Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT CLERMONT PARK

What does Clermont Park offer that other communities do not?

We are local. The CEO of our parent company, Christian Living Communities, is just down the street and accessible to you. We are not-for-profit. Our focus is on providing you with the best services and care, not meeting stockholder margins. We are faith-based. This is important, because it means you will find a higher standard of conduct, respect and compassion in our community. We are open to all faiths and perspectives and do not require residents and clients to exercise a certain belief, but if you seek spiritual support, you will find it here. We are established. With nearly 40 years of serving seniors, we have a well-established reputation for care and we are financially sound.

When was Clermont Park established?

Clermont Park was established in 1972.

Who owns and manages Clermont Park?

Clermont Park is owned and managed by Christian Living Communities (CLC), a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Located in Denver, CLC is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that has been in operation since 1972. CLC’s board of directors are unpaid volunteers who partner with our executive team to carry out the mission of Christian Living Communities (CLC). Christian Living Communities is a not-for-profit organization representing a family of companies organized to enrich the quality and dignity of life for older adults and their families. Click here to learn more about Christian Living Communities. Click here to see the CLC FAQ page.

What is the mission of Clermont Park?

Christian Living Communities enriches the quality and dignity of life for older adults through services and care that reflect Christian love, respect, and compassion toward each individual.

Is Clermont Park a not-for-profit organization?

Yes, Clermont Park is a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization under our parent organization Christian Living Communities.

LIFE AT CLERMONT PARK

May I customize my home to suit my preferences?

Our community has guidelines around customizing your new home. Our staff will be happy to work with you within those guidelines to achieve your preferences.

What residency plans are available?

Each community offers different residency plans with different floor plans. Contact us today to find out how we can best serve you.

Does Clermont Park allow pets?

Yes, pets are an essential part of living an enriched life for many people. Clermont Park allows pets that are 30 pounds are less and are appropriate for apartment home living. A small pet deposit is required and residents must be able to care or arrange care for the pet. Certified assistance animals are welcome.

Is Clermont Park smoke-free?

Clermont Park is a health care organization and operates smoke-free buildings. Designated outdoor smoking areas are available.

What kinds of activities does Clermont Park offer?

Our community offers life enrichment programming to cater to wide-ranging interests. If you don’t see what you are interested in, make a suggestion, we’ll try to make it work!

Do you provide transportation?

Yes, we want to do everything we can to keep you active and mobile. Simply make your transportation reservation with your community’s concierge if you would like to leave the driving to us.

Does Clermont Park have an emergency call system?

Clermont Park has systems and procedures to offer safety and security at every level of service and care. We offer a daily in-home check-in system in our residential living apartment homes, wander alert systems in our Memory Care, and pull cords in assisted living and skilled neighborhoods.

Do residents have any voice in the community?

Yes, our community has an active and involved resident council. Our assisted living and skilled nursing communities also offer family councils.

Is additional storage space available?

There is storage available at our location. Be sure to ask about it when you call or visit.

Is parking available near my home?

Yes, ask about our different parking options.

Does your community offer guest rooms for out-of-town guests?

Yes, guest suites are available. Invite a loved one or friend to visit you and enjoy a delicious gourmet meal!

What is the Eden Alternative?

Clermont Park is proud to be an Eden Alternative Registered community. The Eden Alternative is a non-profit organization that provides education and support to eliminate conditions that can lead to loneliness, helplessness, and boredom, conditions which are rampant in many long term care settings. By moving away from the traditional institutional model of long term care, we create a community where senior adults live and thrive and direct their own lives.

The Eden Alternative was founded by Dr. William Thomas. Dr. Thomas, a Harvard-educated physician, experienced life in a nursing home as a Medical Director and saw many things that disturbed him. He saw that the institutional practices of nursing homes were causing more suffering for our elders than were their physical ailments and that while nursing homes were treating medical problems, they were doing nothing to cure the painful experiences of loneliness, helplessness and boredom. He began to consider a different kind of world, a place where elders could live in a human habitat with continued opportunities to grow, to learn, and to give back to others and society. Eden Alternative registered communities embrace a never ending journey that nurtures loving deep relationships where people are engaged in a life worth living.

Clermont Park has chosen to become a part of the Eden Alternative registry to honor the hard work that has gone into transforming institutional practices into ones that create a warm, loving community as well as a strong statement of our commitment to continue on this journey.

