Pikes Peak Center
2719 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1145
Pikes Peak Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care services. We also have a specialized transitional care unit for patients transitioning from hospital to home, and a Memory Support unit for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Pikes Peak Center is a US News and World Report Best Nursing Home!
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
- Memory Support
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Dementia care
- Personal care
- Psychiatric services
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Vitality to You
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Activity room
- Fitness room
- Wellness programs
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Gift/convenience shop
Debra has been with Genesis for about 5 & 1/2 years. She started in Healthcare fresh out of college as an Activities Director with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She did her own Administrator In Training Program and is now an Administrator herself. She truly enjoys working with the Long Term Care population and strives to make Pikes Peak Center the best it can be for its residents!
Dr. David 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.
Fran MurrayDirector of Nursing
Fran is the Director of Nursing here at Pikes Peak Care Center. She has been a dedicated nurse here for the past 12 years. Fran has served a variety of roles here including NPE/ Infection Prevention and Homestead Director. She is looking forward to building a strong team to face the challenges ahead. On her off time she enjoys riding her motorcycle though the mountains.
Nicole ShinnAdmissions Director
Nicole has a strong passion for serving people. She was previously in Social Services here at Pikes Peak Care Center and has transitioned to Admissions Director. She is working towards a MSW degree and will eventually obtain her LCSW. Seeing residents safe, loved and cared for brings a smile to her face each day!
Ryan KeplerRehabilitation Program Manager
Ryan is an occupational therapist and is passionate about providing the best care for patients during their aging process. Ryan loves working with both short-term rehab patients and long-term residents to do all they can to live life to the fullest. Outside of work Ryan enjoys hiking, cooking, cross country skiing, coaching soccer and running with his wife and dog.
Pikes Peak Center is wonderful! I appreciate the communication you all provide and the care you provide to my Mother! You all are great!
- Gloria M.
I appreciate all of the communication Pikes Peak Center gives, especially in the midst of this pandemic! Their team provides guidance through these challenging times and consistently provides updates on our loved ones! I'm very grateful for the outdoor visitations as well. Thank you for all of your hard work!
- Bonnie G.
More than pleased
My sister is a happy resident and I've always been more than pleased with the level of care she has received. Since the facility was closed to outside visitors due to the pandemic my admiration and respect has increased exponentially. Most important, of course, the residents are still being cared for with all the additional testing and isolation that is now required. Most impressive to me, though, is how the social and recreational activities have been adapted for these new circumstances -- in-room meals, bingo, chair exercise, manicures, loudspeaker musical events, etc. I appreciate the imagination and energy it has taken to pull all this off. The staff has also devoted time and energy to keeping family members apprised, in twice-weekly zoom meetings, of the facility's health-related status (great!) as well as social activities, including photo slide shows of residents enjoying these events. Staff members are also available by phone and email and, in my experience, have been rapidly and enthusiastically responsive to my questions. To the entire staff: Job well done!
- Sharon H. via Google Review
Timely and professional
Thank you so much! The folks that work here have helped my Dad in so many ways. They have always been diligent on keeping me informed and addressing issues in a timely and professional manner.
- Keith C. via Google Review
"I'm extremely pleased with the services provided at Pikes Peak Center! The physical therapy was great and the staff were all very kind!"
- Kevin M.
Zenobia in Activities is great! She communicates with me and helps me talk with my Mom often! It's so awesome how she speaks Spanish with my Mother as well, I'm so blessed. All of the staff have been wonderful with communication, follow up and providing care as well! Thank you!
- Daniel G.
The CNA Instructor Tina has been tremendously helpful! My parents admitted and she has kept me informed and up to date. The staff has been wonderful with communication and I am so grateful! You guys are awesome!
Appreciate all you did for my Father
I was thinking about all of the team at Pikes Peak Center and I hope you all are staying well! I love you all at Genesis and I appreciate all that you did for my Father, you're the best Triple 5 Star Nursing Facility in America to me!!!
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