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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 7, 2022

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A combination of easy access to outdoor recreation, natural beauty and urban amenities makes Denver an attractive retirement destination for seniors. Although the overall cost of living in Denver is higher than the national average, retirees enjoy a senior-friendly tax environment. Colorado residents aged 55 and over enjoy pension/annuity subtractions, and retired veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces can claim one of the subtractions for service-based entitlement income that’s typically taxable by the federal government. Denver is a large city with a population of approximately 716,000 citizens, 11.8% of whom are aged 65 and over.

The average monthly cost of an assisted living facility in Denver is $5,500, but the prices of individual facilities tend to vary depending on their size, amenities and quality of accommodations. 

This guide features information about assisted living in Denver and includes monthly care costs and community-based resources designed to support seniors seeking independence and a good quality of life. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Denver, CO

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, residents of assisted living facilities in the Denver Metro Area pay an average of $5,500 per month.  

Denver’s average monthly assisted living cost of $5,500 is $750 more than the overall average for Colorado of $4,750 and $1,000 more than the national average of $4,500. Within Colorado, monthly assisted living costs range from a high of $6,275 in Boulder to a low of $3,800 in Pueblo in the south-central part of the state. Seniors on the western side of the state near the Utah border in Grand Junction pay an average of $4,250 in monthly assisted living costs, while their counterparts to the north in Greeley pay $4,400. 

  • Denver: $5,500
  • Colorado: $4,750
  • United States: $4,500
  • Boulder: $6,275
  • Pueblo: $3,800
  • Grand Junction: $4,250
  • Greeley: $4,400

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Care in Denver, CO

The cost of home care in Denver is higher than the average cost of assisted living. In-home care averages $6,769 per month, while home health care averages $6,864. Adult day health care is priced significantly lower than assisted living at an average of $2,275. With an average price tag of $8,669 for a semiprivate room and $10,053 for private accommodations, nursing homes are more expensive than all other types of senior care. 

  • In-Home Care: $6,769
  • Home Health Care: $6,864
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,275
  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,500
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $8,669
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $10,053

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Denver, CO

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Denver, 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.

Free Resources for Seniors in Denver, CO

Denver seniors have a variety of services to help them research local assisted living facilities, connect with other seniors and find ways to pay for the costs associated with assisted living.




Area Agency on Aging for Denver and Surrounding Counties  (303) 480-6700 Those aged 60 and over can access direct and indirect services from the Area Agency on Aging. The agency helps with case management, Medicare and Medicaid counseling, health and wellness workshops and referrals to applicable community-based programs and services. Options counseling is also available for those seeking assistance with creating a plan to meet their basic needs as they grow older. 
My Denver Prime (720) 913-0654 My Denver Prime is a free program for those aged 60 and over that’s designed to promote physical activity, a healthy lifestyle and community engagement among older adults. The program provides access to all Denver Parks & Recreation facilities, allowing seniors to participate in activities, classes and clubs. 
Colorado Old Age Pension

(800) 221-3943

The Colorado Constitution provides residents of the state aged 60 and over with a basic income and health care. Recipients must meet income guidelines, be residents of Colorado and be U.S. citizens or have legal immigration status. The total gross monthly income must be approximately 80% below the poverty level. Individual resources must be below $2,000, and resources for couples must be below $3,000. 
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

(303) 480-6734

Residents of assisted living facilities and their families can contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for assistance with complaints and questions about abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and any other suspected violation of their legal rights. Services provided by the program are completely confidential and free of charge. 
Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs

(303) 914-5832

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, their survivors and their immediate families can get help with identifying and applying for service-based benefits. Benefits include medical care, pensions, survivors’ benefits, disability compensation, life insurance and burial benefits. 

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Denver, CO

Assisted Living Communities in Denver 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 Denver, CO

Sunrise at Cherry Creek

Sunrise at Cherry Creek is located in the upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood, with easy access to shopping and dining. All residents receive weekly housekeeping and laundry services, and a registered nurse visits each month to ensure their needs are being met. We included this facility on our list for its active social calendar, which includes daily fitness classes, spiritual activities and social events, as well as regular off-site excursions. Residents can also sponsor their own clubs and activities.

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Modena Cherry Creek

Modena Cherry Creek is an upscale, full-service facility offering assisted living and memory care. We included it on our list due to its resort-like atmosphere and numerous amenities, including the Elevation Terrace, a third-floor patio with a fire pit and a stunning view of the Front Range. Residents also enjoy spending time at the Creekside Club, an on-site piano bar and lounge, and relaxing at the full-service Front Range Spa. Concierge services and complimentary transportation are also provided.

