Citing increasing demand, a Denver continuing care retirement community (CCRC) recently opened a high-end rehabilitation center.
Christian Living Communities, a not-for-profit that owns and manages senior living services and communities in the metropolitan Denver area, added the Someren Glen Transitional Care Neighborhood early this month.
The center includes 18 private suites and a entry that is separate from the rest of the retirement community. Amenities include a personal system for customized therapeutic music, mini-fridges in all suites, and turndown service.
The goal is to provide a hotel-like atmosphere, the operator said in a statement announcing the opening — an aesthetic that’s on the rise in the skilled nursing world, particularly in the post-acute rehab space.
The facility’s rehab and skilled nursing services include orthopedic surgery recovery, cardiac care, stroke and neurologic injury recovery, and wound care. A seven-member therapy team offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy on-site.
The average length of stay is between 14 and 20 days, the company indicated.
“As Baby Boomers break down, they want to rehab in a setting with hotel-like comforts, but our therapy and rehab go beyond luxurious amenities,” director of rehabilitation Greg Young said in a statement. “We have created rehab workstations consisting of a fully functional residential kitchen, bathroom and laundry room that allow patients to practice daily living skills before going home.”
Lantz Boggio Architects designed the center, which will serve seniors in Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams and Jefferson counties in Colorado.
Written by Maggie Flynn