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Located near the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Lakewood, Colorado is a beautiful place to live. It is also a great place to find high-quality assisted living facilities for your loved one.

A Place for Mom offers in-depth information about 50 assisted living facilities in Lakewood that are within our network, detailing each facility's location, amenities, pricing and more. We understand the questions that arise as your family navigates this journey, and we can connect you with a local senior living advisor to help ease the burden.

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Senior housing types near Lakewood, CO

  • Lakewood Reserve, A Juniper Senior Living Community

    Lakewood Reserve, A Juniper Senior Living Community

    555 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226
    (55)
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    A community in the mountainside city of Lakewood, Colorado, in Jefferson County.

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  • Serenity House Assisted Living Hoyt Street

    Serenity House Assisted Living Hoyt Street

    155 South Hoyt Street, Lakewood, CO 80226
    (3)
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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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  • Brookdale Green Mountain

    Brookdale Green Mountain

    12791 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228
    (30)
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    Holistic Living Living a holistic live encompasses more than your physical well-being. Whether you are part of our assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing and rehabilitation community in Lakewood, Colorado, you will enjoy programs and activities designed to cultivate wellness in your body,...

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  • Brookdale Lakewood

    Brookdale Lakewood

    3151 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80227
    (48)
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    Fewer Worries, More Joy Discover a new independence at our beautiful assisted living and memory care community in Lakewood, Colorado. Here you can trade in the monotonous chores of cooking, cleaning and maintaining a house for a lifestyle that allows you to pursue the retirement of your dreams.  You...

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  • Serenity House Assisted Living Applewood

    Serenity House Assisted Living Applewood

    11975 W 22nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80215
    (16)
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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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  • Family Assisted Living

    Family Assisted Living

    2948 Routt Circle, Lakewood, CO 80215
    (1)
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    My name is Tim Millar. My wife Dawn and I have been Physical Therapists for a combined 40 years, mainly working with seniors. We have always had a desire to own an assisted living facility which caters to a few people, where our passion for seniors is obvious, and the environment feels like an...

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  • Applewood Place, A Juniper Senior Living Community

    Applewood Place, A Juniper Senior Living Community

    2800 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215
    (50)
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    Applewood Place, A Juniper Senior Living Community, provides assisted living and award winning Wellspring Memory Care. Located in a charming neighborhood just south of Golden and ten minutes from downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountain foothills, Applewood Place is a community where older adults...

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  • Just For Seniors Living Center II

    1180 Brentwood St, Lakewood, CO 80215
    (2)
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    Just for Seniors Living Center II is a beautiful assisted living community located in Lakewood, Colorado. The community houses hundreds of seniors who have found home in this gorgeous setting. The assisted living community is located in the heart of town right off Kipling Street and West Colfax...

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  • Applewood Our House - Lakewood

    1900 Upham Street, Lakewood, CO 80214
    (1)
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  • Applewood Our House - South Lakewood

    1182 South Van Gordon Ct., Lakewood, CO 80228
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  • Sevens Residential Memory Care

    1085 Vivian Street, Lakewood, CO 80401
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  • Balfour at Riverfront Park

    Balfour at Riverfront Park

    1500 Little Raven St, Denver, CO 80202
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The park on one side, the city on the other. You at the center of it all, living life to the fullest. Balfour at Riverfront Park is one of our Denver retirement communities, and fronts the 17-acre downtown Commons and Confluence Parks, with the Platte River and Cherry Creek nearby. And just steps...

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  • Sunrise at Pinehurst

    Sunrise at Pinehurst

    5195 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80236
    (18)
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    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 a...

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  • Brookdale Parkplace

    Brookdale Parkplace

    111 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218
    (37)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Excellent Quality of Life With 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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  • Mountain Vista Retirement Community

    Mountain Vista Retirement Community

    4800 Tabor St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (8)
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    As Wheat Ridge, Colorado's longest-established senior living community, Mountain Vista offers a full CCRC providing all ranges of senior residency including independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and rehabilitation all conveniently located on the same campus. Renovations to...

