Sodalis Deer Park include a TV lounge, bistro, covered patio area, beauty salon/barbershop and chapel.
Family members appreciate the friendly staff and the safety precautions taken for residents, with one saying, "My family and myself highly recommend Sodalis for your loved ones. Staff is energetic and sincere, facilities are immaculate and activities are well planned and interactive. Overall great place."