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Colorado’s capital lives by its nickname: “Mile High City” — with Rocky Mountain views in a large city sitting one mile above sea level. So, whether you are looking for city skylines or natural beauty, independent living in Denver, Colorado, combines the benefits of both into one by offering all-inclusive, resort-like amenities and stimulating activities within eyesight of natural wonders. Seniors have a variety of independent living facilities to choose from in both the city and surrounding suburbs. A Place for Mom has 30 independent living partner communities within 10 miles of the Denver city center. This radius includes the surrounding suburbs of Lakewood, Littleton, and Centennial.

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It needs good communication in the any of services areas and following up with progress!!! It needs to evaluate by residents inputs on each categories!
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Retirement of Your DreamsTucked in a neighborhood just minutes from bustling downtown Denver, Colorado, the beautiful grounds of our independent living community invite residents to exchange the burdens of home maintenance for the care-free lifestyle of a dream retirement. If you’re itching...
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I recently moved into Brookdale University Park and have found it to be most welcoming. The staff and residents are extremely friendly. The choices of programs and activities are good. The meal selection is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Tucked between Englewood and Glendale on Denver’s southern edge, the independent and assisted living seniors at our community have decided to trade in the responsibilities of home maintenance for the retirement of their dreams. If you’re ready to give up your chores and let someone else take care...
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I was not happy about moving to an assisted living facility, but also know I need the help. It took a while but now I can truly say I'm glad I'm here. The staff is great and care has been excellent. Would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Excellent Quality of LifeWith all the perks and conveniences of a resort, the seniors who call our community home enjoy a vast array of services while savoring the peace of mind that comes from knowing we provide a continuum of care. Whether you’re looking for an independent or assisted living...
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Staff is friendly, listens and takes action. Communication is good. Budget overview could be better. Improvements coming etc. The move in was great. Food- my mom likes to complain about... but I think it's a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, DAYTON PLACE is one of Denver's finest retirement communities. We offer a gracious lifestyle, with a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health, comfort, and security of our residents. Since 1987, DAYTON PLACE has...
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I have only positive feelings about Brookdale Lowry. The staff, and people who are living here, have made my new home very pleasant and welcoming.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Savor a Rich and Full LifeIf you’re looking for an assisted living and memory care community in Denver, Colorado, look no further. Nestled in the Lowry Air Force Base area, our community is convenient to the grocery stores, banks, the public library and VA hospital. But even though we’re in a...
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We chose Montage Hills over others we looked at mainly due to the location and affordable pricing. Overall the staff have all been very responsive. Limited dining experience.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Life You’ve Always WantedWhat does it mean to pursue a life of purpose and meaning? When you are a resident here at our assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation community in Denver, Colorado, you have ample opportunity to find out. Our seniors enjoy a host of...
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9.0
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Even though this is not the nicest facility based on decor many other places are much more modern in the esthetic. My dad liked this place the best and the staff were so nice.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise at Cherry Creek sits in the heart of the Cherry Creek neighborhood.  We pride ourselves in our Reminiscence neighborhood for the memory impaired and our assisted living programs. Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to...
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My loved one is currently a resident at St. Andrew's Village and everything has been very good for for her so far. I would recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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Cherry Creek retirement Village is a great place to live. The residents are very friendly and look out for one another. The staff from the Director on down are very friendly and very accommodating. Cherry...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
"Committed to helping you live a vibrant, carefree lifestyle." At Cherry Creek, we are dedicated to providing our residents with five-star service, elegant amenities and the freedom to maintain an active lifestyle. Our caring professional staff is here to lavish you with attention while...
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What our family likes the most about the Garden Plaza of Aurora is the friendliness of the staff members, the overall cleanliness of the community as well as the affordability. Based on the experience we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We offer a resort style worry free lifestyle. Complete with all day dining, events, concerts, educational programs, 24 hour staff and security, transportation, weekly housekeeping, basic cable, wifi, and phone service with free long distance. Our apartments range from studios up to two...
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8.9
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I would say that everyone has been welcoming and supportive. I love the food!It felt right. The associates were great and I felt comfortable. I would recommend to others.
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Quincy Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on picturesque grounds in a quiet corner of Denver, you'll love our elegant facilities, friendly staff and convenient location. We're close to shopping, healthcare, dining and all the amenities of the...
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What sticks out the most about Harvard Square is the overall friendliness and I truly believe they care. Their people know everyone and try to help with all things. We looked at a high end, a middle end,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Live at Harvard Square Retirement Community in Southeast Denver, and you will experience service beyond the expected. Way beyond in fact. Our friendly, experienced staff really goes the extra mile (or two, or twenty) whenever needed. You'll find examples of this in every area. So not only do we...
