SERENITY HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING

The Details

Name Of Facility or Complex: Serenity House Assisted Living, Inc.

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

Phone:  (303) 584-8926

Location: Denver, Lakewood, Littleton, Englewood, and Centennial

Address: There are 17 residential care homes; contact Serenity House for the exact locations

Cost: Level 1 care at Serenity House costs $3,900-$4,200 per month: Level 2 care at Serenity House costs $4,200-$4,600 per month; Level 3 care at Serenity House costs $4,400-$5,000 per month. In the Level 3 care homes, 2-person transfers of residents can be performed.

Types of Units: Semi-private rooms and private rooms, most with shared bathrooms.

Size Of Facility: There are 7-12 residents in each of the residential care homes.

Ratio Of Staff To Residents: In Level 1 care, there is 1 staff member to 8 residents during the day 1 staff member (sleeping) to 8 residents at night; in Level 2 care, there is 1 or 2 staff members to 8 residents during the day and 1 staff member (awake) to 8 residents at night; in Level 3 care, there are 2 staff members to 8 residents during the day and 1 staff member (awake) to 8 residents at night.

Meals and Dining Options: 3 meals per day are included in the monthly cost. Snacks and beverages are scheduled. The meals and snack times are tailored to personal preferences.

Amenities: All of the Serenity House residential care homes are lovely, with beautiful outdoor areas and ergonomically-sound design. Serenity House has a bus with a wheel-chair lift for resident outings, as well as a rehab-based program. There are exercise groups and individual exercise trainers.

Regularly Scheduled Activities: Serenity house has an Engagement Leader who schedules activities in all of the residential care homes. Outside groups come in for pet visits, entertainment, and music, and there are also scheduled cultural outings outside the home. In addition, residents are encouraged to participate in progressive, group walks.

Individual Transportation: Scheduled bus or van transport to doctor’s appointments is provided.

Group Transportation: Group transportation is provided for scheduled activities and outings.

On-Site Services: A hairdresser, dentist, hygienist, and eye care specialist come in as needed. A bookmobile also stops by the homes.

Pet Policies: Dogs and cats are allowed at Serenity House (but an assessment needs to be done to make sure there are no allergies with residents or staff).

Smoking: Yes, smoking is permitted at Serenity House.

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

Religious Affiliation/Options: Serenity House doesn’t have a religious affiliation; the options are individual to each resident.

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

Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is included in the monthly fee.

Memory Care: Yes, memory care is provided in some of the residential care homes.

Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided.

Wound Care: Serenity House care staff will provide wound care for residents, according to written physician orders. If a wound is more complicated, care staff will work in conjunction with a home health agency nurse.

Diabetic Care: Serenity House care staff will perform blood sugar testing, according to written physician orders. Special meals will be prepared for residents who need to follow a diabetic diet. For insulin dependent residents, care staff will prep the injection site with an alcohol swab and hand the pre-filled insulin syringe or insulin pen to the resident, who must self-inject. Care staff will obtain syringes or pens with the correct insulin doses. Written physician orders are required to authorize self-injection of a pre-filled insulin syringe or pen.

Therapy Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services can be brought in.

Additional Care Services:  Additional services are provided for Foley catheters, colostomies, and ileostomies.

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: Some of the residential care homes have secured environments.

Year Built/Opened: The Serenity House residential care homes were built in the late 1950s-1970s and were opened in the 2000s.

Lease Terms The lease term at Serenity House is month-to-month, after a 10-day trial. The facility or the resident can terminate the lease at any point, with 30 days notice.

Age Restrictions: No, there aren’t any age restrictions. Most of the residents at Serenity House are in their early eighties.

Accepts Medicaid: Yes, Serenity House accepts Medicaid, on a case by case basis.

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