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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Collins, CO for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Fort Collins, CO below include 18 Assisted Living facilities with 313 reviews. On average in Fort Collins, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.39 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fort Collins

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division oversees and licenses assisted living facilities in the Centennial State. The state agency hosts numerous resources for consumers, including an assisted living facility search tool complete with facilities’ inspection reports and citations; other information provided includes each facility’s bed count, administrator, facility type and more.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fort Collins

  • While Fort Collins, like the rest of Colorado, is home to beautiful natural sights, it’s also home to considerably cold winters. With nine months of the year receiving significant snowfall, Fort Collins (48 inches) receives nearly twice as much snow as the U.S. average (28 inches) and hits an average January low of 15.3 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.1 degrees warmer than Colorado’s state average. On the bright side, Fort Collins experiences mild summers and receives 237 days of sunlight per year, considerably more than the national average of 205 days.
  • Fort Collins has a low median age of 29.3, significantly younger than the U.S. median (37.4), thanks in large part to Colorado State University, the second-largest college in Colorado by enrollment. The city is nationally renowned for its pleasant college town atmosphere, having been ranked the No. 9 Best College Town in America in 2017. Seniors may enjoy the town’s diversity, making Fort Collins an interesting place to live. 
  • Although Fort Collins’ overall cost of living is 2.8% below Colorado’s state average, it’s 18.3% above the national average, making it an expensive place to live. The median home price here is $487,800, more than two-thirds the national median of $291,700 despite being $800 cheaper than the statewide average. Although housing is expensive, health care (–3.6%), utility (–8.7%) and transportation (–12.6%) costs are all considerably below U.S. averages.
  • Fort Collins plays host to numerous parks, open spaces and government-protected natural areas. The city’s western horizon features views of snow-capped mountains, making for a beautiful backdrop that’s no further than a glance away.
  • Seniors interested in bringing their families to Fort Collins may appreciate the city’s future job growth prospects, with its job market expected to grow 51.8% over the next decade. This rate is significantly greater than the U.S. average of 33.5%. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Fort Collins

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Fort Collins and 22 other cities in Colorado.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Fort Collins, CO

In recent years, inflation has caused assisted living costs to increase in Fort Collins. From 2022 to 2023, costs rose by around 9%, jumping from $4,782 per month to $5,239. By 2024, costs are projected to rise by another 7.4% to $5,642. Compared to both the U.S. ($4.459) and state averages ($4,630), assisted living is more expensive in Fort Collins. While nearby Denver saw a similar increase in costs, its monthly rates are about $780 less than Fort Collins. Boulder, however, is more expensive, with rates projected to rise 16.5% in 2024 to $5,760.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
Fort Collins$4,782$5,239$5,642
U.S. Average$4,070$4,459$4,802
Colorado$4,392$4,630$5,063
Denver$3,304$3,620$3,898
Boulder$4,882$5,349$5,760
Colorado Springs$4,693$5,142$5,538

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Other major cities in Colorado charge anywhere from $3,800 (Pueblo) to $6,275 per month (Boulder) for assisted living care, making Fort Collins one of the most affordable cities for senior care in Colorado. Seniors living in Denver, which doubles as the most populated city in Colorado and the state’s capital, pay an average of $5,500 per month for assisted living care. On average, assisted living facilities in Colorado Springs, the second most populated city in the state, charge $4,663 per month. 

Fort Collins

$4,000

Colorado

$4,750

The United States

$4,500

Boulder

$6,275

Denver

$5,500

Colorado Springs

$4,663

Pueblo

$3,800

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

In Olympia, the cost of senior living varies depending on the type of care. Assisted living is priced at $3,552, while memory care is slightly higher at $4,743. Independent living, offering a more self-sufficient lifestyle, is the most expensive option at $6,893. Factors such as the level of assistance, specialized services, and amenities contribute to the cost variations. Consider individual needs, preferences, and budget to make the best choice.

Assisted Living

$5,239

Memory Care

$7,250

Independent Living

$2,499

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fort Collins

There are several options available to help you pay for assisted living in Fort Collins, including Supplemental Security Income Category G.   State programs include Health First Colorado and the Colorado Old Age Pension.

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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Fort Collins,CO

There are many resources in Fort Collins,CO that assist seniors in their retirement. Caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Colorado state page.