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I picked Residences at University Hills for it's location, non-smoking and pet friendly policy .Also, for it's affordability, at the time. When a new owner bought the building , everything changed. They...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Greetings! Thank you so much for your interest in our community! One person in the household has to be 62 years of age and some of our apartments are income restricted. Our property is brand new and just opened April 2, 2014, we are an Independent community with 101 new and modern apartments....
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I'm glad I decided to make the move. It's great to have people my age to talk to, eat with & go to activities with. I chose Springbrooke because the entry fee was reasonable, it's smaller which makes it...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Live on your terms at Denver's oasis in the city! Springbrooke Senior Living has more than a decade of experience helping those 62 or better thrive in a supportive, safe, stimulating and oh-so-comfortable environment. Conveniently located in Central Denver, Springbrooke brings you high quality...
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Very kind and interested staff and clergy. The clergy visited my mom in the hospital. My mom is not in assisted living so I don't expect much communication. They reach out if needed. Move in was easy. The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth Senior Living Community is located in historic northwest Denver, convenient to many of Denver's cultural attractions. The Gardens' on-site Christ the King Chapel was built in 1897, and offers daily Mass and Rosary plus a weekly non-denominational service. Many of...
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The building is a lovely place. It's cheerful. The apartments are spacious, with new kitchens. The maintenance team is very responsive if there are any issues. The people are very friendly. The staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Carillon at Belleview Station has everything you would expect from a senior care community and more. Yes, we have assisted living, but it's a bit more personalized and flexible. And yes, we have memory care, but it's a bit more comprehensive and thoughtful. But to really see who we are, it's...
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I will recommend Sunrise at Pinehurst to every one and anyone that needs their services!!The entire team was unbelievably great! They made us and especially my brother feel welcome and comforted! They're the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located just minutes from a lovely country club and golf course, Sunrise at Pinehurst is five minutes from a shopping center in a nice, residential setting.  We pride ourselves in our excellent ability to care for a wide array of care needs in an environment that is warm and homey. Step into...
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Staff is great. They all try to learn family and resident names and build relationships with them. Communication with family is great as I have the cell phone for the point people there. The move in process...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to The Courtyards at Mountain View.55-plus Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in Denver, COIf you think senior living at The Courtyards is like a nursing home … think again! With independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, our team provides unbeatable...
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When it comes to the activities - we are awaiting new Memory Support Director, hoping to see more activities and more varied activities. For the value for cost, expensive, care varies depending on staffing...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Balfour at Stapleton community incorporates all we have learned from our nearly 20 years of developing and operating senior housing in Colorado. Offering assisted living and memory care accommodations, found in all Balfour’s retirement communities in Denver, CO, paired with our signature...
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The surrounding and space is nice, everyone there is friendly but like most service industries staff levels of care personnel are less then what they should be. Costs can change easily and there is no...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to HighPointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, a warm, welcoming retirement community with 94 senior apartments located in southeast Denver, CO. Here you or your loved one will receive help with daily living and any needed support for dementia—along with chef-prepared meals, concierge...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
MorningStar at Observatory Park is located in Denver's historic DU neighborhood. Our five-story community is blocks away from the University of Denver's 125-acre campus with its Newman Center for the Performing Arts. MorningStar's central location allows easy access to I-25 and Colorado and...
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Everyone at the Pinewood Lodge community is so nice, and it seems like a happy place. It is a very clean and seems that residents as well as visitors are very respectful and care for the facility
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Pinewood Lodge offers the ambiance and comfort of a luxury mountain resort style community with convenience of an urban lifestyle – and all for people 62 years of age or older (income limits apply). The development features generously sized one and two bedroom apartments filled with amenities and...
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9.0
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Manager Concierge & Maintenance are great they advertise bimonthly maid service which I've yet to see so don't expect it ever My apt is what they call an ADA apt so it (840 ft) is a little larger than their...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Luxurious apartment living for those 55 and better. Whether you're still in the workforce or you've retired, enjoy a home without headaches. Let us introduce you to a new level of luxury senior living at Bella Vita. Convenience is Included at Bella Vita Simple is beautiful. Every day living is...
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Every staff person and resident was super friendly and welcoming. There was no high-pressure sales or pushing us to come there to stay and live. The residence we talked to were very thankful that they had...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Our team stands out by having a continued personal and emotional investment in our community, residents and staff.' Offering breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views of the city of Denver, The Meridian is conveniently located adjacent to Swedish Medical Center, off Hamden Avenue and...
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Well, it was a little up-and-down for the first few months. They were a little short staffed to begin with, and then some senior nursing management people left for other jobs, but in recent months, they have...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Conveniently located downtown near the Museum of Outdoor Arts and adjacent to the Swedish Medical Center, The Belleview is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.This inviting residence offers a selection of...
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Caley Ridge Assisted Living in Englewood, CO