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  • Makarios Assisted Living

    Makarios Assisted Living

    11541 W Temple Ave, Littleton, CO 80127
    (1)
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    Makarios Assisted Living is a small assisted community located in West Littleton/Lakewood, Colorado. We provide care for the elderly and we are committed to dedicate our lives to serve them with love, dignity and respect. Our goal is to make 'Life here a blessing'. We want our residents here to feel...

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  • MorningStar of Littleton

    MorningStar of Littleton

    5344 South Kipling Parkway, Littleton, CO 80127
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    MorningStar of Littleton Called to Serve MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Littleton in Littleton, Colorado, celebrates and elevates life for those who taught the rest of us how to live: our seniors, men and women through whom America was preserved and strengthened. MorningStar of...

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  • Serenity House VI

    Serenity House VI

    3235 South High Street, Englewood, CO 80113
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sunrise at Cherry Creek

    Sunrise at Cherry Creek

    251 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80246
    (41)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale University Park

    Brookdale University Park

    2020 South Monroe Street, Denver, CO 80210
    (24)
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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 of...

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  • Springwood Retirement

    Springwood Retirement

    6550 Yank Way, Arvada, CO 80004
    (43)
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    At Springwood Retirement Community, you will feel welcome and comfortable as soon as you enter our 15 acre Campus. With mature and lush landscaping surrounding our main three-story building, you'll enjoy the park like setting, complete with an outside patio overlooking a pond and a large atrium...

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  • Serenity House Assisted Living Portland Drive

    Serenity House Assisted Living Portland Drive

    5286 W. Portland Drive, Littleton, CO 80128
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Abby's Assisted Living

    Abby's Assisted Living

    2607 South Eudora Place, Denver, CO 80222
    (3)
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    Abby's consists of two full-service assisted living homes in Southeast Metro Denver. Both are beautiful ranch style homes set in lovely residential neighborhoods. We have a total of 14 beds. Private and shared bedrooms are available. At Abby's, we meet your individual needs with dignity. How do we...

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  • Serenity House VII

    Serenity House VII

    2337 So. Forest Drive, Denver, CO 80222
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Arvada

    Brookdale Arvada

    7720 Allison Street, Arvada, CO 80005
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Care You Deserve Tucked within the beautiful town of Arvada, Colorado, our assisted living and memory care community offers you the opportunity to embrace the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Whether that means giving you the tools you need to get your health back on track, offering a slew of...

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  • Serenity House Assisted Living Littleton

    Serenity House Assisted Living Littleton

    5310 W Geddes Ave, Littleton, CO 80128
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Serenity House III

    Serenity House III

    2480 S. Holly Street, Denver, CO 80222
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Meadow Vista Assisted Living - Wadsworth

    Meadow Vista Assisted Living - Wadsworth

    7516 South Wadsworth Court, Littleton, CO 80128
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Meadow Vista Assisted Living — Wadsworth is an assisted living, micro-community senior care home that is located in Jefferson County, Colorado. The location is one of the safest neighborhoods and is convenient as well, as it is situated just a couple of miles away from the nearest hospital....

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  • The Gardens at Columbine

    The Gardens at Columbine

    5130 W. Ken Caryl Avenue, Littleton, CO 80128
    (18)
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    The Gardens at Columbine is a unique, locally owned and managed assisted living community located in the southwest metropolitan area of Denver in Littleton, Colorado. The Gardens offers residents and families not only a beautiful community it offers exceptional experience in senior care directed by...

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  • Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living

    Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living

    6800 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO 80224
    (41)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Serenity House V

    Serenity House V

    3068 South Kearney Street, Denver, CO 80222
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Lowry

    Brookdale Lowry

    150 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80230
    (69)
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    Savor a Rich and Full Life If 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 great...

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  • Loving Touch Elderly Assistant Care

    Loving Touch Elderly Assistant Care

    280 E. Sterne Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When independent living becomes impossible, Loving Touch Elderly Assistant Care offers a loving and respectful alternative. Loving Touch offers a beautiful, handicapped accessible home, conveniently located near Arapahoe Road and Broadway. Loving Touch Elderly Assistant Care is much more than just a...

