25 Sunshine Court
Durango, Colorado


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

Sunshine Gardens Senior Community

Voted Durango’s Best Assisted Living Facility


With a 70-resident capacity, Sunshine Gardens Senior Community offers independent and assisted living accommodations with a variety of floor plan options. Courtyards, patios, and a large gazebo provide beautiful outdoor getaways, and our community is complete with a chapel – ideal for prayer, worship, and meditation.


  • Three Resident Council approved meals daily
  • Housekeeping including daily trash removal, and vacuuming, dusting, bed making and bathroom cleaning as required
  • Laundry service, provided weekly for personal clothing and linens
  • In-town transportation Monday through Saturday by appointment
  • 24-hour care staff service
  • Social & events calendar planned and implemented by our Activities Director
  • All utilities included (except phone and internet)

manicureCommunity Amenities

  • The Rose Room, offering bright restaurant-style dining
  • The Sunshine Room, a social hub for greeting guests, reading newspapers, enjoying a warm or cold beverage, visiting with friends around a cozy fireplace, and watching birds in the impressive aviary in a club-like atmosphere. Ice cream socials and happy hour on alternating Fridays
  • The Good Times Theatre Room, showing movies and hosting our daily Rise and Shine exercise program
  • The Day Room, set up for smaller groups and meetings, private dining, games, and television
  • The Beauty Salon – the ultimate on-site convenience for men’s or women’s beauty needs
  • The Therapy Gym, with exercise equipment for resident use. Occupational and Physical Therapists are available
  • The Geodome, a greenhouse where residents can ply their green thumb

Bob’s Private Dining Room

Families can reserve Bob’s Private Dining Room for birthdays, family gatherings, or other special events. Contact us at 970.385.4090 to reserve this lovely room.

Personal Care Assistance

  • Medication Management
  • Dressing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Mobility

Our staff is trained in techniques created by Teepa Snow, one of the leaders in brain change and dementia care.

Contact us for more information.


Melissa Swanson, Administrator

Sunshine Gardens West is
located at:

25 Sunshine Court
Durango, Colorado 81301

Kellie Kemp, RN - Resident Services Director

What our families say

“My mom is cared for physically and emotionally in a manner that my dad would have been proud to give her. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t thank God she is there.”


Tamra Lavengood RN, BSN,MSN


Tamra Lavengood RN, BSN,MSN


“Your kind, loving, gentle, and compassionate care during nearly eight years of our mother’s residence at Sunshine Gardens Country Home is so very much appreciated.”

The Family of Winona McClanahan


The Family of Winona McClanahan

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunshine Gardens West and Country Home for the care and attention they gave to Fred for the last four years.”

The Family of Fred Kroeger


The Family of Fred Kroeger

“[My mother’s] Alzheimer’s Disease had progressed to the point that a secure facility of a modest size was the only situation which for her circumstances and, in fact, encouraged her to thrive.”

Karen Young


Karen Young