31 Assisted Living Facilities near Thornton, CO
With an average cost of $4,085 in Thornton, 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 25 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 6 facilities in Thornton.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Thornton, CO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Thornton
In Thornton, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment manages the licensing of assisted living facilities of which there are 4 in the city of Thornton and 55 in the surrounding areas. Many are located in central Denver and its suburbs.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Thornton
Arts and culture is a significant focus for the city of Thornton. All kinds of community-based arts facilities are in town, and festivals and gatherings are lined up each year for residents to enjoy.
- The transportation system in Thornton has seniors in mind with services like Access-A-Ride, A-Lift, and Call-N-Ride. These services deliver seniors to medical appointments, to locations around the city limits, and to cities that are close by the Thornton city limits. So, seniors have plenty of options to get around the area.
- The cost of living in Thornton is a bit higher than the national average of 100 points, clocking in at 118. Bright spots include the score of 97 for groceries and 97 for transportation. Health care costs sit at 104, and housing is quite high at 155.
- Thornton's climate can be pleasant, but there are extremes, too. Summers in the Thornton area are a little hot with an average high of 89.2 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The winters are cold and snowy, with an average low in January of 17.5 degrees Fahrenheit and an average snowfall of 45 inches. However, with 245 sunny days per year, the weather can be enjoyable on days with less extreme temperatures.
Crime in the city is higher than the national average. Violent crime is 34 percent higher while property crime is 7.6 percent higher. So, seniors may need to take precautions to avoid high crime areas in the city when they go out.
- Air quality in the greater Denver area is poor, including in Thornton, so seniors with medical conditions may have breathing difficulties when traveling around the city. Denver's grade for air quality is a D, according the American Lung Association.
Paying for Assisted Living in Thornton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Thornton start around $4,085 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 Thornton 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 Thornton
Colorado provides Thornton residents with two waiver programs to support seniors in paying for their care in assisted living facilities: the Supported Living Services Waiver and the Elderly, Blind and Disabled Waiver.
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 Thornton
Thornton 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 Thornton, please visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Thornton
Thornton-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 Thornton
Review of Rocky Mountain Assisted Living Thornton
My relative is a resident of Rocky Mountain Assisted Living & Memory Care-Thornton. It's nice and the help is good. He has his own room, they wash his clothes every day, make his bed, and I'm h... Read more
Review of Bonaventure of Thornton
Bonaventure Senior Living - Thornton is a wonderful place. There are lots of activities, it's easy to navigate, and the food seems pretty good. My mother-in-law seems to enjoy the food. There's a m... Read more
Review of Park Regency Assisted Living and Memory Care, Thornton
We're moving our mother to Park Regency Thornton assisted living. The apartment is feasible, it's nice, it has a kitchenette, and a bedroom area. The community itself has what she needs to stimulat... Read more