The Walbridge Wing

It’s reassuring to be surrounded by a team of caring professionals who understand the importance of continuing to live a full and happy life in your twilight years.

Pioneer Medical Center’s well-respected long-term care residence is known as The Walbridge Memorial Wing, named for the generous donations of Adelaide and Lewis B. Walbridge.  The Walbridge Memorial Wing is adjacent to the hospital and Meeker Family Health Center, allowing Walbridge residents the convenience of nearby medical support while creating a home away from home. A team of more than 30 nurses, certified nursing assistants and support staff provides excellent care and meets or exceeds Medicare, Medicaid and Veteran’s Administration guidelines for long-term care facility certification.

But what is truly special about “The Wing”, as it is nicknamed, is the personal attention each resident receives and the active lifestyle that is encouraged. Residents can participate in residence council, religious services and fellowship, game nights, field trips to local events, special interest clubs, shopping excursions, music nights, monthly birthday parties and more. Pioneers Medical Center makes it a priority to understand the needs of our residents and to provide a comfortable, enjoyable place to call home.

I love the staff and atmosphere  in The Wing. I didn’t come here  to die – I came here to LIVE. – Walbridge Wing Resident

The New Walbridge Wing is now Open!

Finding a home-away-from-home close to your family and friends can make the transition to assisted living much easier. The new Walbridge Wing at 100 Pioneers Medical Center Drive (within the new Pioneers Medical Center) continues to encourage an active lifestyle and give each resident personal attention. Our priority is to understand the needs of our residents and to provide a comfortable, enjoyable place to call home. The new facility also creates an even more inviting atmosphere with 30 private rooms, a new kitchen and lifestyle area, beautiful gardens, and cozy common areas for families to gather and to host on-going social events.

The Walbridge Wing has repeatedly earned the honor of being ranked a 5-Star Nursing Facility, the nation’s highest distinction!

If we can be of service in meeting your long-term care needs, please contact our Social Services Coordinator at 970-878-9297.

More about the Walbridge Memorial Wing long-term care center:

Walbridge Memorial Wing is licensed for up to 31 beds. The rooms are clean and bright, and residents are encouraged to personalize their space. We strive to maintain an optimal staff to resident ratio. Our care team of more than 30 nurses, certified nursing assistants, and support staff provide compassionate care and personal attention to each and every resident. The Wing is conveniently attached to Pioneers Medical Center and the Meeker Family Health Clinic. This provides easy access to physician care and rapid response in case of an emergency.

Services consist of 24-hour skilled nursing care, wound care, on-site emergency and hospital services, Rehabilitation Department, Restorative Nursing, certified Activities program, a volunteer program, religious services, Resident Council and personal laundry services.

The Activities Department’s calendar includes games, weekly music, monthly birthday parties, the Wednesday Sewing Club, Bingo, religious and fellowship services, plus out-of-facility events such as the Sheepdog Trials, community senior activities, a picnic at South Fork (a local recreation area), shopping at Craig or Steamboat Springs, and curbside seating at the annual Fourth of July parade. See slideshow below.

A variety of amenities are available, which include a beauty shop with a part time beautician (services are free!), bright sunroom, dining room with fireplace, covered gazebo by a waterfall, courtyard with raised garden beds, and the PMC Wellness Center.

We are certified to provide care through Medicare, Medicaid and the Veteran’s Administration. Therefore, we accept payment through these organizations and commercial insurance companies.