SAN ANTONIO — Touchstone Communities, a growing provider of skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s care and assisted living facilities in Texas and Arizona, announced this week that The Heights of Gonzales will open a safe and secure neighborhood for dementia and memory illness residents.

The Heights will offer a special “neighborhood” serving up to 12 residents who require the special attention and security for those with dementia and memory illness needs. Residents will receive 24-hour care in a fresh, new setting with a homelike atmosphere. The safe and secure neighborhood interior has been remodeled with warm, inviting colors, high-quality fixtures, furniture, and special security components.

“After requests from Gonzales families and suggestions from The Heights Advisory Board to provide special care for dementia and memory loss residents, we responded by creating a place that is safe and secure. Families are looking for a location that is close to their home,” said Mary Carroll, Administrator of The Heights. “Each of our care givers receives special training in memory loss related care. We are thrilled with the opportunity to provide this type of service to meet the needs in Gonzales County.”

Headquartered in San Antonio, Touchstone Communities® provides health care services, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s care and assisted living for the elderly. With 1,700 team members, Touchstone Communities® independently owns ten communities in Texas, including San Antonio, Brenham, Del Rio, Gonzales, La Vernia, Laredo, Pleasanton, Rockdale, Snyder and Tyler and two in Arizona, both in Prescott. Touchstone also manages State of Texas veterans’ homes in Amarillo, Bonham, Floresville, Temple and Tyler.