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Discover compassionate care and personalized support at our Littleton community.

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"The Gardens’ is a beautiful friendly place if your parent needs assistance with daily living that you are not able to provide, or if they desire independence but need a loving community."
"This facility has a family feel, not a corporate vibe.  Mom had the best care here and I am eternally grateful for that."
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"My mom is relatively new to the Gardens, and the staff has been incredible in the way they have welcomed and cared for her.  The facility and all the staff have exceeded every expectation!"
Resident: Mother

Looking for the perfect assisted living community in the area?

Look no further than The Gardens at Columbine! Our compassionate team is here to provide you with the support and personalized care you need to maintain your independence and live life to the fullest.

At The Gardens at Columbine, we understand that everyday tasks can become difficult and overwhelming. That's why our apartments and services are designed to ease these burdens, allowing you to focus on the things you enjoy. From trash removal to linen changes, daily meals, and even Wifi, we've got you covered.

Isolation and a lack of socialization can be a major challenge for seniors. At our community, you'll find a warm and welcoming environment, surrounded by individuals who share similar life experiences. You'll have plenty of opportunities to connect with others and form new friendships.

If you're having trouble getting around or accessing medical care, our free transportation options are here to help. We'll make sure you get to all your appointments and shopping facilities stress-free. And, best of all, you can bring your small pet and all the personal touches that make your house a home.

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Apartment Options

We're thrilled to offer a range of living spaces to fit your unique needs and preferences.

Whether you're looking for a cozy studio or a spacious two-bedroom, we have something for everyone. Each of our apartments and suites is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind, with thoughtful layouts and modern amenities to enhance your daily life.

Take a look below to explore our various options and find the perfect fit for you.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and linen changes
  • All utilities are included in the rent
  • Daily trash service
  • Complimentary washers and dryers in each wing or staff laundry services
  • Community-wide WiFi
  • Comcast Extended Package
  • Emergency pull cord or pendant (additional cost) system monitored by staff 24 hours a day
  • Kitchenettes

Floor Plans

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Delicious Dining Options

Seeking a seamless move-in experience with daily meal service? Our assisted living units provide an array of restaraunt style meal choices in our dining room.

If you prefer dining in, simply place an order and savor a freshly prepared meal delivered right to your doorstep.

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A Remarkable Setting

Explore our inviting patios, and walking paths, where you can stay active and engage with our raised bed plants and gardens.

Wellness & Entertainment

Enjoy access to our on-site rehab center, library, and a variety of other amenities designed for your health and entertainment needs.

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Captivating Activities for All

Our greatest reward is seeing the smiles on our happy residents' faces, the gratitude of relieved families, and the renewed enthusiasm of engaged community members.

We offer a variety of community-wide events, such as Happy Hour Fridays, Family Brunches, Holiday Celebrations, Spa Days, and other special occasions, ensuring there's always something engaging and enjoyable for everyone.

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Our Life Enrichment Program's top priorities are enhancing the quality of life and crafting unforgettable experiences within each of our events,

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Christa Walkowiak
Life Enrichment Director

More Benefits

Regardless of the level of care, The Gardens at Columbine encourages residents to follow their interests and pursue new passions, all while providing the comforts of home.

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Bring Your Furry Friend

We are pet friendly so you can bring along your furry friend.

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On-Site Salon

Look Your Best at Gardens at Columbine using our salon and nail salon

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Let Us Take You Where You Need to Go

Complimentary scheduled transportation to appointments and weekly bus transportation to local stores, banks, churches, and restaurants.

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We provide complimentary scheduled transportation to appointments and weekly bus transportation to local stores, banks, churches, and restaurants.

Key Assisted Living Team Members

A few of the people you will be interacting with in our Assisted Living community

Megan Dobson
Director of Onboarding
Ben Chandler
Executive Director
Marnie McKissack
Health & Wellness Director
Rich Thomas
Director of Maintenance
Christa Walkowiak
Director of Life Enrichment
Chaz Osen
Marketing Director
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Our Location

Centrally Located

5 Miles from Downtown Littleton, and 15 miles from Downtown Denver with close access to Santa Fe and C-470.

Next Steps

You have found a safe and secure next place to call home.

Schedule a time to tour the facility or call with any additional questions you might have.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Assisted Living at the Gardens at Columbine

Is the facility secure and able to ensure resident safety?
The Gardens at Columbine places a high value on safety and security for our residents.

We understand that choosing an assisted living community for your loved one is a big decision, and we take that responsibility seriously. That's why we've equipped each room and bathroom with a call-for-aid system, allowing residents to easily alert staff in case of an emergency along with a front desk and care team that is staffed 24/7.

In addition to safety, we believe in promoting an active and engaging lifestyle for our residents. Our Life Enrichment Director, Christa Walkowiak leads a variety of recreational activities and social events, giving your loved one the chance to make new friends, try new things, and enjoy every day to the fullest.
How private and comfortable are the rooms and what is the overall atmosphere of the facility?
At The Gardens at Columbine, we offer a range of living options to accommodate the diverse needs of our residents. Choose from our studio units, one-bedroom apartments, or roomy two-bedroom units with a shared bathroom. Each unit is equipped with its own heating and air conditioning, providing a comfortable and personalized living experience.

