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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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4.8 / 5.0

The people are varied in ages and levels of needs and care, so I think it makes it a little tough for activities. I think they do as best as they can trying to keep everyon active. I think the staff is terrific. The food seems to be homestyle cooking and nutritious. I think you get a little more per...

5 / 5.0

Blue Spruce is a warm, caring and safe place for my 87 year old mother. Adele and her staff are very compassionate toward their patients and provide individual attention to each patients needs. The food choices are varied; and my mother has enjoyed them all! Twenty four hour care has been very impor...

5 / 5.0

We love the staff and living situation for my 2 elderly parents at Golden Orchard, Finding this lovely group home was a Blessing for us. My Dad and Mom are well taken care of in every way. Such a huge difference in how well my parents are doing in this very caring group home environment!. Food is gr...

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My mother has lived at Brookdale ParkPlace for over four years and the team is very responsive and diligent in caring for her. This is the perfect residence for my mother.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Excellent Quality of LifeWith all the perks and conveniences of a resort, the seniors who call our community home enjoy a vast array of services while savoring the peace of mind that comes from knowing we provide a continuum of care. Whether you’re looking for an independent or assisted living...
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What our family likes the most about the Garden Plaza of Aurora is the friendliness of the staff members, the overall cleanliness of the community as well as the affordability. Based on the experience we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We offer a resort style worry free lifestyle. Complete with all day dining, events, concerts, educational programs, 24 hour staff and security, transportation, weekly housekeeping, basic cable, wifi, and phone service with free long distance. Our apartments range from studios up to two...
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It's very nice, friendly staff, very accommodating. We picked this community because of the location. I would recommend to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Tucked between Englewood and Glendale on Denver’s southern edge, the independent and assisted living seniors at our community have decided to trade in the responsibilities of home maintenance for the retirement of their dreams. If you’re ready to give up your chores and let someone else take care...
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My loved one had his own apartment with a separate bedroom and bathroom from the living room. There was also a kitchenette with a refrigerator. He did not have to share a bedroom or bathroom with a stranger...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, DAYTON PLACE is one of Denver's finest retirement communities. We offer a gracious lifestyle, with a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health, comfort, and security of our residents. Since 1987, DAYTON PLACE has...
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I have only positive feelings about Brookdale Lowry. The staff, and people who are living here, have made my new home very pleasant and welcoming.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Savor a Rich and Full LifeIf you’re looking for an assisted living and memory care community in Denver, Colorado, look no further. Nestled in the Lowry Air Force Base area, our community is convenient to the grocery stores, banks, the public library and VA hospital. But even though we’re in a...
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We chose Montage Hills over others we looked at mainly due to the location and affordable pricing. Overall the staff have all been very responsive. Limited dining experience.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Life You’ve Always WantedWhat does it mean to pursue a life of purpose and meaning? When you are a resident here at our assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation community in Denver, Colorado, you have ample opportunity to find out. Our seniors enjoy a host of...
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9.2
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What sticks out the most about Harvard Square is the overall friendliness and I truly believe they care. Their people know everyone and try to help with all things. We looked at a high end, a middle end,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Live at Harvard Square Retirement Community in Southeast Denver, and you will experience service beyond the expected. Way beyond in fact. Our friendly, experienced staff really goes the extra mile (or two, or twenty) whenever needed. You'll find examples of this in every area. So not only do we...
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Overall, our family has been very pleased with the care my father is getting in the skilled nursing facility. The high-level staff is very responsive and accommodating, from nursing to the social worker to...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
A Life Well LivedRegardless of where your family member is on life’s journey, they deserve to enjoy the same wonderful quality of life as everyone else. At our memory care community in Denver, Colorado, each senior experiences the love and kindness of a care team member who gently guides them...
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I will recommend Sunrise at Pinehurst to every one and anyone that needs their services!!The entire team was unbelievably great! They made us and especially my brother feel welcome and comforted! They're the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located just minutes from a lovely country club and golf course, Sunrise at Pinehurst is five minutes from a shopping center in a nice, residential setting.  We pride ourselves in our excellent ability to care for a wide array of care needs in an environment that is warm and homey. Step into...
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They are very responsive to fixing issues with her apartment. She's been afraid to venture out in one of the shopping excursions because she is afraid of not getting back home. I'm sure others fear this as...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
"Committed to helping you live a vibrant, carefree lifestyle." At Cherry Creek, we are dedicated to providing our residents with five-star service, elegant amenities and the freedom to maintain an active lifestyle. Our caring professional staff is here to lavish you with attention while...
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I'm glad I decided to make the move. It's great to have people my age to talk to, eat with & go to activities with. I chose Springbrooke because the entry fee was reasonable, it's smaller which makes it...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Live on your terms at Denver's oasis in the city! Springbrooke Senior Living has more than a decade of experience helping those 62 or better thrive in a supportive, safe, stimulating and oh-so-comfortable environment. Conveniently located in Central Denver, Springbrooke brings you high quality...
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Very kind and interested staff and clergy. The clergy visited my mom in the hospital. My mom is not in assisted living so I don't expect much communication. They reach out if needed. Move in was easy. The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth Senior Living Community is located in historic northwest Denver, convenient to many of Denver's cultural attractions. The Gardens' on-site Christ the King Chapel was built in 1897, and offers daily Mass and Rosary plus a weekly non-denominational service. Many of...
