300 E. Devereaux St.
Decatur, TX 76234

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

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Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle Needs


A long-term care ombudsman helps residents of a nursing facility and residents of an assisted living facility resolve complaints. Help provided by an ombudsman is confidential and free of charge.

To speak with an ombudsman, a person may call the toll-free number 1-800-252-2412.

The state long-term care ombudsman advocates for resident rights and helps protect the quality of life and quality of care of any person living in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Local ombudsman information:

AAA of North Central Texas

Managing Local Ombudsman: Tina Rider

Phone 800-272-3921

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.
$2,500 Starting at

current_specialsChef 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:
$2,600 Starting at

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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

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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Stephanie Grady

Stephanie Grady

Resident Care Director

I am excited to join Governor’s Ridge as the Resident Care Director. I come with 10 years of experience as an LVN. I started as a nurse’s aide at the age of 18, followed by becoming a phlebotomist which led into my nursing career. I dearly love the senior population and strive to provide the best care possible to each and every one of my residents. I look forward to getting to know and care for all of the current residents, as well as all of the new residents that may come. Outside of work, I enjoy watching my teenage son play multiple sports, playing with my 3 beautiful nieces and spending time with family and friends. I hope that I become as much of a blessing to each resident as I know they will be to me.

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Thelma Zapata

Thelma Zapata


From the age of 6, I was helping my mother in the kitchen and developed a love for food. Shortly after finishing high school, I decided to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts. Throughout my education, I worked in various restaurants and school cafeterias to gain additional experience in a kitchen environment. I graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts in 2020, as the pandemic was ramping up. I gained experience in the senior industry by working in a SNF during this time and volunteered for “Food & Wine” events in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hawaii. At each event, I had the pleasure of working with professional Chefs. I moved to Texas in 2022 and joined Governor’s Ridge.

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Cyndee Neal

Activities Director

Hello! I am Cyndee Neal, the new Activities Director here at Governor’s Ridge in Decatur Tx. I have been a staff member for 1 ½ years as the transportation driver. I have several years experience in activities with the Committee on Aging and Director of the Bridgeport Senior Center. I attended college at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches. My hobbies are crafts, painting, boating and spending time with my grand children. I enjoy making the residents smile and laugh. The residents and staff at Governor’s Ridge are family, and I will do my best to encourage that relationship.

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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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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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