5.0
I have already shared with some friends and family members how successful your service is and how helpful you are. I picked this community after meeting with [name removed] at Caley Ridge. And, how helpful she was with my sister in law who moved in last January. She contacted her while in ...
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Lakeview Senior Living in Lakewood, CO

4.8
What our family likes the most about the Lakeview Senior Living community is the working staff team as well as the overall value for cost. Based on the experience we have had so far, we have already recommended the Lakeview Senior Living community to other families and will continue to do ...
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Westhaven Apartment Homes in Lakewood, CO

4.0
I have moved in to Westhaven Apartment Homes, and I really like it so far. I like that I can still maintain an independent lifestyle here, but that it is also a very active and social retirement facility. The staff is great, and they have a lot of activities like Bingo, movies, crafts, story ...
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Costs of independent living in the Denver area

Within 10 miles of the Denver city center, the cost of living in a partner independent living community is $3,883, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This figure includes rent and any add-on fees. This cost is also what seniors actually pay per month. Independent living costs can vary depending on the facility’s unit sizes, amenities, services, and location. Depending on the community, there may also be entrance fees or an all-inclusive rate.

A breakdown of independent living costs

Independent living costs include rent and multiple conveniences that allow seniors to live independently without homeowner responsibilities like maintenance, repairs, lawn care, etc. Depending on the community, baseline monthly costs for independent living may include access to the following types of on-site amenities, ranked from most common to most luxe:

  • Fitness centers
  • Business centers
  • Common areas like lounges
  • Courtyards and BBQ areas
  • Indoor or outdoor pools
  • Outdoor walking paths
  • Movie rooms
  • Putting greens
  • Bars
  • Community transportation

Additionally, the cost for an independent living community may vary depending on the types of add-on services a senior chooses, such as:

  • Dining services
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation services
  • On-site parking
  • Cable or Wi-Fi
  • Health care concierge services
  • Salon and spa services

The following figures are average baseline costs for independent living in Denver. This cost does not include add-on fees.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Denver, CO vs. nearby cities

Denver, CO

$4,220/mo

Foxfield, CO

$3,977/mo

Aurora, CO

$4,000/mo

How people pay for independent living in Denver

Medicare, long-term insurance policies, and Colorado’s Medicaid program — Health First Colorado — do not cover independent living costs because independent living communities are not care facilities. These programs, however, can help cover in-home health care services. If future care is ever needed, seniors may be able to use these resources to help pay for health care at their community of choice.

Most seniors pay for independent living using their private resources. Here, you can find information on private pay options and local public assistance resources for seniors, including housing assistance, VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Private pay methods in Denver

Since long-term care insurance does not cover independent living costs, seniors must find other ways to pay rent. Many seniors use savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns to pay for independent living costs. Below are other commonly used ways to privately pay for independent living costs:

  • Selling a house: Many seniors sell their family home to pay for independent living.
  • Reverse mortgage: When selling the family home isn’t an option, a reverse mortgage allows the homeowner to borrow money from the home’s equity and use it to pay for senior living.
  • Health savings accounts: While a health savings account can’t be used for independent living rent, it can be used for certain medical services like home health care.
  • Life insurance: Life insurance cannot be used toward home care services or for senior living costs. However, some seniors sell or borrow from a policy to fund their senior living. Each policy is different, so it is important to consult with your policy provider to see what your options are.
VA benefits for independent living in Denver

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans and their surviving spouses may be eligible to use pensions or benefits for their independent living or care costs.

