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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,700 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 9 assisted living facilities in Aurora and 30 in surrounding areas.
Located minutes from Aurora Town Center Mall, Villas at Canterbury Gardens offers seniors convenience, carefree living and an active lifestyle in a friendly community.
Brookdale Aurora is a family-centered senior community dedicated to providing personalized assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care in a caring environment.
Magnolia Place is an assisted living facility in Aurora, CO that offers residents independent living options and daily support services. Contact Magnolia Place for more details on housing, services, and rates.
Lansing Assisted Living is a caring and loving licensed assisted living residence for elderly seniors needing help with daily activities. Lansing works with the elderly with various care needs. Lansing Assisted Living provides a safe, supportive and inviting home to…
Hampden Hills Assisted Living is a residential care home that is nestled in the fabulous Meadow Hills Estates neighborhood. This beautifully remodeled home includes 10 bedrooms, 6 baths and 4 large common areas in addition to a beautiful courtyard and…
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We see our residents as heroes--men and women who have exacted out of life all its triumphs and trials, who in raw courage and tenacity have invested their days. Seniors are a testimony to the colossal events in history. They've…
At Garden Plaza of Aurora, we realize that it isn't always easy to enjoy every moment of life when there is yard work and dishes to worry about. So, why do it? For the ultimate in assisted, independent, and retirement…
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Established in 1989, Cherry Creek Retirement Village has become an Aurora tradition for offering premier retirement living. The community offers 187 Independent Living and 30 Assisted Living apartments all in one elegant and expansive building conveniently located across from Meadow…
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Rose of Sharon creates a new breed of Assisted Living where Caregiving is done from the heart. We only hire people who take care of the residents the way they would care for their own parents. Rose of Sharon was…
The management of this facility lacks professionalism and the Memory Care Director is rarely in her office and socializing with residents like she should. Unfortunately, she spends much of her time in the main building, thus care staff tend to slack and activities for residents suffer greatly. The cleanliness, howeve...Read more Brookdale Aurora reviews
We found Brookdale for Dad, and it's really good. It's clean, and it's surprising the way things were done, which was a pleasant surprise. The staff is very helpful, and extremely friendly. They've got a happy hour on Fridays, exercises, and classes.Read more Brookdale Aurora reviews
Activities-most residents walk around board all day every day. Facility-very dirty due to being very old and lack of maintenance,grounds are not manicured,all types of pest bed bugs,cockroaches,and mice Food-residents complain of being sick,small proportions,cold,no second helpings of any thing ever is allowed Quality...Read more Canterbury Gardens reviews
I went with a friend to see if this would be a good place for her, and we both were impressed with the friendly nature of all the employees, from the desk to the admissions personnel. We liked the size of the apartment and LOVED the outdoor pond with the soothing sound of water from the fountain. Nice flower pots with ...Read more Canterbury Gardens reviews
Everything at Canterbury Gardens was fine. Even the senior clinic at the University Hospital says that was a good place to put her. We were satisfied with that place but were totally taken aback when they said they wouldn't take her because she was incontinent. They had a game room, snacking area, dining area, and TV a...Read more Canterbury Gardens reviews
Two of the features that were very appealing about Canterbury Gardens were that it was leased on a monthly basis, so we did not have to sign a yearlong contract, and also that two meals were being provided. The food is sort of basic. It is institutional food and my son is not exactly delighted with it, but at least the...Read more Canterbury Gardens reviews
In Aurora, the average cost of assisted living care is $4,700 per month, which is significantly higher than both the national and Colorado averages. At $5,000 per month, Boulder is the only major metropolitan area in Colorado that is more expensive than Aurora. Some of Colorado’s cities, such as Colorado Springs, are similarly priced to Aurora. However, many cities are significantly more affordable. In Grand Junction ($3,350) and Greeley ($3,350), seniors pay over $1,000 less per month for assisted living care than they do in Aurora.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Aurora, so data for the Denver, the closest major city, was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Many types of senior care services are available in Aurora, and the average monthly cost varies significantly based on the services a senior needs. Adult day health care, at an average of $1,625 per month, is just over one-third the price of assisted living care. The most expensive type of care in Aurora, nursing home care, costs an average of $8,365 per month.
Homemaker services are approximately the same price as assisted living care, while home health aides cost about $500 more per month. Seniors who choose either of these in-home care options should remember to consider other costs they may be responsible for if they remain at home, such as rent, food and home maintenance.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a public health insurance program that provides health coverage to various groups of low-income Americans. Pregnant women, people with disabilities, children or elderly adults may be eligible for Medicaid coverage. Each state administers its own Medicaid program, so the benefits available can vary throughout the country. Colorado’s Medicaid program is called Health First Colorado.
