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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Find 261 Independent Living Facilities near Denver, CO

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Denver area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Denver. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 261 independent living facilities in Denver, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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The Courtyard At Lakewood

7100 West 13th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214

3.7
(129 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Courtyard at Lakewood provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently situated in a quiet suburb of Denver, you'll enjoy the benefits of living near a big city with all the peace and quiet of a secluded home tucked away in the hills. We're close to...

Brookdale Lowry

150 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80230

4.2
(88 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Savor a Rich and Full LifeIf you’re looking for an assisted living and memory care community in Denver, Colorado, look no further. Nestled in the Lowry Air Force Base area, our community is convenient to the grocery stores, banks, the public library and VA hospital. But even though we’re in a...

Harvard Square Retirement & Senior Living

10200 E Harvard Ave, Denver, CO 80231

4.1
(92 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Live at Harvard Square Retirement Community in Southeast Denver, and you will experience service beyond the expected. Way beyond in fact. Our friendly, experienced staff really goes the extra mile (or two, or twenty) whenever needed. You'll find examples of this in every area. So not only do we...

Lakewood Reserve, A Juniper Senior Living Community

555 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226

4.2
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

A community in the mountainside city of Lakewood, Colorado, in Jefferson County.

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Lakewood Estates

8585 West Dakota Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226

4.1
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Lakewood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on gorgeous, landscaped grounds in the thriving town of Lakewood, you'll love our tastefully elegant facilities and all the conveniences of the nearby community. We're just minutes from shopping,...

Brookdale Tamarac Square

8030 East Girard Avenue, Denver, CO 80231

4.6
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Retirement of Your DreamsTucked in a neighborhood just minutes from bustling downtown Denver, Colorado, the beautiful grounds of our independent living community invite residents to exchange the burdens of home maintenance for the care-free lifestyle of a dream retirement. If you’re itching...

Quincy Place

7200 East Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80237

4.1
(62 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Quincy Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on picturesque grounds in a quiet corner of Denver, you'll love our elegant facilities, friendly staff and convenient location. We're close to shopping, healthcare, dining and all the amenities of the...

Brookdale Parkplace

111 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218

4.3
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Excellent Quality of LifeWith all the perks and conveniences of a resort, the seniors who call our community home enjoy a vast array of services while savoring the peace of mind that comes from knowing we provide a continuum of care. Whether you’re looking for an independent or assisted living...

Lakeview Senior Living

7390 W. Eastman Pl, Lakewood, CO 80227

4.5
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to Lakeview Senior Living, a new concept in senior living by Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC. Our Community is conveniently located in Lakewood, Colorado, just north of Hampden Avenue (Hwy 285) and east of Wadsworth. Lakeview Senior Living offers convenient access to nearby shopping,...

Northglenn Heights

11475 Pearl Street, Northglenn, CO 80233

3.9
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Set amidst Colorado's majestic mountains and ten miles north of Denver, Northglenn Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care Community offers a lifestyle that meets your unique needs. With proximity to an extensive Greenway trails and parks system, Webster Lake and the acclaimed Butterfly Pavilion,...

Applewood Place, A Juniper Senior Living Community

2800 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215

4.2
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Applewood Place, A Juniper Senior Living Community, provides assisted living and award winning Wellspring Memory Care. Located in a charming neighborhood just south of Golden and ten minutes from downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountain foothills, Applewood Place is a community where older adults...

Cadence Lakewood

3151 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

4.0
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Cadence LakewoodDiscover a new independence at our beautiful assisted living and memory care community in Lakewood, Colorado. Here you will experience the tranquility of a boutique-style campus with smaller buildings for a cozy home like setting. Enjoy time in your spacious studio or...

HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

6383 E. Girard Place, Denver, CO 80222

4.0
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to HighPointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, a warm, welcoming retirement community with 97 senior apartments located in southeast Denver, CO. Here you or your loved one will receive help with daily living and any needed support for dementia—along with chef-prepared meals, concierge...

Sunrise of Cherry Creek

251 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80246

4.3
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise at Cherry Creek sits in the heart of the Cherry Creek neighborhood.  We pride ourselves in our Reminiscence neighborhood for the memory impaired and our assisted living programs. Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to...

Montage Hills

2500 S Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80231

3.9
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Life You’ve Always WantedWhat does it mean to pursue a life of purpose and meaning? When you are a resident here at our assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation community in Denver, Colorado, you have ample opportunity to find out. Our seniors enjoy a host of...

Springbrooke Senior Living

6800 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO 80224

4.0
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living has a bold, updated look without sacrificing old fashioned values. LOCAL OWNERSHIP allows us to deliver first-class services and amenities at an affordable monthly fee! Offering 90 Independent Living, 37 Assisted Living and 15 secure Memory Care...

Brookdale University Park

2020 South Monroe Street, Denver, CO 80210

4.4
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Tucked between Englewood and Glendale on Denver’s southern edge, the independent and assisted living seniors at our community have decided to trade in the responsibilities of home maintenance for the retirement of their dreams. If you’re ready to give up your chores and let someone else take care...

Belleview Suites at DTC

4901 S Monaco St, Denver, CO 80237

4.1
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Belleview Suites at DTC offers assisted living and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care options in Denver, Colorado. We are nearby many shops, restaurants, parks and the Cherry Creek Reservoir.Our beautiful community offers five different floor plans for residents to choose from, ranging from a private...

Brookdale Meridian Westland

10695 West 17th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215

4.4
(28 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Luxury of IndependenceNestled within the charming city of Lakewood, Colorado, you’ll discover an independent living community that feels more like a resort. Brimming with luxury services and amenities like an on-campus bistro, putting green, billiards room, and more, you can soak up the best...

Brookdale Meridian Lakewood

1805 South Balsam Street, Lakewood, CO 80232

4.0
(30 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

How does a retirement with fewer chores and more adventures sound? We’ll take care of the chores while you focus on what you want to do.  Here at our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with both independent living and skilled nursing, if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll...

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Cost of independent living in Denver, CO

The average cost of senior living in Denver is $3,585 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Aurora, CO with an average of $2,941 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Denver, CO

 

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Denver, Colorado are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Denver retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Denver, CO

The median monthly cost of independent living in Denver is about $2,387 in the city proper, and $2,911 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Colorado is around $2,500.

For this type of senior living, Denver, Colorado offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

 

Learn More About Denver, CO

 

Cost of Living

 

As one of the premier vacation and retirement destinations in the Rockies, Denver has an overall cost of living that is 30 points above the national average of 100. The ever-present scenic views mean that the average property value in the Mile High City is one of the highest in the county.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
130 102 92.5 $1,372 19.4% $322,837 $60,098 None 8.31%

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

An important factor in many seniors’ decisions to pick a location to live is the availability of quality medical communities. Denver is a major metropolitan area, and as such, offers many options for medical care. The following are the highest rated hospitals in the area:

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Denver has a semi-arid continental type of climate. This means that Denver experiences hot and dry summers with cold winters. Due to its elevation the city receives large amounts of snow each year. On average, the humidity level for Denver is roughly 37%. The humidity levels are often highest during the month of February at about 45%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
73.5°F 92°F (July) 55°F (June) 34°F 49°F (January) 19°F (December)

 

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
18 (Good) 48 (Good)

 

Precipitation

Average yearly rainfall Average yearly snowfall
16.7” 60.2”

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Denver has a very diverse population, and as one of the fastest-growing American cities, has all the hallmarks of a modern metropolitan center. Frequently rated as offering a high quality of living, Denver is a place that people from all backgrounds feel comfortable calling home.

Since 1976, Denver has hosted the yearly PrideFest — an LGBTQ+ pride celebration which draws half a million people annually and is the third largest pride event in the country. Political leanings in Denver tend to be left of center, and in major elections the county often votes blue.

The Denver region is the 18th largest metro economy in the country and is home to several major corporations, such as AIMCO, the largest operator of apartment communities in the United States, employing approximately 3,500 people in the city of Denver. The Gates Corporation is also headquartered in the city, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of auto belts and hoses. The second-largest gold producer in North America, The Newmont Mining Company, also calls Denver home.

 

2016 Presidential Election for Denver County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
73.7% 18.9% 7.4%

 

Population Statistics

Population city metro Population city proper Population density Population trend
2,787,266 704,621 1,774 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.5%

 

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
18% 47% 18%

 

Age

Median 0-14 15-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+
37 17.7% 21% 22.5% 19.5% 14.2% 5.1%

 

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or Not Specified
3.6% 9.5% 30.5% 1% 0.1% 76.9% 3.4% 5.5%

 

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
37.3 7.4

 

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
5% 71% 10% 15% 4% 6%

Denver is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

As a large city, Denver has much to offer in the way of entertainment and recreation. The state of Colorado has a reputation as a paradise to those who love the outdoors, and has plenty of options for nature lovers to take in the scenic beauty of the West in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.

The Denver Art Museum contains over 68,000 pieces and displays a stunning collection of Native American art, displaying works from many different tribes of the North American regions. The museum also houses classical work from noted European artists, relics from the old West, and contemporary travelling exhibits.

For a stroll through the city replete with shopping and people-watching, visit the 16th Street Mall. A pedestrian mall featuring hundreds of trees, thousands of flowers, and a pathway designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, the 16th Street Mall is a must-visit destination for an afternoon walk or a stop at one of the numerous area cafes. Train and history buffs can make a short trip outside the city to the town of Golden to visit the Colorado Railroad Museum, which features over 100 locomotives and cars, as well as photos and historic artifacts, on display in a setting reminiscent of an 1880s rail depot.

Living in Denver offers plenty of access to the great outdoors. If you’d like to take in some of Colorado’s natural beauty, start with the Denver Botanical Gardens, a 24-acre park conveniently located right in the city. The site includes 50 different gardens, including many filled with plants native to the area, as well as gardens inspired by a variety of international locales with similar climates. The Botanical Gardens also features indoor plant displays which rotate according to season. Of course, no visit to Colorado would be complete without a trip to the famed Rocky Mountain National Park. Just a short drive outside the city, the park is a world-famous destination encompassing 415 square miles of awe-inspiring scenic beauty. The park has hundreds of miles of hiking trails, informational visitor centers, fantastic scenic overlooks, and many options are wheelchair accessible.

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Overture Central Park, Inn at Lakewood and Balfour at Central Park are the top rated independent living facilities near Denver, Colorado. See full list of communities.

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