Veterans pension

Veterans pension provides monthly payments that can be used for independent living rent costs. To qualify, wartime veterans 65+ must have served at least one day during wartime and meet the net worth and income standards implemented by Congress.

VA Aid and Attendance

On top of their veterans pension, a senior may qualify for VA Aid and Attendance benefits if they are disabled. This benefit offers monthly payments in addition to the veterans pension. While these payments may not cover the complete cost of independent living, they can be used to help contribute to your independent living monthly fees.

To receive VA Aid and Attendance benefits, a veteran must already receive a pension, have an acknowledgment of a disability from VA health care, and meet one of the following requirements:

  • Require assistance with some activities of daily living
  • Have an untreated illness that results in spending the majority of the day in bed
  • Have very limited eyesight
  • Live in a nursing home with a disability
Housebound Allowance

Senior veterans that are housebound due to a permanent disability may qualify for the Housebound allowance, which is for in-home care costs. Like the Aid and Attendance benefit, this is another disability benefit added to the veterans pension. However, the Housebound allowance and the Aid and Attendance benefit cannot be received at the same time.

Unlike Aid and Attendance benefits, the Housebound allowance cannot be used towards independent living costs like monthly rental fees. However, this can be used for in-home health services like skilled nursing care. To qualify for Housebound allowance, a veteran must have a disability from the natural aging process and not from wartime. This disability must follow one of the following:

  • Be 100% disabling, causing an adult to be housebound
  • Be 100% disabling on top of at least one other disability that is 60% disabling
Understanding local eligibility

These benefits can be confusing and hard to navigate, as the requirements are nuanced. This is why the Denver Veterans Services office has Veterans Services Officers (VSOs) who can help you apply for these benefits. Additionally, the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) helps disabled veterans of all ages understand their benefits and file claims. Contacting the DAV’s local Denver office is free for veterans who have an illness or disability due to their time served. Additional information on veterans benefits can be found through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

25936

Number of veterans who live in Denver, per the U.S. Census Bureau

About 47% of Denver veterans are 65+, per the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Denver veterans

Denver veterans offices

Denver Regional Office
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
155 Van Gordon St.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Denver Human Services
Denver Veteran Services Officers (VSOs)
1247 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-944-3500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Regional Office
Get VA benefits help now.
Phone: 303-914-5570

Denver Medicaid for independent living

Health First Colorado (or HFC), Colorado’s Medicaid program, does not cover independent living costs. However, HFC recipients age 65 and over may qualify for HFC’s Elderly, Blind, and Disabled waiver program. This Home and Community Based Services Waiver allows people who have impairments or disabilities that require support services to continue living independently. When receiving this waiver, seniors receive HFC benefits and access to services like homemaker services, in-home support services, and home-delivered meals. Therefore, this waiver may be helpful for some independent living communities that offer in-home care services. More than 65% of our Denver independent living partners offer access to an on-site home care agency.[01]

Besides HFC, seniors may qualify for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services supported program, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This allows seniors to remain at home in their independent living community while receiving home care services. These Medicaid and Medicaid-supported programs can be hard to understand, which is why the Denver Human Services Offices can help assist you during the Medicaid application process.

To qualify, adults from ages 19-65 must meet the following income restrictions:

  • A family of 1 cannot make more than $1,507 monthly.
  • A family of 2 cannot make more than $2,030 monthly.
  • A family of 3 cannot make more than $2,553 monthly.
  • A family of 4 cannot make more than $3,076 monthly.

Denver resident Medicaid resources

Health First Colorado (or HFC)

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

Denver Human Services

Visit the Denver Human Services website.

