Patient Care at the Rocky Mountain MS Center

The Rocky Mountain MS Center is driven by a comprehensive care approach that maximizes and enhances the brain’s ability to protect and repair itself and to promote quality of life for patients and their families. This means treating early and treating aggressively.

We incorporate wellness, exercise, diet and stress management, and supportive services in addition to the most progressive medical care available.

Direct Care Programs

Rocky Mountain MS Center at CU

The Rocky Mountain MS Center at University of Colorado combines one of the most robust MS research programs in the nation with an innovative care model serving more than 3,000 patients a year. The MS Center’s patients gain from consultations with world-renowned MS experts, as well as from access to therapies and investigational treatments available nowhere else in the Rocky Mountain region. Our comprehensive medical care approach maximizes lifelong brain health in MS by early and efffective treatment, and promotes adoption of healthy diet and lifestyle. We believe that building brain reserve through intellectual and physical exercise gives people living with MS the best chance to minimize MS-related disability.

We pioneer new treatment strategies that maximize benefit and minimize risk. Our physicians use every possible tool available to find the best treatment for each individual. Our physicians are national experts in neuroimmunological diseases including MS, and routinely treat people with other related diseases.

“My head and heart are at rest because when Zach goes to KADEP, I know you guys will take care of him. I don’t have to rush to save him because he’s already saved”

BarbaraMother of a KADEP Client


The King Adult Day Enrichment Program (KADEP), is an innovative, community-based and cost-effective day program alternative to nursing home placement for younger adults with MS, brain injury, stroke and other neurological conditions. KADEP provides a dynamic array of classes and activities, nursing care and other services designed to enhance the physical, emotional, cognitive and social wellbeing of each participant. Offering vital weekday respite and peace of mind to caregivers, KADEP strives to maximize the functioning, independence, wellness and life enjoyment of all who attend.

The KADEP program is the only one of its kind in the front range and serves as a national model of care. The staff is led by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS), who host a nationally-renowned Internship program for prospective CTRS professionals.

Each client is matched with a staff personal care coordinator and benefits from an individual care plan. Supervised by an on-site registered nurse, KADEP’s nursing services include medication supervision, assistance with personal care needs and continuous health monitoring that emphasizes the prevention of secondary medical problems. On-call neurology and emergency care is always available.