Fort Collins is the seat of Larimer County in Colorado. Around 170,000 residents call Fort Collins home, and over 10% of those people are seniors at least 65 years of age. Living in Fort Collins gives those older adults quick access to the UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, which offers emergency care and other services. Another option is the Banner Fort Collins Medical Center

The average Fort Collins nursing home charges $8,971 for a semiprivate room, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. That is over $1,200 higher than the national median rate of $7,756. Among senior care arrangements, nursing homes are generally the priciest option in a given area. In return, nursing homes’ services include both assistance with everyday tasks and 24/7 medical oversight from licensed nurses and other professionals. Physical, speech and occupational therapy are often available as well. Seniors who do not require such robust services may instead prefer the more affordable arrangements of home health care or assisted living.

This guide looks at the cost of senior care, including nursing homes, in Fort Collins and nearby cities, and it summarizes several area resources for older adults.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Fort Collins, CO

Centre Avenue Health And Rehab Facility, Llc

815 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, 80526

My sister is established in Fort Collins at Centre Avenue, and she’s happy there. They have a nursing facility on the second floor; she’s staying there. We love it, they love her, and she loves them. … (read more)
My sister is established in Fort Collins at Centre Avenue, and she’s happy there. They have a nursing facility on the second floor; she’s staying there. We love it, they love her, and she loves them. … (read more)

Lemay Avenue Health and Rehabilitation Facility

4824 SOUTH LEMAY AVENUE, Fort Collins, CO, 80525

This is a really beautiful nursing facility inside and out with a caring staff. I was a patient/resident for 4 weeks in 2018, while recuperating from a broken hip. I had a large nicely furnished beaut … (read more)
This is a really beautiful nursing facility inside and out with a caring staff. I was a patient/resident for 4 weeks in 2018, while recuperating from a broken hip. I had a large nicely furnished beaut … (read more)

Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village

508 West Trilby Road, Fort Collins, CO, 80525

Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins is an assisted living facility nestled between route 287 and the Colina Mariposa Natural Area. This facility has a nursing home on campus, so if independent resid … (read more)
Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins is an assisted living facility nestled between route 287 and the Colina Mariposa Natural Area. This facility has a nursing home on campus, so if independent resid … (read more)

Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of the Rockies

1020 Patton Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80524

My grandmother used to live at this facility before she passed away. Every time I came to visit one of the staff members would have her involved in some kind of activity. She seemed happy and proud. E … (read more)
My grandmother used to live at this facility before she passed away. Every time I came to visit one of the staff members would have her involved in some kind of activity. She seemed happy and proud. E … (read more)

Spring Creek Health Care Center

1000 East Stuart Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80525

My father-in-law recently moved into Spring Creek. You can imagine this was a difficult transition, but the staff really did do everything they could to make him comfortable and to accommodate his ne … (read more)
My father-in-law recently moved into Spring Creek. You can imagine this was a difficult transition, but the staff really did do everything they could to make him comfortable and to accommodate his ne … (read more)

The Suites – Fort Collins

4880 Ziegler Road, Fort Collins, CO, 80528

The Suites at Ft. Collins is a very nice newer care center. My 87 year old aunt was placed there in September 2019 and moved to Assisted living in January 2020. The Suites was always clean, the staf … (read more)
The Suites at Ft. Collins is a very nice newer care center. My 87 year old aunt was placed there in September 2019 and moved to Assisted living in January 2020. The Suites was always clean, the staf … (read more)

Columbine West Health & Rehab Facility

940 Worthington Cir, Fort Collins, CO, 80526

I recently stayed here for almost three weeks because of a badly broken arm. In that time I had two baths and one shower. My bed was never changed or made. Several times it took almost an hour before … (read more)
I recently stayed here for almost three weeks because of a badly broken arm. In that time I had two baths and one shower. My bed was never changed or made. Several times it took almost an hour before … (read more)

Poudre Canyon Health & Rehabilitation Center

1000 SOUTH LEMAY AVENUE, Fort Collins, CO, 80524

My short stay was for Rehab only. Overall, the facility meets the need of the residents. Physical, occupational and speech therapy staff were/are knowledgeable, supportive and caring. Nurses and CN … (read more)
My short stay was for Rehab only. Overall, the facility meets the need of the residents. Physical, occupational and speech therapy staff were/are knowledgeable, supportive and caring. Nurses and CN … (read more)

Golden Peaks Care and Rehabilitation Center

1005 EAST ELIZABETH STREET, Fort Collins, CO, 80524


Nursing Home Costs in Fort Collins, CO

In Fort Collins, semiprivate nursing home rooms cost an average of $8,971 per month. Private rooms have an average monthly rate of $9,649.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

A semiprivate nursing home room in Fort Collins costs an average of $8,971 per month, which is more expensive than both the national average of $7,756 and the Colorado-wide average of $8,517. To the south, the average cost of $8,289 in Colorado Springs also compares favorably to the rates found in Fort Collins.

However, Fort Collins does offer savings over several nearby cities, including Boulder, where the median rate is $9,049. Also more expensive than Fort Collins are Greeley and Denver, where the rates are $9,277 and $9,064, respectively.

$8971

Fort Collins

$8517

Colorado

$7756

The United States

$9049

Boulder

$9277

Greeley

$9064

Denver

$8289

Colorado Springs

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Fort Collins, on average, nursing homes charge monthly rates of $9,649 for private rooms and $8,971 for semiprivate rooms, making them the priciest senior care provider. Seniors may save money with home care and home health care, which both have median rates of $5,339. Assisted living is more affordable as well, coming in at $4,118. Adult day health care is the cheapest of all: Its median cost is $1,950.

$5339

Home care

$5339

Home health care

$4118

Assisted living

$1950

Adult day health care

$8971

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9649

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Fort Collins, CO

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Fort Collins, CO

Below is a list of several senior-focused resources for older adults and their family members. Depending on the offering, their goals include making living at home feasible for longer and helping seniors access and adjust to higher levels of care when appropriate.

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(970) 498-7750


The LCOA works with seniors 60 years of age and up, adults with disabilities and caregivers. It operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center, which is a repository of information regarding resources in the area. Through the LCOA, seniors and caregivers can find information on case management, prescription drug assistance, home health care, transportation and other matters. The LCOA is also a point of contact for Colorado's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which offers guidance and advocacy for residents of facilities like nursing homes.

(970) 498-6300

The EBD waiver is open to certain enrollees in Health First Colorado, which is the state's Medicaid program. It serves individuals who require care similar to that provided in nursing facilities, offering an alternative that may let recipients stay at home. Asset and income limits apply. Recipients of the EBD waiver can access services like home modifications and in-home care. The point of contact in Fort Collins is the county's Department of Human Services.

(970) 484-6325

Meals on Wheels Fort Collins serves homebound seniors 62 years of age and older who have trouble accessing adequate food. The program delivers meals up to five days per week, and deliveries occur Monday through Friday during lunchtime. Visits from its volunteers also give seniors a chance for social interaction. The base rate is $5 per meal, but reduced fees are available for individuals with low incomes. 

(970) 495-8560

The Aspen Club is the Fort Collins area's access point for the Senior Health Insurance Program, which makes counselors available to answer seniors' questions regarding Medicare plans, prescription drug coverage and supplemental insurance. Information on employer plans and Medicare Advantage is also available. The Aspen Club runs various other helpful programs as well.

(970) 498-7390 

Seniors who served in the armed forces can contact the LCVSO for help with benefits applications and paperwork related to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Specific matters the office aids in include service-connected disability compensation and non-service-connected pensions. The LCVSO also provides information and referrals.