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Littleton Memory Care

Cherish Every Moment

We understand that living with dementia can be challenging, but we're here to provide the best possible care and support. That's why we focus on each resident's individual abilities, rather than their condition. By recognizing and nurturing their remaining strengths, we can help them live their lives to the fullest.

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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."
Resident: Mother
"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

Why choose The Gardens at Columbine for your Loved One's Memory Care Needs?

If you or a loved one are experiencing changes in behavior, confusion, disorientation, or declining physical health due to memory loss, our Memory Care programs are designed to help.

Our specialized Memory Care residence, opened in September of 2014, is dedicated to providing a fulfilling and safe environment for those living with Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia.

Our nursing team, architect, owners, and contractor worked together to design and construct a custom community that caters to the unique needs of our Memory Care residents. Our compassionate and experienced staff is committed to promoting respect and maintaining dignity for our residents, while also providing individual attention and care.

Our residents enjoy our spacious botanic gardens in our secured patio, engaging in meaningful activities and socializing with others. They savor home-cooked meals, relax by the fire, and have the freedom to make choices. At The Gardens at Columbine, we strive to provide a serene and loving environment where our Memory Care residents can thrive.

The Gardens at Columbine our Memory Care unit (The Meadows)

- A quaint and cozy environment consisting of 26 secure apartments
- Spacious common areas with fireplaces and full access to our large secured patio(complete with elevated planters).
- Large community dining and activity/craft areas.
- On-site Physical/Occupational and Speech Therapy

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Daily Engagment

Memory Care living options include daily activities like crafting, exercise, and live music, enhancing the quality of life during their stay at The Gardens at Columbine.

Our dedicated care staff is available 24/7 and receives initial and ongoing education in caring for residents at all stages of their aging process.

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Our Activities Program is all about crafting unforgettable experiences and enhancing the quality of life for our residents through each and every event

Delicious Dining Options

Our memory care residents our served the same delicious food as the rest of the facility.

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Safe and Beautiful Surroundings

Our secure, well-manicured courtyard offers a wonderful outdoor setting for our residents to enjoy with elevated planters and a walking path.

The dining and activity areas in our memory care neighborhoods allow residents to dine and socialize in a comfortable and calming environment.

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Apartment Options

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

Each of our apartments and suites is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, with thoughtful layouts and access to our amenities.

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

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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

From the options below, select an apartment to view its floorplan
Aspen Suite - 217 sq ft
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Blue Spruce Suite - 232 sq ft
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Conifer Suite - 236 sq ft
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Evergreen Suite - 340 sq ft
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Douglas Fir Suite DOUGLAS - 412 sq Ft
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More Perks

The Gardens at Columbine encourages residents to follow their interests and pursue new passions, all while providing the comforts of home with their safety and security in mind.

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On-Site Salon

We have an on-site hair salon, so you can always look your best!

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If you're looking for a memory care facility that offers a religious connection, our resident Chaplain is exactly what you've been searching for.

Key Team Memory Care Members

A few of the people you will be interacting with in our Memory Care neighborhood

Ben Chandler
Executive Director
Marnie McKissack
Health & Wellness Director
Marci Gerke
Director Of Memory Care Services
Christa Walkowiak
Director of Life Enrichment
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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.

Take the Next Step

Find comfort and security at The Gardens at Columbine. Schedule a tour today and take the next step toward your new home.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Memory Care Living at the Gardens at Columbine

Can you tell me more about the training your staff receives to care for residents with dementia?
Our Memory Care residence at The Gardens at Columbine is designed to provide exceptional care for those struggling with memory loss. Our highly trained and compassionate staff are dedicated to ensuring that your loved one is safe and nurtured. From providing the proper stimulation for memory to handling behavioral challenges, we offer a variety of programs and services to meet the unique needs of those with dementia.

Take a look at our memory care calendar to see what some of our residents are up to this month. We have a range of activities designed to engage and stimulate the mind, including art therapy, music therapy, and cognitive stimulation exercises.
How does the physical environment of the facility promote the safety and well-being of residents with dementia?
At The Gardens at Columbine, we place a strong emphasis on the physical environment being designed to support residents with dementia. Our facility features secure outdoor spaces designed with wandering prevention in mind. Our beautiful "backyard"  courtyard is complete with walkwways and raised planters that provide residents with opportunities for engagement and stimulation.

Our memory care neighborhood is completely secured with badge-operated doors and overseen by 24/7 staff. Our residents can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with living in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes their well-being.
What is the cost of the facility and is financial assistance available?
We understand that the financial aspect of memory care is a top concern for many families. That's why we offer a level of care survey to help gauge the cost of care for your loved one, 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 memory care, 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.
How does the facility handle behavioral challenges and ensure the safety of all residents?
Our staff at The Gardens at Columbine is trained to provide exceptional care for residents with dementia. They receive training on handling difficult behaviors, administering medications, and providing support for the personal, social, and emotional needs of residents with dementia.

Our staff members are vigilant in observing any signs of deterioration in our residents. If any changes are detected, we take prompt action to address the situation, which may include consulting with healthcare professionals, modifying their care plan, or making adjustments to the physical environment to ensure their safety.
What medical services and support are available and how close is the facility to hospitals and medical centers?
Our team at The Gardens at Columbine 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. We are conveniently located near several top-rated hospitals in Littleton, CO, for easy access in case of an emergency.

In addition to exceptional care, we also offer rehabilitation and social events to promote an active and engaging lifestyle. Our goal is to help each resident live their best life and maintain their cognitive and physical abilities for as long as possible.
What regulations must assisted living facilities in Colorado follow?
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 on Quail 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 sets your memory care facility apart from others?
Our memory care facility in Littleton, Colorado is proud to offer unique amenities and a warm community that sets us apart from other memory care facilities in the area.

One of the most notable features of our facility is the secured outdoor garden space, complete with walking paths, sitting areas, and raised garden beds for residents to enjoy. Our residents love spending time outdoors, soaking up the fresh air and sunshine in a safe and secure environment.

Another feature that sets us apart is our commitment to personalized care. Our team of dedicated caregivers takes the time to get to know each resident and their individual needs, creating customized care plans that support their physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being using our craft room and common areas.

At our memory care facility, we strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where residents feel at home. From the loving and compassionate care provided by our team to the wide range of engaging activities and amenities, we are proud to offer a truly unique experience for those in our care.