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If you’re looking for assisted living in Denver, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Denver or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Denver.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Denver for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 89 assisted living facilities in the Denver area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Gateway, Cherry Creek and Capitol Hill.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Aurora, Lakewood or Glendale.

Denver Assisted Living Facilities | 818 Reviews

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Average starting price $5,248/month
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Denver, CO
Poppy's Place in Centennial, CO
4.8

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 personal care than with some of the bigger places. I feel like they have tried to work with us. They have a P.A. that stops by, and they take good care of them.

Blue Spruce Assisted Living Facility in Castle Rock, CO
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 important to me; and I worry less and sleep better knowing Adele and her staff have my mothers best interests always in mind. I highly recommend you take a look at Blue Spruce.

Golden Orchard III in Wheat Ridge, CO
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 great, staff is loving and helpful...my parent's feel so loved and cared for here. I highly recommend if you have elderly parent's or loved ones needing one on one special loving care as they go through the challenges of aging....check out Golden Orchard group homes you will be so happy that you did... Thank you for all you do,... [Name removed] (Daughter)

Cherry Creek Retirement Village

14555 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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"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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(47 reviews)

The staff members when we speak to them over the phone are very friendly, and provide great care. The meals are great according to our loved one, he just hoots and raves about it. They do offer up activities...

Brookdale University Park

2020 South Monroe Street, Denver, CO 80210

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(46 reviews)

My loved one is eating the food and likes it. We picked this community because it was recommended. I would telll other families to, place their loved one here.

Harvard Square Retirement & Senior Living

10200 E Harvard Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(103 reviews)

They offer activities, but mom didn't participate. Housekeeping was good and community was clean. My only issue was we had to move mom out because they didn't have the level of care that she needed after she...

Garden Plaza of Aurora

14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.1(31 reviews)

My grandmother loves her new community. She’s met friends, is very active in playing cards, exercise, and going to meals. She has her independence while getting help with meals, cleaning, and safety nets...

The Gardens at St. Elizabeth

2835 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(7 reviews)

The Gardens at St. Elizabeth has been really nice, and my mom is really happy. I think they give personalized care, and they're really friendly. It just has very good energy. I think they could use a lot...

Springbrooke Senior Living

6800 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO 80224

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living has a bold, updated look without sacrificing old fashioned values. LOCAL OWNERSHIP allows us to deliver first-class services and amenities at an affordable monthly fee! Offering 90 Independent Living, 37 Assisted Living and 15 secure Memory Care...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(46 reviews)

This place is amazing. The staff are caring and compassionate. The Executive Director is always available and friendly, she knows all the residents and it shows how much she cares. She has lifted the level...

Brookdale Parkplace

111 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(60 reviews)

I just left a review that was not a good review for the memory care. Mother lived here for five years and my father for almost 2 before he had to be moved. I want to say that the independent living was good...

Brookdale Lowry

150 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80230

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(98 reviews)

My loved one seems to enjoy the food. They raised the rates, so it's expensive for the care. They need to be more assertive with my loved one. We are paying for the services, so they should be able to...

Balfour at Central Park

2979 Uinta Street, Denver, CO 80238

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
5.0(2 reviews)

The admissions process was very supportive. They made it easy. Mother was discharged from rehab and needed a place to stay within three days, and they accommodated her in a temporary room and then did the...

Kavod Senior Life

22 S Adams St, Denver, CO 80209

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Kavod Senior Life (Kavod) is a place to call home. We have 26 spacious Assisted Living apartments, where our residents and care partners become like a second family. Kavod has been in operation since 1971. Our residents come from all faiths, traditions and backgrounds. We are an inclusive and...

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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.2(16 reviews)

Kavod senior life is a gem to me, it has been my grandparents and my mothers home for over 20 years. Kavod means much more to me than just a senior life apartments. It has provided a good home for my family...

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The Carillon at Belleview Station

4855 S Niagara St, Denver, CO 80237

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(11 reviews)

We chose Carillon for my parents last summer and we have had a wonderful experience so far. The facility is beautiful, the food is excellent and the staff is caring and experienced. They are in independent...

Juniper Village at Aurora

11901 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, CO 80012

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Pricing promotions expiring soon

Provides: Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(41 reviews)

The community is clean and maintained well. The staff is pleasant, and the food is acceptable. The staff makes sure to include visitors if they are there (especially for events)

The Belleview

3555 S Clarkson St, Englewood, CO 80113

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(19 reviews)

It's a modern facility. They recently underwent a change in management, and I've seen improvements under the new management. They do have some larger living units, which is nice. The food is pretty good,...

