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 The Woodlands’ senior population continues to grow (17% growth between 2015 and 2020), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In The Woodlands, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease rose 33% between 2015 and 2020. To put that in perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 31%, 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 (6.97 in The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands. 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 The Woodlands, 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:
Reunion Court of The Woodlands provides memory care programming through the Symphony of Life daily living experience. Seniors are guided through activities that support mind, body and spirit as they participate within their level of ability. The calendar is filled with music, games, exercise sessions and reminiscing to provide a broad range of activities designed to give residents a sense of purpose and enjoyment. The memory care community is fully secure with 24-hour support. Staff members assist residents with daily living activities, medication, housekeeping and laundry according to an individual care plan specially created for each person. Caregivers make an effort to get to know each resident personally and build relationships to help seniors with memory loss feel calmer and more comfortable. The community serves restaurant-style meals with plenty of healthy menu options.
Residents and their families appreciate the attentive care and fun activities at Reunion Court of The Woodlands. One reviewer whose mother lives in the community notes that, "Somebody checks on her all the time.She has the same caretaker that's there every day.it's a familiar face to her."
Grace Residential Care Home Inc. is conveniently located 27 miles north of Houston. Surrounded by beautiful woodlands, the community offers a tranquil environment. With a secure courtyard, walking paths and spacious communal areas, residents are safe. There is a memory care plan for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia that includes 24/7 personalized assistance with tasks such as bathing, dressing and medication management. Personal Care Attendants and a nurse is available 24 hours a day, and physician and podiatrist visits are available. Residents can get involved in a variety of engaging activities, exercises and entertainment, all designed to slow down cognitive decline. Activities include sing-alongs, music therapy and birthday celebrations. Three home-cooked meals are provided every day, and special dietary requirements can be arranged.
Reviewers appreciate the kind staff. One Family member says, "The owner and staff are very caring of all patients and their families. I travel from out of town to see my mom and she is accommodating with safe visits with my mom. My mother celebrated her 100th birthday at Grace Residential. It was very special."
The Auberge at The Woodlands delivers specialized care for older adults with memory-related conditions, including Parkinson's disease, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The Montessori-based Spark program provides rehabilitative strategies that can help optimize residents cognitive skills and increase interaction. Residents can participate in diverse activities based on their abilities and individual interests. Seniors can spend time with pet therapy dogs, attend yoga classes, go on supervised nature walks and go dancing, as well as participating in bowling outings and the community's Reading Club. The community's Culinary Club program lets seniors work directly with the in-house chefs, making trips to gather ingredients and cooking meals to enjoy among themselves.
Residents' families praise the staff at The Auberge at The Woodlands for their professionalism and knowledge of the community. A relative remarks, "I just want to say that Lynsey Williams, the marketing person, is simply amazing. I was blown away by her professionalism and knowledge about her community."
The Forum at The Woodlands is a senior community providing specialized care to those living with dementia or Alzheimer's. Its Bridge to Rediscovery Program structures a comfortable and engaging care routine that fits each person's needs and abilities. Caregivers who are trained to soothe and redirect residents facilitate their daily schedules by making sure that they're clean, have help using the restroom and bathing, take their medications and get enough to eat and drink. This community keeps seniors active with exercise programs that help to maintain mobility, reduce the risk of accidents and delay further cognitive decline. It offers access to daily activities that enable residents to entertain themselves and provide opportunities for social interaction in order to prevent isolation.
Residents describe The Forum at The Woodlands as a homelike atmosphere with high-quality food and amenities. A resident's child says, "The community as a whole has a warm, "feels like home" feel to it. Many amenities are included. The food selection is better than many."
Brookdale Cypress Station's memory care community follows the Clare Bridge Daily Path program to provide individualized care that stimulates the mind and enhances comfort. Residents participate in programming seven days per week, with at least six group activities available most days. These focus on seniors' particular interests and strive to meet their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. They may include exercise classes, pet therapy, games, crafts and music. Staff members are available 24/7 to assist residents with their medication, personal care activities, housekeeping and laundry. The community schedules caregivers consistently so that residents see familiar faces each day. The Clare Bridge dining program offers nutritious yet familiar menus and enhances the dining experience with music, centerpieces and assistance as needed.
