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Cost of Colorado Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Colorado is $3,750 per month.

The monthly base rate for Colorado assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Colorado is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Colorado. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Utah$3,000
Oklahoma$3,345
Arizona$3,420
New Mexico$3,500
U.S.$3,600
Nebraska$3,628
Colorado$3,750
Wyoming$3,900
Kansas$4,188

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Colorado Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Colorado require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Colorado may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Colorado. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Colorado. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Colorado probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Colorado - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Colorado?
    Colorado will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Colorado requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Colorado.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Colorado for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Colorado Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at colorado.gov.

Helpful Colorado Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Colorado? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Colorado licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Public Health and Environment
healthfacilities.info
(303) 692-2836
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Colorado? Your local Colorado long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People of Colorado
thelegalcenter.org
Local: (303) 722-0300
Local TDD: (303) 722-3619
Tollfree: (800) 288-1376
Are you aware of all the Colorado health-based programs available to you? Your Colorado Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
cdphe.state.co.us
Local: (303) 692-2000
Local TDD: (303) 691-7700
Tollfree: (800) 886-7689
Are you familiar with the Colorado Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Colorado AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Colorado regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Colorado AAA below:

Northeastern Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Fort Morgan, CO
(970) 867-9409
Larimer County Office on Aging
Fort Collins, CO
(970) 498-7750
Weld County Area Agency on Aging
Greeley, CO
(970) 346-6950
Denver Regional Council of Governments
Denver, CO
(303) 455-1000
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
Boulder, CO
(303) 441-3570
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 471-7080
East Central Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Stratton, CO
(719) 348-5562
Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging
La Junta, CO
(719) 383-3166
Pueblo Area Agency on Aging
Pueblo, CO
(719) 583-6120
South Central Colorado Seniors
Alamosa, CO
(719) 589-4511
San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging
Pagosa Springs, CO
(970) 264-0501
Region 10 Area Agency on Aging
Montrose, CO
(970) 249-2436
Northwest Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Grand Junction, CO
(970) 248-2717
Alpine Area Agency on Aging
Silverthorne, CO
(970) 468-0295
Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging
Salida, CO
(719) 539-3341
South Central Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Trinidad, CO
(719) 845-1133

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