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Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 54 independent living facilities in Colorado Springs, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.
We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Ridgeview, Springs Ranch and Mountain Shadows.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Security-Widefield, Fountain or Manitou Springs.
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I am POA for my aunt. She had no children of her own. As she became older and not able to take care of herself, it was my responsibility to find a good care facility. This place is top-notch. It is very clean, friendly and caring staff. We toured several facilities and we both agree that we found the best.
We have a great manager. The staff is friendly and caring. I can do exercises seven days a week. We have movies, crafts, games, shopping, trips, dining out, music, and other activities. It's a friendly place and lots of interaction with other residents. I'm very happy here.
It's great, it's a really good place! It's clean, and the staff is very friendly. It's really a very good value. The activities are great with a lot of fun things to do. They don't have meals here, it's an independent place, but they do have occasional potlucks.
2960 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
INDEPENDENT LIVING, REIMAGINEDRevel Province is reimagining independent living in a vibrant community where personalized experiences meet comfortable living. A place where good food and good friends go hand-in-hand, and fun is never far from home. Here, you’ll laugh, learn, and make some of the...
Revel Province is in a great location. The food is excellent and the restaurant hours are wonderful! Having g 2 restaurants to choose from offers flexibility. The staff is friendly and always willing to...
2450 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Compared to our loved ones previous community, The Retreat at Sunny Vista is a night and day experience. Even though it is not a locked facility, it is locked down at night time and during the day IF someone...
2365 Patriot Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
With fewer chores, you can have more adventures. So what are you waiting for?Set against the dramatic backdrop of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, has four levels of care on one campus, including independent living,...
My mom is absolutely loving it at Brookdale Skyline. Her apartment is so adorable and she loves to sit out on her balcony and look at the mountains and trees. They have a huge, extremely nice outdoor space....
3920 East San Miguel Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Winslow Court offers large and affordable apartment homes in a fun, friendly, and active retirement community. We offer three excellent and nutritious meals per day served restaurant-style and residents select from a hot breakfast, and a variety of menu options for lunch and supper. We offer...
We chose Winslow Court due to the convenient location of it. The apartment sizes at the facility are very nice and spacious. I think the director [name removed] that works here was excellent and so was the...
2520 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
The Inn at Garden Plaza is dedicated to helping seniors live active, vibrant lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Setting the standard for independent living, The Inn at Garden Plaza offers a homelike environment with the charm of resort-style living. Friendly associates take care of tedious...
Overall it is a very well run community in all aspects. I cannot think of any improvements for them at this time. My loved one is quite happy there. It is a wonderful place.
10 West Monument Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Home Sweet HomeNestled in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, this is the place where you can wake up each and every morning knowing the world is yours to embrace. As a resident in our assisted living and memory care community, you are no longer responsible for things like cooking, cleaning...
Brookdale Monument Valley has been a really good experience so far, the staff are very friendly and communicative. We do not have any feedback on the meals and dining service as of right now, but the...
2780 Vickers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
An Elevated LifestyleDo you want to exchange the burdens of things like cooking, cleaning and raking the yard for a community that handles all the household chores so you can do more of the things you love? Here at our assisted living community in Colorado Springs, you can experience all the...
We can’t say enough things about Brookdale Vista Grande. They cut our stress by 50% because we know they’re keeping an eye on one parent who is recovering from a stroke. All of their helpful, caring, and...
4547 Palisades Park View, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
The Palisades at Broadmoor Park represents a new approach to Senior Living. Built in 2008, The Palisades is an award winning example of innovation within the senior living industry. Our residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a world class retirement community that is both elegant and...
The community is a smaller community I felt like our love didn't get lost in the shuffle. The community is neat and clean, and the staff is very friendly. I would recommend this community to others based...
1685 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Bear Creek Senior Living is an exceptional senior care community located in the vibrant and growing city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our community is ideally located in a quiet area of the city boasting a view of Cheyenne Mountain, just a short distance from Red Rock Canyon Park and with...