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

See all Sunshine Retirement Living LLC communities

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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(33 reviews)

I may be biased, but my grandmother is literally the sweetest woman on this entire planet. As her dementia and aphasia has continued its course, it became more urgent and important for me to get her to a...

Chelsea Place Memory Care

14055 E Quincy Avenue, Aurora, CO 80015

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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Located in Aurora, Colorado, Chelsea Place is an Anthem Memory Care community. Anthem Memory Care is a company committed to addressing the needs of seniors afflicted by Alzheimer's and other dementias through focused and specialized care. Each Anthem Memory Care communities is strategically...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.8(58 reviews)

I am so glad I found Chelsea Place, they are wonderful. The cleanliness was top notch, they have a great ventilation system, being an HVAC guy I noticed this feature. They are tied in with the best...

Brookdale Meridian Englewood

3455 South Corona Street, Englewood, CO 80113

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Pricing promotions available

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(39 reviews)

My father has been here for the last few months. He has been in 4 facilities in the past 9 months. The level of care and the responsiveness of the staff at Meridian has been outstanding. The are making...

Modena Cherry Creek

2440 S Wabash St, Denver, CO 80231

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.2(10 reviews)

We can't say enough good things. Mom is receiving wonderful care. The staff enjoys their job, and they love the residents. I feel so blessed that we found this facility. My mom is well cared for, and they do...

HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

6383 E. Girard Place, Denver, CO 80222

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Pricing promotions expiring soon

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

See all Spectrum Retirement communities

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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(55 reviews)

This is a good place for your loved one. I would recommend HighPointe to others for their loved ones. The community is clean, organized, and the staff are friendly. Medication management, dressing, and...

Serenity House V

3068 South Kearney Street, Denver, CO 80222

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(3 reviews)

Things are going just great at Serenity House V. They keep me really informed. I really like the whole small home environment. At another Serenity House we looked at the residents were more quiet and non...

Serenity House VII

2337 So. Forest Drive, Denver, CO 80222

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
5
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(4 reviews)

Serenity House is giving us the services we need for our loved one. The house is too small for the number of residents they have. I don't see a lot of activities being offered to the residents, it seems...

Sunrise of Cherry Creek

251 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80246

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.3(47 reviews)

This community has struggled to keep staff but I know that is something that is going on everywhere. They have had 3-4 directors in the past year. Communication is not good I have left VM and I do not...

St. Andrew's Village

13801 E Yale Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(9 reviews)

The staff isn't good at communicating with the family. They have quite a few staff that don't speak English and this has been hard for my loved one to understand them. This is especially difficult in the...

Dayspring Villa

3777 West 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

5
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Provides: Assisted Living

Welcome to Dayspring Villa! Dayspring Villa is an assisted living community of 70 private apartments. We offer many amenities that support our residents in being as independent as possible in their daily lives. Dayspring is a vibrant, friendly place that values diversity, dignity, respect and...

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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.3(3 reviews)

Everything is working out very well for my father in law here at this community. We are pleased with all they have done for us. He is very pleased with the meals, the food is good. There are nice activities...

Novellus Cherry Creek

1640 S Quebec Way, Denver, CO 80231

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Enjoy Every Minute of RetirementWe don’t like to brag, but we do think our assisted living community is one of the best in Colorado. But it isn’t just because we have a great location in downtown Denver or a beautiful building with spacious and elegantly-decorated common rooms. The men and women...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.2(23 reviews)

So far mom is doing fine at this community, The staff are nice and helpful. She has made friends. The food is ok and she likes to participate in some of the activities. The community is clean and they have...

Serenity House III

2480 S. Holly Street, Denver, CO 80222

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
5
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

See all Serenity House Assisted Living, Inc. communities

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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(7 reviews)

My husband likes this facility very much! It is very clean and it is one of the best from all of the communities that we toured. I am very pleased and happy to have found it, I highly recommend it to anyone...

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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]

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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.

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:

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

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

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

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.

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

Get to know assisted living in Denver

89

Number of in-network Assisted Living facilities in market

4.1/5.0 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

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

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.

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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Bike Score

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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.

  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.

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