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  • Serenity House I

    Serenity House I

    3075 Carter Circle, Denver, CO 80222
    (8)
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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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  • HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

    HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

    6383 E. Girard Place, Denver, CO 80222
    (43)
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    Welcome to HighPointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, a warm, welcoming retirement community with 97 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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  • Serenity House Assisted Living Kit Carson

    Serenity House Assisted Living Kit Carson

    6770 S Kit Carson East, Centennial, CO 80122
    (8)
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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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  • Brookdale Littleton

    Brookdale Littleton

    8271 South Continental Divide Road, Littleton, CO 80127
    (23)
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    Welcome Home With individualized care plans and a kind and compassionate care team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s no wonder our assisted living residents love it here. They’ve traded in the mundane tasks like cooking, cleaning and maintaining a house for a retirement that lets...

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  • The Courtyards at Mountain View

    The Courtyards at Mountain View

    8101 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80247
    (21)
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    Washer/Dryer in each Independent Living apartment All Day Dining community Bakes From Scratch community An upscale Flagship community for senior living Intellectual programming in addition to Arts & Crafts 2 gorgeous flower courtyards with multi-tiered fountain Outdoor dining area On site Barber &...

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  • Brookdale Denver

    Brookdale Denver

    2500 South Roslyn Street, Denver, CO 80231
    (42)
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    The Life You’ve Always Wanted What 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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  • Brookdale Highline

    Brookdale Highline

    1640 South Quebec Way, Denver, CO 80231
    (22)
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    Enjoy Every Minute of Retirement We 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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  • Balfour Assisted Living & Memory Care Stapleton

    Balfour Assisted Living & Memory Care Stapleton

    2979 Uinta Street, Denver, CO 80238
    (1)
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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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  • St. Bernadette Assisted Living

    St. Bernadette Assisted Living

    4468 E Lake Circle S, Centennial, CO 80121
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         St. Bernadette Assisted Living is dedicated to providing each resident a top-notch, safe and pleasant home atmosphere that enables them, their families and others to express themselves in a positive manner, which contributes to each of their needs....

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  • Belleview Suites at DTC

    Belleview Suites at DTC

    4901 S Monaco St, Denver, CO 80237
    (38)
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    Belleview Suites at DTC offers assisted living and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care options in Denver, Colorado. We are nearby many shops, restaurants, parks and the Cherry Creek Reservoir. Our beautiful community offers five different floor plans for residents to choose from, ranging from a private...

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  • Sunrise At Orchard

    Sunrise At Orchard

    5975 South Holly Street, Littleton, CO 80121
    (39)
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    Sunrise at Orchard has beautiful gardens and walking paths. Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of...

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  • Serenity House Assisted Living Centennial

    Serenity House Assisted Living Centennial

    2947 East Drycreek Place, Centennial, CO 80122
    (5)
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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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  • Serenity House Assisted Living Hinsdale

    Serenity House Assisted Living Hinsdale

    3197 E Hinsdale Ave, Centennial, CO 80122
    (3)
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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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  • Harvard Square

    Harvard Square

    10200 E Harvard Ave, Denver, CO 80231
    (78)
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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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  • Sunrise of Westminster

    Sunrise of Westminster

    10280 North Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80031
    (27)
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    Just east of Highway 36 and minutes from Boulder to the north and Metro Denver to the south, Sunrise of Westminster overlooks the majestic Rocky Mountains to the west, affording spectacular views of the sunset. Our one-story cottage-style community enables all our residents, especially those using...

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  • Canterbury Gardens

    Canterbury Gardens

    11265 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, CO 80012
    (10)
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    Canterbury Gardens provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our community delivers both Independent and...

