Since 1991, Castle Country Assisted Living, a 501(c)3 non-profit, has offered assisted living and services to the valued elder citizens of Douglas County. With three homes spread across Castle Rock and Parker, CCAL supports seniors in continuing their independent lifestyle, while providing expert care in a family, home-like setting.
Castle Country Assisted Living has been named “Best of the Best” four times by the well-known Assisted Living Federation of America, a nationally-recognized senior living organization. Castle Country was one of only 15 senior communities nationwide selected for this honor, and the only Colorado community to ever receive this prestigious national award.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, and the first of its kind in Douglas Country, Castle Country is in a class all of its own. We are able to provide Douglas County with low-cost assisted living, while maintaining the high of care standards found at larger organizations. As a private non-profit, our primary concern is the well-being and fulfillment of our residents, rather than increasing profits for shareholders or owners.
Our most unique quality is the familiar, comfortable feel of each of our three homes. To our qualified and tenured staff, residents become like family. Our extensive activities schedules create a full and vibrant lifestyle, and our comprehensive care program focuses on both the physical and emotional well-being of each resident. At CCAL, “person-centered” care is a commitment that each staff member shares.
Castle Country Assisted Living is truly a place where you can find yourself at home.
In 1989 three local nurses, Jeanne Schwartz, Pat Logue, and Terri McWilliams, formed Castle County Assisted Living, Inc. (CCAL), a not-for-profit assisted living community dedicated to the care of the senior citizens of Douglas County. Their vision was to provide local nursing home care, an alternative to the facilities in Denver or Colorado Springs, for seniors who could benefit from loving care and assistance and who could no longer live independently. These three nurses envisioned offering small, family-like community living where seniors can participate in a variety of activities and forge friendships with other seniors while receiving 24-hour monitoring, meals, and laundry. As a result of their efforts and planning, CCAL built and operates three 16-26 bed non-profit assisted living homes in Douglas County.
Cantril House: Opened in 1991, the Cantril House is located one block east of downtown Castle Rock. This historic home of the Cantril Family has been renovated to now provide 14 rooms for up to 16 residents.
Valley House: Opened in 1996, the Valley House sits adjacent to Memmen Ridge in Castle Rock, providing more of a “country” setting. Valley House has 21 rooms for up to 22 residents.
Victorian House: Opened in 1999, Victorian House is located in downtown Parker and provides 25 rooms for up to 26 residents.
Served as Executive Director (ED) of Castle Country Assisted Living, Inc. from inception in 1991 to 2003.
Served on the CCAL Board of Directors from inception in 1991 to 2010. She left the Board for a few years and returned to serve from mid-2014 to Dec 2014, during which time she also served as emergency ED Pro Tem. She then served as full time ED from Jan of 2015 to Sep 2016.
Pat, together with Terri McWilliams, also saw a void in Home Health at the same time. Together, they set up and ran Douglas County’s first Home Health Agency.
Pat was the CEO of Castle Care Home Health, Inc. and Castle Care, Inc. (the Medicaid side of Castle Care Home Health) for over 10 years.
Both the Assisted Living and the Home Health agencies founded by these women helped community members on Medicaid as well as those not on the program. Giving back to the communities was paramount to the founders and is continued in the company today.
We are who we are and we do what we do because of the hard work, dedication, and love that you gave. You started the heart of CCAL beating, and we continue on and flourish because of your leadership and vision.