According to my mother- in -law, everyone is friendly there are plenty of activities and [name removed] was amazing at getting my loved one situated quickly and efficiently. Coming from my mother-in-law,...
2105 University Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Sunrise at University Park sits in the heart of North Colorado Springs. Our community is situated in the prestigious University Park neighborhood, with over 100 acres of open space and trails available. We offer Assisted Living and Memory Care, hosting and supporting a monthly Alzheimer's...
I would tell others that they try very hard to accommodate the desires and habits and personalized care that your loved one may need. I think they are great about giving feedback so that you can feel like...
7600 Sandy Rock Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80924
Mom chose Melody Living of Colorado Springs as she met friends on her tour so we decided to go with them. [name removed] at the front desk has been amazing!
12105 Ambassador Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Liberty Heights at Northgate is an assisted living community in the city of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado for those seniors who are seeking memory care services. When a senior is seeking a great place to live in the city of Colorado Springs, they will find that in this community. The...
I would recommend this community for you or your loved one. They have activities at this community like games, happy hour, mixers and more for the residents to do to stay busy. They also have outings to...
2494 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
The Bridge at Colorado Springs features the finest in Assisted Living. With stunning surroundings, outstanding services and an abundance of amenities, our residents are proud to call The Bridge at Colorado Springs home. Independent Living combines community living with the privacy of your own...
bingo, movie nights, seem to like it. Right now they have a special where the price is locked no matter what is needed and we got that promotion. I have refereed two of my clients that needed some help with...
5355 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
My wife, during the last six weeks of her life, was kept safe and clean thanks to the staffs at Morning Star and Abode hospice. Knowing she was being well taken care of made my own life, at a most difficult...
1605 Elm Creek Vw, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
When you visit our senior living community in the heart of Colorado Springs, you’ll notice something unexpected the minute you walk through the doors. You can see, hear, and feel the energy and vibrancy of our community. The lobby is bustling, people are laughing, and friends are chatting. Some...
I would recommend them to others for their loved ones. I'm hoping to spend my days here as well, when I get to be my loved ones age. They have a church on site, bible studies, and more...
555 S Rockrimmon Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
In the spirit of love, Bethesda Adult Communities provides an environment where vintage lives blossom. We strive to cultivate a vibrant, active and healthy community. Bethesda Adult Communities are apart of a non-profit Christian based organization that have been caring for seniors...
The community had made promises and we haven't seen a lot of delivery of these promises. There is one staff member who responds immediately to the family's questions via text or calls and will even give us...
7570 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80924
It was clean, cheerful, didn't smell like urine, and the amenities are top notch. It's a new facility and has everything my mom could want. The staff is beyond kind and helpful, and health/safety is...
10975 Howells Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
New Day Cottages at Pine Creek is a newly constructed residential care home situated in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. This one level ranch style cottage has a gorgeous view of Pikes Peak. Our group home residents enjoy regular outings to restaurants, picnics, and cultural fairs...
The pricing here is all inclusive so there are no add on fees. They also do not raise the price more than $100 a year no matter how long you are there. I really like the small family feel that it has. There...
1577 Turner Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
New Day Cottages offers Assisted Living in a Warm, Welcoming Environment, Designed to Provide our Elders with the Comforts of Home. We provide intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual support in a family atmosphere while assuring the comfort and safety of our elders. Our Services:...
They made us feel welcomed before we even walked through the door at this community. The staff are amazing and they really want to take care of your elder person at this community. They have activities like...
1889 Silversmith Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Stone Creek of Flying Horse is an upscale Senior Living Community located adjacent to the 7 th hole of the beautiful Club of Flying Horse Golf Club. This Senior Living Community offers Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Independent Living. There are big mountain views of Pikes Peak and the Air...
Our family has had a great experience so far with StoneCreek of Flying Horse and we would recommend them to other families. The staff have been extremely helpful - anytime we have questions or concerns they...
