The charming town of Parker in Colorado is conveniently located just 20 miles from Denver, allowing seniors to enjoy the benefits of small-town living while having the conveniences of a big city close by. The town has a population of 57,706 and around 7.6% of residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors in the city have access to excellent health care services at Parker Adventist Hospital which is rated as high performing in orthopedics by USN rankings

Nursing homes offer 24/7 support and assistance to chronically ill and disabled seniors. Registered nurses provide the care in nursing homes and there is a focus on medical monitoring and care. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Parker is $9,064 per month for a semiprivate room. This is over $1,000 more than the national average of $7,756 and seniors living in Parker may want to look at care alternatives such as home care services and assisted living

This guide looks at the average monthly costs of care in Parker and nearby cities as well as the costs of alternative care options.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Parker, CO

Center At Lincoln Llc

12230 Lioness Way, Parker, CO, 80134

My mom is at The Center at Lincoln for rehab. She’s been there and I haven’t been able to see it or really experience it. I take things to the front desk and they take it from there. On the first day … (read more)
My mom is at The Center at Lincoln for rehab. She’s been there and I haven’t been able to see it or really experience it. I take things to the front desk and they take it from there. On the first day … (read more)

Life Care Center – Stonegate

15720 Garden Plaza Drive, Parker, CO, 80134

The Stonegate facility was very clean. My mother received better care from some of the nurses and CNAs more so than others. Thank you to Hailey for your genuine care for my mother. You were always … (read more)
The Stonegate facility was very clean. My mother received better care from some of the nurses and CNAs more so than others. Thank you to Hailey for your genuine care for my mother. You were always … (read more)

Crown Crest of Parker

9398 Crown Crest Boulevard, Parker, CO, 80138

The people at Crown Crest seemed fine, and a lot of them looked like they were living there. They knew their way around, and they could get their fresh water. They get to the TV room, and they were do … (read more)
The people at Crown Crest seemed fine, and a lot of them looked like they were living there. They knew their way around, and they could get their fresh water. They get to the TV room, and they were do … (read more)

2022

Vi at Highlands Ranch

2850 Classic Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO, 80126


Brookdale Greenwood Village

6450 South Boston St., Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

I got in at Heritage Club a week ago. They try to meet my needs and I’m very satisfied with it. The staff gets to know you quickly. It is a very nice facility, clean, well kept and well run and everyt … (read more)
I got in at Heritage Club a week ago. They try to meet my needs and I’m very satisfied with it. The staff gets to know you quickly. It is a very nice facility, clean, well kept and well run and everyt … (read more)

2015

St. Andrew’s Village

2670 SOUTH ABILENE STREET, Aurora, CO, 80014

St. Andrews Village is located in Aurora, Colorado, on beautiful grounds near the freeway for easy access to shopping and other services. The facility features a variety of types and sizes of rooms an … (read more)
St. Andrews Village is located in Aurora, Colorado, on beautiful grounds near the freeway for easy access to shopping and other services. The facility features a variety of types and sizes of rooms an … (read more)

Holly Creek

5500 E Peakview Avenue, Centennial, CO, 80121

Holly Creek offers assisted and independent living just south of Denver, Colorado. This facility can support residents with a variety of care requirements, including memory support, skilled nursing an … (read more)
Holly Creek offers assisted and independent living just south of Denver, Colorado. This facility can support residents with a variety of care requirements, including memory support, skilled nursing an … (read more)

Christian Living Communities – Someren Glen

5000 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO, 80122


Cherry Creek Nursing Center

14699 EAST HAMPDEN AVENUE, Aurora, CO, 80014

My dad was in the rehab part of cherry Creek nursing home. We couldn’t of asked for a better place for him, the staff really cared , it was clean, the food was good. My sisters and I were very happy … (read more)
My dad was in the rehab part of cherry Creek nursing home. We couldn’t of asked for a better place for him, the staff really cared , it was clean, the food was good. My sisters and I were very happy … (read more)

