42 Assisted Living Facilities near Lafayette, CO
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There are 42 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lafayette area, with 4 in Lafayette and 38 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lafayette is $4,236 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,495. Cheaper nearby regions include Northglenn with an average starting cost of $3,097.
To help you with your search, browse the 315 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lafayette. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lafayette 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Westminster with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Lafayette find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Lafayette, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Lafayette, CO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lafayette
Lafayette, Colorado serves as an unofficial suburb to both the Boulder and Denver metropolitan areas, allowing its senior residents access to both cities. It was named as the fourth best place in the nation for seniors to live by AARP Magazine in recent rankings. The suburb is best known for Waneka Lake Park, a recreational and wildlife refuge which features swimming, fishing and 147 acres to explore. Seniors who enjoy this environment have five dozen assisted living communities to choose from. Six are located within Lafayette and 54 are located in nearby communities. All assisted living facilities in Lafayette follow the same guidelines as others across the state, providing room and board, along with 24-hour care to residents.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lafayette
- The weather in Lafayette constitutes four defined seasons. In the cold, snowy winter months temperatures dip into the teens and summer heat waves spikes temperatures into the 90s.
- Due primarily to its proximity to the cities of Boulder and Denver, the air quality in Lafayette is considered moderate throughout the year. Pollen also affects the air quality on a seasonal basis.
- The cost of living in Lafayette is higher than both the state and national averages. However, costs of necessities, like groceries, health care services and utilities are at or below the national average.
- The crime rate in Lafayette is higher than most suburbs but below the state and national average. Lafayette is considered 24 percent safer than most American cities.
Via Colorado provides discounted transportation to those over the age of 60. Most of these transportation companies will take seniors anywhere in the greater Boulder and Denver metropolitan area. RTD also operates the area's public bus service, which has discounted fares for seniors age 65 and older with a valid ID.
- Lafayette has a steady stream of art shows on the street and in local galleries, as well as opera, orchestral and chamber music available to residents on a regular basis.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lafayette
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lafayette start around $4,236 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette
The state of Colorado also has a Old Age Pension (or OAP) which provides financial assistance to elderly, low-income Colorado residents over the age of 60. Boulder County also offers financial assistance to senior Lafayette residents who apply.
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 Lafayette
Lafayette 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 Lafayette, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lafayette
Lafayette-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 Lafayette
Review of The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail
The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail's staff was very nice, very knowledgeable and very helpful; however, the place looked institutionalized. We didn't see it as warm or inviting. The staff who accommoda... Read more
Review of The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail
The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail was very welcoming and nice. The place is clean and homey. The person who gave us the tour was fabulous and great. The room I saw looked smaller, but it was great, ve... Read more
Review of The Legacy at Lafayette Assisted Living
The Legacy at Lafayette Assisted Living is very good. We really like it. The dining area is like a restaurant with very fancy tablecloths and flowers on the tables. It is very nice. They were busy ... Read more