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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 13, 2024

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While Aurora’s overall cost of living is 19% higher than the national average, it has more affordable prices for groceries, housing and health care than other Colorado cities. The state also offers tax benefits for retirees, and low-income seniors may be eligible for Colorado’s Old Age Pension Health and Medical Care Program for further assistance.

For assisted living, seniors in Aurora pay about $5,014 per month, although this price can vary depending on a community’s location, services and amenities. Colorado’s statewide average and the national median are more affordable at $4,630 and $4,459 respectively.

In this guide, readers can compare senior living costs in Aurora to surrounding cities and explore local resources for help navigating care options. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Aurora, CO

When determining how to finance Assisted Living, it’s essential to first know the expense involved for your loved one to join a reputable community. With the ongoing increase in costs, having current information is crucial when budgeting for senior care. To help highlight the influence of inflation on senior living expenses, has collected cost data from its extensive network of over 75,000 senior living communities. This data represents the average cost of Assisted Living in Aurora and in 20 other cities in Colorado.

Inflation & the Cost of Assisted Living in Aurora, CO

Inflation impacted assisted living costs in Aurora and surrounding cities from 2022 to 2023. Aurora’s prices increased from $4,577 to $5,014, while the U.S. average spiked by 10% to $4,459. In Denver and Boulder, prices also rose by 10%, while Colorado Springs’ increased to $5,142. Meanwhile, Colorado’s statewide average jumped from $4,392 to $4,630.

Based on current trends, prices are projected to shift again in 2024, highlighting the significance of financial planning for future assisted living costs. For example, Aurora is expecting an 8% increase, while Colorado is anticipating to rise another 9.5%.


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The Cost of Other Types of Care in Aurora, CO

Aurora’s senior living prices also fluctuate depending on the care type, services and assistance level offered. Assisted living costs about $5,014 per month. For a higher rate of $7,139, seniors can access specialized services for cognitive disorders at a memory care community. Independent living is the most affordable care option at $3,153 and designed for active seniors who don’t require personal care or medical support but want more socialization opportunities.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Aurora, CO

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Aurora, CO

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Colorado.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Aurora, CO

Assisted Living Communities in Aurora are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Aurora, CO

St. Andrew's Village

Situated in the heart of Aurora and designed with luxury living in mind, St. Andrew's Village provides a fun, friendly atmosphere featuring gourmet quality on-site dining, engaging classes and activities, customized care plans and floor plans ranging from studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. All units have large living spaces, spacious bathrooms and modern kitchens or kitchenettes. Companion suites are also available, and furry friends are welcome. With a resident capacity of just 58, this facility offers an intimate living experience. There is a big room for crafts and art projects, a heated swimming pool and beautifully kept grounds with walking trails. 

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Garden Plaza of Aurora

Residents of Garden Plaza of Aurora have access to customized personal care services, an on-site beauty salon and barbershop and on-site restaurant-style dining. Residents can also host private celebrations with family and friends in the designated party space or private dining room with customized catered food and beverage service. The on-site putting green and exercise classes provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy physical activities, and the massage suite and jacuzzi is a perfect way for residents to relax at the end of the day. This pet-friendly community offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as standalone cottages.

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  • Medication management and skilled nursing available
  • On-site ice cream parlor

Five Star Residences of Dayton Place

Residents of Five Star Residences of Dayton Place enjoy gracious living with amenities and programs designed to promote an optimal quality of life. There is an indoor swimming pool, an exercise room and a number of outdoor walking trails through well-landscaped grounds to help residents stay in shape. In-room kitchens and kitchenettes provide the opportunity to enjoy private snacks and meals, and residents also have the option of eating with friends in the facility's restaurant-style dining room. 

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Brookdale Lowry

This pet-friendly facility offers a wide range of amenities and services designed to provide each resident with a customized assisted living experience. This facility offers a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchenettes. Besides preparing a meal or snack in their apartment, residents can visit the on-site restaurant-style dining room and share a delicious nutritionally balanced meal with friends. There is also a private dining room available for personal celebrations. Medication management is available, and there is a nurse on duty 24 hours per day.

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Sunrise at Orchard

We included Sunrise at Orchard on our top 10 list because of its whole-person centered, individualistic approach to care. Residents receive personalized programs designed to maximize their quality of life. All units are pet friendly and have kitchens or kitchenettes. The dining room serves three meals per day and offers a wide selection of menu items. There is a large wrap-around front porch equipped with comfortable seating areas where residents and their guests can sit and visit or simply relax with a good book. There is also an on-site library, a crafts room and an on-site chapel. 

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Brookdale University Park

Brookdale University Park is conveniently situated near numerous community amenities, including a theater, natural grocery stores, restaurants and retail shopping options. The on-site dining room offers all-day dining featuring a varied menu, daily specials and desserts that are prepared in-house. Special meals are served on holidays, and there is a private dining room and party space where residents can enjoy personal celebrations with friends and family. Physical and occupational therapy are available at this facility, and there is a nurse on staff at all times. 

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Montage Hills

Montage Hills made our list of top 10 assisted living facilities in Aurora because of its wide range of amenities and activities. This facility offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with easy-to-navigate floor plans, emergency call systems and kitchenettes. On-site activities include tai chi, book clubs, yoga, arts and crafts, music and games. Guests are welcome at meals and overnight, and there are designated guest parking spaces for convenience. Small pets are welcome at this facility. 

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Sunrise at Cherry Creek

Residents of Sunrise at Cherry Creek enjoy professionally prepared meals three times per day as well as around-the-clock snacks, fresh fruit and beverages. The skilled kitchen staff happily accommodates dietary restrictions as well as religious and personal preferences. Meals can be enjoyed with friends in the dining room, or residents can choose to have room service. There is a private dining room available for personal festivities. Other amenities include an on-site beauty parlor and barbershop, a library and well-tended garden and patio areas.

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Springbrooke Retirement & Assisted Living

Springbrooke Retirement & Assisted Living offers a resort-style ambiance that offers numerous amenities such as an on-site health and wellness center, activity rooms, on-site convenience store and complimentary laundry machines on every floor. Where this facility really shines, however, is in its outdoor living spaces where residents can enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado embellished by expert landscaping. The grounds feature mountain views, a pond surrounded by lush vegetation and a comfortable patio area and walking trails.

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Brookdale Parkplace

Surrounded by hiking trails, relaxing patio areas and lush gardens in the middle of a vibrant urban environment, Brookdale Parkplace offers a seamless combination of natural beauty and elegant amenities. The tastefully designed on-site dining room serves delicious and nutritious fare crafted by skilled culinary professionals, and residents can also choose to have meals delivered to their rooms or prepare something in their in-room kitchen or kitchenette. All units are equipped with Wi-Fi, cable and state-of-the-art emergency response systems. Brookdale Parkplace is pet-friendly and has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. 

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