MARYCREST ASSISTED LIVING

The Details

Name of Facility or Community: Marycrest Assisted Living

Type of Facility: Assisted Living

Phone:  (303) 433-0282

Location: Northwest Denver, in the Highlands neighborhood (just across the street from Regis University).

Address: 2850 Columbine Road, Denver, Colorado, 80221

Nearby Major Cross-Streets: I-70 and Federal Boulevard

Cost: The cost at Marycrest is $3,260, $3,640, or $4,180 per month, depending on the level of care provided. In an intake interview, Marycrest will determine the level of care required for the resident.

Types of Units: 300 square foot studios with private, large bathrooms and small kitchen areas (with microwaves and refrigerators). Heating and air conditioning are individually controlled in the units by the residents.

Size of Facility: Marycrest has two separate buildings as part of its assisted living facility. Serenity is for seniors and Harmony is for residents under the age of 55. In the Serenity building, there are 90 units. In the Harmony building, there are 48 units. Marycrest has a total of 138 units.

Ratio of Staff to Residents: In the Serenity building, from 6 am – 10 pm, the ratio is 1 staff member to 15 residents; from 10 pm – 6 am, the ratio is 1 staff member to 30 residents.

Meals and Dining Options: Three meals a day are served. There are six meal options for lunch and dinner, which are served “restaurant-style” in a community dining room. New Horizons meal options, which are healthy choices, are always available. Snacks and beverages are available 24/7.

Amenities: Outdoor sitting areas

Regularly Scheduled Activities: There’s a slate of scheduled activities at Marycrest every month, including fitness classes, pet visits, live music, cooking classes, arts and crafts, and outings to shopping, restaurants, and casinos.

Individual Transportation: None

Group Transportation: Scheduled group transportation is available for activities and shopping (grocery stores, Target, Walmart, ), with sign-up required.

On-Site Services: A hairdresser comes in weekly. Two GP doctors and a podiatrist also visit on a regular basis.

Pet Policies: Yes, pets are allowed at Marycrest (but only birds and fish).

Smoking: Yes, smoking is permitted at Marycrest.

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

Religious Affiliation and Options: Catholic Mass is offered at Marycrest on the first Tuesday of every month. The Rosary is offered every Monday morning at 10 am. And group transportation is provided to a non-denominational service every Sunday.

Emergency Call System: Yes, there’s an emergency response system in every unit.

Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is provided.

Memory Care: Some memory care support is provided at Marycrest. Residents with memory issues at the early stages are welcome. An assessment is required.

Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided, for an additional $250 monthly fee.

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 services can be brought in, and therapy can be conducted in the health and wellness center.

Skilled Nursing Services: No, skilled nursing services aren’t provided.

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

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

Year Built/Opened: Marycrest was built in 1998, and as the assisted living apartments become available, they’re refreshed.

Lease Terms: The lease terms at Marycrest are month-to-month. The facility or the resident can terminate the lease at any point, with 30 days notice.

Age Restrictions: In the Serenity building, residents must be over the age of 55. In the Harmony building, residents must be ages 18-55. Harmony has the distinction of being the only assisted living facility in Colorado for younger adults.

Accepts Medicaid: Yes, Marycrest accepts Medicaid, after a one-year, private pay spend-down requirement.

Other Details: Marycrest was designated as “deficiency-free” in the Colorado State Health Department’s 2019 survey of facilities. This means that Marycrest received a “perfect score” in more than 150 regulatory categories that encompass care and service.

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