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Alpine Living Center

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501 Thornton Pkwy, Thornton, CO


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

05/21/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My mom was in there twice. She got good care, food and I have no complaints.

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    03/09/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    This place is very dirty! Also there is not enough staff for all the patients they have living here.

    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Alpine Living Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 126 beds based in Thornton, CO. At last check, the facility had 90 residents indicating that it is 71% occupied which is about average within the state of Colorado. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Alpine Living Center, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 66% of nursing homes in Colorado. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 2 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Alpine Living Center 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 about average. The most recent health inspection was on 10/24/2011.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    10/08/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Under staff all the time, heavy workload, lots of high school clicks (gossip), unprofessional nursing managment

    07/21/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    when I walked in everyone was very helpful and the facility was very clean.

    03/16/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Wow, after reading the reviews posted here I must post my review. I recently had my mother in this facility and found the staff to be helpful and the facility to be clean. The rehab department is incredible and were very helpful to get my mother moving again after her surgery and she made many friends while she was there.
    I can't say enough good things about the staff here. They were friendly and didn't neglect my mother or her needs during her stay.

    12/10/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    To any and everyone...
    OMG!!!... I have NEVER SEEN SUCH NEGLIGENT AND LAZY so called "care providers" as I have with these people!! As long as your loved one is somewhat mobile, they MIGHT SURVIVE here, anyone that is bed ridden or total care gets SEVERELY NEGLECTED as our beloved family member did and wound up fighting for her life after being in this facility for less than a month!! Unfortunetly, I HAD to give a rating, in my opinion, Alpine isn't even worth 1 star!!

    06/28/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I was a patient at Alpine for approximately 3+ months at the end of 2009/beginning of 2010. At first I thought it was a great facility, but the longer i was there, the more troubling things i observed. I was there to recover from a surgery and was on the rehab side of the home. I MUST insert here that i have ALL my mental facilities, am educated, and a retired police officer. I ONLY mention this because i saw what was going on first hand and couldn't believe what sometimes took place. I also must admit that for me personally, i got VERY good care for the most part. I believe only because i was able to observe and verbalize on my own behalf.

    Upon seeing what took place, i became a voice for those who either couldn't or wouldn't fend for themselves. For that, i was "written" up twice, told i basically needed to mind my own business, and that I was interfering with the care of certain patients. My FIRST "scolding" took place after i complained on behalf of an elderly gentleman who had an infection on his right ankle. It was getting worse, no one seemed to care so I complained after this gentleman stated his foot was hurting, getting worse and afraid he might lose it if not treated. It wasn't until Rose, a working supervisor, came back after a short leave that this gentleman was treated properly.. I asked to talk to her, told her of this great gentleman's situation and she IMMEDIATELY escorted me to his room, took one look and whiff of his infected ankle, and proceeded to the nurses station, ORDERING that certain procedures be taken IMMEDIATELY.

    During my time there, i observed many times when patients would ring their buzzer and no one responding to see what, if anything was wrong with that person. I, myself, once fell out of my wheelchair and rang the buzzer and never did get a response. I finally was able to upright myself and just waited to see just how long it would take to get someone to come into my room. Forty-five (45) minutes later a nurse's aide came in to see what i needed.

    Another time i was returning to my room and observed a gentleman in a wheel chair with paralisis to his right side, pushing himself with only one leg. The further he went, the more he began to slip out of his wheelchair. I observed a male aide leaning his back up against the desk, talking to a nurse facing the opposite direction, both laughing. They were maybe 15 feet from this gentleman. I saw nothing was going to take place to help him so wheeled up to him and in a LOUD voice, said, " HERE STEVE, LET ME HELP YOU GET BACK INTO YOUR CHAIR. SEEMS NO ONE ELSE AROUND SEEMS TO NOTICE YOU'RE ABOUT TO SLIP OUT OF it!!!!!!!!!

    I don't know how many times I would be in the nurses' area, especially after meals, and see some of the patients sitting there with food , fresh AND dried, on their clothing/face. I would proceed to get a wet wash cloth and go out and clean them up. I thought it was terrible to put these people out there, basically on display, for everyone to see, and not clean them up. The worse cases were those that couldn't care for themselves.

