Nestled at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is a vibrant community with wide-open vistas and plenty of opportunity for adventure. Home to nearly 480,000 residents, of whom more than 13% are seniors, the region is becoming increasingly popular with retirees for its beautiful scenery, pleasant climate, tax-friendliness and abundant recreation. There’s plenty of opportunities for fun and entertainment year-round, especially for active seniors who enjoy the outdoors.

As seniors age, they may benefit from a little bit of daily assistance. An assisted living facility can provide personal care services, including help with daily tasks and chores, while allowing seniors to maintain their independence. Seniors in the Colorado Springs area pay an average of $4,663 per month for these services, which is nearly $100 less than the statewide average of $4,750.

This guide offers information about assisted living in Colorado Springs, including what it’s like to retire in the city and the average monthly cost of care services. It also includes a list of free local resources to support seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Colorado Springs, CO

Winslow Court

3920 East San Miguel Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

Conveniently located in Colorado Springs, CO, Winslow Court is an excellent choice for any assisted living facility needs. The courteous, helpful staff is readily available and takes pride in their wo … (read more)
Conveniently located in Colorado Springs, CO, Winslow Court is an excellent choice for any assisted living facility needs. The courteous, helpful staff is readily available and takes pride in their wo … (read more)

Brookdale Skyline

2365 Patriot heights, Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

Visitors to Brookdale Skyline in Colorado Springs, Colorado, often say that it has the polished appearance and cozy feeling of a five-star resort. They’re impressed by the spacious cottages and apar … (read more)
Visitors to Brookdale Skyline in Colorado Springs, Colorado, often say that it has the polished appearance and cozy feeling of a five-star resort. They’re impressed by the spacious cottages and apar … (read more)

2015, 2016

Bear Creek Senior Living

1685 S. 21st. St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

My mom moved into Bear Creek Senior Living. It’s been great. We had outdoor visiting, but they’ve been in quarantine for about four weeks, so hopefully we’ll have it again. We did have a period where … (read more)
My mom moved into Bear Creek Senior Living. It’s been great. We had outdoor visiting, but they’ve been in quarantine for about four weeks, so hopefully we’ll have it again. We did have a period where … (read more)

The Palisades at Broadmoor Park

4547 Palisades Park View, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

Making the decision to move to The Palisades at Broadmoor Park in Colorado Springs is an easy one due to the caring, attentive support of the staff. Friendships with other residents come easily in thi … (read more)
Making the decision to move to The Palisades at Broadmoor Park in Colorado Springs is an easy one due to the caring, attentive support of the staff. Friendships with other residents come easily in thi … (read more)

Brookdale Monument Valley Park

10 W. Monument Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

When visitors step into Brookdale Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, they’re impressed by the friendly staff members and the warm, home-like living environment. Visitors and residents give hi … (read more)
When visitors step into Brookdale Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, they’re impressed by the friendly staff members and the warm, home-like living environment. Visitors and residents give hi … (read more)

2015, 2017

Liberty Heights

12205 Gunstock Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921

Liberty Heights is an assisted living center north of Colorado Springs near the US Air Force Academy and Falcon Field. Residents describe it as a resort-style facility with a swimming pool, endless ga … (read more)
Liberty Heights is an assisted living center north of Colorado Springs near the US Air Force Academy and Falcon Field. Residents describe it as a resort-style facility with a swimming pool, endless ga … (read more)

ViewPointe

555 S. Rockrimmon Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80919

Do NOT choose ViewPointe if you or loved one has even normal senior cognitive issues. Because they are understaffed, they will use any excuse to lock you into memory care! Don’t be fooled by their … (read more)
Do NOT choose ViewPointe if you or loved one has even normal senior cognitive issues. Because they are understaffed, they will use any excuse to lock you into memory care! Don’t be fooled by their … (read more)

2014, 2015

Brookdale Broadmoor

615 Southepointe Ct., Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

Brookdale Broadmoor is an assisted living and memory care community located near the mountains in Colorado Springs. The facility features a home-like setting with numerous amenities. Spacious rooms ar … (read more)
Brookdale Broadmoor is an assisted living and memory care community located near the mountains in Colorado Springs. The facility features a home-like setting with numerous amenities. Spacious rooms ar … (read more)

Bonaventure of Colorado Springs

9112 Grand Cordera Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO, 80924

Bonaventure of Colorado Springs seems warm and friendly. Lucius was very personable and was able to get my dad to talk with him. My dad is very happy with the food too. He is staying in a one-bedroom … (read more)
Bonaventure of Colorado Springs seems warm and friendly. Lucius was very personable and was able to get my dad to talk with him. My dad is very happy with the food too. He is staying in a one-bedroom … (read more)

