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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Thornton, CO for 2024

Thornton is a city located just ten miles north of Denver in Colorado. It’s part of Adams and Weld counties and is known for its vast open spaces and beautiful foothills. There are 1,000 acres of developed park and recreation centers in the city. According to the 2019 U.S. Census estimates, the city has a population of 141,464, of which 9.3% are aged 65 or older. Thornton’s beautiful scenery and rich art and culture scene make it a popular retirement destination for active seniors.

Assisted living facilities help seniors who are generally healthy and active stay independent for longer by providing a safe, home-like environment where they can receive assistance with personal care, housekeeping, meals and the activities of daily living. These services are aimed at seniors who struggle to remain in their own homes but don’t require full-time nursing home care. Thornton seniors can expect to pay $4,850 per month for assisted living, $275 a month more than the state average.

This guide explores assisted living and other senior care options in Thornton. Also, it provides some links to services that help seniors access support and information to help them choose their care options.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Thornton

In Colorado, assisted living facilities are regulated by the Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division. Facilities are required to meet certain standards regarding staffing, care provided, health and safety and other issues. Facilities may be subject to regular inspections to ensure they are operating in compliance with state requirements.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Thornton

  • The cost of living in Thornton is 22.8% higher than the national average. Assisted living facilities offer room and board as a part of their fee, making it easy for seniors to manage their budgets. Seniors who enjoy the stunning scenery and open spaces may feel the higher cost of living is worthwhile.
  • Colorado is a reasonably senior-friendly state when it comes to taxes. Groceries and medicines are tax-exempt, and the state income tax system offers seniors large deductions on their retirement incomes.
  • Violent crime rates in Thornton are lower than the state and national averages, but property crime rates are slightly above average. Seniors can feel safe while out in the community and feel confident at home, too, since assisted living facilities usually have security measures in place to give residents peace of mind.
  • Colorado has a reasonably comfortable climate, with warm summers and mild winters, but some snow. Thornton has an average of 245 sunny days, 40 more than the national average. The city also sees less rain than many other parts of the United States.
  • Seniors should find it easy to access quality medical care. The North Suburban Medical Center is a highly rated hospital with an on-site emergency department and a Medical Surgical ICU. The Vibra Hospital of Denver is also located in Thornton.
  • The air quality in Thornton is considered good according to the Air Quality Index. This has not always been the case, but in recent years there have been some significant efforts to reduce harmful emissions, making the city a more appealing retirement choice for those with respiratory issues.

Paying for Assisted Living in Thornton

According to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Thornton is $4,850. This is above the state average of $4,575 and the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Thornton is more expensive than most other parts of Colorado. Greely is the most affordable city in the state, with fees of $3,515 per month. Nearby Fort Collins also has comparatively low fees, at $4,118. To the east in Grand Junction, fees are $3,995, and to the south in Pueblo, costs are similar at $3,900.

Thornton

$4,850

Colorado

$4,575

The United States

$4,300

Fort Collins

$4,118

Greely

$3,515

Pueblo

$3,900

Grand Junction

$3,995

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of many care options available in Thornton. Seniors who require only limited daytime care may find adult day health care a suitable option, costing just $1,625 per month. Homemaker services and home health aides deliver services in the senior’s own home, each for an average of $5,720 per month. Nursing home facilities charge the highest fees, at $9,064 for a semiprivate room or $10,139 for a private room.

Homemaker Services

$5,720

Home Health Aide

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,625

Assisted Living Facility

$4,850

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,064

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$10,139

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.

Financial Assistance in Colorado

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

There are many free resources available for seniors living in or considering moving to Thornton. Nonprofit organizations and local government agencies both offer various services, information and support to help seniors retain their independence and access the care they need.

ResourceContactService
Adams County Aging Network(303) 818-7232The Adams County Aging Network is a collection of community organizations that work with seniors in the local area. Together, they provide a voice for seniors and their caregivers, help older adults stay engaged in the local community and deliver services to support seniors in retaining as much independence as possible. It hosts regular meetings to bring seniors and service providers together and has a large network of resources to help seniors with varying needs.
DRCOG Area Agency on Aging(303) 480-6700The Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging serves those aged 60 and over in Denver and the surrounding areas. It provides various services, including help with long-term care, transportation, legal services and recreation. The agency also maintains a directory of other support organizations and service providers, which can be accessed online.
Adams County Veterans Services Office(720) 523-2772The Veterans Services Office for Adams County helps veterans and their widows or dependents to access benefits from the Veterans Administration. It can assist with service-connected disability benefits, compensation claims, survivor’s benefits and other financial aid. The VSO is trained to assist veterans with completing claim forms and also appealing if a benefits claim is denied. These services are provided at no charge.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Colorado

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Villas at Sunny Acres

rooms are too hot no hot water staff is never around.so if your falling they cant help so they let you fall.Food is gross no micro in rooms or in kitchen if you need to heat up real food were they...

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solis-family

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Villas at Sunny Acres

We went to visit a senior friend at this place and the entire building was 95 degrees, stifling. Our friend was over medicated, not eating and had untreated UTI. We had her moved and she was taken...

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Debbie

I visited this facility

Review of Bonaventure of Thornton

Bonaventure of Thornton is absolutely stunning. The people are fabulous. Everything that they've got set up is gorgeous. I like the fact that they have senior living, assisted living, and memory...

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