Denver Alzheimer's Care Community
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Denver; and throughout Emeritus Senior Living communities; has shared since 1998, when our community first opened its doors. It's a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful — a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our memory care community.
The Perfect Location
Emeritus at Denver is centrally located near W. Quincy Ave. and S. Lowell Blvd. While our memory care community is in a lovely secluded area, with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, we are within just 10 minutes of Swedish Hospital and a skilled nursing facility is located right behind our building. Our sister community – Emeritus at Roslyn – also offers skilled nursing and is about 25 minutes from here. With so much in the immediate area, we take residents out every week for different activities, from trips to our local casino, Blackhawk, to picnics in the park.
A Wonderful Selection
Our beautiful building offers a total of 60 studio apartments, most with views of our secured exterior courtyard. Each apartment is bright and cheerful and includes closets and a bathroom with safety rails. (Residents take showers in a separate private bathroom, fully assisted by staff). Eight of our studios can be rented as companion suites should a resident and his or her family wish to save on rent or desire the companionship of a roommate.
Our community has four wings, each its own neighborhood with 15 studio apartments. Each neighborhood has its own kitchen, living room and dining room. Residents in all stages of the disease are grouped together, so that as the disease progresses, residents are able to remain in the same apartment for the remaining time they call Emeritus at Denver their home. In addition, we offer several common areas, including a community center, art studio and new movie theater. Residents have complete access to our huge exterior courtyard, which surrounds the building and provides many walking paths.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Any type of healthcare provider is welcome to come into our building and provide services – whomever the family wishes to care for their loved one is just fine with us. From physical, occupational and speech therapists to music and pet therapists, we’ve had just about every type of healthcare worker here! Senior Care of Colorado also visits our community twice a week to provide specialized geriatric services as necessary. And a local physician makes rounds here every week. Our nurses work closely with family members to help coordinate any service required.
Employment longevity is commonplace here at Emeritus at Denver. Most of our staff members, which include a full-time RN and LPN, a full-time Memory Care Director, Resident Assistants, Med Techs and many others, have been with us for at least a few years – some have been with us for more than a decade! All of our caregivers are fully trained in working with people who have Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. We employ up to 50 Resident Assistants and maintain a 6:1 staff ratio. It truly takes a special type of person to care for people with the kinds of memory impairments our residents have --- and our staff truly is amazing. They are dedicated, understanding, patient and always keep our residents’ best interests in their hearts and minds.