101 Assisted Living Facilities near Littleton, CO
With an average cost of $3,889 in Littleton, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 80 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 25 facilities in Littleton.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Littleton, CO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Littleton
Seniors over the age of 60 make up 22.9 percent of Littleton, Colorado's 46,368 population. With 24 assisted living facilities in Littleton and 40 in the surrounding areas of Denver, Englewood, and Highlands Ranch, area seniors have a lot of options. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Some of these facilities are certified to receive Medicaid reimbursements and are referred to as alternative care facilities (ACFs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Littleton
RTD-Denver provides public transportation in Littleton, and discount fares are available for people over the age of 65. Seniors can also take advantage of the Shopping Cart - Senior Bus Service. which shuttles riders to and from local grocery stores, and the Omnibus service for medical and other appointments.
- The Littleton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Littleton Adventist Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Retirees can deduct up to $24,000 in retirement income, meaning some seniors' income will be mostly or completely free from state taxes. Sales tax in Colorado is higher than the national average, but groceries and medications are tax-exempt.
- Littleton has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Aging Well Resource Center, an organization that provides seniors with resources and referral information, as well as more than three senior centers.
- Littleton has cold winters, with an average of 80 inches of snow each year. The low in January averages 18 degrees, but in July the temperature warms to an average of 87. Littleton has 246 sunny days each year, allowing seniors to enjoy views of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
- The crime rate in Littleton is higher than 77 percent of other communities in Colorado. Despite this, the violent crime rate is lower than the state average. The property crime rate is also on par with the Colorado average, at 27.97 instances per 1,000 residents.
Paying for Assisted Living in Littleton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Littleton start around $3,877 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 Littleton 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 Littleton
Financial assistance in Colorado is available for eligible seniors through the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for persons who are Elderly, Blind, or Disabled (EBD). This waiver can help residents pay for care in alternative care facilities.
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 Littleton
Littleton 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 Littleton, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Littleton
Littleton-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 Littleton
Review of Life Care Center of Littleton
This facility MIGHT be fine for MINOR rehabilitative care. Nothing more than that or you are taking a risk. My opinion is that Life Care of Littleton was negligent in their respiratory care and in... Read more
Review of MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Littleton
My mom is currently a resident at MorningStar in their assisted living facility. This is a small facility with a terrific staff. I love that I recognize most of the staff when I visit and that... Read more
Review of Life Care Center of Littleton
My family and I were very impressed with the professionalism, friendliness, and caring, of the hard-working staff. The facility was kept clean at all times. Life Care seems more of a hotel than ... Read more