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Cheyenne Mountain Center
835 Tenderfoot Hill Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906-3903
Cheyenne Mountain Center is a 159-bed skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care. The Center also has a specialized Memory Support unit for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from an illness or injury. Cheyenne Mountain is an AHCA Bronze Quality Award winner!
Dementia Care Education by Genesis HealthCare is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Audiology care
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Podiatry care
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Memory Support
- Vitality to You
- Private and Semi-Private Apartments
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Fitness room
- Private hospice room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Baby Grand Piano
- Fireplace in living room
- Smoke free environment
Kathleen O’Leary, RN, NHACenter Executive Director
Kathleen started her career in geriatrics in upstate New York 25 years ago. She married her best friend who is Active duty in the United States Army. Upon leaving New York State, they lived in Hawaii for several years and have been in Colorado Springs for the last twelve years. The opportunity to live and work in many states has provided cultural insight to the diverse needs in a community.
Dr. ShepherdMedical Director
Dr. Shepherd completed a BS in Biochemistry from Purdue University and shortly afterward moved to Denver where he worked at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as Molecular Biologist. During this time, he also attended the University of Denver and earned an MBA with a focus on information Technology. After working as a software engineer for a year, his love of science and passion for helping others led him to turn his career back toward medicine. He graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internal Medicine residency at Indiana University. During residency, he recognized the growing importance of technology in healthcare and spent an additional two years as a Medical Informatics fellow at regenstrief Institute while also completing a Masters of Science in clinical Research. He joined the Cheyenne Mountain team in 2019 as Medical Director and has served multiple Long-Term Care facilities. In his role as Medical Director, Dr. Shepherd works to ensure great patient care, regulatory compliance, communication with local care organizations, and to keep everyone involved up to speed on medicine and public health as it pertains to Long-Term Care.
Melanie Ruiz, RNCenter Nurse Executive
Melanie comes to us with over 20 years of experience as a nurse and over 15 of those Long Term Care. She began her nursing career in the Emergency Room and realized she had a passion for the geriatric population. She started at Genesis as the ADON and was quickly promoted to the CNE for Cheyenne Mountain Center. Her husband recently retired from the military and they have decided to make Colorado Springs their home.
Cindy CastilloAdmissions Director
Cindy has been with Genesis since 2016 as a Coordinator and then transitioned to Admissions Director. She has over 10 years of experience in various positions within the healthcare field. Cindy has a passion for the elderly and she is focused on providing excellent customer service to both residents and families. Her goal is to help to be a stress free transition from hospital or home to our facility.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Westgate, PT, DPT, GCSDirector of Rehabilitation
Jeffrey earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2012 and went on to become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2015. He has worked for Genesis Rehab Services since 2012 in the skilled nursing setting, as well as an administrator and director of rehab for a Genesis outpatient rehab clinic.
Angels work here
Teams at work at Cheyenne mountain Care center so wonderful! I thank God send the Angels to work there. I have a been caregiver for one Sweet Lady for over 10 years, was hard for me to let her Go to stay at Care center but I choose Cheyenne mountain Care center because peoples work teams are so wonderful so warm and so humble . The elderly people who feels alone and scared, Those who work at Care center teams they make them feel right home. they are so sweet caring like they own parents. Thank you for everything you do for all the people in Care center.. God bless you~!!
- via Google Review
Thank you for taking such good care of my Mother-in-law.
- P. Hanson
The little things
Nurse took the time to call me and let me know my mom was out of quarantine. The little things matter so much.
- Dana R.
I wanted to make sure you knew what an incredible job Sylvia did for my Mom's 100th birthday Saturday. When the family arrived, she had already decorated the area and greeted us early so everyone could get checked in and we could set up the cake presents and cards. She showed mom each of the cards and then went through the picture binder we brought page by page with her. What was truly amazing was my mom's reaction to the party. She enjoyed the cards and pictures. She made small jokes, laughed and smiled. She seemed to know everyone. It was such a wonderful celebration for our family!
- T. Saponas
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