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The mountainous, vibrant city of Denver has a rapidly growing number of seniors, and an expanding number of senior living facilities to accommodate them. If you’re seeking a Denver nursing home or senior care facility for your loved one, this guide can help you find the right fit.

The term “nursing home” is often used as a blanket term to describe all senior living options, including assisted living and memory care. However, nursing homes are technically facilities that provide skilled nursing services to people with debilitating health conditions who require round-the-clock medical care. This guide is designed to help you choose the right care type for your loved one’s specific needs, with top-rated assisted living, memory care, and other senior care facilities in Denver.

A Place for Mom has 71 assisted living and memory care facilities within a 10-mile radius of the Denver city center, and seven of those facilities offer skilled nursing on site. The breadth of care options in Denver combined with the senior-friendly environment make the Mile High City an ideal senior living option for your loved one.

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My wife and I have now lived here for three months and after two month of unpacking the boxes with the community's help, we are settled in. After retiring we went through a ten year period of the children...
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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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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9.4
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My mother has flourished since coming to Brookdale 3 years ago. She is always happy and smiling. She enjoys the activities and the meals are great. It has been a wonderful experience for everyone. Thank you...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
A Life Well LivedRegardless of where your family member is on life’s journey, they deserve to enjoy the same wonderful quality of life as everyone else. At our memory care community in Denver, Colorado, each senior experiences the love and kindness of a care team member who gently guides them...
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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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33 reviews
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Overall, Five Star Residences of Dayton Place is a great community with nice staff and friendly residents. The cottages are a perfect option for independent adults.
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 would tell others looking to ask more questions about what is covered and what costs are included. We went in with too high expectations cause we didn't thoroughly ask the needed questions. They need to...
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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My Dad, [name removed] , enjoys living here. He has made friends and they coordinate alot of activities for senior citizens to participate in. The staff are friendly, helpful and know everyone's names. They...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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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.
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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Springbrooke has a small community so that it’s very easy to get to know each other. The people are very friendly and helpful. There are lots of activities and mostly all people part partake of those...
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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9.0
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I loved all the people in the facility. They were friendly and helpful and always so pleasant. I arrange this facility for a neighbor of mine who had no family She passed away right before this past...
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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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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Photo of The Courtyards at Mountain View
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9.0
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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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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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33 Floor plans available
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As time goes by we are more and more happy with Garden Plaza. The majority of the staff is very experienced with the needs of the residents. The complex is laid out with a simple floor plan, wide halls,...
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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I would recommend the facility. The food quality is good, just not particularly tasty. For the most part, the staff are great but they don't stick around. So there's the problem of trainees all the time. ...
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
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.
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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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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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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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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I would say that you need to address such things as mobile healthcare, how to get simple pain management like Tylenol to your loved one, check to ensure how such mundane orders like "as needed" is addressed...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Belleview Heights is a warm and welcoming senior community that offers transitional assisted living and memory care for those experiencing memory challenges, Alzheimer’s, or other dementias. Our comprehensive, Person-Centered Care approach is based upon Montessori principles to tend to your loved...
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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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I wish I would have found Chelsea Place sooner. They are very well staffed per resident. I believe they had at least two to three staff members per resident. They all could speak English and were extremely...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
Chelsea Place is a purpose built memory care community for seniors in the Denver area. Located in Aurora, Co, we are part of the Anthem Memory Care family of communities. We specialize in providing high quality care for seniors living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, by offering a...
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8.5
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My loved one has been here for nearly two years. The moment I moved her in, the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders. They just do such an amazing job caring for people with memory care issues....
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Our community is purposefully built for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related Dementias. Our Wellspring Memory Care program offers a life-affirming, theraputic environment where we emphasize strengths and support wellness. Home to approximately 52 individuals. Each house opens on to...
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8.5
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Everyone from maintenance staff to executive staff seem genuinely committed to ensuring every resident has a positive experience.
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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My mother has been in Aspen Siesta for 1 month. We toured numerous high skill level care facilites and found Aspen Siesta to have the best atmosphere and the best attentive care of all of them. They do not...
Provides: Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Aspen Siesta is a non institution setting offering 34 private suites in a home like environment. At Aspen Siesta, we see our residents, their loved ones, and employees as a family. Each suite is private, catering to our resident’s individual lifestyles. Private bathrooms, temperature controlled...
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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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What families are saying about nursing homes in Denver

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Denver

Golden Lodge Assisted Living

3.4
We picked this community, because of the price, straight forward agreement- no extra fees, newness, and it was close to home/convenience. I would tell friends/family that I like that it's new and updated so my loved one doesn't feel like she got stuck in an "old folks home". The agreement/fees ...
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Golden Orchard III in Wheat Ridge, CO

