Part of the greater Denver area, Littleton is a historic suburb with a lively downtown core. It has a population of 48,065 people, with slightly more seniors than the national average at 17.2%. Residents can take advantage of easy access to a high number of good-quality health care services at a cost slightly lower than the national average. Littleton is relatively tax-friendly for retirees and has a low rate of violent crime.

Seniors in Littleton can also choose from a wide range of assisted living facilities. Highly trained staff in these facilities are available to assist residents with personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation. In addition, many of these communities offer activities and social events for enrichment. It costs around $4,850 per month for this type of care, although actual prices vary depending on the location and amenities available. 

This guide is designed to help seniors decide whether retirement in Littleton is right for them. It discusses the pros, cons and costs of assisted living in the area as well as the resources available to local seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Littleton, CO

2016

Sunrise at Orchard

5975 South Holly Street, Littleton, CO, 80121

Sunrise at Orchard is located in Littleton, Colorado, near Heritage Place Shopping Center and Koelbel Library. Visitors praise the assisted living facility’s well-maintained grounds, and note that res … (read more)
Sunrise at Orchard is located in Littleton, Colorado, near Heritage Place Shopping Center and Koelbel Library. Visitors praise the assisted living facility’s well-maintained grounds, and note that res … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Littleton

8271 South Continental Divide Road, Littleton, CO, 80127

Brookdale Littleton is in Littleton, Colorado, just a short drive away from Littleton Adventist Hospital, Red Rocks Country Club and Hildebrand Ranch Park. Visitors note the beautiful setting of this … (read more)
Brookdale Littleton is in Littleton, Colorado, just a short drive away from Littleton Adventist Hospital, Red Rocks Country Club and Hildebrand Ranch Park. Visitors note the beautiful setting of this … (read more)

Serenity House, W. Geddes Ave.

5310 W. Geddes Ave., Littleton, CO, 80128

Serenity House in Littleton, Colorado, is an assisted living and memory care facility located close to Highway 75 not far from Cooley Lake. The community houses a maximum of eight residents in a home- … (read more)
Serenity House in Littleton, Colorado, is an assisted living and memory care facility located close to Highway 75 not far from Cooley Lake. The community houses a maximum of eight residents in a home- … (read more)

StoneCreek of Littleton

7800 S Windermere St , Littleton, CO, 80120

StoneCreek of Littleton was a beautiful facility. At the time, we couldn’t go into memory care, so we only saw the assisted side. They’re very nice. I would recommend people look at them and compare w … (read more)
StoneCreek of Littleton was a beautiful facility. At the time, we couldn’t go into memory care, so we only saw the assisted side. They’re very nice. I would recommend people look at them and compare w … (read more)


Serenity House, W. Portland Dr

5286 W. Portland Dr., Littleton, CO, 80128


Catharine’s Quality of Life Homes

8217 W Peakview Dr, Littleton, CO, 80123


Leawood Assisted Living II

8385 S. Yarrow Street, Littleton, CO, 80128


Leawood Assisted Living III

6398 S Chase Ct, Littleton, CO, 80123


Legacy House Elder Care

10405 W. Berry Dr, Littleton, CO, 80127


Meadow Vista Assisted Living

7516 S. Wadsworth Court, Littleton, CO, 80128


Lighthouse Assisted Living- Wadsworth House

8603 S. Wadsworth Court, Littleton, CO, 80128


Assured Assisted Living 8

2 Meadowbrook Place, Littleton, CO, 80120


2021

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Littleton

5344 South Kipling Parkway, Littleton, CO, 80127

MorningStar of Littleton, Colorado, is a pet-friendly facility located minutes away from Bear Creek Lake Regional Park and the shops, galleries and cafes of historic downtown Littleton. Loved ones pra … (read more)
MorningStar of Littleton, Colorado, is a pet-friendly facility located minutes away from Bear Creek Lake Regional Park and the shops, galleries and cafes of historic downtown Littleton. Loved ones pra … (read more)

Loving Care Assisted Living Services, LLC

6271 West Maplewood Place, Littleton, CO, 80123

We placed my mom in Leawood Assisted Living (Loving Care Assisted Living Services, LLC) and she’s very happy there. It’s an 8-bedroom care home. The care is phenomenal. Her room is extremely clean and … (read more)
We placed my mom in Leawood Assisted Living (Loving Care Assisted Living Services, LLC) and she’s very happy there. It’s an 8-bedroom care home. The care is phenomenal. Her room is extremely clean and … (read more)

The Manor on Marston Lake

4800 S Wadsworth Blvd, Littleton, CO, 80123

The Manor on Marston Lake is located on the shores of Marston Lake in Littleton, Colorado. Friends of residents are impressed by the facility’s grounds and its clean and bright private rooms. This com … (read more)
The Manor on Marston Lake is located on the shores of Marston Lake in Littleton, Colorado. Friends of residents are impressed by the facility’s grounds and its clean and bright private rooms. This com … (read more)

Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center

5844 S Curtice, Littleton, CO, 80120

Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center is located in Littleton, Colorado, just blocks from a variety of casual dining restaurants and a short drive from Sterne Park. Visitors praise the facility’s conveni … (read more)
Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center is located in Littleton, Colorado, just blocks from a variety of casual dining restaurants and a short drive from Sterne Park. Visitors praise the facility’s conveni … (read more)

The Gardens at Columbine

5130 W Ken Caryl Avenue, Littleton, CO, 80128

The Gardens at Columbine is located in Littleton, Colorado, near Cooley Lake and Columbine Hills Park. Visitors to this assisted living facility are impressed by the well-maintained grounds, which inc … (read more)
The Gardens at Columbine is located in Littleton, Colorado, near Cooley Lake and Columbine Hills Park. Visitors to this assisted living facility are impressed by the well-maintained grounds, which inc … (read more)

Life Care Center of Littleton

1500 W Mineral Aveue, Littleton, CO, 80120

The Life Care Center of Littleton is located in suburban Littleton, Colorado, just a few miles south of downtown Denver and within easy access to shopping centers, parks and the Highline Canal walking … (read more)
The Life Care Center of Littleton is located in suburban Littleton, Colorado, just a few miles south of downtown Denver and within easy access to shopping centers, parks and the Highline Canal walking … (read more)

Colorado Assisted Living Homes, LLC

6638 W Ottawa Ave, Littleton, CO, 80127

Colorado Assisted Living Homes, LLC, is based in Littleton, Colorado. This company offers nine assisted living facilities within this Denver suburb, all of which are convenient to major transportation … (read more)
Colorado Assisted Living Homes, LLC, is based in Littleton, Colorado. This company offers nine assisted living facilities within this Denver suburb, all of which are convenient to major transportation … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Littleton

Littleton’s assisted living communities are governed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment‘s Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division. This body is in charge of ensuring that long-term care homes comply with state requirements regarding quality of care, safety and cleanliness.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Littleton

  • Littleton has a very low violent crime rate, at 12.2 compared to the national median of 22.7. While the city’s property crime rate is a little higher than average, residents of assisted living communities can take advantage of built-in security.
  • The city has excellent water quality, at 86 compared to the U.S. median of 55.
  • The overall cost of living here is very high, at 130.3 compared to the national average of 100, with housing as the highest-priced category. Fortunately, health care costs are 5.7 points lower than the national median.
  • There are 267 physicians per 100,000 people here, which is higher than the national median of 210 per 100,000. The city’s hospital, the Littleton Adventist Hospital, is ranked high-performing in the cancer specialty.
  • Littleton was named the state’s best place to retire by SmartAsset because of its wide range of outdoor activities and easy access to health care.
  • Colorado is relatively tax-friendly for seniors and offers large tax deductions for retirement income. In addition, medication is tax-exempt in the state.
  • Littleton gets lots of snow in the winter, at 69 inches compared to the national average of 28. However, it also gets more sunny days than the national average, at 246 compared to 205.

Paying for Assisted Living in Littleton

In Littleton, the average cost of assisted living is $4,850 per month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This price is higher than the Colorado average, which comes to $4,575. Assisted living in Littleton is more expensive than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Compared to many Colorado cities, assisted living in Littleton is relatively expensive. Boulder has higher costs, at $5,100, as does Colorado Springs, at $5,340 per month. Nearby Pueblo is much more affordable, at $3,900. Greeley has the lowest assisted living costs in the state at $3,515 per month.

$4850

Littleton

$4575

Colorado

$4300

The United States

$3515

Greeley

$3900

Pueblo

$5100

Boulder

$5340

Colorado Springs

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors considering assisted living might also be interested in comparing the costs of other types of long-term care. Home health care and homemaker services average $5,720 per month. Adult day health care is the most affordable option, averaging $1,625. Nursing homes are the most expensive type of long-term care in Littleton at $9,064 per month for a semiprivate room and $10,139 for a private room.

$5720

Homemaker Services

$5720

Home Health Aide

$1625

Adult Day Health Care

$4850

Assisted Living Facility

$9064

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10139

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Littleton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Denver, was used instead.

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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Littleton

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

In Littleton, seniors can make use of a wide variety of free educational and social services to help them stay well as they age.

ResourceContact Service
Denver Regional Council of Governments(800) 382-3205This body is in charge of the Area Agency on Aging, which provides education and assistance to older adults. A health insurance counseling program helps seniors submit applications and appeals for benefits and assistance programs. This body’s case management initiative offers care needs assessments and long-term care placement while its Ombudsman program offers advocacy to residents of assisted living homes.
Arapahoe County Veteran Services(303) 738-8045Service officers with this body can help veterans submit applications and appeals for a range of state and federal benefits. These can range from pensions and life insurance to tax breaks and discount cards. Veterans can also get referrals to the VA healthcare system.
Colorado Legal Services(303) 837-1313This pro-bono law agency provides free assistance with civil matters such as housing disputes, public benefits access and family law issues. It can also help with financial matters like fraud, bankruptcy and tax matters. In addition, seniors can get help creating wills, estate plans and care directives.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Littleton