Types Of Multi-Level Care Communities In Denver

In the Denver metro area, there are a number of multi-level care communities for seniors, and these tend to be larger complexes, with 100-200+ residents.

Because of the different levels of care offered, seniors can “age in place,” safe in the knowledge that even if their needs change, they won’t have to look for another facility or community to live in.

The levels of care in multi-level care complexes could include the following:

Independent Living And Assisted Living
It’s common to find communities in Denver that have independent living and assisted living options, all within the same complex. Typically, these are apartments, and residents from independent and assisted living gather in the common areas, eat together, and participate in the same activities or outings. Even if you’d prefer independent living, the advantage to moving into a community that also offers assisted living options is that the facility will often provide “a la carte” services for residents in independent living.

Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care
There are a number of communities throughout Denver that offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The independent living and assisted living units are typically apartments with full kitchens or kitchenettes. The memory care units are apartments, suites, or rooms, and they typically will comprise a small percentage of the overall units in the complex (e.g. there may be 60 independent living units, 60 assisted living units, and 15 memory care units).

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing Care
There are some communities in the Denver metro area that offer independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing care. These are typically continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), which require a large move-in fee ($200,000 or more), but then guarantee care for life at a predictable monthly cost. Apart from the CCRCs, however, there are a select number of multi-level care communities that include skilled nursing in their offerings and don’t require a hefty upfront investment.

Assisted Living And Memory Care
Some facilities throughout Denver offer assisted living and memory care, all under the same roof or in the same complex. Often these areas are separate, so that a secure environment can be provided for the memory care residents. Activities and dining for assisted living and memory care residents might be combined or offered separately.

If you’re interested in  senior living options in the Denver metro area, see also:
Types Of Independent Living In Denver
Types Of Assisted Living In Denver
Types Of Residential Care Facilities In Denver
Types Of Memory Care In Denver
Types Of Continuing Care Retirement Communities In Denver