9112 Grand Cordera Parkwa, Colorado Springs, CO 80924
Looking for an exceptional senior living community? Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we call Retirement Perfected™Bonaventure provides the highest level of service and value you'll find anywhere. Our...
Due to surgery, we have not been able to participate in the activities. We would recommend the Bonaventure of Colorado Springs community to other families as long as they have sufficient funds.
5820 Flintridge Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Sunridge provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern Colorado Springs, Sunridge is a waking dream. We're conveniently close to shopping, excellent healthcare and fine dining. Our all-inclusive...
It is a nice and friendly community that is clean. The community is in transition as they just lost their chef. The community wasn't following the corporate meal plan, and we didn't know about this, as it...
5455 New Car Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
Aspen Trail, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on New Car Drive in Colorado Springs. We look forward to opening brand new during the Fall of 2020! Aspen Trail will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your...
Aspen Trail is amazing. Everybody who is there wants to be there. Whereas at other places we toured, the people looked like they were there because they had to be there, including the workers. Both the...
3475 American Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Downsize on Responsibility NOT Fun! Enjoy Independent Senior (55+) Living at its best at The Belcaro Senior Apartment Homes. Prices for these spacious homes are extremely affordable allowing you the flexibility to contract only the services you need. You may choose vendors from our list of...
before covid, this was a very active and friendly environment. My mom is very happy here. I would definitely recommend this community to others. The community is very safe and secure also.
1145 Brockdell Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Appletree Assisted Living is a small-sized assisted living community with a big heart, located conveniently near Colorado Springs, CO. With stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and a pleasant climate, Colorado Springs consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the US. With over 300...
The staff and administration truly care for the residents and want them to live a full and meaningful life. I appreciate the care and attention you provide for my loved one.
On average, independent living communities in our Colorado Springs partner network cost around $4,140 each month. Note that this number includes associated fees and service add-ons that real residents paid in 2022. Additional fees associated with independent living communities may include one-time admission fees or monthly fees for extra services like the following:
The costs below represent average baseline costs that residents paid, and give you a sense of the costs in other local areas. Note that these numbers may or may not reflect add-on fees or upgrades that seniors commonly pay in an independent living community.
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In Colorado Springs, seniors use personal resources to pay independent living fees — the same way they pay for a mortgage or monthly rent. Below, you’ll find information on private payment methods and resources that may help Colorado Springs residents with the following:
You’ll also find private pay tips to help you figure out how to pay for an independent senior living community using your own income and assets.
Colorado is one of the more tax-friendly states for seniors, offering notably low property taxes and deductions on retirement incomes. Specifically, these deductions are meant for taxpayers 55+ or beneficiaries of a pension after the death of a working loved one.
Generally, when seniors begin to think about paying for retirement, they start with their personal income sources — savings, pensions, investment returns, and Social Security benefits. Depending on your personal resources, you can also turn to the following methods to fund your independent living community:
In Colorado Springs, there are two different kinds of independent living facilities: stand-alone independent living facilities and communities with assisted living and memory care capacities. Stand-alone independent living facilities are regulated like apartment buildings through the Planning and Community Development Neighborhood Services office. Like apartments, independent living communities must adhere to the following regulations:
For more information, review the Colorado Springs Fair Housing informational guide or visit their website. To submit a concern or complaint about a property within El Paso county limits, you can call the Planning and Community Development office. They’ll flag conditions in the community and give the landlord 30 days to solve the issue.
Under Colorado law, tenants’ rights aim to protect them against potentially unsafe or unfair conditions. In Colorado, this means the following:
It may be helpful to review your rights as a renter through the Colorado Springs Fair Housing website before you move in. You can also review your rights through the city’s Renter’s Rights 2022 packet, so you know how to spot and report potential abuses. If you have contacted your landlord in writing several times about an issue and it has yet to be resolved, you can dial 3-1-1 to contact the Department of Health and Environment.
