Assisted Living in Golden, Colorado
Golden, Co, is more than just a suburb of Denver. Steeped in Colorado history, Golden’s vibrant downtown provides an authentic look at Colorado Gold Rush history, and the surrounding Rocky Mountain foothills offer numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as an abundance of natural beauty. As the home of legendary Coors Brewing Company, Golden is a beer-lovers mecca, but those who prefer wine can rest assured that the region’s emerging wine industry is on pace to provide the same quality as its decades-old beer tradition.
Seniors aged 65 and over make up approximately 10.8% of Golden’s overall population of slightly under 21,000 citizens. The average monthly cost of an assisted living facility in Golden is $4,850, although the costs of individual facilities vary depending on location, services and amenities.
Note: Data for Golden was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Denver, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Golden, Colorado
The Cost of Assisted Living in Golden
At an average monthly cost of $4,850 per month, residents of Golden pay more than the overall Colorado average of $4,575 and the national average of $4,300. Costs are lower in Wyoming to the north at $4,170 and drop even further in neighboring Utah to $3,400. Residents of Kansas pay an average of $5,090, while those in New Mexico pay $4,050.
Costs across Colorado vary significantly, with the highest costs found in Colorado Springs at $5,340, with Boulder following at $5,100. The least expensive assisted living in Colorado is in Greeley at $3,515, while those in Pueblo and Grand Junction pay $3,900 and $3,995, respectively. At the northern end of the stare, residents of Fort Collins pay an average of $4,118 per month.
Golden Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Medicaid-eligible seniors aged 65 and over may be able to access services through Health First Colorado. Services include assistance with daily living activities such as personal care, dressing, light housekeeping and errands. Douglas County seniors aged 60 and over may be eligible for the Old Age Pension program if they meet certain income limits. Learn more about these programs and who’s eligible by visiting our Assisted Living in Colorado page.
Golden Assisted Living Resources
|Jefferson County Council on Aging||(303) 271-3487||Jefferson County Council on Aging provides seniors in Golden and other Jefferson County communities with direct and indirect services designed to promote a good quality of life. Indirect services include referrals to applicable community-based agencies and organizations as well as assistance navigating the application process for available services. Direct services include long-term care advocacy through an ombudsman, health insurance counseling and fall prevention workshops. |
|Front Porch for Active Adults||(303) 384-8130||Golden Community Center’s Front Porch is designed to provide active adults with a meeting and gathering place. Front Porch occupies the upper floor of the center and is accessible by elevator. Seniors can enjoy a wide variety of drop-in activities, such as card games and arts and crafts or simply sit and visit with friends over a cup of coffee or tea. |
|American Legion Post #21||(303) 279-6200||Former members of the U.S. military and their families can socialize with other military families, receive assistance with filling out forms and other aspects of applying for service-based entitlements and possibly receive emergency financial assistance. The American Legion also organizes a variety of community-betterment events and always welcomes volunteers. |
|Jefferson County Free Legal Clinics||(720) 772-2501||Seniors can access free legal advice from Jefferson County Free Legal Clinics. No-cost meetings with an attorney who specializes in elder law are available on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. There is also a self-help desk available that has volunteer attorneys available via video links to provide assistance. |
|Jefferson County Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors||(303) 271-4251||Seniors seeking ways to engage with the community and to feel useful can put their valuable skills and experience to good use by volunteering with the organization or agency of their choice. Volunteer opportunities for seniors in Jefferson County include helping out at local animal shelters, food banks, museums and community centers. |
Golden Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment regulates assisted living facilities operating with the state and ensures that they are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations concerning living conditions, medication, staffing and other relevant categories. See our Assisted Living in Colorado page for more information.