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Cost of Colorado Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Colorado is $6,996 per month.

The monthly base rate for Colorado nursing homes is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Colorado is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Colorado. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Colorado, the average cost is $7,794.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Mexico$6,220

Colorado Nursing Home Statistics

Colorado contains 226 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 21,090 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 79% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Colorado skilled nursing homes is 3.7 which ranks 13 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Colorado. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Colorado facilities.

Overall Ratings of Colorado Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Colorado

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Colorado

Percent of Colorado Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Colorado Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Colorado Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Colorado

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Colorado? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Colorado?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Colorado nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Colorado?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Colorado.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Colorado facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Colorado nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Colorado?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Colorado's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Colorado nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Colorado Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Colorado

Have a complaint about a Colorado Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Colorado have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Colorado, report it to:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Local: (303) 692-2800
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Colorado or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People of Colorado
Local: (303) 722-0300
Local TDD: (303) 722-3619
Tollfree: (800) 288-1376
As a Colorado resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Colorado state department of insurance at:
Department of Insurance of Colorado
Local: (303) 894-7499
Tollfree: (800) 930-3745
Are you aware of all the Colorado health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Colorado Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Local: (303) 692-2000
Local TDD: (303) 691-7700
Tollfree: (800) 886-7689
Are you on a low income in Colorado and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Colorado medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing of Colorado
Local: (303) 866-3513
Tollfree: (800) 221-3943
Are you familiar with the Colorado Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Colorado residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Colorado AAA below:

Northeastern Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Fort Morgan, CO
(970) 867-9409
Larimer County Office on Aging
Fort Collins, CO
(970) 498-7750
Weld County Area Agency on Aging
Greeley, CO
(970) 346-6950
Denver Regional Council of Governments
Denver, CO
(303) 455-1000
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
Boulder, CO
(303) 441-3570
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 471-7080
East Central Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Stratton, CO
(719) 348-5562
Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging
La Junta, CO
(719) 383-3166
Pueblo Area Agency on Aging
Pueblo, CO
(719) 583-6120
South Central Colorado Seniors
Alamosa, CO
(719) 589-4511
San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging
Pagosa Springs, CO
(970) 264-0501
Region 10 Area Agency on Aging
Montrose, CO
(970) 249-2436
Northwest Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Grand Junction, CO
(970) 248-2717
Alpine Area Agency on Aging
Silverthorne, CO
(970) 468-0295
Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging
Salida, CO
(719) 539-3341
South Central Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Trinidad, CO
(719) 845-1133

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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