The suburban community of Lakewood, Colorado shares much urban geography with nearby Denver. Lakewood’s climate is semi-arid, which leads to warm summers, little rain and chilly winters. Lakewood is vibrant in many ways. Notably, there’s the renovated downtown area, called Belmar, which has been designed to have the ambiance of a village center, with cafes and summer events in its central plaza. The surrounding area is filled with art galleries, restaurants and specialty stores. The nearby Lakewood Cultural Center offers events such as concerts and theater performances throughout the year. Absolutely worth exploring is the 40 West Arts District in downtown, which features over a dozen art galleries. Lakewood’s U.S. Census 2019 estimated population is 157,935. Of these, 16.3% are 65 or older, almost exactly at the national average.

High-quality healthcare facilities are numerous and easily accessible from Lakewood. The largest hospitals inside the city itself are Lakewood Regional Medical Center and St. Anthony’s Hospital. Homemaker and home health aide services both cost $5,720 in Lakewood based on Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 data. This is well above national averages of $4,481 and $4,576.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Lakewood, so data for the closest city, Denver, was used.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Lakewood area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Lakewood, CO

2018, 2019, 2021

Home Instead – Denver North

4704 Harlan St, Suite 100, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80212

Both office staff and care workers have been wonderful.
Both office staff and care workers have been wonderful.

2020, 2021

Always Best Care of Denver West

860 Tabor St., #101, Golden, CO, 80401

I recommend the services of Always Best Care. The several months I have employed Always Best Care have been very satisfying. The services they have provided for an elderly Alzheimer’s patient has … (read more)
I recommend the services of Always Best Care. The several months I have employed Always Best Care have been very satisfying. The services they have provided for an elderly Alzheimer’s patient has … (read more)

Right at Home Denver

6855 S. Havana Street, Suite 620, Centennial, CO, 80112

Marco is Carol’s helper and he does a really good job. He deserves an A+ rating, 5 stars.
Marco is Carol’s helper and he does a really good job. He deserves an A+ rating, 5 stars.

Friends For Life, Inc.

5912 S Cody Street, Ste 310, Littleton, CO, 80123

Friends for Life, Inc. is a locally owned agency that has been serving seniors in the Denver Metro Area since 1997.  <p></p> Our focus is on the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of the cl … (read more)
Friends for Life, Inc. is a locally owned agency that has been serving seniors in the Denver Metro Area since 1997.  <p></p> Our focus is on the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of the cl … (read more)

FirstLight Home Care of Denver West

12600 W Colfax Ave Suite C480, Lakewood, CO, 80215

At FirstLight Home Care, a leading home care agency, the genuine health and well-being of others is our greatest concern. We vow to provide first-class personal service for our clients so that they ma … (read more)
At FirstLight Home Care, a leading home care agency, the genuine health and well-being of others is our greatest concern. We vow to provide first-class personal service for our clients so that they ma … (read more)

Evergreen and Compassion Home Care, LLC

2323 S Troy St 5-342, Aurora, CO, 80014

DOES YOUR MOM, DAD, IN-LAW OR LOVED ONE WANT TO STAY AT HOME? <p></p> Do you need an extra set of hands to provide care for your loved ones? <p></p> Is your loved one coming home from the hospital … (read more)
DOES YOUR MOM, DAD, IN-LAW OR LOVED ONE WANT TO STAY AT HOME? <p></p> Do you need an extra set of hands to provide care for your loved ones? <p></p> Is your loved one coming home from the hospital … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Lakewood

12211 W. Alameda Parkway, Suite 203, Lakewood, CO, 80228

For the last six months Synergy Homecare has provided excellent in-home care, allowing our mom to remain in our home among her loving family. Our caregiver has been well trained by SHC. She follows … (read more)
For the last six months Synergy Homecare has provided excellent in-home care, allowing our mom to remain in our home among her loving family. Our caregiver has been well trained by SHC. She follows … (read more)

Talent Care Services

262 Havana St, Unit B, Aurora, CO, 80010

After having experience with 4 other agencies, I have been very pleased with the quality of care givers employed by this agency. Also have been impressed with the availability of the office as well a … (read more)
After having experience with 4 other agencies, I have been very pleased with the quality of care givers employed by this agency. Also have been impressed with the availability of the office as well a … (read more)

Abby Senior Care, Inc

6 Inverness Court East, Suite 100, Englewood, CO, 80112

When I was in dire straits needing help with care for my mom the folks at Abby went above and beyond to get the care she needed. I cannot express my gratitude enough at how they came through for mom. … (read more)
When I was in dire straits needing help with care for my mom the folks at Abby went above and beyond to get the care she needed. I cannot express my gratitude enough at how they came through for mom. … (read more)

Extended Family Home Care

2755 S Locust St, Suite 217, Denver, CO, 80222

Our Extended Family caregiver has made a big difference in Mom’s quality of life. The care provided is exceptional and I don’t have to worry about day-to-day issues. I have recommended Extended Family … (read more)
Our Extended Family caregiver has made a big difference in Mom’s quality of life. The care provided is exceptional and I don’t have to worry about day-to-day issues. I have recommended Extended Family … (read more)

Griswold Home Care Arvada-Golden and Central Denver

4485 Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 102, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033

Heather is an outstanding,professional Coordinator.She work’s excellent with clients and also Care’s deeply for the employee’s. I highly recommend her to staff and take care of each individual.
Heather is an outstanding,professional Coordinator.She work’s excellent with clients and also Care’s deeply for the employee’s. I highly recommend her to staff and take care of each individual.

