Pueblo is a historic and culturally rich and diverse city in Pueblo County, Colorado. According to the 2020 Census, 18.2% of its almost 112,000 residents are aged 65 and older, which is above the national average. The city is one of only 12 state-designated creative arts districts in Colorado and is home to several museums and many coffee shops and restaurants serving customers of all tastes.

Seniors finding once-easy tasks, such as bathing and dressing, more difficult may find assisted living is a good solution. Although each facility offers something unique, most include caregivers trained to assist with daily tasks, chefs to prepare meals and staff to clean rooms and do laundry. Some also include popular amenities, such as beauty salons and spas. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveals the median fee for assisted living in Pueblo is $3,800, which is significantly more affordable than the state and national averages.

This guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Pueblo, as well as the costs of assisted living in comparison with other cities in Colorado. It also reveals median costs for other types of senior care and lists some useful resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Pueblo, CO

Bonaventure of Pueblo

3125 Bonaventure Court, Pueblo, CO, 81008

My dad was in Bonaventure of Pueblo and the care sucked. We had nothing but problems there, so we’re not too happy with it at all. They promised to have transportation for his dialysis. On my dad’s fi … (read more)
My dad was in Bonaventure of Pueblo and the care sucked. We had nothing but problems there, so we’re not too happy with it at all. They promised to have transportation for his dialysis. On my dad’s fi … (read more)

The Oasis Assisted Living Home

972 South Purcell Blvd., Pueblo, CO, 81007

The Oasis Assisted Living Home is located west of Pueblo, CO, near the popular Lake Pueblo State Park. Family members praise the community’s focus on a family-like atmosphere and its caring and compas … (read more)
The Oasis Assisted Living Home is located west of Pueblo, CO, near the popular Lake Pueblo State Park. Family members praise the community’s focus on a family-like atmosphere and its caring and compas … (read more)

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Brookdale El Camino

4723 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo, CO, 81005

Brookdale El Camino is an assisted living facility located in Pueblo, Colorado, near I-25 and only minutes from scenic Lake Pueblo State Park. Residents and family members give the community high mark … (read more)
Brookdale El Camino is an assisted living facility located in Pueblo, Colorado, near I-25 and only minutes from scenic Lake Pueblo State Park. Residents and family members give the community high mark … (read more)

Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo

5055 Outlook Blvd, Pueblo, CO, 81008

Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo is situated in beautiful Pueblo, Colorado, and offers assisted living options for seniors. Residents and their loved ones give positive reviews to this facility … (read more)
Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo is situated in beautiful Pueblo, Colorado, and offers assisted living options for seniors. Residents and their loved ones give positive reviews to this facility … (read more)

Sharmar Village Care Center

1201 W. Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO, 81004

Chateau at Sharmar in Pueblo, Colorado, offers several care options ranging from short-term stays to memory care. Most residents are encouraged in their independence and the facility accommodates vary … (read more)
Chateau at Sharmar in Pueblo, Colorado, offers several care options ranging from short-term stays to memory care. Most residents are encouraged in their independence and the facility accommodates vary … (read more)

Belmont Senior Care

#3 Douglas Court, Pueblo, CO, 81001

Belmont Senior Care in Pueblo, Colorado, prides itself on its top-notch hospitality and their goal to help residents live quality lives. The facility and its activities are structured around personal … (read more)
Belmont Senior Care in Pueblo, Colorado, prides itself on its top-notch hospitality and their goal to help residents live quality lives. The facility and its activities are structured around personal … (read more)

Life Care Center of Pueblo

2118 Chatalet Lane, Pueblo, CO, 81005

The Life Care Center of Pueblo can be found in Pueblo, Colorado. Visitors note that this assisted-living and nursing home facility is surrounded by stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Fa … (read more)
The Life Care Center of Pueblo can be found in Pueblo, Colorado. Visitors note that this assisted-living and nursing home facility is surrounded by stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Fa … (read more)

University Park Care Center

945 DESERT FLOWER BOULEVARD, Pueblo, CO, 81001

University Park Care Center is located in Pueblo, Colorado, near Walking Stick Golf Course and Drew Dix Park. Assisted living services are available for short-term rehab, long-term care, Alzheimer’s p … (read more)
University Park Care Center is located in Pueblo, Colorado, near Walking Stick Golf Course and Drew Dix Park. Assisted living services are available for short-term rehab, long-term care, Alzheimer’s p … (read more)

Rock Canyon Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center

2515 Pitman Place, Pueblo, CO, 81004

This is one am awful place!! Someone stole my blind grandmother’s wedding ring. The LPN Anita spends most of her time degrading and verbally abusing those young CNAs. I spent a great deal of time the … (read more)
This is one am awful place!! Someone stole my blind grandmother’s wedding ring. The LPN Anita spends most of her time degrading and verbally abusing those young CNAs. I spent a great deal of time the … (read more)

Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center (Chautard)

1026 West Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81004

Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center (Chautard) is located in a beautiful community on the outskirts of Pueblo, Colorado. This extended-stay facility provides services for a number of different levels o … (read more)
Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center (Chautard) is located in a beautiful community on the outskirts of Pueblo, Colorado. This extended-stay facility provides services for a number of different levels o … (read more)

Villa Pueblo

1111 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo, CO, 81001



Accolade Living Centers

3777 PARKER BLVD, Pueblo, CO, 81008


Oakshire Commons

2400 OAKSHIRE LANE, Pueblo, CO, 81001


Cappella of Pueblo West

170 S. Dacona Dr., Pueblo West, CO, 81007

Cappella of Pueblo West is where my mom is, and it’s very lovely (from the administration to housekeeping). It is an assisted living facility and they have wonderful food for the residents. They offer … (read more)
Cappella of Pueblo West is where my mom is, and it’s very lovely (from the administration to housekeeping). It is an assisted living facility and they have wonderful food for the residents. They offer … (read more)

Columbine Chateau

720 East Springmont Dr., Pueblo West, CO, 81007

Columbine Chateau was a home environment and I liked it a lot. They have both assisted living and memory care, and it’s all combined. It depends on the level of care they need to provide and that’s ho … (read more)
Columbine Chateau was a home environment and I liked it a lot. They have both assisted living and memory care, and it’s all combined. It depends on the level of care they need to provide and that’s ho … (read more)

Florence Care Home

1230 W. 3rd Street, Florence, CO, 81226


Tammy & Marty’s Cozy Adult

523 Cokedale Dr, Pueblo West, CO, 81007

My mother is in Tammy & Marty’s Cozy Adult Care Home. She’s only been there a couple of weeks, but so far it’s been good. The staff is good. They have puzzles, coloring books, and decorating pumpk … (read more)
My mother is in Tammy & Marty’s Cozy Adult Care Home. She’s only been there a couple of weeks, but so far it’s been good. The staff is good. They have puzzles, coloring books, and decorating pumpk … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Pueblo

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Colorado. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pueblo

Assisted living facilities in Colorado are licensed and regulated by the Department of Public Health & Environment. The department issues licenses to facilities that satisfy a range of criteria related to health and safety, staff training, insurance and background checks. Inspectors make unannounced visits to facilities to ensure they continue to abide by the conditions of their licenses.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pueblo

  • Living in Pueblo is affordable by most measurements. Its average cost of living index is 85.2, which is much lower than Colorado’s median of 121.1 and the national average of 100. Its health and transportation cost indices are likely to particularly interest seniors, as both are below the state and national averages, suggesting older residents benefit especially from Pueblo’s lower cost of living.
  • According to Sperling’s BestPlaces, Pueblo’s climate makes it one of the most pleasant places to live in Colorado. It awards the city a comfort index of 7.4 out of 10. This is due to its getting approximately 54 more sunny days than the 205 U.S. average and only 13 inches of rain annually. Summer temperatures average 93 degrees, although it can fall to around 17 degrees in January. The lack of rainfall in summer brings the added benefit of infrequent muggy days.
  • Pueblo has an excellent health cost index of 92.8/100. This is due to its above-average air quality and the significant steps it’s taken to cleanse contaminated land. The city also has outstanding water quality, gaining 100 out of 100 in the BestPlaces Water Quality Index.
  • Crime is more of a problem in Pueblo than in most other American cities. The chances of being a victim of violent crime are 1 in 95 (Colorado’s average is 1 in 235), while, for property crime, it’s 1 in 21 (Colorado’s average is 1 in 35). Seniors concerned about crime should know location is a major factor, with many neighborhoods experiencing much less criminal activity. Assisted living facilities have staff on-site 24/7, and many include security and surveillance systems as standard.
  • There are 10 hospitals in and around Pueblo. They include Parkview Medical Center, which is ranked 11th in Southeastern Colorado by U.S. News and World Report and rated as high-performing in 11 procedures, including heart and stroke. St. Mary-Corwin Hospital is also well-respected; it specializes in cancer care and orthopedic services.

