The Details

Name of Facility or Community: Canterbury Gardens Independent and Assisted Living

Type of Facility: Independent Living and Assisted Living

Phone:  call (303) 341-1412

Location: Aurora

Address: 11265 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80012

Nearby Major Cross-Streets: Mississippi Avenue and Havana Street

Cost: Independent Living at Canterbury Gardens costs $1,500-$1,795 per month (a second person costs an additional $450 per month). Assisted Living at Canterbury Gardens costs $2,695-$2,895 per month, all inclusive.

Types of Units: In Independent Living at Canterbury Gardens, there are studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which have kitchenettes. In Assisted Living at Canterbury Gardens, there are studio and 1-bedroom units with refrigerators.

Size Of Facility: There are 86 apartments in Independent Living and 113 apartments in Assisted Living. Canterbury Gardens has a total of 199 units.

Ratio of Care Staff to Residents: In Assisted Living, the ratio is 1 staff member to 7-8 residents.

Meals and Dining Options: Restaurant-style meals are served in an elegant dining room. There’s also a private dining room. Independent Living and Assisted Living include three meals per day and snacks.

Amenities: At Canterbury Gardens, there are three acres of beautiful grounds, including a garden and Koi pond. There’s a general store, billiards room, beauty and barber shop, fitness room, and a library with computer and Internet access.

Regularly Scheduled Activities: At Canterbury Gardens, there are activities every day, including: Bingo, poker, table games, arts and crafts classes, movie nights, and excursions out on the town. Local artists and musicians visit frequently.

Individual Transportation: Individual transportation can be scheduled ahead for Tuesday trips to doctor appointments or errands.

Group Transportation: There’s group transportation available for shopping and outings.

On-Site Services: There’s a beauty salon and barber shop at Canterbury Gardens. A primary care physician and dentist come in on a regular basis.

Pet Policies: Yes, cats and dogs (under 20 pounds) are allowed, based on management approval. There is a one-time pet fee and community fee, but no additional monthly fee.

Smoking: Yes, smoking is permitted at Canterbury Gardens.

Smoking Policies: Smoking is allowed only in outdoor, designated areas.

Religious Affiliation/Options: There are no religious affiliations. Every Tuesday, there is Catholic Communion and Angels Among Us. Every Sunday, there are church services.

Emergency Call System: The emergency call system at Canterbury Gardens includes pull cords and neck pendants.

Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is included in Assisted Living.

Memory Care: No, memory care isn’t provided at Canterbury Gardens.

Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided in Assisted Living.

Wound Care: Residents must bring in their own home health agency to handle wound care.

Diabetic Care: Residents with diabetes must be able to administer their own insulin injections or bring in a home health agency.

Therapy Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can be brought in.

Skilled Nursing Services: No, but home health agencies can provide skilled nursing services as needed.

Hospice and Palliative Care: Yes, hospice care and palliative care can be brought in.

Secured Environment: No, the environment at Canterbury Gardens isn’t secured.

Year Built/Opened: Canterbury Gardens opened in the early 1970s. Apartments are refreshed and remodeled as needed.

Lease Terms: In Independent Living at Canterbury Gardens and Assisted Living, the lease terms are month-to-month. The facility or the resident can terminate the lease at any point, with 30 days notice.

Age Restrictions: At Canterbury Gardens, there are no age restrictions.

Accepts Medicaid: Yes, Canterbury Gardens accepts Medicaid.

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