Broomfield, Colorado, is a suburb of Denver, in the northwest part of the metro area. It’s nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, ideal for nature lovers to hike, ski or enjoy the crisp mountain air. With more than 8,000 acres of open public space and 280 miles of walking and biking trails, active seniors have plenty of options for outdoor fun. The 1st Bank Center is a popular location for plays, musicals, and concerts. Broomfield’s senior population is about 14% of its 74,000 residents, and many may be looking at their long-term care choices, including assisted living. 

Assisted living communities, which average $5,100 per month in Broomfield, offer seniors apartment-style living with personal care available around the clock. Meals are included, plus maintenance and light housekeeping and linen services, removing many of the burdens of homeownership. These communities often have different amenities for seniors, including pools, scheduled social activities, fitness centers and a library. 

This guide covers the cost of senior care, including assisted living, plus some features of the Broomfield community that seniors should consider about living here. At the end are free resources for seniors and their families. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Broomfield, CO

Sunrise at FlatIrons

400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO, 80021

Located in Broomfield, Colorado, Sunrise at FlatIrons is close to Route 36, Frank Varra Park and the FlatIron Crossing shopping mall. The facility receives high praise from loved ones for having a hot … (read more)
Located in Broomfield, Colorado, Sunrise at FlatIrons is close to Route 36, Frank Varra Park and the FlatIron Crossing shopping mall. The facility receives high praise from loved ones for having a hot … (read more)

Legend of Broomfield

12600 Lowell Blvd , Broomfield, CO, 80634

I went to the Legend of Broomfield yesterday. I was impressed with the facility until I talked to two residents and their families, and then I found out that things were not as they appear to be. Ther … (read more)
I went to the Legend of Broomfield yesterday. I was impressed with the facility until I talked to two residents and their families, and then I found out that things were not as they appear to be. Ther … (read more)

The Gallery at Broomfield

1450 W 169th Ave, Broomfield, CO, 80023


2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge

11180 Irving Drive, Westminster, CO, 80031

Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge is located in Westminster, Colorado, adjacent to Big Dry Creek. Visitors are amazed by the facility’s amenities, including a billiards room, fitness center, beauty parlo … (read more)
Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge is located in Westminster, Colorado, adjacent to Big Dry Creek. Visitors are amazed by the facility’s amenities, including a billiards room, fitness center, beauty parlo … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Westminster

10280 North Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO, 80020

Sunrise of Westminster is a cottage-style senior living community located in Westminster, Colorado, just a short drive from Denver. Located on six acres of gorgeous land, this facility is touted by re … (read more)
Sunrise of Westminster is a cottage-style senior living community located in Westminster, Colorado, just a short drive from Denver. Located on six acres of gorgeous land, this facility is touted by re … (read more)

2015, 2016

Northglenn Heights Assisted Living Community

11475 Pearl Street, Northglenn, CO, 80233

Northglenn Heights Assisted Living Community is nestled alongside a river in Northglenn, Colorado. Residents have access to an exercise room, arts and crafts classes and professional haircuts at the s … (read more)
Northglenn Heights Assisted Living Community is nestled alongside a river in Northglenn, Colorado. Residents have access to an exercise room, arts and crafts classes and professional haircuts at the s … (read more)

The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail

660 Old Laramie Trail, Lafayette, CO, 80026

The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail is located a mile west from Two Creeks Open Space in Lafayette, CO. Visitors are pleasantly amazed by tub baths in each bathroom; these baths are much more accessible an … (read more)
The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail is located a mile west from Two Creeks Open Space in Lafayette, CO. Visitors are pleasantly amazed by tub baths in each bathroom; these baths are much more accessible an … (read more)

Park Regency Assisted Living and Memory Care, Thornton

12610 Hudson St., Thornton, CO, 80241

The Park Regency Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Thornton, Colorado, is a large, active senior community located in the north Denver suburbs. Highly regarded among residents, their familie … (read more)
The Park Regency Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Thornton, Colorado, is a large, active senior community located in the north Denver suburbs. Highly regarded among residents, their familie … (read more)

Atria Westminster (Now Open)

9560 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO, 80031

My husband has only been in Atria Westminster for several weeks. I don’t have any complaints, the food is good, which was his complaint with where he was previously. It’s a nice place and I think the … (read more)
My husband has only been in Atria Westminster for several weeks. I don’t have any complaints, the food is good, which was his complaint with where he was previously. It’s a nice place and I think the … (read more)

Sunnyslope Estate Senior Living

11255 – 11275 Grant Drive, Northglenn, CO, 80233

Located in Northglenn, Colorado, Sunnyslope Estate Senior Living is just a few minutes away from Northglenn Marketplace, Charles C. Winburn Park and Legacy Ridge Golf Course. Loved ones are impressed … (read more)
Located in Northglenn, Colorado, Sunnyslope Estate Senior Living is just a few minutes away from Northglenn Marketplace, Charles C. Winburn Park and Legacy Ridge Golf Course. Loved ones are impressed … (read more)

