41 Assisted Living Facilities near Golden, CO
There are 41 Assisted Living Facilities in the Golden area, with 6 in Golden and 35 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Golden is $4,395 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Wheat Ridge with an average starting cost of $4,048.
To help you with your search, browse the 102 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Golden. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Golden 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Golden, CO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Golden
Golden, Colorado sits just west of Denver and east of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. In the Golden area, there are 61 assisted living residences, with five located within the city boundaries, and they are governed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Jefferson County, where Golden is located, provides input on senior housing trends and works on developing livable communities for the elderly through the Jefferson County Aging Well Project.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Golden
- The Denver area is on the American Lung Association’s most polluted cities list for ozone and short-term particulates, and the Mile-High City’s altitude can affect some seniors with respiratory concerns. However, Golden is closer to the mountains, about 15 miles to the west of Denver, where the air quality is usually clearer.
- Golden’s property and violent crime scores are 34.1 and 13.6 on a scale to 100, and nearby Denver’s scores are 47.2 and 49.3. Golden is a much quieter city with easy access to metro Denver and less exposure to crime.
- The Regional Transportation District (RTD) connects Golden to metro Denver, and includes wide-area bus service, light rail, and commuter rail which connects to the airport, all available with senior discounts. The RTD service area also offers Access-a-Ride paratransit service for qualifying seniors and disabled.
Jefferson County provides local entertainment in the Golden area including concerts, plays and the arts. The regional transit agency offers seniorride to groups of seniors 10 or more that are interested in attending cultural and entertainment events.
Golden's climate is great for the active senior adult with rainfall of only 19 inches, half the U.S. average of 38 inches, and on average, 242 days per year are sunny. The summer high is around 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and the winter low is 18 degrees.
- The Denver area cost of living is above the U.S. average rating of 100 at 127.5 and Golden is even higher at 147.5. The cost of housing plays the biggest role in these ratings, however. Seniors can find groceries and health care at rates comparable to the nation's average
Paying for Assisted Living in Golden
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Golden start around $4,395 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 Golden 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 Golden
Although the state of Colorado does not provide support to seniors for the room and board costs of assisted living residences there are several programs that offer supplemental income that can be used for living expenses. Health First Colorado, the state's Medicaid system, supports two wavers that may provide financial assistance to blind or disabled seniors, and the OAP (old age pension) system and optional state supplement for low-income individuals on SSI payments offers additional financial support.
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 Golden
Golden 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 Golden, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Golden
Golden-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Golden
Review of Golden Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care
Beautiful brand new community. Gorgeous view and grounds. Feels like it will be totally safe even with the Coronavirus. They are following all guidelines and everything is new and antiseptic! Read more
Review of Golden Pond Retirement Center
Golden Pond always puts the welfare of their residents first. The GP response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been exemplary, with excellent communication to families. The caregivers have made my mot... Read more
Review of Golden Pond Retirement Center
Angela and the entire staff took were wonderful to our father, getting him situated and then taking great care. He had a newly remodeled room and it was done very tastefully. He enjoyed the staff a... Read more