“Colorful Colorado,” as it is often called by the locals, is home to gorgeous natural landscapes, ranging from the Great Plains in the east to the majestic Rocky Mountains, which tower over much of the state. Denver, known as the Mile High City, is the state’s capital and offers all of the comforts and conveniences of a major metropolitan city. Outside of its more urban areas, Colorado is a mountainous paradise filled with beautiful sights to see and explore – an excellent retirement setting with endless opportunities for activity.
There are more than 150 nursing homes in Colorado. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can help you find the best nursing homes in Colorado that fit your needs and budget.
The median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in Colorado is about $9,400, according to Genworth. The median monthly cost for a semi-private room is around $8,400.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that regulates and provides ratings for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. CMS offers guidance to state Medicaid services regarding rules for facilities that are Medicaid-certified. Medicare provides a national nursing home website to view the audit and licensing history of Medicare-approved nursing homes.
Each state regulates senior living communities differently, but you can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Colorado.
In Colorado, nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.
Overall, the cost of living in Colorado is considered to be less affordable than the national average. Colorado has some of the most beautiful real estate in the country, which is also some of the most expensive. Because of this, the state has a high housing index rating. One of the most expensive places to live in the United States is Summit County, Colorado, which is home to a number of world class ski resorts. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
16% of Colorado’s population are over the age of 65. In the 2016 presidential election, Colorado leaned considerably liberal. Many of Colorado’s citizens care deeply about the outdoors, and outdoor recreation is the most popular pastime in the state. Locals and tourists alike enjoy Colorado for its skiing, rock climbing, rafting, and hiking.
Colorado’s climate varies drastically depending on what part of the state you are in. The eastern part of the state is classified as having a cold semi-arid climate, which means that the summers are pleasant and dry while the winters tend to be cold and snowy. The more mountainous parts of the state have climates that range from continental to subarctic, depending on the elevation. Colorado receives lots of snowfall each year, especially in the mountainous regions.
Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.