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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Arvada

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in CO. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Arvada

In Arvada, assisted living costs an average of $5,500 per month, which is significantly above both state and national averages.

Assisted Living in Arvada vs. Nearby Cities

Nationwide, the average cost for assisted living is $4,500, $1,000 under Arvada’s cost, and the Colorado-wide average is $4,750. Costs are also lower than Arvada’s in the Colorado cities of Grand Junction, where seniors can expect to pay $4,250 for a month of assisted living care, and Pueblo, which has the state’s lowest reported assisted living costs at $3,800. On the other side of the spectrum, Boulder has the highest monthly costs for this type of care at $6,275.

  • Arvada: $5,500
  • Colorado: $4,750
  • National: $4,500
  • Boulder: $6,275
  • Pueblo: $3,800
  • Grand Junction: $4,250

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Arvada, CO 

At an average cost of $2,275 per month, adult day care is the only option that’s cheaper than assisted living, but it generally only offers care during normal working hours. In-home care is over $1,000 more expensive than assisted living, with home care costing $6,769 and home health care costing $6,864. Nursing homes are easily the most expensive options, with a semiprivate room costing $8,669.

  • Home Care: $6,769
  • Home Health Care: $6,864
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,275
  • Assisted Living: $5,500
  • Nursing Home (semiprivate room): $8,669

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arvada

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Arvada

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Arvada.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Arvada

Older adults in the Arvada area can connect with a wide variety of resources intended to improve their quality of life. These low- or no-cost programs and initiatives provide social connection, physical protection, educational opportunities and more.

Resource Contact Service
Community Recreation Center 303-425-9583 This center serves Arvada’s older-adult population with a variety of social events, including brain games and trivia nights for those 80 and up, spelling bees for those 50 and up and bingo nights for seniors and their families alike. It also offers classes and seminars of interest to seniors; topics include Medicare, genealogy, driving safety and public transportation.
Elder Abuse Detective 720-898-7359 The Arvada Police Department employs a dedicated elder liaison who can help seniors by investigating cases of potential physical maltreatment or financial fraud, providing educational material regarding crime prevalence and prevention and referring seniors to specific programs that best fit their day-to-day needs.
Denver Regional Council of Governments 303-455-1000 As the official Area Agency on Aging for the counties surrounding Denver, the DRCOG is tasked with supporting the region’s senior population. Its representatives provide guidance regarding long-term housing options, in-home care and government benefits for those of retirement age.
Arvada Library 303-235-5275 This public library offers events for all ages. Its senior-specific options include help with tax preparation through AARP, arts and crafts discussion and creation groups run in conjunction with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and technology seminars aimed at giving older adults a better understanding of mobile devices.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arvada

Assisted Living Communities in Arvada are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Colorado

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Arvada Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Arvada area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 112 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Arvada
  • Read more than 895 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Arvada is $5,500, which is higher than the state average of $4,750 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,500.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Arvada, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 112 communities in the Arvada area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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