  • Phone: 720-944-4347
  • 2929 W. 10th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80204
  • 3815 Steele St.
    Denver, CO 80205
  • 4685 Peoria St.
    Denver, CO 80239
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Medicare independent living coverage in Denver

Medicare is a governmental program that provides federal health insurance to seniors age 65 and older. While Medicare does not cover independent living costs, these health care plans cover multiple medical services seniors may need while living in an independent living community.

After a hospital stay, seniors may need additional care at their independent living home. If a home health agency is Medicare-certified, Medicare may help cover some short-term home health services like the following:

  • Short-term skilled nursing care
  • Physical, occupational, or speech-language pathology services
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical supplies
  • Part-time home health aide care
  • Medical social services[03]

Colorado has four Medicare Saving Programs (or MSPs) that can help low-income seniors pay their deductibles and coinsurance fees. Navigating the Medicare system and understanding enrollment and benefits can be overwhelming and confusing. Thankfully, Colorado has a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) that can help seniors understand the Medicare system. Colorado residents can also receive help understanding Denver Medicare benefits by dialing 2-1-1 for assistance. The federal Medicare website may also be beneficial to help understand what Medicare typically covers.

Medicare resources

Denver Medicare assistance and resources

Online Medicare applicationMedicare application

Get answers to your questions about Medicare Savings Programs
Medicare Programs FAQs

Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Help with Medicare in Colorado
Phone: 888-696-7213

Public assistance for seniors in Denver

The state of Colorado helps make information, applications, and resources easy to access through the online portal, Colorado PEAK. Low-income Colorado residents can access this online portal and apply for health benefits, financial assistance, or cash assistance.

Additionally, Denver Aging and Adult Services offer a variety of helpful public resources for seniors. DenverConnect is a mobile resource provided by the local office of aging. This resource helps seniors have easy access to information on local services. Denver Aging and Adult Services also compiled a directory for older adults filled with information in one place.

Colorado’s Old Age Pension program

For additional assistance, seniors aged 60+ that do not qualify for Health First Colorado may still qualify to receive cash benefits through Colorado’s Old Age Pension program. Cash benefits can help cover your independent living or in-home medical costs. To look into this program and other assistance programs you may qualify for, contact your county’s human services department.

Social Security benefits

Besides rental assistance programs, seniors can at least partially pay for their independent senior living costs through their Social Security benefits:

  • Social Security in retirement: After retirement or reducing work hours, older adults may be eligible to receive Social Security Retirement benefits. This is a monthly payment that replaces a part of a person’s income. However, this does not replace the entirety of a person’s income.
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (or SSDI): Adults may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (or SSDI) if they have a disability and have recently worked long enough. This means seniors must have acquired a certain amount of work credits that are determined by yearly wages and income. To qualify, a person must have had or expect to have the disability for a year or expect the disability to be fatal.
  • Supplemental Security Income (or SSI): There are two ways to qualify for monthly Supplemental Security Income payments:
    • Be an adult with a disability and limited financial income.
    • Seniors age 65+ who are not disabled may be eligible for monthly payments as long as they have limited income as defined by Social Security.
  • Social Security survivors pension: Widows and widowers may receive Social Security survivors benefits based on the deceased spouse’s work credits. This pension is typically a one-time payment, but spouses age 60 and older are eligible to receive monthly payments.
Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly Section 8

Low-income adults can find housing assistance through public voucher programs like the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), previously known as Section 8. HCV offers assistance for rent and utility costs in subsidized apartments through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. While the voucher program is not available for independent living, it is available in certain senior apartments that accept Section 8.

Learn more about senior apartments in Denver

Additional public assistance resources

Public assistance offices

Social Security Office
Find your local SSA office

Denver Regional Communications Office
Regional Communications Director
1961 Stout St., 7th Floor, FOB
Denver CO 80294
Phone: 303-844-1888

Colorado Field Office
Department of Housing and Urban Development
1670 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80202

Department of Housing and Urban Development: Denver Regional Office
Contact the Regional Administrator’s Office.
1670 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80202-4801

Denver Housing Authority Find and apply for affordable housing.
Santa Fe Dr. Station
Denver, CO 80204-0305

Denver Aging & Adult Services
Find support for older adults now.
1575 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2800

Online resources

DenverConnect
Learn more about DenverConnect.
Phone: 720-913-8494
Email: denverconnect@denvergov.org

DenverConnect program coordinator: Olga Garcia
Email: olga.garcia@denvergov.org

Older Adult Resource Directory in Denver
Find senior resources near you.