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Gourmet dining with locally sourced ingredients

Montage Hills

Montage Hills is an upscale, relaxed senior living facility that offers assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services. The spacious campus includes a pub and sports bar, an ice cream parlor, a theater and a coffee shop, among other amenities. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the facility to help residents and guests stay connected. Residents can show off their green thumbs at the on-site gardens and greenhouse and shoot a game of pool in the billiards room. Montage Hills also prioritizes resident safety with a daily check-in system, in-room emergency call system and 24-hour security.

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  • On-site barbershop and beauty salon
  • Wellness center with therapy room and clinic on-site

Brookdale University Park

Brookdale University Park offers a comfortable, carefree lifestyle in an upscale setting. Seniors can have all of their needs met on-site with the library, fitness center, pub and bistro, and they can take advantage of regularly scheduled trips into the community for a change of scenery. The beautifully manicured grounds include well-maintained walking paths, comfortably furnished patios and sunrooms and lovely gardens. Residents can enjoy delicious, freshly prepared meals in the restaurant-style dining area, and menu requests and special needs can be accommodated by the chefs.

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  • 24-hour security, including daily check-ins and an emergency call system
  • Pet-friendly

Brookdale Parkplace

Brookdale Parkplace offers 24/7 staffing and support in an upscale, resort-like setting designed to help seniors enjoy their retirement years. Assisted living residents enjoy weekly housekeeping and laundry services to help free up their time, and concierge and transportation services are available to help them stay active in the Denver community. If they prefer to stay on campus, the busy activities calendar offers daily options ranging from fitness classes to arts and crafts groups. This is a pet-friendly community, so seniors can bring their four-legged friends with them. The 24-hour security system and daily check-ins help ensure resident safety.

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  • On-site amenities include a library and beauty salon
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments available

Sunrise of Pinehurst

Located close to the charming town of Morrison, Sunrise of Pinehurst has a comfortable, timeless feel while offering plenty of modern amenities. We included this facility on our list due to its excellent location, which is just minutes away from a world-class golf course, a YMCA with a vibrant Silver Sneakers program and numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options. Seniors who prefer to stay on campus can take advantage of the full activities calendar, which includes fitness classes, creative workshops and social and educational events. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services are provided, and the staff is available 24 hours a day to assist with any needs.

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  • Special suites available for visually impaired residents
  • Monthly visits from a registered nurse for wellness support

Montage Heights

Montage Heights is located close to Highline Canal Trail, which provides plenty of outdoor opportunities for active seniors. Well-maintained walking paths are also available on-site for residents who prefer a shorter stroll, and they can also relax on the comfortable porch and patio areas. During the winter, seniors can warm up in the cozy fireside living room or get together with friends in the community game room. The community chapel has a variety of worship services for religious residents, and the fully outfitted wellness center encourages a healthy, active lifestyle. Computer access is available, and residents and guests can use their own devices to access free Wi-Fi throughout the community.

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  • Beauty salon and barbershop available on-site
  • Gardens and greenhouses available to residents

The Courtyards at Mountain View

The Courtyards at Mountain View has an upscale yet comfortably casual atmosphere designed to feel like home. We included it on our list due to its amazing dining options, which include gourmet, chef-prepared dishes served in a restaurant-style setting. Outdoor seating is also available during nice weather. Staff are available 24 hours a day to help with activities of daily living and other needs, and assisted living residents can choose to take advantage of the comprehensive medication management services. Mobility assistance is also available in the form of assisted transfers. The staff provides weekly housekeeping and laundry services, as well as daily bed-making.

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  • Complimentary scheduled transportation available
  • Utilities and maintenance included

Brookdale Lowry

Brookdale Lowry is located in a vibrant area of Denver close to shopping, dining, entertainment and medical facilities. Residents can take advantage of a full calendar of activities, which includes everything from happy hour accompanied by live piano music to learning how to make their own jewelry. Regular trips to shopping centers, local casinos and other fun destinations are also available. The fitness center helps encourage full-body wellness, and walking paths wind throughout the campus to encourage an active lifestyle. There's also a lovely fireside living room for residents to enjoy on chilly days. A beauty salon and bistro are available on-site.

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Serenity House

Serenity House provides high-quality assisted living services in a cozy, home-like environment. We included this community due to its high ratio of staff to residents, which helps ensure one-on-one assistance. It is also locally owned and operated, which helps ensure a personal touch. This company has also been awarded the state health department's "Best Practice" award due to its focus on resident safety and dignity. The residential-style home has been fully renovated to be accessible to people who use wheelchairs and walkers, and mobility assistance is available. More specialized services, such as incontinence care and catheter management, are also available in this community.

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  • On-call physician and registered nurses available
  • Fully furnished private and semi-private rooms