Colorado 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


The Bridge at Colorado Springs offers its residents both Assisted
Living and Independent Living options. The Bridge at Colorado
Springs' Assisted Living option gives residents the opportunity to enjoy
an active, rewarding lifestyle with a little help with activities of daily
living. Part of the Century Park Senior Living network of retirement
communities, The Bridge at Colorado Springs has been in operation since 1997; an
accredited BBB member, it currently enjoys an "A+" rating. The Bridge at Colorado Springs
assisted living services include a certified, licensed medical staff; 24-hour emergency call
system; three nutritious daily meals plus snacks; medication management; personal
housekeeping and linen services and much, much more. The Bridge at Colorado Springs is
part of a Continuum of Care Retirement Community (CCRC); if a resident were to require
additional medical assistance, there is a skilled nursing facility immediately adjacent to their
Independent Living and Assisted Living campus.
  2494 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO     |     (719) 630-3330
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
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