Understand Denver laws and regulations for independent living communities

Since independent living communities do not offer personal care or health care services, they are not regulated like traditional assisted living or skilled nursing communities. However, 21 out of 30 of our Denver independent living partners also offer assisted living care on the same campus.[01] So, these communities are regulated like any individual assisted living facility. If you would like to check out the Denver regulations for assisted living communities, see our guide to Denver Assisted Living.

Stand-alone independent living communities

Stand-alone independent living communities do not follow assisted living facility guidelines. They typically follow rental regulations and inspections common to the landlord-tenant laws of the state. Besides local rental guidelines, independent living communities typically have their own restrictions, such as an age requirement. Most independent living facilities require residents to be at least 55 or 62 years old. These requirements can typically be found on the independent living community’s website.

Rental regulations and inspections

As of Jan. 1, 2023, Denver launched its residential rental licensing program, which requires apartment rentals to be licensed. This license must be renewed every four years. Additionally, apartment buildings must undergo and pass an inspection to receive a license.[04] The residential rental property licensing program looks at 10% of the apartments on the property. In these inspections, the third-party inspector may check the following conditions:

  • Hot water temperature
  • Bathtub and shower status
  • Lack of leaks or holes in walls, roofing, or foundation
  • Free of pest infestation
  • Regular trash removal services
  • Sufficient lighting in halls and stairways[05]

Independent living communities also need to follow traditional apartment guidelines. These guidelines have specific regulations for apartment owners and occupants. Under Colorado law, owners of rental properties have to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Maintain cleanliness of public areas in the apartment complex
  • Meet minimum standards for necessities like lighting, ventilation, and heating
  • Perform pest control
  • Have the minimum requirements for home appliances and facilities, such as bathrooms, kitchens, water heating, etc.
  • Cannot disconnect utilities[06]

While landlords have their own regulations to follow, so do tenants. Occupants in every apartment complex must adhere to the following:

  • Sustain a clean apartment
  • Dispose of garbage in a sanitary manner
  • Maintain hygiene of plumbing
  • Keep the unit pest-free[06]

Besides these laws and regulations, Colorado law aims to provide tenants with safe living accommodations thanks to an extensive list of tenant rights. Tenants are protected through the following rights:

  • Landlords cannot raise the rent more than once a year.
  • Landlords must meet building, housing, and health codes.
  • Landlords are not allowed to charge late fees until the payment is over seven days late. These late fees are also capped.[07]

In addition to these rights, the Colorado Antidiscrimination Act prohibits discriminating against occupants based on age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability status, sources of income, etc. Additionally, the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act prevents landlords from discriminating against or threatening tenants based on their immigration status.[07]

If you believe your tenant rights are not being met, you can dial 3-1-1 to contact the local Department of Public Health and Environment.

Colorado Department of Health contact information

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-692-2000

Denver Tenant Rights & Resources

Review the extensive list of apartment tenant rights.

COVID-19 regulations for Denver independent living communities

Denver independent living communities do not have any specific COVID-19 regulations or guidelines to follow and typically function like any rental community.

However, if the community offers additional care types like assisted living, the facility must follow additional COVID-19 guidelines. Because 21 of 30 of our independent living partners in Denver have assisted living on the same campus, we provided those additional assisted living guidelines here.[01]

Learn more about CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines for assisted living communities.

The following COVID-19 regulations are for Colorado senior living communities that also offer assisted living services.[08]

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Vaccinations. Vaccinations are recommended for staff and residents. The facility must have vaccinations accessible to residents and staff.

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Masking. Masks are encouraged, and supplies must be available throughout the community.

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Facility cleanliness. At least one staff member must be in charge of cleaning and disinfecting the community with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved, hospital-grade disinfectant.

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Staff safety. The facility should have personal protective equipment (PPE) accessible to staff members.

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Social distancing. Social distancing is encouraged.

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Quarantining. If a resident or staff member tests positive or suspects COVID-19 infection, facilities are encouraged to follow the CDC’s isolation guidelines. This includes isolating for at least five days from testing positive. Self-isolation can stop after five days if the infected person has been fever-free for 24 hours.

