Colfax Senior Care Assisted Living is an adult residential care facility fully licensed
by the State of New Mexico. The facility provides a true home environment for up
to three senior adults needing either short-term or long-term assistance. As many
seniors today are in a position to make choices concerning their care and living
situation, this home offers a unique housing opportunity. Residents of this facility
are assisted in maintaining an active and self-sufficient lifestyle through their
program and services.
Owner and operator, Debbie Gabriele, brings 25 years experience
in health care and management, and 12 of those years working in management of facilities
offering residential care to the elderly. She is licensed as a Nursing Facility
Administrator in Texas and New Mexico and holds a Bachelor's degree from Texas A
& M University and an M.B.A. from Texas Woman’s University. Her service-oriented
approach to elder care and understanding of the challenges faced by families during
this difficult time will bring comfort and reassurance to clients and their families.
Debbie says, "The positive characteristics of the Colfax County area and its reputation
as a retirement community has created a need for the services of an adult residential
home. This facility offers a unique benefit to this area, as families now have a
choice in the care of their loved ones. We are very excited to be the first ones
in this area to offer these services. The response has been outstanding and we anticipate
expansion as early as next year."
The program features 24 hours each day of companionship
and assistance. Clients are senior adults who choose to no longer live at home alone,
but are seeking an option other than admission to the institutionalized environment
of the nursing home. One of the advantages of this home is the highly personalized
service package including a private room and 3:1 client: caregiver ratio, which
assures that clients have full choice in their daily schedule and activities. The
day-to-day activities of the home revolve around the choices and desires of the
residents. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are prepared and served for each
individual resident whenever they wish. All meals are of the resident's choosing
and may be taken either in the client's private room or in the home's dining room.
In addition, the kitchen is available to residents at all times.
While there are
planned social and recreational activities and outings, each day is spent however
each resident chooses. Assistance is close by at all times. In addition, the facility
offers a full range of housekeeping and laundry services.
Caregivers offer assistance
with personal hygiene and assist with medication management. Trips to appointments,
special occasions, dining out and shopping are arranged and handled by staff.
of the biggest challenges facing our health care industry today is the lack of screening
of caregivers. The impact of this oversight on this very vulnerable population is
cause for great concern for our clients. Management at Colfax Senior Care believes
that their clients deserve to know that the person giving care is in no way impaired
and does not have a criminal history. Therefore, it is the policy of this company
to fully screen for criminal history and illegal drug use both on-hire and also
randomly. There is a no-tolerance policy for drug or alcohol use and the facility
will terminate immediately any employee found guilty of such activity. They are
the only health care provider in this area to use random drug testing to ensure
a non-impaired workforce. "As you can see, providing choices is an important part
of who we are. Combined with safety, peace of mind and dignity, it is what drives
us in our mission to be the best at what we do." says Mrs. Gabriele.
Colfax Senior Care
262 Francis Ave.
Raton, NM 87740