3 Assisted Living Facilities near Fruita, CO
There are 3 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fruita area, with 2 in Fruita and 1 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fruita. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fruita 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Grand Junction with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Fruita, CO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fruita
Nestled in the mountains near the Colorado River, Fruita offers stunning vistas and plenty of amenities for seniors, who make up over 15 percent of the town's population of more than 10,000 people. For seniors who are thinking about moving into assisted living, there are three facilities available in the Fruita area. Two are in Fruita, and one is in the neighboring city of Grand Junction. They are officially known and licensed throughout Colorado as Assisted Living Residences.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fruita
- Fruita 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.
- The Fruita area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Grand Valley Transit provides daily bus service for Fruita's seniors to and from Grand Junction Monday through Saturday. GVT offers reduced rate passes for seniors.
- Fruita has an array of community resources for seniors, including Mesa County Adult Services, an organization that connects seniors with a variety of services, as well as one senior center.
- Compared to the rest of the country, Fruita's cost of living is 10.3 percent higher than the U.S. average. However, housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. Other categories may actually cost seniors less than the national average, such as healthcare, which is 6 percent cheaper in Fruita.
- Assisted living communities may offer their seniors group trips to shop, dine and visit local points of interest, such as the Colorado National Monument or the Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fruita
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fruita start around $0 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 Fruita 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 Fruita
An Optional State Supplement is available to seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income. Colorado also provides two Medicaid waivers, the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Community Mental Health Supports and the Elderly, Blind and Disabled Waiver, to help eligible seniors cover assisted living costs. Seniors who plan to use a waiver to pay for their expenses should make sure that the facility they are interested in can accept the waiver, because some facilities aren't certified to take Medicaid reimbursement.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
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 Fruita
Fruita 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 Fruita, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fruita
Fruita-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fruita
Review of The Oaks
I was living in The Oaks before. It's old, it's decrepit, the toilets are in really bad shape, the floors in worse shape, but they did have good food, and it had a good kitchen. I got over 300 lbs ... Read more
Review of The Oaks
I've lived here for approximately a year and 1/2 now. The employees are unbeatable, granted there are a couple needing attitude help, but most can't be beaten. The rooms are very small and the show... Read more
Review of The Oaks
My mom is getting ready to move to the Oaks, and so far, its very good. The room is OK. It might be a little small, but theyre OK, fine, and they smell good. They offer meals, they take you to yo... Read more