Q&A

Frequently Asked Questions


Independent Living | Assisted Living | Health Care Center

INDEPENDENT LIVING

How does Frasier differ from other retirement communities?

Frasier offers a continuum of care – an approach to retirement living for people who wish to continue active, independent lifestyles while providing in advance for future health and personal care needs. Frasier offers a high degree of independence and peace of mind.

Frasier has a variety of unique apartments, an on-site Health Care Center, scheduled transportation, a full activity program and many of the conveniences and services necessary for a gracious lifestyle.

Exactly what is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Frasier enters into a membership agreement with its members that provides residence, healthcare and the use of campus facilities and services for life. Members are assured emergency care and recuperative or long-term use of the Health Care Center and its services.

Members have priority for admission to the Health Care Center and Assisted Living Center and receive services at preferred rates.

What about the costs at Frasier Health Care Center?

Residents of each apartment, whether it is occupied by one or two members, receive 30 days per year at the Health Care Center in a semiprivate room at no additional cost.

During the 30-day recuperative period in the Health Care Center, the member continues to pay only his or her monthly apartment charge. After 30 days, the member continues to pay the apartment charge and a reduced daily rate in the Health Care Center.

When a member releases an apartment and requires permanent residence in the Health Care Center, his monthly charge becomes the preferred rate for members.

What happens to the apartment of a member who moves to the Assisted Living or the Health Care Center?

If the member is a single occupant, the residence will be made available for reoccupancy. If there are two occupants, the remaining member’s monthly charge changes to the single-occupancy rate.

Can I afford Frasier?

Frasier is not for everyone. However, most middle- and upper-middle income people can afford the continuing care.

It is important to remember how much is included in the fees at Frasier. Many items that you pay for now will be covered when you become a member: apartment, weekly housekeeping and flat laundry services, all utilities (except telephone), scheduled transportation, emergency health services, recreation and entertainment, cable television, property taxes, and maintenance of your apartment as well as the building and grounds.

How can I be sure that the quality of management and services will continue to meet my high standards?

Frasier is a not-for-profit corporation associated with the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. We have over 50 years of experience and are a known leader in the field of retirement.

The Frasier Board of Trustees includes respected members of the business, medical and religious communities. The board works directly with the administration to review and evaluate Frasier policies and management to ensure that standards of excellence are consistently met.

Do members have any say in the management of Frasier?

Yes! The Resident Council, as specified in the bylaws, acts in an advisory capacity to the administration and the Board of Trustees.

A resident trustee is a voting member of the Board of Trustees and acts as a direct liaison between the members and the board. Frasier has an active system of 35 committees that attend to various aspects of life within our community.

What kind of security may I expect?

All apartments have an emergency call system that is promptly responded to by Frasier staff. A night aide is available for added security and emergency assistance.

Each apartment has its own private locking system, fire-protection sprinkler system, individual smoke detection system, and central fire alarm.

Frasier is located in a residential neighborhood, and the grounds and parking areas are well-lighted.

No solicitation is allowed.

What transportation is available?

Frasier offers free scheduled transportation in our luxury coach for shopping, medical appointments, banking and social activities.

The RTD public transportation makes daily stops at Frasier’s front drive for local routes and transfers to metropolitan Denver.

For members who maintain a car, there is plenty of on-site parking, and each apartment has an assigned underground parking space.

What additional services and amenities are available?

  • Three meals served daily
  • Private dining rooms with fully equipped kitchens for parties
  • Towne Grille for casual dining
  • Catering services for private parties
  • Centrally located laundry on each floor
  • Accommodations for special diets
  • Postal services
  • Wellness Center with warm-water pool
  • Woodworking shop
  • Sewing room
  • Craft room with kiln
  • Golf simulator
  • Greenhouse with free “houseplant-sitting” services
  • Exercise classes, walking group, massage therapy
  • Reading room with low-vision equipment
  • Library
  • Computer/media room
  • Garden plots and easy access tool shed
  • Billiards, card room, and ping-pong
  • Private storage areas
  • Weekly movies projected on a large screen
  • Extended basic cable television — free in all apartments
  • Numerous programs, activities, outings and trips
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • “Quick Cash®” service
  • Free notary service
  • Complimentary consultation for Medicare/supplemental insurance
  • Guest rooms
  • Spacious 8-foot-wide hallways throughout campus
  • Thirteen residential elevators
  • Special elevator for moving/maintenance
  • Frasier Care Program – nurse and resident assistants available to provide flu shots, blood pressure checkups, consultation, in-apartment care and medication assistance
  • Podiatry services

For more information, please call for an appointment

Monday through Friday,

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at (303) 499-4888.

