Our Assisted Living: Cascade House in Colorado Springs
Home Care in Our Care Home
The Colorado CareAssist team is taking the same consideration as we have taken with our in-home care service opening an 8 bed assisted living just north one block from Penrose Main hospital in Colorado Springs.
Cascade Home allows those with a higher need of attention to stay in a home setting.
A proven assisted living care model in a home environment, we are focusing on the comfort, health, and increasing needs of our residents.
Our Amenities and Services
Offering single and double bedrooms, three meals a day and snacks, medication management, housekeeping, laundry, bathing, dressing as needed, activities, and family dinners.
For the families of the loved ones, it is a comfort to know your family member is getting that consideration, conversation, and personal comfort they need.
We can guarantee your loved one will feel safe, have as much interaction as they desire, and have great home-cooked meals. We believe there should be a place where your loved one can enjoy the Pikes Peak sunset’s from their front window and enjoy peaceful days in a nurturing environment.
Hot or Cold Cereal
Choice of Egg
Toast, Muffin, or Pastry
Soup of the Day
Berry Blast Pie
Soup of the Day
Hamburger Sliders and Mushrooms
Rice Krispie Treats
Activities at Cascade Home
We encourage residents to initiate activities in which they are interested and participate in activities the Cascade Home Family has planned for them.
Some of these activities include: exercise (Sit and Be Fit, Leisure Walks), Parties, Movie Night, Arts and Crafts, Games (Bingo, Dominoes, Yahtzee, cards), Gardening, Sing-a-longs, Outings (Community Events,) Spa Days (manicures, pedicures, massages), Cooking and Baking, Community and Volunteer Outreach (Girl and Boy Scouts, Church Groups), BBQ’s and Picnics, Guest Entertainers, Books on CD, Worship Services.
* Family and Friends are always welcome
Frequently Asked Questions
Most seniors chose to remain in their own home with family or professional care as long as possible. However, if the family is providing the care and have reached their care threshold (care has become overwhelming) or professional homecare has become too costly, there are other options.
Questions to consider whether Assisted Living is a better choice:
1. What does your loved one want?
2. What is the safest choice for your loved one?
3. Has staying in the home become stressful for the family and the loved one?
4. Would the loved one benefit from having meals prepared for them?
5. Do they need medication reminders?
6. Have they visited any communities before and expressed interest?
7. Is your loved one too isolated?
8. Do they need medical care?
9. Has the combination of stress and cost of caregiving become too great?
Living alone can be isolating for seniors amongst other problems including safety and poor nutrition. It is common for seniors to take less interest in food causing poor nutrition which can ultimately cause other health problems including depression and cognitive decline. Community living might be the right choice if you are seeing this in your loved one.
Stress for caregivers is common and can have harmful health effects including depression or anxiety for the caregiver. Caregiving stress comes from the emotional and physical stress of caregiving. Even if you have some help with professional services, considering the above questions and the needs of the primary caregiver, it may be time to help your loved one make a transition to an assisted living residential care home.
Meet Debbie our Care Home Nurse
How is Cascade Home Different?
Our Home offers full-service dining, housekeeping, 24-hour staff, plus a well-rounded social activities. We provide discreet reminders and assistance such as for bathing, dressing, medication reminders, getting to and from meals and incontinent care. We have a licensed nurse on staff who performs assessments of potential residents to determine if we are a good fit. The nurse will also monitor and assess the residents if there are any changes in condition to make sure the appropriate care is given.
Can someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia live at Cascade Home?
We do not offer a secured environment so those who are a wander risk are unable to live in our home. We have referrals of good options to give. Those who have the early stages of dementia are often a good fit for our home as long as there is not a wander risk.
How much does it cost to live at Cascade Home?
Our home has choices of either a private or a shared room. Terms are month-to-month. Residents pay a single monthly fee that includes dining, activities, housekeeping and linen services, house maintenance, and support services from our nurse and caregivers. To find out present rates, contact our offices. For immediate assistance, call our Denver office (303-757-1779) or our Colorado Springs office (719-428-3999)
Is a security deposit required? How about other fees?
A bed-holding fee will be required which will be applied to the first month’s rent. Emergency Medical/Ambulance fees are not paid by Cascade House in the event the resident is transported to the hospital. For those interested in the full policy, contact the office.
Can I bring my own home furnishings to the home?
We are happy to provide a bed and dresser if needed but can also make room for your own bedroom furnishings. Having your own personal touches will add enjoyment to the experience of being in Cascade House.
Can I bring my pet to Cascade House?
We are a pet free home though we have a visiting dog that comes in regularly.
Are Smoking and Drinking allowed at Cascade House?
For safety we are a smoke free and alcohol free home. Medications can have deadly interactions with alcohol. If it is a doctor’s orders, we will accommodate that.
What if there is a medical emergency?
We have a 24-hour wake staff to respond and offer immediate assistance and call emergency services if needed.
Is there transportation provided?
We ask the families to provide transportation to local appointments or errands. Transportation for special outings will be provided by Cascade Home.
Assisted Living Costs in the Denver/Colorado Springs Region
The average assisted living facility cost $36,372 per year. (2008 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Costs.) Most of these costs will not be covered by Medicare or Medicaid. When inquiring about assisted living fees, ask what the costs include. Many communities charge extra fees for certain tasks such as medication reminders, bathing, etc.
Monthly Cost for Assisted Living in the Denver/Colorado Springs Region can range from $2100 to $7000 a month. The assisted living communities may accept Medicaid, pets, have scheduled transportation, daycare, respite care, age restrictions, price dependent on levels of care, secure Alzheimer’s/Dementia units, skilled nursing in their facility, private rooms, semi-private rooms, and residential homes.