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Colorado has had a significant shift in population over the last decade as it witnessed a 11.49 percent increase in population, making it one of the fastest growing states in the nation. Nursing homes in Colorado are also on the rise as many people find the appeal of 300+ days of sunshine each year too difficult to ignore.

Colorado nursing homes have seen a surge in the number of residents, especially along the front range I-25 corridor. Denver remains the most popular destination for elderly care facilities, though northern suburbs of Denver along with Boulder, Firestone, Loveland and Fort Collins are also growing rapidly.

Colorado Nursing Home Costs

Colorado skilled nursing home facilities are priced at around the national average. The average cost for a semi-private room at a Colorado nursing home is $214 per day and $241 per day for a private room. Compared to the national average for a semi-private room at $225 per day, Colorado sits right at the national average.

Denver has the highest cost for Colorado short term care or long-term care nursing homes, followed by Colorado Springs, Castle Rock and Fort Collins. Affordable Colorado nursing homes that accept Medicaid and Medicare are available in more rural settings or those outside the I-25 corridor. The Western Slope has some terrific mountain or high desert communities that cost a fraction of what you would pay in Denver or Colorado Springs.

Colorado Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

The amenities at Colorado retirement homes should only amount to the very best. This is your or a loved one’s new home and it should represent one. The rooms should allow for some personalization, including the ability to bring in family photos and other small items from the former residence.

The staff at the best Colorado nursing homes is another important topic of consideration. Staff can make a world of a difference. Not only should the staff act professional and know what they are doing, but also carry on with business with a smile on their face and a friendly ‘hello’. Staff should always treat elderly nursing home residents with respect, calling them Sir or Ma’am, or by their first name.

Some of the finest amenities at skilled nursing facilities in Colorado include a beauty salon, barber shop, chapel, day room, activity center and outdoor patio with a garden. Staff should help provide entertainment throughout the day by offering regularly scheduled programs including group exercise, games, guest speakers, crafts and hobbies, and other activities to keep the mind and body of senior citizens occupied.

Due to the high cost of long-term care in Colorado and other states, you would also expect that the food is of high quality, endorses social interaction, and even provides opportunities for friends and family to eat with a loved one.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with daily activities like getting in and out of bed, help with cooking or eating, taking meds, bathing or using the restroom then a skilled nursing facility in Colorado can help with all the details. Colorado nursing homes provide 24/7 care in an uplifting, safe and secure environment.

There are a total of 229 nursing homes in Colorado that Colorado senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Colorado nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Colorado will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Colorado nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Colorado state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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