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Ideal Senior Living: Do More With Your Parents Instead of For Your Parents

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Ideal Senior Living: Do More With Your Parents Instead of For Your Parents

by Aspen Valley Hospital

May 20, 2021

Your parents did it all – worked tirelessly, provided for your family and showed you the important things in life. As they enter their senior years, it feels like it’s time to ensure their health, happiness and wellbeing, without sacrificing dignity or quality of life. As you look to the future, and how to provide your parents with enrichment and connection, consider Whitcomb Terrace, the only nonprofit senior residence in the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

Whitcomb Terrace offers residents a sense of community, autonomy and support with amenities such as chef-prepared daily meals, weekly linen and laundry service, cultural activities, and the heart of Aspen’s active and inviting lifestyle right out your parents’ door.

 

“As I have watched the commercialization of senior care, with profit-centered systems in place, my mission has been to create a person-centered environment where profits are invested back into the welfare of our residents, including keeping costs down, rather than what is increasingly becoming the institutional warehousing of seniors for profit,” said Whitcomb Terrace’s Director, Maggie Gerardi.

 

The environment Gerardi has helped create at Whitcomb Terrace is one of quality and community. Staff enjoy their work – the center boasts one of the lowest staffing turnover rates in the industry – and everyone works to create quality interactions, or as some consider it, a family around your family.

 

Continued Gerardi, “I am grateful to have a team of compassionate professionals, many of whom have been at Whitcomb Terrace for numerous years, including one staff member who has been here longer than me! It is a pleasure to be part of an extraordinary team of caregivers that intuitively forms a family around each new resident and their family members.”

 

What sets Whitcomb Terrace apart from other senior living opportunities? A variety of amenities and uncommon value:

 

1. Location. Location. Location.

Whitcomb Terrace is conveniently located at the base of Castle Creek Valley overlooking the Holden-Marolt Open Space. Every window frames spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, hillsides and open spaces.

 

2. Extraordinary Value

Peace of mind comes with the nearly all-inclusive pricing, helping your parents conserve their nest egg. They won’t see hidden costs for extra levels of care. Additionally, the low resident-to-caregiver ratio ensures individualized care with no extra costs for special attention or specialized treatment.

 

3. An Important Part of Aspen Valley Hospital’s Network of Care

You and your parents can rest easy knowing award-winning hospital and specialty medical care is just around the corner. Whitcomb Terrace is located adjacent to Aspen Valley Hospital, which offers a variety of specialties, including primary care, cardiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT), physical therapy and more.

 

4. Plenty of Activities, Outings and Social Connections!

Located in the same building as the Pitkin County Senior Center, residents are never at a loss for things to do, ways to stay active, and new people to meet.

 

5. An Expert Team

Helmed by Director Maggie Gerardi and Medical Director Joshua Seymour, MD, and supported by a dynamic, dedicated team staff, Whitcomb Terrace offers your parents a friendly, welcoming, professional and safe environment in which they can thoroughly relax and enjoy their later years.

 

Private, self-contained apartments, a restaurant-style dining room, flexible visiting hours, inviting outdoor courtyards and gardens and endless walking paths are just a few of the features that make for desirable senior living. See what others have to say about the experience, or come by and learn more about the Whitcomb Terrace difference. We’re always happy to welcome new families.

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