Many seniors consider Denver, Colorado’s mild climate perfect even though it is occasionally interrupted by a snow fall. Senior activities abound. Golfing, dancing, water aerobics and singles activities geared specifically for seniors. 30 hospitals are in the metropolitan area. The HealthOne Rose Medical Center and the Porter Adventist Hospital both have departments that specialize in geriatrics. Denver gives and lot of attention to its seniors. The newspaper “Prime Time for Seniors” keeps the elderly community abreast of events and activities catering to seniors. Copies of the paper are available for free or by subscription.
Seniors that need assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL’s), but don’t need round the clock care may choose to have in-home residential senior care. They may need help with housework or they may need assistance keeping track of doctor’s visits and medications. Home health aide or homemaker services would ease those types of challenges. These services are very beneficial if they fit in your personal budget. Home health aides cost of $47,201 annually, while homemaker services cost $44,616. Add the cost of these services to your existing household expenses and the expense might not fit in your budget.
Assisted living combines the services of homemaker services, home health aides and housing. The annual cost of an assisted living facility in Colorado averages $44,433 and includes electricity, gas, water and garbage. The residence get the benefit of independent living with ready access to medical assistance. The cost of assisted living may even include housekeeping services and meals. Seniors can focus on the things that matter to them and not have their focus shifting from miscellaneous bills to hiring and firing in-home help.
Seniors can pursue all the exciting opportunities in Denver. Take a nature hike and see the wildlife surrounding the area, bike along the many parks that dot the landscape of Denver, see a Broadway show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, go to a baseball game at Coors Field and get involved in so many more activities. Then at the end of the day return home to your private residence in a quiet adult community, the assisted living facility.
To choose the right assisted living facility for your needs use the internet, go to SeniorLiving.Org. The unbiased information and reviews will help you make the best decision for you and your family. When the decision is made, prepare to enjoy your new peaceful home at the assisted living facility.