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The surrounding and space is nice, everyone there is friendly but like most service industries staff levels of care personnel are less then what they should be. Costs can change easily and there is no...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to HighPointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, a warm, welcoming retirement community with 94 senior apartments located in southeast Denver, CO. Here you or your loved one will receive help with daily living and any needed support for dementia—along with chef-prepared meals, concierge...
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8.7
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From the charming front door decorations and fresh flowers, to the lovely lobby to the elegant stairway, the entry was inviting. And the cozy dining room size made it feel like "home". Everyone was welcoming...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise at Cherry Creek sits in the heart of the Cherry Creek neighborhood.  We pride ourselves in our Reminiscence neighborhood for the memory impaired and our assisted living programs. Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to...
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The St. Andrew's Village community is already working on improving the restoration of apartments before someone moves in. This might have been bad timing for us , however the staff are now pretty nice.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
St. Andrew’s Village is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community for seniors age 62 and over in the Denver metropolitan area. We offer private one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments along with the security of knowing that our staff is available 24 hours a...
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When it comes to the activities - we are awaiting new Memory Support Director, hoping to see more activities and more varied activities. For the value for cost, expensive, care varies depending on staffing...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Balfour at Stapleton community incorporates all we have learned from our nearly 20 years of developing and operating senior housing in Colorado. Offering assisted living and memory care accommodations, found in all Balfour’s retirement communities in Denver, CO, paired with our signature...
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Our 96 year old mother suffered a mild stroke several months ago that precluded her from returning to her assisted living apartment. Finding Assured/Serenity House was a most fortunate turn of events. The...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Serenity House Assisted Living, winner of the State Health Department 'Best Practice' award is one of the largest residential care home providers in Colorado. With 17 locations in Denver, Englewood, Centennial, Lakewood, and Littleton, Serenity House is able to offer its residents the best of all...
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Staff is great. They all try to learn family and resident names and build relationships with them. Communication with family is great as I have the cell phone for the point people there. The move in process...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to The Courtyards at Mountain View.55-plus Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in Denver, COIf you think senior living at The Courtyards is like a nursing home … think again! With independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, our team provides unbeatable...
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I visited at least 14 assisted living/memory care options while searching for the right place for my husband. MorningStar Observatory Park took the most interest in personal needs. They adopted cognitive...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
MorningStar at Observatory Park is located in Denver's historic DU neighborhood. Our five-story community is blocks away from the University of Denver's 125-acre campus with its Newman Center for the Performing Arts. MorningStar's central location allows easy access to I-25 and Colorado and...
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The building is a lovely place. It's cheerful. The apartments are spacious, with new kitchens. The maintenance team is very responsive if there are any issues. The people are very friendly. The staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Carillon at Belleview Station has everything you would expect from a senior care community and more. Yes, we have assisted living, but it's a bit more personalized and flexible. And yes, we have memory care, but it's a bit more comprehensive and thoughtful. But to really see who we are, it's...
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9.5
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I would say that you need to address such things as mobile healthcare, how to get simple pain management like Tylenol to your loved one, check to ensure how such mundane orders like "as needed" is addressed...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Belleview Heights is a warm and welcoming senior community that offers transitional assisted living and memory care for those experiencing memory challenges, Alzheimer’s, or other dementias. Our comprehensive, Person-Centered Care approach is based upon Montessori principles to tend to your loved...
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Every staff person and resident was super friendly and welcoming. There was no high-pressure sales or pushing us to come there to stay and live. The residence we talked to were very thankful that they had...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Our team stands out by having a continued personal and emotional investment in our community, residents and staff.' Offering breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views of the city of Denver, The Meridian is conveniently located adjacent to Swedish Medical Center, off Hamden Avenue and...
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Prior to moving to Serenity House, my mom was very unresponsive and quiet as she was suffering from a head injury. Her repeated urinary tract infections caused more dementia issues. Thanks to Serenity...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Serenity House Assisted Living, winner of the State Health Department 'Best Practice' award is one of the largest residential care home providers in Colorado. With 17 locations in Denver, Englewood, Centennial, Lakewood, and Littleton, Serenity House is able to offer its residents the best of all...
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Well, it was a little up-and-down for the first few months. They were a little short staffed to begin with, and then some senior nursing management people left for other jobs, but in recent months, they have...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Conveniently located downtown near the Museum of Outdoor Arts and adjacent to the Swedish Medical Center, The Belleview is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.This inviting residence offers a selection of...
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The staff at The Village the Juniper Village is absolutely wonderful and there are several of the employees there that have been there since it started in 24 years ago so that speaks volumes to me. Every...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Our community is purposefully built for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related Dementias. Our Wellspring Memory Care program offers a life-affirming, theraputic environment where we emphasize strengths and support wellness. Home to approximately 52 individuals. Each house opens on to...
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Costs of assisted living in the Denver area

