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37 Assisted Living Communities in Larimer County, Colorado

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 37 Assisted Living Communities in Larimer County and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Larimer County, CO

  • Assisted Living: $3,950
  • Nursing Home Care: $8,197
  • In-home Care: $4,887
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,560

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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Larimer County

Cindy

5

May 25, 2021

I visited this facility

Parkwood Estates was nice, but they're way out of our price range. The staff was wonderful and friendly. They do arts and crafts and puzzles, and they have an open kitchen for all residents to use. Also, it wasn't enough square footage for my friend, as far as the apartment went. It's a very, very nice senior living facility, and the grounds were beautiful.

Foster

5

March 5, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother has been in Brookdale Fort Collins for three weeks now. So far, it's been great. They're very sweet and friendly people. My mom's apartment is nice and clean, and she likes it. Communication has been great. I don't have any complaints at all. I haven't really been able to spend time there because of Covid. My mom really likes the food.

Kimberly

5

January 18, 2020

I visited this facility

Brookdale Fort Collins was really nice. The residents seemed very comfortable there, out and about, and in and around. Everybody seemed generally happy, and the staff was very helpful. The rooms were nice, and most rooms had a little kitchenette. They had a lot of activity rooms, a sunroom where you can go out and sit without being outside, game rooms, and music room, and it's all open. It's encouraging because it's not closed off, and there were no doors in any of the activity rooms. You can just go in and participate if you want to. The dining room was beautiful. The facility was big and spread out over a bigger area and there were many hallways, and it's too big for my mom because she can't get around that well.

Linda

4

May 20, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My sister has gone into Parkwood Estates. The staff is very professional and compassionate. Lots of their activities are in-house but there are options to get out. They're a nice variety of activities. The room is well-kept, roomy, adequate, and it will meet my sister's needs. They have a library, a game room, and an entertainment area. They have guest speakers come in, and they do church services in the property. One nice amenity they provide is transportation. They have on property van to provide transportation to doctor's appointments.

Jody

5

April 12, 2019

I visited this facility

Parkwood Estates was very pleasant, clean, friendly, very organized, and they had a lot of activities. The lunch we had was good. There was a lot of bubbly conversation going on and the people seemed very happy. It was a very pleasant atmosphere. They had a bus to take people places, a little beauty salon, cards, puzzles, and board games. The staff was very friendly, very pleasant, very helpful, and answered questions that we had. It's independent living, so people can come and go. It's almost like an apartment. It was a little older outside, but it was clean and well kept, and the rooms were nice.

Charles

4

March 28, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We moved my mom at Parkwood Estates. It's a nice place and not too large, and the people are incredibly friendly. It's well-kept, they have activities all day and they provide 3 meals. It's just a nicely self-contained retirement home, plus the location is good. They have church services, they have a shuttle to take the residents to the grocery store 2 to 3 times a week and then you can make appointments or book a trip for other things. They have a staff come and clean once a week and they have a linen service. We ate there, it was just a salad but they give you choices and it was pretty well-balanced. And the dining room is really nice.

Erica

5

January 6, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Sugar Valley Estates is a wonderful place. I have no doubts about the care and the quality of life that my mom and all the other residents have. They're all very happy and very engaged. She loves it and would never go back to living on her own ever again. They have sing-alongs, trivia, bingo, and a knitting club. There are quite a bit of activities for people and sometimes you see the residents sitting and relaxing in the atrium and conversing with one another. There's always something happening and those who work there are very attentive. Her room is a pretty standard one-bedroom, one-bath, with a living room, balcony, and a small kitchenette, and her view faces the mountains, so it's perfect. It's very sunny, very open, and very airy. The food is excellent, but sometimes it's not very flavorful, which they have to do for the residents.

Harry

4

December 27, 2018

I visited this facility

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. They also had group activities and exercises.

Harry

3

December 27, 2018

I visited this facility

I didn't like Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care. It was dark and seemed depressing to me. The food smelled good, though, and they had activities like gardening, exercise, typical things people can do. The pricing is fairly typical and not anything out of the ordinary than the other folks charge. It's very comparable to what I saw. The lady who gave me the tour was nice, had lots of information, and knew the answers to the questions I had.

Map of Larimer County, Colorado

Assisted Living Costs in Larimer County

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. 

Larimer County/Fort Collins Area

$3,950

National Average

$4,000

State Average

$4,000

Greeley

$3,670

Boulder

$5,000

Denver

$4,700

Pueblo

$4,000

Grand Junction

$3,350

Colorado Springs

$4,875

Care Cost Comparison

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

Assisted Living

$3,950

Homemaker Services

$4,887

Home Health Aide

$4,982

Adult Day Health Services

$1,560

Nursing Home Care

$8,197

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Larimer County

Medicaid in Colorado

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: 

  • Adult day health care
  • In-home personal care
  • Medication reminders
  • A medical alert system
  • Nonmedical transportation
  • Respite care
  • Placement in an alternative care facility (participants pay the room and board portion of monthly care costs) 


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. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

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. 

For more information, contact Larimer County Human Services at (970) 498-7750 or complete an online application through Colorado PEAK

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. 

Senior Center

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
(970) 221-6644

Veterans Resources

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
(970) 498-7390

Fort Collins VA Clinic
2509 Research Blvd., Fort Collins, CO 80526-8108
(970) 224-1550

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