Smart Financial Moves for Priceless Peace of Mind

At The Buckingham, we know that there are many important factors that go into planning for your retirement. Located adjacent to the Memorial area of Houston, Texas, The Buckingham encourages residents to stay active and social each day. Our goal is to support our community in living with confidence. Here at The Buckingham, our services and amenities free you from the hassles of home ownership and maintenance, allowing you to focus on the things you love and enjoy.

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Life Care plan for independent living

One of the life-changing benefits of The Buckingham is that we are a not-for-profit Life Plan community, meaning that we are constantly reinvesting our financial resources back into The Buckingham to increase the breadth and quality of our amenities and care. We offer a variety of independent living and healthcare options to meet residents’ changing needs, along with a variety of contract options. With the popular Life Care plan (Type A contract), residents have priority access to a lifetime of residency, care and financial security that guards against the escalating cost of healthcare.

Residents can also enjoy an annual tax benefit as a prepayment of medical costs. Residents may also use their long-term care insurance policies to offset costs once they move into assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing.

 

Services included in the monthly fee at The Buckingham:

Expenses and Utilities

  • Real estate taxes 
  • Meals (Daily meal plans vary depending on the care level)
  • Electric and gas 
  • Water and sewage 
  • Internet and cable TV

Services

  • Weekly housekeeping service 
  • Interior and exterior maintenance 
  • Landscaping and lawn care 
  • 24-hour emergency response system 
  • Security and gated community 
  • Business services 
  • Concierge and valet services 
  • Transportation for scheduled shopping and medical appointments

Amenities

  • Health & fitness club membership 
  • Continuing education and programming
  • Computer and business center
  • Multiple on-side dining venues, including formal and casual restaurants, bistro and bar
  • Performing arts theater and movies
  • Year-round outdoor heated pool
  • Garage and covered parking
  • Exquisite library with both magazine and newspaper subscriptions
  • Art studio
  • Billiards and game room
  • Woodworking shop
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A one-time Life Care fee for state-of-the-art independent living

While your on-going monthly contribution will depend on your contract and apartment size, our Life Care contract guarantees predictable rates even if additional care is needed. The one-time entrance fee for our independent living apartments starts at $196,049 and varies depending on the apartment and contract option you choose.

Monthly fees start at $3,690 per month, depending on the apartment chosen. For couples, there is a second person monthly service fee of $1,472 per month.

Assisted living and memory care

The Buckingham offers direct admission to our assisted living and memory care neighborhoods. With a starting price of $7,402 per month for an apartment in assisted living and $8,700 per month for an apartment in memory care, residents and their families have the comfort in knowing that these costs are all-inclusive. Long-term care insurance plans can be used to cover or off-set these costs depending on each individual’s insurance plan. There is no entrance fee for residents who choose an assisted living or memory care residence.

Skilled nursing and rehabilitation

For those who need skilled nursing or rehabilitation, The Buckingham provides all-private residences. Daily rates start at $394 per day, depending on the private apartment chosen. Long-term care insurance plans can be used to cover or offset costs depending on each individual’s insurance plan. There is no entrance fee for residents who are in need of skilled nursing or rehabilitation services.

Respite Care

For those who need a short-term option for the responsibility of caring for a friend or family member, respite care at The Buckingham is available. Private rooms, meals and access to all that The Buckingham offers are included in the $277 per day rate for assisted living and memory support and the $394 per day rate for skilled nursing.

If you have questions or want to speak with a sales counselor about The Buckingham’s pricing structure, please call us at 713-730-2633.