If the independent living community offers on-site assisted living and memory care services, that community is additionally regulated by the Colorado Department of Health as they are considered care facilities. Such facilities are required to comply with the following state and federal regulations:
To review inspection information on a facility offering both independent living and assisted living, get in touch with the Colorado State Department of Health. You can explore public records and facility licensing or register complaints by visiting their website or by sending a request via email. To review specific contact details or learn more about specific Colorado senior living regulations, explore the state resources listed below. Alternatively, if you think you may need care services, consider looking into one of Colorado Springs’ assisted living facilities.
If you’re living with a disability, there are several federal nondiscrimination laws in place to protect you from housing discrimination due to the disability. Moreover, these laws require landlords and community managers to give you reasonable accommodations and modifications in activities, programs, and housing. The laws include the following:
If you have a disability, you have the right to request accommodations and reasonable modifications from the landlord or community manager. Reasonable accommodations are defined as changes to community policies. The following are some examples of accommodations that a landlord could make for a tenant:
Modifications indicate structural changes to individual units and common areas. The following are some examples of modifications:
Nondiscrimination laws apply to all senior living communities in Colorado Springs. Property owners are required to pay for these modifications unless doing so poses an undue financial or administrative burden. For more information, explore this detailed infographic on reasonable accommodations and modifications.
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Colorado Springs does not currently have COVID-19 regulations in effect for independent living communities. If you are concerned about COVID-19 in your independent living community, you can find general updates, testing, and vaccine information on the Colorado COVID-19 website. You can also keep an eye on COVID-19 updates in El Paso County on the CDC COVID-19 by county website.
At all times, the CDC recommends the following:
Number of partner communities in the Colorado Springs area
Colorado Springs has an active and lively retirement community, with no shortage of independent living homes and rave reviews from residents. Additionally, it’s an incredibly pet-friendly culture — all of our partnering independent living communities welcome pets, and 36% also offer pet care while you’re out and about.
Our partner network offers two types of independent living communities. Some function as independent living facilities only, whereas others offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care all on one campus.
As the years roll by, some individuals experience different health needs or require higher levels of care. Some seniors prefer not to move if their health changes or they need more assistance with daily life. For those who prefer to age in place, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) may be right for you.
The main differences between CCRCs and other independent living communities are the pricing structure and the level of care provided. In a CCRC, residents pay a substantial buy-in fee to secure long-term, higher levels of care. This also secures a resident’s monthly fees in the event that their care needs change. Some seniors opt to cover this fee with funds from the sale of a home. In essence, it’s paying in advance for a peaceful future without the worry of paying for care.
If you’re looking for a community in Colorado Springs to stay in for most or all of retirement years, you might consider one of our five partnering independent living communities with continuing care options. In Colorado Springs, continuing care retirement communities offer the following to their residents:
In reviews of our partner facilities, residents have hugely positive things to say about continuing care lifestyles and how they make life easier. Even family and loved ones notice the difference that extra care can make. One loved one writes that their mother in a continuing care community has “regained a sense of youth” during her time there, not having to worry about meeting future care needs.
Maybe you don’t need extra medical care or therapies — maybe you’re just looking to relax and enjoy retirement. For seniors looking to fill their social calendar a bit more and spend less time managing a house, independent living is the way to go.
In Colorado Springs, independent living community members often come for the mountains and climate but stay for the friendships they make. From outdoor and indoor gaming to hiking groups, there’s always something happening in Colorado Springs’ exciting retiree community. Given the community orientation around Colorado’s thrilling outdoor scene, 82% of independent living facilities in our partner network have an outdoor common area for community members to enjoy together. Four communities even have on-site golf courses, and seven have swimming pools for the warmer months.
In the few colder months of the year in Colorado, independent living communities also offer these indoor common spaces for gathering:
No matter where your interests lie, you always have a place in the social connections of local independent living communities.
