Haven of Care

This page is designed to help you and your loved ones learn more about us and about assisted living in general.

The Testimonials section offers you words from satisfied clients whose loved ones we have been privileged to serve and also from people who have seen our day to day operations.

The FAQ section will help you and your loved one understand more about the role of assisted living facility and the options available when you or your loved ones needs it them.

The Useful Links section gives you and your family relevant websites that are informative and could be helpful.


Our family considers, the Haven of Care our blessing. My Mom receives individualized special care. They have a special program set up just for her needs. They have exercise, memory games and crafts. They also see to it that she has healthy foods. They try to fix things she likes to eat.
From the people who own and run Haven of Care to the caregivers they all give loving care. We feel like they are a special extension of our family.

Sincerely, J. Davis – Daughter to J. Heid

Heart warming are the words I use when I tell people about the love, care and thought that have gone into the development of these Haven of Care Assisted Living Residences.
If you feel that your friends or loved one deserves more support and beautiful living, then Haven of Care is the place for them. Haven of Care is setting a wonderful example for others to follow.

Sincerely, Loretta J. Gilbert

  • Former President of CALA -Colorado Assisted Living Association
    (8/2004 -12/2007)
  • Former Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Advisory Board member for Assisted Living Residence
    (9/2004 - 1/2008)
  • Former ALR owner for 10 years (1998 - 2008), with 17 years’ background experience

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

a. What is an Assisted Living Facility?

An Assisted Living facility provides services and help for people who need some assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) but do not need intensive nursing care. This assistance is not offered by independent living residences.

b. How many type of Assisted Living Facility are there?

In general, there are two types of Assisted Living Facility: the institutional type of assisted living facility where large numbers of residents live under the same roof or within the same complex of buildings or Assisted Living Residences (ALR), where from 3 to 8 residents share a home setting (the maximum number of residents depends on the home’s licensing).

c. What is the advantage of choosing the Assisted Living  
   Residence (ALR) rather than an institutional type of facility?

It’s all about personal preference. The ALR has a high ratio of staff to resident so each resident receives more personal attention and care than in a large institution. The ALR’s home environment and its family setting is less intimidating than an institutional setting and residents find it a lot easier to settle down in the smaller setting. In most cases, residents can continue the daily routine they had in their own homes. Residents also have more opportunities to get involved in planning their weekly menu, daily activities, and exercise.

d. What kind of help do most Assisted Living Residences offer?

Most ALRs:

  • Provide meals and help with laundry and housekeeping
  • Provide help with personal care and activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, dressing, getting in and out of a bed or chair, continence and incontinence, and using the toilet.
  • Monitor the resident’s health and safety, including keeping track of the resident’s medication, but do not provide nursing care.
  • Have a registered nurse on call
  • Coordinate care with the resident’s primary care physician
  • Provide or arrange transportation to and from medical appointments.

e. How safe it is for you or a loved one to live in an Assisted
    Living Residence?

In practice, it should be safe to live in an Assisted Living home as long as the owner or administrator maintains the standard of requirements regulated by their local authorities.  

The Life Safety Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requires all ALRs to install fire sprinkler and fire alarm system that are professionally monitored and connected to the local fire department.

In Colorado, every ARL is required to do a thorough background check of each of their employees and most ALRs require their caregivers to take QMAP certification (Qualified Medication Administration Person) that is approved by the State of Colorado as well as First Aid and CPR certification. The state required every employee/staff member to take a TB skin test to make sure that they don’t have that contagious disease.

Before new employees come in contact with residents, they have to go through a series of orientation and training sessions as per state regulation. The ALR is better equipped in term of monitoring the health and safety of their residents than are independent living residences for residents who do not need the level of care that exists in a nursing home. 

f. Who can be admitted to and remain a resident in an ALR?

Every ALR has its own admission criteria according to its licensure category. A comprehensive pre-admission assessment is done to determine whether the facility can meet the potential resident’s need. You can visit http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ for more information on regulation of ALRs in Colorado. Some ALRs receive and work together with Hospice services for their hospice residents.

g. What financial options do ALRs work with?

Many ALRs take only private pay residents, but some of them make the effort and fulfill government requirements so they can take Medicaid pay to help families when the resident has used up his or her private pay assets. However, there is no guarantee that a Medicaid bed will be available at the time a specific resident may need it.

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Useful Links

Government websites:

The Legal Center for people with disabilities and older people

Colorado Dept. of Human Services-Division of Aging and Adult Services

Arapahoe County – Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Social Security Administration


Legal Assistance websites:

National Senior Citizens Law Center

American Bar Association – Commission on Law & Aging

National Academy of Elder Law Attorney


Diseases and Support Group websites:

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center

All about Multiple Sclerosis

Round the clock resources for Dementia

National Parkinson Foundation

National Family Caregivers Association

Children of Aging Parents

American Association of Retirement Person (AARP)


Spiritual support websites:

Three Angles Broadcasting Network

Amazing Facts

The Hope Channel

It is written

Voice of Prophecy

Christian Music

Bible info

The quiet Hour


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