5.0
We love the staff and living situation for my 2 elderly parents at Golden Orchard, Finding this lovely group home was a Blessing for us. My Dad and Mom are well taken care of in every way. Such a huge difference in how well my parents are doing in this very caring group home environment!. Food ...
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Brookdale Littleton

4.5
I would recommend this facility. The only things I would comment on are; 1) l think they were a little under staffed, especially on weekends; and 2) they need to figure out a better system to handle laundry (my mom's laundry was lost). Overall, my experience at Brookdale Littleton was pretty ...
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Costs of nursing homes in the Denver area

Nursing homes, also sometimes known as skilled nursing facilities, have an average cost of $8,669 monthly in Denver.[01] This steep cost is due to the high level of round-the-clock medical care these facilities provide.

Seniors who require less medical assistance and only need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) usually opt for a more affordable assisted living community instead. Assisted living facilities average around $4,875 per month in Denver, which includes the cost of rent plus care and any fees.[02] Seniors with dementia or other cognitive issues may require a memory care facility, which is slightly more than assisted living at an average of $4,966 per month, including rent, care, and fees.[02]

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Denver, CO vs. nearby cities

Denver, CO
$5,292/mo
$5,275/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Denver, CO vs. the state and national average

Denver, CO
$5,292/mo
U.S. national average
$4,886/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Denver vs. other types of senior living

$5,281/mo
Nursing Homes
$5,292/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Denver, CO by room type

Semi-Private
$5,409/mo
Studio
$5,528/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,347/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,447/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$4,300/mo

Average cost of Nursing Homes in Denver over time

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How people pay for a nursing home in Denver

There are a number of ways to pay for nursing homes and other forms of senior care, but most families end up using a combination of private and public sources. Here we’ll cover some of the top ways to pay for a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. If your loved one does not need the 24/7 medical care and supervision of a skilled nursing facility, please visit our guide to Denver assisted living or our guide to Denver memory care.

Private pay methods for nursing homes in Denver, Colorado

When making a payment plan for senior care in Denver, first consider your private pay options:

  • Traditional income. This can include savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns.
  • Selling a house. If your loved one is making a permanent move to senior living, selling their current home may be a good way to pay for care while eliminating the burden of a mortgage and home maintenance.
  • Reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages allow you to access funds from your home equity without selling the home.
  • Health savings accounts. Health savings accounts (also known as HSAs) can help cover medical costs associated with long-term care.
  • Life insurance. Depending on what type of policy your loved one has, life insurance may provide some cash benefits that may be used to help cover long-term care costs.
  • Long-term care insurance. Long-term care insurance policies are specifically designed to pay for long-term care costs. Check with your loved one’s specific policy provider to see what it will cover.

In Denver, some medical expenses are tax-deductible on federal tax returns, provided they’re greater than 7.5% of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). If you’re paying for a loved one’s care and want to know more about whether their care costs are tax deductible, check with a certified public accountant or other tax expert.

Veterans benefits for nursing homes in Denver

For aging veterans who need 24-hour medical care, there are a number of Veteran Affairs (also known as VA) benefits for nursing home or skilled nursing care.

The VA has its own skilled nursing facilities called Community Living Centers where veterans can receive 24-hour care on a short-term or long-term basis. Care at these facilities may be covered fully or in part, depending on the senior’s eligibility. In Denver, the Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimmons provides individualized skilled nursing care and has even been rated the top nursing facility in Colorado by Newsweek.[04]

In addition to its own nursing facilities, the VA also partners with local community nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities to provide round-the-clock care to veterans in need. As part of the VA’s contracts with these local community nursing homes, the VA covers care either in part or in whole for qualifying veterans in these Denver facilities.

VA benefits for assisted living and memory care

For veterans that don’t require a skilled nursing level of care, the Aid and Attendance benefit provides a monthly payment to disabled veterans and their spouses in addition to the veteran’s pension. Eligible veterans or their spouses can use pension and benefit income to help pay for long-term care as well as room and board in an assisted living or memory care community.

Denver veteran support

The Denver Veteran Services office employs Veteran Services Officers (VSOs) who can help elderly veterans file for VA benefits. These Veteran Services Officers provide free one-on-one case management, so senior veterans can receive the help they need. VSOs are also available to help veterans find housing, public benefits, and other resources.

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Approximately 25,900 veterans live in Denver, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

About 25% of those veterans are over the age of 75.

