Senior Living FAQ | Casey’s Pond in Colorado

Our Senior Living Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At Casey’s Pond, we understand that finding the right senior living community takes time and involves a fair amount of research. You’re sure to have questions along the way, and we’re here to help provide you with the answers. Below are some of our most commonly asked questions and answers to help you gather information during your senior living search.

If you don’t see your question below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our staff members. We would love to talk to you in detail about Casey’s Pond.


What living options are available at Casey’s Pond?

At Casey’s Pond, you or your loved one can explore a variety of living options in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. We offer independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation care and respite stays. Inclusive memory care is integrated within all levels.
  • Independent Living – Independent living is ideal for individuals who want to enjoy retirement without the worries of home maintenance and also benefit from having access to assistance when needed. At Casey’s Pond, our independent living community culture creates a retirement lifestyle that provides you with pure enjoyment. To learn more about our independent living option, click here.
  • Assisted Living - Assisted living is a good option for individuals who need help with completing daily activities at home. You or your loved one can receive the assistance you need with activities of daily living at Casey’s Pond, and the freedom to pursue any passions or interests you want. Learn more about our assisted living option here.
  • Memory Care – Memory care is designed to help individuals that are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease live a more fulfilling life. Our memory care services backed by the Rhythms Dementia Program offers companion suites, engaging activities, nurturing care in a relaxed setting. To learn more about our memory care living options, click here.
  • Skilled Nursing – Our rehabilitation and skilled nursing care services offer you both options of either short-term or long-term care. We offer private or shared suites, a trained staff of registered nurses, nursing assistants and caregivers. To learn more about our skilled nursing community, click here.
  • Rehabilitation Care – At our award-winning Doak Walker Neighborhood, we offer Medicare-certified senior rehabilitative therapies with a variety of services and amenities. You can enjoy therapeutic programs, physical therapy, respiratory care and more. For a full list of our rehabilitation services, click here.
  • Respite Stays – Respite care is meant to give senior caregivers time to handle other responsibilities while offering peace of mind. Whether you need care for yourself or a loved one, we welcome you to come stay with us. Our S.A.F.E. Harbor Adult Day Program offers a secure and structured environment for those who need care from time to time. Learn more about our respite care programs today.

What amenities are available at Casey’s Pond?

Casey’s Pond is an inclusive Life Plan community that offers you a carefree lifestyle and the security of lifelong access to health care that’s right on-site. You will enjoy engaging activities, restaurant dining, a bistro, an outdoor patio, concierge-style services and more. To view a full list of our amenities, click here.

Is there a waitlist at Casey’s Pond for independent living, assisting living, and skilled nursing?

Yes, Casey’s Pond does have a wait list. The length of this list depends on the level of living and size of apartment. The time frame of availability can change and is very fluid. Please reach out for more details. here.

What types of activities are provided at Casey's Pond?

Casey’s Pond has a variety of life enriching activities for all levels of care, and we have monthly calendars for each neighborhood. Our residents play a key role in shaping our monthly activities, by actively contributing to the planning.

How do you initiate new activities if there’s something I’m interested in that isn’t currently offered?

At Casey’s Pond, we welcome and encourage our residents to introduce new activities. Recognizing that everyone has unique gifts, talents, and interests, we encourage you to take the initiative, however, we are more than happy to assist you in bringing it to life.


Where is Casey's Pond located?

Casey’s Pond is located in Colorado. Our address is 2855 Owl Hoot Trail, Steamboat Springs, CO. You can click here to view us on the map.

What is the history of Casey’s Pond?

The land where the community stands was once owned by the Casey family, and the pond bears their name. However, the pond is presently owned by the city of Steamboat Springs.

What types of Floor Plans are offered at Casey’s Pond?

At Casey’s Pond, we offer you a variety of floor plans that allow you to make the space your own and are designed for easy living. Our floor plans include 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and different suite options. Click here to view samples of our floor plan options.

Will seniors have trouble with the altitude in Steamboat Springs?

There are no specific factors such as age, sex or physical condition that will determine if a resident will be affected by higher altitude. Most residents do not have problems with Steamboat Springs (altitude of 6700). We encourage everyone to avoid dehydration and consult with their physician if altitude tends to be of concern.

