Learn More About Care Homes in Parker, CO
Just over 20 miles southeast of Denver, the town of Parker sits on the edge of the metro area and is one of the last stops before the Great Plains region of eastern Colorado begins. Parker has grown steadily as a suburban retreat but retains its Old West charm and access to nature, with a variety of nature trails, hiking and biking paths, and historic downtown sites.
In Parker, residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.
Cost of Care Homes in Parker, CO
The median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about $4,000 in Parker, $4,200 in the Denver metropolitan area, and $4,500 in the state of Colorado. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.
Learn More About Parker, CO
Cost of Living
The total household expenses associated with living in Parker are rated 19 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the average.
All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.
Income and Housing
|Median income age 45-64
||Median income age 65+
||Median household income
||Average individual income
||Median employee salary
||Average property tax
||One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
|$113,574 per year
||$60,130 per year
||$101,152 per year
||$42,720 per year
||$44,459 per year
||$3,264 per year
||$1,031 per month
The top hospitals that service Parker include:
Parker Adventist Hospital
- Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 160+
- Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement
Sky Ridge Medical Center
- Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 270+
- Specialties: emergency department, inpatient surgery, hemodialysis
The Medical Center of Aurora
- Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 320+
- Specialties: emergency department, spine surgery, ICU
Weather and Climate
Parker’s climate is classified as cold semi-arid, which means the city experiences four distinct seasons with relatively low amounts of precipitation and humidity throughout the year. Summers are quite warm and dry, and winters are cold with some snowfall. Like most of the Denver metro area, Parker sits just to the east of the Rocky Mountains, meaning it does not see the extreme temperature changes and snowfall amounts found in the mountainous areas to the west. The average humidity level in the Parker area is 51%, and humidity levels are often highest during February at about 55%.
- Relative Air Quality Index: 116
This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.
- Average Annual Precipitation: 17.3″
Demographics and Values
||Percent of population over 65
||Average Household Size
||521.3 per square mile
Race & Ethnicity
|American Indian or Alaskan Native
||Hispanic or Latino
||Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
||Two or More Races
||White (not Hispanic or Latino)
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
- Non-discrimination laws in Denver: 30/30
- Overall inclusivity: 100/100
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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation
Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Parker include:
- The Wildlife Experience (natural history museum and art gallery)
- Vehicle Vault (automobile museum)
- 20 Miles House — Parker Area Historical Society
- Ruth Memorial Chapel
Outdoor attractions in Parker:
- O’Brien Park
- Discovery Park
- Sulphur Gulch Trail
- Cherry Creek Trail
- McCabe Meadows
- Bar CCC Park
Parker’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:
- Parker Arts, Culture, & Events Center (PACE)
- Parker Farmers Market
- Salisbury Equestrian Park
- Parker Recreation Center
- Downtown Parker — Main Street (restaurants and shops)
Transportation in Parker is available via the Regional Transportation District (RTD), which operates bus routes and other services throughout the Denver metro area. For seniors, RTD offers discounted fares and a paratransit service for door-to-door transportation called Access-a-Ride.