ST. ANDREWS VILLAGE
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care in Aurora
The St. Andrews complex includes 264 units (146 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living apartments, and 58 beds in the skilled nursing and rehab care units). There are 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments available in independent living, and they all have full kitchens, private balconies, and washer/dryer units in the apartments. The assisted living choices include studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which include kitchenettes.
At St. Andrews, there are beautifully landscaped courtyards, a mini shopping store, two beauty salons, an indoor pool, a cards and billiards room, a media center, a library, a fitness and wellness center, and an interfaith chapel.
There are also four dining rooms at St. Andrews, with expansive, ever-changing menus that include seasonal dishes and daily chef specials made from fresh, local ingredients.
Activities at St. Andrews include outings for indoor skydiving, go-cart riding, and trips to popular Colorado spots, such as Kenosha Pass and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The outings are chosen from a “bucket list” that’s provided by residents, and family members are encouraged to join in.
St. Andrews is a Watermark Retirement Community, and through “Watermark University,” residents can participate in Tai Chi, painting, poker, strength and balance, pool exercise classes, and much, much more!
The level to which residents are involved – and the community spirit that results – are part of what make St. Andrews unique. In all of the housing and care levels, there are close relationships between the staff and residents, and many of the staff members have been at St. Andrews for years. In assisted living, residents always have the same caregivers. In 2018, the skilled nursing facility at St. Andrews was rated “deficiency-free” by the Colorado State Health Department, a rare and impressive achievement.
St. Andrews welcomes cats and dogs, and there’s even an on-site dog walker for the pooches.
Please make note: St. Andrews Village doesn’t accept Medicaid.
Name of Facility or Community: St. Andrews Village
Type of Facility: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab Care
Phone: (303) 214-7211
Address: 13801 East Yale Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80014
Nearby Major Cross-Streets: I-225 and Iliff Avenue
Cost: Independent Living at St. Andrews Village costs $3,300-$6,000 per month; Assisted Living at St. Andrews Village costs $3,500-$5,350 per month, plus an additional fee for care (there are 4 levels of care, ranging from $525-$2,000 per month).
Types of Units: In Independent Living at St. Andrews Village, there are 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments, all of which have full kitchens. In Assisted Living at St Andrews, there are studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which have kitchenettes. In the long-term Skilled Nursing and short-term Rehab Care sections of St. Andrews, there are shared and private suites.
Size Of Facility: There are 146 apartments in Independent Living and 60 apartments in Assisted Living. There are 58 beds in the Skilled Nursing and Rehab Care units. St. Andrews has a total of 264 units.
Ratio of Care Staff to Residents: In Assisted Living, the ratio is 1 staff member to 5-6 residents. In Skilled Nursing, the ratio is 1 staff member to 2-4 residents.
Meals and Dining Options: At St. Andrews, there are four dining rooms – one for Independent Living, one for Assisted Living, one for long-term Skilled Nursing and one for short-term Skilled Nursing Rehab. Independent Living includes two meals per day, (breakfast and dinner), and lunch can be included for an additional fee. Assisted Living and long-term and short-term Skilled Nursing include three meals and snacks. All of the meals at St. Andrews are cooked in house, and residents can choose from a menu, with daily chef specials made from fresh, local ingredients.
Amenities: At St. Andrews Village, there are beautifully landscaped courtyards and a secured, underground parking garage. Inside, there’s a full-service beauty salon, a cards and billiards room, an elegant dining room with private dining available, a well-stocked library, an interfaith chapel, an indoor heated pool, a spa, a fitness and wellness center, a massage therapy room, and a media center. In Independent Living, there are washers and dryers in every apartment, and all of the Independent Living apartments have private balconies.
Regularly Scheduled Activities: At St. Andrews, lifelong learning and adventures are encouraged. Extraordinary outings include indoor skydiving, go-cart riding, and trips to Kenosha Pass trip and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The monthly activities are created from “bucket list” input from residents, and family members are encouraged to come along. Activities include a range of cultural programs, events, and classes, which are open to the public and offered through the on-site “Watermark University,” Examples include classes on Tai Chi, Strength and Balance, Poker, Painting, and Technology 101.
Individual Transportation: Individual transportation can be scheduled daily.
Group Transportation: There’s group transportation available for shopping and outings.
On-Site Services: There’s a mini shopping store and two full-service beauty salons at St. Andrews. Physicians, a podiatrist, and a dentist come in on a regular basis. There’s on-site site physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, available as in-patient or out-patient services. There’s also an on-site dog walker.
Pet Policies: Yes, cats and dogs are allowed at St. Andrews Village, based on management approval. There is a one-time pet fee, but no additional monthly charge for pets.
Smoking: No, St. Andrews Village is a non-smoking community.
Religious Affiliation/Options: There are no religious affiliations. There’s an interfaith chapel at St. Andrews, with various services offered each week, and Jewish holidays are observed.
Emergency Call System: Yes, emergency call system neck pendants or wrist bands are available for all residents. There are emergency pull cords in the bathrooms and motion sensors above the master bathroom doors.
Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is available for an additional monthly fee.
Memory Care: No, memory care isn’t provided at St. Andrews Village.
Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided, for an additional 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 are all available on-site.
Skilled Nursing Services: Yes, skilled nursing services and long-term and short-term rehab care are available at St. Andrews Village.
Hospice and Palliative Care: Yes, hospice care and palliative care can be brought in.
Secured Environment: No, the environment at St. Andrews Village isn’t secured.
Year Built/Opened: St. Andrews Village opened in 2006 and was renovated in 2018 and 2019.
Lease Terms: In Independent Living at St. Andrews, a 1-year lease is required, with 90 days notice to terminate the lease. In 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 St. Andrews Village, residents must be over the age of 62.
Accepts Medicaid: No, St. Andrews Village doesn’t accept Medicaid.