Any senior who lives in the city of Longmont, Colorado, a community dedicated to the preservation of Earth’s natural beauty, is living in a beautiful community. With 1500 acres of greenery: 34 parks, 7 Greenways, 4 bodies of water for fishing, 4 dog parks and a city mission statement that strongly supports green environmental standards, it is a wonderful city for outdoor enthusiasts. The residents of Longmont have the majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and the convenience of being only a few miles from Denver and Boulder. Not only can you enjoy nature daily, the cost of living in Longmont is close to the national average, so you can also afford to reside there.
Seniors who are considering living in Longmont should know that the Denver area’s average cost for assisted living is $3948 per month. This cost includes the basics expenses associated with running a household: electricity, gas, water and garbage. Many facilities also include meals and housekeeping. If you compare the options to assisted living you will see why it is the better choice for many. One option is to hire a home health aide who will assist with some errands and shopping, administer medications and provide transport to medical facilities. Another option is to employ homemaker services to assist with activities of daily living (ADL’s) like personal hygiene, meal preparation, shopping and laundry. The annual cost for each one is over $48,000 in Colorado. By selecting assisted living, the senior gets private housing, may also get some meals, housekeeping and have access to trained medical professionals.
Longmont senior care options also include adult day care. The monthly cost for such a facility is $1549. This keeps seniors occupied for the normal work day. Anyone needing assistance at home will not receive it through such a program and adult day care is limiting for more independent people. With all the drawbacks to the alternatives to assisted living, it is not surprising so many seniors opt for the least expensive and more inclusive option.
Selecting the right assisted living facility may be the biggest challenge. To obtain unbiased reviews of each facility in your area use SeniorLiving.Org. You’ll be able to compare facilities and make a selection from a listing of amenities, cost and other services as well as location. Most facilities offer private one-bedrooms with a kitchen, bath and living room. If meals are included or housekeeping or both, it is a very good value.