25 Sunshine Court
Durango, Colorado


Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday Office is closed

Sunshine Gardens Country Home


Memory Care with Dignity, Security, and Respect

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See for yourself why Sunshine Gardens is Durango's most trusted senior care team

We take great pride in our resident-centered communities, and look forward to the opportunity to show you our comfortable memory care living units. Call 970-259-7999 or email us, and our staff will set up an appointment at your convenience.

Sunshine Gardens Country Home is a Memory Care facility with sixteen private resident rooms. It is located just 15 minutes from downtown Durango and 5 minutes from Mercy Regional Medical Hospital. It rests on the Florida Mesa, which boasts an expansive mountain view with wonderful sunrises and sunsets.

A warm and unique home, it offers superb comfort and safety to seniors facing memory impairment due to accidents, strokes, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s. We strive to provide a comfortable, safe, home-like atmosphere. Each resident receives individual, one-on-one care from our loving and well-trained personal care staff. Our staff members proudly have been designated as Leaders in Dementia Care by our state chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. We are the only facility in Southwest Colorado with this designation.

With an extensive service package and our open floor plan with cozy amenities, we look to keep life enjoyable for our residents. Because there is no cure for any dementia, we strive to keep our residents clean, comfortable, and happy in an extraordinary environment.

Our facility does not accommodate residents who are combative or abusive, or require a lock-down facility.


  • 24-hour resident-centered care
  • Stimulating activities conducive to those with dementia
  • Three home cooked and dietician approved meals daily with snacks available
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Medication management, personal hygiene, and grooming care
  • Quarterly interactive house meetings for family, residents, and staff
  • In-house beautician available once a week
  • All utilities included (except in-room satellite television & telephone charges)

Community Amenities

Sunshine Gardens Country Home is equipped with special touches that make a difference. All common rooms have high-tech speakers with a Sonos Music System that plays soothing classical and easy listening piano music. Our residents love viewing the live bird aviary. We also feature a state-of-the-art 75″ Samsung K4 Smart TV that silently broadcasts the stunning visuals of Planet Earth, providing the optimal sensory experience for people with dementia. Other amenities include:

  • Large family room with faux fireplace
  • Country café style dining room
  • Solarium sun garden room
  • Enclosed fenced yard with a gazebo

Personal Care Assistance

  • Dressing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Mobility
  • Medication Management

Additional Services

  • Wander-guard alert available as needed
  • Onsite outpatient physical and occupational therapy, with proactive wellness programs
  • Adult day services and respite care
  • Sunshine Stay at Home can also devote additional personal services on an hourly basis.

We go above and beyond for our residents

Staff training by nationally recognized experts exceeds state requirements

Sunshine Gardens Country Home is a leader in memory care. We keep our eye on the latest developments in memory care techniques, and provide our staff with the best training possible.

Gary LeBlanc, author of Managing Behaviors of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness, and The After Effects of Care Giving, is a regular at Sunshine Gardens. Gary spends time training staff how to make residents with memory impairments as comfortable and happy as possible, and to embrace every success. As a service to our families and community, Sunshine Gardens periodically hosts Gary’s free Dementia Care Seminars.

Gary has generously shared some of his writings on dementia care. Click here to read his articles.

Right: Dementia Care Specialist and author Gary LeBlanc gives a special presentation to a standing room only crowd at Sunshine Gardens.

Sunshine Gardens sponsors Alzheimer's Association 5K Run

Sunshine Gardens staff were proud to sponsor and participate in the Stan the Marathon Man 5K/10K run to support the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer Association provides information and support to local families whose loved ones are impacted by memory impairment.

Angela Flanders

Country Home Administrator

Kellie Kemp, RN

Resident Services Director

Sunshine Gardens Country Home is located at:

2418 Hwy 172
Durango, CO