The award-winning, 30-bed Windsor skilled nursing and rehab facility opened February 1, 2023
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., the facility serves the community with 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 and 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, reaching full census occupancy by July, maintaining a more than 90-percent occupancy rate and being completely staffed with its own CHS staff of more than 160, 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,” says Rebecca Walker, administrator at Columbine Commons Health and Rehab. “They have done this all while maintaining our five-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,” says 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.