We want you to know
...and our commitment
to providing quality care to the residents
who call Cripple Creek Care Center 'home'
Love of the Colorado mountains does not fade with age!
Cripple Creek Care Center is located on the southwest side of Pikes Peak, famously known as "America's Mountain." It was during her visit to the summit of Pikes Peak that Katherine Lee Bates was inspired to write the lyrics to the beloved anthem "America the Beautiful."
The discovery of gold in the 1890's brought 10's of thousands of miners and settlers to these green, rolling hills and rocky ridges, where the Cities of Cripple Creek and Victor were then founded. But it was the love of the panoramic views, the beauty and peace of these mountains that caused clusters of families and business owners to choose to stay long after the gold seemed to run out.
By the early 1970's local citizens and business leaders partnered together to address the medical needs of the families in our historic mountain communities, and the surrounding areas. Of particular concern was the long-term care needs of their older loved ones. By providing short and long-term inpatient nursing care close to home, family members would not be far from each other - and neither illness nor age would take them from this beautiful Colorado mountain setting loved by all.
The Cripple Creek Care Center has now been open and serving these needs since 1975. Today, here in our mountain home, we proudly continue to provide modern, quality, 24/7 nursing care to our mountain community families, and the residents who now join us from all over the State.
Though it is this rural mountain setting that truly sets us apart from our urban counterparts, we also offer:
~ A 5-STAR nursing home rating
~ A Family oriented approach
~ A Well trained and dedicated staff
~ A Regionally respected medical team
~ Ready access to a full-range of off-site Medical services
Learn more about our unique history here:
Our Medical Team
Medical Director / Dr. Kurt Wever, MD
Dr. Kurt Wever has served the health care needs of Teller County residents for over 20 years. In his role as the Medical Director at Cripple Creek Care Center, he provides supervision of the residents' medical care through on-site and on-call services. Under his supervision, the Center's skilled nursing personnel meet the residents' medical needs, promote recovery, and ensure medical safety.
When not caring for his patients, Dr. Wever enjoys spending time with his family. He is an animal lover and musician, playing the trombone and piano.
Physical Therapy / Tricia Krempasky
Tricia Krempasky heads up the in-house Physical Therapy programs at Cripple Creek Care Center. Utilizing the Center's dedicated physical therapy room, PT services are provided as directed by the Medical Director and discharge instructions from transferring hospitals. The goal is to enhance the lives of the residents by maximizing their strength, balance, mobility, speech, cognitive and comfort levels.
Tricia received her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL in 2009. Her nine years of experience as a Physical Therapist include acute care, long term care, home health and outpatient therapy, but she found her true passion in the therapy and care of the elderly population. At Cripple Creek Care Center Tricia has found that special place that needed her skills as a PT and met her desire to help the elderly population regain and maintain independence and mobility.
Our Care Giving Team //
At Cripple Creek Care Center our team of care givers is made up of RN's, LPN.s and CNA's. To them, our slogan of "Dedicated to Quality...Committed to Caring" is not just a phrase, it is their approach to all they do.
If you would like to join a team with this dedication and commitment, within a "we are family" environment, please check out our opportunities here:
people come into our lives for a moment, a day, or
a lifetime. It matters not the time they
spent with us, but how they touched
our lives while with us.
Tucked into a quiet setting on the north edge of Cripple Creek, the Care Center was opened in 1975, and has undergone several renovations since. However, in 2012 the current Board of Directors established a 5 Year Capital improvement Plan that has taken on the most extensive upgrades in the facility's history.
These have included:
Installation of modern Wanderguard System ~ Complete new boiler and heating system ~ Installation of large, modern backup generator to provide extended emergency power to entire facility ~ Replacement of all windows for improved comfort and utility savings ~ Complete new rebuild of the commercial kitchen ~ New electrical wiring and lighting upgrades ~ New television system for resident rooms and common areas ~ Modern flooring installed in Dining Room ~ Automatic ADA access entry doors ~ Upgraded landscape and parking areas ~ New laundry equipment ~ Replacement of all residents' beds and bedding, upgrading to multi-adjustable beds ~ new decor for residents' rooms ~ replacement of flooring throughout the facility, updated restroom facilities, and new decor and furnishings in public areas.
To schedule a tour of our beautiful facility, call our Admissions Director at 719-689-2931.
Cripple Creek Care Center
serves up to 55 residents.
We offer both semi-private and
Payment is accepted through:
Medicare / Medicaid
Insurance Networks (With Preapproval)
And we proudly serve our nations's
Veterans as a
Veteran's Administration Approved Facility
Cripple Creek Care Center
700 A Street North
P.O. Box 397
Cripple Creek, Colorado 80813
Our Management //
Cripple Creek Care Center, along with the Southern Teller EMS (STC-EMS), is managed as part of the Southern Teller County Health Services District. (STCHSD)
It was established in 1975 through the formation of STCHSD, a Colorado Title 32 Special District. Under Title 32, a Special District is a non-profit local government entity, managed and operated by a duly elected Board of Directors, and operated under State regulations and oversight. Title 32 Special Districts are most commonly used to form and operate such services as School Districts, Fire and Emergency Management Districts, and independent Water Service Districts.
In 1992 the Southern Teller County EMS was formed under the governance of STCHSD to provide for ambulance and paramedic services in Southern Teller County.
Learn more about the Southern Teller County Health Services District and its management, our history, and EMS here: