LiveOak Ranch

LiveOak Ranch is located on 63 acres outside Martindale, Texas, just seven miles from San Marcos. This program serves residents whose personalities, likes, and interests are as different as those of any community. Whether it is attending church, going to lunch in San Marcos, or simply enjoying the relaxed pace of the countryside, residents choose the activities they want to participate in. Current Availability at LiveOak Ranch!

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A Day in the Life of LiveOak Ranch

Our staff of caring Direct Support Professionals assist our residents in creating a daily schedule that best serves both their needs and preferences. All residents receive support such as social and living skills, personal care and money management. Outings to San Marcos and neighboring communities are regular activities that our residents look forward to.

The number of people living in the several buildings scattered across the property varies, but the family-style atmosphere and quality of life remain consistent. Our group homes for disabled adults offer roomy suites, a design that encourages social interaction while at the same time offering an appropriate amount of privacy.

Good Morning!

The LiveOak Community starts its morning schedule which may include work projects, exercises, recreational activities or appointments in the community, depending on the day. These may include going to the gym to workout, the library or seeing the doctor or dentist. In addition, we have various clubs anyone can participate in, including art, dance, hiking, aerobics, travel club and more. Each resident also has a membership to the local gym and can go as many times as they like.

Good Afternoon!

Afternoons include group recreation in the HangOut to play ping pong, pool, play dominoes or watch movies. In addition, we may go grocery shopping or run errands in the community. For some, we may resume our various work projects. In the afternoon, residents may be involved with helping to prepare supper or cleaning their bedroom. Our group homes for disabled adults provide a learning environment for residents to become more independent in caring for themselves.

Good Evening!

There is usually something going on every evening, whether it’s a trip to the community to go bowling, see a movie or attend a concert in the park. On the LiveOak campus, the activity may be relaxing in the Lodge with a book, playing board games or watching a movie or sporting event together on the television. In the summer months, residents enjoy using the swimming pool.

Services Offered

Our group homes for disabled adults offer the care and support for every resident to create a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.

Case Management

Assistance with ordering medication, assistance coordinating healthcare & therapies, advocacy during doctor appointments.

24/7 Staff Support

Daily staff support including supervised medication administration, overnight staffing and assistance with activities of daily living.

Meals & Shopping

Three meals a day plus snacks, transportation to the store and assistance with shopping for items such as clothing and personal items.

Structured Daily Activities

Support in creating routines and schedules with meaningful and purposeful activities.


Transportation to appointments, activities, community events, doctor's appointments and employment.

Money Management

Assistance with budgeting, banking and paying bills.

Social Gatherings & Community Outings

Regularly scheduled individual and group outings to community events and activities.


Assistance with cleaning rooms and doing laundry.

Employment & Volunteer Pursuits

Assistance in obtaining employment or a volunteer position.

Meet Taylor

Taylor has lived at LiveOak since 2009. She is a true cowgirl and loves riding horses, wearing boots and listening to country music. Taylor started her LiveOak journey at SmithHouse, where she lived for six years. In 2015, she moved to the Ranch. Most recently she acquired and moved into her own tiny-home.

​Taylor's story is one of supported independence. Since she moved to LiveOak, Taylor has grown substantially. Taylor requires daily social and emotional support as well as reminders to take her medication and keep to her daily routines. Taylor enjoys staying busy but can become easily overwhelmed. With staff support, she has found a balance in being able to participate in the activities offered at LiveOak and the broader community while also being able to escape to the seclusion of her own home when needed. ​

Taylor's story is a great example of how LiveOak residents can use LiveOak as a stepping stone for the community while also learning positive coping strategies.

"LiveOak has helped me with solving my everyday problems. The staff here have become my friends and my support system and the Ranch has become my home." - Taylor

Activities & Interests

  • Shopping
  • Traveling
  • Riding horses
  • Music & concerts
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Spending time with family

Visit Our Other Locations

LiveOak has three locations: the LiveOak Ranch, the LiveOak Apartments and SmithHouse. Each location offers various levels of care and support.

Someplace to Go, Something to Do, Someone to Do It With

At LiveOak, inclusion is not a program, it’s a mindset.