What You Need to Know About Denver Senior Living
The Mile High City sits at the top of the list for best places to live in the US. Good quality of life, plenty of recreation options and green spaces, a strong local economy, and below-average crime rates make the city appealing to people of all ages. To help you or a loved one find the resources you need in Denver, SeniorAdvisor.com has rounded up its information about housing options, local social services, transportation, leisure activities, real estate, aging-in-place support, and more on a new Senior Care and Services page. You can use this Denver city guide as a jumping off point to plan your move to the city or to quickly locate services you need right now.
Finding, buying, and enjoying a home in Denver
Denver’s popularity has pushed housing prices above the national average, so if you already own a home there you may want to stay in it as long as you can. The page has information on
- the cost of in-home care in the greater Denver area
- how to choose in-home care providers
- how to find local services to do grocery shopping, errands, and chores
If you’re moving into the city, you’ll want to work with a senior real estate specialist who can help you with issues younger buyers may not have, such as reverse-mortgage options and estate-planning considerations. You may also want to learn about the most appealing neighborhoods before you buy in.
Choosing a Denver-area senior living community
The Denver metro area has dozens of senior communities tailored to different lifestyles and needs. The Denver city guide has information on active retirement communities, assisted living, nursing homes, and dementia-care specialty communities. With a few clicks, you can navigate to specific property listings to see photos, descriptions, ratings left by residents and family members, and (if you create a SeniorAdvisor.com user account) reported rates.
Getting to know Denver
Our city guide can help you stay active, get involved in the local community, and find like-minded people to spend time with. There’s information on support groups for family caregivers and veterans, volunteer opportunities, local attractions and senior discount programs, transportation options, and job training and placement programs for older workers.
Reaping the benefits of retirement
When you need help with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or veterans’ benefits, you’ll find Denver-centric information including office locations and phone numbers in the financial assistance section of the city guide. This section is where you can find information on state and city programs to help family caregivers get the training, support, and respite services they need.
Medical, rehabilitation, and hospice information
Our Denver city guide also summarizes the local hospitals and medical centers that provide senior services, looks in depth at the many Catholic healthcare options in the region, and explains what to expect if your doctor recommends a stay in a rehab center after a hospital stay. There’s also information hospice care that explains what it is, where to find Denver-area providers, and how to pay for it.
There’s more to explore in our Denver city guide. Use to it find what you need fast or browse at your leisure to learn more about retirement living in the Mile High City.