Executive Director
Darlene Rodriguez

Ph: (254) 773-3081
Fax: (254) 231-3664
4257 Lowes Drive
Temple, Texas 76502 (map)
State License #124896

Arbor House Waco

Arbor House of Temple

Memory Care

Arbor House Temple is an all-inclusive, secure community for residents with memory care needs. We have created an environment to support residents to maintain their dignity and independence while receiving assistance in areas they may need support, such as dressing, bathing, medications and decision making. Our Life in Motion engagement programming allows residents to find joy, purpose and connection in their everyday lives. Our caregivers, as we call “friends”, find a distinct connection with each resident that helps build relationships between the two, providing continuity and structure throughout the day. Whether it be enjoying snacks in the ice cream parlor, or helping bake a cake, enjoying the birds in the Aviary, or taking a walk in the secured courtyard, the residents of Arbor House are engaged with their “friends” and enjoy a more purpose-filled day!

Arbor House Temple holds a special Certification for Alzheimer’s Care. Residents enjoy a home-like living space that offers a kitchen area available to residents 24 hours a day, a neighborhood or individual house dining area, a living room where many engagements occur, a quieter family area that has a TV, private bedrooms and courtyards which are available for our residents enjoyment anytime they like. The community is comprised of 4 such houses, providing the smaller spaces as recommended in studies on proper environment for successful dementia living while giving ample community spaces for walks and larger engagement groups. Assistance with personal care needs and 24-hour care is provided in our uniquely caring environment. When space allows, Day Stay and Respite Care is also available.

To the Arbor House Team, the Geneva Dickson family want to thank you all for the care, love and consideration given to our mother for the last 5 years. Also in her last week the love shown to her by the staff was over whelming. Thank you again on behalf of the Geneva Dickson family.

Leslie and Sherry Haas

My mother has been at Arbor House for 4 months. During this time she has received excellent care. From the front office, nursing to caregivers; the compassion for the residents has been tremendous. The day to day programs challenge the residents and provide them stimulating relationships with the staff. Could not ask for a better Memory Care facility.

John Conner

Prior to coming to Arbor House, Mom’s life had become a crisis-to-crisis existence. Then there was the Great Crisis that led to us being here. Now she is in a safe place. She was not isolated. Meals and medications came regularly. Help was readily available. We had our first crisis-free year in decades. I believe the staff’s daily attentiveness, the balanced meals, and the options for interactions have borne the fruit of Mom having the sweet gift of normal days. We have had time to simply enjoy one another, instead of constantly dealing with emergencies. I sense the caregivers really value Mom. They delight in her. This is a gift to us both, and I am deeply grateful.

S. Shannon

Just to let you know that you were correct about special people like Mom, Louise, Peggy, Luther, Hazel and Caroline and others needing to be living in a very special home like Arbor House. I certainly wish we had allowed Mom to live there a year earlier. The need for less people to be around with eating, socializing and just day to day living is certainly a plus for their comfort and care. The smaller group setting with just eating together was certainly a plus. It was strictly not understanding the special needs of memory care for my mom and probably selfishness on my sister’s and my part for thinking she needed more space than what she had at Arbor House. It was more difficult for me and my sister to move mom in than it was for her. I loved to visit with her and all the other wonderful people that lived there. It was heart warming to see the care and love that was and is provided for them. I always tell others about the needs of memory care people and how wonderful Arbor House was to my mom. It is kind of like sending your child off to school for the first day – just a twinge in the heart. Once, again thanks to you and your wonderful staff that helped and loved my mom for her stay at Arbor House.

Judy Crump

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