Get to know independent living in Denver

269Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
4.0/5.0 average in-network rating
47% of communities are pet-friendly
98% of our independent living partners offer on-site activities
86% of our independent living partners have round-the-clock staff
86% of our independent living partners offer housekeeping or laundry services
98% of communities in Denver offer dining services
9457
Number of people we have referred in Denver
80
Average age of residents we have referred in market
Gender split: 62% female, 35% male

Types of independent living in Denver

Seniors in Denver can experience nearly year-round sunshine in the bustle of city living or laid-back suburbs with resort-like amenities and activities at our independent living partners’ facilities. Below you’ll learn more about the different types of independent living Denver has to offer.

City vs. suburban living

While there are many independent living communities within the city itself, senior living is booming in nearby suburban areas like Lakewood, Arvada, and Littleton. Seniors aged 65 and older are approximately 12% of Denver’s population. However, many suburbs within the 10-mile radius of downtown Denver see an increase in senior population. Some suburbs, like Arvada, see up to 18% of its population consisting of seniors age 65 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.[09] Seniors may gravitate to the surrounding suburbs because of the location, cost, and lack of traffic.

Heading farther out from the Denver city center increases the number of A Place for Mom independent living partners in the area to 54 independent living facilities. These facilities are located in surrounding suburbs like Highlands Ranch, Louisville, Broomfield, Parker, Lone Tree, Castle Pines, Brighton, Boulder, and Thornton. While some of these areas do not see a dramatic increase in senior population, there is a slight increase in cost. The average cost raises to $4,084 when including these suburban areas. Over half of these independent living communities include additional care types like assisted living or memory care.[01]

Active independent living in Denver

Independent living communities in Denver emphasize the importance of active living. Over 85% of our Denver independent living partners offer at least one of the following resort-like features:

  • Fitness centers
  • Game rooms
  • Billiards lounges
  • Outdoor walking paths
  • Pools
  • Movie theaters
  • Arts and crafts center[01]

In addition to all-inclusive amenities, many independent senior living communities also host activities and events for their residents. Some facilities have an on-site activity and event coordinator, while others have resident-run groups. The following are some activities and events common to independent senior living communities:

  • Art, fitness, and educational classes
  • Interest groups and clubs
  • Live music
  • Holiday parties
  • Devotional services
  • Planned outings

Denver independent living facilities also encourage socialization among residents with community-based clubs, such as the following:

  • Book club
  • Bridge club
  • Men’s club
  • Walking club
  • Sewing club
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening club

Additional on-site care services

While stand-alone independent living communities do not specifically offer personal care, many include health care services. Approximately 66% of our independent living partners in Denver offer access to an on-site home care agency, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This allows seniors to experience exceptional care while enjoying the freedom of independent living. If an in-home care agency is not available on-site, many independent living communities offer additional health care services. In fact, 90% of our independent living partners in Denver offer in-home appointments from visiting medical professionals like dentists, nurses, physical therapists, and podiatrists.[01]

Continuum of care

Only nine out of 30 of our independent living partners in Denver are stand-alone independent living communities.[01] Our other partners in Denver add on another care type, such as adult day care, memory care, or assisted living. Exactly half of our partners are continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) with care services for independent living, assisted living, and memory care on the same campus.[01] Since care needs are ever-changing, a continuum of care on the same campus helps seniors age in place. If you do not like moving around and expect your needs to change, a CCRC may be a better option for a longer period of time.

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Unfamiliar with Denver? Highlights for seniors

86408

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Denver, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

12%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Denver population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

54%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older with retirement account income, per U.S. Census Bureau

Health care for seniors in Denver

Denver offers a variety of health care providers. However, two hospitals receive higher rankings with national recognition and outstanding ratings for geriatric care.

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UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Among all the health care systems in Denver, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital ranks No. 1. This hospital has national recognition for five adult specialties and is within the top 10% for geriatric care, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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SCL Health St. Joseph Hospital

SCL Health St. Joseph Hospital is highly recommended, ranking second in Denver and third in the state of Colorado. The hospital is also high performing in geriatric care.

