19 Assisted Living Facilities near Boulder, CO

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Boulder, CO

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Brookdale Boulder Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
3375 34th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
"I liked Brookdale Boulder Creek. It was well lit and my aunt has vision problems. It's new and updated and it looked wonderful. The studios seemed very big and it just looked like a great community..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Sunrise of Boulder

Provides: Assisted Living
3955 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
"We chose Sunrise of Boulder for Mom, because it is a very clean and attractive place. Also, the price seemed in line with the others that I had seen, or even a little better. The people have a..." More
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The Mary Sandoe House

Provides: Assisted Living
1244 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305
"Mary Sandoe is an awesome place to live. My mother is a current resident. The staff there are caring and kind and the food is incredible. The activities are good and everyone is so helpful. ..." More

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Caring Star 2012

The Carillon at Boulder Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
2525 Taft Drive, Boulder, CO 80302
"The Carillon at Boulder Creek was my first choice. I liked it because it's adjacent to the university and I usually audit classes. I liked the fact that they have an indoor lap pool as well. The..." More

Golden West

Provides: Assisted Living
1055 Adams Circle, Boulder, CO 80303
"The studio room that I saw at Golden West Senior Residence was clean, a pretty good size, and had a beautiful view. The kitchen was tiny, but that was OK. I saw a big sandwich board with the..." More

Caring Star 2012

Shawnee Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
4755 Shawnee Place, Boulder, CO 80303
"Shawnee Gardens is second to none! My mother has been a resident of Shawnee Gardens for over 10 years now. She has unique health issues and has been taken care of incredibly well throughout all of..." More

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Frasier Meadows

Provides: Assisted Living
350 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO 80303
"I feel like Frasier Meadows is more of a community. They really encourage people to do things together. They were very caring and very attentive. It feels more like a home. The event that I..." More

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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
575 Tantra Dr., Boulder, CO 80305
"MorningStar of Boulder is wonderful. My older sister is happy and she is being well cared for by everyone at MorningStar Boulder. She is treated kindly and with respect, and she feels tended to and..." More

HCR ManorCare Health Services - Boulder

Provides: Assisted Living
2800 Palo Parkway, Boulder, CO 80301
"My dear friend lives at Manor Care. Recently, I sent her a kindle for a little entertainment. She is not very technical and some adjustments needed to be made in her room to make it more..." More

Academy Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2762 BELLA VISTA LANE, Boulder, CO 80302
"This is truly a unique place to have your loved one with cognitive decline. Their well trained staff is so attentive, emphatic and knowledgeable in the field of dementia. The facility is five star..." More

Mesa Vista of Boulder

Provides: Assisted Living
2121 MESA DRIVE, Boulder, CO 80304
"We had my mother transferred to Mesa Vista in the middle of March 2018. It was the best decision I made. The staff is professional, warm, caring and the Director Christine is a amazing. She runs..." More

Anam Chara Home of Boulder

Provides: Assisted Living
1795 QUINCE AVENUE, Boulder, CO 80304
"This facility is very quaint and cute. What really impresses me with this facility is the amount of importance the staff put on the spiritual welfare of the residents. They have their own..." More

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Sunrise at FlatIrons

Provides: Assisted Living
400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021
"We visited Sunrise at FlatIrons in Broomfield. It has both independent and assisted living in a large attached building. They had really nice facilities and activities for the independent living..." More
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The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail

Provides: Assisted Living
660 Old Laramie Trail, Lafayette, CO 80026
"We toured The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail. It was new. The building was polished and just beautiful. However, we are not ready for assisted living, even though it is actually closer to where my..." More

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Waneka Park Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
225 Waneka, Lafayette, CO 80026
"It is very good. We really like it. The dining area is like a restaurant with very fancy tablecloths and flowers on the tables. It is very nice. They were busy working in the kitchen, but everybody..." More

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Balfour Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1855 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
"Balfour is probably too much money for the average person. If I got a couple of million dollars in my pocket, then I'll be alright. We ate there, and the food was five stars. The one-bedroom as..." More

Balfour Lavender Farms - Louisville

Provides: Assisted Living
1800 Plaza Dr, Louisville, CO 80027
"My mother is staying at Balfour Lavender Farms for two and a half years now. They have a very well-equipped cafeteria area or dining hall. They have a movie theater and a beauty salon upstairs...." More

Life Care at Home

Provides: Assisted Living
806 South Public Road, Suite 100, Lafayette, CO...

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Senior Living at Lafayette

Provides: Assisted Living
329 Exempla Circle Floor #2, Lafayette, CO 80026
"Living an active, social, and vibrant lifestyle is still your priority. Whether meeting with friends, participating in social media, or taking a walk, you are a modern-day senior with aspirations..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Boulder

    Boulder, Colorado is a picturesque town amidst the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by 45,000 acres of open space preserved by the town. With open space and 300 days of sunshine per year, seniors have plenty of opportunities for outdoor excursions. The city also features award-winning restaurants and craft breweries as well tech and natural food industries. For seniors interested in assisted living communities, there are 12 in Boulder and six more nearby. In Colorado, the rules and regulations of Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are governed by the Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Boulder

    • While the American Lung Association gave Boulder County a grade of B for its Particle Pollution 24-hour score, its ozone score received an F. This is information to consider for seniors with a respiratory illness, asthma, or chronic bronchitis.

    • Seniors on a budget should consider that the average cost of living in Colorado is 16.70 percent higher than the national average. Boulder is even more expensive with a cost of living that is higher than 78 percent of the country.

    • With a violent crime ranking of 18.6 out of 100 (1 being the safest), Boulder is safer than most cities in the U. S. (the average is 31.1). Seniors and their loved ones can take comfort in the safety of this area. Property crime, on the other hand, is 39.2, slightly higher than the national average of 38.1.

    • The winters in Boulder are very cold with January temperatures averaging 18 degrees. Twenty-six inches of snow per year could be problematic for seniors who have limited mobility or don't enjoy spending time outdoors. Summer temperatures are a comfortable 88 degrees.

    • The Boulder area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Boulder Community Health and Boulder Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Boulder County is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Boulder

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Colorado

    $4,511.00 Westminster
    $4,448.00 Boulder
    $4,396.00 Lafayette
    $4,288.00 Broomfield
    $4,093.00 Longmont
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,595.00 Northglenn

    Assisted Living costs in Boulder start around $4,448 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Boulder and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Boulder

    Qualified Colorado seniors have several options to choose from when seeking financial aid. Health First Colorado, the state's Medicaid plan, covers costs associated with ALFs and offers several Medicaid waivers to eligible individuals. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Colorado page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Boulder

    Boulder and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Boulder, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Boulder

    Boulder-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Colorado are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Boulder, CO

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Boulder

    • Review of Sunrise of Boulder

      We chose Sunrise of Boulder for Mom, because it is a very clean and attractive place. Also, the price seemed in line with the others that I had seen, or even a little better. The people have a grea... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Boulder Creek

      I really liked Brookdale Boulder Creek very much. The only thing was, they didn't have the nursing care that we needed. Other than that, the person who gave the tour was just great and cleanliness ... Read more

    • Review of MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder

      The person who did the tour at MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder was really good. She gave very complete information and a tour. She even gave me a chocolate and that was rea... Read more

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