Beth Nehama Hospice C/O Shalom Park

14800 EAST BELLEVIEW DRIVE, Aurora, CO, 80015

I didn’t like the way Shalom Park prices things. You pay a certain amount for your cottage and then an additional price for most of the amenities. For example, if you use the big recreation area, big … (read more)
I didn’t like the way Shalom Park prices things. You pay a certain amount for your cottage and then an additional price for most of the amenities. For example, if you use the big recreation area, big … (read more)

Orchard Park Health Care Center

6005 S. Holly Street, Littleton, CO, 80121

As a result of multiple health concerns my mother in law had to be placed into a nursing facility. I am a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience, and have never seen such neglect in my life. … (read more)
As a result of multiple health concerns my mother in law had to be placed into a nursing facility. I am a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience, and have never seen such neglect in my life. … (read more)

Castle Rock Care Center

4001 HOME STREET, Castle Rock, CO, 80104

My wife has been at the facility for about six years now. She would love to escape from it as would most folks there. It is an old single story building that has changed owner ship several times … (read more)
My wife has been at the facility for about six years now. She would love to escape from it as would most folks there. It is an old single story building that has changed owner ship several times … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Parker, CO

In Parker, the average cost of nursing home care is $9,064 for a semiprivate room and $10,139 for a private room per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors who are looking at nursing home care facilities in Parker may be interested in the costs of care in nearby cities. Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a cost comparison point, the cost of care in Parker is higher than the national average of $7,756 and the Colorado state average of $8,519.

The average monthly cost of care is similar in Boulder at $9,049, while the cost of care is lower in the cities of Pueblo ($8,425), Grand Junction ($7,939) and Colorado Springs ($8,289).

$9064

Parker

$8519

Colorado

$7756

The United States

$9049

Boulder

$8425

Pueblo

$7939

Grand Junction

$8289

Colorado Springs

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In the town of Parker, the cheapest senior care option is adult day care with an average monthly cost of $1,625. The monthly average charge for assisted living is $4,850. Both home care and home health care services both have an average monthly cost of $5,720. At the other end of the cost scale, nursing home care has a monthly average cost of $9,064 for a semiprivate room and $10,139 for a private room. 

$1625

Adult day care

$4850

Assisted living

$5720

Home care

$5720

Home health care

$9064

Nursing home semiprivate room

$10139

Nursing home private room

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

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

The following resources might help seniors in Parker who would like to safely age in place in their own homes and are looking for services to help them achieve that goal. One resource is aimed at seniors needing information on the financial assistance options available when moving to a nursing home care facility.

ResourceContactService
Meals on Wheels(970) 472-9630Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound seniors aged 60 and over who are no longer able to prepare a meal on their own. Volunteers deliver the meal at around noon each day from Monday to Friday and frozen meals are available for the weekend if required. The volunteers provide a social check service at the same time as delivering the meal and they will report any issues to the relevant authorities or family members. There is no charge for the service, but donations are requested to help the program continue delivering meals. No senior will be turned away if they are unable to contribute financially.
Aging Resources Douglas County Transport(303) 814-4300This program provides door-to-door transport to seniors aged 60 and over in Parker. Door-to-door transport is provided in wheelchair-friendly vans by staff members or by volunteers who use their own vehicles to offer transport. There is no charge for this service but donations are appreciated. Rides need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance to ensure that a driver is available. Transport is provided to medical appointments, grocery stores, churches and senior centers.
SHIP Colorado(888) 696-7213The SHIP Colorado program is funded by the federal government and the state of Colorado. The program provides free and unbiased information on state health care options available to seniors. Counselors can assist seniors in finding the right plan to suit their particular health and financial situation. Additionally, they can help seniors to apply for any benefits they may be eligible for and ensure they are getting the financial help they need to pay their medical expenses. Counselors can also explain the financial assistance options available for seniors wanting to move to long-term nursing home care for medical reasons.