Parker is a small, affluent town near Denver, Colorado, with a rapidly growing population. According to census estimates, the population has increased by 27.2% since 2010 and is now home to 4,385 people aged 65 or older. The town was ranked as the second-best place to live in the entire United States by Money.com in 2020. Many factors make Parker a desirable location, including its natural beauty, clean water and air, low crime rates and community spirit.

Seniors in Parker who require help managing day-to-day activities may need to live in an assisted living community, in which caregivers are available around the clock to help with the activities of daily living. These facilities also provide medication management, help grooming and prepare meals, as well as opportunities to socialize. The average cost of assisted living in Parker is $4,850 per month, according to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey.

Locals and other seniors considering a move to the area can use this guide to assess the pros and cons, compare the costs and view a list of available resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Parker, CO

Pine Grove Crossing

19160 Cottonwood Dr, Parker, CO, 80138


Senior Living at the Pinery

6875 Windview circle, Parker, CO, 80134

Senior Living at the Pinery is located in a quiet neighborhood in Parker, Colorado, close to Pinery Park and The Pinery Country Club. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s attractive surroundings, … (read more)
Senior Living at the Pinery is located in a quiet neighborhood in Parker, Colorado, close to Pinery Park and The Pinery Country Club. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s attractive surroundings, … (read more)

2017, 2019

Lincoln Meadows Senior Living

10001 South Oswego Street, Parker, CO, 80134

Located in Parker, Colorado, Lincoln Meadows Senior Living is minutes from Interstate 25 and Sky Ridge Medical Center. Residents and visitors agree that the facility has a lively, resort-like atmosphe … (read more)
Located in Parker, Colorado, Lincoln Meadows Senior Living is minutes from Interstate 25 and Sky Ridge Medical Center. Residents and visitors agree that the facility has a lively, resort-like atmosphe … (read more)

2014

MorningStar Senior Living of Parker

18900 East Mainstreet, Parker, CO, 80134

Parker Senior Living by MorningStar is located in Parker, Colorado, surrounded by a wide selection of restaurants and shops. The facility receives high marks from guests for being up-to-date and … (read more)
Parker Senior Living by MorningStar is located in Parker, Colorado, surrounded by a wide selection of restaurants and shops. The facility receives high marks from guests for being up-to-date and … (read more)

Victorian House

19600 Victorian Drive, Parker, CO, 80138


Senior Living at The Sierra Ridge

10136 Isle Street, Parker, CO, 80134

Located just south of Denver, Colorado, Senior Living at The Sierra Ridge offers residents a tranquil, home-like neighborhood setting with easy access to local services. Lincoln Avenue’s nearby inters … (read more)
Located just south of Denver, Colorado, Senior Living at The Sierra Ridge offers residents a tranquil, home-like neighborhood setting with easy access to local services. Lincoln Avenue’s nearby inters … (read more)

ILA Senior Living

8051 E. Tempest Ridge Way, Parker, CO, 80134


Parker House – Classic Living Homes

23451 E Holly Hills Way, Parker, CO, 80138


BeeHive Homes of Parker

11765 Newlin Gulch Blvd., Parker, CO, 80138


Solange At Grouseberry

17618 E Grouseberry Way, Parker, CO, 80134


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)

Brookdale Greenwood Village

6450 South Boston St., Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

I looked at Brookdale Greenwood Village. The people were very nice. The dining room was open, and I liked that. Other than that, it was a little bit older. I like that they have everything right there … (read more)
I looked at Brookdale Greenwood Village. The people were very nice. The dining room was open, and I liked that. Other than that, it was a little bit older. I like that they have everything right there … (read more)

2013, 2015

The Inn at Greenwood Village

5565 South Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

Although we have only been at The Inn at Greenwood Village for four short months, we feel this is home to us. The staff has been so accommodating and the workers are very caring. We truly feel well ca … (read more)
Although we have only been at The Inn at Greenwood Village for four short months, we feel this is home to us. The staff has been so accommodating and the workers are very caring. We truly feel well ca … (read more)

Bonaventure of Castle Rock

1855 Low Meadow Blvd., Castle Rock, CO, 80109

The respite care experience we had in Bonaventure of Castle Rock assisted living was good. I liked how efficient they were and my dad was treated very well there. We just decided that, with the holida … (read more)
The respite care experience we had in Bonaventure of Castle Rock assisted living was good. I liked how efficient they were and my dad was treated very well there. We just decided that, with the holida … (read more)

Serenity House, E. Hunters Hill Drive

8352 E. Hunters Hill Drive, Centennial, CO, 80112

Our visit to Serenity House went well. We met Mike at the door, and we took a tour of the place. It seemed very homey. It had a nice feel when we walked in, it seems like a place where my mom wants to … (read more)
Our visit to Serenity House went well. We met Mike at the door, and we took a tour of the place. It seemed very homey. It had a nice feel when we walked in, it seems like a place where my mom wants to … (read more)

Gabriel Assisted Living

5235 S Liverpool Way, Centennial, CO, 80015

This place is great. They took care of Mom for over five years while treating us like we were part of their family. The help and care they gave us was unsurpassed. If your preference is for a small gr … (read more)
This place is great. They took care of Mom for over five years while treating us like we were part of their family. The help and care they gave us was unsurpassed. If your preference is for a small gr … (read more)

Serenity House, E. Hinsdale Avenue

3197 E. Hinsdale Avenue,, Centennial, CO, 80122

Serenity House is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Centennial, Colorado. The facility is a residential home serving a maximum of just eight residents, and therefore, is abl … (read more)
Serenity House is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Centennial, Colorado. The facility is a residential home serving a maximum of just eight residents, and therefore, is abl … (read more)

Serenity House, S. Iola Way

6128 S. Iola Way, Englewood, CO, 80111

Serenity House, S. Iola Way was clean and smelled good. They had long-term employees there. They have gardening and a rotating weekly visit from a physical therapist. They do crafts and excursions out … (read more)
Serenity House, S. Iola Way was clean and smelled good. They had long-term employees there. They have gardening and a rotating weekly visit from a physical therapist. They do crafts and excursions out … (read more)

Legacy Village of Castle Pines

535 W Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock, CO, 80108

Legacy Village of Castle Pines is conveniently located near Interstate 25 in Castle Rock, Colorado, just south of Denver. Relatives of residents remark that the facility is beautiful with caring staff … (read more)
Legacy Village of Castle Pines is conveniently located near Interstate 25 in Castle Rock, Colorado, just south of Denver. Relatives of residents remark that the facility is beautiful with caring staff … (read more)

Graceful Senior Living

864 Barranca Drive, Castle Rock, CO, 80104

Staff interaction was great with the residents! A lot of activities, fun and laughter! Best part of the visit was seeing Reaidents with smiles on their faces and proud of their community. This communi … (read more)
Staff interaction was great with the residents! A lot of activities, fun and laughter! Best part of the visit was seeing Reaidents with smiles on their faces and proud of their community. This communi … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Parker

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is responsible for the oversight of assisted living facilities in Parker and the state as a whole. CDPHE staff certify and routinely inspect all such facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Parker

  • Parker has exceptionally good water quality — it has a perfect score of 100 in the BestPlaces Water Quality Index as of 2021, which is far higher than the national average of 55.
  • The city ranks significantly higher than the U.S. overall for its air quality, based on EPA measurements of air pollutants, with a rating of 72 compared to the national average of 58. The cleaner air results in a lower risk level for respiratory illnesses and cancers.
  • Parker is a safe area to live with very low rates of violent and property crimes. The violent crime rate is 12.4 out of 100, and the property crime rate is 20.5. The U.S. averages for these two categories are significantly higher, at 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
  • Colorado is relatively tax-friendly for older residents, particularly those aged 65 and over, who can take advantage of the $24,000 state tax deduction on all retirement income. This includes income from Social Security, 401(k)s and IRAs. Groceries and medicine are not subject to sales tax in the state, with the latter being most beneficial to seniors in assisted living.
  • Parker’s overall cost of living is very high — 38.4% above average for the U.S. and 17.3% above the Colorado average. The cost of buying a home is the most significant negative element of the city’s cost of living, and assisted living facilities are similarly more expensive. However, health care is 8.6% cheaper than the national average and 4.4% below the state average.

Paying for Assisted Living in Parker

According to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living has a monthly average cost of $4,850 in Parker. Colorado’s monthly average is lower by $275, and the national average is lower by $550.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living is significantly more expensive than some other surveyed areas of Colorado, such as Greeley and Fort Collins, where the costs are $3,515 and $4,118 per month, respectively. Boulder and Colorado Springs are more expensive, however, with monthly averages of $5,100 and $5,340, respectively.

$4850

Parker

$4575

Colorado

$4300

The United States

$5100

Boulder

$5340

Colorado Springs

$3515

Greeley

$4118

Fort Collins

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Both homemaker services and home health aides in Parker share a monthly cost of $5,720, which is considerably higher than that of full-time care in an assisted living facility. Adult day health care costs roughly one-third of what seniors pay for assisted living, at $1,625 per month. The most expensive option for senior care is a nursing home, averaging between $9,064 and $10,139 depending on room type, although it’s also much easier to qualify for financial assistance in this type of care.

$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: Care cost data for Parker was not available, so data for the closest city, Denver, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Parker

In addition to Medicaid, Colorado provides financial assistance to seniors through an Old Age Pension (OAP) system and offers several other plans aimed at maximizing senior independence, such as an adult foster care (AFC) program administered by counties.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Colorado page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Parker

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 Parker

Parker’s older residents and those with disabilities are served by several nonprofit organizations that are growing alongside the population. Seniors in assisted living or thinking of making the transition to an assisted living community can use the resources below to help clear up any unanswered questions.

ResourceContactService
DRCOG Area Agency on Aging(303) 480-6700The Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG) provides many useful services to seniors and people with disabilities in Parker, Douglas County and the wider region. Residents aged 60 and above and their caregivers can seek answers to aging-related questions and concerns, such as long-term care options, insurance, transportation, case management, and publicly-funded programs mandated by the Older Americans Act.
Parker Senior Center(303) 841-5370Parker has a senior activity center located near the center of town that’s open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday that hosts senior-friendly exercise classes, activities, social events and learning opportunities for the 50+ population. Annual memberships cost $48, and a schedule of activities and events is available on the website.
Aging Resources of Douglas County(303) 814-4300ARDC provides wide-ranging assistance and outreach for residents aged 60 or older in Parker and the county as a whole. Its goal is to create and maintain a community-based safety net to support the town’s aging population, and it’s largely funded via local donations. Volunteer opportunities for people of all ages are also available, such as helping seniors access the internet, connecting rural residents with needed services and providing general outreach and companionship.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Parker

Parker-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 Parker