Business Spotlight: Rocky Mountain CareJun 12, 2015 10:10AM ● By City Journals Staff
Rocky Mountain Care
As the population ages, more of us are faced with the prospect of moving either ourselves or an older family member into a nursing or assisted living home. Often, the very thought brings to mind images of cold, impersonal hallways and lonely people. Rocky Mountain Care’s Cottage on Vine in Murray is here to challenge that image and prove that skilled nursing centers are communities that enhance a person’s quality of life and make them feel right at home.
“When you walk in, you feel different because it’s smaller,” said Kim Bangerter, Administrator at Cottage on Vine. “Here, we treat you like family.”
As part of Rocky Mountain Care’s network in Utah, Cottage on Vine is under the same ideology. They strongly believe that each of their patients is special and unique, and deserves the highest respect and service possible. Their care and specialized programs meet the individualized needs of their patients and allow them to regain as much independence as possible and live life to its fullest potential.
“We are a smaller cottage-like environment where it’s all about person-centered choice,” says Bangerter. “We want to make sure that [each person] is involved in their care. We do everything everyone else does, but with choice.”
Cottage on Vine offers superior care to patients of all ages and walks of life, and are well-known for their award-winning care. Recently the long care facility was awarded with Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2014 Customer Experience Award, and they make it a point to offer a new and different experience for their community members with a comfortable, active lifestyle. The recreational department always has something fun for residents to participate in. Residents can enjoy outings to the mountains, expos, and festivals, or participate in barbecues and other outdoor activities on the patio right at home.
“A lot of the health care communities out there are in a commercial area,” explains Bangerter of the Cottage’s location. “We are in a residential area, where there are lots of trees and green grass [to enjoy]. It’s just a great environment for healing.”
Not only does Cottage on Vine provide a great community for their long-term residents, but they provide short-term stays for people who need to rehabilitate after a major event. Therapy services are available to all qualifying patients seven days a week in a spacious therapy gym with a team of dedicated therapists, with ninety-eight percent of therapy being done one-on-one. Along with therapists, there are registered nurses present seven days a week to make sure everyone is taken care of.
Come experience the difference at Rocky Mountain Care’s Cottage on Vine. You can take a tour at any time by dropping by 835 East Vine Street in Murray to see what makes it feel just like home.