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    Bert Kotlarczyk

    Bert Kotlarczyk cooked at Denver Health for 48 years, and now works at the Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood.

    Bonnie & Dexter: A Love Story

    Two Colorado senior living care communities worked hand in hand to reunite a couple who had been separated for months due to a healthcare crisis.

    9 Things Seniors are Looking for in a Retirement Community

    A question that many people will wonder upon retirement is where to go next. So what exactly do seniors want in a retirement community? What benefits are there to gain by moving to one? Let’s find out!

    The Top 10 Skills a Hospitality Assistant Needs to be Successful

    One of the most important aspects of any skilled nursing facility is having quality hospitality assistants. With how often they interact with the seniors it’s no wonder that for many customers even one bad assistant can completely ruin their experience. So what attributes does a successful hospitality assistant possess and what skills should you work towards attaining in order to be an asset in the senior care industry? 

    5 Common Tasks Seniors Need Assistance With

    As you age, daily tasks are likely to become more difficult and there's a chance you’ll eventually need some form of senior care or short-term rehabilitation. So what can you expect as you get older? What are the tasks seniors need help with the most?

    COVID Vaccines: What Seniors Need to Know

    The vaccine has proven to be the most effective tool for a nursing home’s fight against COVID-19, and we have the data to support it!

    Is Long-Term Care Insurance Worth the Cost?

    While it may be difficult to imagine now, there is a chance that someday you will need medical assistance. Long-term care insurance is often brought up as a solution for this but not everyone knows the ins and outs. The following will detail the benefits of this type of medical insurance and will aim to answer your question "Is long-term care insurance worth the cost?"

    A Guide to Senior Housing Options

    When it comes to senior housing there’s a whole lot of options available and while this variety may be nice it can make it harder to determine what’s right for you. The following is a quick guide to your senior housing options and information to help you find exactly what suits you best.

    Current Colavria Hospitality Vaccination Rates

    COVID-19 has caused a lot of concern, especially for those in skilled nursing and long-term care communities and many have asked how Colavria is handling the COVID-19 crisis, and what our status is regarding the vaccination.

    6 Ways to Save Money on Long-Term Care Costs

    Senior care is an important part of many retirement plans, however; lots of seniors will find themselves worrying about long-term care costs due to the expenses that eat up a large amount of their monthly income. Thankfully there are solutions to this as there are many different strategies that can be used in conjunction with each other in order to keep your wallet happy.

    The Top 10 Skills an Activities Assistant Needs to be Successful

    Few jobs are as rewarding and all-around fun as an activities assistant in a senior community. Helping others, forming relationships, and nurturing your creativity are just a few benefits of the position. Let’s take a look at the top 10 skills an activities assistant needs to be successful.

    5 Things to Consider When Moving an Aging Loved One to a Senior Living Facility

    Transitions are difficult for everyone, but particularly for those who have had time to put down roots. If you are transferring an aged loved one from a long-time home to a senior facility, consider a few practical tips.

    How to Create an Elder Care Plan

    Getting your affairs in order can be a little confusing at any age. Sorting through options, considering finances, etc. seems overwhelming. Whether you are considering your own future interest or helping care for a retired loved one, it is important to create an elder care plan. Let’s take a closer look at just how to create an elder care plan.

    7 Things That Set Colavria Hospitality's Communities Apart from Other Senior Care Facilities

    If you have toured more than a few senior living communities, chances are high that they have begun blurring together. Senior care should be nothing but the highest quality, so it is important to find a facility that stands out among the rest. Let’s take a look at 7 things that set Colavria Hospitality’s communities apart from others.

    Westlake Named a 5-star Community 5 Years in a Row by

    When it comes to senior care, Colavria Hospitality’s communities are committed to the highest quality. Our Westlake community exemplifies this perfectly after being named a 5-star community 5 years in a row by

    What Kind of Senior Care is Right for Your Loved One?

    Searching for the perfect senior community for your loved one can be a little overwhelming. What type of care do they need? What should you look for in a facility? How do you know you are making the right decision? Follow our guide to deciding what kind of senior care is right for your loved one.

    10 Reasons Why Working at Colavria Hospitality is So Rewarding

    Few jobs are as rewarding as working as a senior community caregiver. This fact is even truer for caregivers who work at Colavria Hospitality. What exactly makes Colavria Hospitality such a great place to work? Let’s take a closer look.

    Medicare vs. Medicaid: What's the Difference?

    Many people mistakenly believe Medicare and Medicaid are the same thing. While there is occasionally some overlap between the two policies, they are actually intended for different groups of people and exist for different purposes. Let’s take a closer look at the difference between Medicare and Medicaid and which one applies to you.

    6 Tips for Touring Senior Communities Virtually and In-person

    Did you know that there is a proper way to tour assisted living facilities? Particularly in a world where you may have to tour virtually, make sure you know what to look for and how to ask questions.

    The Top 10 Skills Caregivers Need to be Successful

    Caregivers within senior communities have an extremely important job. As a result, it is important to come equipped with the proper caregiver skills and characteristics. What are the traits of a successful caregiver, and how can you know whether or not you fit the job?

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