Additional resources for Denver veterans

Volunteers of America Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-944-3500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Denver Regional Office

155 Van Gordon St.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Denver Medicaid for nursing homes

The Colorado Medicaid program, Health First Colorado (also known as HFC), includes coverage for skilled nursing in a nursing facility. To qualify, the senior must fall below a certain income threshold and have been diagnosed with an illness or injury that requires skilled nursing care.

Health First Colorado also offers a program called Hospital Back-Up (or HBU), which provides hospital-level care within HBU-approved skilled nursing facilities. You can determine your loved one’s eligibility or fill out an application at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing — Nursing Facility page.

Seniors with less complex health needs who need help with activities of daily living (also known as ADLs) or memory care can use the Health First Colorado’s Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD) waiver to cover costs of assisted living or memory care. The EBD waiver also covers skilled nursing within an assisted living setting, so seniors with acute illnesses or injuries that require skilled nursing can use this waiver to pay for those costs. Learn more about eligibility or how to apply on the Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver web page.

Denver resident Medicaid resources

Health First Colorado office

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

Denver Human Services offices (for assistance with the Medicaid application process)
  • 2929 W. 10th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80204
  • 3815 Steele St.
    Denver, CO 80205
  • 4685 Peoria St.
    Denver, CO 80239
  • Phone: 720-944-4347
Medicare nursing home coverage in Denver

Medicare is a federal program with several parts. Part A may cover care in a skilled nursing facility, but only for a short-term basis after a qualifying inpatient hospital stay.

Coverage for skilled nursing facilities under Medicare is as follows:

  • For a stay of 20 days or less, you pay nothing.
  • For a nursing home stay that is 21-100 days, a $200 per day copay applies.
  • Starting at 101 days, you are responsible for all costs.

Medicare does not pay for those that don’t need medically necessary skilled nursing and only need an assisted living or memory care level of care. However, it can pay for some medical costs such as prescriptions, medical equipment, and hospital stays. Colorado Medicare Savings Programs help low-income seniors by paying some of the coinsurance and deductible costs associated with Medicare.

For patient advocacy, the Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) aids seniors navigating Medicare enrollment and benefits. The program also offers counseling to make sure seniors receive the right coverage for their level of care.

For more information on what Denver Medicare will cover, dial 2-1-1 or visit the federal Medicare website. You can also find help at your local Social Security Administration office.

Additional Denver resident Medicare resources

Colorado SHIP contact information

Phone: 888-696-7213

1001 17th Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-455-1000

Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Ombudsman Program

Options counseling: 303-480-6700

Long-term care ombudsman: 303-480-6734

Understand Colorado laws and regulations for nursing home facilities

Standalone nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities are required to follow federal regulations put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. At the local level, Colorado nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, like assisted living, are licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (also known as the CDPHE). Skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities that receive reimbursements from Medicaid and Medicare are required to follow both state and federal regulations for nursing homes, but private assisted living facilities that do not accept Medicaid or Medicare are only required to adhere to state standards.

The Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division of the CDPHE is responsible for performing inspections to ensure nursing homes in Colorado meet state and federal standards. This division issues operating licenses that must be renewed on an annual basis.

Regulations for Colorado nursing homes are extensive and include provisions for the following:

  • Staffing requirements
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Resident care and quality of life
  • Accident prevention
  • Care planning
  • Medical and nursing care

Regulatory compliance is audited via unannounced visits every nine to 15 months (every 12 months on average), but complaints or reports of noncompliance are investigated when they occur.

Regulatory resources

Read Colorado’s full regulations for nursing homes
Read Colorado’s full regulations for assisted living facilities
Look up Denver nursing home inspection records
Nursing home resident rights

Colorado Department of Health contact information

200 W. 14th Ave., #2732
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-913-1311

COVID-19 regulations for Denver nursing home facilities

Nursing homes in Denver must adhere to both the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for COVID-19 prevention and the guidelines in place from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Read the CDC’s current COVID-19 guidelines for nursing homes.

Read the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s current COVID-19 guidelines for nursing homes.

In keeping up with updated federal guidelines, visitors are allowed in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, but precautions should always be taken to ensure resident safety.

Denver’s guidelines include the following:

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Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccines are highly encouraged, and vaccinations must be made available to all consenting staff and residents.

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Masking. Although masks are no longer mandatory, they are encouraged for both staff and patients if transmission rates are high or if an individual is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

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Staff safety. Staff must use appropriate personal protective equipment when necessary and wear masks when COVID-19 transmission rates are high.