Transportation for seniors in Denver

Approximately 98% of A Place for Mom’s independent living partners in Denver include complimentary transportation services for residents.[01] In addition to these services, Denver features multiple transportation options, making the city accessible.

Besides Denver’s buses and taxis, Denver has RTD, a light rail system that covers 113 miles across the city and suburbs. RTD provides a discount and accessibility options for seniors 65 and over. However, if money is an issue, Denver has a free hybrid shuttle bus known as the 16th Street Mall Ride that travels through 16th street in downtown Denver. The free Mall Ride travels from Denver Civic Center Station to Denver Union Station with a stop along each road in between. This provides easy access to the 16th Street Mall, the Colorado Convention Center, restaurants, local tourist attractions, and theatres.

The following ratings, each out of 100, were compiled according to transportation accessibility in Denver, per Walk Score.[11]

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61

Walk Score

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45

Transit Score

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72

Bike Score

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Senior activities in Denver

Denver is a large city surrounded by mountain views and offering a seamless balance between beautiful natural settings and interesting indoor activities. Whether you’re looking for local restaurants, hiking paths, accessible museums, or active living programs specifically for seniors, Denver has something for everyone.

Outdoor areas

From outdoor walking trails to fishing sites, Denver Mountain Parks offer over a dozen outdoor areas where Colorado residents can enjoy the state’s beauty up close. One of the most well-known outdoor areas is the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater, where Colorado residents and their visiting families can explore hiking trails or experience an outdoor concert. Other parks are also known for various activities:

  • Hiking
  • Historic buildings
  • Grills
  • Bison herd views
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Picnic tables
  • Fishing
  • Scenic views

Museums

The urban area of Denver houses a wide range of museums, from fine art to miniature toys. Seniors can experience the following museums:

While seniors may enjoy these historical and art museums, they may not be enticing for their visiting grandchildren. Seniors can take their families to these local specialty or interactive museums:

Sports

Denver is the home of two professional sports stadiums. In the heart of downtown Denver rests Coors Field, where you can enjoy watching Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. When the home field is unoccupied, Denver sports fans can take a look behind the scenes through stadium tours. Approximately 5 miles away is Empire Field at Mile High, where Denver Broncos fans can be heard cheering for their home National Football League team. When football is in the off-season, this stadium also hosts a variety of events, from dirt bike competitions like Supercross to live concerts.

Food

Denver is home to numerous food and drink options, including various restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Many restaurants in Denver are award-winning or staff an award-winning chef. Denver residents can explore their palette with local foods like homemade ice cream, French pastries, Indian Tandoori dishes, and American diner food.

The downtown Denver area offers an array of food scenes, such as a British pub, a café-style French restaurant, and a historic venue with upscale food and live music. Besides year-round access to local food and drinks, Denver celebrates this foodie culture with annual festivals like the Great American Beer Festival and A Taste of Colorado.

Senior activity programs

Besides the various activities around Denver, the city encourages active living for seniors through Denver’s Active Older Adults (AOA) programs. These programs provide a variety of indoor and outdoor hobbies for seniors in Denver. Denver seniors age 60 and older can sign up for a My Denver PRIME membership. This membership offers free access to Denver’s recreation centers, pools, parks, and recreation facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Brookdale Meridian Arvada, Legacy Village of Castle Pines and Brookdale Greenwood Village are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Denver, 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 Denver is 4220.45 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Medicare. Home health services.

  4. Denver The Mile High City. (2022, March 10). Denver Launches Residential Rental Licensing Program.

  5. Denver The Mile High City. (2022, Oct. 20). Residential rental inspection checklist.

  6. Revised Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver, Colorado: Housing, Denver Code of Ordinances § 27 (1973 & rev. 2022).

  7. Denver The Mile High City. (2022, October). Denver tenant rights and resources.

  8. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. (2023, Jan. 12). Assisted living and group homes for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  9. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  10. U.S. News and World Report. (2023, January 13). Best hospitals in Denver, CO.

  11. Walk Score. Living in Denver.

  12. Elliott, R. (2022, October 11). Personal communication [Zoom interview].

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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Denver The Mile High City. (2022, October). Denver tenant rights and resources.

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Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. (2023, Jan. 12). Assisted living and group homes for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. News and World Report. (2023, January 13). Best hospitals in Denver, CO.

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