HEALTH & REHAB FACILITY
Columbine Care Center West is a Skilled Nursing Facility providing rehabilitation, nursing care, dementia care, and hospice services to the geriatric community.
"I am writing ... to commend the staff of the west wing of Columbine West for their teamwork and excellent care of my mother. As I collected names [of people to thank], I realized that many employees that I rarely meet are also doing an excellent job. I am therefore commending all employees working in the west wing for superior work ethics and dedication. My mother is well cared for .... We feel very fortunate." -family of resident
940 Worthington Circle
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
- SKILLED NURSING CARE
- Skilled nursing care is provided 24 hours a day by Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Skilled care may include administering medication, laboratory work and intravenous therapy, restorative nursing, and treatment of specific skin issues.
- NURSE PRACTITIONER
- A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse (RN) who has a Master's degree in nursing with specialized clinical training. The Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with the physician to treat medical issues.
- SOCIAL SERVICES/RESIDENT SERVICES
- Our Social Services staff acts as an advocate for residents. Social Services coordinates individualized care plan meetings and assists with psychosocial needs.
- PHYSICAL THERAPY
- Physical Therapy programs may include gait and transfer assessment and training, wheelchair positioning and mobility, therapeutic exercise, prosthetic and orthotic training, manual and soft tissue mobilization, wound care, home assessments, and family training. Onsite treatments may include moist heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
- Occupational Therapy assists individuals with activities of daily living skills (ADL’s). Therapists may provide adaptive equipment to aid residents in self-feeding, dressing, toileting, and bathing. Training may also focus on muscle re-education, upper extremity strengthening, splinting, cognitive retraining, and family education. Home evaluations are available to residents going home to provide recommendations.
- SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
- Speech Therapy programs may assist with communication, swallowing skills, training to relearn speech, and/or language skills. Swallowing therapy may involve strengthening throat muscles, and determining food/liquid consistencies.
- DISCHARGE PLANNING
- Our Resident Service Representatives complete the discharge planning process. Information regarding needs in order to return home is gathered from our nurses, therapists, residents, families, and insurance case managers. Services for a transfer home may include home health agencies, medical equipment and supplies, meals-on-wheels, etc.
- DIETARY SERVICES
- A Registered Dietician reviews residents' dietary needs, requirements, and monthly menus.
- ADDITIONAL CARE OPTIONS
- 15 bed Alzheimer’s and dementia secured unit
- Hospice and Respite Care