Novellus Cherry Creek is an assisted living community in Southeast Denver. Our convenient location near Glendale and Aurora helps seniors live their retirement dreams. The team at Novellus Cherry Creek is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment that allows seniors to remain as independent as possible while receiving the assistance they need.
Many older adults and their families are unsure which senior living option is best. There are multiple options and levels of care available. There are also personalized levels inside each type of senior living community.
Continue reading to find the right assisted senior living facility in Southeast Denver. Let’s look at what makes each level of senior care unique.
The Levels of Senior Living at Novellus Cherry Creek
Assisted living is designed for those who require more help with daily tasks. Personalized support from professional caregivers allows seniors to continue their path of independence. However, a singular assisted living model only fits the needs of some.
Novellus Cherry Creek assisted living residents are provided with personalized care plans. These plans tailor support to meet individual needs. Some of our services include:
- Bathing, dressing, and grooming
- Medication management and pharmacy coordination
- Eating assistance and specialty diets
- Mobility and transfer assistance
All of these services and more are available in our assisted living community. That doesn’t mean every resident will need them. An assessment of needs and family input determines a personalized plan. The right level of care in senior living is different for everyone.
The average assisted living senior needs help with at least two activities of daily living (ADLs). The two most common are bathing and mobility. A person who needs help with one or two ADLs will pay less per month than a neighbor who needs help with many more needs. An individualized level of care will affect the monthly cost.
The average cost of assisted living in Denver and Aurora is $5,500 per month. At Novellus Cherry Creek, we are trying to change that and offer fair pricing for an increasing senior population.
Fair pricing does not reduce a high level of care or hospitality. Resort-style experiences are a part of daily life:
- Meals planned and prepared by our highly trained culinary team
- Maintenance-free living includes housekeeping, laundry, and repair services
- 24/7 team to offer support and security
- Scheduled transportation for errands, appointments, and community outings
- Daily fitness classes and socialization
- Private outdoor areas
- Special events, parties, and live entertainment
Assisted living communities offer a sweet spot for senior care. Older adults who are very active, experiencing memory loss, or living with chronic conditions may want to explore other senior living options. Let’s briefly discuss choices for Denver/Lakewood senior living.
Additional Senior Living Options
Independent living is geared toward seniors who want or need minimal daily assistance. This form of senior living keeps retirees active and social while removing the hassles of life.
Seniors who choose independent living have access to 24-hour staff members but are otherwise responsible for managing their daily affairs.
Independent living can benefit seniors who want to maintain an active lifestyle and remain connected with their communities. It provides a place to call home, along with the amenities and services that give them freedom and security.
Seniors who crave companionship will find it in these supportive living environments. Those who prefer more privacy can still enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the lifestyle. Independent living also makes socializing, attending classes, and engaging in hobbies much more accessible for seniors.
This senior housing option is best for adults who don’t want to slow down or sacrifice independence.
Memory care facilities provide specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Residents can live in a secure and comforting environment that offers:
- 24-hour supervision by dementia care specialists
- Therapeutic activities
- Dementia-friendly exercises and socialization tactics
- Individualized and group projects
Forty-eight percent of assisted living residents in Colorado have Alzheimer’s. Memory care relieves family caregivers who may not have the time or energy to keep up with the needs of a loved one. These facilities provide specialized care that may not be available in an assisted living community.
According to Caring.com, memory care is about 20 to 30 percent more than assisted living per month.
Skilled Nursing Care or Nursing Homes
Skilled nursing care is a type of medical care for seniors that provides continuous and comprehensive services. Typically this care offers a greater level of support than at home.
This form of care includes the expertise of registered nurses and certified nursing assistants to assist with ADLs and rehabilitation. It also helps patients with health-related concerns such as tracking vital signs, monitoring medications, and responding to medical emergencies.
A nursing home is best suited for seniors who need a higher level of assistance following hospitalization due to an injury or illness. It also appeals to individuals needing full-time supportive services after a surgery or medical procedure. Seniors who cannot manage chronic conditions are also best suited for this type of care.
Nursing home care is the most expensive type of senior care due to its medical nature. Expect monthly prices of $8,669 to $10,053 in the Denver area.
From Aurora to Lakewood: Senior Living is Conveniently Located in Southeast Denver
Let’s talk about the right level of care for a loved one in the Denver area. Contact us to learn more about personalized support and fair-priced assisted living options.