Wheat Ridge, a western suburb of Denver, provides a quiet community where nature-loving seniors can enjoy the area’s sunny, temperate climate and proximity to the popular Rocky Mountain State Park. Patrons of the arts also have an array of compelling options in Wheat Ridge and its surrounding areas, including the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. According to U.S. Census estimates, only about 31,324 people live in Wheat Ridge, home to a somewhat higher-than-average percentage of seniors than most American cities — 19.1% to the wider nation’s 16.5%. 

The Denver area’s relatively high cost of living is reflected in home care costs for seniors living in Wheat Ridge. Both homemaker services and home health aide services cost approximately $5,720 per month here, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. That’s over a $1,100 increase from the national averages of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Wheat Ridge, 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 Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge, CO

Homewell Care Services of Northern Colorado

3001 Taft Ave Ste 100 , Loveland, CO, 80538

At HomeWell of Northern Colorado, we provide live-in and hourly at-home care for seniors and others who are struggling to manage day-to-day activities like grooming, bathing, cooking or even running e … (read more)
At HomeWell of Northern Colorado, we provide live-in and hourly at-home care for seniors and others who are struggling to manage day-to-day activities like grooming, bathing, cooking or even running e … (read more)

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.

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)

Alliance Home Care Services

1642 S Parker Rd, Suite 212 , Denver, CO, 80231

Alliance Home Care Services, LLC specializes in providing non-medical, personal care services and homemaking in the comfort of your own home.
Alliance Home Care Services, LLC specializes in providing non-medical, personal care services and homemaking in the comfort of your own home.

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)

Five Star Home Care LLC – Denver, CO

18679 East 45th Street, Denver, CO, 80249

Here at Five Star Home Care, we provide hourly home care for seniors and others who are struggling to manage day-to-day activities like grooming, bathing, cooking or even running errands. Our knowledg … (read more)
Here at Five Star Home Care, we provide hourly home care for seniors and others who are struggling to manage day-to-day activities like grooming, bathing, cooking or even running errands. Our knowledg … (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)

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.

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)

Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge:

Active Adult Center

Address: 6363 W 35th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone number: (303) 205-7500

Run by the Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation department, the Active Adult Center functions as a hub for community programs aimed at seniors aged 50 and over. Fitness-focused groups include those dedicated to low-impact exercises such as yoga, Zumba, qi gong and tai chi. There are also hiking, gardening, gaming, and discussion groups and day trips to museums and concerts through which seniors can make new social connections. 

Seniors’ Resource Center

Address: 3227 Chase Street, Denver, CO 80212
Phone number: (303) 238-8151

The SRC is a nonprofit organization that supports seniors and disabled people with low- or no-cost services that can help them remain in their homes while improving their quality of life. Assistance includes in-home care and adult day care programs that provide respite for primary caregivers. The organization’s volunteers also help out seniors with shopping, yard work and meal preparation. SRC helpline staff can also direct callers to other resources and assistive services in the area.

Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program

Address: 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203
Phone number: (866) 432-8435

This federally funded program works to help seniors and low-income Coloradans pay for a portion of their heating costs in the colder months. LEAP can provide payments directly to fuel vendors and can also be used to pay for upkeep and upgrades for existing furnaces. Applications are open between November and April; income restrictions apply. The related Crisis Intervention Program focuses on helping residents get immediate help in emergency situations when a primary heating source suddenly fails; call (855) 469-4328 for more information. 

Weatherization Assistance Program

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

Like LEAP, this program helps low-income state residents with heating costs, but the WAP does so through providing free home improvements that can permanently lower energy costs. Such home improvements include adding insulation, updating lighting fixtures, sealing windows and replacing old, inefficient appliances with newer ones. The program is automatically open to those receiving LEAP, SSI, SNAP, TANF or AND services.

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.