Assisted Living Facilities in Colorado

Our goal is to assist you in finding the best available independent and assisted living facilities in the state of Colorado. There are more than three thousand Colorado Assisted Living Facilities to select from. Just Click on the county of your interest below to see the list of Colorado assisted living facilities available in your area.

Assisted Living Residences in Colorado

There are three types of assisted living residences in Colorado: private pay, alternative care facilities (assisted living residences that are Medicaid certified) and residential treatment facilities for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. There are about over 500 assisted living residences in Colorado. Any assisted living residence caring for 3 or more residents must be licensed.

Private pay assisted living residences are licensed. Alternative care facilities have Medicaid clients, and are licensed and certified. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment conducts the regulatory inspections for Medicaid certification on behalf of the state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).  Residential treatment facilities are mental health facilities and are licensed. They are operated by the local mental health center.

Assisted living residences range in size from 3 to more than 200 beds. The most common reasons for admission to assisted living residences are medication management, bathing and dressing assistance, and the need for protective oversight and supervision.

Assisted living residences provide room, board and at least the following: personal services, protective oversight, social care and regular supervision available on a 24-hour basis.

Personal services include a physically safe environment, supervision, assistance with activities of daily living such as medication administration, bathing, dressing, eating, laundry, recreational activities and arrangements for transportation. Protective oversight includes monitoring the needs to ensure the residents receive the services and care necessary to protect their health, safety and well-being.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ensures that assisted living residences meet established standards for health and safety which include resident rights, protection from abuse, quality of residents' lives and quality of residents' care through unannounced annual surveys and complaint inspections.

Please select a County to view the Directory of Colorado Assisted Living Facilities:

Adams County Alamosa County Arapahoe County
Archuleta County Baca County Bent County
Boulder County Broomfield County Chaffee County
Custer County Delta County Denver County
Douglas County El Paso County Elbert County
Fremont County Garfield County Grand County
Gunnison County Jefferson County Kiowa County
Kit Carson County La Plata County Larimer County
Las Animas County Lincoln County Logan County
Mesa County Montezuma County Montrose County
Morgan County Otero County Phillips County
Pitkin County Prowers County Pueblo County
Rio Blanco County Rio Grande County Routt County
Sedgwick County Weld County Yuma County
Adams CountyArapahoe CountyBoulder County
Denver CountyDouglas CountyEl Paso County
Fremont CountyJefferson CountyLarimer County
Logan CountyMesa CountyMontezuma County
Montrose CountyPueblo CountyWeld County

Please select a City to view the Assisted Living Facilities:

Canon CityCarbondaleCastle RockCentennial
CliftonColorado SpringsCommerce CityCortez
Delta Denver Dolores Durango
Eads Elizabeth EnglewoodEstes Park
Fort Collins Fort Lupton Fort Morgan Fruita
GaletonGlenwood SpringsGoldenGrand Junction
GreeleyGreenwood VillageGunnisonHayden
Highlands Ranch Holyoke Hugo Julesburg
Keenesburg Kremmling La Junta Lafayette
Lakewood Lamar Las Animas Limon
Littleton Longmont Louisville Loveland
Manitou Springs Monte Vista Montrose Morrison
Northglenn Pagosa Springs Palisade Parachute
ParkerPueblo Pueblo West Rangely
Rifle Rocky Ford Salida Security
Silver Cliff Sterling Strasburg Stratton
Thornton Trinidad Walsh Wellington
WestminsterWheat Ridge Whitewater Wiggins
Windsor Wray Yuma 

See a list of the Cost of Assisted Living in Colorado - 2011

It's a good idea to learn as much as possible about all the assisted living options that are available in your area. They could be called Residential Living Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, or Home Care Centers in your location. Everything you read and each facility you visit will help you to get closer to determining your own need. There are adult family homes, retirement communities, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other options. Learning about the costs of assisted living and how to cover those costs is also very important. With all these options, and maybe because there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. There's nothing wrong with getting help.

A few of the services offered by assisted living placement services are:
1) Help Determine if Assisted Living is Right for You
2) Determining the level of care needed
3) Locating the home or facility best suited to your needs
4) Helping you to negotiate the lowest possible price for you and your family
5) Helping you with finanacial planning so that your resources can be used wisely to cover the costs involved
6) Ensuring that the facility you choose is able to handle any special needs that you may have.

There are placement agencies that will be pleased to help you sort through the maze and make the best choice for your loved one. This is their field of expertise and they are happy to share the knowledge they've gathered with you. A few of our favorites are A Place For Mom, Elderlink, and Assisted Living. In Southern California and Southern Arizona, one of our favorites is Assisted Living Placements. Most referral agencies (sometimes called placement agencies) will provide their services free of charge.