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How to use the Senior Resource Guide

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Start with the Table of Contents. There you will find the categories in which businesses, agencies and organizations which provide services or products for active aging adults, are listed. If you know the name of a business, look in the Index found at the back of the Guide, which has an alphabetical list of advertisers, including phone numbers.

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Categories in the Table of Contents are color coded. You will find the same color on the page tabs inside the Guide that correspond to each category. Various businesses that you might expect to find in each category are listed adjacent to this page.

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Once you have identified a business category or a specific company, you can either go directly to the page number listed beside the company name or find the corresponding color coded page tab inside the Guide to see all businesses in that specific category.

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If you are looking for non-profit or government resources go to the Resource category (purple coding) in the table of contents. For articles of interest, see the Articles category in the table of contents.

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Senior Resource Guide Sections

Lifestyle Products & Services Healthcare Providers

Including: massage therapy, books, travel agencies, professional services, pet sitters Including: geriatric physician, podiatrist, dentist, orthopedist, plastic surgeon

Home Products & Services

Including: lawn services, remodeler, SRES Realtor, home repairs & security systems, builders

Legal & Financial

Including: financial planner, elder law attorney, reverse mortgage specialist, financial institutions

Health Products & Services Healthcare Facilities

Including: medical supplies & equipment, health aides, nutritional supplements & health services Including: hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, cancer treatment facilities

Long Term Acute Care Facilities

Including: extended hospital stay facilities

Home Care Services

Including: home health services, personal assistant or non-medical services

Housing

Including: independent/retirement, assisted living, skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s

Final Planning Resources Articles

Including: hospice, funeral services and products Including: non-profits, state agencies, senior centers, adult day care centers Including: Aging in Place, How to Choose a Living Facility, Final Planning, Social Security Q & A, How to Live to be 100, Financially Fit

*Each section may contain additional articles, listings and resources. Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!



GENERAL INFORMATION Publisher’s Page – Contacting the Senior Resource Guide . . . . . . SRG Distribution Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to use the Senior Resource Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Looking to make a lifestyle change & need more information? . .

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LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES Houston Square & Round Dance Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Library of Classics – Audio Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Psychic Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES Safe Step Walk-in Tub (Maxhome/Newbath) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

LEGAL & FINANCIAL Insphere Insurance Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

HEALTH PRODUCTS & SERVICES Adaptive Driving Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advanced Hearing Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alert1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amera Medical Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . America’s Diabetic Savings Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . Anatabloc Anti-Inflammatory Dietary Supplement . . Bay Area Audiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baytown Medical Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Best Care Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Express EMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Dialysis Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydraflexin Joint and Muscle Support Supplement. . Lifewatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medical Guardian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iON My Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Progene Testosterone Supplement . . . . . . . . . . . . Kroger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Script Source Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walgreens Home Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZQuiet (Snoring aid). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS Advanced Hearing Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES Brazosport Regional Hospital . . . . . . . . Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast. . Methodist Hospital San Jacinto . . . . . . . Park Plaza Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweeny Community Hospital . . . . . . . . Texas Oncology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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HOME CARE SERVICES Bethany Home Health . . . . . . . . . . . Cardinal Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . Chrysolyte Health Services Inc.. . . . . . Encompass Home Health. . . . . . . . . . Oak Gardens Health Care Services . . Synergy Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Home Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . TheraCare Home Health . . . . . . . . . . Home Care Charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Help for Caregivers – SRG Resource. .

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Types of Residential Care for Seniors – SRG Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to Use the Senior Resource Guide to Locate Housing – SRG Resource. . Living Facilities Checklist – SRG Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skilled Nursing/Rehab Facilities – SRG Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Living Facilities – SRG Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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HOUSING Continued

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Independent/Retirement n Brookdale Senior Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carriage Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plantation Villas (Grether Senior Community) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Haven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Parkway Senior Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Meridian Retirement Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Villas on Winkler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assisted Living n Autumn Grove Cottage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autumn Leaves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Oaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regal Estates of League City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Residential Care Homes n Light Heart Memory Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serenity Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skilled Nursing/Rehab n Baywind Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baywood Crossing Rehab & Healthcare Center. . . . . . . . . . . Cantex Senior Communities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clearbrook Crossing Rehab & Healthcare Center. . . . . . . . . . Country Village/Plantation Villas (Grether Senior Community). . Cypresswoods Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friendswood Healthcare Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nexion Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paramount. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regency Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regent Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAVA Senior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silver Springs Rehabilitation & Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windsong Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Licensed Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Autumn Grove Cottage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autumn Leaves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brookdale Senior Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Oaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friendswood Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Heart Memory Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regent Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serenity Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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See pages 4 and 5 for an introduction on how to use The Senior Resource Guide.

FINAL PLANNING Altus Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AseraCare Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . Carnes Funeral Home. . . . . . . . . . Dignity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Faith Community Hospice . . . . . . . Forest Lawn Cemetery. . . . . . . . . . Forest Lawn Funeral Home. . . . . . . Hospice & Palliative Care . . . . . . . Hospice Care Team. . . . . . . . . . . Houston Hospice. . . . . . . . . . . . . Odyssey Hospice. . . . . . . . . . . . . Silverado Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . VITAS Innovation Hospice Care. . . . Final Planning – SRG Resource. . . . Hospice Agencies – SRG Listings . .

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ARTICLES Aging in Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Assisted Living Licensure Differences in Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Hearing Loss 101. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hospice – What You Need to Know. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Mobility Independence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Senior Housing – What is the Best Choice?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Whiskers with Wisdom – 5 Reasons to Adpot a Senior Pet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!



Looking at Making a Change? There are times in our life when a change is desired or needed.

Apartments q Brookdale Senior Living q Carriage Inn/Village on the Park q The Meridian Retirement Community q The Parkway Senior Apartments q Villas on Winkler

Independent & Retirement Communities q Brookdale Senior Living q Carriage Inn/Village on the Park q Country Village/Plantation Villas q Lake Haven q The Parkway Senior Apartments q The Meridian Retirement Community q Villas on Winkler

Assisted Living q Autumn Grove Cottages q Autumn Leaves q Country Village/Village on the Park q Colonial Oaks q Regal Estates of League City

Residential Care Homes Includes Assisted Living

q Light Heart Memory Care q Serenity Gardens

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PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Karyn Dean SRG CALENDAR Postings srgcalendar@SRGserv.com Contributing Writers Eric Hansen, Friends for Life, Terry Snook, Pat Mack, Stephanie Robinson Art Direction/Graphic Production Tom Kircher SALES MANAGER Rodrigo Hurtado

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hese will surely bring back some memories – Enjoy! Do you remember these game shows? • Concentration • Truth or Consequences • Match Game • What’s My Line? • The Dating Game • Jeopardy • Password • The Gong Show • You Bet Your Life • Tic Tac Dough • The Hollywood Squares • The Newlywed Game • Press Your Luck • Family Feud • To Tell the Truth Like a cherished memory, we hope this book will be a positive for you in locating services you need. Email me if you are looking for something and can’t find it. We’ll get our team to help you locate what you seek.

Account ExecutiveS Alex Dean, James Kuzilla DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Jennifer Dean Distribution Coordinator Brian Stavert Chief Executive Officer Terry Dean President Karyn Dean SECRETARY Victoria Nowak Senior Resource Guide is published semi-annually for three regions of the Greater Houston area by: SRG Services, Inc. 311 Julie Rivers Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77498 (281) 277-2333 www.SRGserv.com

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hether enjoying retirement, experiencing an empty nest or navigating a new stage of life, your golden years can be the ideal time to adopt a pet. Some may think this could be an added responsibility to the challenges of getting older but by adopting an animal in your equivalent stage of life, it can not only ease the task but create a special bond for the both of you. Here are five great reasons to adopt a senior pet into a senior home.

Energy Level

Kittens and puppies are cute but can come with high energy and mandatory training. Adult animals have less of that youthful exuberance (also known as extreme drape-climbing, middle of the night yowling and vase-tipping) and are content just to relax in your company. Many no longer require the amount of physical play needed in earlier years and will not get into mischief out of boredom.

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Development

When you adopt a mature pet, you know exactly what you are getting. Before adoption, you can see their fully developed personality and size to assess if the animal is the right pet for you.

Established Behavior

Full-grown animals can be versed in basic household manners. Senior cats are often litter box trained and dogs are able to relay various needs to their owners without added training.

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There is nothing like coming home to someone unfailingly delighted to see you! In addition to lifting overall morale and providing companionship, pets can help you stay active and vital. Studies have shown that independently living seniors with pets tend to have better physical and mental health than those who do not. This can lead to less depression, social isolation and anxiety.

Their Needs

Silver animals can be the hardest to place in good homes. Many have been in the shelter program for an extended time but are perfectly healthy, behaved and adoptable. Dogs and cats benefit from living in a senior’s home because they receive extra attention as the retired have added time to cater to the animal. Shelter animals, especially seniors, typically know they are being given a second chance. They have lots of love to give and will continually show their gratitude for being taken into your home. As you come into your seasoned years, consider adopting a senior pet – it could be the ideal forever friendship.

Friends For Life, Houston’s fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization, is dedicated to offering No Kill solutions to the animals of Houston. www.nokill1.org.

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Assisted Living Licensure Differences in Texas

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n order to choose the “right fit” for your loved one, you should first know the various types of elder care facilities, their licenses and some of the basic requirements. First, there are two types: Nursing Homes and Assisted Living. Nursing Homes are a medical model and are not discussed in this article. Assisted Living licenses for the care of the elderly and disabled are issued by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (TXDADS) (www.dads.state.tx.us). The Assisted Living licenses are designated “A” small or large and “B” small or large. To be designated an Alzheimer’s Facility, the facility must carry a “B” license (small or large). The Alzheimer’s Certified Facility must also meet many other requirements as directly related to the care and stimulation of residents with a dementia diagnosis. So now, let’s begin: Small facilities are 4 to 16 residents; large facilities are 17 residents or more. Having one to three residents in a home does not require licensing by the State. Anyone who houses more than 3 elderly or disabled residents in Texas without a license is breaking the law. Continues Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Assisted Living Licensure Differences in Texas An “A” license is for residents who can perform most of their activities of daily living (ADLs) themselves. An “A” requires that the resident can self-evacuate the building without assistance in 13 minutes or less. An “A” requires a caregiver to be on premises at all times; but may sleep during the night. An “A” provides all meals and provides some activities. Also an “A”, large or small, may not administer medications or lock their doors to the outside. At this time in Houston (2011), an “A” licensed facility requires a fire alarm system, but may or may not require a sprinkler system. A “B” license, on the other hand, covers frail residents who are not able to get around as well. The “B” facility, large or small, must have a fire sprinkler system as well as a fire alarm system before they can obtain a license in the State of Texas. Due to the resident’s fragile condition, the regulation states that the facility must have “adequate” staff to care for them. The State Surveyor makes this determination based on many safety factors. In addition, the night staff of a “B” facility, small or large, must have awake staff all night. A small “B” facility may plan its own menus and activities. A large “B” facility must also have a licensed nurse 58

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Some Basic Requirements for Alzheimer’s Certification: Minimum of 1.5 hrs cognitive, recreational and physical activities per day. An RN on staff to train caregivers in Medication Administration and perform all RN Delegation duties surrounding Medication Administration in an Alzheimer’s Facility. An RN on staff to perform initial assessments. Each caregiver must have an additional 12 hours of Alzheimer’s specific training above the usual 6 hours per year required in other Assisted Living facilities.

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Caregiving Education and Support Services Council for Health Education/Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-747-1542 Free training classes. Gateway to Care – Caregiver Health Promotion. . . . . . . . . . . 713-783-4616 www.gatewaytocare.org Program offers seminars to groups of organizations and caregivers about issues facing the caregiver such as burnout and stress management techniques and elder mistreatment. Ask for their Caregiver Health Promotion Educator. Well Spouse Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-838-0879 www.wellspouse.org Offers emotional support through its local support groups, newsletter and round-robin letter chains.

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State Regulations

Also Known • Retirement Communities As • Retirement Homes • Senior Apartments • Senior Housing

• Assisted Living Facilities • Personal Care Homes • Eldercare facilities • Domiciliary Care • Board and Care • Residential Care Facilities • Community-Based Retirement Facilities • Adult Living Facilities • Adult Foster Care • Sheltered housing • Community Residences • Group Homes • Adult Family Homes

Approximate Market rate to rent or buy a Costs home plus community fees from $200 – $2,000 / month.

$1,800 to $4,000 / month

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Care for Seniors

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Communities, typically apartments, which provides 24 hr assistance with activities of daily living and medical care by nurses and therapists.

Campus-like communities that provides a continuum of care, from private residences to assisted living and skilled nursing care; designed for individuals with declining conditions and those that want to remain in a single location.

• Laundry / linen service • Meals • Transportation • Social activities • Bathing / Dressing • Toileting • Housekeeping • Medication assistance • Security and emergency calls • 24 hr nursing care • Condition specific care • Hospice / end of life services • Doctors on call

• Laundry / linen service • Meals • Transportation • Social activities • Bathing / Dressing • Toileting • Housekeeping • Medication assistance • Security and emergency calls • 24 hr nursing care • Condition specific care • Hospice / end of life services • Doctors on call

State & Federal Regulations

Some State Regulations

• Skilled Nursing Facilities • SNF • Nursing Home Care and Rehabilitation • Convalescent hospital • Rest Home

• CCRCS • Continuing Care • Retirement Facilities • Life Care Facilities • Life Care Communities

$4,000 to $12,000 / month

Varies with breadth of services required.

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Skilled Nursing (Nursing Homes)

Information courtesy of The American Elder Care Research Organization

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SRG LISTINGS Living Facilities AL = Assisted Living APT = Apartments for 55+ CCRC = Continuum of Care Retirement Community LAPT = Low-Income Affordable Apartments R = Retirement/Independent Living RC = Residential Care Home H = 55+ Residential Neighborhood 1 = Accepts Medicaid 2 = Accepts Medicare

3 = Accepts Private Insurance 4 = Accepts Private Pay

HOUSING: INFORMATION

ALVIN Alvin Memorial Gardens 916 South Gordon 77511 (281) 331-1214 Desire to Live 2220 CR 144 77511 (832) 512-3863 Evening Shade Personal Care Home 610 Briarwilde Court 77511 (281) 756-8225 Evening Star Personal Care Home 2960 Rowan Burton 77511 (281) 331-6753 Talbots Kozy Korner, LLC 1501 Parkway 77511 (281) 331-1289 Thy Loving Kindness 1218 South Johnson 77511 (281) 331-4215 ANGLETON Country Village Care Inc P C 721 W Mulberry Street 77515 (979) 849-8281 AL, R, CCRC MC, TS, RH, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Magnolia Acres 108 Deborah Drive 77515 (979) 849-2301 Whites Cottage Center 332 Marshall Alley 77515 (979) 849-4744 BAY CITY The Legacy Assisted & Independent Living 720 12th Street 77414 (979) 245-7891 BAYTOWN Birdsong Place Villas 1017 Birdsong Drive 77521 (832) 477-7585 Remington Park Assisted Living Residence 901 West Baker Road 77521 (281) 427-4373 Shady Creek Premier Retirement Community 1220 Knowlton Road 77520 (281) 428-1233 Swan Manor 2508 Ward Road 77520 (281) 422-9030 BELLAIRE Brighton Gardens Of Bellaire 4620 Bellaire Blvd 77401 (713) 665-3888

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AZ RSP MC TS HH RH PS

= Alzheimer’s Certified Assistance = Respite Care = Memory Care/Dementia Assistance = Transportation Services = On-site Home Health = On-site Rehab = On-site Physician Services 5 = Accepts Long-Term Care Insurance 6 = Accepts Veterans Benefits

CLEVELAND Azalea Terrace Apartments 121 Peach Street 77327 (281) 592-1952 Cleveland Plaza Apartments 915 E. Hanson Street 77327 (281) 592-7870 Park Place Apartments 200 Campbell Street 77327 (281) 592-0332 COLUMBUS The Oaks Assisted Living Residence 203 Charter Street 78934 (979) 732-9590 CONROE Abundant Life Assisted Living & Memory Care 15245 Saddlewood Drive 77384 (281) 825-2464 Bellshire Apartments 800 Bellshire Drive 77301 (936) 756-8849 Camelot Pines Apartments 200 Camelot Street 77304 (936) 539-5880 Carriage Inn – Conroe 750 Longmire Road 77304 (936) 760-1966 APT, R 4 Chateau Woodlands 327 Tallow Drive 77385 (832) 884-3839 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Elmcroft at Rivershire 450 N. Rivershire 77304 (936) 788-2626 AL, RC AZ, RSP, MC, TS, PS, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Havenwood Place Apartments 600 Hickerson 77301 (936) 441-9300 Heritage Oaks 903 Longmire Road (936) 760-2010 Loving Kindness Assisted Living 635 Pinewood Drive 77385 (281) 323-4676 AL 1, 4 Regency in the Forest 545 FM 1488 77384 (855) 252-8536 R 4 Senior Residences 500 River Point Drive 77304 (936) 756-8643

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Village on the Park Friendswood 400 E. Parkwood Drive 77546 (281) 996-8871 APT, R 4 GALVESTON Concord Homes 1027 Tremont 77550 (409) 770-9011 The Meridian Retirement Community 2228 Seawall Boulevard 77550 (409) 763-6437 R RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 HEMPSTEAD Shady Oaks Apartments Limited 506 Ellen Powell Drive 77445 (936) 857-5511 HIGHLANDS Mountbatten House 213 Maple Street 77562 (281) 843-2013 HITCHCOCK Tinker Bell’s Gentle Heart 6718 Carver Avenue 77563 (409) 986-9919 HOUSTON Always Home Assisted Living 3318 S. Greenpark Dr 77082 (281) 679-1585 Atria Westchase 11424 Richmond Avenue 77082 (281) 759-7900 AL, R AZ, RSP, MC TS 4, 6 Autumn Grove Cottage – Copperfield 8524 Copperbrook Drive 77095 (832) 932-7552 AL AZ 4 Autumn Grove Cottage – The Heights 1405 West 24th Street 77008 (713) 489-1309 AL AZ 4 Autumn Leaves of Clear Lake 14225 Crescent Landing Drive 77062 (281) 928-2800 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Autumn Leaves of Cy-Fair 17801 West Road 77095 Phone unavailable AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Autumn Leaves of Meyerland 4710 W Bellfort St 77035 (855) 845-4270 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Bayou Manor 4141 S Braeswood Boulevard 77025 (713) 666-2651 Bedford Personal Care Home 11718 Bedford Street 77031 (281) 498-3301 Bellerive Apartment 7225 Bellerive 77036 (713) 789-5000 Belmont Village West University 2929 W Holcombe Blvd 77025 (713) 592-9200 Braeburn Gardens 8627 Willow Meadow Drive 77031 (713) 988-1444

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Strake House Assisted Living 1701 Westview Boulevard 77304 (936) 539-5558 TeiGoRoc I Personal Care Home 11184 Damico Lane 77306 (936) 231-3127 AL RSP 4 TeiGoRoc II Personal Care Home 11120 FM 1485 77306 (936) 231-3124 AL RSP 4 The Mansions in the Forest 545 FM 1488 77384 (936) 271-5110 The Ranch Personal Care Home 9297 Wahrenberger 77304 (936) 788-7760 CYPRESS Ainsley Courte Assisted Living 15055 N Eldridge Parkway 77429 (281) 374-8002 AL, R MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Elite House of Care 18018 Timber Mist Ct 77433 (832) 798-7983 RC RSP 4 McPherson’s Personal Care Homes 19618 Mackinaw Isle Court 77429 (281) 818-4556 RC RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 5, 6 DEER PARK The Waterford at Deer Park 201 McDermott Street 77504 (281) 542-9445 DICKINSON Gracious Living 12425 Pine Oak Drive 77539 (281) 337-9060 Serenity Gardens 1816 Gill Road 77539 (832) 738-1576 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 La Vita Bella 3527 Oak Drive 77539 (281) 534-9404 EAGLE LAKE Courtwood Apartments 400 S. Austin Road 77434 (888) 905-9791 EL LAGO Psalm 23 Homecare 204 Confederate Way 77586 (281) 326-9001 FRIENDSWOOD Emeritus at Friendswood 1310 Friendswood Drive S 77546 (281) 648-5454 Gardens at Friendswood Lake 1423 West Parkwood Avenue 77546 (281) 648-1044 Hope Village Home 4 15403 Hope Village Road 77546 (281) 482-7926 Trinity Care Senior Living 227 E. Edgewood Drive 77546 (281) 482-9700

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SRG LISTINGS Living Facilities AL = Assisted Living APT = Apartments for 55+ CCRC = Continuum of Care Retirement Community LAPT = Low-Income Affordable Apartments R = Retirement/Independent Living RC = Residential Care Home H = 55+ Residential Neighborhood 1 = Accepts Medicaid 2 = Accepts Medicare

