In Lakewood, there are over 155,900 residents, 16.3% of whom are seniors aged 65 years and older. The region has a semi-arid climate that brings snowy winters and pleasant summers, along with plenty of rainfall during the spring and summer months. Several hospitals serve the area, including OrthoColorado Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital-Lakewood. OrthoColorado Hospital is high-performing in procedures and conditions related to orthopedics and neurology, according to U.S. News and World Report. St. Anthony Hospital-Lakewood is high-performing in procedure and conditions related to cardiology and four other areas of expertise. 

The average cost of nursing home care in a semiprivate room in Lakewood is over $1,300 more than the national average of $7,756 per month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. For seniors who don’t require 24/7 supervision by medical professionals, there are more affordable alternatives. Home health care gives seniors the option to receive personal care at home. Assisted living provides assistance with personal care, along with many scheduled group activities. 

The following sections further compare the cost in surrounding cities and offer a few resources to help seniors as they explore their long-term care options. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Lakewood, CO

Brookdale Meridian Lakewood

1805 S Balsam Street, Lakewood, CO, 80232

We liked the grounds the best. The staff is quite good. There are different styles of apartment. The one that my mother has is one bedroom. It’s rather old looking and a bit outdated. She is not very … (read more)
We liked the grounds the best. The staff is quite good. There are different styles of apartment. The one that my mother has is one bedroom. It’s rather old looking and a bit outdated. She is not very … (read more)

Montage Ridge

12791 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO, 80228

I would never recommend anyone go here. They are not concerned about your family member only your money. Infection rates are high.
I would never recommend anyone go here. They are not concerned about your family member only your money. Infection rates are high.

Mapleton Care Center

115 INGALLS STREET, Lakewood, CO, 80226

We moved our mother to Mapleton after a disastrous stay at a corporate owned facility.The care she has received here,and the care her family has received is more than we could ever hope for. Since the … (read more)
We moved our mother to Mapleton after a disastrous stay at a corporate owned facility.The care she has received here,and the care her family has received is more than we could ever hope for. Since the … (read more)

Sierra Rehabilitation and Care Community

1432 Depew Street, Lakewood, CO, 80214

My sister is in Sierra Healthcare Community. They have very nice people and it’s a very good place. She likes it. They’re very good, patient, nice, understanding, and seem to know what the patients re … (read more)
My sister is in Sierra Healthcare Community. They have very nice people and it’s a very good place. She likes it. They’re very good, patient, nice, understanding, and seem to know what the patients re … (read more)

Allison Care Center

1660 Allison, Lakewood, CO, 80214

Allison Care Center was the worst place. I would never put a family member there ever again. It was dirty and awful. They didn’t dress my father. They put him in different shoes. He kept leaving the f … (read more)
Allison Care Center was the worst place. I would never put a family member there ever again. It was dirty and awful. They didn’t dress my father. They put him in different shoes. He kept leaving the f … (read more)

Westlake Care Community

1655 Eaton Street, Lakewood, CO, 80214

My family member died at this facility, I reported the death to the Colorado Department Of Health, the facility did not. My relative residented at the facility for 3 plus years, the facility had clean … (read more)
My family member died at this facility, I reported the death to the Colorado Department Of Health, the facility did not. My relative residented at the facility for 3 plus years, the facility had clean … (read more)

Evergreen Terrace Care Center

1625 SIMMS STREET, Lakewood, CO, 80215

We had to place my husband’s grandmother in the facility because she was suffering from dementia. As a nurse, my concerns were about the staffing at any facility she was placed in rather than the bui … (read more)
We had to place my husband’s grandmother in the facility because she was suffering from dementia. As a nurse, my concerns were about the staffing at any facility she was placed in rather than the bui … (read more)

Villa Manor Care Center

7950 WEST MISSISSIPPI AVENUE, Lakewood, CO, 80226

My husband moved into Villa Manor Care Center. It’s really probably one of the very few places I found who were willing to work with me. I had to make a quick decision because he had to be out of the … (read more)
My husband moved into Villa Manor Care Center. It’s really probably one of the very few places I found who were willing to work with me. I had to make a quick decision because he had to be out of the … (read more)

Bethany Healthplex

5301 WEST FIRST AVENUE, Lakewood, CO, 80226

Rehabilitation is not a work I would use for this institution. Another way to take money from the elderly with not enough staff or trained staff.
Rehabilitation is not a work I would use for this institution. Another way to take money from the elderly with not enough staff or trained staff.

