Augustana Care

Help Elk Run Assisted Living and Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation serve Colorado elders by providing high quality housing and services at these campuses, built to celebrate people of all ages and abilities who call Colorado home.

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Official Name
Augustana Care​​​​​​​
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(07/12/2011)Augustana Care Corporation
Castle Peak by Augustana Care and Elk Run Assisted Living
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Augustana Care
1007 E Fourteenth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Colorado Location
Elk Run Assisted LIving
31383 Frost Way
Evergreen, CO 80439

Castle Peak by Augustana Care
PO BOX 5980
Eagle, CO 81631
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Mission Statement

The mission of Augustana Care is to foster fullness of life for older adults and others in need through the provision of health care, housing and other services. Augustana Care is a non-profit organization that pursues its mission in three ways:

• Providing a high quality continuum of care through healthcare, housing and community-based services while promoting independent and meaningful living for older adults
• Anticipating and meeting the changing needs of older adults and others in need through the creative use and expansion of properties and services
• Advocating for older adults and others in need

Organization History

Augustana Care, one of the oldest charitable organizations in Minnesota, was founded in 1896 to serve young women needing housing and children who were orphaned. Augustana Care's mission was revised in 1960 to focus on the needs of elders.

Over the past 30 years, Augustana Care has expanded from one location in downtown Minneapolis to 19 locations in Minnesota and 2 in Colorado, offering a continuum of housing, healthcare and community services to more than 15,000 people annually. Historically Lutheran, Augustana Care now serves people of all ethnicities, faiths and economic backgrounds.

Those served include 3,500 people through health care centers and care suites, 1,800 in independent and assisted living and 10,000 through community-based services. Augustana Care's community-based services include an adult day program with three locations that serve 250 people annually, a partnership to provide Meals on Wheels to homebound adults in the Minneapolis suburbs that provides 57,000 meals each year, and rehabilitation therapy that served 9,400 people in FY14.

In Colorado, Augustana Care Elk Run served 74 individuals with assisted living in 2015, with 19 individuals served whose savings were exhausted. In Eagle, the Castle Peak Senior Care Center opened in Fall 2016. This facility is expected to serve 100 individuals annually, and offers assisted living, transitional care, outpatient therapy, and skilled nursing. Castle Peak has already served nearly 85 people in its first 9 months of operation with assisted living, respite care, outpatient therapy, short term rehabilitation, and skilled nursing.


My recent five-day recovery at Castle Peak Senior Care from rotator cuff surgery was an uplifting experience, worthy of both recognition and a shared awareness in our community of a potential resource. First, the administrative staff were welcoming, efficient and highly effective. Last-minute scurrying due to a late communication challenge from the surgery center was met by both Dr. Cunningham's staff (Megan) and Castle Peak management (Monica) ensuring space being available, medications, etc. But more so, and you will hear this concept throughout, there was genuine caring. Second, the nurses and certified nursing assistants were professional, attentive and bent over backwards to ensure my GameReady shoulder cooling device was filled with ice,24/7. In addition, this staff was always collaborative and
caring, open to schedule changes and modification of pain medications as I weaned off of them.
Third, now this may appear as an oxymoron: good hospital and institutional food. But the food was excellent: selection and variety, preparation and quantity with snacks upon request. Whether you ate in one of the dining areas or in your room, on-time sumptuous meals were the norm. Lastly, the site is open, clean and offers a nurturing and caring environment for your recovery.
--Philip Weinstein, Vail
Castle Peak Senior Care Center

I have found Elk Run to be excellent. Their management and Executive Director are great. They provide excellent care. I was impressed that they had a perfect survey from the Health Department. Since getting new ownership and management over the past couple years, the place is amazing.
Elk Run Assisted Living

Everyone at Elk Run was very kind and caring, always treating my father with dignity and respect. They listened to him and acted accordingly. I believe he received the best care at Elk Run and I am grateful for that.
Elk Run Assisted Living

Everyone at Elk Run took great care of my mom and me. I was very pleased and impressed with the genuine care shown to her and the professionalism of the entire staff.
Elk Run Assisted Living

Our mother has received not just attention, but attentiveness. The staff thinks of both little and big things that could help with her serious medical problems. We thought she had the best care in Denver, with around-the-clock personal attendants in her home, but the care the Castle Peak staff provides is far superior. Because she can't use the call button or express her needs, the nursing staff looks in on her frequently. They are quick to attend to her personal needs and hygiene. Recently, the therapists thought to purchase a reclining wheelchair, which has improved her life.

We consider ourselves blessed that our mother found a home at Castle Peak, and we sleep well knowing she is in caring hands.
--Betsy Nevin, John Glaser, and Dr. Jay Glaser
Castle Peak Senior Care Center

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