MOUNTAIN VISTA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY

The Details

Name of Facility or Community: Mountain Vista Senior Living Community

Type of Facility: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Assisted Living plus Memory Care, Skilled Nursing plus Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Health Care Center, and Rehab Care

Phone: (303) 421-4161

Location: Wheat Ridge

Address: 4800 Tabor Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 80033

Nearby Major Cross-Streets: I-70 and Ward Road

Cost: Independent Living at Mountain Vista costs $1,294-$1,575 per month; Assisted Living at Mountain Vista costs $4,413-$6,240 per month; Memory Care plus Assisted Living at Mountain Vista costs $5,673 – $6,304 per month; Memory Care plus Skilled Nursing at Mountain Vista costs $8,940-$9,840 per month ($298/day-$328/day); Skilled Nursing at Mountain Vista costs $8,070-$10,350 per month ($269/day-$345/day); and Rehab Care at Mountain Vista costs $345/day.

Types of Units: In Independent Living at Mountain Vista, there are 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom cottages, all of which have full kitchens. In Assisted Living at Mountain Vista, there are studios, 1-bedroom, and 1-bedroom with den apartments, all of which have kitchenettes. In Memory Care Assisted Living, there are studios with kitchenettes. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing and long-term Skilled Nursing, there are private rooms with private baths and shared rooms with shared baths. In the short-term Rehab Care section of Mountain Vista, there are private suites with private baths.

Size Of Facility: In Independent Living, there are 47 apartments. In Assisted Living, there are 47 apartments. In Memory Care Assisted Living, there are 22 apartments. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing, there are 24 rooms. In Skilled Nursing, there are 121 beds. In Rehab Care there are 14 suites. Mountain Vista has a total of 275 units, across its continuum of care.

Ratio of Care Staff to Residents: In Assisted Living at Mountain Vista, the ratio is 1 staff member to 12 residents. In Memory Care Assisted Living, the ratio is 1 staff member to 8 or 9 residents. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing, the ratio is 1 staff member to 7 residents. In Skilled Nursing, the ratio is 1 staff member to 8 residents.

Meals and Dining Options: Independent Living at Mountain Vista doesn’t include meals, but lunches can be added for an additional fee. In Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Memory Care Skilled Nursing, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care, three meals and unlimited snacks are included. In addition to the regular menu, two specials are available at lunch and dinner. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care, special diets can be accommodated.

Amenities: Mountain Vista Senior Living Community is situated on fifteen acres on a hill, nestled above two ponds, with beautiful mountain views. In Independent Living at Mountain Vista, the apartments are cottage-style, grouped in duplexes to six-plexes, with a central clubhouse. In Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living at Mountain Vista, there’s a central dining room and open courtyards. Memory Care Skilled Nursing and Skilled Nursing provide all-inclusive care. Rehab Care has all private rooms and bathrooms, with a separate dining room. At Mountain Vista, there’s a general store, exercise classes, and worship services.

Regularly Scheduled Activities: In Independent Living, the residents run all of the group activities. In Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Memory Care Skilled Nursing, and Skilled Nursing, activities include: live entertainment, brain exercises, arts and crafts, games, Bingo, and outings. In Memory Care Assisted Living and Memory Care Skilled Nursing, all activities are done in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Individual Transportation: Individual transportation can be scheduled.

Group Transportation: There’s group transportation available for shopping on Fridays and for other scheduled outings.

On-Site Services: In Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Memory Care Skilled Nursing. and Skilled Nursing, nurse practitioners, doctors, dentists, podiatrists, audiologists, and optometrists come in as needed. A hairdresser comes into Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living.

Pet Policies: Yes, pets are allowed at Mountain Vista. In Independent Living, cats and dogs (up to 45 pounds) are allowed. In Assisted Living, cats and dogs (up to 35 pounds) are allowed. Residents must be able to care for their own pets. In Independent Living there’s a one-time $200 non-refundable pet fee, but no additional monthly charge for pets.

Smoking: No, Mountain Vista Senior Living Community is a non-smoking community.

Religious Affiliation/Options: Mountain Vista Senior Living community has an affiliation with the American Baptist Homes of the Midwest. Non-denominational, Baptist, and Catholic services are held weekly.

Emergency Call System: In Independent Living, there’s an additional charge if a resident would like a Phillips Lifeline. In Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care, residents wear emergency call pendants. In Memory Care Assisted Living and Memory Care Skilled Nursing, a care plan is created to fit each resident’s needs.

Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is included in Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, and Memory Care Skilled Nursing.

Memory Care: Yes, memory care is provided at Mountain Vista Senior Living Community.

Incontinence Care: Yes, in Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living, incontinence care is available for an additional cost. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing and Skilled Nursing, incontinence care is included.

Wound Care: In Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living, residents must bring in their own home health agency to handle wound care. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care, wound care is included.

Diabetic Care: In Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living, residents must take oral medications, be able to administer their own insulin injections, or bring in a home health agency. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care, diabetes care is included.

Therapy Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services are all available on-site at Mountain Vista.

Skilled Nursing Services:  Yes, in the Skilled Nursing building only. In all other areas of the Mountain Vista community, a home health agency can be brought in to provide skilled nursing services as needed.

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

Secured Environment: Yes, the Memory Care Assisted Living and Memory Care Skilled Nursing areas at Mountain Vista are secured.

Year Built/Opened: The Skilled Nursing building at Mountain Vista opened in 1964. Independent Living opened in 1975. Assisted Living opened in 1999. Memory Care Skilled Nursing opened in 2005. Memory Care Assisted Living opened in 2014. Over the years, renovation has taken place at Mountain Vista, in multiple phases.

Lease Terms: In Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care 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. In Memory Care Skilled Nursing, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care, there is no lease – care is billed by the day.

Age Restrictions: At Mountain Vista Senior Living Community, residents must be over the age of 55.

Accepts Medicaid: Yes, Medicaid is accepted, but only in Skilled Nursing.

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