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  • Aspen View Living, LLC

    Aspen View Living, LLC

    11010 E. Colorado Drive, Aurora, CO 80012
    (9)
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    Aspen View Living, LLC is an assisted care center located in Aurora, Colorado in Adams County. We are a residential care center designed to provide comfort and relaxation for our residents. Aspen View Living is located in a quiet, peaceful, well established neighborhood. Our community setting...

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Assisted Living in Lakewood, CO

What Is Assisted Living?

As we age, daily tasks can become difficult. Whether it's cooking and cleaning, bathing and getting dressed, getting around town or remembering to take medication, assisted living facilities are designed to help seniors complete these tasks regularly. Assisted living facilities do not include the around-the-clock medical care found at skilled nursing facilities. Rather, they tend to offer restaurant-style dining, community-building activities within the facility and a variety of outings to places nearby. Assisted living facilities are designed to keep residents' lives active, fun and dignified.

What Are the Signs It's Time for Assisted Living?

No two seniors are alike and no two families are alike. When your loved one struggles with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as maintaining personal hygiene and eating regular meals, it may be time to consider assisted living. Often, family members are able to help with some of these activities for a time, but when your loved one's needs outpace the family's ability to provide them, assisted living can be a great solution. When the assisted living facility staff helps take care of ADLs, family members can spend more time visiting, reminiscing and enjoying their loved one's company and less time acting as caregivers.

What Services Are Available?

Each facility has its own specific menu of services, but virtually all of the assisted living facilities in Lakewood include things like meals, housekeeping, laundry, help with medication, transportation and bathing. Many facilities also offer assistance with things like mobility, incontinence, exercise and hairdressing.

What Is Senior Living Like in Lakewood?

Lakewood is uniquely situated between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the bustling urban life of Denver. The weather offers four distinct seasons, and the sun is rumored to shine 300 days a year. Winter brings snow and summer brings hot weather and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Lakewood is generally arid, which can be wonderful for those who find humidity a challenge. Sports fans can enjoy professional baseball, basketball, football, hockey and more, and those interested in cultural events can attend symphony performances, broadway-style musicals and more in nearby Denver.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Lakewood

Colorado is rated as exceptional in the availability of records and reports on assisted living facilities. That means that the state maintains a unified, searchable database of assisted living facilities. The database provides frequently updated information about licensing, complaints, violations and more. Information about pricing, payment types, facility capacity, facility owner(s), and frequency of inspections is also readily available. Visit our website to find out how to obtain this information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Lakewood?

Just as facilities vary widely in the Lakewood area, so does the pricing. The average cost of assisted living in Lakewood is $4,379, which is slightly below the average in the Denver metro area. This is the price for a single person, and may not include enrollment and other fees. This figure can vary by up to $1,000 within the Lakewood area. To learn more about senior living costs, please consult A Place for Mom's free tool, the Senior Living Cost Planner, which draws from actual figures reported by families between 2012 and 2018. This makes it easy to compare costs throughout the United States, throughout Colorado and throughout the Denver metro area.

How Can I Understand Assisted Living Costs?

Assisted living costs include more than just room and board. The monthly fee also includes things like bathing and personal care assistance, housekeeping, laundry, security, utilities, telephone and cable, pet care and grounds-keeping. Some facilities also include regular outings and activities in their monthly fees. Some outings may be offered at an extra charge.

How Can I Pay For Assisted Living?

There are many different options for families looking into assisted living. A Place for Mom offers detailed information about a variety of financial resources. If your loved one currently owns his or her home, our real estate experts can help you choose between selling, renting or using a reverse mortgage program. We can also help you look at Medicare options and programs through the Veteran's Administration. Many seniors have insurance policies that can help with payment, while others are able to use their retirement savings to pay for care. Families should also consider the tax implications of paying for assisted living, and we have experts on hand to help guide you through that.

How Do I Tour A Facility?

