Independent Living and Assisted Living in Aurora
If you are interested in learning more about Canterbury Gardens, or other senior communities and facilities in Aurora, please call senior advisor Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, to schedule a free consultation. Marnie helps seniors and their families find the best community or facility, based on their needs and preferences, and there’s never a charge for her senior placement services.
Canterbury Gardens in Aurora is one of the most affordable senior living options in the Denver metro area, for independent living and assisted living. Canterbury Gardens also accepts Medicaid, and there are no age restrictions!
Don’t think “affordable” means having to sacrifice quality, though. The staff ratio in assisted living at Canterbury Gardens is 1 staff member to 7-8 residents…three meals per day are included in independent living and assisted living…there’s a full calendar of activities, events, and outings each month…and individual and group transportation are provided.
Set on three acres, Canterbury Gardens has 86 independent living apartments (studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units) and 113 assisted living apartments (studio and 1-bedroom units). The independent living apartments have kitchenettes, and the assisted living apartments have refrigerators.
The grounds are beautiful at Canterbury and include a garden and large Koi pond. Inside, there is a general store, beauty and barber shop, billiards room, fitness room, and library with computer and Internet access.
Canterbury Gardens was built in the early 1970s, and apartments are refreshed and remodeled as needed.
Smoking is allowed at Canterbury Gardens, but only in the outdoor, designated areas.
At Canterbury Gardens, cats, and dogs (under 20 pounds) are allowed.
Note: Canterbury Gardens accepts Medicaid.
Name of Facility or Community: Canterbury Gardens Independent and Assisted Living
Type of Facility: Independent Living and Assisted Living
Phone: call (303) 341-1412
Address: 11265 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80012
Nearby Major Cross-Streets: Mississippi Avenue and Havana Street
Cost: Independent Living at Canterbury Gardens costs $1,500-$1,795 per month (a second person costs an additional $450 per month). Assisted Living at Canterbury Gardens costs $2,695-$2,895 per month, all inclusive.
Types of Units: In Independent Living at Canterbury Gardens, there are studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which have kitchenettes. In Assisted Living at Canterbury Gardens, there are studio and 1-bedroom units with refrigerators.
Size Of Facility: There are 86 apartments in Independent Living and 113 apartments in Assisted Living. Canterbury Gardens has a total of 199 units.
Ratio of Care Staff to Residents: In Assisted Living, the ratio is 1 staff member to 7-8 residents.
Meals and Dining Options: Restaurant-style meals are served in an elegant dining room. There’s also a private dining room. Independent Living and Assisted Living include three meals per day and snacks.
Amenities: At Canterbury Gardens, there are three acres of beautiful grounds, including a garden and Koi pond. There’s a general store, billiards room, beauty and barber shop, fitness room, and a library with computer and Internet access.
Regularly Scheduled Activities: At Canterbury Gardens, there are activities every day, including: Bingo, poker, table games, arts and crafts classes, movie nights, and excursions out on the town. Local artists and musicians visit frequently.
Individual Transportation: Individual transportation can be scheduled ahead for Tuesday trips to doctor appointments or errands.
Group Transportation: There’s group transportation available for shopping and outings.
On-Site Services: There’s a beauty salon and barber shop at Canterbury Gardens. A primary care physician and dentist come in on a regular basis.
Pet Policies: Yes, cats and dogs (under 20 pounds) are allowed, based on management approval. There is a one-time pet fee and community fee, but no additional monthly fee.
Smoking: Yes, smoking is permitted at Canterbury Gardens.
Smoking Policies: Smoking is allowed only in outdoor, designated areas.
Religious Affiliation/Options: There are no religious affiliations. Every Tuesday, there is Catholic Communion and Angels Among Us. Every Sunday, there are church services.
Emergency Call System: The emergency call system at Canterbury Gardens includes pull cords and neck pendants.
Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is included in Assisted Living.
Memory Care: No, memory care isn’t provided at Canterbury Gardens.
Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided in Assisted Living.
Wound Care: Residents must bring in their own home health agency to handle wound care.
Diabetic Care: Residents with diabetes must be able to administer their own insulin injections or bring in a home health agency.
Therapy Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can be brought in.
Skilled Nursing Services: No, but home health agencies can provide skilled nursing services as needed.
Hospice and Palliative Care: Yes, hospice care and palliative care can be brought in.
Secured Environment: No, the environment at Canterbury Gardens isn’t secured.
Year Built/Opened: Canterbury Gardens opened in the early 1970s. Apartments are refreshed and remodeled as needed.
Lease Terms: In Independent Living at Canterbury Gardens and Assisted Living, the lease terms are month-to-month. The facility or the resident can terminate the lease at any point, with 30 days notice.
Age Restrictions: At Canterbury Gardens, there are no age restrictions.
Accepts Medicaid: Yes, Canterbury Gardens accepts Medicaid.