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.
A Day in the Life at LiveOak Ranch
Our staff of caring Direct Support Professionals assists 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. Each residence offers roomy suites, a design that encourages social interaction while at the same time offering an appropriate amount of privacy.
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 participating in, including art, dance, hiking, aerobics, travel club, etc. Each resident also has a membership to the local gym and can go as many times as they like.
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 helping to prepare supper, cleaning their bed and bathroom or doing their own laundry, and generally learning to become more independent in caring for themselves.
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 and concerts in the park.
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 and Shopping
Three meals a day plus snacks, transportation to the store, 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
Assistance with budgeting, banking, paying bills
Social Gatherings and Community Outings
Regularly scheduled individual and group outings to community events and activities
Assistance with cleaning rooms and doing laundry
Employment and Volunteer Pursuits
Assistance in attaining employment or volunteer position
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.
Talyor's story is a great example of how LiveOak residents can use LiveOak as a stepping stone for 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:
Music & Concerts
Spending time with family
Hanging out with friends