The Carillon at Boulder Creek

2525 Taft Drive, Boulder, CO, 80302

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Reviews of The Carillon at Boulder Creek


based on 7 Reviews

kaf1 September 29, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Carillon at Boulder Creek is an independent/assisted living facility for seniors located in Boulder, CO. This facility provides one and two bedroom apartments in a lovely setting along Boulder Creek within blocks of the University of Colorado campus. The apartments are spacious and include full kitchens. The residents can choose to cook in their own apartments or dine in the facilities excellent restaurant, The Brookfield, which is also open to the public. There is a pool, workout facility and spa located on the premise as well. I have found the staff at the Carillon to be exceptional. They are friendly and helpful and take the time to really get to know you. Many of the positions in housekeeping and the dining room are filled by students from the University. These kids are bright, energetic and really add something to the interaction with the residents. The facility is new, having just opened in 2010. The location along the creek offers hiking and biking opportunities for more active residents as well as a pleasant, paved walkway which is wheelchair friendly. The are many shady spots to sit along the path and there is a lot of activity to observe as the creek is a friendly meeting spot for people both old and young alike. The location close to the University of Colorado offers opportunity to attend concert and lecture series as well as sporting events. In addition, the Carillon provides daily activities for the residents and something at least every couple of months for the residents and their families. These events are always well thought out. I have been visiting family members living at the Carillon several times a week for almost a year now and really have nothing negative to say, which I think is very telling. The Carillon posts as their mission "to positively impact the lives of everyone we meet, everyday" and I believe they really do try to live this mission.



Anne Togher, Caregiver Coach June 21, 2011

I know Carillon well. Several of my colleagues have gone to work there, and I've led training sessions for family caregivers there. I've toured it several times. They offer mostly independent living, but all of their rooms are also set up for assisted living, with wide doorways and grab bars in the baths. That makes it possible for residents to age in place"”at least up until they need a lot of care.

It's only been open about a year, and I think it's only about 40 percent occupied now. But it's beautiful. It's built on a hotel model and is very nicely done. The rooms are quite spacious, and some have great views. It's right in Boulder, close to shops and restaurants but also directly across the street from student housing for CU.

I haven't had much interaction with the direct care staff. But from what I've seen and heard, the administrative staff is good. Everyone seems to work well together. And the food service staff is great. They act like the staff at a good restaurant. They very consumer focused, accommodating.

It's best for those who are pretty independent"”still connected to the wider community"”can afford higher-end prices, and want to age in place in the same apartment.


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From The Carillon at Boulder Creek


An active community that puts a world of opportunity at residents’ fingertips, The Carillon at Boulder Creek is one of Boulder’s premier retirement and assisted living communities. Our ideal proximity to downtown means that access to all that the city has to offer is within a short walk. Seniors interested in keeping their minds sharp through continued learning have the opportunity to tap into some of the most knowledgeable minds around, right down the street at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Check out the full-service restaurant and pub, the concierge services, the salt water pool, the PrimeFit personal trainer, the views, and the valet parking and you’ll see what we’re talking about. And the apartments continue the theme with contemporary designs, full kitchens, stainless steel appliances, a washer and dryer, and granite countertops.

Features of The Carillon at Boulder Creek


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • Hiking trails
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Fitness Room/Gym, W/D in residence

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Activities extra: Computer class

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

Dining options

  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)

Costs

  • We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
  • We charge an entry fee
  • Fee structure extra: We offer a month-to-month rental
  • Minimum rate: $4,625/month

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • Minimum age: 62

Licenses

  • Licenses: assisted living

Financial guidance

  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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