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Some seniors living further up in the mountains experience breathing issues, which brings them down to Colorado Springs as their health requires a lower elevation. The elevation is still high in the Springs, averaging around 6,000 feet above sea level. If you’re moving from out of state, you may find it beneficial to get heart and lung testing before settling at Colorado Springs’ altitude.
Colorado Springs’ fantastic hospitals are one of the major draws in the city. Two hospital systems in particular stand out above the rest for excellent care and specializations in senior health.
UCHealth Memorial is ranked No. 1 in Colorado Springs and is high performing in 11 adult conditions and procedures. According to U.S. News and World Report, UCHealth provides excellent care in cardiac and lung issues among patients.
Penrose-St. Francis is another distinguished hospital in the Colorado Springs metro area. Highly ranked in six adult procedures and conditions, U.S. News and World Report indicates that Penrose-St. Francis specializes in orthopedics, cardiac conditions, neurology, and nephrology.
While 91% of partner communities in Colorado Springs offer complimentary transportation options, you also have several other ways of getting around the city. Downtown Colorado Springs has a wealth of conveniences. Most people use cars to get their errands done throughout the city. Taxis, Ubers, and Lyft rides are also plentiful in the Colorado Springs metro area.
The metro area has the following public transportation options:
Colorado Springs is considered moderately walkable, according to Walkscore. The following scores consider transportation accessibility in the area and are out of 100:
With such close proximity to the Rocky Mountains and a welcoming climate, there’s never a dull moment in Colorado Springs. From incredible natural beauty to vibrant senior communities, explore activities for Colorado Springs seniors below.
For physically fit seniors who love to connect over shared experiences, the activities scene in Colorado Springs can’t be beat. Enjoy exploring with groups like the Pikes Peak Over the Hill Gang or playing in a tournament with the Pikes Peak Pickleball Association. Seasoned hikers will surely enjoy the nearby state parks and winter skiing destinations, which are just a few hours’ drive away from Colorado Springs. Closer to home, stunning Pikes Peak makes for an exhilarating drive with a view like none other. Seniors can also enjoy a leisurely stroll among natural wonders with an afternoon in the Garden of the Gods.
For seniors who’d rather enjoy a day of indoor gaming and fine dining, an outing to neighboring Cripple Creek has endless fun. Enjoy a day out in one of the four Cripple Creek Casinos. In the town’s charming historic setting, it makes for a lovely getaway.
Independent living facilities in Colorado Springs have lively event calendars. But for those who enjoy socializing outside of home, there are numerous options as well. In the suburbs and neighboring communities, the Woodland Park Senior Center and the Fountain Valley Senior Center both offer a range of activities, including game nights, quilting gatherings, painting meet-ups, day trips, and more.
Closer to downtown, the Colorado Springs Senior Center holds community health classes, movie nights, counseling services, and other activities. Additionally, the Colorado Springs Over 50 activities website features dozens of events, discounts, and education for seniors.
Colorado Springs residents also love a good party, and the city holds multiple festivals and parades throughout the year. Perennial favorites include events like the following:
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum is unquestionably one of the world’s best, most inclusive and accessible museums — and one of the crowning achievements of Colorado Springs. Olympic enthusiasts will love learning more about Olympians over the years and their moments of glory. Additionally, the museum has thrilling innovations to ensure that everyone who visits the museum can enjoy it equitably. You can find more on the museum’s accessibility measures on their website.
For an afternoon of mid-century nostalgia and stunning scenery, consider strolling through the Old Colorado City Historic District or booking a journey on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. On this route, passengers enjoy a full bar and luxurious dining in a vintage, mid-century coach as it coasts through a 24-mile round-trip ride through the Royal Gorge Region. The railroad is nationally recognized for its incredible panoramic views of the scenic Royal Gorge.
Revel Province, Lincoln Meadows Senior Living and Legend of Colorado Springs are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Colorado Springs, CO. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.
The average cost of Independent Living in Colorado Springs is 3,358 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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