The Colorado Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Colorado. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $26.00 an hour for home care to $9,429 a month for skilled nursing care, Colorado is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Colorado Key Statistics

  • 20.2% of the Colorado population is aged 60 or over with 9.7% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no inheritance tax and generous retirement-income exclusion from state taxes for over 55’s, Colorado is regarded as tax-friendly for seniors. Colorado has an average property tax set at $607 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 60.9% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Colorado senior (65+) is $50,058.
  • 76,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Colorado.

Choosing Long Term Care in Colorado

  • Colorado Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Colorado is $26.00, making Colorado more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Colorado Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Colorado is $1,625 per month making Colorado the same price as the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Colorado Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Colorado is $4,095 per month making Colorado more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Colorado Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Colorado is $9,429 per month making Colorado more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Colorado Senior Services

Colorado Department of Human Services

Address: 1575 Sherman St., 8th Floor, Denver, CO  80203

Phone: 303.866.5700

Fax: 303.866.5563

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Colorado State Plan on Aging

Colorado Elder Justice and Advocacy

To contact Colorado Adult Protective Services: cdhs_aps_questions@state.co.us

To report a concern:

Colorado Support for Caregivers

Colorado Health Care Fraud

SHIP, Division of Insurance, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 1-888-696-7213 – for questions about Medicare 

Phone: 1-800-503-5190 – to report Medicare errors or suspected fraud

To report Medicare fraud: 

Phone: 1-800-503-5190

Email: dora_seniormedicarepatrol@state.co.us

Colorado Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Colorado Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Health First Colorado’s Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-283-3221

Colorado Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Colorado Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Colorado County Offices for Aging

Northeastern Colorado Area Agency on Aging

Address: 231 Main Street, Fort Morgan, CO 80701 

Phone: (970) 867-9409

Fax : (970) 867-9053

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Larimer County Office on Aging

Address: 1501 Blue Spruce, Fort Collins, CO  80524

Phone: 970-498-7750

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Weld County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 315 North 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80632

Phone: (970) 400-6950

Fax: (970) 346-6951

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Denver Regional Council of Governments

Address: 1001 17th Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-480-6700

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Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 3482 North Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304

Phone: (303) 441-3570

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Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging

Address: 14 South Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Phone: 1 (719) 471-2096

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East Central Colorado Area Agency on Aging

Address: 128 Colorado Avenue, PO Box 28, Stratton, CO 80836

Phone: 719-348-5562

Fax: 719-348-5887

Toll Free: 1-800-825-0208

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Otero County Agency on Aging

Address: 13 West 3rd Street, La Junta, CO 81050

Phone: (719) 383-3166

Fax: 719-383-4607

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Pueblo Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2631 East 4th Street, Pueblo, CO 81001

Phone: (719) 583-6120

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South Central Colorado Seniors

Address: 1116 3rd Street, Alamosa, CO 81101

Phone: (719) 589-4511

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San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging – Pagosa Springs

Address: 451 Hot Springs Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Phone: 970.264.0501

Fax: 888.290.3566

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San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging – Durango

Address: 10 Burnett Court, A-302, Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 970.264.0501; ext 1

Fax:  888.290.3566

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Region 10 Area Agency on Aging

145 S Cascade, Montrose, Colorado 81401

Phone: (970) 249-2436

Fax: (970) 249-2488

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Mesa County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 510 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504

Phone: (970) 248-2717

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Alpine Area Agency on Aging (Vintage)

Address: 249 Warren Avenue, Silverthorne, CO 80498

Phone: 970-468-0295

Fax: 970-468-1208

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Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging

Address: 3224-A Independence Road, Canon City, CO 81212

Phone: (719) 275-8350

Fax: (719) 275-2907

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South Central Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging

Address: 300 South Bonaventure Avenue, Trinidad, CO 81082

Phone: (719) 845-1133

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American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations

Southern Ute Indian Tribe- Southern Ute Community Action Programs

Address: P.O. Box 737, 356 Ouray Drive, Ignacio, CO 81137

Phone: 970-563-0100

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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Indians – Title VI Senior Citizens Program

Address: PO Box 189, Towaoc, CO 81334 Rufina Weeks

Phone: (970) 564-0630

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Colorado Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Colorado Senior Health Studies

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