If you’ve spent any amount of time searching Assisted Living Colorado Springs, you may be a bit confused about what the term really means. The reason for your confusion is that in the US, there is not one accepted definition of the phrase. Too often, facilities use the phrase for marketing purposes even though they don’t actually offer the care necessary to claim the title. So, what exactly is assisted living? What options are there in Colorado Springs? This article will attempt to answer your questions. Additionally, I will tell you a bit about why Constant Care of Colorado Springs is special.
A good definition for assisted Living Facilities, or ALF’s, could be this: housing facilities for people with disabilities and/or elderly people who do not have a critical medical condition but who need help with their daily living activities.
Now, let’s take a look at what the state of Colorado requires for such facilities:
Because members of ALF’s do not require the level of medical care of a nursing home, many locations do not have round-the-clock nursing staff. This service would be more suited for retirement homes. Residents of assisted Living centers are generally a step up in their mobility. But still need help with at least one activity of daily living. They are typically senior citizens who do not require high levels of care, but prefer the companionship and assistance that these facilities provide.
There are a variety of facilities that meet these requirements set out by the state. They range from small, residential houses serving one resident to large hotel like complexes serving hundreds of residents. In most of these centers, people usually have their own private room or apartment at these centers. Some though, have shared, dorm-style rooms. There are also community living areas and dining facilities.
While these large-style apartments are very viable options, and may be the best option for some, Constant Care of Colorado Springs takes a different approach. Instead of a large building with long hallways and busy eating areas, ours is a small, family environment in a residential home on a quiet street in the Cheyenne Mountain area of the city. Our home has two floors with six rooms and two separate common areas. There are no long hallways and never any crowds. Also, due to our smaller size, our residents have more input in planning of meals, activities, etc.
Senior Living Colorado Springs
My Mother who suffers from dementia has been in Constant Care for a few months and I am thrilled to have found such a gorgeous home and compassionate atmosphere for her. After caring for her myself for several years, I know what it takes to provide an attentive and loving home and Constant Care is just that. Jeff, owner and manager, is 100% on top of her health and medication issues and has developed a special connection with her that keeps her laughing all the time. The 5 other residents and sweet caregivers are incredibly welcoming when I visit and already feel like family. I thank God every day for Jeff and the Constant Care team that is allowing my Mom to age with dignity and grace.
So far, this is definitely my number 1 pick in my search for a facility. First of all, the big corporate assisted living places I visited were too sterile and I had a feeling the residents there were far too lonely. Constant Care was a lovely home with a family vibe. I would live there myself. No one would get lost in the shuffle there. The staff seemed incredibly caring and genuinely involved. It made the residents to love living there. Even my mom would love the place.
Our commitment is to always provide the appropriate services to families for their loved one’s care, mindful of their budget capabilities and needs.
Our caregivers are experienced, caring and compassionate. We bring expert care and family-style community to our residents 24/7.