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ASSISTED LIVING

Who is eligible for assisted living?

Seniors who require protective oversight and/or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), but who do not need 24-hour skilled nursing care. ADLs include bathing, dressing, grooming and medications.

Is Frasier assisted living-licensed?

Yes! We are licensed by the state of Colorado.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! Many long-term care policies provide coverage for licensed assisted living. However, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover it.

What is your staffing profile?

We provide RN supervision 40 hours a week. LPNs are available seven days per week and qualified resident assistants are on staff 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Do you offer respite and hospice care?

Yes. Unlike most assisted living facilities, we offer short-term stays beginning with a three-day minimum. Hospice care can be provided on an individualized basis.

What if a person in assisted living needs more care?

We offer an advanced level of care in the Assisted Living Center and in an on-site Health Care Center that offers skilled care and rehabilitation. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted in the Health Care Center.

What if an individual in assisted living needs therapy?

Physical, speech and occupational therapists are on staff, and therapies may be covered by Medicare.

Do you offer a wellness program?

Yes! Frasier has a complete Wellness Center with specialized equipment for weight and flexibility conditioning. A wide variety of classes are offered, including yoga, tai chi, balance, and Pilates. A 92-degree resistance pool for aquatic classes and relaxation is also available. Our complete holistic healing program includes massage therapy, reflexology, acupuncture, and Watsu. Spa services, such as facials, manicures, and pedicures are also available.

Can you care for a person with dementia?

People with early-stage dementia (without symptoms of wandering) can live in assisted living and receive additional attention. Individuals have access to a specialized adult day program that is available six days a week. Advanced Alzheimer’s care is provided in the Health Care Center.

What housing options are available?

Our Assisted Living Center offers a variety of apartments to suit individuals’ financial and personal needs. All apartments are private; there are no shared accommodations. Residents are permitted to bring their own furnishings to personalize their apartments.

Who operates Frasier?

We are a not-for-profit community, locally owned and associated with the United Methodist Church. Frasier has been in Boulder since 1960.

What are the actual costs?

Unlike other assisted living facilities, we offer inclusive programs without all of the additional fees. If you compare costs, you will find that Frasier gives you more for your money.

For more information, please call for an appointment

Monday through Friday,

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at (303) 499-4888.

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THE HEALTH CARE CENTER

What type of facility is the Frasier Health Care Center?

The Health Care Center is licensed by the state of Colorado as a 108-bed skilled nursing facility, which means we have RNs, LPNs, and CNAs available 24/7 to assist those whose needs require around-the-clock care.

Who can stay at the Health Care Center?

Anyone can come to the Health Care Center. While we do honor our commitment to offer beds to Frasier members first, we often have space available for members of the larger community.

What type of therapy is available?

Frasier has its own on-site therapy department staffed with physical, occupational and speech therapists who can work under a variety of pay sources.

What pay sources does the Health Care Center accept?

The Health Care Center works with private pay, Medicare and Medicaid clients.

What sort of therapy and/or exercise is available for long-term patients or those who don’t meet Medicare Part A criteria?

The therapy department can work with residents under Medicare Part B to provide some ongoing therapies. For those who don’t meet the Medicare Part B requirement, the Health Care Center has a restorative exercise program run by CNAs who are supervised by the therapy department. This program is included in the room and board cost.

What dementia-specific services do you offer?

All of our staff is experienced in working with elders experiencing changing cognitive abilities. For those residents whose dementia includes wandering, a pronounced need for cognitively appropriate programming or other behavioral issues, we offer a 14-bed secure unit and a 13-bed wander-guarded unit that specialize in dementia care.

Do you offer respite and hospice care?

Yes. The Health Care Center accepts respite stays of five or more days as space is available and works with local hospice organizations on a regular basis.

What room options are there?

The Health Care Center has both private and semiprivate rooms. Our semiprivate rooms are designed in a unique “y” shape, allowing residents to share an entryway and bathroom while maintaining separate living areas. These private spaces, divided by a wall, provide each roommate with his or her own window, telephone and TV hook-up.

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