3 = Accepts Private Insurance 4 = Accepts Private Pay

HOUSING: INFORMATION

HOUSTON — Continued Braesridge Senior Living Community 11100 Braesridge Drive 77071 (713) 270-8494 Braeswood Personal Care Homes 3519 South Braeswood Boulevard 77025 (713) 666-6545 AL, RC RSP 4, 5, 6 Camden Royal Oaks 11805 Meadowglen 77082 (281) 556-0153 Emeritus at Champion 17705 Red Oak Drive 77090 (281) 440-0966 Chelsea 3230 W. Little York Rd. 77091 (713) 481-8989 Clarewood House Inc 7400 Clarewood Dr 77036 (713) 774-5821 Colonial Oaks at Braeswood 7800 N Stadium Drive 77030 (713) 799-8200 AL AZ. MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 3, 4, 5 Colonial Oaks at Westchase 11395 Richmond Avenue 77082 (281) 759-2900 AL AZ, MC 4 Com For Care 7502 Marinette Dr 77074 (713) 776-9892 AL, RC RSP, PS 4, 5, 6 Commons of Grace Senior Apartment Homes 9110 Tidwell (713) 635-3500 Copperfield Estates 16820 West Road 77095 (281) 859-9911 Cornerstone Gardens 14522 Cornerstone Village Drive 77014 (281) 580-8004 Cornerstone Village 3133 Cornerstone Park Drive 77014 (866) 730-0070 Creekbend Garden 8106 Creekbend Drive 77071 (713) 272-7717 Cypresswood Estates 15331 Kuykendahl 77090 (281) 580-5333

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AZ RSP MC TS HH RH PS

= Alzheimer’s Certified Assistance = Respite Care = Memory Care/Dementia Assistance = Transportation Services = On-site Home Health = On-site Rehab = On-site Physician Services 5 = Accepts Long-Term Care Insurance 6 = Accepts Veterans Benefits

Devine Living Centers 12802 Newbrook Drive 77072 (281) 799-5955 Eagle’s Trace 14703 Eagle Vista Drive 77077 (281) 496-7676 AL, R, CCRC AZ, RSP, MC, TS, RH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5 EdenBrook of Champions 14050 Cutten Road 77069 (281) 866-9898 Elmcroft at Braeswood 2555 S Braeswood Boulevard 77025 (713) 839-8265 AL, RC AZ, RSP, MC, TS, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Elmcroft at Cy-Fair 11246 Fallbrook 77065 (281) 890-3174 AL, RC AZ, RSP, MC, TS, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Emeritus at Cy-Fair 11500 Fallbrook Drive 77065 (281) 970-6688 Emeritus at Memorial 1414 Sandy Springs Road 77042 (713) 782-3355 Evening Star Villa 11800 S Glen Drive 77099 (281) 498-7758 Evergreen Commons 8484 Jason Street 77074 (713) 272-0201 Goldberg B’nai B’rith Towers 10909 Fondren 77096 (713) 771-2417 Graystone Senior Lifecare 1310 Riverview Circle 77077 (713) 973-8899 Hamlin House 1507 Hamlin Valley 77090 (832) 249-7677 Heaven’s Gate 15139 Gran Vista 77083 (281) 808-0563 Holly Hall Retirement Community 8304 Knight Road 77054 (713) 799-9031 HomeTowne on Bellfort 10888 Huntington Estates Drive 77099 (281) 568-9990 Houston Heights Tower 330 W 19th Street 713-862-8058

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Pepper Tree 5950 Antoine 77091 (713) 681-5553 Quality Living at Beechnut 8302 Beechnut 77036 (281) 499-7050 Quality Living at Candle Green 8202 Candle Green Court 77071 (713) 662-9760 Quality Living at Concho 6829 Concho 77074 (713) 662-9760 Quality Living at Greenbriar 2622 Greenbriar 77098 (281) 499-7050 Quality Living at Greenpark 3318 Greenpark Street 77082 (713) 662-9760 Quality Living at Skyline 9514 Skyline Street 77063 (713) 662-9760 Rainbow Village 6100 Corporate 77036 (713) 995-4538 Rosemont at Clear Lake 14101 Bay Point Court 77062 (281) 461-7600 Rosemont Personal Care Home I 10927 Mayfield Rd 77043 (713) 468-7673 St Dominic Village 2401 A Holcombe Blvd 77021 (713) 741-8700 Silverado Senior Living – Cypresswood 10225 Cypresswood Drive 77070 (281) 955-0880 AL AZ, MC 4, 5, 6 Spring Branch Care Homes 9619 Truscon Drive 77080 (713) 467-4444 Spring Branch Healthcare Center 8955 Long Point 77055 (713) 464-7625 Sweet Home Assisted Living 13820 Eagle Pass 77015 (713) 450-3222 Tarrytowne Estates 1815 Enclave Parkway 77077 (281) 531-1905 Telephone Road Apartments 6000 Telephone Road 77087 (713) 645-2131 The Abbey at Westminster Plaza 2865 Westminister Plaza Drive 77082 (281) 556-6020 AL, R AZ, RSP, MC, TS, PS 4, 5 The Buckingham 8580 Woodway 77063 (713) 660-6552 AL, R, CCRC AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The Cottage of Spring Branch 1842 Hollister Road 77080 (713) 461-1500 AL AZ, RSP, MC 3, 4, 5, 6

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Ideal PC Home Assisted/Assisted Living 15526 Empanada 77083 (281) 568-7927 Lakeview Place 8950 Hammerly Boulevard 77080 (713) 984-9003 Langwick Senior Residences 955 Langwick Dr. 77060 (281) 876-1812 Larkwood Assisted Living 8910 Marinette Drive 77074 (713) 988-4871 Laurel Point 16170 Westpark Drive 77082 (866) 994-6786 Liberty Island Personal Care Homes 9009 Boone Road 77099 (281) 530-0000 Light Heart Memory Care 910 Kings Gate Lane 77258 (281) 282-0770 AL AZ, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Light Heart Memory Care - Hollydale 15015 Holly Dale 77062 (281) 282-9599 Limbe House, Inc. 12115 Corona Lane 77277 (281) 983-0045 Lovett Manor 2056 Antoine Dr. 77055 (713) 683-6900 Lovett Place 808 Lovett Boulevard 77006 (713) 526-2233 Loving Care Personal Care Home 2119 Isabella 77004 (713) 521-1082 Lyeral Apartment 75 Lyerly 77022 (713) 694-6681 Magnolia Estates 101 Normandy Road 77015 (713) 455-3333 Northvale Village 14422 Cornerstone Village Drive 77014 (281) 880-6144 Oak Shadows 4801 Allendale 77017 (713) 941-7700 Oak Tree Manor 14603 Fonmeadow Drive 77035 (713) 729-9288 Oleander Commons 12805 Bissonnet 77099 (832) 328-0812 Orchard Park at Willowbrook 13350 Perry Road 77070 (832) 237-7000 Orchard Oak Forest 880 W. 34th Street 77018 (713) 871-0063 Park at Bellaire 6333 Chimney Rock 77081 (713) 830-5400 APT, LAPT, R 4

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SRG LISTINGS Living Facilities AL = Assisted Living APT = Apartments for 55+ CCRC = Continuum of Care Retirement Community LAPT = Low-Income Affordable Apartments R = Retirement/Independent Living RC = Residential Care Home H = 55+ Residential Neighborhood 1 = Accepts Medicaid 2 = Accepts Medicare

3 = Accepts Private Insurance 4 = Accepts Private Pay

HOUSING: INFORMATION

HOUSTON — Continued The Forum At Memorial Woods 801 N Post Oak Rd 77024 (713) 956-0870 The Hallmark Assisted Living – Alzheimer’s Center 4718 Hallmark Dr 77056 (713) 622-6633 The Hampton at Cypress Station 303 Lantern Bend Drive 77090 (281) 880-7702 AL AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 5, 6 The Hampton at Pinegate 2121 Pinegate Drive 77008 (713) 861-9952 AL AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The Hampton at Post Oak 2929 Post Oak Boulevard 77056 (713) 993-9999 CCRC RSP, TS, HH, RH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The Hampton at Shadow Lake 2835 Shadowbriar Drive 77077 (281) 759-6700 AL RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 5 The Hampton at Spring Shadow 9889 Kempwood Dr 77080 (713) 934-8844 The Hampton of Tanglewood 505 Bering Drive 77057 (713) 532-1718 AL RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4 The Hampton at Willowbrook 7450 Willowchase Boulevard 77070 (281) 807-4744 AL, CCRC AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, 4, 5, 6 The Manor at Jersey Village 12400 Castlebridge Dr. 77065 (281) 970-4040 The Medallion 6262 N. Braeswood 77074 (713) 778-5777 The Mission Home Personal Care 7603 Aimua Court 77083 (832) 618-7348 The Orchard at Garden Oaks 880 West 34th 77018 (713) 861-3800 The Orchard at Westchase 10801 Westpark Dr. 77042 (713) 334-7500

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AZ RSP MC TS HH RH PS

= Alzheimer’s Certified Assistance = Respite Care = Memory Care/Dementia Assistance = Transportation Services = On-site Home Health = On-site Rehab = On-site Physician Services 5 = Accepts Long-Term Care Insurance 6 = Accepts Veterans Benefits

The Solana Vintage Park 19929 Chaswood Park 77070 (281) 320-9000 AL AZ, MC, HH, RH 4, 5, 6 The Terrace at Champions 14050 Cutten Rd. 77069 (281) 866-9898 AL AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH 4, 5, 6 The Terrace at Memorial City 11900 Barryknoll 77024 (713) 932-0400 APT, R RSP, TS, HH, RH 4, 6 The Terrace at Spring Shadows Place 10100 Kempwood 77080 (713) 462-6444 APT, R TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 6 The Terrace at West University 5151 Buffalo Speedway 77005 (713) 432-7777 R TS, HH, RH 4 The Terrace at Willowbrook 7575 Willowchase Boulevard 77070 (281) 588-0800 R TS, HH, RH, PS 4 The Village of Meyerland 4141 North Braeswood Boulevard 77025 (713) 665-4141 AL Az, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The Village of Tanglewood 1600 Augusta Drive 77057 (713) 977-1400 R TS, HH 4 Tiff’s Tender Care 3803 Carlson Lane 77047 (713) 733-5607 Tranquility Personal Care Homes 9006 Poco 77080 (713)-783-2404 Treemont Retirement Community 2501 Westerland Dr 77063 (713) 783-6820 University Place 7480 Beechnut 77074 (713) 541-2900 R, CCRC TS, HH, RH 4 Village on the Park – Houston 12102 Steeple Way Boulevard 77065 (281) 970-7979 APT, R 4 Villas on Winkler 8625 Winkler Dr. 77017 (713) 910-7774 APT, LAPT TS 4, 6

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Evergreen Cottages 21715 Bridgewater Village Dr 77449 (713) 289-9340 AL AZ, MC 3 Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch 5027 S. Bend Park Court 77494 (281) 395-0444 Providence Place 20300 Saums Road 77449 (281) 647-6470 Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch 21939 Cinco Ranch Boulevard 77450 (281) 240-0500 The Grand Parkway 22777 Franz Road 77449 (281) 395-0555 APT TS, HH 4 The Solana at Cinco Ranch 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard 77494 (281) 395-9600 AL, R AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 5, 6 The Villa 26110 Willow Colony Lane 77494 (281) 395-0139 The Villas at Park Grove 600 Park Grove 77450 (281) 398-1411 Trebah Village Apartments 19501 West Little York Rd 77449 (281) 861-1258 APT, LAPT 4 Tuscany Living Villas Katy 28019 Norfolk Trail Lane (832) 361-4064 KEMAH Lake Haven Apartments 1051 Columbia Memorial 77565 (281) 538-5559 KINGWOOD Atria Kingwood 2401 Green Oak Drive 77339 (281) 359-8959 AL, R AZ, RSP, MC, TS 4, 6 Compassionate Home Care #2 911 Southern Hills Road 77339 (281) 312-4208 Cypress Woods 2755 Chessnut Ridge Road 77339 (281) 973-4771 EdenTerrace of Kingwood 919 Rockmead 77339 (281) 359-8800 Kingwood Senior Village 435 Northpines Drive 77365 (281) 548-2500 Liberty Health Care Center 1206 North Travis (936) 336-7247 Rosemont Assisted Living 6450 Kings Parkway 77346 (281) 812-4099 Silverado Senior Living – Kingwood 22955 Eastex Freeway 77339 (281) 312-2526 AL AZ, MC 4, 5, 6

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West Oaks Village 15025 Caseta Drive 77082 (281) 531-4406 Westbrae Court 10680 Westbrae Parkway 77031 (713) 541-9991 Woodland Christian Towers 600 E Tidwell Road 77022 (713) 692-2439 Zimac Care Center 9898 Bissonnet Street 77036 (713) 272-7004 HUMBLE Autumn Grove Cottage – Humble 5500 Atascocita Rd 77346 (281) 622-4861 AL AZ 4 Compassionate Home Care 8426 Opalwood Lane 77338 (281) 540-2258 Knightsbridge Apartments 3455 FM 1960 Rd. West 77338 (832) 644-1284 Loving Care Personal Care Home 20011 Foxwood Forest Blvd 77338 (281) 446-6683 Sierra Meadows 9835 N. Sam Houston Parkway East 77396 (281) 441-3999 Wentworth Senior Apartments 19030 Timber Forest Drive 77346 (281) 540-3373 HUNTSVILLE Carriage Inn – Huntsville 2805 Lake Road 77340 (936) 295-0600 AL, APT, R HH 4 The Lexington Center 679 I-45 South 77340 (936) 295-4488 JACINTO Big Bass Resort 9701 Market Street 77029 (713) 675-8800 KATY Autumn Grove Cottage – Katy 21803 Oak Park Trails Drive 77450 (281) 346-3045 AL AZ 4 Carriage Inn Katy 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road 77494 (281) 392-2800 APT, R 4 Cinco Ranch Alzheimer’s Special Care Center 3206 South Fry Boulevard 77450 (281) 599-3334 Colonial Oaks of Katy 21601 Provincial Boulevard 77450 (281) 578-2222 AL AZ, MC, TS 4, 5, 6 Comfy Home 21819 Hollow Field Lane 77450 (281) 277-2847 Elder Care of America 2910 Commercial Ctr Boulevard #103 77494 (281) 796-9898

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SRG LISTINGS Living Facilities AL = Assisted Living APT = Apartments for 55+ CCRC = Continuum of Care Retirement Community LAPT = Low-Income Affordable Apartments R = Retirement/Independent Living RC = Residential Care Home H = 55+ Residential Neighborhood 1 = Accepts Medicaid 2 = Accepts Medicare

3 = Accepts Private Insurance 4 = Accepts Private Pay

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KINGWOOD – Continued The Terrace at Kingwood 3929 Rockmead Dr. (888) 436-8806 Westminster House at Kingwood Village 2807 Kings Crossing Drive 77345 (281) 361-7557 LA MARQUE Laurel House 1109 Holly Street 77868 (409) 935-2125 Mildred House, Inc. Personal Care 1515 4th Avenue 77568 (409) 933-1219 LA PORTE Parson’s House 8772 Fairmont Parkway 77571 (281) 478-0000 LAKE JACKSON Carriage Inn Lake Jackson 130 Lake Road 77566 (979) 285-0300 APT, R 4 Elmcroft at Lake Jackson 206 Oak Drive South 77566 (979) 297-5577 Lake Jackson Manor 120 Garland Drive 77566 (979) 297-2500 Plantation Villas Community 202 Oak Drive S 77566 (979) 297-9584 AL, APT, R, CCRC MC, TS, RH, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 LEAGUE CITY Regal Estates Assisted Living and Retirement 500 Enterprise Avenue 77573 (281) 538-5993 AL, R RSP, TS 4 The Cottages at Clear Lake I and II 450 Landing Boulevard 77573 (281) 316-4281 AL Az, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 MAGNOLIA Llewellyn’s Magnolia Place 8912 West Lane 77354 (281) 356-3684 Stagecoach Senior Living 13715 Stagecoach Road 77355 (281) 259-8979 AL AZ, RSP, MC, HH, PS 3, 4, 5, 6

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= Alzheimer’s Certified Assistance = Respite Care = Memory Care/Dementia Assistance = Transportation Services = On-site Home Health = On-site Rehab = On-site Physician Services 5 = Accepts Long-Term Care Insurance 6 = Accepts Veterans Benefits

MANVEL Autumn Grove Cottage 3403 Southfork Parkway 77578 (281) 220-0882 Manvel Assisted Living 8903 Harvest Acres 77578 (281) 756-8097 MEADOWS PLACE Meadows Place Senior Village 12221 South Kirkwood 77477 (281) 240-1932 The Hampton at Meadows Place 11919 W Airport Boulevard 77477 (281) 240-1707 AL AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH 4, 5, 6 MISSOURI CITY Autumn Leaves of Riverstone 20313 South University Boulevard 77459 (281) 778-2881 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Burnett’s Home 15718 Noblebriar Court 77489 (281) 416-9588 HomeTowne at Missouri City 10014 S. Sam Houston Pkwy 77071 (713) 776-2100 Optimum Personal Care 2021 FM 1092 77459 (281) 565-4144 Oyster Creek Manor 3505 FM 1092 77459 (281) 261-1217 Plantation at Quail Valley 2815 Cypress Point 77459 (281) 208-4470 Plantation Personal Care Home 4118 Knight Road 77459 (281) 431-0994 Quality Living at Murphy Road 2029 Murphy Road 77459 (281) 499-7174 AL, RC AZ, RSP, MC, HH, RH, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Quality Personal Care Home 543 Dalewood Drive 77489 (281) 438-9231 MONTGOMERY Silver Hills Assisted Living 23164 Landrum Village 77316 (936) 597-7377 AL, RC AZ, RSP, MC, HH, RH, PS 3, 4, 5, 6

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Comfy Home 6607 Holloway Square Lane (713) 502-8175 RC MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Faith Personal Care Home 3718 Lake Edinburg Lane 77469 (281) 762-3381 Supreme Personal Care Home 7302 Chase Grove Lane 77469 (281) 239-2404 ROSENBERG Cambridge Square Assisted Living 2700 Ave N 77471 (281) 344-8444 AL RSP, TS, HH, RH, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Kings Arms Apartments 1317 Mahlmann Street 77471 (281) 342-7112 ROSHARON Three D Management Inc. 12811 Pleasant Valley Drive 77583 (281) 369-2067 SANTA FE Heritage Crossing 12402 11th Street 77510 (409) 925-3838 Perfect Solution 4607 Main Street 77510 (409) 927-8600 SEABROOK Spirit of Texas Paddlewheeler 3101 Nasa Parkway 77586 (832) 864-4003 SPRING Atria Cypresswood 6611 Cypresswood Dr 77379 (281) 370-5444 AL, R AZ, RSP, MC, TS 4, 6 Autumn Grove Cottage – Champions 8733 Eastloch Drive 77379 (281) 231-8665 AL AZ 4 Autumn Leaves of Cypresswood 6327 Cypresswood Dr. 77379 (281) 374-1750 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Grace Memory Care 25610 Oakhurst Dr 77386 (832)677-2901 Loving Care Personal Care Home 23027 Berry Pines Blvd 77373 (281) 355-0789 Paradise Springs 5600 Cypresswood Drive 77379 (281) 205-4166 The Village At Gleannloch Farms 9505 Northpointe Blvd 77379 (877) 549-8306 CCRC RSP, MC, RH 2, 4 STAFFORD Jordan House Personal Care 12014 Southmeadow Drive 77477 (281) 240-4332 SUGAR LAND A Country Place Residential Care Home 13909 Skyview Drive 77478 (281) 787-6791

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NASSAU BAY Aloha Estates Personal Care Home Prince William Drive 77058 (281) 549-4098 NEEDVILLE Reliable Oaks 11750 Padon Road 77461 (832) 282-7363 PASADENA Bayshore Towers Apartments 3219 Burke Road 77504 (713) 947-0754 Colonial Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care 4004 Vista Road 77504 (713) 941-4663 AL AZ, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Heritage House, LLC 3910 Fairmont Parkway 77504 (281) 998-8786 Parkway Senior Apartments 3663 Fairmont Parkway 77504 (281) 487-9900 APT, LAPT 4 Pine Tree Assisted Living 5128 Pine Avenue 77503 (281) 487-3113 PEARLAND Autumn Grove Cottage – Pearland 3403 Southfork Parkway 77578 (281) 742-0655 AL AZ 4 Autumn Leaves of Pearland 11200 Discovery Bay Drive 77584 (713) 436-3941 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Colonial Oaks Pearland 2940 Cullen Parkway 77584 (281) 997-2500 AL AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 5, 6 Regal Estates Personal Care Home II 3204 Regal Oaks Drive 77581 (281) 485-2099 Serenity Homes 12623 Bethany Bay Drive 77584 (713) 436-4444 The Hampton at Pearland 2121 Scarsdale Boulevard 77581 (281) 464-8740 AL AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Trinity Oaks of Pearland 3033 Pearland Parkway 77581 (281) 997-8880 Villages of Towne Lake 4055 Village Drive/7918 Broadway 106 77581 (281) 997-5533 RICHMOND A Nurse’s Place 5918 Grande Gables Drive 77469 (281) 232-9407 Agape Heritage Home 1911 Grand Willow Lane 77469 (713) 562-5363 Brazos Bend Villa 2020 Rocky Falls Road 77469 (281) 342-5252 Comfy Home, Inc. 7214 Wooded Lake Lane 77407 (281) 238-8040

