ALTERNATIVE CARE HOMES
Assisted Living Residential Care Homes in Denver
If you are interested in learning more about Alternative Care Homes, or other senior communities and facilities in Denver, call senior advisor Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, to schedule a free consultation. Marnie helps seniors and their families find the best community or facility, based on their needs and preferences and there’s never a charge for her senior placement services.
At Alternative Care Homes in Denver, there’s a large outdoor area, with room to walk around, along with a vegetable garden that the residents tend. The owner of Alternative Care Homes is very involved in the day-to-day activities, and all of the staff work diligently to ensure that residents can stay at the home through the end of their lives. Best of all, perhaps, Medicaid is accepted.
With just ten residents, Alternative Care Homes is an ideal environment for seniors who are looking for assisted living in a smaller facility setting.
In this “board and care,” environment, residents are given personalized and attentive care, and a staff member is awake throughout the night.
At Alternative Care Homes, the room options include shared rooms and private rooms (all with shared bathrooms).
A physician, podiatrist, and hairdresser come in as needed for residents and activities are scheduled at the residents’ requests.
Assistance with medications and incontinence care are included in the monthly fee (but the resident or family needs to provide Depends). Home health care services and hospice care can be brought in upon request.
Note: Alternative Care Homes accepts Medicaid, with no spend-down requirements.
Name of Facility or Community: Alternative Care Homes
Type of Facility: Assisted Living (in a “Board and Care” environment)
Phone: call (303) 834-5646
Address: 941 South Fulton Street, Denver, Colorado, 80247
Nearby Major Cross-Streets: Havana Street and Mississippi Avenue
Cost: A semi-private room at Alternative Care Homes costs $2,800-$3,500 per month; a private room costs $4,000-$5,000 per month.
Types of Units: Shared rooms and private rooms, all with shared bathrooms.
Size of Facility: 10 residents
Ratio of Staff to Residents: The ratio is 1 staff member to 10 residents.
Meals and Dining Options: 3 meals per day and snacks are included in the monthly cost.
Amenities: There’s a large fenced yard, with a garden and walking areas.
Regularly Scheduled Activities: Planting and tending the vegetable garden. Adult coloring books. Other activities are scheduled when residents want to do activities.
Individual Transportation: None
Group Transportation: None
On-Site Services: A doctor, podiatrist, and hairdresser come in as needed.
Pet Policies: No, pets aren’t allowed at Alternative Care Homes.
Smoking: Yes, smoking is permitted at Alternative Care Homes.
Smoking Policies: Smoking is allowed only in outdoor, designated areas.
Religious Affiliation/Options: There are no religious affiliations. When residents want a pastor to come by, the pastor comes to visit.
Emergency Call System: No
Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is included in the monthly fee.
Memory Care: No, memory care isn’t provided.
Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided. The resident (or family) needs to provide Depends.
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.
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 Alternative Care Homes isn’t secured.
Year Built/Opened: Alternative Care Homes opened in 2004.
Lease Terms The lease term at Alternative Care Homes is month-to-month. The facility or the resident can terminate the least at any point, with 30 days notice.
Age Restrictions: No, there aren’t any age restrictions.
Accepts Medicaid: Yes, Alternative Care Homes accepts Medicaid, with no spend-down requirements.