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One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “What is assisted living?”
Assisted living bridges the gap between independent living and nursing homes. Residents live independently in their own apartments and are provided assistance with medication, household chores, meals, socialization and bathing, if and when needed. In an assisted living setting, when small or large changes occur, there is the oversight to intervene and provide solutions so residents can continue to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
At Whitcomb Terrace, we offer a highly individualized and responsive approach that can only be achieved in a small community with a high staff-to-resident ratio.
The best time to transition to assisted living is before you require much assistance, or just want to let go of the burdens of homeownership. Research shows that getting settled and developing new routines in a new setting or at the onset of age-related memory difficulties delays or even precludes the need to transition to a more costly higher level of care, such as a memory care or skilled nursing facility.
Contact our director, Maggie Gerardi to schedule a tour and lunch.
Founded in 1990 Whitcomb Terrace is the only non-profit residential senior community in the Roaring Fork Valley. Whitcomb Terrace is licensed and regulated as an Assisted Living Residence by the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, so residents receive the highest standards of care and services.
Read a letter from our director, Maggie Gerardi to learn more about the Whitcomb Terrace vision and philosophy.
Whitcomb Terrace is part of Aspen Valley Hospital’s Network of Care, fulfilling the Hospital’s commitment to “fostering our community as the healthiest in the nation.”
We are the only not-for-profit senior living residence in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Residents pay one monthly fee that covers food and board, basic cable and WIFI, housekeeping, laundry, assistance with bathing and dressing if needed, salon services, medication management, activities and organizational tasks as needed. To discuss your particular needs, contact Maggie Gerardi.
Residents pay for telephone services and premium cable channels, if desired.
Whitcomb Terrace offers private studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes equipped with a sink, microwave oven and refrigerator. All apartments have mountain views and outdoor spaces; ground-floor apartments have patios and first-floor apartments have balconies.
Whitcomb Terrace has several indoor and outdoor community spaces including a media room, living room, dining room, activity room and outdoor dining area, landscaped gardens and lawns, and walking paths. WIFI is available throughout the residence and all rooms have basic cable.
Whitcomb Terrace Medical Director, Edward Wiese, MD, oversees the general health of our residents. Our proximity to Aspen Valley Hospital allows convenient access to a full complement of healthcare services including cardiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology/ENT, physical and occupational therapy, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and more.
Yes, residents are allowed one pet and basic assistance with pet care is provided as needed.
Yes, there is plentiful uncovered parking and access to covered parking during inclement weather.
While the Senior Center is located in the same building, it is a separate entity though Whitcomb Terrace residents can take advantage of the wealth of activities on offer. From regular card games, exercise classes, knitting circles, book clubs, art classes, lectures and much more it is a great place to meet new faces and connect with old friends.
The best time to transition to assisted living is before you require much assistance, or just want to let go of the burdens of homeownership. Research shows that getting settled and developing new routines in a new setting before or at the onset of age-related memory difficulties delays or even precludes the need to transition to a higher level of care, such as a memory care or skilled nursing facility.