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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 26 assisted living facilities in Denver and 30 in surrounding areas.
Set on four acres of landscaped grounds and close to ample shopping and a large park, Brookdale Roslyn is a warm community that provides assisted living and Alzheimer’s care.
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Denver-area seniors seeking an affordable, independent lifestyle that includes the peace of mind that comes with the availability of a supportive services, Springbrooke is the place to call home.
Set in a peaceful residential neighborhood of Denver, Sunrise at Pinehurst is a community offering assisted living, Alzheimer's and hospice care with the personal touch.
Sunrise of Cherry Creek, minutes from downtown Denver, provides exceptional assisted living, memory care and hospice care tailored to the needs of our senior residents.
Nestled in the heart of Denver close to restaurants, shopping and parks, Brookdale University Park offers residents everything they need to live a carefree, vibrant lifestyle.
Close to several parks, Brookdale Highline in Denver is a welcoming assisted living community that provides exceptional care and many recreational activities for its residents.
A compassionate, caring senior community, Denver’s Brookdale Parkplace offers independent living, personalized assisted living, and Alzheimer's and dementia care for seniors.
There are literally thousands of senior living communities in the United States. So it’s no small chore finding one that’s right for you. And we truly believe after you’ve done all your homework, Balfour will be on the top of…
Because of our years of experience in caring for seniors, Abby’s Assisted Living Hutchinson Hills has earned the trust of families when they are seeking supportive services or memory care for their loved one.
Because of our years of experience in caring for seniors, Abby’s Assisted Living has earned the trust of families when they are seeking supportive services or memory care for their loved one.
At Alternative Care Homes, our goal is to provide our residents with the best in senior living. Our high quality care and dedicated staff ensure that the health needs of all our residents are supported at a high level. We…
Assisted Living at Mayfair is a licensed residential assisted living residence for elderly seniors needing help with daily activities in Denver CO. Assisted Living at Mayfair works with the elderly that have various care needs such as medication management, meals…
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth provides independent living apartments for residents who are able to live on their own with little or no assistance with the activities of daily living. Independent living is available in the West Tower. Apartment choices…
This brand new Community, opening early 2020, Solera Cherry Creek stands apart due to our unwavering commitment to excellence in every aspect of the operation: our team members, our culinary arts, our enriching programs, and our sophisticated designs and amenities.…
Jewell Assisted Living is a licensed residential assisted living residence for elderly seniors needing help with daily activities in Denver CO. Jewell Assisted Living works with the elderly that have various care needs such as medication management, meals and snacks,…
From the moment you walk in the door, it becomes clear that something is different at The Argyle, where we offer affordable assisted living for our residents. This is where happiness comes to life.
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Brookdale Mountain View, located in Denver, helps seniors enjoy life to the fullest, with a range of independent living, personalized assisted living and skilled nursing care.
Brookdale Denver Tech Center provides a comfortable, caring and secure community offering options for seniors with assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care needs.
Families will experience peace of mind knowing their loved one will live surrounded by friends and have supportive services close at hand when joining HighPointe Assisted Living & Memory Care.
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Whether you are looking for an independent lifestyle that is free from the hassle of home ownership or assisted living services, Lowry Park can accommodate your needs!
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Be at the center of it all! The proximity of Belleview Station (the oh-so-clever source of our name) on Denver's light-rail system puts choices galore right at your doorstep. The town center itself has many fun shops and restaurants for…
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A picturesque campus and entertainment of Denver make Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community the ideal community for retirees who want the best of big-city living.
Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, Five Star Residences of 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,…
Brookdale Highline is an assisted living facility. They are focused on providing residents with innovative solutions. The most notable include: a restaurant style dining experience, medication / daily living assistance and an assortment of activities. The biggest drawback is the smaller living space in comparison wi...Read more Brookdale Highline reviews
I was most impressed with The Argyle. I liked the location. It was like a community with lots of stores and that sort of thing. Also, I liked the fact that it's really quite old and I really liked the architecture of it. I also liked the people that were staying there. I would love staying there myself and maybe someda...Read more The Argyle reviews
We chose The Argyle for my mom because of the location, atmosphere, and the good staff. They're very friendly and compassionate. It also has an assisted living and enhanced assisted living, so if there's a little more need than just the regular assisted living, you don't have to go into a nursing home. There are stages...Read more The Argyle reviews
The tour at The Argyle was a good experience. They do cover Medicaid. The community was very good and very clean. The gentleman I spoke with was very helpful. The people were very knowledgeable and helpful. We did see a studio, it was not spacious, but it was adequate for one person. They serve three meals a day. Their...Read more The Argyle reviews
The Village at Lowry is focused on meeting the needs of residents who require assisted living and memory care services. They offer a number of different amenities to include: an assortment of temperature controlled rooms, a beauty shop, fitness center, library, chapel and different outings. Everyone receives specialize...Read more Brookdale Lowry reviews
The average cost of assisted living in Denver is around $4,700 per month, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. That’s higher than the average for the state of Colorado, which is $4,000 per month. In fact, only two other major metro areas in Colorado have a higher average monthly cost for assisted living: Boulder, which has an average of $5,000 per month, and Colorado Springs, which has an average of $4,875 per month.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart:
The type of care a senior needs greatly impacts total cost. For example, in Denver, an individual who is able to care for many of their own daily needs in an assisted living facility will incur, on average, around $3,600 less expenses, as opposed to someone who needs a higher level of medical services and care that requires a nursing home.
Regular professional care in the home is slightly more expensive in the Denver area than assisted living facility costs. Homemaker services and home health aide services cost between $804 and $6,516 more per year versus the cost of living in the comfort and safety of an assisted living facility. It’s also important to note that the costs of assisted living tend to cover most living expenses, including meals and rent. The costs of in-home services only cover the care, not the expenses associated with the upkeep of a home, eating or transportation.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Colorado’s Medicaid program is called Health First Colorado. It pays for a variety of medical services, including various home health or nursing home expenses, for individuals that meet income requirements. Adults up to age 65 must meet MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) guidelines. The guidelines for Colorado’s Medicaid program as of April 2018 for a family of one person between the ages of 18 and 65 is $1,346 per month. For a senior couple within those age ranges, the MAGI requirement is $1,825 per month.
After age 65, individuals usually switch to the federally provided Medicare program as their primary health coverage, but you may still qualify for Medicaid as your secondary insurance. Individuals who didn’t pay enough into the Medicare system over the years to get Medicare Part A without a premium may also be able to qualify for Colorado’s Medicare Savings Plan, which is a Medicaid program that helps to cover the cost of Medicare premiums.
Both Medicare and Medicaid provide coverage for some long-term care provisions and services that might be available in an assisted living facility. However, Colorado Medicaid doesn’t specifically cover assisted living costs outside of waiver programs. You can apply for Health First Colorado in a number of ways, including online, in person at local application sites, via a printed application in the mail and by calling 1-800-221-3943/State Relay: 711.
Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
To qualify for PACE benefits under Health First Colorado, Seniors must be at least 55 years old and able to live safely in a community setting. They also have to meet some medical service requirements and live in a PACE area. Denver and the surrounding county are within the PACE area. PACE helps cover a range of services for older adults, including dentistry, optometry, durable medical equipment, transportation for medical appointments, caregiver education and respite care. Some of these benefits can be used while in an assisted living facility.
To qualify for PACE, seniors first have to apply for and receive Medicaid benefits under Health First Colorado.
Home and Community-Based Services Waivers
Colorado also offers various home and community-based waivers to assist with additional points of care. One of them is the Elderly, Blind, & Disabled Waiver, which is available to qualifying adults with specific disabilities. Those age 18 to 64 must have an HIV or AIDs diagnosis, be blind or have a physical disability to qualify for this benefit. Individuals age 65 and older can qualify for this waiver if they have a significant impairment in function as determined by medical professionals.
The financial requirements for this program requires individuals to demonstrate an income less than three times the amount that federal SSI is paying each month, and seniors must have countable assets (or resources, such as cash savings) of less than $2,000 if single or $3,000 for married couples.
This waiver can help pay for a variety of services including, but not limited to, adult day services, homemaker services, modifications to homes, alternative care services, transportation (not just for medical purposes), personal care services and respite care. These benefits can be used while seniors are in an assisted living facility to cover these types of costs.
After applying for Colorado Medicaid, you can contact your Single Entry Point agency to apply for these waivers. The office that serves the Denver area is located at 11100 Bethany Drive, Aurora, CO, 80014, or call the office at (877) 710-9993.
Area Agencies on Aging, or AAAs, provide information and assistance to seniors who live independently in their own homes or in some senior living communities. AAAs may be able to provide help seeking funding for care, finding resources that are available locally or connecting with service providers.
Boulder County Aging Services Division & Helpline
3482 Boulder St., Boulder, CO 80306
Denver Regional Council of Governments, Area Agencies on Aging
1001 17th Street, Suite 107, Denver, CO 80202
Senior centers offer a variety of services and activities for older adults, including fitness, educational programs, social opportunities and assistance in looking for other beneficial services.
Barnum Senior Center
360 Hooker Street, Denver, CO 80219
Highland Senior Center
2880 Osceola Street, Denver, CO 80212
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Senior Center
915 E. 9th Avenue, Denver, CO 80219
Agencies across the Denver area provide seniors with a variety of education and learning resources, and they work on behalf of older adults for elder-friendly legislation, providing opportunities for seniors to get involved.
Colorado Senior Lobby
PO Box 102662, Denver, CO
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