4 Memory Care Facilities in Adams County, CO
The average cost of memory care in Adams County is $6,142 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Arapahoe County with an average starting cost of $5,030.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Adams County
The population of Adams County is 503,167, including an estimated 50,000 seniors who are aged 65 or older. About 4,900 of that age bracket are probably living with Alzheimer's disease, based on the figures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Medicare enrollment in the county, and it's projected that that number will grow considerably by 2025.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and the Colorado Council on Assisted Living license and regulate the assisted living facilities that house and supervise those diagnosed with dementia. Three of these facilities are located in Adams County, in the towns of Westminster, Brighton, and Thornton.
- Adams County's overall cost of living is 31 percent higher than the U.S. median and one percent lower than the rest of Colorado. Real estate expenses lift the housing expense to 175, but groceries and healthcare are a few points lower than state or national averages. Families may want to compare prices of local assisted living facilities to find the best match for their budget.
- The Adams County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Platte Valley Medical Center and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
- The crime rate in Adams County is higher than U.S. averages, but not by much. Violent crime is rated at 45.8, and property crime is 46.2 while the national figures are 31.1 and 38.1 respectively. Assisted living facilities have extra safety measures, such as security cameras, guards, and self-locking doors to keep crime out and residents safely inside.
- The American Lung Association reports that Adams County has good air quality and received a "B" grade for ozone concentration and a "C" for particle pollution. Seniors with respiratory issues may not have to worry about worsening their medical conditions when living in the area.
Paying for Memory Care in Adams County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Adams County start around $6,142 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Adams County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Adams County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Colorado page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Adams County
Adams County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Adams County, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Directory of Winners in the Adams County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Adams County
Adams County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Colorado are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Colorado page for more information about these laws.