For more information about the center,
its programs, and possible openings,
please call 970-870-1208 or 970-870-1214.
At the Doak Walker Care Center we strive to create and nurture a community that enhances the lives of those who live and work together. Each person who joins our community at “The Doak” continues to grow as an individual by contributing to their surroundings and they are well known by their care partners.
Fifty-nine people can make their home the Doak Walker Care Center for long or short periods of time depending on their need, in a cheerful environment where friendship knows no age limits. The Doak meets all government standards required by the Colorado Department of Health for skilled health care. It is conveniently connected to Yampa Valley Medical Center, where residents have immediate access to diagnostic tests and medical care. The Center accepts all standard forms of payment, including private pay, private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare.
In 2005 our center was awarded national recognition as an "Eden Alternative Home." Based on a culture that promotes elder preferences and a home environment, the Eden process is a journey that focuses on life and living
It has been honored by the state numerous times for its innovative elder-centered approach. Doak Walker Care Center’s neighbor is the GrandKids Child Care Center, Colorado’s first child care center to be located inside a nursing home. Since 1981, residents have benefited from the Generations Growing Together program thanks to this friendly and vibrant multi-generational environment.
Many of our residents are elders of Northwest Colorado. Others are community newcomers who have moved to Steamboat Springs to be close to an adult child or other relative. Our home is a community of care and we make sure that new members of our home feel welcome, feel well-known, and feel their life is worth living.