If you are looking to relocate to Evergreen Colorado, you may be wondering what medical resources are available in Evergreen Colorado and what medical resources you will need to source from the Denver metro area. I am a local resident of Evergreen and will share with you a first account of what local medical related resources exist in our community and what Evergreen has to offer for our population of residents 65 years and older.
Evergreen as a community, has the majority of all your primary care needs covered, ranging from primary physicians, dentists, optical, physical therapy, chiropractic, nutritionists, home health care and hospice, acupuncture, massage, and assisted living resources.
Evergreen Primary Care & Pediatric Care
Let’s start with Evergreens primary care resources. This is not an exhaustive list but it will give you a general idea of what options exist.
St. Anthony Health Center Evergreen
St. Anthony’s is, in my opinion the most comprehensive primary medical care center in the Evergreen Area. I personally use them for both myself and my children and have had a great experience with them. I have received a level of care and support from the staff at St. Anthony’s that I would have never have received living in the city. Note, they do not offer Emergency care. If you are an existing patient then you may be able to be admitted for a minor emergency but otherwise the closest emergency care facility is in Golden CO.
Available Medical Services
- Adult Primary Care
- Pediatric Primary Care
- Preventative Care
- Sports Medicine
Address: 32214 Ellingwood Trail – Ste 210
Arapaho Peak Health Center
Evergreen Emergency Care
For all of your emergency care needs I would contact your primary care physician to see if they have an available appointment. Arapaho Peak Health Care Center in Evergreen may be better equipped for emergency care. They are also open on Saturday from 8am – 1pm.
If a matter is life threatening then Evergreen has fire and ambulance services to handle your urgent needs. Call 911 to request help.
NextCare Urgent Care – Golden, CO
For all your minor emergency needs especially after hours or on the weekends NextCare Urgent Care located in Golden, CO is highly recommended.
Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9am – 4pm
Website: NextCare Urgent Care
Major Medical Resources
Denver, located about 25 miles from Evergreen will be your best resource for all your major medical and hospital related needs. Denver has some of the top medical resources in the nation.
Porter Adventist Hospital
Porter Adventist Hospital is a leader in joint replacement, spine surgery, organ transplant, behavioral health, cancer care and innovative cardiac treatments. The hospital is also highly engaged in improving the patient care by conducting clinical research through the Centura Health Research Center. Voted in the top 100 Greatest Hospitals in America: 2017 top 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review
Distance from Evergreen: 24 Miles
Website: Porter Adventist
UCHealth – University of Colorado Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital provides the full spectrum of patient care, from family medicine to a comprehensive array of subspecialty clinics and programs. UCHealth is ranked top in the nation for Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology according to US News report.
Distance from Evergreen: 42 Miles
Children’s Hospital has two main locations in the Denver area. The first is in Aurora and the second one is in Highlands Ranch. According to US News, Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo. is ranked No. 9 on the Best Children’s Honor Roll. It is nationally ranked in 10 in the nation for pediatric specialties. It is a children’s general medical and surgical facility.
Distance from Evergreen: 42 Miles (Aurora)
Website: Children’s Hospital
Evergreen Assisted Living
When it comes to nursing home quality, according to US News, Colorado earned the ranking of #6 which is an important factor when determining which state is the best for aging. Colorado ranks in the middle when it comes to assisted living facility costs which average $4,900 per month.
Evergreen has three assisted living facilities to choose from.
- Elk Run Assisted Living
- Life Care Center of Evergreen
- Green Ridge Meadows (Subsidies low-rent apartments)
Evergreen Senior Resource Center
Fondly know as “The Yellow House”, SRC- Evergreen is a local nonprofit providing person-focused, coordinated services to enhance the lives of older adults and caregivers.
Our programs are offered to assist older adults age in the place they call home as long as possible. Our programs also support caregivers, assisting your loved one while you work, while you are providing care for your own children or while you are taking much needed time to rejuvenate.
- In Home Care
- Nutrition – Meals on Wheels/Market Meal Program
- Adult Day and Respite
- Help Around the Home
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
According to US News Rankings, Colorado is the best state for aging. The criteria for determining this is based on available healthcare, local economic health, tax breaks, and local community involvement. Colorado has made it a priority to support its older residents especially when the nation as a whole is aging rapidly which presents challenges to take care of the 65 and older population.
Colorado has one of the healthiest populations of residents,
65 and older than any other state.
According to statistics, Colorado has some of the best Medicare and nursing home quality in the nation. Colorado’s older population is growing at a faster rate than many other states. According to the US Census Bureau, Colorado had a population of 10.9 percent. In 2016 the percentage of residents 65 and older increased to 13.4, which is still lower than the national average of 15.2. It is estimated that by 2030, the 65 and older population will increase to 1.27 million, a 77 percent increase from 2015. This growth is most likely attributed to the high quality Colorado offers and as a result more residents are staying rather than migrating to other states as they age.
Mt. Evans Home Healthcare & Hospice
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice serves the Colorado mountain communities of Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties. Mount Evans has achieved 4.5 of 5 stars with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, exceeding the Colorado average (3.5 stars) and national average (3 stars). The agency has also ranked in Home Care Elite’s Top 500 home health facilities since 2012, achieving a Top 100 rating in 2013, 2014, and 2016.
Website: Mt. Evans Home Healthcare & Hospice
COLORADO HEALTH RANKINGS
# 1 Most Active State United health Foundation , 2016
# 1 Least Obese State United health Foundation , 2016
# 5 State for Quality for Health Care US News & World Report , 2017
# 6 State for Longest Life Expectancy 24/7 Wall St , 2017
# 2 Lowest State with Prevalence of Hypertension
# 3 Lowest State with Prevalence of Diabetes
US News Ranked Colorado
#9 for Health Care in the US
#5 in the US for Health Care Quality.
Colorado is bucking a national trend toward obesity and physical inactivity, once again earning it a spot as the nation’s 8th-healthiest state in an annual ranking released Tuesday by United Health Foundation.
The top 10 healthiest states:
- New Hampshire
- New York
Evergreen air quality is 92.(The US average is 58.)
This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.
Evergreen water quality is 89. (The US average is 55.)
Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.
Contact an Evergreen Colorado Real Estate Agent
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