Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence

(866) 653-9337

1600 S Potomac St, AURORA, CO


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Hospice

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

05/23/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

the management team is this facility's downfall

12/02/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

If you love your family member do not I repeat do not put them in this facility. They make it sound like it is such a wonderful place with warm caring people, but that is not the case. My Dad fell 4 times in the 5 weeks he was in there. Wore the same clothes for days and was not showered. We complained but it got us no where. We were in the process of getting him out or there and bringing him home when he fell and broke his hip. Not just broke, the Dr. said it looked like a bomb had went off his bones were so shattered. they had him sitting up in his wheel chair for hours before they called in someone to do x-rays. They told us he just had some scratches. 5 hours later he was taken to the hospital and and 4 days later he passed away. Maybe some of the workers care but for the most part they don't. They are over worked and underpaid and none of them want imput from family no matter what they say otherwise. I have to live with the gulit of leaving my presious Daddy at this awful place. Please don't put yourself in the same situation.

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 120 beds based in Aurora, CO. At last check, the facility had 97 residents indicating that it is 81% occupied which is about average within the state of Colorado. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center Of Excellence, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 54% of nursing homes in Colorado. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 4 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center Of Excellence with other senior care providers in Colorado. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is higher than average. The most recent health inspection was on 01/10/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

10/18/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Horrible place. Our mom has been there for one week. We are desperate to get her out. Only reason she is there is because Kaiser placed her, Very under staffed. Mom has not been bathed in the week she has been there. Patients sleep in their wheelchairs for days. Beware of this place. The administrators only care about the money and their little meetings. Will be getting our mom off Kaiser first chance we get.

Response: It has been reported that abuse was inflected on the patients as well. My Dad had bruises all 5 weeks and they always had some excuse for them. This place should be held accoutable and be closed down and charges pressed against those who let this happen and turned a blind eye.

01/18/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Nursing Staff's performance was more than adequate,the facility was clean, well secured and the food was of good quality. However, the Social Services personnel were the worst..forgotten appointments, lost paperwork, and ignored requests for a return telephone calls and a general apathy.

06/24/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

The staff is unfriendly and they are totally under staffed. The patients sleep in each others beds and they do not change the linens after the diifferent patients would be sleeping in his bed. I would ask them to and there response was" we are short staffed." I would NOt recommend this facility. Beware if you are thinking about placing a loved one @ this facility.

Description of Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence in AURORA, CO

Built In 1989 , Number of Beds : 120

Live at Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence and experience a calm, easy lifestyle, where residents can share stories and meet new friends. With a full range of assisted living services, and with a helpful, caring staff, seniors feel right at home. When seeking a long-term care solution, assisted living is geared toward individuals who want to live with some level of independence but need some assistance. There are many reasons for living in an assisted living community. Research suggests that seniors who live near their peers and have a variety of social activities feel a greater sense of well-being. Assisted living provides senior-friendly housing and a caring staff. Other services you'll find include around-the-clock supervision and security, access to professional nurses, emergency call systems, help with daily living, and nutritious meals prepared by chefs. These communities typically provide linen service, housekeeping, transportation, and a calendar of social events. Make a home at Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence, where you'll experience a comfortable new beginning. There are assisted living services available at this location. Assisted living offers help on an as-needed basis, with the goal of supplying the support required to stay as self-reliant as possible. If you are looking for the perfect assisted living services for you or a loved one, call today to find out more.



Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Guest Parking
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Designated Family Visiting Area
  • Garden
  • Guest Dining
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Maintenance Director
  • TV/Media Room
Dining Options
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • Gluten-Free
  • Low Sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • Low Sodium
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Fully Fenced Facility
Personal Assistance
  • Foot Care
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Hits, Kicks, or Acts Physically Aggressive
  • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Management of a Feeding Tube
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Dental Care
  • Eye Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Specialty Trained Staff
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
  • Dementia Stage 1
  • Dementia Stage 2
  • Dementia Stage 3
  • Dementia Stage 4
  • Dementia Stage 5
  • Dementia Stage 6
  • Dementia Stage 7

Demographic Profile for AURORA, CO, 80012


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
35.6 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

14% Below
Cost of Food
9% Above
11% Below
1% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
65.3 / 100
Water Quality
87 / 100
Superfund Sites
10 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes