Adams County Aging Network Meeting

Thornton Community Connections Center
Wednesday, May 1st at 9 am
Presenter: Amy Herrick with Care Patrol

As of 2023 more than 818,800 Americans reside in assisted living communities. There are over 30,600 active assisted living facilities, operating at an average capacity of nearly 80%. The median cost of a private, single bedroom unit in an assisted living facility is $4,803 per month. In the Thornton area the average cost of assisted living with care cost is approximately $5500 a month. With 7 out of 10 people requiring assisted living care in their lifetime, demand is expected to grow by an additional one million beds by 2040.

There are 572 assisted living facilities in Colorado. These agencies provide nonmedical services for seniors, including medication reminders, daily meals and snacks and help with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing and eating. They also have social and recreational activities such as fitness classes, resident-led clubs and arts and crafts to help residents stay active and build friendships.

  • What are the age and gender demographics in assisted living?
  • How does a person pay for assisted living?
  • What should be considered when searching for assisted living?
  • How long does it take to find and move in to assisted living?
  • What is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing and memory care?

Amy Herrick, a Certified Senior Advisor with CarePatrol, has been in the assisted living business since 1995. Amy managed assisted livings for 20 years and has been placing seniors in assisted livings with CarePatrol since 2015. Amy is looking forward to educating you about assisted living and answering any questions you may have.

ACAN meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, 9 am at the Thornton Community Connections Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd. Thornton.

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