Q & A

The Oberon is a special place individuals and families come when a loved one needs a safe and comfortable living arrangement. The following are  questions that we are often asked.

“I’m looking for a place for my mother, tell me a little about The Oberon.”

The Oberon started out as a small personal care boarding home in 1987. Jack and Catherine Brunel, the original owners, took great pride in providing for Arvada’s elderly.  In 1998, The Oberon was expanded to its present facility which is licensed to serve 66 residents.

Our focus is on providing the best quality of life possible for our residents. This is achieved by offering a high quality basic package that includes meals, assistance with the activities of daily living, a warm atmosphere in a comfortable and attractive environment, and social stimulation that comes from participating in the activities and programs provided. More than the basic package, The Oberon’s management recognizes that each resident is an individual with specific needs, likes, and dislikes. We pride ourselves on the quality of our individual plans of care.

“How do I know that the Oberon is appropriate for my dad?”

With the input of the applicant’s primary care physician, we assess your family member to determine if assisted living is necessary, and whether The Oberon is able to meet the individual’s care needs. We work with the family before admission to help answer this question. We understand and will assist in the transition from their current living situation to living with assistance at the Oberon.

“What about cost? What if mom spends her savings while she is here?”

The Oberon practices sound financial management to keep rates as reasonable as possible. We are licensed by the State of Colorado to allow a resident that meets a qualifying period of private pay to transition to Medicaid. If this is a concern, we are available to discuss this with you further.

“What should I look for in an assisted living facility?”

In looking for an assisted living facility, look for one that offers those programs and services that can meet the functional and social needs of your family member. The Oberon is a moderately sized facility that provides the amenities and services of larger facilities, yet retains the small home-like atmosphere. The questions you should also ask are:  Is the facility in a safe neighborhood? Is the environment attractive, yet comfortable, well-maintained and handicapped accessible? Is the food nutritious, varied, and good tasting? Does the atmosphere feel good when you walk through the door? Are the staff well-trained, friendly, and helpful? We believe that The Oberon offers satisfactory answers to all of these questions. Come and talk to us. We will answer any specific questions you may have.

“What will happen to my family member as she/he ages?”

At the Oberon, we recognize the necessity for a flexible program of services that continue to be tailored to the changing needs of our residents. Our staff are trained to appreciate and adapt to these changing needs. Functional and cognitive needs assessments are done regularly to update the care plan to appropriately address and adequately meet the needs of our residents.

We strive to provide care to the end of the individual’s life by offering additional services and working with outside agencies such as home health care and hospice. This enable the individual to stay as long as possible in the place that has become their home.