You will see this commitment throughout our Community. At The Suites at Clermont Park Health Center, you will notice how different we are than other nursing homes. You will see that we are focused on a home like environment and removing institutional “trappings”. Therefore, our nursing team doesn’t wear clinical “scrubs”, we don’t have a clinical nursing station or big medication carts rolling up and down the hallways with residents lined up waiting for their medications. Likewise, you won’t hear overhead paging or the incessant beeping of call lights and alarms, or see residents woken up at 5:00 am for breakfast. Instead, you should experience a calm and quiet environment. You might see a resident having a late breakfast after rising at his or her leisure, residents enjoying a glass of wine in the dining room, the concierge handing out dog biscuits to 4-legged visitors, and staff and residents together celebrating and honoring life’s milestones.

You will also notice the Eden principles in action in the Willows and Aspens Residential Living neighborhoods, in the Assisted Living neighborhoods and throughout our entire operation. We are a “resident-directed” community which is evidenced in the way we approach problem solving, new policy and program development, and even the hiring of new staff. Clermont Park residents serve important roles in search and interview committees for key staff members, in committee meetings to develop new programs, and in the day-to-day functioning of the community.

Changing culture through the principles of the Eden Alternative is a never-ending journey. We have a strong foundation for moving forward but there are many more milestones to reach. Residents play a crucial role in this journey. Clermont Park offers regular Eden Alternative educational opportunities. Please contact the Executive Director, the Associate Executive Director or the Director of Community Life to learn more about these opportunities and to get involved.

What is Masterpiece Living?

Masterpiece Living is a community-wide initiative that challenges the stereotypes associated with aging and encourages residents and staff to take the first steps toward aging successfully. The Masterpiece Living concept is based on a ten-year MacArthur Foundation Study on Aging. This study conclusively-demonstrated that how we age depends more on the lifestyle choices we make than on our genes. Clermont Park made a commitment to each resident by putting these findings into practice. At Clermont Park, we believe that Masterpiece Living means taking advantage of opportunities to stir up your life and to make the most of it.

The Masterpiece Living concept forms the basis for many of our Life Enrichment programs, in which we focus awareness on achieving a well-balanced life comprised of spiritual, intellectual, physical and social components.

GENERAL

Do you have someone to help me plan my move?

Yes, our community relations team members are happy to assist you with your moving plans. For further assistance, we may refer you to a relocation professional for everything from space planning, preparing for the move and help with selling your home.

Is there an age requirement?

In our residential and assisted living apartment homes, our minimum age requirement is 62. In accordance with federal law, there is no minimum age requirement for skilled nursing residency.

How do I become a resident?

First, complete an application. Then, you will pay a community fee or entrance fee for the residence of your choice.

What is the next step if I’d like to know more?

Simply call give us a call at 720-974-7275 or fill out our contact form and we will be happy to schedule a personal visit for you.

What will happen when my health care needs change?

If your health care needs change, our professional care teams will work with you, your physician and family to assess what level of assistance and services will help you live your best life. Since our community offers multiple levels of care, we will assist your transition to your needed level of care right in your home community.

How soon can I move to your community?

The answer to this question varies depending on the level of care and services you seek, and your preference for a specific floor plan. Just give us a call… we can tell you what we have available and talk about how we can meet your needs now and in the future.

Who decides when a resident must move to a different level of care?

Our professional care teams work together with you, your family, and your physician to assess your needs and how we can best be of service to you. Our goal is that you live an enriched, vibrant life with the appropriate level of assistance.

Is there a wait-list, and if so, how does it work?

There may be a wait-list at Clermont Park for a specific level of care and services. If you are on our wait list, our community relations staff will stay in touch with you about when you can join us. We make every effort to treat each interested party according to your unique situation. Clermont Park does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class, and welcomes and enjoys residents and clients from diverse backgrounds.

What health care services are available?

Clermont Park offers a continuum of services and care. Our advantage is that the full continuum of care is available at your home community, so your neighbors are still your neighbors

FINANCIAL

How do I know if I can afford Clermont Park?

Clermont Park offers many different options to accommodate almost every budget. Contact us today to find out how we can best serve you.

Do I need long-term care insurance at your community?

While long-term care insurance would be helpful, it is not required for residency at Clermont Park.

What is the entrance fee and what does it cover?

An entrance fee is a refundable fee that allows you discounts and priority access to increased care if your health needs change. Clermont Park offers different options. Contact us today to find out how we can best serve you.

Do you accept Medicare?

Yes, Clermont Park does accept Medicare in our skilled nursing suites.

What is included in the monthly fee?

Since we offer a wide variety of different plans, please contact us for more details.