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Facility cleanliness. At least one staff member should be assigned to oversee infection prevention control, and a supply of hospital-grade disinfectants and alcohol-based hand sanitizers must be maintained.

Types of nursing homes in Denver

In Denver, skilled nursing most often takes place in dedicated nursing facilities, but there are a few Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and assisted living communities that also provide 24/7 skilled nursing on-site.

To qualify for admission to a skilled nursing unit in Denver, a person must be deemed to have a medical condition that requires round-the-clock medical care. This could be due to a chronic medical condition, rehabilitative care after an illness or surgery, or the need for hospice. Skilled nursing facilities in Denver have amenities and services for both short-term and long-term stays.

Skilled nursing in Denver is the most expensive type of care due to the high level of 24/7 medical care provided. However, many seniors in Denver do not require this level of care and instead opt for assisted living communities.

Assisted living in Denver has options

Assisted living communities provide help with activities of daily living (ADLs), daily food service, personalized care, and a variety of other amenities and activities. In Denver, assisted living facilities can range from resort-style luxury communities to budget-friendly, homelike complexes.

The majority of assisted living in Denver is focused on the outskirts of the city and in the broader suburban area. This is partially due to the fact that the downtown area tends to be more expensive and partially because it is difficult to access — and loved ones prefer to be able to reach their senior loved ones easily and quickly, if possible.[05]

Memory care options in Denver are plentiful

For seniors experiencing dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other forms of cognitive decline, they have the choice of entering a standalone memory care facility or an assisted living facility with memory care on-site. Within a 25-mile radius of downtown, there are 106 facilities that have dedicated memory care services.[02] These communities include amenities and services typical to assisted living facilities but also provide specialized dementia care, such as 24/7 oversight, secured entrances, and person-centered therapies designed to reduce agitation and confusion.

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Unfamiliar with Denver? Highlights for seniors

87000

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

12%

Percentage of the senior Denver population aged 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

46%

Percentage of Denver seniors 75+ with a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

28%

Percentage of Denver seniors 75+ who have mobility difficulties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Health care for seniors in Denver

A number of outstanding health care providers reside in Denver, some of which are highly rated and skilled in special senior care offerings.

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UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital ranks No. 1 out of all hospitals in Denver and is nationally ranked in several cancer and heart specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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SCL Health St. Joseph Hospital

SCL Health St. Joseph Hospital ranks No. 2 out of all hospitals in Denver and No. 3 across the state of Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. It also has high ratings in geriatric specialties.

Transportation for seniors in Denver

About 70% of A Place for Mom’s senior community partners offer complimentary transportation for residents.[02] There are plenty of other options for navigating Denver, as well.

Most Denver residents choose to get around the city using their own vehicles, but for seniors looking for alternatives, Denver offers taxis, buses, a light rail system, and the 16th Street MallRide — a free hybrid shuttle bus that runs the length of 16th Street.

The light rail system, called RTD, consists of 12 rail lines running 113 miles throughout the city, some suburbs, and the airport. Fares are discounted for seniors 65+, and there are additional services for seniors with mobility issues.

Designated senior transportation services and other support services are also provided by the local nonprofit Seniors’ Resource Center. This nonprofit offers transportation services to Denver seniors with disabilities as well as their families and caregivers.

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Senior activities in Denver

Denver features gorgeous natural views, exciting activities and landmarks, and unique cultural hubs. And most senior communities plan regular outings, so residents can partake in all that Denver has to offer.

For outdoor recreation, Denver Mountain Parks provide lovely natural settings where seniors can enjoy the great outdoors, with walking trails, picnic areas, fishing sites, and other activities that appeal to seniors of various physical and cognitive abilities.

Outings to restaurants and shopping centers are also common and make for easy day trips. Larger community outings make for special occasions and might consist of a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a ball game at Coors Field, or any other events of interest to residents.

For seniors who prefer more introspective activities, the Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are excellent places to expand the mind — and both are wheelchair accessible. Plus, nearby Black Hawk, Colorado, offers over a dozen casinos for seniors to enjoy a day of drinks, food, and gaming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legacy Village of Castle Pines, Brookdale Greenwood Village and Brookdale Brighton are the top-rated Nursing Homes facilities near Denver, CO. These Nursing Homes facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Nursing Homes in Denver is $5,292 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. Genworth. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

  2. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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

  4. Colorado Department of Human Services. (2022, August 15). Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons ranked No. 1 by Newsweek.

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

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1.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

2.

A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

3.

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

4.

Colorado Department of Human Services. (2022, August 15). Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons ranked No. 1 by Newsweek.

5.

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