Looking for a Different Assisted Living Facility?

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Jane, one of our wonderful residents, and me with Charlie in the kitchen at our Villa home. Charlie is Jane’s official lap companion and a Hurricane Katrina rescue dog who rescues all of us a little bit every day.



In a large, professional facility staffed by qualified people, why isn’t mom or dad feeling cared for?  

Why can’t anybody answer a simple question: How’s mom doing?

Hello, I’m Peter Colten.  Jana, my wife, and I own and operate four assisted living group homes in the North Scottsdale area.  We started Colten Adult Care in 1998 after Jana’s frustration with the level of care provided by the facilities she was referring patients to from her position as a Clinical Social Worker at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix.

She refused to accept the status quo.  Neither should you.

Here’s a reality, as mom or dad have made abundantly clear to you, they’d rather stay in their own home; even long after they can safely be there.  If they can’t live at home, the transition to a home from their home is less of a transition than from their home to a facility.

Here’s another reality, it’s hard to feel cared for and comfortable if you rarely see familiar faces.  Regardless of staff qualification or staff-to-resident ratios, large staff pools in large facilities means your parent will see fewer familiar faces.  In our homes your parent will see familiar faces.  They’ll get to know and trust them.  Our staff will get to know your parent. Mom or dad will be cared for and, just as importantly, they’ll FEEL cared for.

Which leads to answering a simple, obvious question: How’s mom doing?  That’s not too much to ask, is it?  Who can answer that, where mom is now?  Walk into any of our homes and ask that question, and you’ll get an answer.

It’s a different experience living in a home than living in a facility.  It’s a different experience being cared for by familiar faces than by people you don’t know.  Especially if you’re operating in a diminished mental or physical state.

We understand this, this’s why we built the care model we have.  Our philosophy was and continues to be simple:

In every decision we make and every action we take, our primary consideration is always what’s best for our residents. 

Why Colten Adult Care:

  • We have 24-hour awake staff.
  • All our staff are Certified Caregivers, many of whom have been with us 5+ and 10+ years.
  • We believe there’s dignity in choice.  If your parent has a favorite food (special diets are welcome) or interest or activity, let us know.  We are happy to accommodate.
  • And speaking of food, our food is home-cooked American cuisine.  Join us for a meal, anytime!
  • Our homes are all designer decorated and located in quiet, beautiful neighborhoods.
  • We offer all the services you’d expect from any assisted living facility, including experienced care for dementia, Alzheimer’s care, incontinence, catheter, diabetic, oxygen, memory and medication storage, dispensing and monitoring.
  • Full-time activities program.  If your parent isn’t interested in that day’s activity, our director will create something.
  • Private and semi-private suites with cable TV.

Click on any of our homes to learn more:


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Casa Buenavante

7741 E. Charter Oak Rd. | Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Villa on Sweetwater

6739 E. Sweetwater Ave. | Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Sweetwater Place

12433 N. 71st Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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North Scottsdale Place

14203 N. 68th Place | Scottsdale, AZ 85254

We understand you don’t want to move mom or dad again.  But keep this in mind, you’ll never have to move them again.  Because each home and our staff are certified up through

memory care, mom or dad won’t even have to change rooms as their condition changes.

You’re this far down on the page because something I’ve said strikes a chord.  Should we talk?

You can email me direct, call during regular business hours or complete the “Questions” form that drops down in the right-hand column on this page.