Health First Colorado members can receive services including primary care, emergency care, laboratory and X-ray, rehabilitation and dental. Members may need to pay a small co-payment for some services.
To qualify for Health First Colorado, seniors must meet the program’s financial requirements. The pretax annual income limit is $16,146 for a single senior and $21,892 for couples. Participants in Health First Colorado must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, legal aliens or permanent residents who live in Colorado.
Seniors can check eligibility and apply for coverage through the state’s Colorado Peak portal or apply in person by visiting the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services (DHS) office, which is located at
5334 South Prince Street in Littleton, Colorado. Alternately, seniors can complete a paper application and mail it to that address or call (800) 221-3943 to apply over the phone.
Elderly, Blind and Disabled Waiver
The Elderly, Blind and Disabled Waiver (EBD) is a Medicaid program that may help seniors pay for care in assisted living facilities. While this program doesn’t pay for room-and-board costs, it may cover personal care that is provided in assisted living facilities, which can be an out-of-pocket expense to seniors.
To qualify for this waiver program, seniors must:
Seniors who are already Health First Colorado members can apply for this waiver program by contacting their local Single Entry Point (SEP) agency. Colorado Access is the SEP agency that serves Aurora and the surrounding area, and it can be reached at (877) 710-9993. Seniors who are not Health First Colorado members need to apply for Medicaid coverage before they can be considered for the EBD waiver.
Seniors who need help applying for Medicaid or the waiver program can contact the Connect for Health Colorado Customer Service Center at (855) 752-6749.
Colorado Old Age Pension
Low-income seniors may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the Colorado Old Age Pension (OAP). Seniors who participate in this program receive a monthly financial supplement. The maximum payment is $771 per month, and any income a senior receives, such as SSI, will reduce the maximum payment. This program also provides limited medical care to seniors who don’t qualify for Medicaid coverage.
To qualify for this cash assistance program, seniors must be 60 years of age or older and have a low income. Seniors can apply for this program online through the Colorado Peak portal or in person at the Arapahoe County DHS office. For more information, call (303) 795-4400 to speak to a Arapahoe County DHS representative.
Optional State Supplementation
In Colorado, SSI recipients who live in assisted living facilities may be eligible to receive additional funding from the state. This funding, known as optional state supplementation (OSS), can help seniors pay for room-and-board costs.
The maximum OSS payment for a single senior is $551 per month. The maximum initial OSS payment for a couple is $1,489 per month. However, after the first month in an assisted living facility, couples are treated as two individuals and can receive up to $551 each.
To receive OSS, seniors must live in an approved assisted facility and be eligible for SSI payments. To learn more about this program, call the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
Seniors who live in assisted living facilities may be eligible to receive services through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This program provides customized health care and social services to participants in their homes or the PACE center, including a clinical exercise program, medication management, meals, computer access, transportation, bingo and Red Hat Society outings.
Some seniors are eligible to receive these services at no cost if they have Medicaid. Seniors with only Medicare or who aren’t eligible for Medicaid pay a monthly premium. The cost of PACE services is determined based on a senior’s income.
To participate in the PACE program, seniors must be 55 years of age or older. Contact Innovage Greater Colorado PACE, the PACE provider for Aurora, or call (888) 992-4464 to learn more about the program and apply for coverage.
Seniors who need support can visit one of the community assistance agencies in the Aurora area. The local AAA provides services, such as legal, case management and referrals to community resources. The Social Security office helps seniors navigate the Social Security benefits they may be eligible for.
Denver Regional Council of Government
1001 17th St, Ste 700, Denver, CO 80202
Area Agency on Aging for the Denver region
Aurora Social Security Office
14280 E Jewell Ave, Ste 250, Aurora, CO 80012
Aurora’s senior center offers a wide variety of programming for active seniors, including drop-in fitness classes, bingo games and crafting groups. Seniors can choose to purchase a membership to the center or pay daily drop-in fees.
Aurora Center for Active Adults
30 Del Mar Cir, Aurora, CO 80011
In Aurora, there are several Veterans Affairs resources that can provide assistance to seniors. The city’s VA hospital and two VA clinics provide medical care to eligible seniors. The regional benefit office, located in nearby Lakewood, helps connect seniors with VA benefits.
Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
1700 N Wheeling St, Aurora, CO 80045
14400 E Jewell Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
Aurora Outpatient Clinic
13701 E Mississippi Ave, Ste 200, Aurora, CO 80012
Denver Regional Benefit Office
155 Van Gordon St, Lakewood, CO 80228
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