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How To Apply

How to Apply or Express Interest

If you are interested in learning more about assisted living or visiting La Veta Village, contact us (call 719-742-3510, or email admin@lavetavillage.org). We welcome and include individuals and their family members in tours, discussions, and readiness assessment process.  Our office hours are Mon-Fri 9-5.  That is the best time to call or schedule a tour.

For individuals and families that are considering assisted living now or in the next year, contact us and we can help you learn more and make a decision. You can download our application below, and send or bring it to us when you visit.

Making a decision is likely to take several conversations and visits. That is normal and expected. As part of the process, we make sure to interview individuals and family members to understand your current situation and needs. Additionally, we conduct a medical assessment to ensure we can provide the support each individual requires. All of this input is part of creating an Individual Care Plan.

For individuals who are thinking that assisted living may make sense for you in the future, please contact us as well and come visit to see what we have to offer! We will put you on our contact list and make sure to provide you with any important updates.

Exploring Financial Options

We strive to make our base monthly fee as affordable as possible. Some residents may require additional services. Our fees include housing and utilities, meals, and support services. Because of this, assisted living is often less expensive than hiring home health care services. Assisted living is less expensive but provides different services than nursing, memory care, rehabilitative or other skilled facilities; ​

Most of our residents cover these expenses by drawing on retirement or other savings – known as private pay. Some have long-term care insurance, some forms of life insurance, Veteran’s benefits, and reverse mortgages. For those who need financial assistance, Colorado provides assistance for those who qualify through a Medicaid waiver program.
 

Every individual’s situation is different so you are likely to need to explore a range of financial options. State and Federal programs are subject to frequent changes, so you will want to go to the websites that provide updated information. Here are some resources that can help you explore financial options:

  • Assistedliving.org – This is a great nonprofit organization with a very helpful website that provide general information about assisted living, and also information specific to Colorado and financial resources (www.assistedliving.org/Colorado)

  • Colorado’s Medicaid waiver program for the elderly, blind and disabled is managed through the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Go to https://hcpf.colorado.gov/elderly-blind-disabled-waiver-ebd (or, hcpf.colorado.gov and search for the EBD waiver).

  • Veterans can get information on the VA’s “Aid and Attendant Benefits,” through VA.gov.

  • LongTermCare.gov – General information about federal government programs supporting long-term care, and general information about using life insurance or long-term care insurance policies (or contact your insurance company for your specific situation).

  • Reverse mortgages – if you own a home you might consider a reverse mortgage.  The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a program for seniors called: “HOME EQUITY CONVERSION MORTGAGES FOR SENIORS.” This program works with specific lenders. To learn more go to the www.hud.gov, and search for “reverse mortgage for seniors.”

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