Incorporated in 2001, Centennial is one of Colorado’s newest cities, and with over 100,000 residents, it’s also among the state’s most populous. In spite of its large population, Centennial ranks as the safest city in Colorado and the 15th safest city in the nation, making it an attractive option for seniors seeking assisted living near the state capital. Centennial is rich in amenities, with popular attractions like several golf courses, Monster Mini Golf and Centennial Center Park, an award-winning park that covers 11 acres and features walking paths, barbecue grills and an amphitheater. The city also boasts The Streets of SouthGlenn, an upscale shopping center with beautiful fountains, seating areas, chain clothing stores, local boutiques and restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
Assisted living is appropriate for seniors who need help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and toileting, and who prefer to receive tailored services in a residential setting as opposed to at home. It is not a suitable care option if you need skilled nursing or rehabilitative services. With a median monthly cost of $5,500, Centennial, CO, is among the priciest places in the state for assisted living.
This guide compares assisted living costs throughout Colorado and covers possibilities for financing senior care. It also contains a table of affordable resources designed to help you as you age.
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1. Gabriel Assisted Living
5235 S Liverpool Way, Centennial, CO, 80015
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Centennial
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Colorado. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Centennial
Per Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs an average of $5,500 per month in Centennial.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Centennial
In Centennial, the average cost of assisted living is higher than the U.S. average of $4,500 and the Colorado average of $4,750.
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Centennial is among the costliest cities in Colorado for assisted living, topped only by Boulder where the average monthly rate runs around $6,275. South in Colorado Springs, the monthly average drops to $4,663. Farther south in Pueblo, where the monthly average is $3,800, seniors pay even less. Seniors living in the northern cities of Greeley and Fort Collins also pay less than their Centennial-based peers, with average fees of $4,400 and $4,000, respectively. West in Grand Junction, assisted living averages $4,250, which is $1,250 less than in Centennial.
NOTE: Data for Centennial was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Denver, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Centennial
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
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:
The Centennial Senior Commission promotes seniors’ involvement in their local community. It advises the City Council on behalf of older residents and enlists community-wide participation in resolving issues pertaining to seniors. It also provides hands-on experiences for community seniors and opportunities for them to take part in activities and programs that benefit the community.
Veterans and their family members who reside in Centennial may receive assistance in applying for federal and state VA benefits through the Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office. The office has accredited officers who help veterans by conducting needs assessments, eligibility determinations and legal advocacy necessary to present applications and claims to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Some VA benefits that local veterans may be able to access through this location include VA pensions, service-connected disability compensation, survivor benefits and VA healthcare enrollment.
Arapahoe County Human Services provides an array of services for low-income Centennial seniors through financial assistance programs. Through the department, seniors can apply for the Old Age Pension, a monthly financial benefit for seniors aged 60 and over who have little or no income. The department also holds workshops and classes to educate residents on free resources and programs that they may be eligible for.
Centennial seniors who need assistance in finding health insurance that will cover assisted living can contact SHIP. This program provides free, unbiased options counseling to help seniors understand the coverage options available to them and pick the plan that best suits their needs. It can also help seniors dispute denied claims.
Centennial seniors can take an active role in their community through SeniorCorps – RSVP, a volunteer program that connects older adults with volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and experience. Some volunteer opportunities include being an art studio ambassador, delivering or serving meals to seniors, working with veterans and their families and tutoring or mentoring at-risk children. In exchange for their services, RSVP volunteers may receive supplemental health insurance, transportation reimbursement and recognition and awards.
Centennial Active Seniors provides a series of free programs for area seniors to provide them with social and recreational opportunities. Some activities that seniors may participate in include day trips, seminars and author talks.
Centennial Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Centennial area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.