81 Assisted Living Facilities near Lakewood, CO
There are 81 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lakewood area, with 25 in Lakewood and 56 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lakewood is $4,153 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Wheat Ridge with an average starting cost of $3,606.
To help you with your search, browse the 231 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lakewood. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lakewood 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Denver with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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25 Assisted Living Facilities in Lakewood, CO
56 Assisted Living Facilities near Lakewood, CO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lakewood
The most populated city in Jefferson County, Lakewood is located west of Denver. Seniors in Lakewood may enjoy watching performances at the Lakewood Cultural Center and exploring art and history at Lakewood Heritage Center and Washington Heights Art Center. The senior population in the city is almost 16 percent. To accommodate this group, the Lakewood area has 57 of assisted living facilities. There are 25 within the town of Lakewood, and an additional 32 in the surrounding area. ALFs regulations are dictated by the Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lakewood
The American Lung Association gave Jefferson County a rating of F concerning their air quality. It is important for seniors with a respiratory illness to consider how this may affect their health.
- Seniors on a tight budget should be aware that the cost of living in the Lakewood area is 25.30 percent higher than the national average and around eight percent higher than the rest of the state.
- Seniors and their loved ones may be concerned that Lakewood's crime rate is slightly higher than the national average. While violent crime is near-average with a ranking of 35 out of 100 (1 is the safest, 31.1 is the U. S. average), property crime is high at 55.8 compared to the nations 38.1 average.
- While Summer in Lakewood reaches an average high of 88 degrees, the 26 inches of snow and 18-degree January lows might be difficult for seniors who are sensitive to cold or have limited mobility.
- The Lakewood area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Anthony Hospital and Lakewood Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The town of Lakewood has an array of community resources for seniors to stay active, including the Older Adults Wellness Fair, an organization that provides fun, fitness, and socializing for seniors as well as the Clements Community Center.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lakewood
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lakewood start around $4,153 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood
Colorado's state Medicaid plan, Health First Colorado, helps pay assisted living costs for qualified seniors. Medicaid offers several waivers for eligible individuals. In addition, there are several non-state funded programs available to seniors in need.
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 Lakewood
Lakewood 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 Lakewood, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lakewood
Lakewood-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.
Other Options in Lakewood, CO
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lakewood
Review of Brookdale Lakewood
My experience at Brookdale Lakewood was good. I had mixed feelings about it, but I was there at a time when the clientele was resting so I didnt get to see them interact with each other, but the p... Read more
Review of Brookdale Green Mountain
Brookdale Green Mountain was a nice and clean community. The staff is informative and tells you everything that goes on. The room I saw is a one-bedroom. I looked at both assisted living and total ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Green Mountain
I'm sorry to have ever let my mother become a resident at the Green Mountain Brookdale. The list of complaints is lengthy starting with being charged for personal care that was not being provided... Read more