The Blake
at Waco

Premier Assisted Living and Memory Care
in Waco, Texas.


5901 Crosslake Pkwy
Waco, TX 76712

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  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

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Welcome to the Blake at Waco

Building a New Tradition in Care

The Blake at Waco, located in the historic South Side, features resort-style comfort and service. Hospitality and luxury are blended to create an exceptional senior retirement community. You are going to feel right at home!

To reserve your spot today, call 254-237-2006 or email us. We would love to speak with you in person!

Pinnacle Customer Experience Award 2024

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Development by LifeCare Properties


Assisted Living

When is the right time for assisted living? When you find the right place. From the atmosphere to the care, every experience here is customized for each resident’s needs.

  • Personalized floor plans with security/monitoring technology
  • Customized wellness programs
  • Full hospitality services from concierge to laundry

Memory Care

For residents who experience memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, The Blake offers Memory Care suites that are safe, secure and designed for residents with cognitive challenges.

  • Memory-care-designed floor plans
  • Monitoring system configured to match each resident’s behavioral pattern, creating a continuous protective, non-invasive security for the resident
  • Customized wellness programs
  • Extensive amenities customized for memory care residents

Our Location


  • Located in the heart of Waco, where the city was born and much of its history was created
  • Convenient to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital campus, the fourth largest hospital in the 49-hospital system
  • 395 practicing physicians across 53 specialties are affiliated with BSW-Hillcrest
  • Near a high-end commercial project that includes an environmentally-friendly and accessible network of hotels, restaurants, parks, lakes and pedestrian paths
  • A rich assortment of popular area retailers is right around the corner


Spacious Suites

Our Assisted Living and Memory Care suites offer dedicated staff, courtyards and tailored programs.

Great Floor Plans

A variety of suites offers flexible floor plans to meet your needs.


24-hour nursing care, seven days a week - we don't rest, so that you can rest.

Active Living

Our Active Living program offers social, emotional and physical engagement.

Delicious Meals

Our delicious chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style daily. We also offer healthy snacks available throughout the day.

Concierge Services

The Blake's concierge services assist in resident transportation and family communication needs.


Daily and weekly housekeeping services are available.


Residents enjoy spending time in our salon, activity rooms, movie room, card-playing room, on-site physical therapy clinic and several gathering rooms.

Floor Plans


Floor plans range from light-filled studios to two-bedroom residences with options including a balcony or porch overlooking the courtyard. Ten-foot ceilings and traditional millwork add to the sense of spaciousness, while walk-in closets and pantries offer plenty of storage options.

Each residence is designed to offer the right balance of privacy and hospitality with access to tremendous spaces for gatherings with family and friends:

  • Lush outdoor courtyards
  • Full-feature theatre room
  • Custom bocce ball courts
  • Fitness center and spa
  • Chef-prepared meals and restaurant-style dining
  • Library and business center

The Blake at Waco team

Melissa Frazier

Melissa Frazier

Executive Director

Melissa Frazier is from Waco, Texas, where she studied business administration and has over 20 years of experience as an Executive Director, Regional Director of Sales and Operations and an Operations Specialist in the senior living industry.

Haley Gardner

Haley Gardner

Director of Sales

Haley Gardner is from Clifton, Texas. She attended Tarleton State University online and is currently pursuing her degree in business administration. Haley has been in sales for over ten years and senior living since 2018.

Jamie Blackburn

Jamie Blackburn

Director of Activities

Jamie was born and raised in Waco and is married with two kids. She attended McLennan Community College and has always had a love for seniors. Jamie is certified as a Montessori Dementia Care Professional through the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and has started her activities certification with the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.

James Hoffman

James Hoffman

Director of Facility Maintenance

James is from right here in Waco and has been in management or supervisor roles pretty much since his first role. He enjoys being able to complete a project for a resident and seeing their satisfaction. 

Aliona Turcanu

Aliona Turcanu

Director of Business Operations

Aliona is from Chisinau, Moldova. She attended Moldova State University and earned a master’s degree in business and management, a bachelor’s degree in Art and Design, and an associate degree in Accounting. She moved to the United States in 2010 and has over 15 years of experience in International Hospitality, Business, and Management, and over 6 years of senior living experience. 

Sha Kessler

Sha Kessler

Memory Care Director

Sha was born in Oklahoma, raised in Texas, and graduated in Lousiana. She holds an accounting degree, an associate degree, and is an LVN. She has also earned several certificates from various colleges. Sha spent 26 years in accounting – serving as a VP of an organization -prior to going back to school and becoming a nurse. While working towards her nursing degree, she worked as a CNA in skilled nursing and has worked in various healthcare settings from pediatrics to obstetrics & gynecology to family medicine and geriatrics.

Kiki Wilson

Kiki Wilson

Walk With Me Coordinator

Born and raised in small-town Mexia, TX, Kiki has began her career as a CNA over 17 years ago before attending Southern Career Institute. Her experience ranges from pain management, vitamin infusions, med tech, and more in the long-term care setting.  Her favorite part about the industry is getting to learn and serving residents in new ways. When Kiki is not working, you can find her enjoying family-fun activities with her two small children.

Amber Woodard

Amber Woodard

Director of Wellness

Amber is a Texan all the way, having been born and raised here and currently resides in Whitney. She graduated in 2009 with her LVN from Hill College and aspires to be a nurse practitioner one day! Her experience has been mostly in skilled nursing, but has also worked in home health and enjoyed travel nursing for assisted living and memory care communities in Washington.


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