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Mountain Vista Retirement Community

(866) 827-1020

4800 Tabor St, Wheat Ridge, CO


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available Yes
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11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Mountain Vista Retirement Community is a large, not for profit, nursing home with 168 beds based in Wheat Ridge, CO. At last check, the facility had 149 residents indicating that it is 89% 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 located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Mountain Vista Retirement Community, 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 Mountain Vista Retirement Community 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 04/12/2012.
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Description of Mountain Vista Retirement Community in Wheat Ridge, CO

Number of Beds : 168

Mountain Vista Retirement Community, located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Senior Community, Alzheimer's Care, and Continued Care Community. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Mountain Vista Retirement Community has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Mountain Vista Retirement Community has a very good hospital, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 85 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Mountain Vista Retirement Community's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. A more detailed description of the types of care for Mountain Vista Retirement Community can be found here.

Mountain Vista Retirement Community 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, Mountain Vista Retirement Community is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Mountain Vista Retirement Community is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Mountain Vista Retirement Community facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

WHO WE ARE Welcome to Mountain Vista Retirement Community.  Our unique senior living community is located on a beautiful rolling, 15 acre mesa on the southwest edge of Wheat Ridge, highlighted with spectacular views and the Denver skyline.  We have been serving the community since 1963.  Our goal is to provide the senior population with security and comfort while encouraging independence and self-respect.  Mountain Vista provides for the many transitions of aging, ranging from independent and assisted living to short rehabilitation and long term health care needs.  We invite you to preview the variety of lifestyle options at Mountain Vista.  Once youve browsed through our community on-line, we invite you to call our Marketing Department to schedule a tour to experience the beauty and value of Mountain Vista. CARING FOR THE BODYResidents at Mountain Vista are offered a full range of rehabilitation therapies as well as traditional long-term care, assisted living and a day program. Health care options include: Skilled Nursing Care Secured Alzheimers Care Hospice Care Respite Care Medicare Medicaid Private Insurance CARING FOR THE MINDLiving at Mountain Vista is a healthy choice. Residents are part of an environment that is comfortable, convenient and encourages continued independence. In our health center, residents needs are assessed using a multidisciplinary team approach by staff that creates individualized programs for each resident.CARING FOR THE SPIRITConsistent with our Christian commitment, our services are dedicated to Providing accommodations and services in a loving and caring Christian environment to meet individual needs (spiritual, emotional, social, educational and physical) and contribute to a sense of peace, security and well-being, worth and dignity.


Languages Spoken
  • English
Community Services
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Library
Housing Options
  • Private Bedroom with Private Bath
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
Personal Assistance
  • Foot Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Management of an I.V.
On-Site Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy