Choosing an Assisted Living Residence


How to Choose:

Things to Know

Additional Resources:

State Ombudsman Program: Serves as advocate for residents and families

303-722-0300 or 1-800-288-1376

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment–Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division:

Licenses and inspects assisted living facilities 303-692-2800

Moving Into an Assisted Living Residence

  • Pack well in advance of the move
  • Know what to expect Read all the materials before you move in and make sure all of your questions are answered ahead of time.
  • Stay busy. You may be tempted to stay in your apartment or living space, but you’ll feel comfortable much quicker if you get out there to meet the residents, participate in activities, and explore the facility.
  • Go easy on yourself. Everyone adjusts to change differently, so give yourself a break, no matter what you’re feeling. Talk to a friend or family member if you are having a difficult adjustment.

Making a Successful Transition

Family Questions: The first 30 days

What You May be Feeling

Resolving Concerns You May Have