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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,950 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 10 assisted living facilities in Larimer County and 13 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Larimer County, CO
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Turnberry Place is a smaller assisted living home offering an alternative to larger facilities with a more "homelike" feel. Our philosophy is based on individualism and family values. Families of our residents become our family as well. We also believe…
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Brookdale was a good facility, and was very adequate. The staff was very friendly, and very informative. The person who showed me around was very knowledgeable, helpful, gave me everything I needed, and showed me everything I needed to see. The rooms were medium-sized, clean, easily accessible, and well-arranged for a ...Read more Brookdale Fort Collins reviews
Brookdale Fort Collins was bright and had a lot of activities going on. The staff seemed to be caring and engaged with the residents. There seem to be ample room. One of the things that my wife would be interested in is they had a garden area and work benches set up. People could use small tools to keep themselves busy...Read more Brookdale Fort Collins reviews
MacKenzie Place was in line with what we are expecting. You do not have to be in assisted living to start living there, and you can move into assisted living, and stay in the same apartment. That was one thing that struck me. You do need to get our meals in the facility, and they offer three meals a day. They have game...Read more MacKenzie Place Fort Collins reviews
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Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study shows that the average monthly cost of assisted living in Larimer County is $3,950, which is $50 below the state and national averages. Prices are lower in neighboring Greeley ($3,670) and higher to the south in Boulder ($5,000), which has the most expensive assisted living in the state.
To the north, assisted living costs in Cheyenne, WY are $4,610, while prices are significantly lower along Colorado’s western border in Grand Junction ($3,350).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Larimer County, so data for Fort Collins, the county seat, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
At $8,197 per month, the average cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home in Larimer County is more than double the cost of assisted living. Although both services include room and board, nursing home facilities also provide skilled nursing care to residents who have complex medical needs.
In-home care from a homemaker or home health aide costs close $1,000 more than assisted living. Seniors who are weighing their care options should also consider that in-home care costs are in addition to regular day-to-day living expenses, which can make the total monthly cost significantly more than assisted living.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Health First Colorado is the state Medicaid program that provides low-income individuals with free health care coverage for various services, including inpatient and outpatient hospital care, doctor visits, X-rays and lab tests and nursing home care.
To qualify for long-term Health First Colorado coverage with access to home and community-based waiver services, seniors must earn no more than $2,313 per month and own no more than $2,000 worth of countable assets. Couples applying together can earn up to $4,626 per month and own up to $3,000 in joint assets.
Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or hold a qualifying immigration status; have a valid Social Security number; live in Colorado full time; and require the level of care normally offered in a nursing home.
Elderly, Blind and Disabled Waiver
Seniors aged 65 and older who have a permanent functional impairment or are blind and require a nursing home level of care may be eligible for enrollment in the Elderly, Blind and Disabled waiver.
This home and community-based Medicaid waiver funds enhanced services that allow frail seniors to remain in a noninstitutional setting, such as assisted living.
To qualify, seniors must meet the financial criteria for Health First Colorado coverage and be able to safely live in the community with the supports available through the EBD waiver. These supports and services are assigned based on medical need and may include:
For more information on Health First Colorado and the Elderly, Blind and Disabled waiver, contact the Larimer County Department of Human Services at (970) 498-6300.
Colorado Old Age Pension
Seniors aged 60 and older may qualify for the state-sponsored Old Age Pension, a financial assistance program designed to provide a basic minimum income to those who have few resources and little to no income.
To qualify, seniors must have an income at or below the federal Supplemental Security Income rate and own no more than $2,000 worth of countable assets. Seniors must also apply for SSI if they’re eligible, and monthly OAP benefits are based on the applicant’s current income.
Elderlife Financial Senior Living Bridge Loan
Seniors who have a good credit score and require access to cash to finance a move into assisted living may be eligible for an assisted living bridge loan from Elderlife Financial.
This 12-month loan is designed for seniors who are selling their home, liquidating investments or waiting for benefits to begin to raise funds for their care.
The bridge loan is set up as a line of credit, therefore, borrowers only need to pay interest on the portion of the loan they actually use. Money can be sent directly from the lender to the assisted living community, and the loan can be paid off at any time without penalty.
Applications can be processed over the phone or online, and up to six people can be listed on the loan to disperse assisted living costs among family members.
For more information, contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500.
The Fort Collins senior center is open daily to seniors aged 50 or older. Programs include fitness classes, art lessons, drop-in card games and group trips to local attractions. The center is equipped with a swimming pool, library, kitchen, walking track and billiards room.
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80526
The Larimer County Veterans Service Office provides information and advocacy services to veterans, survivors and dependents. Staff can help vets file benefit claims, learn about entitlements and arrange transportation to VA medical appointments.
Outpatient VA health services, including primary care, physical and occupational therapy, audiology and mental health counseling is provided at the Fort Collins VA Clinic.
Larimer County Veterans Service Office
200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190
Fort Collins VA Clinic
2509 Research Blvd., Fort Collins, CO 80526-8108
Seniors qualify for discounted fares on FLEX, the express transit service connecting Larimer County with Loveland, Longmont and Boulder. Seniors are also eligible for discounted fares on Transfort, the Fort Collins public transit system.
The Food Bank for Larimer County operates a low-cost communal meal program for seniors aged 60 and older at multiple locations throughout the county. The Food Bank also distributes supplemental groceries to seniors through the Senior Food Box Program.
Food Bank for Larimer County
5706 Wright Dr., Loveland, CO 80538
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