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Westminster’s location near Denver and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains makes it equally convenient to reach big city amenities and the best of the outdoors. Recent estimates place the city’s senior population at 15,044, making up 13.3% of Westminster’s 113,116 residents.
Utilizing the efficient wheelchair-friendly light rail, seniors can quickly head to the capital and visit the Denver Botanic Gardens, check out a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts or go see a game for one of the city’s six professional sports teams. Between the nearby parks, lakes and the mountains, there’s an outdoor activity suitable for every season and ability level. Westminster also has a relatively low violent crime rate and substantially better water quality than most of the country.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the median cost of assisted living in Westminster is $4,850 a month. While its cost is $550 above the national average, Westminster’s seniors pay less than those in Boulder and Colorado Springs where average monthly costs are $5,100 and $5,340, respectively.
In this guide, we’ve created a list of the 10 best assisted living communities in Westminster and provided an overview of what makes each community special.
Note: Information for Westminster was not available, so data from the nearest city, Denver, was used.
Compare locations in our top 10 assisted living communities of Westminster to find the best fit for you.
Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge
From tai chi and yoga to woodworking, poker and educational seminars, the event calendar at Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge allows Westminster's seniors to spend their retirement as actively as they wish. The culinary team serves nutritious and savory entrees with restaurant-style service, and the community's Resident Culinary Council ensures residents' favorite recipes and preferences get incorporated into the menu. Housekeeping and linen services are provided weekly, and residents have access to numerous on-site health services including hearing aid checks, physician appointments and physical therapy. Additionally, seniors at Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge can utilize scheduled transportation when attending off-site medical appointments.
Sunrise of Westminster
As an assisted living and memory care community, Sunrise of Westminster offers 24-hour care, ongoing wellness visits from a licensed nurse and a robust activities calendar that provides opportunities for mental, physical and social enrichment. In addition to the nutritious meals served in the community's inviting dining area, a variety of restaurants are minutes away from the community. Outdoors, residents will find landscaped walking paths and a peaceful garden where they can relax and socialize between the day's activities. Studios, companion suites and one-bedroom apartments are available, and all of the living options come with kitchenettes and safety railing in the bathrooms.
We chose Atria of Westminster for our list of Westminster's best assisted living communities because of its convenient location that places seniors within walking distance to parks, restaurants and shops. This senior living community has a modern style throughout, providing a calm, uncluttered setting when seniors take in the majestic views from the shaded patio. Residents can choose from studios, one- and two-bedroom living arrangements, and all of the apartments include maintenance and utilities. Residents receive assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and grooming, and the care team can coordinate additional services with outside health care providers.
Northglenn Heights Assisted Living Community
At Northglenn Heights Assisted Living Community, seniors receive three healthy meals per day, 24-hour assistance with daily living activities and access to a variety of common areas for activities and socializing with neighbors. Residents can choose from several different floor plans for studios and one-bedroom apartments which all have a private bathroom. Transportation is provided for off-site appointments, and the community has its own beauty and barbershop. With activities such as lecture discussions, board games, arts and crafts, music and exercise classes, seniors will have plenty of interesting ways to stay busy.
Brookdale Arvada is an assisted living and memory care community in Arvada, about 3.5 miles southwest of Westminster. The community offers several signature programs to enhance residents' quality of life including its B-Fit and Brain Fit fitness programs which provide a personalized regiment of physical and mental exercises. Crafted from fresh ingredients, meals are served three times a day with restaurant-style service, and seniors can grab a healthy snack or coffee in between. After a hearty meal, residents can stop by the courtyard or fireside living room to relax and catch up with friends. Some of Brookdale Arvada's other amenities include an on-site beauty and barbershop, transportation services and community-wide Wi-Fi.
Springwood is an award-winning senior living community offering assisted living, independent living and memory care on a tree-filled 15-acre campus. Residents' apartments come with individually controlled climate units, kitchenettes and a private bathroom, and a variety of studio and one-bedroom layouts are available. Whether seniors prefer to watch films in the tv room, solve puzzles, tend the outdoor garden or dive into a good book, Springwood has an activity to engage seniors across a variety of interests.
Ralston Creek Neighborhood
Nestled between two parks and steps away from churches and public transportation, Ralston Creek Neighborhood is an ideal community for seniors who like to stay active outdoors and move about independently. Nutritious freshly prepared meals are served throughout the day in the spacious dining room, and several restaurants are within walking distance from the community. With Ralston Creek Neighborhood's pricing tiers and personalized care plans, seniors can maintain maximum independence without worrying about paying for superfluous services.
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth
Situated in north Denver, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth is a senior living community offering a full suite of care options; however, its wide range of amenities are what earned it a spot on our list. The community has two libraries, a salon and spa and two casual dining rooms as well as a formal dining area. Seniors can join exercise classes in the fitness studio, then head to the game room for a round of poker with friends. A full-time nurse helps residents with their health needs, and the on-site chaplain is available when seniors desire spiritual support.
Mountain Vista Senior Living Community
At Mountain Vista Senior Living Community, seniors can spend their golden years working toward their fitness goals, socializing with like-minded seniors and going to see their favorite sports teams play in nearby Denver, all with the peace of mind of having a team of compassionate caregivers at home 24 hours a day. The community is pet-friendly, and its outdoor walking spaces are the perfect place for residents and their furry family members to catch some of the Colorado sunshine. In addition to assistance with medications and daily living activities, Mountain Vista Senior Living Community offers on-site physical, speech and occupational therapy. With various medical professionals visiting regularly, residents may be only steps away from their next physician or podiatry appointment.
The Gardens on Quail
The Gardens on Quail is a senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, enabling seniors to maintain the bonds they build within the community while aging in place. Appointments with podiatrists, audiologists and physicians are available on-site and the community's dedicated caregivers work 24/7. Using the community-provided bus transportation, it's easy for residents to go on weekly shopping trips, eat out and attend worship services. The reason we chose The Gardens on Quail for our list of Westminster's best assisted living facilities is its dining program, which goes beyond the standard three daily meals to include weekly wine nights and rotating chef specials as well as Friday Happy Hours.