18 Assisted Living Facilities near Pueblo, CO
There are 18 Assisted Living Facilities in the Pueblo area, with 14 in Pueblo and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Pueblo is $3,197 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,420. Cheaper nearby regions include Florence with an average starting cost of $2,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 50 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Pueblo. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Pueblo 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Florence with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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14 Assisted Living Facilities in Pueblo, CO
4 Assisted Living Facilities near Pueblo, CO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pueblo
"America's Home of Heroes," Pueblo, Colorado, is the most populated city in Pueblo County, home to over 111,000 people — 17 percent of whom are seniors ages 65 and over. With over 300 days of sunshine, seniors can participate in an array of outdoor excursions to supplement events organized in their assisted living communities. Fourteen assisted living communities exist in Pueblo, with another four in nearby towns. They are regulated by the Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pueblo
- Seniors with a respiratory illness or sensitive lungs can breathe easy in Pueblo. The American Lung Association gave their air quality an A rating.
- The cost of living in Pueblo is 14.80 percent lower than the national average, while the rest of the state is 16.70 percent higher. This makes it a potentially wise choice for Colorado seniors on a budget.
- The weather in Pueblo reaches highs of 92 in July, and lows of 15 in January. The cold and 29 inches of annual snow may make it difficult for some seniors to stay active throughout the year.
Crime in the Pueblo area is nearly double that of the national average. Violent crime has a ranking of 69 out of 100 (1 is the safest) compared to the nation's 31.1 average and property crime isn't much better at 66.6 versus 38.1.
- Colorado offers several tax benefits to seniors and retirees. Residents can save money on groceries and medication, both of which are tax-exempt.
- Pueblo has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center an organization that offers seniors a chance to socialize, learn new things and stay fit. They have an events calendar offering daily activities such as sewing club, tai chi, and line dancing as well as three other senior centers in the area.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pueblo
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Pueblo start around $3,197 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 Pueblo 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 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
Pueblo 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 Pueblo, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pueblo
Pueblo-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 Pueblo, CO
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Pueblo
Review of Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo
Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo is a very nice community, but the price is much higher than the place we chose. The people we talked to were really nice, and the food menu they showed us lo... Read more
Review of Brookdale El Camino
Brookdale El Camino was nice, but it wasn't something I would want my mother to be in. The facilities were older, and it was kind of like living in an older hotel. The staff members were fine though. Read more
Review of Primrose Retirement Community of Pueblo
My mother has been a resident of Primrose of Pueblo for about a month now and our experience has been very good. The staff members are also very good, caring, and helpful. The atmosphere of the pla... Read more