Types Of Residential Care Facilities in Denver

In the Denver metro area, there are hundreds of residential care facilities, and they’re sprinkled throughout virtually every neighborhood and subdivision. Residential care facilities are typically ranch-style, single-family homes that have been remodeled to accommodate 6-10 residents.

In most residential care facilities, you have the option of private or semi-private rooms, with private or shared bathrooms.

Also known as “personal care boarding homes” or “board and care,” residential care facilities are licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Depending on the number of residents in the home and their needs, there are usually 1-2 caregivers on duty at any time, including overnight.

Residential care facilities help seniors with all aspects of day-to-day living, including the following:

  • meals (3 meals per day, which are often cooked from scratch, plus snacks)
  • assistance with personal care (dressing, grooming, and bathing)
  • assistance with medications
  • assistance with incontinence (the level of support and potential additional costs vary by facility)
  • laundry
  • housekeeping

Some residential care facilities offer a handful of activities per week, depending on the interests of the residents.

The types of residential care facilities in Denver include:

  • assisted living residential care facilities for seniors
  • memory care residential care facilities
  • non age-restricted residential care facilities
  • specialized residential care facilities

Assisted Living Residential Care Facilities For Seniors
The most common type of residential care facilities in Denver is homes that are designed for seniors who need assisted living support 24/7. These board and care homes have a minimum age requirement, which is typically age 55 or over.

Memory Care Residential Care Facilities
There are residential care facilities in Denver that offer memory care. The memory care might be integrated into the general care and support that’s provided for residents, or it could be the focus of the care. These board and care homes have secured environments and often hire caregivers who have experience working with Alzheimer’s and severe dementia.

Non Age-Restricted Residential Care Facilities
Some residential care facilities don’t have age restrictions and welcome younger adults who require assisted living because of medical needs or due to memory issues.

Specialized Residential Care Facilities
There are a number of residential care facilities that serve a niche group of residents, such as: all women, all men, younger residents, residents with specific diseases or disabilities (such as MS).

If you are interested in other senior living options in the Denver metro area, see also:
Types Of Independent Living In Denver
Types Of Assisted Living In Denver
Types Of Memory Care In Denver
Types Of Continuing Care Retirement Communities In Denver
Types Of Multi-Level Care Communities In Denver