Homewatch CareGivers

7100 E. Belleview Avenue, Suite 102, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

Homewatch Caregivers Arvada has been taking care of my dad for years. He is in a assisted living facility. Their efforts have helped him keep a level of independence – something that I cannot do as I … (read more)
Homewatch Caregivers Arvada has been taking care of my dad for years. He is in a assisted living facility. Their efforts have helped him keep a level of independence – something that I cannot do as I … (read more)

Above and Beyond Premier Home Care Services

17003 East Harvard Ave, Aurora, CO, 80013

As a out-of-state family member (some 1500 miles away) seeking assistance for a love one, you want to know that you are in "good hands." I can tell you from the moment I spoke with the owner, Kathy … (read more)
As a out-of-state family member (some 1500 miles away) seeking assistance for a love one, you want to know that you are in "good hands." I can tell you from the moment I spoke with the owner, Kathy … (read more)

By Your Side Home Care

10820 W. 38TH Place,, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033

We had an emergency situation which required us to cover care for an eldery family member with dimentia 24 hrs a day suddenly. Dennise and her staff stepped up to the plate and worked with us to get … (read more)
We had an emergency situation which required us to cover care for an eldery family member with dimentia 24 hrs a day suddenly. Dennise and her staff stepped up to the plate and worked with us to get … (read more)

Elders 1st, Inc

4255 South Buckley Rd. #176, Aurora, CO, 80013

Words could never express how grateful I am to have found this company. The caregivers were fantastic the office staff was amazing. Thank you again for everything
Words could never express how grateful I am to have found this company. The caregivers were fantastic the office staff was amazing. Thank you again for everything

Tetrans Home Care

3000 South Jamaica Court, Suite 275 , Aurora, CO, 80014

Them cleaning for me really helps, especially the laundry. I like their consistency in coming out to me.
Them cleaning for me really helps, especially the laundry. I like their consistency in coming out to me.

VidaCare Home Services

11990 Grant St Suite 550, Northglenn, CO, 80233

VidaCare provides the assistance elderly adults need to continue living in their own homes. <p></p> With VidaCare as your senior care provider, you will enjoy personalized service built around your … (read more)
VidaCare provides the assistance elderly adults need to continue living in their own homes. <p></p> With VidaCare as your senior care provider, you will enjoy personalized service built around your … (read more)

Front Range Senior Care, Inc

8790 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 260, Lakewood, CO, 80228

The care and assistance provided by Front Range Senior Care have been excellent. They were always on top of everything in terms of my care. I received more than what was promised. They show up on time … (read more)
The care and assistance provided by Front Range Senior Care have been excellent. They were always on top of everything in terms of my care. I received more than what was promised. They show up on time … (read more)

Pristine Care at Home

2953 S Peoria St, Ste 110, Aurora, CO, 80014

Pristine Care at Home is an outstanding and reliable company. Their caregivers are experienced, trustworthly and caring. Everyone in the office has been very knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive th … (read more)
Pristine Care at Home is an outstanding and reliable company. Their caregivers are experienced, trustworthly and caring. Everyone in the office has been very knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive th … (read more)

Senior Helpers Homecare

11658 Huron St, Northglenn, CO, 80234

The experience with Senior Helpers Homecare Northglenn has been very satisfactory. They are very flexible, I like the fact that they do not have a flexible pay-scale, that it’s per hour, and doesn’t c … (read more)
The experience with Senior Helpers Homecare Northglenn has been very satisfactory. They are very flexible, I like the fact that they do not have a flexible pay-scale, that it’s per hour, and doesn’t c … (read more)

Lakewood Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Lakewood:

Clements Community Reachout Office

Address: 480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone Number:  (303) 987-4838 

This office is run by the city of Lakewood. Elderly individuals 55 or older who call can be guided to information about relevant initiatives from over 3,000 different programs that might be helpful to them. Among these is the Benefits Check-up, a service that’s specific to the elderly and designed to ensure full access to programs for transportation, utility support, housing, legal services and home repair.

Colorado Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LEAP)

Address: 953 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80204
Phone Number:  (720) 236-1321

The Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LEAP) of Colorado in Lakewood is accessible through the Energy Resource Center’s Denver office. This program’s criteria give preference to elderly adults and families with disabled members a home. People receiving Supplemental Security Income are automatically eligible. Otherwise, income requirements are earnings of less than $25,720 for one-person homes or $34,840 for two-person homes. Weather sealing services are offered at no cost for owned or rented homes.

Via Transportation

Address: 2855 63rd Street Boulder, CO 80301
Phone Number:  (303) 444-3043. 

Via is a social enterprise that offers transport to seniors in Jefferson County and four other counties surrounding Denver. The organization allows seniors to schedule ride services anywhere inside these counties by calling from one to seven days in advance for immediate ride confirmation. The service is available at no cost to its users. The service operates a fleet of 51 vehicles, of which 24 are wheelchair-accessible.

Lloyd G. Clements Community Center

Address: 953 1580 Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Phone Number:  (303) 987-4820

The Lloyd B. Clements Community Center offers a number of programs for elderly adults in the Lakewood area. These include fitness classes, hobby courses and social events throughout the year. Clements offers health screenings and support group access as well. The community center also provides hot lunches to seniors 60 or older on-site or via home delivery.

Volunteers of America Colorado Meals on Wheels

Address: 2660 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number:  (303) 297-0408

Volunteers of America offers a Meals on Wheels program for residents of nine different counties surrounding Denver, including Lakewood. Volunteers deliver balanced, nutritious meal options directly to client homes at no cost. The service requests that seniors make small donations if they can but will not deny meal service to anyone who can’t. This service is available to those who are 60 or older and assessed as homebound.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – oftentimes it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.