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The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living in Pharr, TX

Brand New, State-of-the-Art Assisted Living, Memory Care, & Hospice Community in the Beautiful Rio Grande Valley! Se Habla Español!

Here at The Gardens at Brook Ridge, we are more than a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. Located near shopping, local attractions and world-class medical facilities, it offers a warm and welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care in Pharr, Texas. The Gardens at Brook Ridge combines Person-Centered Care with a robust Life Enrichment Program that embraces Sunshine’s six Pillars of Wellness: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. Deeply rooted in Montessori methodology, Sunshine’s Wellness Programs and collaborative, Person-Centered Care assessments come together to provide residents with care that goes above and beyond that of traditional nursing homes. In our secured environment, we strive to empower residents, improve quality of life, enhance dignity, honor choice, support independence, and promote positive well-being. We do this by offering customizable levels of care, so whether your loved one is just starting to experience memory challenges, or if they have been living with Alzheimer’s and dementia for quite some time, you can rest assured knowing that our experienced and professional staff is providing the care they need, day and night.

Choose Your Own Rent! Person-Centered Memory Care and Assisted Living starting at $2,500

The Gardens at Brook Ridge is a great community, I highy recommend them because the place is very nice and has treated my mother very well.

— Senioradvisor.com review

The staff is caring and kind to my Dad. I am so glad he is living in such a positive environment. He has lived there for almost two years, and we appreciate everyone and their care.

— Rebecca C.

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The Gardens at Brook Ridge offers the best in services and amenities:

To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Sunshine Retirement Living Communities have partnered with trusted national moving company, northAmerican, to institute a senior-specific program that lessens the strain associated with moving. To learn more about this moving program, click here.

Our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Therapy enables residents to explore bucket list journeys and experiences they’ve always wanted to complete, all within the comfort of our community. With VR Therapy, your loved one can explore the Caribbean sea and virtually scuba dive with sting rays, or discover an untapped passion for music with VR first row seats to the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Whether it’s travel or new experiences your loved one seeks, our new, groundbreaking therapy can make almost any adventure dreams a virtual reality.

Our community’s leadership team includes our Executive Director, Health Services Director, and Life Enrichment Director. 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.

Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program is designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:

  • 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 in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
  • Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
  • 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!

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.

Each apartment comes with safety pull-cords and residents wear location-based pendants, to provide that extra sense of security for families.

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.

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.

Get some exercise in our pristine swimming pool!

Our wheelchair accessible bus is safe and will take residents around town or to appointments.

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.

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!

The Gardens at Brook Ridge has its own movie theater, café, library, chapel, fitness room, and outdoor swimming pool.

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.

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!

It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining 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.

Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.

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!

Our one-time community fee helps fund expenses incurred in making your loved one’s suite move-in ready and keeping the community beautiful and comfortable for all our residents. There are no upfront buy-in fees to reserve future higher levels of care or long-term contracts. Cost of care may increase or decrease as a resident’s needs change and is subject to change due to periodic and transparent assessments completed by onsite nursing staff and partnered caregivers.

Facility #: 105962 | License #: 147110 | AL Alzheimer Certificate #: 104129

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Resident Activities at The Gardens at Brook Ridge

Weekly Physical Activities

Every day

– 9:00am | Garden Walk
– 10:00am | Happy Bones

Activities at The Terraces

Every day

– 9:00am | Morning Walk
– 10:00am | Better Bones & Balance

Every Wednesday

– 4:00pm | Sports or Active Group Fun

Weekly Mental Activities

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 Tuesday & Friday

– 4pm | Social Activity

Every Saturday

– 11:00am | Movie Matinee

Every Saturday & Sunday

– Walk 4 Funny Money

View our full monthly calendar here or call today &

learn more about our various daily activities: (956) 904-0602

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The Gardens at Brook Ridge – Pharr Texas Assisted Living Community

Enjoy Assisted Living at The Gardens at Brookridge in Pharr, TX

There are many reasons people choose to move to an assisted living facility and many considerations as to why retirees will choose certain senior apartments for rent Pharr. Assisted living may have a negative connotation in our society, but the reality is for many it’s a necessary part of life. Still, there is a stigma unfortunately associated with moving to an assisted living facility. The reality is Pharr retirement homes are just like those books you shouldn’t judge based off their covers.

There are many reasons people choose senior living in Pharr, TX, and while the prevailing reason is necessity instead of choice, the idea one must “surrender” independence for senior care in Pharr is just not true. When it comes to the Gardens at Brook Ridge, this type of Pharr assisted care is designed to ensure retirees maintain their dignity and independence as much as possible. The goal of assisted living is making life easy.

Naturally, there are some health-related aspects to ensuring life is lived easy, and the Pharr senior community is no different. Instead of homes that are designed for people who are young adults, the homes in The Gardens at Brook Ridge are designed for retirees. This means the smallest details have comfort and convenience in mind – even down to having bath tubs which are easy to enter and exit!

Pharr assisted care at The Gardens at Brook Ridge is a major reason people prefer assisted living in this community. For many, living in a home not designed for their needs makes getting home health care awfully difficult. The staff at this facility has vast amounts of experience with different types of retirees. Whether the residents are people who still have that youthful spryness or require more tender loving care, it is imperative to have a responsive staff available 24 hours a day for any health needs that arise.

Again – none of this is possible outside of retirement homes in Pharr TX.

There are also many different economic benefits to choosing assisted living. For many retirees, assisted living is part of their Medicare and Medicaid packages. Having supplemental insurance for these particular needs is a great way to ensure that your care throughout your life is always proper and dignified. In the current healthcare system, cost is a major factor, and the Pharr senior community is designed to keep costs down and have the best care available.

Just because someone is in assisted living doesn’t mean the person is sitting in front of a window watching the world go by. In fact, assisted living facilities have been known to bring lifelong wallflowers out of their shells! There are tons of different activities for folks, and depending on the type of care one needs, these activities perform clinical functions.

Whether the activities are physical like senior yoga or walking groups to mental ones such as Jeopardy and Bingo, the goal of assisted living is to stimulate the mind and exercise the body in safe, appropriate ways. Many people who come to assisted living initially wary about being in a community find themselves thriving in the social scene.

A credit to the Pharr TX retirement community is easy move program. For many retirees, leaving a home they have lived in for decades is an awfully difficult task. This is made even more rough because these retirees have to downsize. Over the course of decades, it’s natural to have a lot of stuff. The good news is thanks to easy move programs, getting what you need in your apartments is quite easy. Instead of having your family do all the work, the staff is at your disposal to make the move happen. Having the convenience of people helping you move removes the stress of relocating – especially considering when leaving a place that has been lived in for a long time.

There are many reasons to choose all inclusive senior living in Pharr. Some of the most important reasons definitely are health-related, but the truth is when you’re a retiree, you shouldn’t have to worry about all the different tasks required in maintaining a home. Your time should be spent enjoying the things you love doing. Thanks to senior apartments in Pharr, assisted living is all about getting the best out of your time in the Gardens at Brook Ridge. Get the care you need and the community you will thrive in by inquiring about this community. Instead of worrying about what’s next, feel comfortable knowing you’ll be taken care of.

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ZERO Covid-19 Cases!

New residents are admitted after testing provided through Vikor Scientific
Respira-ID test.


*This community does not currently have any confirmed Covid-19 cases among residents or employees. However, we cannot guarantee that there are no asymptomatic residents or employees at the community.