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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,000 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 2 assisted living facilities in Broomfield and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Broomfield, CO
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Sunrise at FlatIrons was very nice and it was fairly new. They had a lot of good activities for the residents. It was a beautiful place. There were 4 or 5 levels including memory care, assisted living andindependent. It’s a pretty good-sized place. They have a physical therapy room and a huge nice dining room.Read more Sunrise at FlatIrons reviews
Sunrise at FlatIrons was very nice. The independent living area was beautiful. The rooms were not that large at 950 square feet. They looked beautiful and had garages available, but you would pay extra for those. The food was delicious, and they had a beautiful dining room. The people were very friendly.Read more Sunrise at FlatIrons reviews
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We really like Sunrise at FlatIrons. It has both independent and assisted living. Once the parents are not able to continue with independent living, we only have to move across the hall to the assisted living part. They have rooms where you can do activities and a full range of activities available. The independent liv...Read more Sunrise at FlatIrons reviews
My father was in Sunrise at Flatirons. It was pretty good, but they lied to us when they said he could use the gym. He had to have someone with him when he used the gym. They were really nice and it was a beautiful facility, but the con was we ended up having to pay for someone to be with my dad -- almost like a babysi...Read more Sunrise at FlatIrons reviews
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Broomfield, as reported in Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care survey, is $5,000. Compared to the national and state average costs of $4,000, the price in Broomfield proves much more expensive and is the highest in Colorado. The average costs of assisted living in Colorado Springs ($4,875) and the Denver area ($4,700) are slightly less, while seniors in cities including Fort Collins ($3,950), Greeley ($3,670) and Grand Junction ($3,350) enjoy significantly lower costs.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Broomfield, so data for the closest city, Boulder, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
While assisted living average costs are already high in Broomfield compared to costs in the rest of the state, full-time, the skilled nursing home care average cost is much more expensive at $9,343 per month. Home health care services, including home health aides and homemaker services, cost over $300 more per month than assisted living. Additionally, these rates don’t include expenses that are rolled into assisted living care costs, such as rent, meals and home maintenance. The least expensive option for senior care in the city is adult day health care ($1,463), where seniors receive services at a center during daytime hours often in addition to care received at home.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Colorado’s Medicaid program is called Health First Colorado and provides low-cost or free health care services to qualified individuals across the state.
Benefits of Health First Colorado include:
Individuals and married couples aged 65 and over who are interested in enrolling in Health First Colorado must have a monthly income of no more than $771 for an individual and $1,157 per couple, and assets must be less than $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 per couple.
To apply, seniors can complete the online application, call (800) 221-3943 or visit the Broomfield County Department of Health and Human Services in person at 100 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020.
Broomfield County residents may also complete a paper application and mail it to the Broomfield Department of Health and Human Services at the address above.
A Colorado Medicaid waiver also exists for people with disabilities and seniors over age 65 who wish to live in an assisted living home.
Elderly, Blind & Disabled Waiver
Senior Medicaid recipients in Broomfield may be able to receive services in an alternative care facility through the Elderly, Blind and Disabled waiver. The EBD waiver is designed to provide assistance to seniors aged 65 and older who are blind or have a functional impairment. Those under age 65 may also qualify if they have HIV, AIDS or a disability that requires caregiver assistance to live in the community.
Additionally, individuals interested in enrolling must meet certain income and asset criteria:
EBD recipients receive Health First Colorado benefits and also have access to the following services:
To apply for the EBD waiver, those already enrolled in Health First Colorado should contact their Broomfield Single Entry Point Agency, Adult Care Management, Inc. in Lafayette, at (303) 439-7011. Those who aren’t yet enrolled in Health First Colorado should apply.
Note: The EBD waiver isn’t an entitlement program, those who are eligible may be placed on a waiting list to receive services.
Old Age Pension
Broomfield residents ages 60 and older may be eligible to receive financial support and medical benefits through Colorado’s Old Age Pension program.
To receive OAP, applicants may also need to apply for Social Security benefits. Individuals over age 65 must apply if they earn less than the maximum SSI limit of $771.
OAP payments combined with other income sources, such as Social Security, may total up to $809 per month.
To apply for OAP, Broomfield County residents can complete an online application or call (720) 887-2295.
Veterans Aid and Attendance
The federal Veterans Aid and Attendance program may provide eligible Broomfield veterans or their surviving spouses with financial compensation in addition to their monthly pension. To qualify, an individual must experience limitations due to a disability or require assistance with daily activities of living.
Those interested in enrolling should meet at least one of the below criteria:
To apply for A&A, qualified individuals should create a written report including evidence of their disability with details, such as mobility levels, difficulties and daily habits. They can mail this report to the St. Paul VA Regional Office at:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: St. Paul Pension Center
P.O. Box 5365
Janesville, WI 53547-5365
Applicants may also visit the Denver Regional Benefits Office in person at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 155 Van Gordon St., Lakewood, CO 80228 or call (800) 827-1000.
Elderlife Financial Bridge Loans
A specific type of loan known as a bridge loan may provide Broomfield seniors of any age with a short-term solution to pay for care in an assisted living facility. Offered through Elderlife Financial, these loans offer a line of credit with distribution for up to 12 months and can be used for room and board at a senior living facility of one’s choice, moving costs or other related fees.
Because these low-interest loans are only meant to last up to one year, seniors interested in applying should have a long-term financial plan in place. To make their approval determination, Elderlife uses financial data including the combined credit scores of all co-applicants as well as the individual’s income and asset information.
With its simple application, the loan approval process can be completed in as little as 24 hours. Individuals can apply online or call Elderlife at (888) 228-4500.
Broomfield area senior centers provide seniors with resources, including wellness support groups, low-cost meals and nutrition programs, fun organized outings and social events.
Broomfield Senior Center
280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020
Louisville Recreation and Senior Center
900 Via Appia Way, Louisville, CO 80027
Lafayette Senior Citizens Center
103 Iowa Ave., Lafayette, CO 80026
Resources provided to area veterans and surviving spouses through the Veterans Service Office and Boulder Vet Center include bereavement and burial services, medical treatment assistance, counseling and help filing for benefits.
Veterans Service Office
100 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020
Boulder Vet Center
4999 Pearl East Circle, Ste. 106, Boulder, CO 80301
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