Lakes at Columbine Commons Health & Rehab Celebrates First Anniversary: 5-star Windsor 30-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility

Feb 6, 2024 | Member News

On Monday, Feb. 5, Windsor’s Columbine Commons Health & Rehab complex recognized the first anniversary of Lakes, its state-of-the-art building, with a celebration at the 30-bed facility. Located at 1325 Main St. in Windsor, the Lakes facility serves both short-term rehab and long-term care.

The Columbine Commons Health & Rehab campus provides Northern Colorado residents with a full continuum of care. Facilities include Westwood Patio Homes, The Windsor Independent Living, Columbine Commons Assisted Living, along with two 30-bed skilled nursing and rehab facilities, Mountains (1475 Main St.), and Lakes.

Some of the highlights from the past year include opening the Lakes facility with new leadership, getting to full census occupancy by July, maintaining an over 90% occupancy rate, and being completely staffed with its own CHS staff of over 160, thus eliminating the need for outside agency staffing.

“It is an incredible accomplishment for the Columbine Commons Health & Rehab staff to have successfully opened a 30-bed addition – and reach maximum capacity – in less than five months,” said Rebecca Walker, Columbine Commons Health and Rehab Administrator. “They have done this all while maintaining our 5-star CMS quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid while continuing to provide excellent patient care.”

“Over the past year at the Lakes, I have watched them work with many diverse residents and have to make decisions on the fly, and the decisions they’ve made have been good, sound, and in the best interest of the residents and the Columbine Community,” said Brian Schrack, a former Columbine patio home resident who was the Lakes’ first skilled nursing resident. “I have been impressed by the staff and the facility, and their ability to deal with many challenges that face them.”

Columbine Commons Health & Rehab staff celebrated in style and ended with a toast, acknowledging everyone’s hard work, dedication, sacrifices, and goals for the future.

About Columbine
Columbine Health Systems has been Northern Colorado’s leader in Compassionate Senior Care since 1971. It has evolved to include a full continuum of care services, including Patio Homes, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, Therapy Services, Infusion Therapy, Medical Home Care, Non-medical Home Care, Medical Equipment, Pharmacy, Chaplains, and Transportation.

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