Welcome to Vista Mesa Living

Nestled in the beautiful mountains of the ancient Four Corners in Cortez, CO, Vista Mesa is a vibrant assisted living community dedicated to caring for seniors. At Vista Mesa, our Mission is to Serve Others.

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Vista Mesa Assisted Living Community

Vista Mesa Assisted Living Community

Voted one of the Best Assisted Living Facilities in Cortez & Montezuma County

Call today to see how Vista Mesa can help you and your family.

Main number: 970-564-1888
Terri Schmitt, Executive Director – 970-739-1644
Amanda Gilliland, RN – 970-560-0422

Vista Mesa offers independent living to assisted living and memory care. The special needs of your family member are met by our special staff, who help to foster an atmosphere of support within a home-like environment.
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To all Vista Mesa Employees – With my departure from Vista Mesa I would like to compliment and thank you everyone for the lovely way I was treated here. I was given fine care and respect; the best of all was the warm friendship. I will miss and remember each of you for your kindness.”

– Harry Hain

To the staff of Vista Mesa, I would like to thank all of you for your kindness, care and attention you extended to my mom. She was in such good hands!”

– Cheryl Floyd

To the staff at Vista Mesa, on behalf of my father, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for taking care of him. I am sure at times he was a handful. I am well aware that it takes special people to be care takers. Dad would always tell me that there were worse places he could be than at Vista Mesa but he realized that it was a good place to be. Thank again for all that you did to provide the care that my dad needed.”

– W.K. Neilson

“To the caregivers at Vista Mesa – In our father’s glory days he was a shepherd in the community. Well known for devoting his life to serving others. It has been overwhelming and beautiful to witness the care provided at Vista Mesa. The respect shown to each resident is commendable. I also appreciate the individual knowledge you hold of each resident. At Vista Mesa there seems to be a place for everyone. Thank you for getting to know his story. And lastly, thank you for letting me grieve the loss of my father without feeling ashamed. At times, I could only see the decline in my father. The care you provided often brought me back to realize he continued to live and was doing the best he could given his ailments. You are the unsung heroes in this community. God Bless You.”

-Teresa Brown-Sanchez

Vista Mesa Assisted Living is a fairly small place with around 60 residents. Mom is one of the few who attends just their day activity programs and participates in what they have to offer for all their residents. There are registered nurses on staff and an activity director who does an excellent job of providing varied activities every day. They do fitness and exercises, games, and senior meetings. They serve lunch and dinner, and there are snacks provided. There are special activities several days a week, and musicians coming in doing sing-along with the residents at least two days a week. There is a day room available with lounge chairs and a real quiet area where Mom can lie down and take a nap.”  

– Relative of a resident