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Find the Best Assisted Living Facilities in Denver, CO

If you or a loved one needs more help with daily care than family and friends can provide, an assisted living facility may be a good solution. Denver has many of these long-term care communities, so finding the right one can be difficult. We created this guide by comparing the local availability and reviews of 51 businesses and choosing nine favorites from the top assisted living facilities in Denver.

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Top 9 Denver Assisted Living Companies

Kavod Senior Life
  • Offers assisted living and independent living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Denver
  • kavodseniorlife.org
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Balfour Senior Living
  • Offers assisted and independent living and memory care
  • Five local facilities
  • Available in Denver, Stapleton, Littleton, Longmont and Louisville
  • balfourcare.com
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Pegasus Senior Living
  • Offers assisted living
  • Two local facilities
  • Available in Denver and select states
  • pegasusseniorliving.com
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Cherry Creek Retirement Village
  • Offers assisted living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Denver and Aurora
  • centurypa.com/senior-living/cherry-creek-retirement
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The Inn at Greenwood Village
  • Offers assisted living and short-term respite care
  • One local facility
  • Available in Denver and Greenwood Village
  • mbkseniorliving.com
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Atria Englewood
  • Offers assisted living and respite care
  • One local facility
  • Available in Denver and Englewood
  • atriaseniorliving.com
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Five Star Residences of Dayton Place
  • Offers assisted and independent living and memory care
  • One local facility
  • Available in Denver and nationwide
  • fivestarseniorliving.com
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The Gardens at St. Elizabeth
  • Offers assisted living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Denver and select states
  • homeishere.org
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Dorothy’s Soft Touch
  • Offers assisted living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Denver and Aurora
  • dorothysofttouch.org
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What to consider about assisted living in Denver

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Assisted living facilities in Denver all provide the following services:

  • Room and board
  • Personal services, including assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing) and medication management
  • Protective oversight
  • Social care
  • Regular supervision that’s available 24 hours per day

All assisted living residences in Denver must be licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. A dashboard on the department’s website allows you to see the results of facility inspections and any citations.

Before choosing an assisted living community in Denver, you should tour as many licensed facilities as possible. Here are questions to keep in mind as you make your visit:

  • What is the care planning process? How does the assisted living facility determine the personal needs of each resident? Who is involved in the process?
  • What is the environment like? Is it safe? Are the bedrooms and bathrooms private or shared? Is the floor plan good for your or your loved one’s mobility and needs? Are shared spaces clean?
  • What personal services does the facility provide for its residents?
  • What is the staff like? How many staff members are there, what are their positions and what is their training? What is the ratio of staff to residents?
  • Will you or your loved one like the food? Can the facility accommodate any special dietary restrictions or preferences?
  • What types of activities and amenities are available? Is there a calendar of activities you can see? Are there outings for residents? Are the amenities what you’re looking for?
  • What are the terms of the resident agreement? Will you or your loved one qualify for admission? What are the rules of the community?
  • What is the cost for assisted living? Are there upfront fees?

Besides visiting assisted living facilities in Denver, you can evaluate your options by reading reviews from residents’ family members and asking people you trust for recommendations.

How much does assisted living cost in Denver?

In Denver, the average cost of assisted living facilities ranges from $3,500 to $4,700 per month, with prices up to $7,000 per month or more for specialized care.

Factors that influence the cost of assisted living in Denver include the specific facility you choose, the level of care needed, the type of room and living arrangement and any other fees that are part of the resident agreement.

If you’re concerned about the monthly cost, talk to the representatives at each facility. Many communities can remove services to adjust the price to an affordable level. Some assisted living facilities offer discounts for veterans or payment plans to help with the cost of assisted living.

Denver assisted living FAQ

What is assisted living?

Assisted living communities offer 24-hour care and support for residents who need assistance with daily living activities. Facilities combine housing, personal care, and health and medical care.

Are assisted living facilities furnished in Denver?

Some assisted living facilities have furnished rooms, and some don’t. This is a great question to ask when you are touring an assisted living facility in Denver.

Are assisted living facilities licensed in Colorado?

Yes, assisted living facilities are licensed in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulates the licensing and operation of assisted living facilities.

What organizations support and protect older adults in Denver?

Many organizations support older Coloradans, including:

  • Seniors’ Resource Center works to enhance quality of life, dignity and independence of Denver’s older adults and caregivers by providing a variety of resources.
  • Colorado Gerontological Society provides information, advocacy and assistance to older adults in the state.
  • Senior Support Services is a day center in Denver for hungry and homeless older adults. It provides meals, internet, transportation and access to health screenings and financial counseling.

Denver assisted living community information

Kavod Senior Life

Kavod Senior Life offers different levels of care for residents’ specific needs. Amenities include three living unit sizes, all-inclusive pricing and a minimum or five wellness checks per day. The community is focused on serving low-income seniors, so it offers competitive pricing. An online application is available. Kavod Senior Life is located at 22 S. Adams St., Denver, CO 80209.

Kavod Senior Life

Balfour Senior Living

Balfour Senior Living specializes in providing daily living assistance while letting residents maintain as much independence as possible. Amenities include being close to parks, 24-hour medical care and support, concierge services and more than 200 planned activities per month. The downtown Denver community is located at 1500 Little Raven St., Denver, CO 80202.

Balfour Senior Living

Pegasus Senior Living

Pegasus Senior Living offers assisted living at The Courtyards at Mountain View and Belleview Suites at DTC, with individualized care plans for a level of care tailored to the resident. Amenities include three meals a day, transportation services, assistance setting appointments, medication management and routine wellness monitoring. The Courtyards at Mountain View is located at 8101 E. Mississippi Ave., Denver, CO 80247.

Pegasus Senior Living

Cherry Creek Retirement Village

Cherry Creek Retirement Village offers assisted living with various levels of care to supplement daily living of any resident. Amenities include a 24-hour emergency response system, medication management and an on-site fitness center. Cherry Creek Retirement Village is located at 14555 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80014.

Cherry Creek Retirement Village

The Inn at Greenwood Village

The Inn at Greenwood Village offers short-term and long-term assisted living. It is close to two hospitals in case of an emergency. Features include pet-friendly units, one- and two-bedroom options and personalized care plans. The Inn at Greenwood Village is located at 5565 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

The Inn at Greenwood Village

Atria Englewood

Atria Englewood offers short-term and long-term assisted living care. Amenities include private apartments that are fully furnished, 24-hour staff, coordination with outside health care providers and chef-prepared meals. Utilities, except for phone, are included in the monthly cost. Atria Englewood is located at 3555 S. Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80113.

Atria Englewood

Five Star Residences of Dayton Place

Five Star Residences of Dayton Place provides assisted living, independent living, memory care and short-term care. It offers three apartment-style unit options, a full-service barber and beauty salon, restaurant-style dining and a large activity center. Visit Five Star Residences of Dayton Place for a tour at 1950 S. Dayton St., Denver, CO 80247.

Five Star Residences of Dayton Place

The Gardens at St. Elizabeth

The Gardens at St. Elizabeth is an assisted living community close to downtown Denver and offers care that focuses on letting residents be actively involved in the decision-making process. Amenities include multiple dining options, libraries, a chapel and walking paths. Full-time staff includes a chaplain, a social worker and a nurse clinical director. The Gardens at St. Elizabeth is located at 2835 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211.

The Gardens at St. Elizabeth

Dorothy’s Soft Touch

Dorothy’s Soft Touch is a nonprofit assisted living community that promotes active living and health awareness. Amenities include private and shared room options, laundry service, three meals a day and social and recreational activities daily. Dorothy’s Soft Touch is located at 1139 Tucson St., Aurora, CO 80011.

Dorothy’s Soft Touch