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SUGAR LAND – Continued Atria Sugar Land 1401 Soldiers Field Drive 77479 (281) 494-4200 AL, R RSP, TS 4, 6 Barton House at Sugar Land 3060 Edgewater Drive 77478 (281) 313-2500 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5 Colonial Oaks at First Colony 13825 Lexington Boulevard 77478 (281) 277-0900 AL AZ, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS, RSP 4, 5, 6 Emeritus at Sugar Land 151 Commerce Green Boulevard 77478 (281) 491-6257 Greatwood at Sugar Land Indep. & Assisted Living 7001 Riverbrook 77479 (281) 343-8400 AL, R TS, HH, PS 4, 5, 6 Home Sweet Home Residential Care Facility 13218 Nantucket Drive 77478 (281) 704-1164 Silverado Senior Living Sugar Land 221 Seventh Street 77478 (281) 277-1221 AL AZ, MC 4, 5, 6 The Terrace at First Colony 16900 Lexington Boulevard 77479 (281) 903-2000 R TS, HH, PS 4 SWEENEY The Fountains Assisted Living 1101 E. Second Street 77480 (979) 548-1524 TEXAS CITY Elmcroft at the Mainland 1901 North Amburn Road 77591 (409) 935-6620 AL, RC AZ, RSP, MC, TS, PS 3, 4, 5, 6 Gamble’s Personal Touch Care Home 501 North Amburn Road 77591 (409) 935-5655 HRA Village 905 Highway 3N 77591 (409) 935-4335 Morningstar Villas 3505 Magnolia Street 77590 (409) 945-0400 The Wood Group 5825 E F Lowry Expressway 77591 (409) 935-4629 THE WOODLANDS Autumn Grove Cottage – The Woodlands 5000 W Alden Bridge Dr 77382 (281) 400-1814 AL AZ 4 Autumn Leaves Of The Woodlands 10700 Montfair Boulevard 77382 (832)764-5324 AL AZ, RSP, MC 4, 5, 6 Grace Memory Care Inc 25914 Oakridge Dr 77380 (281) 419-9721

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Oak Haven 19445 David Memorial Dr. 77385 (281) 363-4941 APT 4 Silverado Senior Living The Woodlands 7950 Baybranch Dr 77382 (281) 681-8000 AL AZ, MC 4, 5, 6 Terrace Assisted Living & Memory Care at The Woodlands 1730 Woodstead Ct 77380 (281) 681-9900 AL AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 5, 6 The Forum at The Woodlands 5055 West Panther Creek Drive 77381 (281) 292-2600 AL, R AZ, RSP, MC, TS, HH, RH, PS 4, 5, 6 The Village at the Woodlands Waterway 2323 Lake Robbins Drive 77380 (281) 292-4600 CCRC MC, TS 4, 5, 6 TOMBALL Harvest Home Inc 520 Baker Dr 77375 (281) 357-5775 Helping Hand Personal Care Home 14331 Alice Rd 77375 (281) 357-0968 Home Towne at Tomball 2627 S. Cherry Street 77375 (281) 516-3993 Inwood Crossing 808 Inwood Street 77375 (281) 475-0161 Serenity’s Haven 8727 Seber Lane 77375 (281) 732-6937 The Heritage 1221 Graham Drive 77375 (281) 401-5400 VICTORIA Elmcroft at Victoria 411 East Larkspur 77904 (361) 576-0444 WEBSTER Baybrook Park 500 W. Texas Avenue 77598 (281) 332-6262 The Terrace at Clear Lake 780 West Bay Area Boulevard 77598 (281) 316-9055 R RSP, TS, HH, RH 4 WEST COLUMBIA Brooks Manor Apartments 444 Jefferson Street 77486 (979) 345-5557 WHARTON Elmcroft at Briar Lane 1930 Briar Lane 77488 (979) 532-5800

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How to Use The Senior Resource Guide to Locate Housing Options Locating Housing – Independent/Retirement, Assisted Living, Residential Care Home, CCRC 1. Start with the table of contents to see a list of all properties within each housing category.

3. If you prefer to find a property based on geographic location, a listing of all housing properties sorted conveniently by city is provided on the SRG Living Facilities Listings page (see the table of contents under Housing for the page number). Additional useful information is noted for each property such as the different levels of care provided including Alzheimer’s/ Dementia care.

Locating Skilled Nursing (Nursing Home) Housing 1. Start with the table of contents to see a list of all properties.

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2. Select the type of housing. Use “Which Level of Care is Right for You” for a description of each type of housing.

2. Or, you can use the Skilled Nursing Map to determine a location. See the table of contents under Housing for the page number of the Map. 3. Indentify the Map numbers that correspond to different skilled nursing facilities in the geographic location you are interested in. 4. Locate the desired skilled nursing facilities on the adjacent pages following the Map pages (see SRG Skilled Nursing Listings in the table of contents). They are sorted by city for your convenience. Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Care. Independence. @ȐǸȃȐɄȘ4ȨȽȇ You’ll find it all at Brookdale Senior Living® communities. At Brookdale® communities we understand the needs of seniors at all levels of health and wellness, as well as their desire for independence and quality care when it’s needed. We can even accommodate couples who have different care requirements. Great senior living experiences at Brookdale also mean wonderful lifestyles that include… • beautiful apartments • abundant and interesting daily activities and events • delicious meals prepared fresh daily by professional chefs

• free local transportation • housekeeping

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THE HAMPTON CYPRESS STATION (PAL, A/D) • 1-866-367-1590 Facility No. 030280

THE HAMPTON MEADOWS PLACE (PAL, A/D) • 1-888-861-5937 THE HAMPTON PEARLAND – SOUTHBELT (PAL, A/D) • 1-866-440-5663 Facility No. 030110 & 030227

THE HAMPTON PINEGATE (PAL, A/D) • 1-866-551-4614 Facility No. 030162 & 030169

THE HAMPTON POST OAK (IL, PAL, R/SN) • 1-866-298-3329 Facility No. 000797 & 010316

THE HAMPTON SHADOWLAKE (PAL, A/D) • 1-866-551-7608 Facility No. 010267 & 030372

THE HAMPTON SPRING SHADOWS (PAL, A/D) • 1-866-553-6771 Facility No. 030388 & 030389

THE HAMPTON TANGLEWOOD (PAL) • 1-866-653-9917 Facility No. 030396

THE HAMPTON WILLOWBROOK (PAL, A/D, R/SN) • 1-866-360-7346 Facility No. 030376 & 100460

THE TERRACE AT CHAMPIONS A Brookdale Senior Living Community (PAL, A/D) • 1-888-864-5169 Facility No. 50729

THE TERRACE AT CLEAR LAKE A Brookdale Senior Living Community (IL) • 1-888-761-0190

THE TERRACE AT FIRST COLONY A Brookdale Senior Living Community (IL) • 1-888-471-8390 THE TERRACE AT KINGWOOD A Brookdale Senior Living Community (IL, PAL, A/D) • 1-888-436-8806 Facility No. 100259

THE TERRACE AT MEMORIAL CITY A Brookdale Senior Living Community (IL) • 1-888-589-8059 THE TERRACE SPRING SHADOWS PLACE A Brookdale Senior Living Community (IL) • 1-888-904-9026 THE TERRACE AT WEST UNIVERSITY A Brookdale Senior Living Community (IL) • 1-888-725-9820 THE TERRACE AT WILLOWBROOK A Brookdale Senior Living Community (IL) • 1-888-449-0045 THE TERRACE AT THE WOODLANDS A Brookdale Senior Living Community (PAL, A/D) • 1-888-475-1915 Facility No. 50724

THE SOLANA VINTAGE PARK - (PAL) A Brookdale Managed Community 281-320-9000 THE VILLAGE OF MEYERLAND A Brookdale Managed Community Senior Living & Related Services 713-665-4141 THE VILLAGE AT THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY A Brookdale Managed Community (IL, PAL, A/D) • 281-292-4600 Facility No. 104849

THE VILLAGE OF TANGLEWOOD A Brookdale Managed Community (IL) • 713-977-1400

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It’s All About Choice! Life is full of changesthat’s how we learn and grow.

Personal choice forms the foundation for a fullfilled life. The choices you make today will make all your tomorrows brighter. Won’t you make us your choice? It’s not just a place to be-it’s a place to live life to the fullest.

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Carriage Inn Katy 281.392.2800

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Independent Living at its finest On Beautiful Galveston Island

Luxury High-Rise Independent Living Apartments Dedicated, attentive staff 24/7 Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Units Great Waterfront Views Daily Activities Beautiful Interfaith Chapel Weekly Housekeeping Scheduled Transportation 24-Hour Security & Emergency Call System Daily Seaside Dining Elegant Limousine Service Available

Luxurious Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Suites Private & Semi Private Suites Long & Short-Term Stays Rehabilitation Gym Personalized Care Daily Activities Private Insurance Accepted Medicare & Medicaid Approved

HOUSING: Independent/Retirement

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Embark on the best years of your life with the finest in senior living, and discover Love, Fun, and WOW! From exceptional dining to social events galore, we can provide you with all you need to truly live. At Carriage Inn and Village on the Park, we Live to Love and Love to Live! plantation villas retirement COMMUNITY Phone: (979) 297-9584 Lake Jackson TX 77566 • 202 Oak Dr. South

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Our residents enjoy a quality, independent lifestyle in a quiet campus setting where friendly and familiar faces reside. Residents are assured of a safe and secure environment where personal assistance is only a phone call away. Amenities: One and Two Bedroom Floor Plans, Washer and Dryer in every Villa, Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Noon and Evening Dining Service, Cathedral Ceilings, Community Clubhouse, Weekly Maid Service, Scheduled Transportation, Social Events and Trips.

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HOUSING: Independent/Retirement

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At Regal Estates, you can enjoy the company of neighbors, endless, engaging activities and the comfort of maintenance-free living. We invite you to experience the beautiful lifestyle at Regal Estates of League City which offers both Independent and Assisted Living apartments. These options give you and your family peace of mind knowing that you can partner with our caring staff and achieve the objectives that are right for you.

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Autumn Leaves ALZHEIMERS & MEMORY CARE Phone: (855) 845-4270 Pearland 11200 Discovery Bay Dr. ID# 104296 Clear Lake 14225 Cresent Landing Dr. ID# 105048 AutumnLeaves.com

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HOUSING: Assisted Living

CARING, NURTURING, PROVEN Beautiful, home-like atmosphere specially designed using the latest advances in memory care. Expert care provided by loving and trained nursing, administrative and caregiving staff. Meaningful and stimulating activities. Chef-prepared delicious, home-style meals, nutritionally balanced for our residents’ needs.

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Have a Light Heart...

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A Licensed Alzheimer’s Facility

HOUSING: Residential Care Homes

The Light Heart Model of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care is a significant change in traditional Alzheimer’s care. Light Heart was founded on the premise that a person dealing with any type of dementia continues to relate to their usual, familiar lifestyle...living in a home with just a few people. Thus, the Light Heart Model was born...just 8 residents per “home” with 2 caregivers in the daytime and 1 awake staff at night. Our methods of assessment allow us to understand and build a relationship with each resident as an individual, not a disease or a childlike adult. Due to our high caregiver to resident ratio (1:4) and specialized training, when their behaviors are difficult, we are usually able to diffuse the incident; thereby avoiding increased, on-going use of psychotropic medication. Compare some of the Differences! Our Residents wake up naturally in the morning. They do not have rigid time schedules to follow. If our residents so choose, they shower DAILY, thus relieving some of the aches and pains that come with the aging process. We never close the kitchen. Some residents need extra time and less people around (less commotion) to finish eating. Our small environment allows this luxury. We simply won’t rush anyone! Bring your loved one to Light Heart for a lifestyle that is familiar to them...it feels safe, fun and loving. Tour the facility that will appreciate your parent as a whole person...Body, Mind, and Spirit.

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Family owned and operated we specialize in caring for those with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy-Body and other types of dementia. 1816 Gill Road, Dickinson, TX 77539 832.738.1576 • www.serenitygardenspch.com

LIGHT HEART MEMORY CARE Phone: (281) 282-0770 Houston (Clear Lake) TX www.lightheartmemorycare.com The Light Heart model of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care is a significant change in traditional care. Our methods allow us to build a relationship with each resident through our high caregiver to resident ratio. Just like at home, our kitchen never closes and there are no strict time schedules. Call to schedule your personal tour today, and see why our method of care is the best.

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What Level of Care is right for you? * Retirement Housing Apartment-like facilities that include living essentials such as meals and transportation. These often include facilities for various activities.

Assisted Living These facilities are set up to provide residents help with daily activities and also usually offer some level of healthcare services.

Residential Care Non-apartment facilities that provide assistance for residents with medication, hygiene, and simple tasks such as getting dressed. Typically a home setting.

Skilled Nursing/Rehab These facilities are licensed and equipped to provide residents with healthcare that meets the needs of more involved medical problems.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Assistance Alzheimer’s facilities provide special programs and assistance for those with memory loss. Some may provide special security measures to prevent residents from wandering off during periods of disorientation.

Respite Care Facilities that provide Respite Care offer family and other caretakers a reprieve from the stress and work of everyday care of elderly persons who cannot perform or manage care for themselves.

Home Care Various types of at-home care, both medical and non-medical, that allow seniors to remain in their place of residence rather than having to travel back and forth or be admitted to a medical facility. A cost-effective alternative to hospital stays or Skilled Nursing facilities.

Senior Day Care Facilities that provide for the needs of seniors during daytime hours only. Services typically include meals, social interaction, arts/crafts/entertainment, and stretching/gentle exercise. Centers often accommodate seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Day care allows family to go to work or a much needed rest.

Hospice Care End of life care for the terminally ill, usually via visits in the home or facility of residence. Focus lies with pain management, comfort, and emotional support for the individual and family.

Care Management Care managers examine their clients’ needs and make recommendations regarding Home Care providers, the best type of housing for the individual, and other aspects of care that can be daunting for a senior or their family. These recommendations are orchestrated into a comprehensive plan of care. * Heading color corresponds to the section in which listings and advertisers may be found.

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t can be hard deciding when it’s time to explore a new living situation for a loved one. When everyday tasks such as cooking or maintaining a house appear to be burdensome, or signs of loneliness become prevalent, it may be time to consider other options. So, where do you go from here? Consider hiring a geriatric care manager (GCM) who is experienced in the different levels of senior care and can assist you with choosing the right one matched to your specific needs. They are usually familiar with local options including their associated costs and can be instrumental in helping determine the types of services your loved one may need. Most GCM’s charge a fee so be sure to get references and fee information before hiring one. If you are prepared to do the research yourself, then the first step is to become educated on what options and choices are available. From there, you can begin to locate places in your area to find one that meets your specific needs and criteria. There are five major housing options to consider: living with a family member or friend, independent retirement communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or continued care retirement communities.

Moving in with a family member or friend is an ideal option when it is convenient for both parties. This option allows seniors to remain in a comfortable environment and maintain social relationships. Living with family can often be the most affordable, as well. Home care providers should also be considered as part of this option. Home care services assist caregivers by providing specialized non-medical care as well as Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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create respite opportunities for caregivers, all of which allow a senior maximum freedom. Not to be confused with home health companies who provide medical home care assistance. Be sure to look for those organizations that provide the type and level of care that is needed.

Independent retirement communities are housing options specifically designed for active aging adults who need no assistance. This can range from apartments to townhouses and single family homes. This housing option gives seniors maximum independence. Retirement communities generally provide opportunities for socialization, such as a localized clubhouse or game nights. They are ideal for independent seniors looking to retire near people their own age and retain their social lives. However, communities are not a viable option for those who need help with everyday tasks, such as cooking or cleaning.

Assisted living facilities provide a low level of care for those who need additional help, but still wish to remain independent. Most are residence hall style with single or double rooms. However, housing options vary depending on the location and can range from a single room to an individual apartment, some with kitchens. Help with tasks such as dressing, bathing and cleaning is provided, and additional help is available around the clock. In general, most places provide three meals per day, transportation, 24-hour security, medication management and social activities. Be sure to ask each facility which services they provide. Assisted living facilities are usually not covered by insurance and most families use private pay options such as personal savings, pensions or social security to cover the costs. Because this option can be expensive, it is important to check your budget and make sure you or your parent can handle the cost long-term.

Skilled nursing homes provide the highest level of care available. Unlike assisted living facilities, they maintain constant care, with a physician or trained nurse on call at all times. Skilled nursing facilities include residence hall style housing, three meals per day, and help with dressing, bathing, eating and managing medications. Most will also provide recreational activities for their residents as well. 100

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This housing option is ideal for those who can no longer live independently and need 24 hour care. Many also offer temporary stay options for those who need constant care after hospitalization and wish to regain their independence postrecovery. Temporary nursing home stays are often covered by Medicare, but longterm or permanent stays are not.

Continued care retirement communities, also known

Be sure to as CCRCs, provide increasing levels of care as needs look for those change. These communities are equipped for all levels of care, from completely independent housing options to organizations constant care options. Seniors can live independently at the that provide outset and transition into minimal care options or nursing the type and care as their needs change. A major benefit is that your loved ones do not have to keep moving as their condition level of care changes. Although cost plays a large factor with this option, that is needed. it creates a stable environment for retiring and allows

seniors to form and maintain social relationships.

Overall, choosing to transition your loved one into a different living environment is a big decision with many factors to consider. It is important to honestly asses your loved one’s financial situation, their current care needs and how those factors may change in the next five to 10 years.

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Questions to ask when touring a senior living facility Inside/Outside Atmosphere

Health Care

o How does the residence look from the outside?

o Does the residence have specific policies regarding storage of medication, assistance with medications, training and supervision of staff and record keeping?

o As you enter is the decor attractive and . home-like? o Does the administrator/staff call residents by name and interact warmly? o Do residents socialize with each other and appear happy and comfortable?

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o Are you able to talk with residents about how they like the residence and staff? o Can you see you or your loved one as a housemate with the residents? o Is the staff friendly, appropriately dressed, and outgoing? o Do the staff members treat each other in a professional manner?

o Is self-administration of medication allowed? o Is there a staff person to coordinate home care visits from a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, etc. if needed? o Is staff available to assist residents who experience memory, orientation, of judgment losses? o Does a physician or nurse visit the resident regularly to provide medical checkups? o What is the procedure for responding to a medical emergency?

o Can residents have visits any time?

o To what extent are medical services available, and how are these services provided?

Facility features

Unit Features

o Are doorways, hallways and rooms accommodating to wheelchairs and walkers?

o Do dining room menus vary from day to day and meal to meal?

o Are elevators available for those unable to use stairways?

o Are different sized and types of units available?

o Are hand rails available to aid in walking?

o Are units for single and double occupancy available?

o Do the floors have a non-skid material and carpets firmly sealed?

o Is a 24-hour emergency response system accessible from the unit?

o Is the residence clean, free of odors and appropriately heated/cooled?

o Do all units have a telephone and cable TV and how is billing handled?

o Are the local/state licenses up to date?

o Are bathrooms private with handicapped accommodations – wheelchairs and walkers?

o Are there clearly marked exits? Do they do any fire drills? o What security is there if a resident wanders? o Are there secure places for residents to take a walk or sit outside?

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o Is a kitchen area/unit provided with a refrigerator, sink and cooking element? o May residents keep food in their units? o May residents smoke in their units? . In public spaces?

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o Do they provide transportation to doctors’ offices and other activities desired by residents?

o Is a contractual agreement available that discloses healthcare and supportive services, all fees, as well as admission and discharge provisions?

o Can residents arrange for transportation on fairly short notice?

o Does the residence have a process for assessing a potential resident’s need for services and are those needs addressed periodically?

o What is the staff to patient ratio during the week? At night? On weekends?

o Are there any government, private or corporate programs available to help cover the cost of services to the resident?

Social & Recreational Activities

o Is a contractual agreement available to include accommodations, personal care, health care and supportive services? o Is there a procedure to pay for additional services when temporary services are needed? o Are there different costs for various levels or categories of services? o Do billing, payment and credit policies seem fair and reasonable? o May a resident handle their own finances with staff assistance if they’re able, or should a family member or outside party be designated to do so? o When may a contract be terminated? What are the policies for refunds and transfers? o Is there an appeals process for dissatisfied residents? o Is the billing itemized?

Services o Can the residence provide a list of services available? o Is staff available to provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) if needed? ADLs include: Dressing; Eating; Mobility; Hygiene and grooming; Bathing, toileting and incontinence; Using the telephone; Shopping; and Laundry. o Does the residence provide housekeeping services in residents’ units?

o Is there evidence of an organized activities program, such as a posted daily schedule, events in progress, reading materials, visitors, etc.? o Do residents participate in activities outside of the residence in the neighboring community? o Do volunteers, including family members, come into the residence to help with programs? o Does the residence create a sense of community by requiring residents to participate in certain activities or perform simple chores for the group as a whole? o Are residents’ pets allowed in the residence? Who is responsible for their care?

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o Are pharmacy, barber/beautician and/or physical therapy services offered on-site?

Meals o Is there a nutritionist that works with the residence in establishing meals? o How often are meals provided? o What if a special diet is called for? . (ie: diabetic or heart patient) o Are snacks available? o May a resident request special foods? o May residents eat meals in their units? o Are common dining areas available? o May meals be provided at a time a resident would like or are there set times for meals?

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SRG Living Facility Resources: Online This guide to informative websites should prove invaluable for increasing your knowledge about this important life-decision. Online care giver support: agingcare.com Medicare: cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/MedicareGenInfo/index.html Medicaid: healthcare.gov/using-insurance/low-cost-care/medicaid/ Housing options: beta.helpguide.org/elder/senior_housing_residential_care_types.htm Continued Care: aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-092010/ho_continuing_care_retirement_communities.html HOUSING: INFORMATION

Cost of Assisted Living: assistedlivingtoday.com/p/assisted-living/ Home Care Services: beta.helpguide.org/elder/senior_services_living_home.htm Texas Attorney General guide lines: oag.state.tx.us/elder/select.shtml Steps for choosing senior housing: seniorhomes.com/p/independent-living-facilities/ How to tell if you need assisted living: agingcare.com/Articles/does-my-parent-need-assisted-living-139755.htm Housing Q&A: agingcare.com/Articles/Assisted-Living-questions-and-answers-137146.htm Assisted Living description: aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/ info-09-2010/ho_assisted_living_weighing_the_options.html Facility checklist: aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-102010/ho_assessing_housing_options2.html Care cost calculator: aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC. html?intcmp=outbrain&obref=obinsite Cost in Texas: assistedlivingfacilities.org/directory/tx/ Paying for senior care: payingforseniorcare.com/ Shopper’s Guide to Long Term Care insurance – Texas: tdi.texas.gov/pubs/consumer/cb032.html Eldercare Locator: eldercare.gov Find Homes & services for the aging: leadingage.org/ Aging Services: aoa.gov

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Winchester Lodge Healthcare 1112 Smith Drive 77511 (281) 331-6125 A=94 B=94 C=94

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ANGLETON Country Village Care & Country Village Assisted Living 721 West Mulberry Street 77515 (979) 849-8281 Map #2 A=136 B=136 C=136 NRH, RSP, HS, PS, MC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Cypress Woods Care Center 135 1/2 Hospital Drive 77515 (979) 849-8221 A=105 B=105 C=105 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS

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BAY CITY Bay Villa Health 1800 13th Street 77414 (979) 245-6327 A=105 B=105 C=0 Matagorda House 700 12th Street 77414 (979) 245-7800 A=120 B=120 C=88 Matagorda Nursing and Rehab Center 4521 Avenue F 77414 (979) 245-7369 A=100 B=100 C=0

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BAYTOWN Allenbrook Healthcare Center 4109 Allenbrook Drive 77521 (281) 422-3546 Map #7 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=120 B=0 C=0 Cedar Bayou Rehabilitation & Heathcare 2000 West Baker Road 77521 (281) 427-9120 Map #8 A=125 B=78 C=125 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Green Acres of Baytown 2000 Beaumont Street 77520 (281) 427-4774 Map #10 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=88 B=0 C=0 Saint James House of Baytown 5800 West Baker Road 77520 (281) 424-4541 A=105 B=105 C=0

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The Rehab & Healthcare Center at Baytown 3921 North Main Street 77521 (281) 422-9541 Map #12 A=120 B=120 C=100 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Bellaire Brighton Gardens of Bellaire 4620 Bellaire Boulevard 77401 (713) 665-3888 A=46 B=6 C=0 Brookshire The Oaks at Brookshire 710 Hwy 359 South 77423 (281) 375-5272 B=134

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Map #14

CLEVELAND Cleveland Health Care Center 903 East Houston 77327 (281) 593-3732 Map #148 A=142 B=142 C=109 MC, NRH, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4 CLUTE Creekside Village Healthcare 914 Brazosport Boulevard N 77531 (979) 265-4794 A=119 B=119 C=119 Woodlake Nursing Center 603 East Plantation Road 77531 (979) 265-4221 A=94 B=94 C=94 Columbus Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation 103 Sweetbriar Lane 78934 (979) 732-5716 A=129 B=100 C=0

HOUSING: Skilled Nursing/Rehab

ALVIN Laurel Court 3830 Mustang Road 77511 (281) 824-0070 A=125 B=125 C=0

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SRG LISTINGS Skilled Nursing/Rehab AZ = Alzheimer’s Certified Assistance MC = Memory Care/Dementia Services NRH = Skilled Nursing with Rehabilitation RSP = Respite Care HS = On-site Hospice Services HH = On-site Home Health Services PS = On-site Physician Services

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HOUSING: Skilled Nursing/Rehab

Columbus – Continued River Oaks Healthcare Center 300 North Street 78934 (979) 732-2347 A=137 B=137 C=137 TruCare Living Centers 1511 Montezuma Street 78934 (979) 733-0500 A=104 B=104 C=0 CONROE Conroe Healthcare Center 2019 Frazier Street 77301 (936) 441-2120 A=108 B=108 C=0 Park Manor of Conroe 1600 Grand Lake Drive 77304 (936) 441-8266 A=125 B=125 C=0 Woodland Manor Nursing Home 99 Rigby Owen Road 77304 (936) 756-1240 A=150 B=150 C=150

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Friendswood Healthcare Center 213 Heritage Drive 77546 (281) 993-5129 Map #26 A=102 B=102 C=0 AZ, NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 GALVESTON Gulf Healthcare Center 3702 Cove View Boulevard 77554 (409) 740-7330 A=150 B=135 C=145 NRH, RSP, HS, PS

Turner Geriatric Center 2228 Seawall Boulevard 77550 (409) 621-1644 A=164 B=131 C=131

DEER PARK San Jacinto Manor 206 West P Street 77504 (281) 497-8471 A=96 B=96 C=96

Afton Oaks Nursing and Rehab 7514 Kingsley 77087 (713) 644-8393 A=169 B=169 C=60

FRIENDSWOOD Friendship Haven 1500 Sunset Drive 77546 (281) 992-4300 A=150 B=150 C=0

Map #25

Ashford Gardens 7210 Northline Drive 77076 (713) 699-2882 A= 202 B= 202 C= 0

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Beechnut Manor 12777 Beechnut Street 77072 (281) 879-8040 Map #33 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A=146 B=27 C=119 Belmont Village Asstd. Living Community 2929 W Holcombe Boulevard 77025 (713) 592-9200 Map #34 B=110

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HEMPSTEAD Autumn Care Retirement Center of Hempstead 1111 San Antonio St 77445 (979) 826-3439 Map #9 A=0 B=0 C=0 HOUSTON All Seasons Mission Care Centers 6150 S Loop E 77087 (713) 643-2628 A=120 B=120 C=0

EL CAMPO Garden Villa Health Care Center 106 Del Norte (979) 543-6762 Map #150 A=150 B=150 C=150 MC, NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Meridian/Galveston 2228 Seawall Boulevard 77550 (Private Pay only) (409) 763-6437 Map #28 A=164 B=131 C=131

DAYTON Heritage Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation 310 E Lawrence Street 77535 (936) 258-7227 Map #23 A=60 B=60 C=0

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Legend Oaks Northwest 8902 West Road 77064 (713) 849-0990 A=125 B=125 C=0

Clarewood House Extended Care Center 7400 Clarewood Drive 77036 (Medicare only) (713) 774-5821 Map #36 B=60

Legend Oaks Willowbrook 12921 Misty Hollow 77070 (281) 469-7881 A=124 B=124 C=124

Clear Brook Crossing Rehab. & Healthcare Center 10800 Flora Mae Meadows Road 77089 (832) 677-1729 Map #146 A=126 B=126 C=126 NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1 ,2, 3, 4, 5

Legend Oaks Cyfair/Copperfield 7107 Queenston Boulevard 77095 (281) 463-7333 A=124 B=124 C=124

Courtyard Convalescent Center 7499 Stanwick Drive 77087 (713) 644-8048 A=120 B=102 C=10

Map #37

Cypresswood Health & Rehab Center 10851 Crescent Moon Drive 77064 (281) 955-4100 Map #38 A=202 B=202 C=202 MC, NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence 7887 Cambridge Street 77054 (Medicare only) (713) 796-2777 Map #39 A=120 B=30 C=0 Grace Care Center of Cypress 9602 Huffmeister Road 77095 (281) 463-9001 Map #40 NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=125 B=125 C=75 Heartland Healthcare Center of West Houston 2939 Woodland Park Drive 77082 (Medicare only) (281) 870-9100 Map #41 A=120 B=27 C=0 Heartland Healthcare Center of Willowbrook 13631 Ardfield Drive 77070 (Medicare only) (281) 955-9572 Map #42 A=120 B=77 C=0 Highland Park Care Center 2714 Morrison Street 77009 (713) 862-1616 Map #43 A=64 B=64 C=0 AZ, MC, NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Houston Nursing and Rehab 4225 Denmark Road 77016 (713) 631-0200 A=83 B=83 C=0 Jacinto City Healthcare Center 1405 Holland Avenue 77029 (713) 455-1744 A=148 B=148 C=148 AZ, MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS

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La Hacienda Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center 3730 West Orem Drive 77045 (832) 799-6484 Map #149 A=120 B=90 C=120 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehab 15880 Wallisville Road 77049 (281) 457-6462 A=125 B=125 C=0

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Lexington Place Health Care Center 1737 North Loop West 77008 (713) 869-5551 A=200 B=200 C=0

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Manda Ann Convalescent Home, Inc. 7441 Coffee Street 77033 (Medicaid only) (713) 733-9471 Map #49 A=100 B=100 C=100 ManorCare Health Services of Sharpview 7505 Bellerive Drive 77036 (713) 774-9611 Map #50 A=105 B=105 C=0 Memorial Hermann University Place 7480 Beechnut Street 77074 (Medicare only) (713) 541-2900 Map #51 A=60 B=16 C=0 Memorial Senior Services Nursing Center 7600 Beechnut Street 77074 (713) 456-5870 Map #52 B=43 (Medicare only) Mission Care 6150 South Loop E 77087 (713) 643-2628 A=120 B=120 C=0 New Era Nursing & Rehab 3510 Sherman Street 77003 (713) 224-5344 Bed Count Info Unavailable

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Map #54

Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center 17600 Cali Drive 77090 (281) 440-9000 Map #55 A=148 B=148 C=148 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Park Manor of Cy-Fair 11001 Crescent Moon Drive 77064 (281) 477-8877 A=120 B=120 C=0 Park Manor of Cypress Station 420 Lantern Bend Drive 77090 (832) 249-6500 A=125 B=125 C=0 Park Manor at South Belt 11902 Resource Parkway 77089 (281) 922-6802 A=120 B=120 C=0 Park Manor at Westchase 11910 Richmond Avenue 77082 (281) 497-2838 A=125 B=125 C=0

HOUSING: Skilled Nursing/Rehab

Briarwood Nursing and Rehab 7633 Bellfort Avenue 77061 (713) 644-2101 A=201 B=201 C=0

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SRG LISTINGS Skilled Nursing/Rehab AZ = Alzheimer’s Certified Assistance MC = Memory Care/Dementia Services NRH = Skilled Nursing with Rehabilitation RSP = Respite Care HS = On-site Hospice Services HH = On-site Home Health Services PS = On-site Physician Services

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HOUSING: Skilled Nursing/Rehab

HOUSTON — Continued Parkway Place 1321 Park Bayou Drive 77077 (281) 556-9200 A=60 B=28 C=8

Map #60

The Hallmark 4718 Hallmark Drive 77056 (713) 622-6633 A=32

Map #65

The Hampton Healthcare Center at Willowbrook 7450 Willowchase Boulevard 77070 (281) 807-4744 Map #70 A=98 B=98

Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services 6200 N Braeswood Boulevard 77074 (713) 778-5700 Map #61 A=290 B=290 C=290

The Plaza at the Buckingham 8550 Woodway Drive 77063 (713) 979-3777 Map #71 A=60 B=60 C=0 AZ, MC, NRH, RSP, HS, HH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Silver Springs Healthcare Center 12350 Wood Bayou Drive 77013 (713) 453-0446 B=150

The Village Health Care Center 1341 Blalock Road 77055 (713) 468-7821 A= 240 B=240

St. Dominic Village 2401 Holcombe Boulevard 77021 (713) 741-8700 A=158 B=120 C=120

Solera at West Houston 2101 Greenhouse Rd. 77084 (281) 599-5540 A=112 B=112 C=16

Map #62 AZ, NRH, RSP

Map #142 NRH 1, 2, 3, 4

The Vosswood Nursing Center 815 South Voss Road 77057 (713) 827-0883 A=224 B=78 C=0

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Spring Branch Healthcare Center 8655 Long Point Road 77055 (713) 464-7625 Map #63 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=106 B=102 C=106

The Westbury Place 5201 S. Willow Drive 77035 (713) 721-0297 A=148 B=148 C=0

Spring Branch Transitional Care Center 1615 Hillendahl Road 77055 (Medicaid only) (713) 365-0561 Map #64 A=106 B=106 C=106 AZ, MC, NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Treemont Retirement Community 2501Westerland Drive 77063 (Medicare only) (713) 783-4100 Map #75 A=54 B=54 C=0

Stoneybrook Healthcare Center 2808 Stoney Brook Drive 77063 (713) 782-4355 A=112 B=112 C=0 The Concierge 2310 South Eldridge 77077 (281) 558-3900 A=106 B=5 C=0 NRH, RSP, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Map #66

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The Forum at Memorial Woods 77 N Post Oak Road 77024 (Medicare only) (713) 956-0870 Map #68 A=96 B=12 C=0

University Place Nursing Center 7480 Beechnut Street (713) 456-6027 A=60 B=60 C=0 NRH, RSP, HS, HH, PS 2, 3, 4, 5

Map #152

Villa Toscana Skilled Nursing & Rehab 15015 Cypress Woods Medical Drive 77014 (281) 586-6088 Map #76 NRH 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=120 B=120 C=43 West Janisch Healthcare Center 617 W. Janisch Road 77018 (713) 696-9093 A=116 B=116 C=0

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Westchase Health and Rehab 8820 Town Park Drive 77036 (713) 777-7241 A=180 B=180 C=0

Map #79

Westwood Rehab & Healthcare Center 8702 South Course Drive 77099 (281) 498-5796 Map #80 A=125 B=125 C=100 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Winterhaven Healthcare Center 6534 Stuebner Airline Road 77091 (713) 692-5137 B=160

Map #81

Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation 8810 Long Point Road 77055 (713) 468-7833 Map #82 A=174 B=174 C=0 Woodwind Lakes Health Care and Rehab Ctr. 7215 Windfern Road 77040 (713) 466-8933 Map #83 A=180 B=180 C=180 NRH, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 HUMBLE Deerbrook Skilled Nursing & Rehab 9250 Humble Westfield Road 77338 (281) 446-5160 A=120 B=120 C=120

Map #147

Katyville Healthcare Center 5129 E 5th Street 77493 (281) 391-7087 A=106 B=91 C=83

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Oakmont Nursing and Rehab Center 1525 Tull Drive 77449 (281) 578-1600 A=130 B=130 C=0 Spanish Meadows 1480 Katy Flewellen Road 77494 (281) 394-0088 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #93

The Grace Care Center of Katy 23553 W Fernhurst Drive 77494 (281) 394-1300 A=130 B=130 C=50 AZ, MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 KINGWOOD Regent Care of Kingwood 23775 Kingwood Place 77339 (281) 318-2600 A=194 B=194 C=0 LAKE JACKSON Brazosport Transitional Care 100 Medical Drive 77566 (979) 297-4411 B=16 Lake Jackson Healthcare Center 413 Garland Drive 77566 (979) 297-3266 A=120 B=120 C=0

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Humble Healthcare Center 93 Isaacks Road 77338 (281) 446-7159 Map #84 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=134 B=0 C=0

Oak Village Healthcare 204 Oak Drive S 77566 (979) 297-0425 A=74 B=8 C=8

Park Manor of Humble 19424 McKay Drive 77338 (281) 319-4060 A=125 B=125 C=0

Map #85

Plantation Villas Retirement Community 202 Oak Drive 77566 (979) 297-9584 A=136 B=136 C=136 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Map #86

LA MARQUE Bayou Pines Care Center 4905 Fleming Street 77568 (409) 938-8282 A=120 B=120 C=120

HUNTSVILLE Ella Smither Geriatric Center 1115 Avenue O 77340 (936) 295-0216 A=114 B=114 C=0

Green Acres of Huntsville 1302 Nottingham Street 77340 (Medicaid only) (936) 295-6313 Map #87 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=88 B=0 C=0 Huntsville Healthcare Center 2628 Milam Street 77340 (936) 293-8062 A=92 B=92 C=0 KATY Cane Island Post Acute Care 21727 Provincial Boulevard 77450 (281) 717-1302 A=125 B=125 C=0

LA PORTE La Porte Healthcare Center 208 South Utah Street 77571 (281) 471-1810 A=58 B=56 C=0

Map #98

HOUSING: Skilled Nursing/Rehab

West Oaks Rehab & Healthcare Center 3625 Green Crest 77082 (281) 558-1166 Map #78 A=136 B=136 C=136 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Heritage Park of Katy Nursing and Rehab 6001 George Bush Drive 77493 (281) 395-1124 Map #90 A=118 B=118 C=0

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HOUSING: Skilled Nursing/Rehab

LEAGUE CITY Baywind Village 411 Alabama Avenue 77573 (281) 332-9588 Map #101 A=113 B=113 C=113 NRH, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Harborview Care Center (Ventilator facility) 300 Enterprise Avenue 77573 (281) 334-4243 Map #102 B=217 Regent Care Center 2620 West Walker Street 77573 (281) 309-5444 Bed Count Info Unavailable

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MISSOURI CITY First Colony Health and Rehab Center 4710 Lexington Boulevard 77459 (281) 499-4710 Map #104 B=150 Park Manor at Quail Valley 2350 FM 1092 77459 (281) 499-9333 A=125 B=125 C=0 NEEDVILLE S P J S T Rest Home No. 2 8611 Main Street 77461 (979) 793-4256 A=74 B=74 C=74 Palacios Healthcare Center 1414 Fourth Street 77465 (361) 972-2542 A=102 B=78 C=0

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PASADENA Baywood Crossing 5020 Space Center Boulevard 77505 (713) 575-1800 Map #143 A=124 B=124 C=124 NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Faith Memorial Nursing Home 811 Garner Road 77502 (713) 473-8573 A=120 B=120 C=0

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Paramount Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center 3434 Watters Street 77504 (713) 941-9155 Map #109 A=125 B=124 C=125 MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Pasadena Care Center 4006 Vista Road 77504 (713) 943-1592 Map #110 A=116 B=116 C=116 NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The Courtyards at Pasadena 4048 Red Bluff 77503 (713) 477-7877 B=196

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Vista Continuing Care Center 4300 Vista Road 77504 (713) 946-6787 A=131 B=131 C=0

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PEARLAND The Colonnades at Reflection Bay 12001 Shadow Creek Parkway 77584 (713) 434-3800 Map #113 NRH 1, 2, 3, 4 A= 180 B= 180 C= O Tuscany Village 2750 Miller Ranch Road 77584 (713) 770-5300 A=108 B=108 C=0

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Windsong Village Nursing & Rehab 3400 East Walnut Street 77581 (281) 485-2776 Map #115 A=138 B=138 C=138 NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 RICHMOND Brazosview Health Care Center 2127 Preston Street 77469 (281) 342-2801 Map #116 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=56 B=56 C=56 Cambridge Square Geriatric Center 1106 Golfview Drive 77469 (281) 344-9191 A=118 B=112 C=92 Richmond Health Care Center 705 Jackson Street 77469 (281) 238-8006 A=99 B=92 C=92 Rosenberg Fort Bend Healthcare Center 3010 Bamore Road 77471 (281) 342-2142 A=56 B=56 C=0

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Sugar Land Sugar Land Healthcare Center 333 Matlage Way 77478 (281) 491-2226 A=150 B=150 C=0 The Cresent 11353 Sugar Park Lane (281) 276-2050 A=120 B=120 C=11 NRH, 1, 2, 3, 4

Map #121

Park Manor of Tomball 250 School Street 77375 (281) 516-7929 B=125

Map #151

The Heritage 1221 Graham Drive 77375 (281) 401-5400 Bed Count Info Unavailable

SWEENEY Sweeny House 109 North McKinney 77480 (979) 548-3383 Map #122 A=94 B=88 C=88 MC, NRH, RSP, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 TEXAS CITY Ashton Parke Care Center 210 Gulf Freeway 77591 (409) 935-0300 B=100

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Bay Oaks Healthcare Center 424 Tarpey Road 77591 (409) 938-8431 A=120 B=109 C=0

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Gulf Healthcare Center 1720 North Logan Street 77590 (409) 943-4914 Map #125 A=150 B=135 C=145 NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Mainland Medical Center 6801 Emmett F Lowry Expy 77591 (Medicare only) (409) 938-5000 Map #126 A=22 B=22 C=0 Oceanview Transitional Care Center 519 9th Avenue North 77590 (409) 949-9499 A=134 B=83 C=70 Seabreeze Care Center 6602 Memorial Drive 77591 (409) 935-2451 A=107 B=107 C=107

Lawrence Street Healthcare Center 615 Lawrence Street 77375 (281) 357-4516 A=150 B=150 C=0

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Tomball Nursing Center 815 N. Peach Street 77375 (281) 351-5443 Map #135 A=126 B=126 C=126 NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 WEBSTER Manor Care Health Services – Webster 750 North Texas Avenue 77598 (281) 332-3496 Map #136 A=113 B=101 C= 66 Regency Village 409 West Greene Street 77598 (281) 332-4738 Map #137 A=120 B=120 C=120 MC, NRH, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The Pointe Rehabilitation and HCC 17231 Mill Forest Road 77598 (281) 488-5224 A=120 B=98 C=48

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Wharton Avalon Place 1405 Valhalla Drive 77488 (979) 532-1244 Map #139 A=120 B=120 C=100 NRH, RSP, HS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Wharton Nursing and Rehab Center 1220 Sunny Lane 77488 (979) 532-5020 A=120 B=120 C=0

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HOUSING: Skilled Nursing/Rehab

Rosenberg Health & Rehab Center 1419 Mahlmann Street 77471 (281) 342-0065 A=142 B=124 C=0

THE WOODLANDS Regent Care Center of The Woodlands 10450 Gosling Road 77381 (281) 296-9234 Map #129 A=156 B=156 C=95 AZ, MC, NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The Woodlands Healthcare Center 4650 S. Panther Creek Drive 77381 (281) 363-3535 Map #130 NRH, RSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A=214 B=214 C=174 TOMBALL Grace Care Center at Northpointe 11830 Northpointe Boulevard 77377 (281) 205-9400 Map #131 A=125 B=125 C=75 NRH, RSP, HS, PS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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11 Locations in Houston and East Texas ASHFORD GARDENS 7210 Northline Drive, Houston, TX 77076 713.699.2882 2 THE BRADFORD AT BROOKSIDE 301 West Park Drive, Livingston, TX 77351 936.328.5021 3 THE COLONNADES AT REFLECTION BAY 12001 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584 713.434.3800 4 LAUREL COURT 3830 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511 281.824.0070 5 MAGNOLIA MANOR 4400 Gulf Street, Groves, TX 77619 409.962.5785 6 PALMA REAL TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER 1220 Loop 459, Mathis, TX 78368 361.547.3318 7 OAKWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME 225 South Main Street, Vidor, TX 77662 409.769.3692 8 SILSBEE CONVALESCENT CENTER 1105 West Highway 418, Silsbee, TX 77656 409.385.3784 9 STONELEIGH ESTATES 1712 North Timberland, Lufkin, TX 75901 936.632.3346 10 WOODVILLE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER 102 North Beech Street, Woodville, TX 75979 409.283.2555 1

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Services provided at our facilities include, but are not limited to: - Status Post Surgical Rehabilitation - Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy - Short-term Rehab Stays - Private Medicare Suites - Rehab Modalities: Electric Stimulation, Ultrasound, Moist Heat and Paraffin - 24-hour Skilled Nursing Care - Palliative, Respite and Hospice Care Allenbrook Healthcare Center 4109 Allenbrook Drive Baytown, TX 77521 T 281-422-3546 ~ F 281-422-0376

Green Acres of Center 501 Timpson Street Center, TX 75935 T 936-598-2483 ~ F 936-598-6403

Beechnut Manor 12777 Beechnut Street Houston, TX 77072 T 281-879-8040 ~ F 281-879-9066

Green Acres of Huntsville 1302 Nottingham Street Huntsville, TX 77340 T 936-295-6313 ~ F 936-295-8112

Fair Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 701 Fair Park Drive Henderson, TX 75654 T 903-657-6506 ~ F 903-655-8578

Humble Healthcare Center 93 Isaacks Road Humble, TX 77338 T 281-446-7159 ~ F 281-548-1594

Green Acres of Baytown 2000 Beaumont Road Baytown, TX 77520 T 281-427-4774 ~ F 281-427-1678

Truman W. Smith Children’s Care Center 220 West Upshur Avenue Gladewater, TX 75647 T 903-845-2200 ~ F 903-845-3704

Village Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 705 North Main Street Lumberton, TX 77657 T 409-755-0100 ~ F 409-755-4200

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3434 Watters Street | Pasadena

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3625 Green Crest | Houston

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3921 North Main Street | Baytown

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17231 Mill Forest | Webster

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2000 West Baker Road | Baytown

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8702 S. Course Drive | Houston

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3430 W. Orem | Houston

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Read what some of our residents have to say about us: “I just wanted to put into writing how very much I appreciate all that you and your staff did for my husband and I during his stay with you. The compassion, empathy, kindness and dedication shown us are to be commended.” Vicky B, age 84

“Can’t say enough about your staff from start to finish. They made it a truly wonderful experience. The care that I received during my stay was truly exceptional. Thank you for all you did to get me back on my feet again.” Beth K, age 79

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We know that a nursing home is the last place you want to go...but sometimes rehabilitation is just what you need and what the doctor orders.

“A nursing home was the last place I wanted to end up after my hospital stay but you folks were great; I will tell you it changed my opinion of what a nursing home is. Thanks for helping to get me strong again.” Victor S, age 64

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HOUSTON AREA Brazosview Healthcare Center 2127 Preston Street Richmond, TX 77469 281-342-2801 fax 281-342-2732

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Cypresswood Health and Rehabilitation Center 10851 Crescent Moon Drive Houston, TX 77064 281-955-4100 fax 281-955-4188 First Colony Health and Rehabilitation Center* 4710 Lexington Blvd Missouri City, TX 77459 281-499-4710 fax 281-499-9399 Jacinto City Heathcare Center* 1405 Holland Street Houston, TX 77029 713-455-1744 fax 713-455-3778 Memorial City Health and Rehab 1341 Blalock Road Houston, TX 77055 713-468-7821 fax 713-827-0983

Spring Branch Healthcare Center 8955 Long Point Road Houston, TX 77055 713-464-7625 fax 713-464-2841

Faith Memorial Nursing Home* 811 Garner Road Pasadena, TX 77502 713-473-8573 fax 713-473-0991

The Westbury Place* 5201 S. Willow Drive Houston, TX 77035 713-721-0297 fax 713-721-2157

Kountze Nursing Center 604 FM 1293 Kountze, TX 77625 409-246-3418 fax 409-246-2129

Westchase Health and Rehabilitation Center 8820 Town Park Drive Houston, TX 77036 713-777-7241 fax 713-777-5682 Woodwind Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center* 7215 Windfern Road Houston, TX 77040 713-466-8933 fax 713-849-3560 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Bay Villa Healthcare Center 1800 13th Street Bay City, TX 77414 979-245-6327 fax 979-245-0164

Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center 17600 Cali Drive Houston, TX 77090 281-440-9000 fax 281-440-7536

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Pasadena Care Center 4006 Vista Road Pasadena, TX 77504 713-943-1592 fax 713-947-7955 Pine Arbor 705 FM 418 West Silsbee, TX 77656 409-385-0033 fax 409-385-8116 Sweeny House* 109 N. McKinney Street Sweeny, TX 77480 979-548-3383 fax 979-548-4701 Winchester Lodge Healthcare Center* 1112 Smith Drive Alvin, TX 77511 281-331-6125 fax 281-331-2363

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Rehabilitation is the hallmark of Regent Care Center League City! Our team of experienced healthcare experts provide personalized plans of care to meet the needs of our patients. Regent Care Center League City’s in-patient therapy is setting the industry standard in physical, speech and occupational therapy to help our patients achieve their goal of recovery.

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OUR COMPASSION & PROFESSIONALISM ARE UNSURPASSED.

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Windsong Village has been leading the way in long term care and rehabilitation for over thirty years. Windsong is a family owned and operated facility that focuses on the individualized treatments for each resident. Our services include a comprehensive in-house therapy team, wound care, pain management, IV Therapy, and Respite care. Call us today for more information, or to schedule a tour with our admissions coordinator.

3400 E. Walnut, Pearland, TX 77581 Phone: 281-485-2776 Fax: 281-485-6729

www.mywindsongvillage.com BayWind Village Phone: (281) 332-9588 • Fax: (281) 316-2715 League City TX 77573 • 411 Alabama Avenue www.baywindvillagecare.net Chris Barcelo, Administrator BayWind Village is a privately owned and operated skilled nursing center, specializing in individualized rehabilitation programs and 24 hour care. Our rehab unit features a separate entrance, dining room, fifteen private suites, and complete therapy team. For kind, compassionate care, call BayWind Village! See our Display Ad on Page 114 CANTEX CONTINUING CARE NETWORK Greater Houston area locations www.cantexsc.com Regional Director of Business Development: (713) 469-0171

Cantex Continuing Care Network is a provider of post acute health services, including round-the-clock nursing and comprehensive rehabilitation. Unlike traditional nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Cantex embraces patients’ spirited independence, offering high quality services to meet their evolving needs, and enabling them to carry on in style. Each Cantex location is designed to support your complete recovery.

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Cedar Bayou provides skilled nursing care with a personal touch. We admit patients 7 days a week and on the day of admission offer a dedicated admissions nurse for individualized attention. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals creates unique treatment plans for each patient. Our facility offers a 24-hour food pantry and Direct TV in all of our resident rooms. PARAMOUNT RHC Phone: (713) 941-9155 • Fax: (713) 941-0945 Pasadena TX 77504 • 3434 Watters Street

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Paramount RHC is a skilled nursing and rehabilitative care facility that provides care 24 hours a day. Our mission is to provide individualized medical rehabilitation in a warm, friendly environment designed to make everyone feel at home. Paramount RHC provides physical, occupational and speech therapies in addition to long-term care. Call today to schedule a tour.

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The Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Baytown provides skilled nursing care with a personal touch. Our team of healthcare professionals creates unique treatment plans for each patient. Our facility offers a 24 hour food pantry and Direct TV in each resident room. Our therapy department has a high success rate in helping our patients reach their goal and ultimately return home.

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THE POINTE REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER Phone: (281) 488-5224 Webster TX 77598 • 17231 Mill Forest

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The Pointe provides skilled nursing care with a personal touch. Our mission is to provide individualized care and medical rehabilitation in a warm friendly environment. Our team consists of a group of dedicated professionals who enjoy meeting the needs of each resident. At The Pointe, all departments take pride in providing exceptional care to your loved one. Call today to schedule a tour.

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Regency Village Phone: (281) 332-4738 • Fax: (281) 332-5449 Webster TX 77598 • 409 West Greene www.regencyvillagecare.net Regency Village is a privately owned and operated skilled nursing center located near Clear Lake Regional and St. John’s hospitals. Recently, a new state of the art rehab wing was added where patients can focus on their individualized plan of care. Each resident receives kind, compassionate care as they recover in a home-like atmosphere.

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t’s important that you communicate your desires about how you want to be treated in your final days through documents that will help your family make decisions about your care, based on clearly expressed wishes. If you do not have an Advanced Directive in place to let your family and medical personnel know your wishes, consider contacting an Elder Law Attorney to get one. . Copies of an Advanced Directive Form can be found on the Internet as well. End-of-Life Planning National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 658-8898 www.nhpco.org Caring Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 658-8898 www.caringinfo.org Provides hospice care information; Connects consumers with hospice programs. Furnishes state specific Advance Directive/Power of Attorney forms.

Funerals, Burial and Cremation Department of Veterans Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 827-1000 www.va.gov These services are free to veterans, spouses and their dependents. Please call for benefits and assistance regarding burial and death. Continued on the next page Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Funeral Consumer’s Alliance (800) 765-0107 (713) 526-4267. www.funerals.org. A non-profit organization that tracks legislation dealing with death and funeral issues, advocating for consumers who have problems with funeral providers. Assistance in pre-planning and finding a reasonably priced Funeral. Galveston County Social Services (281) 316-8733. Indigent burial and cremation services for North Galveston county. FINAL PLANNING

Harris County Indigent Burial Program (713) 696-1952. Bereavement counselors assist low-income families by providing the names of funeral homes that will work with them on low-cost funeral arrangements. Federal Trade Commission. (877) 382-4357. ftc.gov

internment. A copy can be obtained at: . www.tfsc.state.tx.us/consumer.php or contact the Legal Hotline for Texans at: (800) 622-2520. PROCEDURE WHEN THERE ARE NO WRITTEN DIRECTIONS Unless a decedent has left directions in writing for the disposition of the decedent’s remains as provided in a will, a prepaid funeral contract, or a written instrument signed and acknowledged by such person, the following persons, in the priority listed, have the right to control the disposition, including cremation, of the decedent’s remains, have a duty to inter the remains, and are liable for the reasonable cost of interment: 1). the person designated in a written instrument signed by the decedent; 2). the decedent’s surviving spouse; 3). any one of the decedent’s surviving adult children; 4). either one of the decedent’s surviving parents; 5). any one of the decedent’s surviving adult siblings or;

Texas Department of Banking . (prepaid funerals). (877) 276-5554. www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov

6). any adult person in the next degree of kinship in the order named by law to inherit the estate of the decedent.

Texas Funeral Service Commission . (512) 936-2474. Funeral Home Complaints tfsc.state.tx.us.

A person listed in above has the right, duty, and liability provided by that subsection only if there is no person in a priority listed before the person. If there is no person with the duty to inter and:

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1). an inquest is held, the person conducting the inquest shall inter the remains, and;

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2). an inquest is not held, the county in which the death occurred shall inter the remains. Any dispute among any of the persons listed concerning their right to control the disposition, including cremation, of a decedent’s remains shall be resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction.

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When a Social Security beneficiary dies, report the death to the Social Security Administration as soon as possible. They will require the name and Social Security Number of the deceased, the date and place of death, if there is a surviving spouse or an eligible child, and your name and address. A copy of the Death Certificate may be required. You will be given instructions on handling any forthcoming Social Security checks. A one-time death benefit of $255 is paid to a surviving spouse or eligible child. Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov

Donor Programs If you are considering donating an organ here are some resources to assist you. Blood Center (713) 790-1200 (800) 355-7427 Donate Life Texas (877) 839-2755 www.donatelifetexas.org

LifeGift (713) 523-4438 (800) 633-6562 www.lifegift.org Volunteers educate the public through speaking engagements on organ donation. The Living Bank (713) 528-2971 (800) 528-2971 www.livingbank.org Registry and referral service for committing tissues, bones, or vital organs to transplantation or research. Once organs or tissues are removed, the body is returned to the family. Lion’s Eye Bank of Texas at Baylor College of Medicine (713) 798-5500 bcm.edu/eye National Kidney Foundation Donor Family Council (800) 622-9010 kidney.org

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National Marrow Donor Program (800) 526-7809 www.marrow.org Write or call for information on how to become a bone-marrow donor. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) (804) 782-4800 DONATION OF A BODY If you wish to donate for medical research, contact the nearest medical school. Baylor College of Medicine (713) 798-3858 BIOGIFT (866) 670-1799 www.biogift.org

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BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics (888) 963-7111 www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/ Local Registrars:

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Brazoria County (County Clerk) (979) 864-1355 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 200, Angleton, TX 77515 Houston Area (281) 756-1355 Fort Bend County (County Clerk) (281) 341-8685 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469 Galveston County (Health District) (409) 938-7221 4700 Broadway, Ste C100, Galveston, TX 77551 Montgomery County (County Clerk) (936) 539-7885 210 W. Davis (Hwy 105), Conroe, Texas 77301 Walker County (County Clerk) (936) 436-4922 1100 University Ave., Ste 201, Huntsville, TX 77340 Harris County (County Clerk) (713) 755-6411 201 Caroline, Ste 460, Houston, Texas 77002 Houston Bureau of Vital Statistics (713) 837-0311

Texas Law dictates that both birth and death certificates are deemed confidential for a set period of time. Birth certificates are confidential for 75 years, and death certificates are confidential for 25 years after the death has occurred. If a birth or death certificate is requested before this period of time elapses, certified copies of these documents can only be obtained by a qualified applicant. A qualified applicant can be an immediate family member (by blood or marriage), a legal guardian, or the legal representative of the person for whom the document is requested. If you are not a qualified applicant, you may request a verification of a birth or death record. 130

Fees charged for copies of birth and death certificates by the different county offices may vary slightly – contact your local office about cost for copies of Birth and Death Certificates. Certified copies of the birth and death certificates are issued with a state seal and are printed on security paper. Heirloom birth certificates have a different cost and are printed on special paper that boasts a design celebrating Texas. The heirloom certificate ($60) is only offered through Austin, Texas. Funeral homes will supply certified copies of a death certificate for a small fee if requested at the time funeral arrangements are made. It is recommended that you get at least twelve copies of the certificate and notify anyone with whom the deceased had an account. Verification of Birth and Death The verification of a birth or death record is NOT a certified copy of the birth or death certificate, but a letter with the person’s name, date of occurrence, county where the birth or death took place and a state file number. Letters may not be available at all birth and death registrars. Verifications are available from 1903 to the present date. Fees for birth and death verification (for regular mail or walk-in service) range from $22–$30. This fee is non-refundable for records that are not located. Additional fees will apply for faxing and overnight services.

Deceased Identity Theft To avoid identity theft of a deceased person, it is recommended that you take the following steps: • Scale back the obituary—don’t provide too much information. • Notify banks and creditors. • Contact credit reporting bureaus— request decedent’s credit report and flag as “deceased.” • Report death to Social Security; they will flag decedent’s number as inactive.

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Grief Counseling Grief counseling can be provided by professionally trained individuals or self-help support groups. Many churches now have grief support ministries. AseraCare Hospice (888) 646-8696 Compassionate Care Hospice (713) 667-3247 (866) 535-3247 Dignity Memorial Providers, Grief Materials (800) 344-6489 Hospice Compassus (281) 316-7777 (877) 575-7152 InnerWisdom Counseling Center (713) 592-9292 Memorial Hermann Hospice (281) 784-7520 Silverado Hospice (888) 328-6640 Phases of Grief The death of a loved one shakes the very foundation of your life. Grief has four distinct phases: 1). Shock and numbness 2). Yearning and searching: Survivors experience separation anxiety and cannot accept loss. 3). Disorganization and despair: Family members feel depressed and find it difficult to plan for the future or concentrate and focus on anything. 4). Reorganization Grief Support Groups AseraCare Hospice (888) 646-8696 Barton House/Alzheimer’s Association – Sugar Land (281) 313-2500

Compassionate Care Hospice (713) 667-3247 (866) 535-3247 Chapelwood United Methodist Grief Support (713) 465-3467 Compassion and Choices (End-Of-Life support) (800) 247-7421 Grace Presbyterian Grief Support (713) 781-7615 Hospice Care Team (Brazoria & Galveston Co.) (409) 938-0070 (800) 545-8738 Life After Loss (American Cancer Society) (713) 266-2877 (800) 227-2345 Lifeline – Support/Social Support Group for widows/widowers (281) 497-2663 L.I.F.T. – Social Support Group for widows/ widowers – Dignity Memorial (713) 862-9622 (800) 344-6489 Memorial Drive Presbyterian Grief Support (713) 782-1710 Memorial Drive United Methodist Grief Support (713) 468-8356 Regency Hospice (281) 316-7777 St. Cecilia Grief Support (713) 465-3414 Samaritan Ministry (also has a support group for caregivers of the sick) (281) 589-8936 San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, Garth Campus (281) 420-8600 Silverado Hospice (888) 328-6640 Additional adult bereavement resources can be found at: www.compassionandchoices.org www.griefnet.org www.groww.org www.widownet.org

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What is Hospice?

Hospice is where those with a terminal illness can spend their final days in peace, dignity, and comfort, surrounded by their loved ones while living wherever they call home. We view our work as a sacred honor and our patient-focused approach hinges on creating a plan of care that is tailored to the unique needs and desires of the individual and their family.

The Altus Hospice Mission

The Mission of Altus Hospice is to provide professional care with a personal touch. We will treat the disease process with medical expertise while emphasizing quality living, not only physically, but also psychosocially, emotionally and spiritually. Comfort, compassion and calming presence are the gifts we bring to this service, and we are honored to walk with the patient and loved ones through this sacred time.

How Do You Know When Your Loved One Is Ready for Hospice?

• Frequent calls to the doctor’s office for appointments • Missing doctor office appointments because patient is too sick to make the trip • Increased Emergency Room visits and/or hospitalizations • Weight loss in the past 6 months • Decreased mobility in the past six months • Management of patient is focused on maintaining comfort and quality of life • Patient cannot be cured of their primary disease • Patient may or may not be home bound; however requires additional medical services to remain at home.

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We believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. Most of all, we believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve. Maybe that’s why so many families believe in us when it comes to choosing a hospice provider. For more information or to receive our free DVD, “Hospice and Your Loved One,” call 713-592-5600. gentiva.com/hospice

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What You need to Know and Where to Call How Does Hospice Work? • Hospice care is for any person who has a life-threatening or terminal illness. Most reimbursement sources require a prognosis of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. Patients with both cancer and non-cancer illnesses are eligible to receive hospice care. All hospices consider the patient and family together as the unit of care. • The majority of hospice patients are cared for in their own homes or the homes of a loved one. “Home” may also be broadly construed to include services provided in nursing homes, hospitals and prisons. • Typically, a family member serves as the primary caregiver and, when appropriate, helps make decisions for the terminally ill individual. Members of the hospice staff make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care or other services. Hospice staff is oncall 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Who is the Hospice Team? • Hospice care is a family-centered approach that includes, at a minimum, a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trained volunteers. They work together focusing on the dying patient’s needs; physical, psychological, or spiritual. The goal is to help keep the patient as pain-free as possible, with loved ones nearby until death. The hospice team develops a care plan that meets each patient’s individual needs for pain management and symptom control. How is Hospice Paid for? • Hospice is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid Hospice Benefit, and most private insurers. If a person does not have coverage through Medicare, Medicaid or a private insurance company, hospices will work with the person and their family to ensure needed services can be provided. Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Hospice . . . . . . . . .. Continued Who is Eligible for Medicare Hospice Benefits? Hospice care is covered under Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance). You are eligible for Medicare hospice benefits when you meet all of the following conditions: • You are eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), and • Your doctor and the hospice medical director certify that you are terminally ill and probably have less than six months to live, and • You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for your terminal illness,* and • You receive care from a Medicare-approved hospice program. Please note: Medicare will still pay for covered benefits for any health problems that aren’t related to your terminal illness. What Does Medicare Cover? Medicare covers these hospice services and pays nearly all of their costs: • Doctor services • Nursing care • Medical equipment (like wheelchairs or walkers) • Medical supplies (like bandages and catheters) • Drugs for symptom control and pain relief • Short-term care in the hospital, including respite and inpatient for pain and symptom management • Home health aide and homemaker services • Physical and occupational therapy • Speech therapy • Social work services • Dietary counseling • Grief support to help you and your family Please note: You will only have to pay part of the cost for outpatient drugs and inpatient respite care.

Respite Care and Medicare? Respite care is care given to a hospice patient by another caregiver so that the usual caregiver can rest. As a hospice patient, you may have one person who takes care of you every day, like a family member. Sometimes your caregiver needs someone to take care of you for a short time while they do other things that need to be done. During a period of respite care, you will be cared for in a Medicare-approved facility, such as a hospice residential facility, hospital, or nursing home. The Medicare Hospice Benefit Does Not Cover the Following: Treatment intended to cure your terminal illness – As a hospice patient, you will receive comfort care to help manage symptoms related to your illness. Comfort care includes medications for symptom control and pain relief, physical care, counseling, and other hospice services. Medications not directly related to your hospice diagnosis are not covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. 142

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Hospice team members will consult with the hospice physician and will inform you and your family which drugs and/or medications are covered and which ones are not covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The Hospice uses medicine, equipment, and supplies to make you as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Under the hospice benefit, Medicare won’t pay for treatment to cure your illness. You should talk with your doctor if you are thinking about potential treatment to cure your illness. As a hospice patient, you always have the right to stop getting hospice care and receive the “traditional” Medicare coverage you had before electing hospice. Care from another provider that is the same care that you are getting from your hospice – All care that you receive for your illness must be given by your hospice team. You can’t get the same type of care from a different provider unless you change your hospice provider. Nursing Home Room and Board – Room and board aren’t covered by Medicare. You may receive hospice services wherever you live, even in a nursing home, however, the Medicare Hospice Benefit does not pay for nursing home room and board. How Do I Begin Receiving Hospice? Anyone can inquire about hospice services. You or your loved one may call a local hospice and request services. The hospice staff will then contact your physician to determine if a referral to hospice is appropriate. Another way to inquire about hospice is to talk with your physician, and he or she can make a referral to hospice. Hospice can begin as soon as a ‘referral’ is made by the person’s doctor. Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hospice Program Hospice care is a philosophy of care that accepts dying as a natural part of life. When death is inevitable, hospice seeks neither to hasten nor postpone it. Below is a list of questions you should consider when looking for a hospice program. • What services are provided? • What kind of support is available to the family/caregiver? • What roles do the attending physician and hospice play? • What does the hospice volunteer do? • How does hospice work to keep the patient comfortable? • How are services provided after hours? • How and where does hospice provide short-term inpatient care? • Can hospice be brought into a nursing home or long-term care facility? For information and referral, or to locate a Medicareapproved hospice in your area, call: Hospice Link: 1-800-331-1620 National Hospice and Palliative Care Helpline: 1-800-658-8898 or www.nhpco.org Medicare Helpline: 1-800-633-4227 • 1-877-486-2048 TTY Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization: 1-800-580-9270 Caring Connections – a great website explaining Hospice: www.caringinfo.org Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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SRG LISTINGS Hospice Agencies Greater Houston Area Below are area Hospice Agencies licensed by the State of Texas and listed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. s = Medicaid n = Medicare ANGLETON IPH Hospice Care 135 E Hospital Dr (979) 848-8151 n

Odyssey Hospice 100 I-45 N Ste 300 (936) 788-7707 n

Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care 9702 Bissonnet St Ste 2200W (713) 219-6490 n

BAYTOWN Faith Community Hospice 4721 Garth Rd Ste H (281) 422-0414 n

New Century Hospice of Piney Woods 11133 I-45 South Ste 170 (832) 252-9403

Excellent Homecare Provider Services 6776 SW Freeway Ste 205 (713) 780-8738

Harbor Hospice House 1600 James Bowie Dr (281) 427-3800

Odyssey Hospice of Conroe 233 I-45 N, Inpatient Unit (936) 539-1400 n

Faith Hospice 9896 Bissonnet St (713) 271-5566

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BELLAIRE A-Care Home Health Services HOUSTON 5909 West Loop S Ste 570 Amed Community Hospice (713) 665-3338 3535 Briarpark Dr (713) 975-0690 American Hospice 6700 West Loop South Aurora Hospice Ste 250 7211 Regency Square (713) 839-0579 Ste #146 (281) 377-8077 Houston Solari Hospice Care 6800 W Loop South Ste 250 Aseracare Hospice (713) 664-7120 n 1235 North Loop W Ste 215 (713) 864-2626 n CLEAR LAKE Advanced Care Hospice Asperion Hospice of Houston 17300 Saturn Ln Ste III 1770 St James PI Ste 330 (281) 204-8944 (713) 850-8853 ns

Grace Hospice of Texas 340 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Ste 101 (281) 442-8200 ns

Hallmark Hospice Christus VNA Hospice & 1325 Space Park Drive Ste C Palliative Care (281) 842-1550 601 Sawyer Ste 750 (713) 630-5555 n VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Compassionate Care 18333 Egret Bay Blvd Ste 550 Hospice of Houston (281) 335-3401 ns 2020 N Loop W Ste 140 (713) 667-3247 ns CONROE Embracing Hospice East Harris County Hospice 2040 North Loop W Ste 324 Services LLC (888) 797-3489 1313 Holland Ave Ste 2 (713) 450-4500 n Lighthouse Hospice of Conroe 200 Riverpointe Dr Ste 300 (888) 290-7727 n

Heart to Heart Hospice of Houston 12929 Gulf Freeway Ste 300 (713) 984-2100

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Group Care Hospice 12121 Richmond Ave Ste 416 (281) 493-9744 n Gulf Coast Hospice of Houston 9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 333 (713) 772-2700 n Hallmark Hospice 1325 Space Park Drive Ste C (281) 842-1550

Heart to Heart Hospice of Houston 400 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Ste 310 (832) 300-0134 Hospice & Palliative Care of Texas 7211 Regency Sq Blvd Ste 101B (713) 975-6200

Life’s Solutions Hospice Care 8989 Westheimer Ste 200 (713) 821-3000 n

LAKE JACKSON Helping Hands & Hearts Hospice 412 Plantation Dr (979) 297-3775 n

Memorial Hermann Hospice 16538 Air Center Blvd #200 (281) 784-7520 Hospice Care Team 107 W. Way St Ste 29 Odyssey Hospice (979) 297-6043 2636 S. Loop W Ste 210 (713) 592-5600 n LEAGUE CITY American Hospice Peaceful Tranquility 2525 South Shore Blvd 1610 Blodgett Ste 400 (713) 668-9595 (832) 536-3300 Resolutions Hospice 8305 Knight Rd (832) 588-6083 ns

ORANGE Southeast Texas Hospice 912 W Cherry (409) 886-0622 n

Samaritan Care Hospice 1770 St. James Place Ste 330 PASADENA (713) 850-8853 ns Advanced Care Hospice 17300 Saturn Ln Ste III Silverado Hospice (281) 204-8944 13810 Champions Forest Ste 150 Amed Community Hospice (888) 328-6640 ns 4008 Vista (713) 947-6200 n Skyline Medical Services 12623 Laleu Ln Hospice Compassus (832) 276-0291 4949 Fairmont Pkwy Ste 300 (281) 493-1655 n VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RICHMOND 3131 Eastside St Ste 200 Kristel Healthcare Services (713) 663-7777 n 301 S 9th St (281) 633-2800

SUGAR LAND New Century Hospice 3531 Town Center Blvd S (281) 277-1131 New Century Hospice 13515 Southwest Freeway Ste 209 (281) 277-1151 New Century Hospice One Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Ste 330 (281) 277-1151 Silverado Hospice 2205 Williams Trace Blvd Suite 101 (866) 493-0675 TEXAS CITY Advanced Care Hospice 17300 Saturn Ln Ste III (281) 204-8944 Amed Community Hospice 8901 Emmett F Lowry Expwy Ste B (409) 935-0169 n Hospice Care Team 1708 Amburn Rd Ste C (800) 545-8738 n THE WOODLANDS Rose of Texas Hospice 1610 Woodstead Court Ste 395 (855) 800-7673 ns

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TOMBALL Lighthouse Hospice 715 E. Main St Ste 100 (281) 290-7727 n Sunset Hospice 1420 Rudel (281) 290-7600

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Mobility Independence: The Right Choice Provided by Stephanie Robinson, New Life Medical Equipment

Maintaining a sense of independence is critical, which means that assistance may be required due to recovering from an injury, long-term disability or just normal aging. With so many different forms of mobility equipment to choose from, it can sometimes be overwhelming to make the right selection. Before choosing the right equipment it is always a great idea to “try it before you buy it.� Consider the following when choosing: Canes are a great option for those seeking more balance as they walk. Individuals that have very little problem with moving around are the best candidates for a cane. A standard cane, which has a single tip, can be used by those who need just a little extra balance. Those that need to bear their full weight can opt for a quad cane which has four tips and will give more balance during movement. For those seeking a little more from their canes, a specialty cane, such as one with a seat attached might be a consideration. Walkers are great for those who are still mobile, but have a higher risk of falling while walking. A standard walker without wheels is the most stable option. However, for a smoother form of movement, a walker with wheels can get one from point A to point B faster. Manual wheelchairs are great for individuals that have very limited overall mobility. This type of equipment comes in standard weight or light weight for those unable to lift and transport heavy equipment. Power wheelchairs are ideal for people that have very limited mobility and are unable to selfpropel in a manual wheelchair. For those that need something more customized for specific disabilities such as a quadriplegia, a custom wheelchair may be the best solution. Be sure to ask what options are available. Mobility is the ultimate necessity for independence. Though choosing the right form of mobility equipment may seem challenging and overwhelming, with the proper evaluation of needs and the help of a healthcare provider, independence is only a simple selection way! 148

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Resources Info You Can Use State Agencies • Senior Centers Non-Profits • Adult Day Care Centers Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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SRG LISTINGS Adult Day Care Centers Greater Houston Area s Individuals with Alzheimers/Memory Disorders currently accepted 6 Individuals with Alzheimers/Dementia accepted in early stages only n Only Individuals with HIV currently accepted Listed facilities provide transportation and serve breakfast and lunch, except as noted: u No meals provided t No Transportation provided

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Wakefield Adult Day Care Center s 314 S. San Jacinto Cleveland, TX 77327 (281) 593-1174 GALVESTON Libby’s Place s 5402 Avenue U Galveston, TX 77551 (409) 741-2538

Bering Care Center Adult Day Care n s 1429 Hawthorne Houston, TX 77006 (713) 529-6071 Caring Place Adult Day Care Center 6 6717 Stuebner Airline Ste 213 Houston, TX 77091 (713) 692-6061 Corporate Senior (Chinese/Vietnamese only) 9630 Clairwood Houston, TX 77036 (713) 777-5123 Elite Medserve Inc (Mentally Ill/Disabled) 8405 Almeda Genoa, Ste Y u t Houston, TX 77075 (713) 987-9000

Houston A and M Senior Village Inc 6 3917 Anderson Road Houston, TX 77053 (713) 433-7317

Garden Oaks Adult Activity Center 6 905 W 34th Street Houston, TX 77018 (713) 868-1515

Adult Town Daycare s 4450 S. Wayside Drive Houston, TX 77087 (713) 645-2300

Johnson & Johnson Activities Inc. s 4400 Town Plaza Suite 100 Houston, TX 77045 (713) 723-2090

Amazing Place 6 t 3735 Drexel Houston, TX 77027

Latino Learning Center Adult Day Program s 3522 Polk Street Houston, TX 77003 (713) 223-1391

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Brookhollow Adult Day Activity Center 4800 W 34th Street, Ste C-54 Houston, TX 77092 (713) 812-8998

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Houston Continued Love & Joy Rehab Adult Center s 11626 Cullen Ste B Houston, TX 77047 (713) 733-6900

Kingwood Sarah Care s 23972 Highway 59 North Kingwood, TX 77339 (281) 361-7000

Nixon Adult Day Center s 3719 Lynnfield Houston, TX 77016 (713) 633-4700

Liberty Liberty Dayton Community Day Activity u t 1801 Grand Avenue Liberty, TX 77575 (936) 334-8888

Odyssey TLC Adult Day Ctr s 220 North Vista Drive Houston, TX 77090 (281) 370-2200 Old Yale Adult Day Center s 4414 Old Yale Houston, TX 77018 (713) 695-6100 Secure Day Activity and Health Care Facility s t 3008 Blodgett Houston, TX 77004 (713) 807-1999

Rosenberg Caring People, LTD 6 914 Frost Street Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281) 344-9911 Stafford It’s Heaven, LLC s 1250 Texas Parkway, Ste H Stafford, TX 77477 (281) 403-5200 THE WOODLANDS Sarah Care s 157 Nursery Road The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 361-7000

Sheltering Arms Day Care Center s t 3838 Aberdeen Way Houston, TX 77025 (713) 667-2840

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Northline Adult Day Care Center s 3910 North Freeway, Bldg L Houston, TX 77022 (713) 699-1580

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Alvin Alvin Senior Center 309 W. Sealy (281) 585-4677 n

Deer Park EM Maxwell Adult Center 1201 Center Street (281) 478-7276 n H

Bacliff Bacliff Community Center 4503 11th Street (281) 316-8822 n H

Dickinson Dickinson Senior Center 2714 Hwy. 3 (281) 309-5011 n

Baytown Baytown Senior Citizens Center 4102 Main Street (281) 420-5735

Friendswood Friendswood Senior Center 416 Morningside (281) 482-8441 n

JD Walker Community Centers 7613 Wade Road (281) 426-3551 n

Galveston Galveston County Senior Citizens Program 2201 Avenue L. (409) 770-6263 n

Bellaire Senior Citizens of Bellaire 7008 S. Rice Avenue (713) 662-8290 Bridge City Bridge City Senior Center 675 West Roundbunch (409) 735-7773 Channelview Precinct 2 Community Center 16003 Lorenzo Street (281) 457-1810 n H Clear Lake Clear Lake City Community Association 16511 Diana Lane (281) 488-0360 Conroe Friendship Recreation Center 1202 Callahan Avenue (936) 756-5828 n s

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Houston Acres Home Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery Road (713) 694-4165 n Bay Area Senior Center 1300 Bay Area Boulevard (281) 282-6073 n Beall Village 4463 N. McGregor (713) 747-6684 n Corporate Senior Center 9630 Clarewood Drive (713) 777-5123 n Denver Harbor Senior Center 6402 Market (713) 672-6395 n H

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SRG LISTINGS Senior Centers Greater Houston Area Houston – Continued Deussen Senior Center 12303 Sonnier Street (281) 454-4108 s

Leon Grayson Community Center 13828 Corpus Christi (713) 455-3660 n H Lincoln Senior Center 979 Grenshaw Street (281) 445-1617

Doss Community Center 2500 Frick Road (281) 448-8808

Magnolia Senior Center 7037 Capitol (713) 928-9590 n H

Golden Age Hobby House 2805 Winbern (713) 526-2641

May Community Center 2100 Wolf Road (281) 324-3373

Finnigan Center 4900 Providence Street (713) 678-7385 n H

Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center 6225 Northdale Street (713) 641-6321 n H

Hardy Senior Center 11901 W. Hardy (281) 260-6772

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Neighborhood Inc.West End Senior Center 170 Heights Boulevard (713) 803-1067 n

Hertitage Hall Senior Citizens Center 1025 Oates Road (713) 675-4487 n H

North Central Senior Program 9718 Clark Road (713) 695-3167 n

Hobbe House Senior Program 2805 Windbern Street (713) 526-2641 n H Independence Heights Community Center 603 E. 35th Street (713) 867-0373 Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston 3217 Montrose Boulevard (713) 533-4900 n James Driver Community Center 10918 1/2 Bently (281) 442-7950 s Jewish Community Center 5601 South Braeswood Boulevard (713) 729-3200 n Julia Hester House 2020 Solo (713) 672-6436 n H JW Peavy Senior Center 3814 Market (713) 238-2237 n

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Pilgram Community Center 3118 Blodgett Street (713) 524-0709 n Riley Chambers Community Center 808 1/2 Magnolia (281) 328-4713 n H Ripley House Senior Center 4410 Navigation (713) 315-6400 Sunnyside Multi-purpose Center 4605 Wilmington Street Ste. 138 (713) 732-5030 n Wesley Community Center 1410 Lee (713) 223-8131 n Humble Humble Area Activity Center 1401 S. Houston Avenue (281) 540-7442

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Katy Woodlands Park Recreation Center 443 Danover (281) 391-4414 n

Pasadena Harris County Community Center 7340 Spencer Highway (281) 479-4232

La Marque Johnson Community Center 4102 FM 519 (409) 938-0391 n

Madison Jobe Senior Center 1700 E. Thomas Street (713) 477-0175

La Porte Senior Service Center 1322 S. Broadway (281) 470-9897 n H Liberty Senior Activity Center 2000 Panther Lane (936) 336-7265 n Lumberton Lumberton Nutrition Center 140 E. Chance Road (409) 755-2230 n H Magnolia Magnolia Community Building/Friendship Ctr 31355 Friendship Drive (281) 259-6665 n s H (3 days per week) Montgomery Friendship Center 2500 Lone Star Parkway (936) 597-6532 n s Nederland Mid County Senior Center 914 Boston Avenue (409) 727-5230 n Needville Needville Senior Citizens 9018 Church Street (979) 793-6000 n New Caney Friendship Center A.V. Sallas County Park 21679 McClesky Road (281) 354-1223 n H

The Salvation Army 2732 Cherrybrook Lane (713) 378-0020 n H Port Arthur Port Arthur Senior Citizens Center 1308 9th Avenue (409) 983-8108 n H Seabrook Bay Area Community Centers 5002 East Nasa Parkway (281) 326-2955 Silsbee Dauphin Senior Center 1104 N. 5th Street (409) 385-3253 n

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Sugar Land Sugar Land Senior Center 200 Matlage Way (281) 275-2893 The Woodlands The Friendship Center 2235 Lake Robbins Drive (281) 292-6353 n s W. Columbia Columbia Christian Senior Citizen Ctr. 629 E. Bernard Street (979) 345-5955 n H Willis The Friendship Center N. Montgomery Cnty. Community Ctr. 600 Gerald Street (936) 856-3200 n s H (3 days per week)

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Over65 Driving DISABLED PARKING PERMITS – To obtain a parking permit: • Harris County 713-368-2153 • Montgomery County 936-539-7896 • Walker County 936-436-4950 • Q&A on Disabled Parking Permits and Permit Applications for download www.dot.state.tx.us (select SERVICES, then select VEHICLE REGISTRATION) DRIVING CLASSES • Memorial Hermann 713-222-2273 • AARP Online Driving Course – designed as a refresher course where you can learn the effects of aging and driving and how to adjust your driving. www.aarp.org • AARP 55 Alive Safe Driving Classes 888-227-7669 www.aarp.org/drive Call the hotline or access the website for the dates and locations of the classes in your area. AAA FOUNDATION FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY www.aaafoundation.org • www.SeniorDrivers.org Safety and concentration tips; Information for caregivers on “Giving Up Keys” DRIVERS LICENSING Conroe 2 Hilbig Street, Conroe, TX 77301 Houston 4545 Dacoma, Houston, TX 77092-8613 10503 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070-4407 Houston Vantage Parkway East 15403 Vantage Pkwy E Ste 300, Houston, TX 77032 156

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Houston Tidwell 8825 Tidwell, Houston, TX 77078-3300 Humble 7710 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77338-5801 Huntsville 501 IH45 Rt 10, Huntsville 77320 License Renewal and Identification Cards Texas Department of Public Safety

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DRIVING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES Auto Safety Hotline 888-327-4236 www.nhtsa.dot.gov This Hotline takes complaints and provides callers with information on automobile safety recalls, crash test results, fuel economy ratings, and other consumer information related to operating and maintaining a vehicle. Disability – Adapted Vehicle Modification Resources/Tax Exemption Freedom Wheels, Inc 713-864-1460 Declining Driving Skills – How to Limit or Stop Unsafe Drivers AARP 888-227-7669 www.aarp.org/drive DriveWell Program An educational seminar developed by American Society on Aging and the Safety Administration to promote older driver safety and mobility in the local community. 713-858-0552 Emergency Motorist Roadside Assistance Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) Free assistance to motorists stranded on major freeways inside Houston city limits due to overheating, flat tires, or dry gas tanks. 713-225-5627 Patron Emergency Assistance Team (PEAT) Free assistance to motorists stranded due to overheating/flat tires/dry gas tanks on the Houston area toll ways. 713-222-7328 Safe Clear Program Dispatches a registered wrecker to assist stranded motorists on major freeways within Houston city limits; changing flat tire or towing to nearest gas station within five miles is free. 713-884-3131 Air Check Texas Repair and Replacement Assistance Program provides financial assistance for lowincome vehicle owners whose vehicles have failed the emission test. Houston/Galveston Area Council 832-681-2527 www.hgac.com/HGAC/Programs Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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SRG LISTINGS Information You Can Use Animal Rescue/Pet Adoption Abandoned Animal Rescue – Tomball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 290-0121 http://aarescue.com American Brittany Rescue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) BRIT911 www.americanbrittanyrescue.com Houston Area Dog and Cat Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 441-5503 www.petfinder.com Humane Society of Montgomery County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-3914 www.petfinder.com/shelters/hsmc-conroe.html South Texas Animal Adoption Resource. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 392-0927 www.staarnet.org

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Case Management – Nonprofit/Government Agencies Case managers assist senior adults. After an assessment is done, the areas of concern are fully identified. The case manager then helps arrange for services and finds resources. Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Texas Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 314-1343 Asia American Family Services (mental health) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 339-3688 Catholic Charities of Diocese of Galveston-Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4611 www.catholiccharities.org Family Services of Greater Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 861-4849 Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much More. . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 (Includes Waller County) Fort Bend Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Houston/Galveston Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 627-3200 Harris County Social Services Senior Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4900 Jewish Family Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 667-9336 Lighthouse of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 527-9561 (for the blind and visually impaired) Montrose Counseling Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0037 Gay & Lesbian – limited grant funding available The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org Dental Services Low-Cost or Sliding-Scale Dental Care Bering Dental Clinic (HIV positive only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 524-7933 Dental Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-3260 El Centro — Eastwood Clinic (per capita income: $9,634). . . . . . . . . (713) 926-6229 Good Neighbor Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-3260

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SRG LISTINGS Information You Can Use Dental Services – Continued Greater Houston Dental Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 961-4337 Refers seniors to dentists who offer patients 65+ discounted services. Harris County Hospital District Dental Appointment Center. . . . . . . (713) 526-4243 (Gold Card only) Harris County Hospital District Dental Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 757-0572 (Current clients) Lyndon B. Johnson Oral Surgery Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-5080 Pasadena Community Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 554-0510 San Jose Clinic (must be screened for eligibility). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 228-9411 Second Mile (Fort Bend County). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 261-9199 Free dental care, including dentures, by appointment (must qualify) UT Dental Branch Emergency Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-4446 Arrive by 7:15 a.m.; closed Thurs., $60 cash UT Dental Branch Medically Complex Patient Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-4296 Clients who are handicapped, geriatric, or chronically ill UT Dental School Patient Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-4000 www.db.uth.tmc.edu • discounted services – 1/3 cost

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Disabilities Information and Referral for Those with Disabilities Brazoria County Center for Independent Living V/TTY. . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-7060 Fort Bend County Center for Independent Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 980-2219 Harris County Area Agency on Aging – Benefits Counselors (713) 794-9001 (800) 213-8471 Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Provides services for the disabled including employment, case management, transportation, financial assistance, and referral assistance. Houston Center for Independent Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 974-4621 TTY (713) 974-2703 Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Citizens’ Assistance Office. . (713) 837-9061 Pedestrian Accessibility Review (PAR). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 837-9061 Provides sidewalks, curb cuts, and traffic signal installation for disabled persons without a safe path of travel. The Boulevard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (619) 222-8735 www.blvd.com Online resource directory of products and services for the physically challenged Disability-Adapted Vehicle Modification Resources Disabled Parking Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 368-2153 www.dot.state.tx.us Permanent disabled person placards are valid for four years and temporarily disabled person placards are valid for no more than six months. Applications may be obtained from the Internet. Great American Scooter Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 445-0956

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Angel Flight South Central has been providing free air transportation for more than twenty years for people in need of medical treatment not available to them locally. Our pilots have taken to the skies more than 30,000 times on behalf of people in need and have contributed more than $30 million of their own dollars through the operating costs of their aircraft. Our vision is that no one in our service area is denied medical treatment simply because of distance.

To volunteer, donate or for more information, please visit us at angelflightsc.org

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Disabilities – Continued Handicaps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 782-4335 National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 833-0427 Housing for the Disabled Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Citizens’ Assistance Office. . (713) 837-9061 National Apartment Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 518-6141 Serves the rental housing needs of the public • www.naahq.org/naac The Salvation Army William Booth Garden Apartments. . . . . . . . . . . (713) 692-4186 For elderly, disabled and handicapped persons. Residents live independently, but benefit from lower rents. MUST be 62 or older. www.SalvationArmyHouston.org U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 718-3199 www.hud.gov/apps/section8 List of subsidized apartments in greater Houston area In-Home Services, Medication, Medical Equipment, and Supplies Project Mend, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 903-6363 Provides durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, hospital beds, and bedside commodes. Eligible individuals may then borrow this equipment for as long as necessary at no charge. • www.projectmend.org Texas DADS In-Home and Family Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-8053 Assistance with the cost of medication, medical supplies, durable medical equipment, home modifications, METROLift tickets for doctor’s visits, and attendant Donations Blood Blood Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 790-1200 Computers and Equipment Techs & Trainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 839-7177 www.techsandtrainers.org • refurbish computers for seniors/disabled Eyeglasses The Lions Eye Bank of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 798-5545 Food Community Family Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 923-2316 Houston Food Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-3700 Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 Target Hunger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 226-4953 Hearing Aids Hear Now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 648-4327 Hear-Say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 665-8987 Office hours are by appointment only Medical Equipment Project Mend, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 903-6363 www.projectmend.org • Accepts and reconditions donations of medical equipment

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Elder Abuse If you suspect Elder Abuse, contact your local County Attorney’s Office. Texas Adult Protection Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-5400 Report Elder Abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.dfps.state.tx.us/contact_us/report_abuse.asp RCC (Resource Crisis Center). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 763-1441 Financial Exploitation - To receive help because of financial abuse Family and Protective Services Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-5400 www.txabusehotline.org Texas Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division. . . . . . . . . (713) 223-5886 At times, consumer advocates can help seniors (800) 621-0508 resolve local, financial exploitation problems • www.oag.state.tx.us 11 News Defenders: (fax only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 284-1093 e-mail: 11consumers@KHOU.com Nursing Home Abuse Abuse.com – nursing home reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.abuse.com Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 500-9931 (800) 296-2606 Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 719-4757 www.tanhr.org Texas DADS—Consumer Rights and Services Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8016 The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828

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Organ/Tissue/Brain Lifegift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 523-4438 (800) 633-6562 Living Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 961-9431 Organ donor registry (800) 528-2971 Resale Shops—Clothing, Furniture, Household Items Charity Guild Resale Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0995 Ft Bend Seniors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 Goodwill Industries of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 692-6221 Habitat for Humanity’s Restores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 643-1100 Building supplies, appliances Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-6970 Locks of Love – creates wigs from donated hair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 896-1588 Memorial Assistance Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 468-4516 www.maministries.org Northwest Assistance Ministries — Second Chance Resale Store. . . (281) 880-9000 Penny Wise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-5004 Second Blessing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 780-2727 www.whamministries.org Second Mile (Fort Bend County). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 261-9199 St. Vincent De Paul Society (to arrange for donations) . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 664-6350 The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828

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Emergency Assistance Emergency & Disaster Services American Red Cross Disaster Service – Houston Chapter. . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 Conroe Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-2212 www.redcross.org/surveys/capss/disaster/ Baytown Resource/Assistance Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 424-5752 Catholic Charities — Guadalupe Center, City of Houston. . . . . . . . . . (713) 227-9981 City of Houston Customer Response Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 6:00 a. m. – midnight East Harris County Salvation Army. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 378-0020 Limited basic emergency services including emergency food, clothing, one-time basic emergency assistance for non-narcotic medications, rent and utility assistance. Emergency Aid Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-3663 Clothing, food, and rent assistance • www.eachouston.org First Baptist Church Benevolent Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 957-5863 Ft. Bend Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Provides emergency food, clothing, prescription vouchers, emergency rental assistance. www.gccsa.org Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 www.csd.hctx.net Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 www.woodlandsinterfaith.org Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 www.mcea-tx.org Salvation Army – Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-0677 Salvation Army – Alvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 585-4516 Limited basic emergency services including one-time prescription assistance for non-narcotic medication under $50. Rent and utility assistance. South Houston Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 947-7700 St. Vincent De Paul Society (most zip codes). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 741-8234 Texas Department of Transportation Highway Department. . . . . . . (713) 802-5000 Texas/United Way Helpline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1-1 Wesley Community Center (City of Houston). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-8131 www.wesleyhousehouston.org Emergency Financial Assistance Baytown Resource/Assistance Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 424-5752 www.baytown.org Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4611 Houston First Baptist Church Benevolent Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 957-5863 Appointments: Mon–Thurs, 8–11AM Ft. Bend Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 www.mcea-tx.org

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Hearing/Deaf Services Adaptive Aids and Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alley Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 228-8421 Career and Recovery Resources, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 754-7000 TTY (713) 754-7047 Communication Axess Ability Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 807-1176 Hearing Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 855-8916 V/TTY (281) 855-8917 Houston Grand Opera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 546-0200 Request the Infrared Listening System Houston Public Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 393-1313 www.hpl.lib.tx.us TDD (832) 393-1539 The Access Center offers full library services to the hearing-impaired. Through the use of adaptive technology, patrons access the library’s catalogue, databases, and the Internet. The eBook Center allows customers to download electronic books, including bestsellers and research information. You must apply for a Power Card to access this service. International Hearing Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-5247 Nightingale Adult Day Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 981-1543 Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 407-3250 TTY (512) 407-3251 “Open-Captioned” Video Lending Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 237-6213 www.dcmp.org TTY (800) 237-6819 The National Association of the Deaf Captioned Media Program has a free video lending program for registered Level 2 members (“open-captioned” video delivered to your home). Sign Shares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 869-4373 www.signshares.com Specialized Telecommunications “STAP” Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V/TTY (713) 807-1176 Eligible Texans may receive a voucher that can be exchanged for specialized telephone equipment at no charge Texas Hearing and Service Dogs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 839-3647 Wortham Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 237-1439 Free, Low-cost, or Sliding Scale Hearing Exams and Hearing Aids Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 948-7960 (Division for Blind Services) www.dars.state.tx.us Harris County Hospital District Appointment Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4243 Hear Now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 648-4327 Hear-Say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 665-8987 University of Houston Speech and Hearing Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 743-2898 Medicaid Hearing Exams (Texas HHSC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8263

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Hearing/Deaf Services – Continued Organizations Better Hearing Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 327-9355 Provides free info on hearing professionals, hearing aids, and assistive technology Hearing Aid Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-5247 International Hearing Society Hearing Loss Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hearingloss.org Relay Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 735-2989 www.puc.state.tx.us/relaytexas/relay/relay.aspx or 711 Telephone-interpreting service for hearing or speech impaired Talking Book Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-9605 www.texastalkingbooks.org Texas Hearing & Service Dogs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 839-3647 www.servicedogs.org • Provides dogs for physically disabled or deaf Specialized References for the Hard-of-Hearing American Academy of Audiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.audiology.org American Speech-Language-Hearing Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.asha.org Association of Late-Deafened Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.alda.org Better Hearing Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 327-9355 Booklets on hearing loss issues • www.betterhearing.org Internal Revenue Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTY (800) 829-4059 International Hearing Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-5247 Technology for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 726-0851 www.adcohearing.com Home Repairs - Low Income Organizations: General Assistance Brazoria County Community Action Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-2928 City of Houston Emergency Repair Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-8400 Eldercare Locator (Magnolia). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 677-1116 Faith in Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 692-8730 Fort Bend Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 617-7416 www.fbcorps.org Harris County Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 578-2000 Septic systems/water wells Harris County Public Health Lead Paint Control Program. . . . . . . . . (713) 439-6369 Housing Resource Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 578-2055 www.hrc.hctx.net Houston Galveston Area Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 627-3200 Humble Area Assistance Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 446-3663 haamdee@hotmail.com • www.haamministries.org ext. 240 Interfaith Care Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 682-5995 Interfaith Senior Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 Program for Human Services Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 886-0125

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Housing Assistance Aid to Families (Harris County only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-0667 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Community Development Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 864-1710 Low Income Housing Associated Catholic Charities – Galveston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 762-2062 www.catholiccharities.org • Rent Assistance Baytown Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 427-6686 Section 8 Voucher Program Brazoria County Community Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-2928 Low Income Housing Brazoria County Housing Agency and Welfare Department . . . . . . (281) 756-1427 Low-income housing placement, rental assistance and help with utility bills for Brazoria county residents. Brazoria County Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 864-1427 Low Income Housing Fort Bend Social Services (Fort Bend only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Ft. Bend Coalition for Independent Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 980-2219 www.coalitionforbarrierfreeliving.com Info & referral, peer support, care coordination, advocacy, and training Ft. Bend County Community Development Block Grants. . . . . . . . . . (281) 341-4410 Deferred loans for housing rehab/repair

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Rebuilding Together – Houston Volunteer Home Repair Program (exterior only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 659-2511 Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers (Southwest only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 West University Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 662-5895 (W. University residents only) Roofs City of Houston Emergency Repair Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-8400 Fort Bend Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 617-7416 www.fbcorps.org Safety Modifications for Independent Living Simple modification to your bathroom, kitchen, or other home areas, such as grab bars, handrails, wheelchair ramps, fire extinguishers and smoke alarms can reduce home accidents. Gulf Coast Community Services Safety and Security Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Inspects homes for safety and security hazards, installs wheelchair ramps, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Replaces entry doors and broken windows. Fort Bend Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 617-7416 www.fbcorps.org Weatherization Brazos Valley Community Action Agency (BVCAA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 846-1100 Sheltering Arms Weatherization Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 956-1888 Energy efficiency measures include caulking, weather stripping, insulation and assessment of appliances.

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Housing Assistance – Continued Galveston Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 765-1900 Section 8 Voucher Program Gulf Coast Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Foreclosure counseling; Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Harris County Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 578-2100 Section 8 Voucher Program Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Housing Authority of City of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 260-0600 Section 8 Voucher Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 260-0800 HUD Housing Counseling and Information and Referral Service (HUD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 569-4287 La Marque Aid and Guidance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 938-7852 Rent Assistance Montgomery County Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-4984 Section 8 Voucher Program Pasadena Public Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 475-5544 Salvation Army Social Services (Harris County only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-0686 Financial Assistance with Mortgage or Rent Payment Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Gardens Apartments. . . . . . . . . . (713) 920-1844 Preserve and enhance the dignity and independence of the elderly, to provide them with safe, affordable housing, and to enrich their overall quality of life. Texas City/La Marque Housing Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 945-4011 Section 8 Voucher Program U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 718-3169 www.hud.gov/apps/section8 (HUD) Windsor Village Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 551-8792 Legal Assistance Advanced Directives for Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 880-1300 ext 1341 Advocacy, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 974-7691 No charge for the disabled (800) 880-0821 AIDS Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 228-0735 ext. 121 HIV positive only Consejos Legales (Houston Bar Association). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 759-1133 Family Law Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 777-3247 Domestic abuse, family law only Fort Bend Lawyers Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 239-0015 Wills for Low-Income Seniors Harris County Area Agency on Aging Benefits Counselors. . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 Counselors provide advice on benefits; for other (800) 213-8471 legal matters, may be referred to a legal service provider. Houston Bar Association Elder Law Committee/Volunteer Lawyers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 759-1133 Wills for Low-Income Seniors

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Meal Assistance Food Pantries To find the nearest Food Pantry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Statewide search for food assistance Alvin Food Pantry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 824-8871 Alvin Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 585-6633 Bear Creek Assistance Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 855-0014 Brazosport Cares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 239-1225 East Ft. Bend Human Needs Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 261-1006 Fair Haven United Methodist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 468-3276 Helping Hands – Ft Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 232-4904 Houston Food Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-3700 Love Feast Food Pantry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 633-3714 Montgomery County Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-6686 www.montgomerycountyfoodbank.com St. Thomas Social Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-9458 Meals on Wheels/Vouchers/Meal Programs ActionS, Inc. of Brazoria County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-6132 Bay Area Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 326-3336 Baytown Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 427-2145 Bear Creek Ministries Senior Baskets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 855-0014 Chambers County Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 267-3559 ext. 3527 City of La Porte Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 470-9897 City of South Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 947-7700 City Wide Club Food Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-2582 Provides vouchers only Colorado County Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 732-5606 Community Family Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 923-2316 DSHS Food Stamp Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 767-2000 Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Meal Assistance – Continued Edgewater Meals on Wheels (City of Galveston) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 763-6437 Emergency Aid Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-3663 Sack lunch provided – Mon–Fri: 11–1, Sun: 12:15–1pm End Hunger Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 532-3663 Friendship Center/Montgomery Co Meals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 Friendswood Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 482-5070 Ft. Bend County Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Mon–Fri, 8am–5pm Ft. Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much More. . . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 www.fortbendseniors.org • Ft. Bend and Waller Counties Galveston County “Senior Lunch Program”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 770-6251 www.galvestonparks-seniors.org Gano Baptist Mission Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 227-0304 Grayson Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 455-3660 Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Harris County Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 Hester House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 672-2573 Interfaith Caring Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 332-3881 Interfaith Ministries (dining in). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4927 Interfaith Ministries – Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4978 Interfaith Ministries Food for Seniors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4929 Interfaith of The Woodlands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 J D Walker Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 426-3551 Jacinto City – Heritage Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 675-4487 Jewish Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 729-3200 John L. Wood Food Pantry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 272-0001 Joy Fellowship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 921-0197 Lighthouse Christian Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 339-3033 Maxwell Adult Center Deer Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 478-7277 Meals on Wheels Food for Pets Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4922 Missions Training Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 554-8801 Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 N. Channel Assistance Min.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 453-8028 N.A.M. Food for Seniors Appointment Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 583-5600 Pearland Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 485-5081 Ramsey/Flukinger Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 457-1810 Riley Chambers/Barrett Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 328-4713 Salvation Army – Pasadena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 378-0020 Senior Health Network (Interfaith Ministries). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4900 www.imgh.org Simplified Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 248-1078 Simplified version of the Food Stamp Program for Texas residents ages 65+

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The Greater Pearland Community Assistance Program (CAP) is a private non-profit community based agency that strives to improve the quality of life for residents in the Greater Pearland community who are in need of emergency services. Our primary focus is to provide healthcare services, hospital equipment and utility assistance. As a newly formed organization with growing support, we look forward to continued growth and hope to touch the lives of many through our services and programs in the coming years. To learn more about CAP and how you can become a member, please visit capofpearland.org

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Medications & Medical Resources Community Programs That Assist With Medications Community Medicaid/STAR+PLUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 772-1213 Harris County Hospital District — Gold Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-6509 HCHD Quentin Mease Geriatric Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 873-3700 In-Home and Family Support Program — Texas DADS . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-8053 MHMHRA of Harris County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 970-7000 Emergency Medication Assistance Fort Bend County Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Free Medicine Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (573) 996-3333 www.freemedicinefoundation.com • apply for free prescription medications. Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Harris County Social Services Prescription Medicine Aid Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Assists low-income Harris County seniors (60+) and the disabled. Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-9211 Flu Shots Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. . . . . . . . . (713) 439-6000 www.harriscountyhealth.com HCHD Health Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-6856 Kroger Pharmacies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 221-4141 www.kroger.com • See their ad in this publication for a pharmacy location Troubleshooters Mobile Units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 873-8687 Medical Assistance (AARP) Pharmacy Services Benefits Check Up RX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 456-2277 www.benefitscheckup.org Access public and private programs for prescription drug savings. Brazoria County Indigent Healthcare Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 756-1884 Medical and prescription assistance for qualifying persons. Brazosport Memorial Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 285-1430 Prescription Assistance, Mon–Wed-Fri, 9AM–1PM Harris County Hospital Gold Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 566-6509 Financial Assistance Pardee Cancer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 233-1426 Assistance with Cancer Medications Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Meal Assistance – Continued Society of St. Vincent De Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 741-8234 South Union Church of Christ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 747-5440 St. Bernadette Christian Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 486-0337 St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 946-0098 St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church – Nassau Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 333-2509 Target Hunger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 226-4953 The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 West Columbia Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 345-5955 Wharton County Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 532-6430 YWCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-9922

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Medications & Medical Resources – Continued Pharmacy Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 435-3377 Manufacturer sponsored prescription drug assistance programs. Planned Parenthood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 712-5000 www.plannedparenthood.org Discounted/free mammograms Second Mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 261-9199 $25 fee to see a doctor. Open to the public: M,W,TH. Call for appointments. UTMB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 772-1011 Medical Services and Support Medication Delivery Service Citicouriers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 521-4488 Medication Management Program Harris County Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 Eligible seniors living in Harris County can receive visits (800) 213-8417 in their homes to have their medications reviewed and also receive a fire/waterproof locked box in which to store their medications information. Medication Side Effects FDA CDER Drug Information Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 463-6332 www.fda.gov/drugs/default.htm Internet Drug Index Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxlist.com Pharmaceutical Companies With Patient Assistance Programs Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 363-1024 Alcon Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 222-8103 www.alconlabs.com Allergan Prescription Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 553-6783 Amgen, Inc (Safety Net Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 272-9376 Aventis Patient Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 632-8607 Axcan Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 292-2679 Baxter Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 548-4448 Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 842-2937 Biogen IDEC (MS Active Source & Krohn’s Disease services). . . . . . . . . . (800) 456-2255 Biogen IDEC (Zevalin Results). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 386-9997 Biovail Patient Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 268-7325 Boehringer Ingelheim Cares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 556-8317 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 736-0003 www.bmspaf.org Centocor, Inc (Remicade Assist). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 489-5957 Daiichi Sankyo Pharma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 268-7327 Dermik Laboratories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 268-7326 Dura-Med Pharmaceuticals (Cenestin). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 425-3122 Eisai, Incand Pfizer, Inc (Aricept Assistance Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 226-2072 Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 851-0758 Galderma Laboratories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 730-5074 Genentech, Inc — Access to Care Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 530-3083

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Glaxo/SmithKline Bridges to Access Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 728-4368 Glaxo/SmithKline Commitment to Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 265-6491 Graceway Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 328-0255 HUMIRA Medicare Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 448-6472 Ligand Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 654-4263 Merck Patient Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 727-5400 www.merck.com Merck/Schering Plough Patient Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 347-7503 National Organization for Rare Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 999-6673 www.rarediseases.org Novartis Patient Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 277-2254 www.pharma.us.novartis.com Pfizer, Inc (Connection to Care). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 707-8990 Pharmion Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 742-7646 Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 830-9049 Purdue Pharma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 726-7535 www.purduepharma.com RapAssist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 472-7268 Roche Laboratories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 285-4484 Patient Assistance Program • www.rocheusa.com Schering-Plough Corp (Commitment to Care Program). . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 521-7157 Serono Laboratories, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 447-3243 Solvay Pharmaceuticals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 256-8918 Takeda Pharmaceutical North America, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 830-9159 www.tpna.com Upsher-Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 654-2299 Venofer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 282-7712 Vistakon Patient. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 815-6874 Watson Pharmaceutical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 964-4766 Wyeth Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 568-9938 Web Sites for Medication Information or Services iPing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.iping.com A wakeup & medications reminder service Needy Meds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.needymeds.org Partnership for Prescription Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 477-2669 www.pparx.org Pharmaceutical Medication Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.druginfonet.com Pharmaceutical Medication Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.benefitscheckup.org Rx Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxassist.org Rx Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxhope.com Rx Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rxoutreach.com Medical Equipment Assistance Brazoria Lions Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 233-1047 Medical equipment to loan • www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/brazoriatx Project Mend, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 903-6363 www.projectmend.org • low-income eligibility Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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Senior Fraud Attorney General of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8011 www.oag.state.tx.us/elder/elder.shtml (713) 223-5886 Senior Protection Programs BBB Education Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 341-6141 www.bbb.org. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 868-9500 Silver Sleuths are volunteers over the age of 55 working in conjunction with the Better Business Bureau to combat schemes targeting older adults. Sleuths are trained to monitor and identify fraudulent schemes and scams in their neighborhoods and report them to the Better Business Bureau for review. Medicare Fraud Hotline (Inspector General) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 447-8477 Texas State Securities Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 305-8300 www.ssb.state.tx.us • www.TexasInvestorEd.org (investor education) (888) 663-0009 Provides free and confidential background checks on registered investment advisors and brokers. TSSB is the regulatory and enforcement agency for the investment securities market in Texas. also provides investor education and awareness. Senior Referrals These organizations will assist in helping find services. Actions Inc. of Brazoria County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 849-6132 Alliance for Multicultural Community Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 776-4700 American Red Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 American Society on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 537-9728 Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-4611 Chambers County Senior Citizens Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 267-3559 Chinese Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 271-6100 Coalition for the Homeless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 739-7514 Colorado Valley Transit Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 732-6281 Colorado County Columbus Crime Victim Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 755-5625 Crisis Hotline (Spanish). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8088 Crisis Intervention of Houston (Hotline). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 468-5463 DAYA, Inc (South Asian Community). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 981-7645

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Serving Aging Texans in counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller & Wharton

Meals: Nourishing meals with socializing in senior centers and delivered to eligible homebound seniors.