Denver assisted living costs can fluctuate based on location, amenities, floor plan, and your loved one’s required care level. The average monthly cost in 2022 for families who moved into A Place for Mom partner communities was $4,902. The average starting cost in Denver, without care and extras factored in, is about $4,857 per month.[01]

Average cost comparisons near Denver, CO

Average monthly costs

Denver, CO

$4,983

Sable, CO

$4,970

How to pay for assisted living in Denver

Paying for assisted living can be done through a variety of means, but families that begin planning early tend to have the most options. Many families use some combination of both private and public sources to fund assisted living. Below, you’ll find a number of options and resources to help pay for assisted living in Denver. Or, for a high-level overview of payment options, visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay options

When making a plan to pay for Denver assisted living, private pay options are typically considered first. These include income sources like savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns, as well as any of the following:

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Note that some medical expenses and assisted living expenses are tax-deductible on federal tax returns, provided they’re greater than 7.5% of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income.

VA benefits for assisted living in Denver

There are a number of benefits available to those who have served in the armed forces — namely Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits — that can be used to cover assisted living and long-term care costs. These forms of aid are provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA. Learn about eligibility and how to apply for these benefits by visiting our complete guide to VA benefits.

In Denver, the Veteran Services office employs Veteran Services Officers who provide one-on-one case management and assistance in filing for VA benefits. They also help veterans find other resources, including housing, public benefits, and more.

29648

Number of veterans who live in Denver

22% of Denver veterans are 75+

Additional resources for Denver veterans:

Volunteers of America Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-944-3500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Denver Regional Office

155 Van Gordon St.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Denver Medicaid for assisted living

Although Medicaid benefits vary from state to state, most programs do cover costs associated with assisted living. Read more about how Medicaid helps pay for assisted living and other types of care in our guide to Medicaid, Medicare, and long-term care.

In Denver, Health First Colorado provides coverage for a variety of medical expenses and services to eligible seniors. Health First Colorado includes an Elderly, Blind, Disabled (EBD) waiver that covers assisted living costs for disabled residents and those over the age of 65.

