Augustana Care

Castle Peak and Elk Run both exist to foster fullness of life for older adults in the spirit of Christ's love. "Fullness of life" consists of so many things--everything from excellent care, to opportunities to pursue passions and interests, to feeling at home...and you can help!

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General Information

Official Name
Augustana Care​​​​​​​
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Former Name(s)
(12/31/2019)Augustana Care Corporation
Castle Peak and Elk Run Assisted Living a ministry of Cassia
Date Established
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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Headquarters Address
Augustana Care/Cassia
7171 Ohms Lane
Edina, MN 55439
Colorado Location
Elk Run Assisted LIving
31383 Frost Way
Evergreen, CO 80439

Castle Peak by Augustana Care
PO Box 5980
Eagle, CO 81631
Mailing Address
Augustana Care/Cassia
7171 Ohms Lane
Edina, MN 55439
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Mission Statement

Cassia's mission is to foster fullness of life for older adults in the spirit of Christ's love.

The name "Cassia" ('KAS e- uh) was inspired by an anointing oil made from the bark of the Cassia tree and is said to symbolize the heart of a servant. Cassia provides independent and assisted living communities, memory care, skilled nursing care centers, short-term rehabilitation centers, adult day programs and a variety of community-based services for older adults across five states.

At Cassia, we are on an uncompromising quest for solutions to live well. Our faith-based organization is centered around the following values: collaboration, compassion, excellence, innovation, integrity, respect, stewardship and unity. We serve all beliefs and backgrounds and serve all by following One.

Organization History

In 2018, Augustana Care and Elim Care voluntarily joined together to form Cassia, reinforcing both organizations' missions. With more than 200 combined years of service, the affiliation strengthens our focus on meeting the needs of residents, clients and patients of all faiths. Cassia serves more than 23,500 people annually. We provide housing to more than 3,300 residents including locations where we provide care. Cassia serves about 5,400 people in health care centers; and also provides community-based services to more than 14,700 people, in addition to serving residents.

In Colorado, our Elk Run community served more than 70 individuals in the past year, with 20 individuals served whose savings were exhausted. Elk Run offers assisted living to older adults in Evergreen. Elk Run also provides respite services for families who need personal time or for individuals who need additional rehabilitation before going home. Elk Run is committed to surrounding mountain communities. In addition to serving residents, the nonprofit assisted living community sponsors a variety of local events and works closely with other healthcare providers in Evergreen.

The Castle Peak Senior Care Center opened in Eagle fall 2016. Castle Peak served 98 individuals in 2019, including 48 in need of financial assistance. Castle Peak offers assisted living apartments, memory care specially designed for those with Alzheimer's and similar conditions; short-term rehabilitation that provides time and therapy to recover from illness or hospitalization; and skilled nursing for those with chronic or medically complex needs. Both Elk Run and Castle Peak are faith-based nonprofits dedicated to anticipating and meeting the needs of older adults.


"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

"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

"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

"I can tell you this is a safe sanctuary for people…staff and all the residents are so caring about each other, it's just the safest place and the greatest place to be right now during this crisis that we are all going through."
Elk Run resident

"…I've lived here exactly one year and I find it to be a great place to live." - Sue, Elk Run resident
"Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and all of the staff at Elk Run during this challenging time. I'm grateful that my father is a resident there, and know that he's safe, happy and well taken care of."
Elk Run family member

"I speak with my mom a couple times a day and she sounds good. She has an appreciation for what you trying to do, as we all do. If there is ever anything we can do or message you need us to help convey to our parents, please let us know. We are cheering you and your amazing staff from the sidelines."
Elk Run family member

"My mother in law is at Elk Run and I just want you to know that I think that you are doing an amazing job… Know that we appreciate how difficult and unprecedented this is and we see how hard you and your staff are working. We appreciate all that you're doing to keep this important community safe."
Elk Run family member

"We appreciate you all for helping to keep our loved ones safe as well as your great staff. Thank you!"
--Elk Run family member

"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

"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

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