Assisted Living in Colorado

“Colorful Colorado,” as it is often called by the locals, is filled with gorgeous natural landscapes, ranging from the Great Plains in the east to the Rocky Mountains, which dominate much of the state. The state capital of Denver, known as the Mile High City, offers all of the comforts and conveniences of a major metropolitan city. Outside of the city, Colorado is a mountainous paradise filled with beautiful sights to see and explore. When it comes to finding the right assisted living community, Colorado has lots of excellent options. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find a community that best fits the needs of you or your loved ones. Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 400 senior living communities in Colorado that provide assisted living.

How much is assisted living in Colorado? The median monthly cost of assisted living in Colorado is about $4,500.

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Colorado Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted living communities are regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Public access to assisted living records and violations history in Colorado is rated as high. You can use the state’s Health Facility Search Site to research the violation history of an assisted living community.

In Colorado, assisted living facilities are licensed as Assisted Living Residences. These communities are residential facilities that provide personal services, protective oversight, social care due to impaired capacity to live independently; and 24 hour supervision, but not to the extent that regular 24-hour medical nursing care is required. Assisted Living Residences may also provide care to no more than 16 elderly persons who are mentally ill.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Colorado is considered to be less affordable than the national average. Colorado has some of the most beautiful real estate in the country, which is also some of the most expensive. Because of this, the state has a high housing index rating. One of the most expensive places to live in the United States is Summit County, Colorado, which is home to a number of world class ski resorts. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 106
  • Groceries: 103
  • Housing: 119
  • Utilities: 88
  • Transportation: 101

Demographics

16% of Colorado’s population are over the age of 65. In the 2016 presidential election, Colorado leaned considerably liberal. Many of Colorado’s citizens care deeply about the outdoors, and outdoor recreation is the most popular pastime in the state. Locals and tourists alike enjoy Colorado for its skiing, rock climbing, rafting, and hiking.

2016 Presidential Election

  • Voted Democratic: 48%
  • Voted Republican: 43%
  • Voted third party: 9%

Population

  • Median age: 37
  • Over the age of 55: 27%
  • 2018 population: 5,695,564
  • 2020 population: 5,858,294
  • Estimated 2025 population: 6,285,752

Miscellaneous

  • 30% regularly attend a religious service
  • 45% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 4,188 congregations
  • There are 148 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Colorado’s climate varies drastically depending on what part of the state you are in. The eastern part of the state is classified as having a cold semi-arid climate, which means that the summers are pleasant and dry while the winters tend to be cold and snowy. The more mountainous parts of the state have climates that range from continental to subarctic, depending on the elevation. Colorado receives lots of snowfall each year, especially in the mountainous regions.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average air quality index rating: 44 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 62 in July (Moderate)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 44 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 62 in July (Moderate)

Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 46°F
  • Average summer temperature: 66°F
  • Typical summer high: 96°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 31°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 26°F
  • Typical winter high:53°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: -8°F (January)

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