Choosing the Right Senior Living Community Can Be Difficult

We were saddened to hear that over 100 residents will be forced to relocate now that Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs is being shut down.  Choosing the right senior living community can be difficult. We have put together a list of 21 questions to evaluate a senior living community. It might aid the seniors or their families in their search.

Extending an Invitation

​We would also like to extend an invitation to those residents that are being displaced from their homes and their families to consider The Retreat at Sunny Vista.  We offer exceptional living options.

Why choose The Retreat at Sunny Vista?

Our assisted living community provides safe, quality care. Our retirement/assisted living community was awarded the Best in Business in 2019 from the Colorado Springs Business Journal.  We have been serving families of Colorado Springs since 1911. Sunny Vista is a life-plan community that offers every level of service and coordinated care.

We focus our efforts on nurturing the whole person, physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, environmentally and socially. We welcome residents to participate in events. Community engagement can be a wonderful addition to the lives of our residents, supporting residents to live life on their own terms. We offer activities, programs and events that allow residents to pursue what is meaningful to them. We empower residents of all abilities to live their best life at the Retreat.

Living Options for Senior Living

​We offer a variety of living options and floorplans. There is spacious studio, one, and two bedroom assisted living apartments, as well as studio and two-bedroom memory support apartments.

Dining Options for Senior Living

​The Retreat at Sunny Vista features two dining venues. A full-service dining experience in the Pike’s Peak restaurant or a casual meal in the Culebra Café. Our chef prepared cuisine is delicious and nutritious, and made with the finest quality ingredients.

The Transition

We understand that a transition of this nature is difficult, and we want to help make that transition as smooth as possible.

When transitioning to a new assisted living facility, it is often better to err with having more services in place rather than less at that transition point. That way, if there is an issue, the services are lined up and ready. After the senior is settled in the new environment, you have the option for de-escalating the level of services needed.

Cognitive Decline

​If your loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s or dementia, it might be best to spend some extra time with them when they first move into a new community. This will help them get familiar with their new surroundings.  It will take them some time to get oriented with the new routine and where to go if they need something. Spending the first three or four days with them and walking with them helps to ease that transition.

Hoping for the very best

​So, whether you choose The Retreat at Sunny Vista or another senior living facility in Colorado Springs, we hope that the transition is as smooth as possible and that the seniors are well taken care of.
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