What is the weather like in Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

Casey’s Pond is in the mountains, so we do get snow. But Steamboat Springs also gets a lot of sunshine with an average of 242 sunny days a year. In the summertime, it is typical to have a brisk morning, followed by a warm afternoon. Rain rarely ruins a day; we may have an afternoon shower from time to time.

Will I be able to get around in the winter in Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

Steamboat Springs has local snow removal companies and does a good job of plowing roads. However, many residents that do drive choose to use our complimentary transportation in the winter so they can have curbside service to their destination.


How do Casey's Pond residents finance their cost of living?

Independent living and assisted living, residents cover their monthly costs by using their assets or income. The expenses in assisted living can sometimes be offset or covered by long-term care insurance and veteran’s benefits, depending on individual circumstances or by utilizing personal assets or Medicaid. In the skilled nursing/rehab neighborhood, certain residents utilize medical insurance benefits to cover rehabilitation costs after an injury or illness. Contact us to learn more

Does Casey's Pond accept Medicaid or subsidized housing?

Casey’s Pond is Medicaid-certified exclusively in our skilled nursing neighborhood. If a Casey’s Pond resident exhausts their personal assets and they require medical care, we are here to assist and guide them through the Medicaid application process. We currently do not accept housing vouchers or income-based rent.

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Contact us today for more information on our senior living options and services. Our staff would love to talk with you in detail about everything Casey’s Pond has to offer.


What is the Dining Experience like at Casey’s Pond?

At Casey’s Pond, we offer you authentic culinary experiences and dining options in a casual atmosphere. You can expect scratch cooking made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Our Executive Chef makes sure to continually refresh our menu with memorable dishes for all of our residents to enjoy. To learn more about our venues and dining options, click here.

What does the independent living meal plan entail at Casey’s Pond?

Independent living at Casey’s Pond includes 2 meals a day in the monthly cost. There are options to dine in the dining room, bistro, patio, and order a meal to bring to your apartment.

What does the assisted living meal plan entail at Casey’s Pond?

Assisted living at Casey’s Pond includes 3 meals a day plus snacks. Menus change regularly so if you have a request, please let our chef know.


How are care levels determined at Casey’s Pond?

Our nursing team conducts a comprehensive needs assessment, tailoring your care plan to your individual needs and determining the appropriate level of care accordingly.

Is there an on-site doctor at Casey’s Pond?

Each resident has their own personal doctor, similar to what you would arrange for yourself. While some medical practices visit Casey’s Pond, many residents opt to visit their doctor’s offices. In our skilled nursing neighborhood, even though physicians are no employees, we do have a dedicated medical director that oversees the healthcare of residents within their neighborhood.

How does long-term care insurance work?

Long-term care insurance policies are all very different. Typically, insurance will pay when someone needs assisted living and skilled nursing. Many have waiting periods before they start to pay, and they also have medical need qualifications. Residents will pay Casey’s Pond for their monthly services and the insurance companies will reimburse them. We encourage you to read your policy to learn the details on the amount they pay, qualifications, etc.

How does transitioning between levels of care work at Casey’s Pond?

Casey’s Pond offers a comprehensive continuum of care, ensuring that transitions between levels are smooth and convenient. Residents find the process seamless, given their familiarity with the staff and community. It’s not unusual for residents to shift to a higher or lower level of care. In addition, certain apartments allow residents to enhance services without the need to relocate, providing the necessary support within the comfort of their current living space.

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Casey's Pond Senior Living Community is managed by Cappella Living Solutions and is a non-profit organization. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, as well as Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. Casey's Pond Senior Living Community is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and services the areas in and around Milner, Hayden, Walden, Craig, Pagoda, Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Bear Mountain, Coalmont, and Elk Mountain. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 80487, 80477, 80488, 80480, 81639, 80428, 80469, 80467, 80459, 80480, and 80434.

A Neighborhood of Cappella Living Solutions

Casey's Pond adheres to all regulations as written in the Americans with Disabilities Act and The Fair Housing Act and accordingly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, familial status, disability (whether it be mental or physical), or sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation).