26 Assisted Living Communities in Littleton, Colorado
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 Communities in Littleton and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Littleton, CO
- Assisted Living: $4,700
- Nursing Home Care: $8,365
- In-home Care: $1,625
- Adult Day Health Services: $4,767
Assisted Living Facilities near Littleton, Colorado
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Littleton
5344 South Kipling Parkway, Littleton, CO 80127
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Littleton
June 30, 2023
My husband has been in Highland Place for three weeks. It didn't take long to see a staff that truly cares for its residents. They are very approachable and will go out of their way to accommodate the needs of your loved one. It really feels like a community of family and friends.
Mark caring son
March 17, 2022
My father had 2 bad falls there. One broken femur and another shortly thereafter which required a trip and a stay in the emergency Room The doctor at the E Room reported he was very dehydrated and under weight HE WENT FROM THE HOSPITAL TO HOSPICE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM THE STAff seemed lazy and seemed to do the minimum amount of general care WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MAINTENANCE AND HANDY MAN STAFF
November 21, 2021
My dad moved here in January, 2021, during the COVID lockdown. He fell in February, 2021 and was hospitalized and in a rehab facility for some time after that. He died at the end of May, 2021. I think the caregivers here took advantage of the fact that family members could not visit during lockdown. Our family does not believe that he was treated kindly or with compassion with a number of the staff. A staff member said hateful and unkind things about him (at the time that he was in the late stages of dementia) to my mother which then caused her great distress. She did not feel comfortable sharing her concerns with management out of fear that they would retaliate against my dad. They lost his hearing aids, and then found them again, four months after his death (and four months after we were charged $700 for a cleaning fee). I wouldn\'t recommend this facility to anyone. His time here was a time of great hardship on my family. Also this place charges a small fortune and someone is getting rich and it\'s not the day-to-day caregivers. The best thing I have to say about it is that it didn\'t smell bad.
October 4, 2018
Concordia on the lake is nice are superior to any facility and its price range. Nope, they do not serve meals but, they have so nice size kitchens with washer and dryer in every apartment. Events? I do not think and a complex in the area comes close to providing half of what Concordia does. Maintenance inside or outside cannot be beat. Look at all the other places first then, go to Concordia and I bet your decision will be made. That's what I did can't make my mind up, went to Concordia and signed up immediately.m
September 8, 2017
Brookdale Littleton was a small community and all on one level. The staff was friendly and efficient but still new. They also had a nice interior garden. The rooms were more of a sitting room plus bedroom, which was nice. They had programs for the residents. I wish they had more personalized care. They were within our price range, but they also added on charges that were unnecessary, so it felt like their evaluation was flawed.
August 22, 2017
I liked Sunrise a lot, but it's old. They're going to replace the carpet and do other renovations, but I did not want my in-laws living somewhere like that. The rooms were fine.
Map of Littleton, Colorado
Assisted Living Costs in Littleton
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, monthly rates for assisted living in Littleton average $4,700, which is notably higher than the shared state and national averages of $4,000. There are just two cities in Colorado where costs are higher: nearby Colorado Springs ($4,875) and Boulder ($5,000).
Prices drop considerably just a short distance away in Pueblo ($4,000), Fort Collins ($3,950) and Greeley ($3,670). The most distant surveyed city, Grand Junction, has the state’s lowest assisted living cost of $3,350 per month.
Note: Data for senior care costs in Littleton wasn’t available, so data for the nearby city of Denver was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Care Cost Comparison
When comparing care options in Littleton, seniors need to consider the reasons why rates differ so drastically, such as the setting, level of care provided and whether skilled services are offered. Nursing homes and assisted living communities provide care in a residential setting, but nursing homes cost over $3,600 more per month due to the higher level of skilled care and services they offer. Those comparing assisted living and in-home care should remember to factor in the value of room and board typically included in assisted living fees. Homemaker and home health aide services appear to be only marginally more expensive than assisted living, but these rates are for services only, so seniors still have to pay day-to-day expenses, such as food, upkeep, property taxes and utilities.
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Littleton
Medicaid in Colorado
Medicaid, a jointly funded collaboration between the federal and state governments, provides free or low-cost public health insurance coverage to over 72 million children, pregnant women and disabled, blind and elderly people across the nation.
In Colorado, Medicaid is called Health First Colorado and administered by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The program covers a number of valuable health care services for eligible state residents, including doctor and specialist visits, emergency room services, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, preventive services, institutional nursing home care and minimal in-home care services.
To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care coverage in Colorado, applicants must be U.S. citizens or qualifying noncitizens and meet the following financial limitations:
- A monthly income of less than $2,313 and up to $2,000 in assets if single
- A maximum of $4,626 in monthly income and up to $4,000 in assets if married and both spouses apply
While income from every source counts, some assets are exempt, such as an applicant’s main home, one automobile, household furnishings and personal effects. If only one spouse of a married couple applies, the non-applicant’s monthly income is exempt. Additionally, up to $3,160.50 of the applicant’s monthly income and $136,420 of the couple’s joint assets also may be excluded as spousal allowances for the non-applicant individual.
Seniors may also be able to reduce their income to the necessary limit through a Qualified Income Trust. The applicant’s excess monthly income gets deposited into an irrevocable trust, and it no longer counts toward the eligibility limit. Deposited funds may only be used for specific medical and long-term care expenses.
Littleton seniors can apply for Health First Colorado coverage online, by calling (800) 221-3943 or in person at the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services office located at 1690 W. Littleton Blvd.
Elderly, Blind and Disabled Waiver
Health First Colorado doesn’t cover care in an assisted living facility as an entitlement, but it does offer the Elderly, Blind and Disabled waiver to provide seniors with an alternative to nursing home care.
To qualify for the EBD program, Littleton residents must:
- Meet Colorado Medicaid’s income and asset eligibility requirements
- Be aged 65 or older and have a significant functional impairment
- Be aged 18 to 64 and blind or disabled
- Require long-term support services comparable to those provided in a nursing home
Those approved for the waiver must pay the room-and-board portion of their assisted living fees. The program covers the cost of some services and supports provided by the facility, such as assistance with activities of daily living and housekeeping services. Those enrolled in the EBD waiver program also receive Health First Colorado coverage for medical services.
The waiver program is subject to statewide enrollment caps, so qualified seniors may be placed on a waiting list until a slot becomes available.
To learn more about the EBD waiver or begin the application process, Littleton residents should contact Colorado Access at (877) 710-9993.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Colorado Old Age Pension
The state of Colorado offers an Old Age Pension program to aid residents aged 60 and older who have little income and few assets. To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens or qualified noncitizens who’ve lived in the U.S. for a minimum of five years. Additionally, applicants must have a monthly income of less than $809 and total assets valued at less than $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for married couples.
Those approved for the pension may receive up to $809 per month or a total of $9,709 per year. The amount received may be lower or vary from month to month depending on the recipient’s other sources of income.
To apply for OAP benefits, Littleton seniors can visit the Arapahoe County DHS office at 1690 W. Littleton Blvd. or call (303) 636-1130.
Optional State Supplementation
Littleton seniors and disabled adults who receive or are eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits from the Social Security Administration may also qualify for a monthly top-up payment through the Colorado Optional State Supplementation program.
While the exact amount provided depends on an applicant’s living arrangement, marital status and total monthly income, the Colorado OSS payment may be as high as $551 for single people and up to $1,489 for married couples.
To learn more about the OSS program or apply, seniors should contact the local Arapahoe County DHS office at (303) 636-1130.
Assisted Living Resources in Littleton
Littleton veterans can get help filing applications for VA pensions and benefits at the Arapahoe County Veterans Service office and access primary care, referrals for specialty care, physical therapy, audiology, radiology and lab services at the VA clinic in nearby Golden.
Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office
1690 W. Littleton Blvd., Ste. 110, Littleton, CO 80120
Golden VA Clinic
1020 Johnson Rd., Golden, CO 80401
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