Boulder Assisted Living Facilities
The State of Colorado maintains three
classifications for Assisted Living Residences:

  • Private Pay
  • Alternative Care Facilities (Medicaid-
    Certified Assisted Living Residences)
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
    (Intended for residents with severe and
    persistent mental illnesses.)

  •   Any Assisted Living Residence
    designed to care for 3 or more residents
    must be state licensed by the Colorado
    Department of Public Health and
    Environment (CDPHE).
Assisted Living Residences provide room, board and at least the following:
  • Personal services (Assistance with ADL's; arrangements for transportation, laundry, etc.)
  • Protective oversight
  • Social Care
  • Regular supervision available 365/24/7

Administrator

Assisted Living Residence administrators must be at least 21 years of age and possess either
an acceptable level of combined education and experience - or - complete a state-approved 30-
hour certification program.

Staff

Assisted Living Residence staff members must be at least 18 years of age, earn a Certified First
Aid Certificate and within one month of employment have received training in assessment skills;
infection control; identification and proper handling of difficult behavior and situations; and
resident rights. Administrators and staff members must be fully trained in facility emergency and
fire escape plan procedures.

Criminal Background Checks

The owners, administrators and staff members of an Assisted Living Residence must all submit
to a fingerprint-based criminal background check. If a facility engages contracted staff
members, it is the facility's responsibility to ascertain each contractor on-duty at the facility has
had a criminal background screening performed by their employer.

Amenities and Services

Colorado Assisted Living Residences must provide 3 nutritionally-sound meals per day and
make snacks available throughout the day. Assisted Living Residences must have a minimum of
one full bathroom with appropriate safety provisions (grab bars, non-skid surfaces, etc.) per 6
residents.

For more information on Colorado Assisted Living Residence rules, regulations and
requirements, visit the CDPHE website at: www.cdphe.co.us.

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One of Colorado's newest Assisted Living Facilities, The Carillon at
Boulder Creek
offers its residents a beautiful assisted living facility in the
heart of picturesque Boulder, Colorado.
The Carillon at Boulder Creek
believes its residents will feel as though they are living in an elegant
vacation resort designed exclusively for them. The Carillon at Boulder
Creek offers beautifully-appointed living units; elegant dining venues;
wonderful and comprehensive health, wellness and exercise facilities;
warm, comfortable common social areas and much, much more!

 
2525 Taft Drive, Boulder, CO 80302     |     (720) 565-6844
Springwood Retirement Community
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Springwood Retirement Community in Arvada,
Colorado, is a BBB-accredited assisted living facility with a
current "A+" rating.
Springwood Retirement Community
sits on 14 scenic acres and features 5 distinct lifestyle
options for its residents, ranging from independent living
homes and cottages to assisted living apartments and a
memory care section. Springwood Retirement Community provides its residents with a quality,
service-oriented, value-driven continuum of care living road map with an unyielding emphasis
on quality. Springwood Retirement Community's assisted living suites provide all the comforts
of home and then some. Three delicious daily meals prepared by their award-winning
executive chef; assistance with ADL's; exercise, social and recreational activities; regular
health screenings and much, much more!
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