Area Agency on Aging

Retirees can find support and advice on various senior-related issues from their local Area Agency on Aging. The agency provides advice on topics such as financial assistance programs, in-home care and long-term care planning. It also connects seniors and caregivers with community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Larimer County Office on Aging970-498-7000The Area Agencies on Aging in Colorado provide information on local resources and programs for older adults throughout the state. The aim of the agencies is to help seniors remain as independent as possible while receiving the assistance they need to live purposeful lives. Services provided by the AAAs include case management, transportation and health screenings. AAAs offer multiple programs depending on the specific needs of individuals, including adult day programs and congregate and home-delivered meals.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help Fort Collins seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins970-484-6325Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins helps address the issues of senior nutrition and isolation among elderly individuals who live independently on their own. Hot, nutritious meals are delivered 5 days a week by community volunteers, who can also provide much-needed social interaction. The program is open to seniors aged 62 and older who are homebound and unable to safely shop for or prepare their own meals and operates within the city limits of Fort Collins, LaPorte and Wellington.
Food Bank for Larimer County970-493-4477The Food Bank for Larimer County in Colorado provides food assistance to county residents. It has multiple mobile pantries and brick-and-mortar pantries throughout Loveland, Berthoud and Fort Collins. A food finder map is available via its website to help seniors to find the closest location. The nonprofit organization also hosts adults-only food skills and nutrition classes, has a SNAP outreach team, provides food boxes for seniors and supplies diapers to parents of children who need them.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in Fort Collins have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Safety of Seniors Handyman Program - Northern Colorado303-297-0408This free program provides installations and repairs for seniors so that they can continue living at home safely and comfortably. Services include accessibility modifications, electrical and plumbing repairs, energy efficiency adaptations, and installing and replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in Fort Collins bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
UCHealth Aspen Club970-495-8560Aspen Club is a membership program for adults 50 and older offering comprehensive health and wellness services, including free health screenings, low-cost laboratory tests, fitness classes and educational discussions. As the contracted Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program in Larimer County, it provides free counseling on Medicare benefits and related plans. Aspen Club also educates participants on advance care planning and assists them in completing advance directives/living wills and medical durable power of attorney forms.
Samaritan House Fort Collins970-484-5010Catholic Charities operates a regional branch in Larimer County. Homebound, frail, at-risk or low-income seniors make up most of its clients. Among other services, the organization offers case management, companionship, transportation and assistance with household tasks. Additionally, the organization helps seniors complete applications for benefits and resources. It case-management services are available at no fee.
Fort Collins Senior Center970-221-6644Accredited by the National Council on Aging's National Institute of Senior Centers, the Fort Collins Senior Center houses a comprehensive range of recreational amenities, including a health and wellness center, gymnasium, community garden and activity areas for various programs and events. Adults 50 and older who are income-qualified may be eligible for reduced-fee admission passes.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Fort Collins help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Fort Collins Social Security Office 80521800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Utility & Energy Bill Assistance

Low-income seniors who are struggling to meet the costs of maintaining their homes can find support from organizations that offer assistance with utility and energy bills. Fort Collins retirees could also qualify for emergency funding programs if they're in danger of losing utility services due to unpaid invoices.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) - Fort Collins970-212-2900Seniors who qualify for LEAP during the previous season and who use Fort Collins Utilities as a provider for electric, water or wastewater may be able to receive a reduced rate on their utilities through the Income-Qualified Assistance Program. This reduces the rate for these utilities by 23%. It also provides home efficiency education that can help lessen the amount of energy used in the home, which lowers the cost of utility bills.

Veteran's Services

Fort Collins retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Fort Collins Vet Center970-221-5176The Fort Collins Vet Center in Fort Collins, CO, offers an abundance of services to support military veterans, their spouses and families. Mental health services, including counseling for conditions such as PTSD and military sexual trauma, are delivered at no cost and available in person or remotely through telehealth. The center also provides referral services for addiction and substance abuse, and it offers help to those applying for VA benefits, filing claims and finding housing.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Collins

Fort Collins 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

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Shari

I visited this facility

Review of Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care

Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care appeared to be OK. Rebecca was friendly and positive. She was very thorough in explaining and showing us the property, and what was available. The reason...

Provider response

Thank you, Shari! It was wonderful meeting you and we wish all the best things for you and your father!!!

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Wendy

I visited this facility

Review of Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care

I went to visit Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care. It was a beautiful place. The grounds were fabulous. It was on 11 acres. All of the wings were joined together, which was nice. There...

Provider response

Thank you for your review and feedback! I'm happy to answer any questions or assist you in any way as you consider communities!

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Michael

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Review of Brookdale Fort Collins Assisted Living

We toured Brookdale Fort Collins. Michelle was extremely professional and very informative. The place was nice, clean, and very well laid out. There's quite a bit of room for different activities...

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