Our first floor offers our community dining rooms (along with private dining rooms for family events) where residents can interact and dine together.
What is the cost of the facility and is financial assistance available?
We understand that the financial aspect of retirement living is a top concern for many families. To help ease this burden, we offer a level of care survey to help gauge the cost of care for your facility, and flexible month-to-month contracts to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with navigating the financial aspects of assisted living, including private insurance options, and how to navigate asset drawdowns. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make the process of choosing the right level of care for you and your loved one as stress-free as possible.
Can I speak with current residents or their families for references and what is the facility's reputation?
If you're considering Gardens at Columbine for your loved one's assisted living needs, we can put you in contact with several current residents or their family members.

We also invite you to check out our Google Business reviews page to see what our residents and their families have to say about their experiences with us. Our reviews offer a valuable insight into the level of care and services we provide and can help you make an informed decision about choosing Gardens at Columbine for your loved one's assisted living needs.
What medical services and support are available and how close is the facility to hospitals and medical centers?
At Gardens at Columbine, we offer personalized assisted living services to meet the unique needs and preferences of each resident. Our care team is dedicated to providing individualized support, including assistance with medication, laundry, bathing, and other personal care tasks, as well as partnering with reputable outside providers for rehabilitation, pharmacy, and dentistry services.

Your loved one's health and well-being are our top priorities, and that's why we are conveniently located near several top-rated hospitals in the Littleton, CO area for easy access in case of an emergency. These include Littleton Adventist Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
What are the Colorado State requirements for Assisted Living facilities?
In Colorado, assisted living facilities must follow state regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. Here's what you need to know whether you are here at Gardens at Columbine or any qualified facility:

Written Service Plan: Each resident in an assisted living facility must have a written care plan reviewed at least once a year. The plan should be based on a thorough assessment of the resident's health, behavioral, social and physical needs and strengths. It should also indicate if the resident can self-administer medication or requires staff assistance, any restrictions on activities, and dietary needs.

Admission Requirements: Facilities cannot admit residents who are consistently and completely incontinent, bedridden with limited potential for improvement, in need of 24-hour skilled nursing care, suffering from acute substance abuse, or have a communicable disease or need restraints. Existing bedridden residents can continue living in the facility if there is enough trained staff, licensed hospice, physician-outlined care, and meeting physical, social, and emotional needs. A resident who needs hospice care cannot be admitted, but long-term residents can receive hospice care if the facility's staff is trained and won't affect other residents' care.

Scope of Care: Assisted living facilities must provide supervision, protective oversight, and a safe and sanitary environment. The facilities must offer assistance with daily living, transportation, socializing and recreation opportunities, three meals a day and snacks, and encourage residents to help with meal planning. Therapeutic diets may be offered if ordered by a physician.

Medication Management Regulations: Staff assisting with medication administration must complete an approved course or competency test given by licensed professionals such as a nurse, physician, or pharmacist, or pass an approved competency test. A QMAP may administer medications, but not via injection. A copy of the QMAP certificate must be kept on file and a competency test must be taken every five years.

Staffing Requirements: Each facility must have a full-time administrator, one QMAP and one staff member with current adult first aid certification on-site at all times. The minimum staffing ratios for non-Medicaid facilities must be determined by the facility, with enough staff members to provide adequate care for residents' scheduled and unscheduled needs.

Staff Training Requirements: Administrators must complete 30 hours of training covering topics such as residents' rights, fire safety, nutrition, identifying and addressing challenging situations and behaviors, and personal, social and emotional needs of residents, including medication management, chronic illnesses, and end-of-life care. Staff members must receive relevant job training or experience, first aid and injury response, medication administration, and facility-specific training. Within one month of employment, they must receive training on assessment skills, health emergency response, and handling difficult situations.

Background Checks: Owners and administrators must undergo a fingerprint background check, with owners responsible for conducting criminal background checks on administrators. All staff, including permanent staff, volunteers, and contract staff must have criminal background checks.

Reporting Abuse: In Colorado, everyone employed by an assisted living facility is a mandated reporter and must report any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation to local law enforcement.
What makes your assisted living facility unique?
At Gardens at Columbine, we strive to provide an exceptional assisted living experience with a variety of unique amenities, a welcoming community, and a convenient location.

One of our most distinctive features is our beautiful outdoor patios, complete with a mesmerizing water fountain and plenty of seating for residents and visitors to enjoy. In addition, our walking paths, pergola and sculptures provide an opportunity for residents to connect with nature and enjoy strolls with their friends or staff when the Colorado weather allows for it.

Our facility also boasts a "family-like" atmosphere, where our staff members truly care about the well-being of each resident. We provide personalized attention and support to each individual in our care, ensuring that they feel valued and respected.

Located in the heart of Littleton, Colorado, our facility offers easy access to nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Plus, our proximity to medical centers like Littleton Adventist Hospital and Swedish Medical Center provides peace of mind for residents and their families.

We invite you to come experience the warmth and comfort of our assisted living community. With our unique amenities, compassionate staff, and convenient location, we are confident that you'll feel right at home at Gardens at Columbine.

Next Steps

You have found a safe and secure next place to call home.

Schedule a time to tour the facility or call with any additional questions you might have.

Virtual Tour
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