The Retreat at Sunny Vista

2450 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

The Retreat at Sunny Vista was lovely and the people were lovely. The chef and the head salesperson took us around and I was impressed with how they listened to the residents about preferences for foo … (read more)
The Retreat at Sunny Vista was lovely and the people were lovely. The chef and the head salesperson took us around and I was impressed with how they listened to the residents about preferences for foo … (read more)

2016

Brookdale Vista Grande

2780 Vickers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918

My brother is in Brookdale Vista Grande. It’s been good, he’s happy and I’m very happy with the move. He’s happy with the food. He’s a talker, so he gets along well with the cook and they might slip h … (read more)
My brother is in Brookdale Vista Grande. It’s been good, he’s happy and I’m very happy with the move. He’s happy with the food. He’s a talker, so he gets along well with the cook and they might slip h … (read more)

Garden Ranch Assisted Living

5075 Saddle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918

My mom, who suffered with dementia, was so loved and well cared for. All of her needs were met, she was treated like family (as was I) and Drew, Charissa and Tara quickly became our extended family. … (read more)
My mom, who suffered with dementia, was so loved and well cared for. All of her needs were met, she was treated like family (as was I) and Drew, Charissa and Tara quickly became our extended family. … (read more)

The Lodge at Palmer Point Residential Assisted Living

3205 Leslie Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

My 92 yr old father suddenly needed more attention than his current large assisted living had the staffing to provide. Luckily we found The Lodge at Palmer Point. It is a house with a maximum capacity … (read more)
My 92 yr old father suddenly needed more attention than his current large assisted living had the staffing to provide. Luckily we found The Lodge at Palmer Point. It is a house with a maximum capacity … (read more)

Life Quality Homes – Broadmoor Boutique I

2204 Oakridge Lane, Colorado Springs, CO, 80915

I like Life Quality Homes because it is a small residential home. It’s a house. I like the caregiver-to-resident ratio which is two caregivers to six residents. They specialize in dementia or Alzhei … (read more)
I like Life Quality Homes because it is a small residential home. It’s a house. I like the caregiver-to-resident ratio which is two caregivers to six residents. They specialize in dementia or Alzhei … (read more)

Broadmoor Court Assisted Living

2045 Roanoke St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

I had an in-person tour of Broadmoor Court Assisted Living. The tour was very nice. It seemed like the staff was very knowledgeable. One thing I was impressed with was, as they walked me through, they … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of Broadmoor Court Assisted Living. The tour was very nice. It seemed like the staff was very knowledgeable. One thing I was impressed with was, as they walked me through, they … (read more)

Home Care at Kettle’s

1929 Meyers Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

My aunt has been in Home Care at Kettle’s for two years now. They’re pretty good. The owner is definitely very nice and works with you, so I feel like it’s been positive. The food’s been good. They ho … (read more)
My aunt has been in Home Care at Kettle’s for two years now. They’re pretty good. The owner is definitely very nice and works with you, so I feel like it’s been positive. The food’s been good. They ho … (read more)

Sunrise of University Park

2105 University Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918

We toured Sunrise of University Park. It’ll start out with assisted, and then as my dad’s dementia progresses, we’ll go to the memory side if I choose that facility. It was beautiful. As soon as we … (read more)
We toured Sunrise of University Park. It’ll start out with assisted, and then as my dad’s dementia progresses, we’ll go to the memory side if I choose that facility. It was beautiful. As soon as we … (read more)

Constant Care of Colorado Springs II

8320 Sutterfield Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920

My mother is a resident at the north home. She has received excellent care and the staff have a true affection for her. I feel assured that she is in great hands. Jeff has always been there to address … (read more)
My mother is a resident at the north home. She has received excellent care and the staff have a true affection for her. I feel assured that she is in great hands. Jeff has always been there to address … (read more)

Legend of Colorado Springs

2368 Research Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920

Staff are super helpful, Ericka gave us great information making us comfortable with this community if we choose to move forward. John have a great tour. Beautiful facility. Would recommend.
Staff are super helpful, Ericka gave us great information making us comfortable with this community if we choose to move forward. John have a great tour. Beautiful facility. Would recommend.

Solange at the Golf Course

10102 Rolling Ridge Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80911

Solange at the Golf Course looked good, but it was for women only. The staff was nice, it’s a home, we went inside, and it looked clean. There was one patron there, and she seemed happy. It was clean, … (read more)
Solange at the Golf Course looked good, but it was for women only. The staff was nice, it’s a home, we went inside, and it looked clean. There was one patron there, and she seemed happy. It was clean, … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Colorado Springs

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Colorado. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Colorado Springs

In Colorado Springs, assisted living residences fall under the supervision of the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. This body is responsible for the licensing of these facilities and ensuring that they are adhering to the standards and regulations for operation in the state of Colorado.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Colorado Springs

  • Colorado Springs is home to a number of world-class health care facilities that specialize in geriatric care, including UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central which is home to the only comprehensive stroke care center in southern Colorado.
  • Compared to other states across the U.S., Colorado tends to be quite expensive. However, seniors looking to retire in this state may find Colorado Springs to be an affordable option. The average cost of living is 14% lower than the statewide average, letting seniors maximize their retirement savings.
  • The state of Colorado is known for its tax-friendliness towards retirees. Seniors in Colorado Springs who are 65 and older are eligible for a deduction of up to $24,000 on all forms of retirement income.
  • Winters in Colorado Springs are typically cold and snowy, but the majority of snowfall is concentrated in the early spring, and the area’s lack of humidity makes for a milder cold. Come summertime, seniors can expect warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
  • Colorado Springs offers a wide variety of entertainment and recreation for seniors of different interests. Its downtown is home to a vibrant arts scene with numerous performance spaces and art galleries, and the area has a variety of historical attractions such as museums to visit. Active seniors can enjoy hiking trails, biking and beautiful scenery at the nationally recognized Garden of the Gods or nearby Pikes Peak.
  • While violent crime rates are on par with national averages, the rate of property crime is quite high in Colorado Springs. Compared to the national average of 35.4, property crime in the city receives an index score of 52. When choosing an assisted living facility, it may be worthwhile to inquire about its security features, such as 24-hour video surveillance and locked entrances.

Paying for Assisted Living in Colorado Springs

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs an average of $4,633 per month in Colorado Springs. While slightly higher than the U.S. national average of $4,500, it’s below the statewide median of $4,750.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,633 per month, Colorado Springs falls close to the state median compared to other cities. The state’s highest rates are in the city of Boulder where seniors can expect to pay an average of $6,275. Colorado’s capital city, Denver, is slightly less expensive at $5,500, but it’s still above average. Fort Collins is a less expensive alternative at $4,000. Further south, Pueblo offers the least expensive care options, averaging $3,800 per month.

$4633

Colorado Springs

$4750

Colorado

$4500

The United States

$5500

Denver Area

$6275

Boulder

$4000

Fort Collins

$3800

Pueblo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Depending on the scope of care required, there are several other long-term care options for seniors in Colorado Springs. Seniors who need minimal assistance may opt for adult day health care, which is the least expensive option at $1,733 per month. Homemaker and home health aide services both cost an average of $5,768 per month and are ideal for seniors aging in place. Nursing homes, which provide 24-hour care and supervision, offer semiprivate rooms for $8,669 per month and private rooms for $9,414.

$5768

Homemaker Services

$5768

Home Health Aide

$1733

Adult Day Health Care

$4633

Assisted Living Facility

$8669

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9414

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Colorado Springs

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Colorado Springs

There are a number of resources in and around Colorado Springs that can help seniors who are currently living in assisted living residences or those considering making the transition to one of these communities. From information on financial assistance to recreational activities, the following resources can help improve seniors’ overall quality of life.

Resource

Contact

Service

(719) 471-7080

The Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging helps connect seniors age 60 and older with local resources, services and information that can help seniors. This may include insurance assistance, Medicare advice, free legal counseling and mobility coordination. It also features an Ombudsman Program, in which seniors and their families can receive consultation and education about long-term care facilities. The nonprofit organization serves 15 regional communities across the Pikes Peak region, with its main office located in Colorado Springs.  

(719) 884-2300

Silver Key Senior Services is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that offers assistance to seniors across the Pike Peaks region. Its health and wellness programs include behavioral health support, companionship and case management. The organization also offers community services such as a Reserve & Ride transportation service, and a donation-based social dining program, which provides nutritious, daily meals to seniors at various Connections Cafe locations, including the Colorado Springs Senior Center.

(719) 471-9992

The Colorado Springs Vet Center is a no-cost organization that helps seniors who have served understand and access their VA benefits. Trained specialists can help guide seniors through the application process and assist with documentation requirements to apply for benefits such as medical care, disability compensation, pensions and financial aid. The center also offers a wide range of counseling services and personal health services to support veterans' physical, mental and emotional well-being.

(719) 955-3400

Established through a partnership with the City of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Senior Center offers a welcoming environment for seniors age 55 and older. The center hosts a variety of programs, events and activities including art classes, exercise groups, lifelong learning, movies and special interest groups. Personal services such as counseling and informational programs are available, and clinical services such as massage therapy and personal training can be arranged on-site for a fee.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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