    One of the worse thing i saw first hand was during the MANDATORY employee meetings, NONE of the staff was manning the side of the facility i was on. I observed an un-savory male walk through the hall but by the time i got to the hallway , he was nowhere to be seen. All I thought of, and complained about, was; here are all these elderly men and women, and NOT ONE employee at the desk. should anyone need immediate help or protection. I never understood why these MANDATORY meetings couldn't be divided into 2 sessions so SOMEONE could remain on the floors. My police background told me that was not a safe or healthy situation.

    In defense of the home, the problems seems to be PARTLY with pay for personnel & the lack of personnel. They get so under-staffed, and sometimes the ones they do hire, are only in it for a paycheck and NOT because they actually care for the people. I personally believe that a lot of the higher-up positions could be elminated and / or combined, freeing up monies to hire more aides, nurses. I mean, after all, it took about 9 women to respond to my room, "scold" me for speaking out for those who couldn't, when i observed wrongs taking place.

    Again, i got great care for MYSELF. Too bad I can"t say the same for the many others confined to the home. The ones who took GREAT care of me were, but not only: Robert, Shirley, Danni, Bridgett, and Rachelle. To them i have the highest respect for they all took great care of me and those they were assigned to. They are true professionals. Also, for the record. my ratings are based solely on what i observed first hand and NOT for how i was treated.

    03/31/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Alpine Living Center allowed my father-in-law to come and go as he pleased after being diagnosed with dementia. Several minutes would go by before a nurse would respond to the "nurse call button". My father-in-law was eager to get out of bed because of uncontrollable bowles only to fall and bash his head; he had to be rushed to the ER to get stitches. My father-in-law did not get the proper nutrician either. Food would be missing from his meal tray as well as his milk. One particular incident forced me to call the police. I called several times to speak with my father-in-law and I kept getting the run around. After about 2 hours I called the Thornton Police Department and requested that they do a wellness check. One the police officer called me back, I was informed that my father-in-law had been discharged without anyone notifying us. We had our Guardianship and Conservatorship papers on file with Alpine Living Center but those papers were ignored.

    01/17/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I am the great-granddaughter of a 83 year old woman who was recently admitted to this facility due to knee surgery. Unfortunately, after being there only a few days my grandmother has had more than a few occurances, with one of the members of the nursing staff either treating her rudely, ignoring her and handling her in a rough manner. This is deeply concerning to me as this facility is meant to take care of the elderly in their time of need. However, it is fortunate for my grandmother that she is completely coherent and has her wits about her, so that she can convey these issues to her family and we can be her voice. What is deeply troubling to me though, is what about the elderly patients who are not of sound mind or do not have their families to speak out on their behalf?!

    09/14/2009  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Please do not bring your loved one to this facility, they are horrible, the staff are all all cold hearted and *************. Research this place thoroughly and you will see there have been many lawsuits against them.

    Response: I have a great- grandmother who was recently admitted to this facility due to knee surgery. After being there just a few days she has unfortunately had more than a few occurnces with being treated rudely, ignored and handled very roughly physically. I am grateful for the fact that she is completely conherent and has all her wits about her so that she is able to bring these things to our families attention. What is really bothersome is what is happening to the elderly that either are not as coherent as my grandmother or have no family to speak out for them?!

    Description of Alpine Living Center in Thornton, CO

    Number of Beds : 126

    Alpine Living Center, located in Thornton, Colorado provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Alpine Living Center has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Alpine Living Center has a very good hospital, North Suburban Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 88 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Alpine Living Center's nearest hospital is 0 miles away. The zipcode (80229) in Colorado, where Alpine Living Center is located, has an average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Alpine Living Center can be found here.

    Alpine Living Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

    Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

    Also, Alpine Living Center is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

    Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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    Demographic Profile for Thornton, CO,80229


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    31.2 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    13% Below
    Cost of Food
    11% Above
    11% Below
    3% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    86.8 / 100
    Water Quality
    80 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    10 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes