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.
Assisted living is one of the senior care options available to older adults in Golden and other communities in the Denver Metropolitan Area. Facilities offer a residential environment where seniors can get help with household tasks, meals, grooming and other basic aspects of daily living. Per Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Golden is $5,500 per month, which is higher than Colorado’s statewide average as well as the national average.
We’ve created the following guide to assisted living in Golden, which includes cost data and a list of resources for Golden seniors.
Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >
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.
The average cost of assisted living in Golden is $5,500 per month.
Residents of assisted living facilities in Golden pay around $1,000 more per month for care than the national average and $750 per month more than the Colorado average.
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Assisted living in Golden is less affordable than in many other Colorado communities. However, in Boulder, costs average $750 more at $6,275. At $3,800 per month, those south of Golden in Pueblo pay an average of $1,700 less than their Golden counterparts. On the western side of the state, residents of Grand Junction pay $1,250 less than Golden residents at an average of $4,250. Costs are also lower at Colorado’s northern end, where those in Fort Collins and Greeley pay $4,000 and $4,400, respectively.
Note: Data for Golden was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Denver, was used instead.
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:
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Colorado.
|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.|
Assisted Living Facilities in the Golden 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.