Eagle Crest brings fun to assisted living

The residents of Eagle Crest Assisted Living in Rangely enjoyed a Texas Roadhouse-style meal this month as part of their goal to bring fun and energy to the center. Here, residents Larry Valenzuela and Leon Whitney shared a hug and a meal. COURTESY PHOTO

RANGELY | Eagle Crest Assisted Living has been serving the aging population in Rangely for 17 years, all that time striving to provide a safe and vibrant home to their residents.
Recognizing the 12 residents in the center need more than shelter and meals, Eagle Crest manager Stacy Shriver set out to bring fun and energy to the center. One way they are achieving their goal is through monthly themed parties. This month’s party was a Texas Roadhouse style lunch. “We had barbecue steak, twice baked potatoes, green salad, appetizers and rolls with honey butter. And yes, we even had peanuts and the residents threw their shells on the floor,” said Shriver. “We decorated the dining room and made it look western we even made wanted posters with staff and resident pictures on them.” Shriver believes that activities such as these are important to residents. “It is something different than just an ordinary meal, “ she said. “Some residents don’t come out for activities, so this gets them involved.”
In addition to the parties Eagle Crest provides a variety of services including the three daily home cooked meals, housekeeping, social activities and assistance with bathing, dressing and medication as needed.
The facility offers private residential suites, a multipurpose living room, television and space for activities such as puzzles, playing cards or games. The communal dining area neighbors a library. They are also conveniently located across the street from Rangely District Hospital; one of the 11 staff members at Eagle Crest can easily transport residents to the doctor and physical therapy offices when needed.
Eagle Crest is owned and operated as part of Rangely District Hospital and is the only true assisted living facility in Rangely.

By JEN HILL | jen@theheraldtimes.com