Denver resident Medicaid resources:

Health First Colorado office

1570 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 800-221-3943
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Denver Human Services Offices (for assistance with the Medicaid application process)

Phone: 720-944-4347

2929 W. 10th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

3815 Steele St.
Denver, CO 80205

4685 Peoria St.
Denver, CO 80239

Medicare assisted living coverage in Denver

Medicare does not cover room and board fees in assisted living, but it can cover some long-term care costs, such as medical equipment, hospital stays, and some prescription medications.

If you’d like to know what Denver Medicare specifically will cover, dial 2-1-1 or visit the federal Medicare website. You can also find help at your local Social Security Administration offices.

Below are some additional Denver programs that can help cover some of Medicare’s deductibles and fees:

Denver resident Medicare resources:

Colorado SHIP

Contact number: 888-696-7213

Denver Aging & Adult Services

1575 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2800

Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Ombudsman Program

Options counseling: 303-480-6700

Long-term care ombudsman: 303-480-6734

Understand Colorado laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

Colorado in recent years expanded its assisted living regulations to even better ensure the safety and well-being of residents, including expanding or updating resident rights, fall management, staff training, structure requirements, and more.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) evaluates and regulates assisted living facilities in Denver. Its Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division oversees assisted living and other adult care facilities and performs regular inspections to ensure quality and safety. The public can view all inspection reports for the past five years for any facility licensed by the department.

Regulations are designed to improve the lives of assisted living residents, so it’s important to have an understanding of how Denver and Colorado oversee facilities as you conduct your search.

In addition to state regulations, Denver has zoning requirements for assisted living facilities.

Colorado Department of Health contact information

  • 200 W. 14th Ave., #2732
    Denver, CO 80204
    Phone: 720-913-1311

COVID-19 regulations for Denver assisted living facilities

Denver’s assisted living facilities are required to adhere to guidelines to keep residents safe from COVID-19, as the coronavirus poses a risk to the elderly. In keeping with updated federal guidelines, visitors are allowed.

Guidelines for Denver assisted living facilities include:

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Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccines are encouraged for all residents and staff, and shots must be made available to residents.

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Masking. Staff must wear masks at all times in the facility, and when in public, staff and residents wear a mask.

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Staff safety. Staff must use appropriate personal protective equipment when called for.

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Testing and screening. All staff and visitors must be checked for symptoms before being allowed into the facility and residents may be offered regular testing.

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Facility cleanliness. Surfaces must be frequently disinfected to prevent the spread of infection.

Get to know assisted living in Denver

245Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.0/5.0 average in-network rating
83% of these communities offer pet-friendly services
12% of communities in market offer Hoyer lifts
45% of assisted living referrals in Denver were female
25% of assisted living referrals in Denver were male

8768

Number of people referred to one of our partner communities in Denver over the last year

78

The average age of referred residents in the area

Denver: A high-growth assisted living market

Colorado has one of the fastest-growing senior populations in the nation. Colorado’s 65+ population grew by 58.2% between 2010 and 2020 to about 900,000, and it’s estimated that it will grow by another 300,000 individuals by 2030.[02]

This growing senior population poses some challenges for Coloradans. From housing and financial support shortages to concern about access to medical care, Colorado seniors may see cause for worry. However, the Colorado government has taken note of this demographic shift and is taking measures to ensure seniors receive the care they need.

Bills are being passed to encourage an increase in geriatric care and expand social services for seniors. Meanwhile, new senior housing developments are being built and old complexes are being restored or transitioned to help expand the options for seniors in need of assisted living. These preventative steps may ease the pressure facing Colorado seniors as they age.

Assisted living in the surrounding Denver suburbs

As you exit the downtown Denver area and step into the sprawling suburbs, your options for senior living only continue to grow.

Broomfield, Colorado, for example, less than 20 miles north of Denver, has a number of facilities that feature modern yet homey interiors, with towering stone fireplaces and warm wooden accents throughout. Most of them offer a range of independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The monthly prices for assisted living in this area start at $2,539.[03] — significantly lower than the average costs in downtown Denver. However they also offer higher-end options that may cost over $5,000 per month.[01]

Types of assisted living in Denver

Of the existing facilities and the ones still under construction, these range from high-end luxury apartments to traditional assisted living communities and subsidized alternative care facilities.

