The relatively low cost of living means that your social security and retirement dollars will go further.
Cost of Assisted Living in Colorado
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Colorado is $3,599.
Best Places in Colorado to Retire 2012
Fort Collins Colorado: There’s great skiing and tons of golf in this high-tech hub. (CNN Money)
Grand Junction Colorado: 214 days of sun. Contemporary arts meet Western charm. (AARP – Best Places to Live on $100 a Day)
Boulder Colorado: A nexus for alternatives in spirituality, education and medicine. Relatively few residents are 65 or older, although more move in every year. (AARP – Great Quirky Places to Retire)
Top Cities in Colorado
Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in Colorado
Assisted Living Terms Used in Colorado
Assisted living residence, which is defined as any residential facility made available to three or more adults unrelated to the owner.
Colorado state law specifies that health care entities must be licensed before providing services. Licenses need to be renewed every year in order to ensure the facility is in compliance with state law and regulations.
Staffing must be adequate at all times to meet the needs of the residents.
Eviction Laws and Resident Protections
A resident may be forced to leave if they require a level of care or a type of service that the facility does not provide. They may also be forced to leave if they develop a communicable disease or infection, have a substance abuse problem or needs medical or nursing services around the clock. Eviction may also be authorized if a resident’s condition is no longer stable or if the goals of care are not being met. Reasons for eviction are not limited to reasons specified in state regulations.
All facilities must be prepared for inspections by the state at all times.
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