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Residents and Cook

Life at La Veta Village

Our Residents

La Veta Village is open to anyone who qualifies for assisted living. We welcome individuals who live in or seek to live in the beauty of the Spanish Peaks. Local residents can also bring parents from other parts of the country to live in our residence. We seek to create a community as diverse as Huerfano County, with residents of various ethnic backgrounds, genders, religions, and income levels. We accept private pay, long-term care insurance, and Veteran’s benefits. Up to 25% of our resident rooms are Medicaid eligible through Colorado’s waiver program.


We promote well-being, independence, and socialization of our residents by providing person-centered care, services, and activities in a comfortable, home environment. Each resident has his or her own suite and bathroom, and share common rooms – living, day, and music/library. Residents have a large dining room, with meals prepared on site in our kitchen by local chefs. Activities are provide onsite in these common rooms, and our special purpose activity/craft room, and offsite at local venues.

Our approach to working with individuals is called person-centered care. This starts by working together with residents and their families to craft a personal care plan. These plans are based on our regular health and well-being assessments, resident desires, and family input. Services are tailored where possible to each individual, and this guides individual engagement in our broader activities. These plans help us work with families to ensure care coordination with other providers.

Our trained and professional staff are available 24-hours a day. We provide a wide range of services in the following categories:

Dining, snacks and drinks

  • Well-balanced and delicious home-cooked meals – 3 times daily in our dining room

  • Snacks and drinks available throughout the day

  • Popcorn and ice cream machines

  • Nutrition management plans for individuals

  • Meal purchase for visiting guests

Personal well-being

  • Individual care plans are developed for each individual, and updated as needed

  • Monthly on-site wellness checks

  • Medication management (extra fee)

  • Oxygen management (extra fee)

  • Showering and dressing support

  • Coordination with residents and families with other medical service providers and hospice

  • Maintenance-free living, with weekly laundry and housekeeping services (additional support is possible for a fee)

Emergency needs

  • 24-hour onsite staff to help in case of need

  • Emergency call system response

  • Fire evacuation plan and suppression system

  • Pandemic plan and personal protective equipment

Communication with families

  • Contact with families as specified in individual care plans

  • Support to residents to enable them to conduct video chats with families and friends

Our Residence is a Family-Style Home

We designed our residence to feel like home. Each of our 16 residents have their own suite, complete with sitting area and a private bathroom. We have several common rooms to suit your mood:

  • Day room: a sunny spacious and informally comfortable room where snacks are available around the clock, as are television and streaming movies and games

  • Living room: a comfortable area for lounging and visiting with fellow residents, visiting friends, and family

  • Dining room: a large room with many small tables accommodating 2 to 4 individuals so you can have a real conversation; guests are able to join you for meals; enjoy the view of the Spanish Peaks while you dine

  • Music/library: comfortable chairs allow you to sit back and read a book; sit down at our piano to play a tune, or join in song with others

  • Activity room: join in programs such as arts and crafts or hands on technology support, which we offer to residents and other adults in our special-purpose activity room. This room is available for family celebrations.

On nice sunny days, sit outside on our extensive patio and enjoy the view of the Spanish Peaks and the changing landscape in our garden. If you like to garden, join residents and volunteers in planting and upkeep activities.

Residents have access to a laundry area off the main floor hallway. Staff can help with additional laundry needs, or accessing each individuals’ storage area in our extensive basement. Residents and families are welcome to stop in the office adjacent to the main entrance. A staff apartment is onsite to provide for 24-hour coverage and care. 

LVVI Floor Plan Color

16 Private Suites: All of our residents have their own private suite, complete with bathroom facilities. Rooms are located off the main hallway, and are all of approximately the same size. If multiple rooms are available when a new resident joins our community, they select their own room.

This is your home, and you furnish and decorate your suite. Each room is equipped with large windows and honeycomb insulating blinds, a ceiling fan, and bathroom storage. We have wired each suite for internet, cable, and phone service. All other furnishings and amenities are your choice! Our maintenance staff can help you hang pictures or other items from the walls.  See sample room floor plans (below).

LVVI Suite 16
LVVI Suite 5

Our Social & Community Activities

La Veta Village creates a monthly activity plan with resident input. We provide some of these activities in our common rooms by our staff, local volunteers, and partner organizations. Many other activities are available in the Town of La Veta and throughout Huerfano County (see the Surrounding Area page).

Research shows that social interaction promotes physical and mental well-being. Loneliness is a major cause of depression. We all know that physical activity is essential to good health. We encourage resident participation in our activities to promote well-being.

Examples of Activities Provided In-House

La Veta Village is a small family style residence. This allows residents to have a large voice in determining the social and other activities that we make available. Examples include:

  • Regular physical fitness routines

  • Landscaping and gardening

  • Organized arts and crafts in the Activity Room

  • Educational sessions by local experts

  • Resident book club

  • Movie nights

  • Cooking and baking classes

  • Family events and celebrations for individuals

  • Musical performances by residents and volunteers

  • Regular social gathering for residents, including resident’s council

  • Games, puzzles, and other items available

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