Riva Ridge Assisted Living is located 20 minutes north of Austin in Leander, Texas off U.S. Highway 183. Nestled in the woods, the Riva Ridge location is a peaceful home for our residents. Since March 2000, seniors with dementia and those simply needing help with their daily activities have called Riva Ridge home.
By providing person-centered care in a family-like setting, our caregivers are able to meet the ever changing needs of our residents and help them feel safe, comfortable and loved… each moment of the day. Our small home-like environment allows us to adapt our services to the unique needs of each patient and provide them with a truly personalized plan of care. We're able to customize menus, activities and even the décor to accommodate individual preferences and needs. We bond not just with the residents, but also to their families – a characteristic rarely seen in other care settings.
Working together with a dedicated group of compassionate caregivers, the team at Riva Ridge possesses extensive experience in working with seniors. They consistently receive exceptional ratings from the families they serve.
See what our resident families say – (Testimonials)
Riva Ridge Assisted Living and Riva Ridge Memory Care Center are owned and operated by Ken Missler, a health care executive with over 30 years experience in hospital administration, group practice administration and health facilities development.
Ken was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up in Texas. His first eight years of life included short stays in San Antonio, Terrell and Abilene before his family settled in Wichita Falls where he lived from grade school through college.
Ken earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Medical Services Corps in 1982. He worked in field and fixed hospital settings until 1988 when he attended the US Army-Baylor University Master’s Program in Health Care Administration. He then served as administrator for the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington from 1990 to 1993.
Following military service, Ken served as the practice administrator for orthopedic groups in Pittsburgh, PA and Greenville, SC. He was involved in two building projects, which led him to work for Marshall Erdman and Associates (a design-build firm for health care facilities) as a Project Executive from 2002 through 2007. That opportunity led Ken to establish his home in Allen, TX – a growing community just north of Dallas.
In 2008, Ken began working on his broker’s license with the goal of eventually developing assisted living facilities. On June 1, 2013, Ken purchased the 12-bed facility “House at Cedar Ridge” and then renamed it “Riva Ridge Memory Care Center.” From the onset, his plan has been to grow the business and then divide the operations to form two separate facilities: Riva Ridge Assisted Living and Riva Ridge Memory Care Center.
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