How To Choose A Nursing Home In Denver

To schedule a free consultation with a Senior Advisor, please call Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281 or e-mail The consultation is free to seniors and their families, and the senior advisement, and placement services are also free. 

With hundreds of nursing homes in the Denver metro area, which one is the best one for you?

Also known as skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes provide 24/7, all inclusive care.

Below are great questions to ask when choosing a nursing home for yourself or someone you love.

How much does the nursing home cost per day or cost per month? What is included in the cost? What are the room options, and how much do they cost?

Accepts Medicaid
Does the nursing home accept Medicaid, and if so, are there any requirements (such as a private-pay, spend-down requirements).

Where is the nursing home located? Is it close to family and friends?

Setting And Atmosphere
What is the setting and atmosphere like at the nursing home? Some skilled nursing facilities resemble hospitals, whereas others are designed with home-like settings. What’s the atmosphere like? Is the nursing home clean? Does it smell okay?

Size Of The Facility
How many residents are in the facility? Some nursing homes in the Denver metro area have just 30 residents, while others have upwards of 200.

Types Of Rooms
What types of rooms are available? Choices in nursing homes include: private rooms with private bathrooms, private rooms with shared bathrooms, shared rooms with private bathrooms, and shared rooms with shared bathrooms.

How high-functioning are most of the residents? Do they seem contented and engaged?

Amenities And Activities
What amenities does the nursing home have? These could include beautiful grounds, courtyards, activities rooms, fitness centers, hair salons, and more. What activities and outings are scheduled each month for residents?

Smoking Or Non-Smoking Facility
Is the nursing home a smoking or non-smoking facility? If smoking’s allowed, where are the outdoor, designated smoking areas?

Ratings By The Colorado Department Of Health
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment licenses and regulates all of the nursing homes in Colorado. The CDPHE also tracks “occurrences” and complaints. How many deficiencies did the nursing home have in its recent annual surveys, and how many occurrences or complaints were reported in the past three years? Click here to find out health department ratings for nursing homes in Colorado.

Contact A Senior Advisor For Help In Finding The Right Community Or Facility
If you would like help finding the right community or facility for yourself or a loved one, please contact Senior Advisor, Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281. Her senior advisement and placement services are free.

Marnie helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in the Denver metro area and Front Range, including: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Denver Tech Center, Lone Tree, Parker, Castle Rock, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton, Commerce City, Westminster, Louisville, Longmont, Lafayette, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs

Please click here to see a list of nursing homes / skilled nursing facilities in the Denver metro area.

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