Tours are an important way to get a sense of whether a facility is a good fit for your loved one. Contact A Place for Mom for help setting up tours of facilities in Lakewood. Here are some things to think about while touring potential residences:

  • Does the residence make you feel welcome? Is the decor in line with what your loved one is accustomed to? Is there plenty of comfortable seating? Is there ample light, both natural and artificial?
  • Does the facility appear and smell clean? How is the temperature within the facility? Do residents have control over the temperature in their rooms?
  • Evaluate the safety of the facility. Are there fire alarms, fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers and clearly marked exits? Is the facility's floor plan easy to understand and navigate? Are handrails installed throughout the facility, especially in hallways and restrooms? Are the floors well maintained and not slippery? Are there frequent transitions between carpet and hard surfaces that might be difficult for your loved one to navigate? Is security in place in case a loved one wanders?
  • Look for opportunities to interact with both staff and residents. Is the staff friendly and professional? Do the staff and residents appear to enjoy each other's company and respect each other's individuality? Do the residents seem happy and well cared for? Does it seem like the residents would make good companions for your loved one? Do the residents socialize with one another?
  • What sorts of activities are offered at the facility? Many facilities post calendars that will give you a good sense of what your loved one might be doing. There may be regular card games, bingo tournaments, art workshops, performances by local musicians, or even visits from therapy dogs. Check to see how often the facility schedules off-site activities like concerts, sporting events and shopping trips.
You will probably have many questions for the facility staff while on your tour. Here are some things you may want to ask:
  1. Will you and other family members be allowed to visit at any time?
  2. Will your loved one have easy access to transportation? How far in advance must transportation be arranged, and how far will the transportation service take them?
  3. Ask for a list of the services the facility provides. Is staff available 24 hours a day to assist with ADLs? At what level and frequency is housekeeping provided? What is the facility's approach to laundry: are residents' belongings laundered separately or together? How frequently is laundry done? What other sorts of services are available on-site? This might include a pharmacy, a gym, or a barber/beauty shop.
  4. What types of medical services are available? Are there visits from specialists or therapists?
  5. Does the facility develop written plans for each resident's care, and is this plan made available to all staff? Does the process of developing these plans include the resident, his or her family, and staff? How frequently is it reviewed?
  6. Does the facility's contract disclose all healthcare and support fees as well as provisions for admission and discharge? What are the policies for refunds, contract termination and transfers?
  7. Are there any programs - government, private, or corporate - that may help cover costs?

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

No matter your age or circumstances, choosing a place to live is a serious decision and there is a lot to consider. It can be daunting, particularly if your loved one has lived on his or her own home for many years. A Place for Mom is here to help you make your choice. Each assisted living facility in Lakewood offers its own set of activities and amenities beyond the basic services. Use our database to narrow down your options, keeping the following in mind:

  • Consider the facility's location and neighborhood. If your loved one is accustomed to lots of activity, then a busy area might be preferable; quieter areas might be preferable for those who are sensitive to noise and activity.
  • How big is the facility? Some facilities are designed to house only a handful of residents, while others can accommodate hundreds of seniors.
  • What types of rooms are available? Some facilities can accommodate couples, some offer single rooms, and some offer shared rooms.
  • How are meals served? Many facilities offer restaurant-style dining, which encourages a feeling of community. If your loved one is a vegetarian, check to see if that can be accommodated.
  • Will your loved one be able to exercise regularly? Exercise facilities vary by location, so make sure your loved one will be able to get sufficient physical activity.
  • Are pets allowed? Pets can be important and beloved companions, and they can be a great part of the assisted living lifestyle. Not all assisted living facilities allow pets, so if your loved one has a furry or feathered companion, be sure to look for facilities where animals are welcome.
  • Are there other levels of care available within the same campus? Sometimes, spouses require different levels of care, and many locations are able to accommodate different needs within the same campus. This includes independent living, memory care and skilled nursing. Being able to visit with family and friends easily can be a great benefit!
  • Does the facility provide accommodations for wheelchairs and walkers? If your loved one has limited mobility, this is a crucial consideration.

At A Place for Mom, we understand this process and we love helping families like yours navigate this new territory. In the Lakewood area, our senior living advisors have helped more than 3,500 families make the right choice for their needs, and we are here to provide expert, compassionate advice. Our website and services are free to you. Reach out for more help.