Why should I choose Buckner Retirement Services?

Buckner Retirement is an organization built on faith. It’s the core of what we do. Buckner Retirement is part of Buckner International, an organization that has been serving senior adults and strengthening families from the beginning to the end of life since 1879. This rich history and mission-driven attitude creates a family atmosphere throughout our senior living communities that will instantly welcome you home.

What is the age requirement for a Buckner senior living community?

Buckner communities serve senior adults who are “62 years or better.” Most residents remain active and are out traveling, volunteering or even working well into their 90s and 100s!

Are Buckner communities rental communities?

Five of Buckner’s senior living communities are rental communities. As far as the cost of senior living, in a rental community your monthly fee includes the cost of your apartment as well as access to the services and amenities offered at each community.  The Austin, Beaumont, Houston, San Angelo and Longview communities are rental communities.  The sixth community, Ventana by Buckner will be a Life Care Community opening in 2019.

What is the difference between a nonprofit and a for profit senior living community?

A nonprofit senior living community is usually backed by a religious or charitable foundation. Revenue received for services and housing is reinvested solely to improve the community and the organization’s mission. For-profit senior living communities, however, are priced to ensure the stakeholder, investors and/or managers receive a certain percentage of the revenue.

Where are Buckner senior living communities located?

Buckner Retirement Services currently has senior living communities in Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Longview and San Angelo, Texas. Ventana by Buckner in Dallas is set to open in 2019.

What is a Life Plan or a Life Care community?

A Life Plan community, formerly known as a “Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC),” is a senior living community that offers different levels of living and care on site. These care options—independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term and skilled nursing—help meet residents’ changing needs in a comfortable environment they already know with people they already trust.

A Life Care community is also a senior living community that offers the same care options, but with a different financial arrangement. A life care community typically requires an entrance fee in addition to a monthly fee that covers the costs of services and amenities and ensures future care at below market rates.