Bonaventure of Thornton

12281 Washington Center Parkway, Thornton, CO, 80241

Bonaventure of Thornton has really gone down hill in the nearly 2.5 years they’ve been open. Once a premier facility with top notch employees, they currently run so short staffed and tend to hire e … (read more)
Bonaventure of Thornton has really gone down hill in the nearly 2.5 years they’ve been open. Once a premier facility with top notch employees, they currently run so short staffed and tend to hire e … (read more)

Balfour Retirement Community

1855 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO, 80027

The Villa at Balfour is located on the north side of Louisville, Colorado, in an area surrounded by lakes, nature preserves and large golf courses which are ideal for outings. The facility’s staff reg … (read more)
The Villa at Balfour is located on the north side of Louisville, Colorado, in an area surrounded by lakes, nature preserves and large golf courses which are ideal for outings. The facility’s staff reg … (read more)

Karambi Assisted Living Home

12951 Clarkson Circle,, Thornton, CO, 80241

For the past few years, I had been helping my aunt who lived 6 states away. During COVID she had been alone in her room and was mentally, physically, and emotionally deteriorating. I brought her to … (read more)
For the past few years, I had been helping my aunt who lived 6 states away. During COVID she had been alone in her room and was mentally, physically, and emotionally deteriorating. I brought her to … (read more)

The Retreat at Church Ranch

10190 Wadsworth Blvd, Westminster, CO, 80021

The Retreat at Church Ranch is located in Westminster, Colorado, with convenient access to the Denver Boulder Turnpike and a short drive from the Butterfly Pavilion and Shops at Walnut Creek. Relative … (read more)
The Retreat at Church Ranch is located in Westminster, Colorado, with convenient access to the Denver Boulder Turnpike and a short drive from the Butterfly Pavilion and Shops at Walnut Creek. Relative … (read more)

Arcadia Glenn

3897 E 133rd Ct, Thornton, CO, 80241

Located in northwestern Thorton, just outside Boulder, Colorado, is Arcadia Glenn, a small assisted living community nestled in an active residential neighborhood. Home-cooked meals delivered to resid … (read more)
Located in northwestern Thorton, just outside Boulder, Colorado, is Arcadia Glenn, a small assisted living community nestled in an active residential neighborhood. Home-cooked meals delivered to resid … (read more)

Balfour Lavender Farms – Louisville

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. They h … (read more)
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. They h … (read more)

2012

The Legacy at Lafayette Assisted Living

225 Waneka, Lafayette, CO, 80026

The Legacy at Lafayette Assisted Living is located in Lafayette, Colorado, near Good Samaritan Medical Center, Coal Creek Corridor Open Space and Waneka Lake Park. Visitors comment that the gentle, ca … (read more)
The Legacy at Lafayette Assisted Living is located in Lafayette, Colorado, near Good Samaritan Medical Center, Coal Creek Corridor Open Space and Waneka Lake Park. Visitors comment that the gentle, ca … (read more)

Crossroads at Northglenn

451 Malley Dr, Northglenn, CO, 80233

Crossroads at Northglenn is nestled in Northglenn, Colorado, a short drive from E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Thorncreek Crossing and I-25. Relatives describe the facility as clean and well-maintained … (read more)
Crossroads at Northglenn is nestled in Northglenn, Colorado, a short drive from E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Thorncreek Crossing and I-25. Relatives describe the facility as clean and well-maintained … (read more)

Rocky Mountain Assisted Living Thornton

3331 E 120th Avenue, Thornton, CO, 80233

My relative is a resident of Rocky Mountain Assisted Living & Memory Care-Thornton. It’s nice and the help is good. He has his own room, they wash his clothes every day, make his bed, and I’m happ … (read more)
My relative is a resident of Rocky Mountain Assisted Living & Memory Care-Thornton. It’s nice and the help is good. He has his own room, they wash his clothes every day, make his bed, and I’m happ … (read more)

The Villas at Sunny Acres

2501 East 104th Avenue,, Thornton, CO, 80233

The Villas at Sunny Acres are tucked away peacefully in Thornton, Colorado, which is easily accessible from E 104th Avenue. The Villas lie within the stunning 64-acre landscape, which acts as a proper … (read more)
The Villas at Sunny Acres are tucked away peacefully in Thornton, Colorado, which is easily accessible from E 104th Avenue. The Villas lie within the stunning 64-acre landscape, which acts as a proper … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Broomfield

Broomfield assisted living communities are regulated by and issued licenses through the Colorado Department of Public Health. Each facility undergoes regular inspection of cleanliness and general liveability, and staff certifications, including licenses for CNAs and nurses, are validated. Assisted living communities in Colorado must pass these inspections to retain their licensure. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Broomfield

  • The cost of living in Broomfield is about 30% higher than the national median. Housing costs skew the overall cost of living higher, which can impact assisted living operating costs. Healthcare, a category important to many seniors, is lower than the national average, at 93.1. 
  • Colorado is known for cold, snowy winters, and Broomfield is no exception. January lows average 18 degrees, and the area receives 59 inches of snow each year, compared to the national average of 28 inches. Summers are warm and pleasant, with July highs of 90 degrees and 248 days of sunshine each year, compared to 205 for the nation overall. Broomfield receives about 16 inches of rainfall each year, less than the national average of 38. 
  • As part of the greater Denver area, Broomfield shares its designation as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The AARP evaluates cities around the country on how senior-friendly they are, including accessibility and access to resources, plus the availability of health care and social programs to enhance the lives of the elderly. 
  • Seniors in Broomfield can feel secure knowing that violent crime rates are extremely low compared to the national average, 8.9 compared to 22.7. Property crime rates are also lower than the national average, 32.5 compared to 35.4. 
  • The water quality in Broomfield is quite pure, 81/100 compared to the U.S. average of 55/100. Air quality is also higher than the national average, 60/100 compared to 58/100, making this a good place for those with respiratory issues. 
  • The average number of physicians in Broomfield is 149 per 100,000 residents, compared to the national average of 210 per 100,000 residents. However, seniors have ready access to the comprehensive Denver Health Medical Center, a system of emergency rooms, hospitals and associated specialty care providers, with branches throughout the metro area. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Broomfield

The average monthly cost for assisted living in Broomfield is $5,100, according to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020. This is $525 higher than the Colorado average of $4,575 and several hundred dollars more than the national average of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Broomfield’s assisted living fees are higher than many other Colorado cities. Greeley, to the north, is the least expensive at $3,515 per month. Fort Collins is several hundred dollars less, $4,118. Denver is a few hundred dollars less at $4,850, and Colorado Springs is the most expensive, with monthly fees of $5,340. 

$5100

Broomfield

$4575

Colorado

$4300

The United States

$3515

Greeley

$5340

Colorado Springs

$4850

Denver

$4118

Fort Collins

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Broomfield have other options for senior care besides assisted living. Seniors who only need care during the weekday may enroll in adult day health care. While no figures are available for this type of care in Broomfield, the state average is $1,625. Those who have ongoing medical needs and are unable to care for themselves receive the care and attention they need in a nursing home. Semiprivate rooms are $9,049 per month, and private ones are $10,539. Aging in place at home is another option for Broomfield seniors. They may wish to hire outside help from homemaker services ($5,625) or a home health aide ($5,720). 

$5625

Homemaker Services

$5720

Home Health Aide

$

Adult Day Health Care

$5100

Assisted Living Facility

$9049

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10139

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10539

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Broomfield was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boulder, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Broomfield

In addition to Medicaid, Colorado provides financial assistance to seniors through an Old Age Pension (OAP) system and offers several other plans aimed at maximizing senior independence, such as an adult foster care (AFC) program administered by counties.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Colorado

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 Broomfield

Broomfield and the greater Denver Metro area offer seniors several free or low-cost resources to help enhance their lives and promote independence. Some services advocate for better health for seniors, while others assist with applying for government benefits and health care or finding the right accommodations for assisted living.

Resource

Contact

Description

(303) 480-6700

The State Agency on Aging administers several programs to meet the needs of area seniors. Support services for caregivers and respite care are offered, plus assistance for seniors applying for social security, Medicaid and other government programs. The AAA also funds senior centers and health screenings for the elderly. Representatives of the AAA schedule programs for seniors, seminars that cover topics such as fraud prevention, including internet fraud, signs of elder abuse and neglect, nutrition and meal preparation and how to spot elder abuse or neglect.

(303) 455-1000

The Long Term Care Ombudsman program addresses the needs of Colorado seniors. It's an advocacy body collecting complaints from residents of long-term care homes, including assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen refer their complaints to the appropriate oversight bodies after investigation. Other functions of this agency include helping seniors and their families evaluate their choices for assisted living and help with the application process.

(303) 299-6000

Denver’s public transportation system, the RTD, operates fixed bus routes throughout the metro area and suburbs. There's also transportation to Colorado Springs and Boulder. Seniors are eligible for reduced rates for both the metro and Colorado Springs- Boulder services. Wheelchair-accessible shuttle transportation is also available for those who need it.

(303) 837-1313

Broomfield seniors who cannot afford legal services in civil matters may qualify for free or reduced-fee services from area attorneys. Colorado Legal Services offers assistance drafting wills, living wills, trusts and powers of attorney, plus representation in cases of elder abuse or neglect or landlord-tenant disputes.

(303) 464-5526

Seniors who cannot afford their own durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and other mobility devices, or shower chairs and personal care equipment, may borrow indefinitely from the Broomfield Loan Closet. This agency also provides adaptive technology for seniors who experience hearing loss or communication challenges.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Broomfield

Broomfield-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Colorado