300 E. Devereaux St.
Decatur, TX 76234

Mon - Sun
9:00am - 5:00pm


Senior Living Communities

Affordable independent and assisted living in Decatur, Texas.


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There are places to live, and then there is Governor's Ridge!

Senior Living Communities,
Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle Needs

Services We Offer

Living at Governor’s Ridge gives our residents every opportunity to keep active, stay involved and age gracefully.

Home Cooked Meals

Our chefs plan meals that are similar to ones that residents have prepared over the years.  Fresh fruits and vegetables accompany every meal.

Life Enrichment Activities

We try to stimulate our seniors in social activities, physical skills, and mental stimulation activities,  As important, we encourage our seniors to express their opinions, desires and feelings, so that they can be part of a “living community”.


Transportation to medical appointments are provided as well as weekly shopping trips and social outings.


A beauty shop is on site to keep our seniors looking good.

Housekeeping and Maintenance

Friendly housekeepers and maintenance staff are scheduled to clean and maintain our seniors apartment homes.

Personal Care Services

Our staff is available to help with medicine reminders, assisting in showering, and sometimes just to be a friend.

Pricing Plans

Our mission is to provide the best service, care and match
for you and your family

Independent Living

Our independent senior living communities provide the versatility and benefits of being in your own home without the burdens and complexities of everyday life. Our seniors benefit from an independent lifestyle that promotes new friendships, community involvement and connection to you and your neighbors.
$2,350 Starting at

Chef prepared meals with snacks

Exercise & Planned Wellness Programs

Planned Activities

Full Calendar of Events

Local transportation services

Weekly housekeeping services


Beauty Shop

Assisted Living

Our assisted living and personal care community offers a personalized lifestyle for our residents that balances independence and assistance with Activities of Daily Living. Our care staff will develop an individualized care plan for each resident based on their needs. Residents will enjoy the privacy of their own apartment and the security of 24-hour personal assistance. We believe Assisted Living should empower our residents by celebrating their unique identify, life experiences and dreams. Our residents enjoy an active lifestyle while benefiting from a broad array of services and amenities that include:
$2,650 Starting at

Personalized Care Program

Medication Management

Personal alert system

Assistance with daily tasks

24-hour care staff

Chef prepared meals with snacks

Exercise & Planned Wellness Programs

Planned Activities

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Actual Resident Reviews

"Thank you very much for your kindness and amazing care - and making this such a nice place to live. Love & Merry Christmas!"
“Thank you very much for your kindness and amazing care – and making this such a nice place to live. […]
"We love all of you so much! Words cannot convey our gratitude for all the love and care you gave Sam. Forever Grateful."
“We love all of you so much! Words cannot convey our gratitude for all the love and care you gave […]
"Thank you so very, very much for all your help, counsel, prayers & encouragement. The whole family has felt these for our Mom as we go from broken to HEALED AT HOME!! Hope to have Mom home soon and able to share her thanks in person."
“Thank you so very, very much for all your help, counsel, prayers & encouragement. The whole family has felt these […]

Employees in Service

Our management team members complement each other, and together we offer a comprehensive package of experience in all aspects of owning and managing communities committed to providing quality care for seniors.
Leslie Misenhimer

Leslie Misenhimer

Assistant Executive Director

My career in Senior Living began as a volunteer in Life Enrichment. This, along with caring for my mother in her last days, gave me a servant’s heart towards our seniors. In addition to my own family, which includes a new husband, 4 children and a new grandson, I now have a host of other friends and family that I am privileged to interact with at Governor’s Ridge on a daily basis. It warms my heart knowing I have been part of making someone’s day a little brighter with a smile or a kind word. We’d love to meet you here at The Ridge!

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Paula Martin

Paula Martin

Resident Care Director

Paula Martin has served as a dedicated Resident Care Supervisor at Governor’s Ridge for the past 7 years.  Her care for her own mother through a difficult illness has helped Paula to relate in a very personal and insightful way to the needs and cares of the residents of Governor’s Ridge and their families.  Her unique dedication sets her in a pivotal and irreplaceable role at our facility.

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Cindy Paul

Executive Chef

My name is Cindy Paul. I have been cooking in restaurants for over 40 years. I really enjoy cooking for our residents and preparing “home cooked” meals. I have a passion for seniors and enjoy working at Governor’s Ridge. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family; 3 sons (Steven, Cody and Zach) and my two grandkids Clayton and Emma. My family is what I treasure.

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Frances Valverde-Sanders

Life Enrichment Director

I’m originally from West Texas, 1 of 14 children, 3rd in line. Now a wife, mother of 3 children and 7 grandchildren. I remarried almost 3 years ago and inherited 5 more children and 3 extra grandchildren. However, since coming on board here at Governor’s Ridge I have gained an even bigger and loving family!!!

Working with seniors, I can honestly say, “I have found one of my hearts desires!”

Having a servant’s heart, I get tremendous joy from brightening the day for each and every one of my awesome seniors with a hug or a kiss on the cheek for starters.

It’s so rewarding to get the opportunity to work in their home, I say work but it’s really not work at all. Every day is a new and exciting day full of love, joy, and laughter. I am so blessed for the opportunity to make great memories with these amazing seniors here at Governor’s Ridge!!!

Not only does it fill my heart with joy to see them smile and laugh but it also fills my heart to be able to put my arms around them and comfort them when they’re having a bad day, especially if they are new here at Governor’s Ridge. I love letting them know how excited I am to have them here and what a great place Governor’s Ridge is to call home. I ask them to just give it a little time because they will grow to love Governor’s Ridge just as much as I do.

I know without a doubt that God has put me right where I’m supposed to be, it is an honor to be here.

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Bethany Cobb

Back Office Manager

Bethany Cobb – I began working at Governor’s Ridge as a caregiver my senior year in high school (2007) and have fallen in love with the senior population. I transitioned to Assistant Care Director and eventually into Administrative Assistant. When not at work, I am raising my 5 year old son, caring for my mom and spending as much time as I can outdoors. My goal is making our residents’ lives better every day. It may be a hug, helping with their electronic questions or talking to their families. I am ready and willing to meet their needs, whatever it may be.

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Below are a small sample of events at Governor’s Ridge.
Our commitment to seniors is the benchmark for everything we do… our residents come first!

Sample Menu

Below is a sample of the nutritious and delicious meals we serve at Governor’s Ridge.

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300 E. Devereaux St.
Decatur, TX 76234
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