Mountbatten House

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Mountbatten House is situated 20 miles east of downtown Houston in the small town of Highlands Texas. It is a non-profit assisted living home that provides cost-effective quality care for both men and women under the patronage of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE).

A memorial rose garden welcomes you on arrival and the large grounds are attractively landscaped with shade trees and a circular path.

The Home is comfortably furnished with two attractive living areas, both with TVs and DVD players. The smaller, more intimate living area is peaceful and used for relaxing, crafts, games and visiting with family and friends. The comfortable dining room also serves as a game and party room where Residents’ family, guests and members congregate.

There are twenty-four individually climate controlled rooms with emergency call buttons and a private vanity basin. Each room shares a bathroom with the adjoining room. Furnishing is to be provided by the resident. Several rooms are available with modified bathrooms for wheelchair access. Twenty-four-hour staffing is provided and medication management by a licensed vocational nurse is available as needed.

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Local DBE Chapter members from the Houston area take turns in visiting the home on a monthly basis, celebrating birthdays on the last Sunday of the month, and visiting during the week, whenever possible. One of the residents’ favorite activities is bingo with prizes supplied by the visiting Chapter. Chapter members also participate in the annual Christmas Party with Beatrix Potter chapter purchasing items from the residents’ wish lists, wrapping and distributing with Father Christmas at the annual party. Donations for the gifts come from members of the Southern District, who will sometimes surprise residents with shawls, blankets of sheet sets. Harris County provides buses to senior facilities for a trip every other month, giving our residents the opportunity to go shopping – Wal-Mart a favorite, the movies, Christmas lights and lunch. A favorite trip last year was to a safari park where the residents were able to pet and feed the animals, they also visited the Butterfly exhibit and Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The local community is also very supportive of the Home with visits from local schools and Church groups especially around the holidays.

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