Denver Assisted Living Facilities
The State of Colorado maintains three
classifications for Assisted Living Residences:

  • Private Pay
  • Alternative Care Facilities (Medicaid-
    Certified Assisted Living Residences)
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
    (Intended for residents with severe and
    persistent mental illnesses.)

  •   Any Assisted Living Residence
    designed to care for 3 or more residents
    must be state licensed by the Colorado
    Department of Public Health and
    Environment (CDPHE).
Assisted Living Residences provide room, board and at least the following:
  • Personal services (Assistance with ADL's; arrangements for transportation, laundry, etc.)
  • Protective oversight
  • Social Care
  • Regular supervision available 365/24/7


Assisted Living Residence administrators must be at least 21 years of age and possess either
an acceptable level of combined education and experience - or - complete a state-approved 30-
hour certification program.


Assisted Living Residence staff members must be at least 18 years of age, earn a Certified First
Aid Certificate and within one month of employment have received training in assessment skills;
infection control; identification and proper handling of difficult behavior and situations; and
resident rights. Administrators and staff members must be fully trained in facility emergency and
fire escape plan procedures.

Criminal Background Checks

The owners, administrators and staff members of an Assisted Living Residence must all submit
to a fingerprint-based criminal background check. If a facility engages contracted staff
members, it is the facility's responsibility to ascertain each contractor on-duty at the facility has
had a criminal background screening performed by their employer.

Amenities and Services

Colorado Assisted Living Residences must provide 3 nutritionally-sound meals per day and
make snacks available throughout the day. Assisted Living Residences must have a minimum of
one full bathroom with appropriate safety provisions (grab bars, non-skid surfaces, etc.) per 6

For more information on Colorado Assisted Living Residence rules, regulations and
requirements, visit the CDPHE website at:


Featured Assisted Living Residences
Cranbrook Senior Living in Denver, Colorado is a 64-unit
assisted living community with the needs of its residents always in
Cranbrook Senior Living offers studio, one and
two-bedroom apartments nestled in a park-like setting. The
complex has a spacious dining room and library; a
beauty-barbershop, bistro, activities room, wellness office and sun
deck surround a warm, comfortable, open common room. Services
include a dining style restaurant; 24-hour response system; social and recreational events;
assistance with ADL's; 3 delicious daily meals; weekly housekeeping and linen; daily activities
programs and much, much more!
5565 S. Yosemite Street, Denver, CO  80111     |     (800) 697-3808
The Gardens at  
St. Elizabeth
Denver, CO
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth in Denver, Colorado, is a comprehensive
senior retirement village offering a full complement of senior living options as
a Continuum of Care Retirement Center (CCRC). They are an accredited BBB
member with a current "A+" rating. In addition to traditional senior assisted
living accommodations,
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth provides solutions for
Independent Living, Alzheimers and Memory Care, Respite Care and Adult
Day Care.
The Gardens of St. Elizabeth Assisted Living Facility offers studio and
1-bedroom residential units, all with integrated emergency call buttons.
Services include housekeeping; laundry and flat linen service; scheduled
transportation; health and wellness classes and seminars; 3 daily meals in the
dining room; entertainment and excursions; and much, much more!
Known throughout the West as one of the premier Catholic retirement
centers, their on-site church offers daily Mass and Rosary service and
once-weekly non-denomination services.
2835 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211     |     (303) 964-2000