Cambridge Care Center

1685 Eaton St., Lakewood, CO, 80214




Western Hills Health Care Center

1625 CARR STREET, Lakewood, CO, 80214


Cedars Healthcare Center

1599 Ingalls Street, Lakewood, CO, 80214


Brookdale Meridian Englewood

3455 South Corona Street, Englewood, CO, 80113

We like the locale at Brookdale Meridian, and the amenities were fine. The rooms were fine and didn’t look crowded. The bathrooms were bigger. I have a friend that is in Meridian, and she was very h … (read more)
We like the locale at Brookdale Meridian, and the amenities were fine. The rooms were fine and didn’t look crowded. The bathrooms were bigger. I have a friend that is in Meridian, and she was very h … (read more)

Cherrelyn Healthcare Center

5555 South Elati Street, Littleton, CO, 80120

We chose Cherilynn health center for grandma for her rehab and nursing needs. Each nursing and rehab staff member that we have had contact with has been absolutely incredible! We have recommended Che … (read more)
We chose Cherilynn health center for grandma for her rehab and nursing needs. Each nursing and rehab staff member that we have had contact with has been absolutely incredible! We have recommended Che … (read more)

Denver North Care Center

2201 Downing Street, Denver, CO, 80205

Denver North Care Facility is an awesome place. The Staff is so nice and courteous, always! They have numerous outings for their patients; and their food is healthy and so delicious, it’s unbelievable … (read more)
Denver North Care Facility is an awesome place. The Staff is so nice and courteous, always! They have numerous outings for their patients; and their food is healthy and so delicious, it’s unbelievable … (read more)

Health Center at Franklin Park

1535 PARK AVENUE, Denver, CO, 80218

i think it is a ok facility and would recomend it to others to bring there family and friends if needed just check out the facility for yourself to find out plus the cna’s and nurses that ive meet see … (read more)
i think it is a ok facility and would recomend it to others to bring there family and friends if needed just check out the facility for yourself to find out plus the cna’s and nurses that ive meet see … (read more)

Hallmark Nursing Center

3701 WEST RADCLIFFE AVENUE, Denver, CO, 80236

Thank you for taking excellent care of my mom! This review is long overdue but better late than never. My mom fell last year and went to Hallmark Nursing Center for rehab. They were outstanding and … (read more)
Thank you for taking excellent care of my mom! This review is long overdue but better late than never. My mom fell last year and went to Hallmark Nursing Center for rehab. They were outstanding and … (read more)

Little Sisters of the Poor Mullen Home

3629 West 29th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80211

Little Sisters of the Poor care facility is run by Catholic Charities. It is a medium sized nursing home. There is another wing for just assisted living with apartments. It is as the name indicates fo … (read more)
Little Sisters of the Poor care facility is run by Catholic Charities. It is a medium sized nursing home. There is another wing for just assisted living with apartments. It is as the name indicates fo … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Lakewood, CO

In Lakewood, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $9,064 per month, and a private room costs $10,139 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $547 more than the state’s average. It’s $1,308 higher than the national average. 

Compared to other cities throughout the state, Greeley is the most expensive. It’s average is $213 higher than Lakewood. Fort Collins is $93 less per month than Lakewood. Colorado Springs is $775 less than Lakewood. The least expensive city is Grand Junction. Residents pay $1,125 less per month than residents in Lakewood. 

$9064

Lakewood

$8517

Colorado

$7756

The United States

$9277

Greeley

$8971

Fort Collins

$8289

Colorado Springs

$7939

Grand Junction

Note: Data for Lakewood was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Denver, was used instead.

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The cost of care can be a deciding factor when exploring long-term care options. In Lakewood, seniors can expect to pay $5,720 per month for in-home care, including health aide services. These services cost about $3,794 less than a semiprivate room. Adult day health care is $7,439 less than nursing home care. A semiprivate room costs about 86% more than the average cost of care in an assisted living facility. Additionally, a private room costs $1,075 more than a semiprivate room, which is $10,139 per month.

$5720

Home Care

$5720

Home health aide

$1625

Adult day health care

$4850

Assisted Living

$9064

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$10139

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Lakewood, 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 Lakewood, CO

Seniors and their caregivers can find a short list of resources that can help them learn about their long-term care options in Lakewood. The Denver Regional Council of Governments can assist seniors with information and referral, such as finding local nursing homes. Residents of nursing homes may benefit from contacting a long-term care ombudsman or a Medicare counselor to ensure they are getting the most out of their long-term care providers and insurance.

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Contact

Service

(303) 480-6700

Operating as the region’s Area Agency on Aging, DRCOG serves eight counties surrounding Denver, including Jefferson County. Seniors who need assistance assessing their current needs or planning for the future can find guidance from a case manager. Through the agency’s comprehensive network of local services, case managers can provide information and referrals for personal care providers and programs that can improve the level of independence in homebound seniors.

(720) 248-4701

Provided by Jewish Family Services (JFS), this program serves seniors in several counties, including Jefferson County. The program gives homebound seniors help with chores, such as housekeeping and meal preparation. A JFS care manager performs in-home evaluations to ensure that the program meets seniors’ needs, in addition to follow-up evaluations every six months. The program also offers hot or frozen, home-delivered meals five days a week.

(303) 455-1000

Certified by the state, ombudsmen investigate issues regarding the well-being of residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. Seniors and their loved ones can reach out to an ombudsman with complaints of medication mismanagement, financial abuse or a lack of healthy meal options that meet the individuals’ dietary needs. A local ombudsman can be contacted through long-term care facilities or the DRCOG.

(888) 696-7213

The Colorado SHIP offers free and unbiased health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries. Counselors can fully explain coverage options and compare policies to help seniors find the best long-term care plans that fit their needs. Qualifying seniors can also apply for supplemental insurance plans to cover Medicare copays and deductibles, as well as financial assistance programs for prescription medications and medical supplies.