Luxury assisted living

Denver is home to several luxury assisted living communities that feature beautifully designed living spaces, chef-prepared meals, massage therapies, and other resort-style amenities. Many of them are also continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) offering a full range of independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehab, so regardless of your loved one’s health, they can receive exactly the care they need. These communities may charge a large one-time entrance fee and monthly costs up to $10,000 per month.

Traditional assisted living communities

Assisted living communities make up the bulk of senior living options in Denver. These residences can be found all across the Denver metro, some in high-rise buildings, others in sprawling apartment-like complexes with outdoor grounds. They offer daily food service, help with activities of daily living, and personalized care. A 24-hour, on-site staff is also available in addition to other amenities and activities specific to each facility. These communities range in price according to care level and room size, and some include secure memory care units for seniors with cognitive decline.

Subsidized assisted living

For seniors who are working within a limited budget, Denver has a number of alternative care facilities that take Medicaid and other government assistance. These facilities offer the same levels of care as traditional assisted living, only they are certified by Health First Colorado. Alternative care facilities provide personal care services, assistance with activities of daily living, and 24-hour protective oversight, among other amenities.

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Unfamiliar with Denver? Highlights for seniors

86,000

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Denver

12%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Denver population

$25,000

Median annual salary for Denver seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Denver

Denver is home to a number of health care providers, some of them highly rated and skilled in special care offerings.

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UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is ranked No. 1 out of all hospitals in Denver, and is nationally ranked in five specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report. It is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with many of the doctors serving as faculty for the school.

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SCL Health St. Joseph Hospital

SCL Health St. Joseph Hospital is ranked No. 2 in Denver, and No. 3 across the state of Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. It is a teaching hospital and is highly rated in two specialties.

Transportation for seniors in Denver

While the downtown area of Denver is certainly walkable, many residents of Denver still own their own vehicles. But other options for getting around town include Denver’s light rail system, taxis, buses, and the 16th Street MallRide, a free hybrid shuttle bus that runs the length of 16th Street. In some neighborhoods you can even hail a pedi-cab or tuk-tuk.

The light rail system, called RTD, consists of 12 rail lines running 113 miles throughout the city, some suburbs, and the airport. Fares are discounted for seniors over 65.

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Senior activities in Denver

Denver features gorgeous natural views, exciting activities, and unique cultural hubs. There’s always something to do in Denver — from mountainous outdoor parks to museums, concerts, sporting events, and restaurants of all types.

Assisted living communities plan regular outings to these exciting landmarks so residents can experience all that Denver has to offer. For recreation, the Denver Botanic Garden and Denver Mountain Parks provide lovely natural settings where seniors can enjoy the great outdoors.

Seniors with disabilities or physical limitations may prefer to see a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts or consider a ball game at Coors Field. Meanwhile, for academics and art lovers, the Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are excellent places to expand your mind. And nearby Black Hawk, Colorado, offers over a dozen casinos for seniors who enjoy a day of drinks, food, and gaming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legacy Village of Castle Pines, Pine Grove Crossing and Brookdale Brighton are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Denver, CO. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Denver is 4983.45 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2021). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2020). Sex by age by veteran status for the civilian population 18 years and over (B21001) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Colorado Department of Local Affairs. (2022, January). 2020 population summary.

  4. United States Census Bureau. (2021, July 1). Population estimates (V2021): Denver County [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  5. Colorado New Collaborative. (2022, July 28). Poverty gap for Black and Latino senior citizens grew over last decade. CPR News.

  6. Walk Score. (2022). Living in Denver.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2021). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2020). Sex by age by veteran status for the civilian population 18 years and over (B21001) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

3.

Colorado Department of Local Affairs. (2022, January). 2020 population summary.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021, July 1). Population estimates (V2021): Denver County [Data set]. QuickFacts.

5.

Colorado New Collaborative. (2022, July 28). Poverty gap for Black and Latino senior citizens grew over last decade. CPR News.

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Walk Score. (2022). Living in Denver.