Paying for Assisted Living in Pueblo

Seniors comparing assisted living facilities will quickly discover each has its own pricing structure. However, the average fee in Pueblo is $3,800. Pueblo is typically more affordable than other cities in the state, as median fees are higher for Colorado ($4,750) and the country ($4,500).

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Pueblo is Colorado’s most affordable city for assisted living. Although no city is nearly as inexpensive, some get closer in costs than others, such as Grand Junction ($4,250) and Colorado Springs ($4,663). However, the cost gap between Pueblo and some cities is so wide it can result in significant financial costs when calculated annually. For example, Denver’s median fee is $5,500 (an annual difference of $20,400), and Boulder’s is $6,275 (an annual difference of $29,700).

$3800

Pueblo

$4750

Colorado

$4500

United States

$4663

Colorado Springs

$5500

Denver

$4250

Grand Junction

$6275

Boulder

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Pueblo’s adult day health costs aren’t included in the Genworth survey, but the state average of $1,950 should provide an indication of the likely expense. Assisted living’s $3,800 is much more affordable than in-home care’s $5,268 and home health care’s $5,243. At $8,000 per month, a semiprivate room in a nursing home is costlier than other care types (although this cost will rise if the senior chooses a private room).

$5268

In-Home Care

$5243

Home Health Care

$3800

Assisted Living Facility

$8000

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Pueblo

Eligible seniors can apply to Health First Colorado, the state Medicaid plan. This plan covers costs for assisted living and also provides waivers for seniors. Three non-state funded programs are also available to qualified individuals.

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 Pueblo

Government agencies and nonprofits deliver a wealth of free resources suitable for Pueblo seniors in assisted living facilities. The following list covers some of them, including help for senior care residents in dispute with their care providers, veterans who don’t receive the benefits they deserve and seniors who would otherwise be unable to afford legal advice and representation.

Resource

Contact

Description

(719) 583-6123

Ombudsmen are trained volunteers tasked by the state of Colorado to support seniors in assisted living facilities and other types of residential care communities. They inform residents of their rights and investigate complaints, pursuing solutions with care providers through negotiation. The ombudsman can also provide copies of inspection reports for seniors comparing assisted living facilities in Pueblo.

(719) 583-4058

U.S. military veterans and their dependents can receive free counseling and support services at Pueblo Vet Center. Its counselors can assist people with an array of nonmedical issues, such as PTSD, depression, grief and substance abuse. The center can also refer visitors with medical needs to the PFC James Dunn VA Clinic and those missing government benefits to Pueblo County's Veteran Services department.

(719) 545-8900

The Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center is managed by Pueblo County's ADRC, the Senior Resource Development Agency. Members can participate in a wide range of social and leisure activities. Some focus on physical fitness and well-being, such as chair aerobics and yoga, while others educate, including classes on computing.

(719) 546-1271

The Center Toward Self-Reliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people of all ages in Southern Colorado who have disabilities. Seniors can borrow an array of durable medical equipment at no cost. These include wheelchairs, canes, crutches and walkers. As the loan closet relies on donations, seniors may need to wait for the equipment they require.

(719) 545-6708

Senior Legal Services is a law firm dedicated to providing free legal support and representation to adults aged 60+ on low incomes. It focuses exclusively on civil law matters, such as health care, consumer law, power of attorney and estate planning. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pueblo

Pueblo Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Colorado are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page for more information about these laws.