Leader in Dementia Care

Providing the Best Services

Research shows that seniors who live in a supportive and socially active environment enjoy better mental and physical health. Vista Mesa residents are provided the opportunity to live in an atmosphere of love and understanding, combined with a sense of independence and freedom.

As a full-service assisted living and memory care facility, a wide array of services are offered, including:

  • – Private and Semi-Private Rooms
  • – Medication Administration
  • – Resident Health Assessment
  • – Assistance with Daily Living
  • – Specialized Memory Care Unit
  • – Security Features and 24-hour Staffing
  • – Full Service Beauty Salon/Barber shop
  • – Housekeeping, linen and personal laundry service
  • – Daily Recreation and Exercise Programs
  • – Independent or Private laundry Services
  • – Scheduled Transportation
  • – Gourmet Meals and Healthy Snacks available 24 hours/day
  • – Private Service Telephone wiring
  • – Guest Meals
  • – Home Health Care Services
  • – Interfaith chapel Services
  • – Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • – Hospice and Home Health Services Available
  • – Secured and Private Healing Gardens
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24-hour staffing

Staff members are available to support the residents of Vista Mesa and communicate with nurses in case of care needs, emergencies or with any changes in health status. We have excellent proximity to Southwest Memorial Hospital with ambulance response and emergency services.

Medication Supervision

Qualified Medication Personnel (QMAP) assist in medication needs of the residents by receiving doctors’ orders that support the care plan and health assessment. We have contact with physicians’ offices to address medication issues. We also have a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Practical Nurse on Staff to help with medication.

Resident Health Assessments

Health Assessments are important for measuring preventative or appropriate care and quality of life. Our goal is to provide preventative care to support a resident’s health, while taking into consideration the specific needs of the resident. Assessments are completed to include residents’ health status and doctors’ orders. Meetings are planned with families to enhance communication about health conditions or resident needs.

Specialized Memory Care Unit

Staff members are trained to provide support to residents as they progress with all steps of Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Our activity program is designed to engage our memory care residents. For additional information on our specialized Memory Care Unit, click here.

Outdoor Spaces

Courtyards provide privacy and security features for all residents. We think of our courtyards as healing gardens, a place to be a part of nature. Our facility is a secured keycode facility to provide the safest environment possible. A doorbell is located in the foyer to alert staff after hours.

Full Service Salon

Residents can be scheduled for a full range of hair care services. We also will respond to residents’ requests to be taken to their familiar beautician/barber in town. Families may arrange to use our shop to provide this service for themselves as well.


Housekeeping service is provided for all rooms. Deep cleaning is completed routinely, and linen changes are scheduled weekly or as often as needed.


Vista Mesa’s handicapped accessible bus is available for scheduled doctor appointments as well as many outings. We also provide field trips to the mountains, local restaurants, shopping, to the local casino and nearby parks.

Meals and Snacks

We offer various breakfast options with flexibility for early or late risers. Lunch at mid-day is the main meal, and a light dinner is served in the early evening. Residents are treated to two visits from staff with the juice and snack cart. Meals are a social event, but we understand that illness may require a resident to have meal service in their room as needed.

Guest Meals

Family and friends are always welcome for meals, especially on holidays! Private dining is available for large or small groups when scheduled with Vista Mesa.

Assisted Living Cortez Vista Mesa Facilities
Assisted Living Cortez Vista Mesa Facilities

Group and Individual Activity Programming, Fitness Programming

We have a skilled staff that assists residents with remaining physically and mentally active, and facilitates proper social interaction if desired. The schedule of activities changes on both a weekly and monthly basis. Please see our extended list of activities here.

Counseling Options

A supportive staff helps families and residents throughout the transition and adjustment. Vista Mesa is a host site for the Alzheimer’s Support Group, and also offers experienced caring staff to assist families in finding the proper help and support during an emotional time.

We understand the difficulty and emotion that goes with making the decision to move a loved one into assisted living. Our goal is to offer our support and guidance every step of the way.

If you have any questions or need more details about a particular service, please contact us at 970-564-1888. We consider it an honor to extend the bonds of our family to include all who need our special care.