Residents and their families appreciate the caring staff and comfortable rooms at Brookdale Cypress Station. One reviewer remarks that each room is "set up like a mini apartment" with its own bathroom for extra convenience and privacy. She also notes that staff members are "very, very attentive to residents" and that the community has a feeling of home.
Spring Creek Village is a well-appointed assisted living and memory care community whose staff is always nearby to assist with the daily activities of living and help memory care patients reorientate themselves as needed. In addition to offering daily home-cooked meals and concierge services, the memory care community encourages residents to stay engaged and active via physical fitness programs, cognitive skill and sensory awareness programs and brain health and life skill programs. Throughout the day, residents can be found socializing in common areas, wandering through the enclosed courtyard or visiting the on-site movie theater.
The reviews of Spring Creek Village are very positive, with one reviewer raving, "The facility itself was immaculate, and the staff was second to none." Another reviewer echoes that thought, describing it as "impeccable" and adding, "The staff went above and beyond what they needed to do."
Lewis Park Estates is an elegant senior community that offers assisted living and memory care services. Residents in the memory care neighborhood receive a home visit before admission as part of the Meaningful Moments program, which helps identify patterns and routines that residents enjoy and then carries these preferences into daily life at Lewis Park Estates. Throughout the day, residents receive help with the activities of daily living from a trained staff member. They are encouraged to participate in activities such as movie nights, arts and crafts and holiday celebrations. On occasion, residents can attend supervised outings and, during the day, are free to socialize in living room areas that feature fireplaces and cable TV to encourage interaction. All memory care residents receive three restaurant-style meals daily and have access to an interior, secured courtyard with walking paths.
Lewis Park Estates is well-liked among residents and visitors, with one family member describing it as "safe and appropriate," adding, "The staff was almost like family memes with the familiarity with people's names and situations." Another reviewer mentions a great interaction they had with a staff member who is "very friendly without being pushy, knowledgeable and emphatic to my mother's situation."
Atria Cypresswood offers a custom-designed secure memory care neighborhood with monitored entry and exit points. Each resident has an individual care plan that is created in conjunction with family members and a physician. Medical care needs are overseen by registered nurses and a physician who visits residents regularly. All staff members undergo extensive training to help them provide the best care possible to seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's. Caregivers are available 24/7 to offer compassionate assistance and support as needed. Each day is filled with a range of activities to keep residents engaged, including aromatherapy, social events, supervised outings, cognitive games and gentle fitness classes. Nutritionally balanced meals created by dietitians are served family-style each day to encourage social connections.
Residents and their family members are impressed by the compassionate staff and well-maintained facility, with one reviewer noting, "Not only are all the staff outstanding and extremely engaging with the residents, but the facility itself is very clean and well kept. My mother is in LG (Memory Care) and they take such good care of the residents with a great team of caregivers and med techs."
Sycamore Creek Ranch is an assisted living and memory care community that provides a 24/7 personalized care experience to its residents in a homelike setting. The purpose-built building houses 16 residents and prides itself in offering a high staff-to-patient ratio so that residents are appropriately supported with the activities of daily living and enrichment activities. All staff members receive continual training and have completed the CARES and essensiALZ certification program. Residents are treated to comfort food that is prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients in an open kitchen daily. Adaptive technology helps keep residents safe while in their studio apartments alone, and staff members interact with and keep tabs on patients personally.
Reviews of the Sycamore Creek Ranch are very positive, with one family member stating their dad "loved the home atmosphere and the home-cooked food," adding they would recommend the community "in a heartbeat." Another family member describes the staff as "always friendly, careful and gentle" and "extremely respectable."
Bristol Park at Conroe Memory Care is a senior living facility caring for seniors with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Each resident is assessed before joining the community to develop a care plan. The Sagora Pathways memory care program creates familiar sights, sounds and aromas to help residents feel familiar and comfortable with their surroundings. Residents can enjoy a screened back patio overlooking outdoor walking paths and a Main Street atmosphere with a movie theater and jukebox. The community offers planned social outings for residents who can travel and on-site programs such as music therapy. Laundry, housekeeping, beauty salon and barbershop services are all handled by community staff.
Bristol Park at Conroe Memory Care is praised for the caring and attentive staff as well as the homelike atmosphere. A relative of a current resident says, ".very pleased with the community. They play music, watch movies, sing, and do all kinds of things together. Everybody is involved, and the staff seems very nice and caring."
Sycamore Creek Ranch -- Shenandoah is a small memory care community that is committed to proactive, person-centered care. Each resident receives a personal care plan that includes help with daily living activities, medication management and full supervision and guidance. The home is specifically designed for ease of movement and features adaptive living details for safety and lower anxiety. Adaptive lighting, for instance, helps residents avoid sundowning, and private suites with personal bathrooms add comfort and security. Wayfinding devices decrease confusion and promote independence. Staff members go through extensive training in the CARES and essensiALZs programs so that they can effectively care for people with memory loss. The community serves three homemade meals per day plus snacks. The kitchen is open so that residents can watch the cooking process and smell the aromas of familiar favorites and family recipes.
Residents and their families appreciate the caring staff and comfortable environment at Sycamore Creek Ranch -- Shenandoah. One reviewer, whose mother was a resident, notes that the community "went above and beyond to meet the needs of my mother when she was there." Another reviewer who lives in the community says that it feels like home and is a great place.
Woodhaven Village uses the Village Program in its memory care neighborhood. Staff members are specially trained during the Village Program Orientation to learn how to assess, care for and connect with seniors who are experiencing memory loss. Residents participate in programming designed to meet their interests and abilities while maintaining a comfortable routine. The community uses It's Never 2 Late technology to engage seniors' minds and boost their abilities. This computer-based program offers over 4,000 options for games, family interaction, therapy and cognitive exercises. Woodhaven Village creates a secure environment, provides assistance with personal care activities and offers a low-stimulation atmosphere for memory care residents. Seniors can choose from studio or two-bedroom apartments with snack bars and bathrooms with safety enhancements. Family members are encouraged to provide personal items to help residents preserve connections.
Residents and their families appreciate the caring staff and many activities at Woodhaven Village. One reviewer, whose father was a resident, remarks that the staff was always kind and helpful. He states that they keep "the residents busy playing Bingo, painting, puzzles, watching television, etc.."
Located in Spring, Texas, The Village At Gleannloch Farms provides high-quality care for seniors living with dementia through the Heartfelt Connections initiative, a memory care program recognized nationally as innovative and unique. Staff members trained in this standard of care recognize each senior's legacy and strengthen residents' connections to their families and community. The personal preferences of each resident inform daily activities, helping them explore creative hobbies, favorite pastimes and new interests as well as meet their fitness goals. Specialized diets are accommodated by a kitchen staff under the guidance of a registered dietitian, and residents can reserve a room to dine privately with guests.
Reviewers appreciate the pleasant atmosphere and special features at The Village At Gleannloch Farms. A loved one writes, "The people who live there all seem to be friendly and happy. The dining room is modern and quite large. We had dinner for maybe about 25 people in a small room that was adjacent to the big dining room."
Harvest Home & Inwood Crossing is a retirement community providing assisted living and memory care services in Tomball, Texas. Caregivers maintain a safe environment designed for comfort through their Feels Like Home program, reducing stress with a calm atmosphere that encourages quiet relaxation. The community's Hands To Help initiative empowers seniors and staff to develop authentic, meaningful connections with one another through shared stories and interests. Caregivers personalize daily activities and enrichment based on each senior's preferences by helping them meet any medical and personal care needs on a 24/7 basis. Meals are prepared to not only meet the nutritional needs of each resident but also to celebrate birthdays, special occasions and personal gatherings.
Reviewers praise the compassionate care from trained staff. One family member notes, "They were friendly. They seem to have physical therapy as needed, and they have outside areas." Another loved one writes, "They're all very friendly and very precise about medications, and they've been really good. I really like them."
New Haven Assisted Living and Memory Care of Tomball, Texas, offers a homelike retirement experience for residents in need of dementia care. A science-based memory care program supports seniors through its Purposefully Engaged and Essential Connections initiatives. Trained staff members guide seniors through enrichment activities clinically proven to enhance brain power and elevate physical well-being via sensory stimulation, social connection and fitness exercises. Seniors are encouraged to connect around hobbies and interests they share in addition to playing games and practicing skills together. Caregivers support seniors who prefer individual enrichment, ensuring that every resident experiences a comprehensive standard of care according to their preferences.
Comments regularly describe the staff as accommodating and the atmosphere as pleasant. One reviewer writes, "The staff was very engaged with them. They had this huge open kitchen that was marvelous, and it just had the right touch of a home."
Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines offers seniors with memory-related conditions a tranquil atmosphere where they can retire safely and comfortably. The Salize memory care program is clinically proven to reduce common causes of stress and anxiety for seniors with dementia by personalizing support for daily engagement, fitness and nutrition goals. Staff helps seniors transition through their daily routines with compassionate prompts, honoring each individual's sense of independence and dignity. Cozy furnishings, secure common areas and enriching activities help to empower seniors to enjoy their surroundings just like they would their own home. Healthy dining options are prepared by kitchen staff who practice artisanal cooking methods that use seasonal ingredients sourced locally whenever possible.
Reviewers praise the attentive care at Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines. A resident's loved one writes, "The staff members have a lot of southern hospitality. They make sure he is OK, having fun, and enjoying everything. They check on him a lot."
Autumn Leaves of Cypresswood in Spring, Texas, is a retirement community that specializes in memory care for seniors. Intentionally designed to support residents with memory-related conditions, the building and grounds feature cozy, secure common areas where seniors can feel at home. The community's partnership with FOX Rehabilitation provides on-site physical, occupational and speech therapies, reducing stress for residents by easing transitions between services. The memory care program focuses on biography-based enrichment, taking cues from a resident's preferences and personal history to inform their daily activities and community-wide events. Kitchen staff prepare nutritious meals from scratch to accommodate dietary needs, offering special selections to honor birthdays and holidays.
Residents and their loved ones appreciate the team's attention to detail. A family member writes, "The staff has been overly accommodating in making her feel comfortable. They have gone over and beyond in taking great care of her, and we are most appreciative!"
The holistic memory care program at Reunion Court of Kingwood helps slow memory loss and lets residents live fully. Warm community life keeps seniors engaged, with equal emphasis on cognitive, spiritual and physical care. The daily schedule offers seniors experiences that include storytelling, indoor gardening, board games, parties and a daily walk outdoors. To help them develop empathy, staff training includes time in a dementia simulation room, where they learn the challenges residents face by, for example, wearing coarse gloves while doing tasks involving fine motor skills. Staff are available at all hours to help with personal needs and medication management. Residents can choose from several one and two -bedroom floor plans, including shared suites. Meals, laundry and housekeeping are all provided.
Visitors praise the friendly staff and attractive surroundings. A daughter reports that her father chose Reunion Court "because it seemed more intimate than other places we visited. He said it was smaller and felt more homey." A son says that his mother's care "was beyond my expectation. She received nourishing meals, snacks and refreshments. She was entertained and challenged.
Landon Ridge Kingwood Assisted Living & Memory Care provides a friendly, dynamic environment for seniors with memory care-related conditions, including Alzheimer's and dementia. Its Sagora Pathways Memory Care Program includes an individualized culinary program as well as the Cherished Connections program, which focuses on collaboration, recognition, negotiation, stimulation, celebration and relaxation of residents. The nursing team is on call 24/7 and offers personal care services, including storing and administering medications. A specialized resident-evaluation program and a visiting doctor program help ensure seniors receive the necessary medical care for memory loss. The staff assists with activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting, dressing, nutrition and mobility. Residents can enjoy three freshly-prepared nutritious meals every day in the private dining room. Weekly housekeeping and linen services are available. The caregivers organize transportation to medical appointments.
Family members of residents approve the community as the best location for memory care services. One remarks, "Exceptional care for my mom. The staff was helpful, caring and kind. Over and above to ensure all Mom's needs were taken care of in a very timely manner. I would recommend this place to anyone."
Atria Kingwood is a custom-designed community with secure exits and entries. The staff designs personalized memory care plans with 24-hour support for multiple activities, including toileting, grooming and bathing assistance, and escorts to and from meals and events. The professionals thoughtfully plan the calendar of events for opportunities and outings to meet the personal interests of seniors. Residents can enjoy full-service, family-style dining experiences ideal for social interaction. Nutritionists monitor menus for residents with low-sugar and low-diet meals. Staff delivers medication assistance with instructions from a licensed nurse. The community also offers personal laundry, linen and housekeeping services.
Family members compliment the staff and available amenities. A reviewer says, "So glad my family member is living here. He has become healthier since he moved here and is more social. The staff, meals and living areas are impeccable. Very happy, but the best thing is my family is very happy here.