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Why Choose Bella Groves?

Creating a more joyful community for families impacted by dementia is our mission at Bella Groves.

Our Services

Dementia care is a collaborative care experience involving families, friends, and other community members. Our goal at Bella Groves is to provide residential care in San Antonio, Texas, awareness about dementia and memory loss, resources for education and growth, and joy for every member of the dementia care community.

Whether it’s dementia training, a support community, care coordination, or a residential care setting, Bella Groves has a service level for everyone affected by dementia.

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Dementia Consulting
Dementia Consulting
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Level 3
Residential Care
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Dementia is extremely difficult for everyone. But, we promise you, you are not alone.

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Mabel was adopted by the Bella Groves family and lived her final chapter of her life surrounded by warmth and love. 

She rounded the halls with the overnight team; she learned which residents would sneak her food under the table; she announced visitors at the door like any family dog; and though older in years she showed us that youth is a state of mind.

Mabel spent her last moments with her favorite person - our resident who helped us adopt her and give her a new home at Bella Groves. With tears of gratitude on our end, and a nod of appreciation on hers, we said goodbye to our sweet Mabel a few days ago.

There’s a deep love and need for companionship that is encoded to every human being. Dementia doesn’t rob us of that. It highlights it. Mabel taught us many things, not the least of which was this.

Life is precious for EVERY moment you have it. When you are intent on joy, you’ll find it no matter the circumstances.

Mabel embodied our organization’s motto better than we could have ever done ourselves. “Unconditional Joy”

Rest in peace, sweet girl. 💜🐾
Congratulations to our two newest Go With The F.L.O.W.™ graduates! Tracie, our business office manager, and Lisa, our PRN caregiver! Thank you both for taking the time to go through each lesson and learning how they apply to each and everyone of our residents!
Our job isn’t to help someone to remember. Dementia isn’t solved by reminders. Our job is for US to remember who they are and still aspire to be. Our job is to honor the WHOLE person that they are today and will always be. 

Tonight, KENS 5 News in San Antonio will air a short segment at 6:00 PM featuring families of Bella Groves and their loved ones.  If you miss the live airing, their website will have the segment afterwards.
Tonight, Jan. 4, at 6:00 PM, KENS 5 news will highlight two of our residents’ stories from the point of view of one of their family members. Tune in to see the short segment on how Bella Groves and their wonderful residents and families are working together to create hope and joy for those affected by dementia.
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Kathleen SmithKathleen Smith
13:53 06 Jan 23
Bella Groves has been a tremendous Godsend to our family as we have searched for the best place for my Mother in Law, who has suffered from Dementia for about 10 years. She has lived in 3 other Senior Care homes, but Bella Groves has far succeeded those living experiences. The personal attention for each resident is genuine. My Mother in Law is happier and more secure because she knows she can trust and loves those who are caring for her everyday. One sweet example of the genuine attention, for us, is that a Caregiver took home an extensive book my Mother in Law had written about her life and family, read it all in one evening and then brought it back to read to the other residents and my Mother In Law. They even used it as a spring board for discussion activities with the whole group.The entire Bella Groves team displays a passion about Dementia, and how it effects the whole person and family. They are committed to teaching all who interact with their residents about Dementia and the best ways to help and give them dignity.One last note of very practical importance. They have a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene for their residents and in their facility. The cleaning routine is very thorough, professional, and systematic and uses healthy and quality products. This to me is one more indication of the the attention to detail and high quality of care given at Bella Groves.
Norma LopezNorma Lopez
15:12 07 Sep 22
Hello I visited Bella Grove today. It’s a lovely clean smelling place. It’s brand new and the owner is hands on and great person. He really cares about his residents and staff.
Michael MoyeMichael Moye
14:07 02 Aug 22
This is me speaking from not stepping foot inside of Bella Groves but for anyone reading this - in particular, a prospective family looking for a loved one, Bella Groves is a very well thought out, intentional community that strives not only to create quality of life for the residents but also for their team members. If I had family members in the Bulverde area, I wouldn't have to visit to trust this community with a loved one. Their core leadership does things right, as reflected in their business model to help serve loved ones who are dealing with memory impairment earlier on. Well done to the Bella Groves team.
Rosalie LuensmannRosalie Luensmann
17:03 01 Aug 22
Having a love one who is suffering from dementia and who's safety is jeopardized has been one of the most difficult times for our family. As a family , we decided that a memory care facility was the safest choice for our loved one. We looked everywhere and even experienced other facilities. Bella Groves was the best choice for our loved one.We like most that every person that works here is caring and compassionate. They truly treat you like you are part of a family. You sense their sincerity.Our loved one has one on one attention that is tailored to her needs and interests.Each visit, we can see what activities she has been involved in.It is beyond words to articulate how comforting it is to know your loved one is being cared for in a loving atmosphere.
Derek LuensmannDerek Luensmann
15:53 28 Jul 22
Going through dementia with a loved one is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. After interviewing several places and trying a few out we were a little disappointed until we found Bella Groves. Their philosophy of personalized service and focus on the residents was exactly what we were hoping to find. James and his staff have been fantastic every step of the way and always listen to the needs and concerns of both the resident and their family. The employees and administration communicate and create a caring and trusting atmosphere that leads to the residents being a part of their “family”. We are so thankful we found a place like Bella Groves.
Carl WaltersCarl Walters
21:03 10 Jun 22
My dad (88 yrs old with dementia) has been at Bella Groves for three weeks now, and both he and our family couldn't be more pleased with the facility, quality of care and attention that he is receiving there.He had previously been in a good sized assisted care facility but his declining condition necessitated a speedy move into a memory care facility. I had toured a few of the better rated memory care facilities in the area but left each one feeling in my heart that I would be turning him over to be warehoused and parked in front of a tv for most of the time, and that there has to be someplace out there that better understands the needs and challenges of those suffering from dementia and memory loss.I did a google search for other facilities in our area, and Bella Groves popped up-they great website with a wealth of information about their community and their vision.. I called up and was able to speak with Angela right away and set up a tour of the facility and a meeting with them the next day. What a godsend! I could tell immediately that this facility was going to be different than any of the prior ones (4) that my dad had been in- no corporate, bottom line driven mentality anymore...just folks who genuinely love what they're doing and are passionate about making each day of the lives of those entrusted to their care as positive and fulfilling as possible.The process of getting my dad moved in to Bella Groves was smooth and easy-James, Angela and the staff there helped facilitate the process with relative ease. I was always able to speak with someone either immediately on the phone, or would receive a prompt call back and answer to my many questions leading up to the move in.I'm blessed in that I reside within 10 minutes of the facility and can visit dad frequently. It is both encouraging and heartwarming to see that whenever I pop in to visit dad that not once have I encountered him sitting in his room alone. I have always found him out in one the beautiful community areas interacting with the other residents and staff in some way- doing group exercise, working on crossword or jigsaw puzzles, painting, walking as a group outside or just relaxing and conversing on the front or back patio. He is sometimes so happy and focused on what they are doing that I will just come back at a later time so not as to take him from the joy of that moment :-) .If you are looking for a safe, loving environment for your loved one I highly recommend touring and meeting with the folks here before you make your decision-it has truly been an answer to my prayers.
Denise StraussDenise Strauss
15:14 22 May 22
Finding a community for my uncle where he can experience meaning in this season of his life was a priority for me when looking for a memory care facility. Bella Groves is a blessing for my uncle and for our family. The staff is engaged and responsive and truly cares about the well-being of the residents. I absolutely encourage anyone looking for an assisted living/memory facility to explore all that Bella Groves has to offer. I sleep easier at night thanks to Bella Groves.
Deborah WiegandDeborah Wiegand
03:10 20 May 22
James and his team at Bella Groves have been a godsend to our family. We searched far and wide for a special place for our mom. Their attention to the whole person living with dementia is refreshing. Their focus on what brings her meaning, purpose, and most of all JOY cannot be emphasized enough. These are true professionals with expertise in caring for those living with dementia in a dignified manner. I could not be more impressed and I’ve worked in this field for 35 years.
Sarah CarothersSarah Carothers
17:51 07 Feb 22
Bella Groves is so much more than a memory care community. They are a dynamic group of people who have come together and reinvented the way we approach dementia. Person-centered, tangible education, allows loved ones to be a part of the process instead of apart from each other. Grass-roots network of specialized programs in the surrounding community focuses on providing high quality experiences for all involved. These people love what they do and you will feel that from the first interaction you have with them.
Jason DeCesariJason DeCesari
00:41 07 Feb 22
The team at Bella Groves is taking an innovative approach to caring for people living with dementia and their loved ones. Providing care for the basic needs of the person is standard but providing education, support, and quality of life to the circle around the person living with dementia is special. As a healthcare provider with 10+ years working with older adults I would not hesitate to have the Bella Groves team care for my family. I have had the opportunity to work alongside this team and have been proud to do so.
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Our Latest Blogs

We strive to be a trusted resource in our local communities for people impacted by dementia and to be a guiding voice in the senior living industry through thought leadership and education.

02-01-2023 Bella Groves

Dementia Care: Management Tips for Incontinence

As dementia progresses, it starts to impact a person’s daily life and independence. Cognitive decline – the loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning – is the most well-known symptom of dementia that many associate with memories or communication. However, as dementia reaches later stages, a person may also lose the ability to complete basic daily…
01-15-2023 Bella Groves

Understanding Feelings of Caregiver Guilt

When caring for a person living with dementia, caregiver guilt is a common feeling that can arise. Care partners feel as though they aren’t doing enough to support their loved ones, or they feel selfish when they take time for themselves. Feelings like guilt, sadness, or anger can propel us to be the best we…