Revered Texan Hearth and Home
Owner – Karen Krug-Cook, RN
Revered Texan realizes people have several choices when searching for the assisted living facility that best fits the needs of their loved ones.
Revered Texan was established in March of 2010, and unlike other facilities, offers a small home environment for its residents, which allows its employees to provide a more personal level of care.
Our thirteen bed facility, converted from a residential home, is equipped to handle all the residents’ caregiving needs, from Home Health, Hospice and Physical Therapy to Physician visits. Revered Texan also has a registered nurse on staff.
We accept private pay, long -term care policies, private insurance and VA benefits.
Privately owned and operated, Revered Texan’s rates are not based on level of care. The assisted living facility charges flat rates, which do not increase as the health of the resident declines. That makes it easier on their families when planning the long-term budget.
Owner and operator, Registered Nurse, Karen Krug- Cook tells the story of how Revered Texan began and how it got it’s name.
“I grew up very close to my maternal grandparents, and from those relationships I developed a strong passion for seniors. So, in 20 years, most of my career as an Registered Nurse has been with the elderly. It was when I was a Hospice RN case manager, the dream developed to have my own home, one where seniors would get the personal care they all so deserve.
I had no clue what I was doing or how I was going to get the resources. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the Small Business Development Center at Brazosport College with Jan, Kenneth and Loretha. They helped me through each step, especially the dreaded business plan. Also, for Robert Perryman at First State Bank in Clute for believing in my dream and giving me my loan.
I had a dream, and I just would not quit. I raised my sons with the mentality that failure isn’t an option, so I kept marching on. I would call my mom, who has since passed away, on my way home from work every single night and cry. She was my biggest fan. I prayed every day, just telling God if this is His plan for me then please let it be. There was no other place I wanted to be.
God did see fit for it to happen. I admitted my first resident in March 2010. From there, we grew and have had so much success.
I have also been blessed with many working angels, who take such pride in our home, it’s reputation and success. I could not do this day after day without them.
We have a small-family environment which the families love, and the residents have less of an adjustment phase when coming to this environment and receiving more personal care.
An employee that was wearing on of our t-shirts was met by someone at a store. The lady inquired about our company. As my employee told her about us, the woman said, ‘Oh I know about you all, your the place that has extra love to give’.
People always ask why I chose the name Revered Texan. I consistently tell people that it derived from my belief that we should revere our elderly. I then added the Texan theme as our decor.
Am I in the right place in my career? That question is answered every day when I walk into this house and see these precious faces. I just thank God for this blessing.”