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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Aurora, CO for 2024

The picturesque city of Aurora has an estimated population of 389,347, and almost 12% of residents are seniors aged 65 and over. Between 2016 and 2020, the number of deaths from Alzheimer’s in Aurora increased by 32.34%, according to data released by the CDC. A 2020 study has projected the number of seniors with Alzheimer’s is likely to double to almost 13 million across the country by 2050. