1201 W Ridge Rd, Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 904-0602

The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living in Pharr, TX



For complete continuing care for your loved one, choose The Gardens at Brook Ridge!

Person-Centered Memory Care and Assisted Living Ranging From $2,200 - $4,500
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The Gardens at Brook Ridge is a warm, welcoming senior community for those in need of continuing care. The Gardens provides resort-style living with world-class personal care, and is right next door to Brook Ridge, our independent living community. Our mission is to provide a warm, secure and safe environment that encourages residents to feel independent, safe and engaged. Assisted Living residents can choose from 65 suites in “The Gardens” on the 1st or 2nd floor featuring studio, 1-bedroom, or 2-bedroom units. For persons beginning to experience memory challenges or already experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s, we offer transitional assisted living and memory care in our private wing known as "The Terrace" that includes 17 private, semi-private, and shared suites with a private, secured entrance and dedicated staff. The Gardens offers residents personalized and customizable Care & Wellness programs in a safe and nurturing environment. Our team seeks to foster independence over dependence, and in a private setting to provide the personalized care you need. From personal care and transportation, to medication and continence management our residents in Assisted Living or Memory Care will receive a care package that is fully customizable and may increase or decrease as their needs change.
The Gardens at Brook Ridge offers the best in services and amenities:
Easy-Move Program
The transition to senior living can be difficult when faced with the normal physical and financial obstacles caused by aging and downsizing one’s home. To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, The Gardens at Brook Ridge offers a program that lessens the strain associated with moving. Caring and dedicated staff are available to assist in matters such as real estate, financial services, moving professionals, veteran assistance, and more.
Dedicated Staff
Our comprehensive staff includes an Executive Director, Director of Nursing, Memory Care Director and Resident Assistants. Our passionate and dedicated team of skilled professionals offer exceptional support of our resident’s needs, including physical, social and cognitive needs, through personalized daily activities and care.
Complete Personal Care Services
We provide health monitoring, medication management, and assistance with bathing, grooming, and oral care.
Specialized Care Levels & Programming
Our Alzheimer’s, Memory Care, and Transitional Care programs are designed to nurture the physical, social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional needs of all our residents. Our programs include:
  • Music Therapy: era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
  • Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
  • Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
  • Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Health & Wellness Activities: Join one of our many low-impact exercise classes, or flex your brain with a game of cards
  • Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
  • And much more!
To learn more about how our programs are designed to help residents feel independent, safe, and engaged, contact us today. We customize our approach for each resident, with the intent of providing them with a stress-free life of dignity and respect.
24/7 Dining
It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining to so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.
Safe & Comfortable Apartments
Each apartment comes with safety pull-cords and residents wear location-based pendants, to provide that extra sense of security for families.
Extraordinary Location
The Gardens at Brook Ridge is a warm, welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional care and memory care. Located minutes from McAllen, one of US News & World Report’s top ten places to retire in 2018, our community is conveniently located near shopping, local attractions and world-class medical facilities.
Attractive Grounds
Our many walking paths and well-tended gardens encourage a daily stroll. At “The Terraces”, residents can feel secure while enjoying the outdoor environment with two patios that feature comfortable benches, bubbling fountains, and beautiful views.
Beautiful Outdoor Pool
Get some exercise in our pristine swimming pool!
Full-Service Transportation
Our wheelchair accessible bus is safe and will take residents around town or to appointments.
All-Inclusive Worry-Free Living
We provide our residents with a comfortable apartment, healthy and nutritious meals, transportation, utilities, a full activity calendar, beautiful common areas, and more. Central air is in all apartments, with convenient individual temperature controls.
Engaging Activity Programming
We have a dedicated, full-time Life Enrichment Director for Assisted Living and also for Memory Care residents, both who lead engaging daily activities, a wellness and fitness program, weekly on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions!
Convenient Community Services
The Gardens at Brook Ridge has its own movie theater, café, library, chapel, fitness room, and indoor swimming pool.
Short-Term & Respite Stays
Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at The Gardens is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the individualized care they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support all the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.
Travel Program
Our exclusive resident Travel Program gives you the option to stay for free at any of our communities around the country. Meals are free, too! It’s a great opportunity to travel inexpensively, and meet a lot of great people. Get all the info on our exciting travel program today!
Pets Welcome
Small pets are welcome, and we offer assistance with pet care.
Resident Referral Program
Guess who’s coming to dinner? It should be your friends! Refer your friends to us, and receive abonus when they choose all-inclusive senior living at any Sunshine community. Learn more here!
Month-to-Month Lease
Senior living at Sunshine means an all-inclusive month-to-month lease. No buy-ins or long-term contracts with extra fees.
Facility #: 105962 | License #: 147110 | AL Alzheimer Certificate #: 104129
For complete care for your loved one, choose
The Gardens at Brook Ridge!

The Gardens at Brook Ridge offers a variety of floor plans including shared, semi-private and private rooms in Memory Care in addition to studio, one and two bedrooms in Assisted Living.  Each unit offers spacious living space and starts as low as $2,200! You’re going to wish you moved sooner!


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Resident Activities at The Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care Community

Assisted Living Activities

    Every day

    – 9:00am | Garden Walk

    Every day

    – 10:00am | Happy Bones

    Every Tuesday

    – 3:15pm | Baking

    Every Wednesday

    – 12:00pm | Math Brain Teasers or Building Card Towers

    Every Other Thursday

    – 2:00pm | Music Party

    Every Friday Afternoon

    | Fun Social Event!

Activities at The Terraces

    Every day

    – 9:00am | Morning Walk

    Every day

    – 10:00am | Better Bones & Balance

    Every Tuesday & Friday

    – 4pm | Social Activity

    Every Wednesday

    – 4:00pm | Sports or Active Group Fun

    Every Saturday

    – 11:00am | Movie Matinee

    Every Saturday & Sunday

    | Walk 4 Funny Money


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The Gardens at Brook Ridge – Pharr Texas Assisted Living Community

The Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

Assisted living communities, sometimes referred to as senior homes or assisted living communities are senior living options that make the transition between living at home and retirement living much easier. Very similar to senior health senior living communities, but with fewer amenities, available services and a break in costs, retirement homes could be the perfect option for seniors who no longer wish or desire to maintain a large space but are still healthy enough to live independently and while caring for their own personal affairs. The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care, Pharr, TX caters to the changing needs of aging adults.

Senior Apartments

There are multiple options available for independent living as an aging adult. One of the most popular options are senior apartments, which are described as apartment spaces with aging or retired adults in mind. These homes are designed to specifically cater to the senior community. The apartment is equipped to ensure safety in the space by eliminating stairs to make it easier for the senior to move around the home. Most prefer carpeted floors to lessen the possibility of a fall or slipping, which could lead to broken bones or other injuries. Other amenities that are sometimes available by request if not included are seated showers, grab bars, extra lighting in some areas and more. Most importantly, emergency alert systems are available in many retirement apartments.

The best part about apartments for seniors is that there are several floor plans to accommodate the unique needs or preferences of the resident. There are one or two-bedroom options, laundry room within the living space and some offer a variety of color schemes with cabinets, floors and walls to make the space more home-like.

Assisted living or senior communities in Pharr, TX offer many of the same benefits as independent communities. In many cases, some people consider both the same. However, in many ways, there are some distinct deviations between a senior apartment building and an independent living community.

The most valuable benefit of retirement living is that aging adults have the freedom to function independently without the stress that accompanies living in their own house. The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care provides this reassurance to seniors and their families. In cases where seniors choose to remain in their home, they have the burden of caring for and maintaining a bigger space, lawn maintenance, climbing stairs, and other tasks that may grow more difficult as they age. The availability of senior apartments 55 and older for rent that offer a staff to assist with these tasks is great. Realistically, it’s reassures the resident and their family that the safety and happiness of the senior is top priority.

In addition to offering a sensible living space, there is a social up-side to residing in senior apartments. Most options are only available to the age group of senior 55 plus. This ensures that the entire community is made up of those within the same age group. The benefit is that most residents of the area will have similar interests and hobbies. In some all-inclusive senior living spaces, there is a community room. This space is often utilized by the community to gather with other aging adults, play games or eat meals. Events such as game night or social gatherings are occasionally hosted in this space.

Putting it simple, retirement homes are typically priced less than other living spaces for seniors. 55 and older apartments are a simple option for older people who desire to have their own residence with less space to maintain. Quality senior care is the foundation for any living arrangement for retirees. Families want to know that their aging loved ones are safe, happy and leading fulfilled lives wherever they decided to reside. The options of villas, apartment homes, townhomes and more can be a bit overwhelming but understanding the needs and wants of the senior makes it easier to know which option will best accommodate their needs. The number of people aged 55 and older that are pursuing degrees and participating in social activities regularly is surprising. Therefore, many retirement communities offer computer spaces, fitness facilities, event rooms and more to engage the seniors in activities that encourage them to remain active.

Senior living communities offer an extensive array of services and are not to be compared or confused with the dynamics of a nursing home facility. Aging adults in assisted living communities are capable of functioning on their own, without the need for personal or private medical care. There is a tier of options for seniors who wish to relocate to more manageable senior living apartments without compromising their independence.

The decision to reside in a community that is designed specifically for adults over 55 is one that most find an easy one to reach. Families that wish to relocate their seniors to these properties can do so with or without additional care for their family member. Some families or residents desire to enlist the services of other professionals to simplify the transition. For instance, there are meal services available that can assist the senior in the preparation or delivery of meals. Many residents enjoy the transportation service that helps them to meet appointments or other social engagements they may have outside the home. This brings reassurance of safety when the senior is traveling or out and about around town.

You may ask yourself, why choose a senior community or assisted living facility such as The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care Pharr, TX when you have the comfort of your own home. There are many reasons to do so and most aging adults report that they are extremely happier once they move to an assisted living or retirement community. The options vary from the home-feel to the luxury of a high-end hi-rise or hotel, and they surely don’t have an institutional setting or ambiance that many imagine. Most seniors who have relocated to these properties or similar living communities say that they enjoy life at their new home compared to living in a home alone.

Living alone, may prevent aging adults from participating in organized activities and games they enjoy. These activities are exciting and helps keep the mental focus of the senior in good condition. The opportunities of engagement with the residents of the areas are tremendous. The ability to call up a friend and meet in the community room for a game of chess, bridge or poker is invigorating. There are often classes available to teach or strengthen hobbies the resident may have, as some enjoy dance while others simply want to knit gifts for the grandkids. These are the rewards that most appreciate about all inclusive senior living.

Retirement 55 is an exciting time of life and for those who can experience without boundaries, it is the most fulfilling moments of this phase. Aging adults make new friends, reconnect with old friends and engage with family on a level like never before when living in a community that caters to their specific needs. It is increasingly easy to find senior apartments for rent or other homes that appeal to the taste of almost every aging adult.

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