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BakerRipley Dementia Day Center

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Call the Dementia Care Line at 713-685-6577 for a complete menu of options and cost per program. Financial assistance is available.

Visit our Dementia Day Center Website for a complete list of programs and services.

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Established in 1987, the BakerRipley Dementia Day Center, formerly known as Sheltering Arms Senior Services, is the first dementia-specific adult day center in Houston. We are licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and our staff is trained in dementia care best practices.

We believe that individuals with dementia deserve a nurturing space to engage in a purposeful and meaningful life, no matter their challenges. The BakerRipley Dementia Day Center is the only center in the Greater Houston area accepting individuals from early to moderate-late dementia. This allows us to be there for the family as the disease progresses, without having to go through a sometimes confusing change of environment.

WATCH OUR VIDEO: Deconstructing Dementia: The BakerRipley Dementia Day Center


The BakerRipley Dementia Day center provides meaningful experiences for persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to participate in enrichment activities – while also providing caregiver support, through its Caregiver Resource Center and other initiatives. Our focus is on quality of care over time where our staff can develop relationships with the member and better manage their care as their dementia progresses. Our staff to participant ratio is 1:6, which is lower than the state requirement of 1:8, allowing for more individualized interaction.


Half-day and full-day programs are available. Families are able to set their schedule, including their days of attendance as well as arrival and departure times. Fees are charged based on attendance.

All costs are included in one fee, including:
• All activities, including field trips
• All meals, including our morning café, lunch, and afternoon refreshments
• Personal care or hygiene assistance


Members must be:
• Age 18 or older
• Diagnosed with dementia
• Able to bear weight
• Medically stable

For information about the BakerRipley Dementia Day Center in Spanish, click here.

For information about our Care Consultation services in Spanish, click here.

For information about our Dementia Case Management services in Spanish, click here.


  • M-F7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed


The building is closed on major holidays including: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor day, Thanksgiving Day, the Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Additional closures and early dismissals may occur and are announced in the monthly newsletter.


  • Noon-Time Meal
  • Full-day and half-day programs available
  • Specialized dementia programming
  • On-site nurse
  • Personal care assistance available
  • Caregiver Support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Fitness Classes
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Volunteer Opportunities Available