Medicare & other benefits assistance: Trained benefits

In-Home Services: Helping homebound seniors maintain independence with respite care,home modifications & accessibility, housekeeping, visitation & telephone reassurance.

Caregiver Support Services: Helping family caregivers through a care system of respite care, support groups, and education. Targeteing those with greatest economic needs, living in rural areas and caring for those with moderate impairments.

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counselors assist Texans over 65 or disbaled understand, shop plans and apply for assistance programs for Medicare. Help with Medicaid, health insurance and legal assistance also available.

Transportation: Providing medical, senior center and other essential transportation to older Texans.

Nursing Home Advocates: Trained ombudsmen (advocates) visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure the quality of care and quality of life of residents. They inform residents of their rights and investigate and resolve complaints.

Information & Referrals: Linking older Texans and disabled to community resources.

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Senior Referrals – Continued Elder Care Locator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 677-1116 www.eldercare.gov Epilepsy Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 332-1000 Federal Information Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 688-9889 Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much more. . . . . . . (281) 633-2162 Fort Bend and Waller County Galveston County Department of Parks and Senior Services. . . . . . (409) 770-6251 Galveston County Senior Citizens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 770-6251 Galveston County Gulf Coast Community Services Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4700 Harris County Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 794-9001 (800) 213-8471 Helping One Another, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 885-4188 Austin County Hospice Helpline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 658-8898 www.nhpco.org Houston Area Women’s Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-2121 Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 627-3200 www.h-gac.com Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 533-4900 Jewish Family Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 667-9336 Korean Senior Citizens Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 465-6588 Liberty County Project on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 336-7265 Galveston County Lupus Foundation/Texas Gulf Coast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0126 Montgomery Council on Aging — Friendship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 Retired American Persons Senior Citizen Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 643-5877 Texas City St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 355-7701 www.SLEHC.org Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 Southwest Area Wharton County Jr. College Senior Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 532-6430 Wharton County State & National Resources Attorney General of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-8011 www.oag.state.tx.us/elder/elder.shtml • Senior Protection Programs Attorney General of Texas – Houston Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-5886 Food & Drug Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 463-6332 www.fda.gov Reports safety warnings and recalls for products regulated by the FDA. Medicare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 633-4227 www.medicare.gov (800) 442-2620

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Arthritis

PAIN Is Unacceptable

The Arthritis Foundation’s Life Improvement Series empowers people with programs that increase mobility, reduce pain and stiffness, and physician visits.

Programs offered by the Arthritis Foundation include: The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

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With a variety of programs from which to choose, there’s sure to be one that best fits your needs.

Aquatics Program Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Self Help Program Walk With Ease If you would like more information, or would like to join our network of system partners offering Life Improvement Series classes, contact us at 713-942-9063, or at info.stx@arthritis.org.

www.arthritis.org

Join us at the Houston Arthritis Walk on June 4!

Visit houstonarthritiswalk.org for details.

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State & National Resources – Continued Medicare Fraud Hotline (Inspector General). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 447-8477 National Active and Retired Federal Employees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 438-2272 www.narfehouston.org National Alliance for Caregiving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 718-8444 www.caregiving.org National DO NOT CALL Registry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 382-1222 www.ftc.gov National Institute on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 496-1752 www.nia.nih.gov National Senior Citizens Law Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 289-6976 www.nsclc.org Social Security Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov Texas Adult Protection Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-5400 www.dfps.state.tx.us/adult_protection • Report Elder Abuse Texas Commission for the Blind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 944-9924 www.dars.state.tx.us • Resource for Sight Impaired (800) 628-5115 Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 252-9240 www.dads.state.tx.us • Find and compare Texas Living Facilities; file complaints Texas Health and Human Services Commission Ombudsman Customer Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 834-7406 Provides direct grant benefits to individuals with disabilities to purchase services Texas Health and Human Services Commission (DADS, DARS, DFPS, SHS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 500-4266 www.hhsc.state.tx.us • Blind; rehab; disability; hearing services Texas Information and Referral Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 www.helpintexas.com Information and referral specialists direct callers to Texas community resources. Texas Poison Center Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 222-1222 www.poisoncontrol.org The Work Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 627-3200 www.theworksource.org • Helps individuals find jobs Support Groups/Organizations AARP – Texas State Office in Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 325-2231 www.aarp.org • Senior Advocacy Group; tax return assistance Al-Anon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 683-7227 Alcoholics Anonymous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 686-6300 www.aahouston.org ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 942-2572 www.alsa-houston.org Alzheimer’s Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 266-6400 www.alz.org • Texas Chapter: www.alztex.org American Cancer Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 266-2877 www.cancer.org

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American Contract Bridge League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (901) 332-5586 www.acbl.org American Diabetes Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 977-7706 www.diabetes.org American Lung Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 629-5864 www.texaslung.org American Geriatrics Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 308-1414 www.americangeriatrics.org Arthritis Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 283-7800 www.arthritis.org American Heart Association – Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 610-5000 www.americanheart.org Asian American Family Services (mental health) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 339-3688 www.aafstexas.org CanCare (individual cancer support). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 461-0028 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 572-2232 Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 600-1131 www.dbsahouston.org Diabetes Support Group Memorial Hermann Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 932-3000 Diabetes Support Group OakBend Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 341-2805 Epilepsy Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 789-6295 www.elipepsyfoundation.org Fibromyalgia Association of Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 664-0180 Foster Grandparents Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 344-4257 Houston Area Parkinson Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 626-7114 www.hapsonline.org Houston Aphasia Recovery Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 832-767-5028 www.harctx.org Hospice Grief/Bereavement Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 677-7155 InnerWisdom Counseling Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 592-9292 Kidney Failure Support/Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 952-5499 Lifeline – Support/Social Group for Widows and Widowers. . . . . . . (281) 497-2663 Monthly meeting and regular weekend activities L.I.F.T. – Social Support Group for Widows/Widowers – Dignity Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 862-9622 Lupus Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 529-0126 MDA ALS – Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-3941 Memorial Hermann Stroke Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 222-2273 www.memorialhermann.org/locations/katy/ Mended Hearts (heart disease support). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 355-4160 Mental Health Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-5161 www.mhahouston.org MS Lifeline/MS Disease. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 447-3243 www.mslifelines.com Multiple Sclerosis Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8967 www.nationalmssociety.org (800) 344-4867

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Support Groups/Organizations – Continued National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – (NAMI) Houston Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 970-4419 National Family Caregiver Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 896-3650 www.nfcacares.org National Federation for the Blind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 659-9314 www.nfb.org National Hispanic Council on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 347-9733 www.nhcoa.org National Organization for Rare Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 999-6673 Neuromuscular Diseases (all types). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 522-3941 English and Spanish Osteoporosis Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 223-9994 Parkinson’s Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 626-7114 www.hapsonline.org Post-Polio Survivors Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 690-0695 Recovery, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 466-3387 emotional coping, self help Samaritan Bereavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 589-8936 www.thesamaritanministry.org San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 420-8671 Ostomy Support Group San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 420-8811 Grief Support Sickle Cell Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 421-8453 Survivors of Suicide – Crisis Intervention Info Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 527-9864 The Mended Hearts, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 355-4160 Support Group for Heart Patients and Families The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org United Cerebral Palsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 838-9050 www.ucphouston.org United Ostomy Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 493-5015 www.uoahouston.org West Houston Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 558-3444 Tax Preparation Assistance AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Counselors Info Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 227-7669 www.aarp.org/taxaide Houston Asset Building Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-1864 Tax preparation for the elderly.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 957-4357 www.neighborhood-centers.org • During tax season: (Jan.1 - Apr. 15) The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org

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TRANSPORTATION General Transportation Acute Care EMS, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 272-6842 (800) 649-7149 American Red Cross – Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 www.houstonredcross.org AMR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 746-1129 or (877) 244-4890 www.amr.net • Transport Services; Bed-ridden clients with doctor’s orders Brazos Transit Scheduling Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 272-0039 Curb-to curb service throughout Montgomery County Appts. taken up to 4 pm, previous day & up to 7 days in advance www.btd.org Christian Senior Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 345-5955 West Columbia residents only; transport services; telephone reassurance Colorado and Wharton Counties – WCJC Senior Program. . . . . . . . (800) 561-9252 Ambulatory only ext. 6430 Colorado Valley Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 548-1068 Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Galveston, Waller, and Wharton Counties Connect Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 266-2320 Transport Services: M–W–F – UTMB in Galveston; T – Th – Medical Center in Houston. Call for fare prices. Fort Bend County Public Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 988-2902 Gulf Coast Community. Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4745 Cost: $7.40/income limits: $1,020.84 indiv./ $1,375.00 couple HCCTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 368-7433 Harris County residents, elderly/disabled, wheelchair accessible, Low fee/vouchers;Medical and General Transportation HERO-Helping Elderly Residents Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 932-3996 Medical and General Transportation, Mon–Wed 9–4, Thur 9–12 Interfaith Caring Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 927-8129 Santa Fe and Hitchcock Interfaith of the Woodlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 367-1230 Loving Kindness, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 358-6393 Humble, Kingwood, Atascosita; ambulatory only Medtrans America (Fees apply). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 721-0226 Metro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 635-4000 www.ridemetro.org TTY (713) 739-3893 Offers fare discounts on fixed route bus service to seniors, the disabled, and Medicare cardholders. $1.50; over age 70 – free METROLift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 225-0119 provides pre-scheduled, shared ride, curb-to-curb (713) 225-6716 transportation by van or sedan for persons with disabilities. METROLift Subsidy Program – MSP – Yellow Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 223-0303 (Subsidized Taxi) is for METROLift patrons who need last-minute transportation by taxicab. Precinct2gether, Inc. Voucher Transportation Program (62+ clients/Harris County Precinct 2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 326-6013 Montgomery County – Friendship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 For elderly and disabled ext. 35

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TRANSPORTATION – Continued Senior Wheels (55+ only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 885-4678 Southwest – VICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 Ambulatory/SW only; parking and toll fees charged The Friendship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 756-5828 www.tfc-seniorservices.org West University Seniors Services/Recreational Center. . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 662-5895 Seniors and disabled; fee involved, non-residents add 50 cents Medical Transport Acres Homes area – Texas Community Transitional Center. . . . . . . (832) 298-9840 Medical transportation American Red Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 526-8300 www.houstonredcross.org • Houston medical transportation American Red Cross–Baytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 424-1300 Medical transportation Cancer Patients – American Cancer Society Road to Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 266-2877 Cancer Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 227-1618 Volunteers transport patients to treatment; volunteers needed Fort Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 342-9480 Medical Transportation Harris County Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-1985 www.ss.hctx.net (713) 578-2215 Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The service is only for clients who reside outside of the cities of Houston, Baytown, or Pasadena. To be eligible, you must have a low to moderate income and be a resident of Harris County, and either elderly, or disabled, or an ESRD patient. HERO – Helping Elderly Residents Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 932-3996 Medical and General Transportation League City and Clear Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 282-6039 Medical Transportation Medicaid Recipients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 633-8747 Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, and Brazoria Counties for medical appointments between 6 a.m.-7 p.m., call 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, to schedule pick-up Medicaid Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 633-8747 Transport Services Pasadena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 943-7000 Medical Transportation UTMB Cancer Patients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 945-0820 Transport Services Harris County Commissioners’ Group Transportation Each precinct has its own group policies for transportation use; call Commissioners’ Precinct Senior Adult Programs: Precinct 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 733-3717 Precinct 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 452-6071 Precinct 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 492-3680 Precinct 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 893-3726

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Errand Services EAC Faithful Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 528-3663 Provides food and clothing to low-income families/individuals in Harris County Gulf Coast Com. Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 393-4745 Transportation to/from grocery store-nonprofit cost $7.40/income limits: $1,020.84 indiv./$1,375.00 couple SAFE Program-Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 874-6699 65+ clients, living inside 610 LoopSenior Wheels (NAM) (281) 885-4678 Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 772-8181 Long-Distance Medical Transportation Angel Flights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 247-5433 Must be ambulatory; 1000 mile limit; non-emergency; Non-profit/Free Lifeguard Aeromed Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 248-5433 For-Profit • www.lgaeromed.com Taxis Bay Area Taxi companies: Baytown Senior Taxi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 420-7158 Provides financial assistance to seniors; must qualify. Houston Area Taxi companies: Fiesta – Spanish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 225-2666 Liberty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 695-6700 United. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 699-0000 Yellow Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 236-1111 Houston ordinance cites 60+ should receive a 10 percent discount on all rides. Fort Bend Area Taxi companies: Crown Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 981-6626 Fort Bend Taxi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 208-2222 SLL Transportation (Sugar Land) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 242-5466 Brazoria Area Taxi companies: Brazosport Yellow Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 233-4444 Only taxi cab service in the Southern Brazoria County area. Open 24/7, 10% discount. UTILITY ASSISTANCE AT&T/SBC Customer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 464-7928 www.sbc.com Physically handicapped or legally blind may qualify to be exempt from local Directory assistance charges Brazoria County Welfare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 864-1427 Utilities Assistance Catholic Charities-Guadalupe Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 227-9981 Community Action Council of Galveston County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (409) 765-7878 Information and referral to local agencies offering emergency assistance. Utility assistance for Galveston county residents. Consolidated Communication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 989-2255 Outside Harris County Fort Bend County Social Services – Rosenberg (M–F, 8–5). . . . . . . . (281) 342-7300 Fort Bend County Social Services – Missouri City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 403-8050

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UTILITY ASSISTANCE – Continued Harris County Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Gas and electric assistance Hester House – Harris County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 672-2573 Lifeline Texas – Light up Texas Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 454-8387 Low income assistance with telephone and electricity Pearland Neighborhood Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 485-1987 Utility assistance for eligible applicants residing in Pearland and Manvel. Programs for Human Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 550-0282 Liberty, Chambers, Orange, & Jefferson Counties Reliant Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 207-7777 www.reliant.com Salvation Army. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (979) 233-5420 Utilities Assistance (979) 233-5429 Salvation Army Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 752-0686 water only; Harris County only Senior Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 696-7900 Assists with crisis situations involving water, heat, rent and mortgage. Sheltering Arms Utility Assistance - CEAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon W.A.T.E.R. Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 371-1400 The W.A.T.E.R. Fund is sponsored by the City of Houston and offers financial assistance for water bills for both the elderly and the disabled. VETERANS SERVICES Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 522-4000 Houston Vet Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 682-2288 Readjustment counseling services M–F: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Montgomery County Veterans Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (936) 539-7842 ns3.co.montgomery.tx.us/veteran/index.shtml Texas State Veterans Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (254) 791-8280 www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/veterans-benefits/veterans-homes/index.html (800) 252-8387 Housing for elderly veterans Texas Veterans Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 528-5760 www.texasveteranscoalition.com Veterans Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 791-1414 www.houston.med.va.gov Veterans Administration Community Based Outreach Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 310-5001 Galveston and Texas City Veterans Services – Fort Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (281) 341-4550 VISION Eyeglasses The Lion’s Eye Bank of Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 798-5545

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WEBSITES Area Code Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.whitepages.com/maps Ask Noah About: Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.noah-health.org/en/healthy/aging Carepathways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.carepathways.com Elder Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elderweb.com ElderCare Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ec-online.net Families USA – updates on national health care policy . . . . . . www.familiesusa.org FTC’s Identity Theft Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft Gulf Coast Blood Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.giveblood.org Independent Living Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.independentliving.com Internet Senior Success. . . . . . . . . . www.internetseniorsuccess.com/seniorsites.htm Live Well, Live Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.asaging.org/cdc/HealthWord.cfm MayoClinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mayoclinic.com Medscape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.medscape.com National Council on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ncoa.org National Library of Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.nlm.nih.gov/nlmhome.html Reaserch your family tree. . . . . . . . . . . . www.learnwebskills.com/family/intro.html Recipes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.recipegoldmine.com SeniorNet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.seniornet.org Social Security Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ssa.gov Talking Book Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.texastalkingbooks.org Third Age.Com – 701 Special Sites for Third Agers . . . . . . . . . . . www.thirdage.com U Compare Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ucomparehealthcare.com UTMB Stark Diabeties Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.stark-diabetes.org/default.htm World Health Net Longevity, Life Expectancy, and Anti-Aging Meds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.worldhealth.net Write a Senior Citizen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.writeseniors.com

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Vision Resources DARS – Division for Blind Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 948-7960 www.dars.state.tx.us • Resource for Sight Impaired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 628-5115 Department of Assistive and Rehab Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 628-5115 EyeCare America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 222-3937 www.eyecareamerica.org Provides medical eye care to individuals who might go without Robert Cizik Eye Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 559-5200 www.cizikeye.org | Provides eye assessment/treatment on sliding scale Lighthouse of Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 527-9561 www.houstonlighthouse.org • Information and Referral Opthamalogist Referrals (+65) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 222-3937 The Center for Visual Rehabilitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 559-5269 http://cizikeye.org/low_vision.htm | A not-for-profit, fee for service low vision clinic. University of Houston Optometry Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (713) 743-2020 Provides eye assessment/treatment on sliding scale

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INDEX Adaptive Driving Access............................. See Ad for Numbers............... 27, 44 Advanced Hearing Center.......................... (281) 491-0200.................... 39, 50 Altus Hospice........................................... (281) 493-9744........................ 136 Amera Medical Transportation..................... (877) 397-2220.......................... 29 AseraCare Hospice .................................. (888) 646-8696........................ 139 Autumn Grove Cottages ............................ See Ad for Numbers..................... 94 Autumn Leaves.......................................... See Ad for Numbers............... 92, 95 Bay Area Audiology.................................. (281) 336-0094.......................... 45 Baytown Medical Equipment....................... (281) 427-7882.......................... 44 Baywind Village........................................ (281) 332-9588........................ 122 Baywood Crossing Rehab & Healthcare Ctr.... (713) 575-1800........................ 116 Best Care Laboratory Services..................... (281) 332-0300................ 3, 28, 44 Bethany Home Health................................ See Ad for Numbers..................... 69 Brazosport Regional Hospital....................... See Ad for Numbers.................... 52 Brookdale Senior Living.............................. See Ad for Numbers................ 86-87 Cantex Continuing Care Network................ See Ad for Numbers.... 114-115, 122 Cardinal Health Care................................ (832) 456-7111.......................... 69 Carnes Funeral Home................................ See Ad for Numbers............... 2, 132 Carriage Inn/Village on the Park.................. See Ad for Numbers............... 88, 90 Chrysolyte Health Services, Inc.................... (713) 774-9300.......................... 70 Clearbrook Crossing Rehab & Healthcare Ctr.... (832) 328-2350........................ 116 Colonial Oaks.......................................... See Ad for Numbers..................... 93 Cornerstone Healthcare Group.................... See Ad for Number................. 62, 63 Country Village/Plantation Villas.................. See Ad for Numbers............. 90, 117 Cypress Woods Care Center...................... (979) 849-8221........................ 123 Dignity.................................................... See Ad for Numbers................... 133 Encompass Home Health............................ See Ad for Numbers..................... 66 Faith Community Hospice........................... (281) 422-0414........................ 139 Forest Lawn Cemetery................................ (713) 991-2313........................ 135 Forest Lawn Funeral Home.......................... (713) 991-9000........................ 134 Friendswood Healthcare Center................... (281) 993-5129........................ 121 Global Dialysis Plus................................... (281) 980-0446.......................... 31 Hospice and Palliative Care........................ (713) 975-6200........................ 138 Hospice Care Team................................... See Ad for Numbers................... 140 Houston Hospice....................................... (713) 467-7423........................ 138 Say you saw it in the Senior Resource Guide when contacting our advertisers!

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