The Details

Name of Facility or Community: Alternative Care Homes

Type of Facility: Assisted Living (in a “Board and Care” environment)

Phone: call (303) 834-5646

Location: Denver

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.

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