Finding homes and resources for senior family members
Researching senior resources pays off with the right location, the right care and comfortable surroundings.
By Kay Bryant; courtesy photo
Many seniors and their families are challenged to find acceptable and desirable homes and services for family members. Some seniors want to downsize out of their home and relocate to a smaller, simpler life. Some may need special housing such as memory care or other assisted living environments, as well as requiring various types of assistance on a daily basis. It can be time consuming and somewhat difficult to figure out where to begin. Below are a few links to websites that may be helpful during those times.
Douglas County offers a wealth of information about financial need, medical assistance, senior events, housing and other resources. They are located in downtown Castle Rock and specifically support our Douglas County seniors. Visit www.douglas.co.us/community/senior-adult-services/senior-resources/ to learn more.
Highlands Ranch Metro District offers senior outreach information at www.highlandsranch.org/. Select the Services tab and browse to the Highlands Ranch Senior Outreach page to learn about what Highlands Ranch offers.
The Colorado Department of Education offers a helpful guide for seniors and caregivers about housing and resources, located at www.cde.state.co.us/stateinfo/qgseniors.
At SeniorHomes.com, begin learning by selecting the type of living environment you are seeking, such as assisted living, memory care or independent living. The site is organized around the type of living environment chosen, and there are articles and checklists available to provide assistance. The locations listed on this site also have a place for reviews. Visit www.seniorhomes.com to learn more.
According to APlaceForMom.com, the average monthly cost of an independent living apartment in Colorado is $2,532.00. Actual prices within Douglas County vary according to city and type of housing needed. This site offers free services and will connect you to a senior adviser located in your area. Visit www.APlaceForMom.com to get started.
OpenPLACEMENT.com is a website which provides information and tools to find and compare many types of senior housing and home care providers. This site provides information for those seeking housing across several cities in Douglas County. To locate Douglas County information, scroll down to the bottom of the page to select Colorado and then choose a Douglas County city.