Progressive Care Center

St. Thomas More Hospital

1338 Phay Ave
Cañon City, Colorado 81212

38.4556633, -105.229732

Latitude: 38.4556633, Longitude: -105.229732

Progressive Care Center

St. Thomas More Hospital

Progressive Care Center in Cañon City

Progressive Care Center offers skilled nursing care (short-term and long-term), rehabilitation therapies and Alzheimer's care. Progressive Care Center has a reputation for quality and caring - all in a home-like atmosphere.

  • About Progressive Care Center

    A good life, in a place that feels like home.

    At Progressive Care Center, you’ll find people who have your best interests in mind – our goal is to give you a true sense of home. Our caring staff includes nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, activity coordinators and others who specialize in the unique needs of residents.

    When it comes to planning and managing your care, Progressive Care Center encourages participation from residents and their families, whether you are here for a short-term or long-term stay. We also promote continuing relationships with family and friends. It’s our goal to make the transition back to home, or from home to Progressive Care Center as smooth as possible for each resident.

    Progressive Care Center is located adjacent to St. Thomas More Hospital, making needed x-rays, lab tests, inpatient care and emergency services extremely convenient.

    Progressive Care Center provides:

    • Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation on a short term basis following a hospital stay
    • Long term nursing home care for residents who need 24-hour care
    • Alzheimer’s care
    • Respite Care

    Progressive Care Center accepts long term care insurance or private pay and is Medicare and Medicaid certified.

    Call today to schedule a tour! 719-285-2540

  • Our Living Options

    Progressive Care Center offers the following living options:

    • Skilled Nursing Care – our licensed nursing professionals and certified nursing assistants are available 24 hours a day. Staff members are trained in geriatric care and work to improve the quality of life for each and every resident.
    • Rehabilitation Services – we offer short-term care for individuals recovering from a hospitalization, but who are not yet ready to go home. Stays are typically between one and three weeks. Treatment can include physical, occupational and speech therapy, wound care and other specialized services.
    • Respite Care – we offer respite care, a temporary for people needing skilled care for a short period of time. Respite care is a convenient option for at-home caregivers who need time away.
    • Alzheimer’s Care – our Alzheimer’s unit provides the same quality of care as our nursing home, in an atmosphere specially designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Residents of the Alzheimer Unit have access to the same services as our nursing home residents. In addition, our Alzheimer Unit features:
      • Progressive Care Center is recognized as a Leader in Dementia Care by the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association
      • Professional staff specially trained in Alzheimer’s care, with ongoing training
      • Secure locked unit to ensure resident’s safety
      • Separate dining room
      • Secure patio and walking area overlooking our beautiful courtyard 


    Call today to schedule a tour! 719-285-2540


  • Services and Amenities

    Progressive Care Center offers many services and amenities to help you enjoy your retirement years. Our certified activities coordinator plans group activities and outings to help residents maintain a high quality of life.

    We offer:

    • Private and Semi-private rooms
    • Resident care planning
    • Three nutritious meals and snacks daily
    • Accommodation of special dietary needs
    • Social worker and family support services
    • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy
    • Chapel on site with Catholic and non-denominational services
    • 24-hour emergency call system
    • Attending physicians
    • Whirlpool baths
    • I.V. therapy
    • Beauty and barber services
    • Activities program to meet individualized needs
    • Resident multi-media library with individual computer internet access
    • Hospice care


    Call today to schedule a tour! 719-285-2540


    How dogs are lifting spirits at St. Thomas More Hospital and the Progressive Care Center

    There's nothing like coming home to a furry face and wagging tail. No matter how hard a day you’ve had, you can’t help but smile when your dog’s head tilts and those big eyes beg, "Pet me!" The same is true for patients in the hospital, including those dealing with serious health issues and injuries. A visit from a pet ambassador at St. Thomas More Hospital is enough to perk patients right up.

    "Generally, people seem to be happy to see the dogs," says Cindy Lau, a pet therapy volunteer. "Not everyone’s a dog person but even if they’re not, they usually smile when we come through the halls."

    St. Thomas More Hospital has two pet therapy volunteers and a total of four pet ambassadors. Lau owns Corey, a 4-year-old Weimaraner. John Henshaw’s pet ambassadors are Sadie-Two, a 6-year-old Great Pyrenees; Hiker, an 8-year-old Bernese mountain dog; and Soxie, a 6-year-old border collie.

    Pet Benefits
    Research has long touted the benefits of pet ownership. In fact, having furry friends has been associated with heart health, decreased pain a er joint surgery, increased social behaviors in children with autism, decreased loneliness, and increased opportunities for physical activity and socialization.

    "Simply touching an animal can reduce blood pressure and offer other positive responses," Henshaw says.

    Inside the hospital, interaction with the dogs brings widespread joy. "A lot of the time, the dogs are as much a help/stress reliever for the staff as they are for patients," Lau says.

    The most heartwarming moments come when a pediatric patient is comforted by one of the dogs.

    "We went to the ER not too long ago because we’d heard a boy had cut his leg," Lau says. "As soon as he saw the dog, he gave her a big hug and started telling her about his own dog. It’s amazing how dogs can put people right at ease."

    Certified to Serve
    St. Thomas More Hospital requires all incoming pet ambassadors be certified by a national agency, such as Therapy Dogs International, and also complete an annual veterinarian certification. Dogs and their owners are evaluated as a team and must meet certain criteria before being certified. Certifying agencies ensure dogs have the proper disposition and that the owner has proper control over the animal.

    Certain dogs have just the right personalities for being pet ambassadors. Henshaw's Sadie-Two found her calling by being a pet ambassador. While he sometimes enters Sadie-Two into obedience competitions, he gets more satisfaction out of volunteering. 

    "With competition obedience events, you win or you lose," he says. "With therapy, you win - every time."

  • Donate to Progressive Care Center

    The St. Thomas More Foundation works to support residents of Progressive Care Center in Canon City, Colorado. Our foundation raises funds to support programs and activities to meet the physical and emotional needs of each resident.

    Your donations will help provide telephone service for resident rooms, computers for the library, financial assistance for residents who have no other means of paying for medical services, and equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorized carts.

    Donations to St. Thomas More Foundation can be made in honor or memory of a loved one. Your entire donation will go directly to benefit the residents of Progressive Care Center.

    Mail your check to:

    STM Health Foundation
    1338 Phay Avenue
    Canon City, CO 81212

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Progressive Care Center - Assisted Living in Canon City, CO

Progressive Care Center

Progressive Care Center - Assisted Living in Canon City, CO

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