Dignified Life - promoting dignity and self-worth while providing an excellent quality of life.

About Dignified Life Personal Care Home


My name is Marla Smith and it has been a dream of mine for many years to open my own personal care home.  I have been a licensed RN in the Clear Lake Area for over 20 years.  I have been working in the medical field, primarily with geriatric patients, for most of my career.  The majority of my background has been in home health and hospital settings on Medical/Surgical floors.  I have extensive hands on experience caring for patients and management experience while holding positions of Charge Nurse and House Supervisor of a 145 bed acute care hospital.  I found myself in a situation after my father passed away at 89 years old.  For approximately 5 years prior, my sister and I helped to provide 24 hour, live in care for our parents. After our Father's passing, our caregivers informed us that they were relocating out of state.  We knew it would be difficult to find personal care that our mother had grown accustomed to in her home.  It was difficult leaving my mom as a widow after 67 years of marriage and constant companionship with my father in California.  We made the decision to move my mother to Houston to be closer to me and my family. My home was not equipped for someone with her mobility difficulties.  We soon realized that with our family dynamics and our busy work schedules, safety was going to be an issue.  I began researching personal care facilities that would be the right fit for my mom.  I wasn't satisfied with what I found in assisted living facilities and personal home care.  This inspired me to pursue operating my own personal care home for people like my mom.  I am thrilled to provide exceptional care to my mom and your family member, with respect and dignity.