The convenience and comfort of a Continuum of Care Campus
By Connie Johnson and Tina Craig, Century Park Associates, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Nestled in the quaint town of Colorado Springs, The Inn at Garden Plaza and The Bridge at Colorado Springs offer the ultimate retirement option, complete with outstanding services, lavish amenities, restaurant-style dining and a full calendar of events. These distinctive senior living communities are a part of a Continuum of Care Campus (CCC) where independent living, assisted living, rehabilitative care and skilled nursing are available on-site.
The Inn at Garden Plaza, an independent living community, is designed for seniors who lead active, independent lives and combines the convenience of community living with the comfort of your own apartment home. Its residents enjoy housekeeping and maintenance services, scheduled transportation, delicious meals and exciting social and recreational activities. All of these features are included in the convenient, month-to-month lease.
The Bridge at Colorado Springs is an assisted living community and offers a unique combination of private, residential housing and personalized services. The Bridge offers the same distinguished services as The Inn, in addition to three meals per day, personal laundry service, assistance with activities of daily living and medication management. Because these two communities are on a Continuum of Care Campus, residents of The Inn at Garden Plaza have the luxury of preferred placement status at The Bridge at Colorado Springs when they feel that they may need additional assistance.
Benefits of a Continuum of Care Campus
Independent living, assisted living, rehabilitative care and skilled Nursing are all offered on this particular Continuum of Care Campus. Residents of this CCC gain several advantages when it comes to obtaining the services and care they need. When additional assistance is required, residents can rest assured they will receive priority status in the member communities. Residents and their families can take comfort knowing their needs, or needs of a loved one, will always be met.
This CCC also guarantees a stable, flexible retirement because residents are typically able to stay in one, familiar community as they age or their needs begin to change. There is no need to settle into a new community or research new facilities because professional associates are able to cater to each individual’s needs as they develop. And, residents can have peace of mind knowing the community’s caring staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All residents, regardless of their level of independence, may take advantage of short-term rehabilitation and therapy services. Those who are residents of independent living, assisted living or skilled nursing may utilize the rehabilitative services just minutes away from their home. This luxury makes obtaining necessary services convenient and practical because residents do not have to travel off-site for treatment.
Health and Wellness
The associates of The Inn at Garden Plaza and The Bridge at Colorado Springs truly believe in the value of a healthy body, mind and spirit. They develop a customized care plan to meet each individual’s needs and promote the maximum health of every resident. From yoga to water aerobics, the variety of wellness programs makes it easy and fun to maintain a healthy body. And, with fitness classes varying in experience and independence levels, there are exercise programs for everyone.
Services and Amenities
The hospitable staff of The Inn and The Bridge takes care of the details and encourages their residents to enjoy a carefree retirement. They provide transportation, housekeeping, maintenance services and prepare delicious meals. Scheduled transportation services make it easy to visit friends or family and go to appointments and activities. Housekeeping takes care of all the household chores, and the maintenance staff does the yard work and maintains each apartment home. And, with professional chefs preparing savory, nutritious meals in the restaurant-style dining room, residents no longer have to spend time cooking––or doing the dishes.
Activities and Events
From daily outings to live entertainment and holiday parties, these senior living communities offer a wide variety of activities catered to seniors. They plan trips, socials, bingo nights, hobby groups, luncheons and an assortment of other activities to accommodate their residents’ interests. In other words, they have the resources to suit your current hobby, as well as intrigue you with new ones. With so many opportunities for entertainment, an exciting retirement at The Bridge or The Inn is inevitable.
What residents and families are saying about The Bridge and The Inn
“I find it exceptionally comforting to know that Aunt Eudora can and does leave her door unlocked at all times. There is no concern about theft or foul play and having that security is invaluable to me. I cannot tell you what peace of mind I have knowing that the staff not only anticipates Aunt Eudora’s needs, but also treats her with dignity and respect. They know each of the residents on a first-name basis, as well as their needs, food preferences, salon and doctor appointments.”––Diana, niece of Eudora, a happy resident of The Bridge at Colorado Springs
“After 48 years in the same house, I decided to move to The Inn at Garden Plaza. I have a beautiful apartment that looks out to the mountains, and I am so excited to be in a very active senior independent living community. Thankfully, now I am able to relax and play more, clean and worry less and eat well.” ––Katie, a happy resident of The Inn at Garden Plaza
For more information or to schedule a personal tour, call The Inn at Garden Plaza at 719-630-1155, located at 2520 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 or The Bridge at Colorado Springs at 719-630-3330, located at 2494 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910.
The Inn at Garden Plaza and The Bridge at Colorado Springs are part of the Century Park family of senior living communities. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, Century Park manages over 45 communities in 20 states across the country. To learn more about Century Park and its communities, visit centurypa.com.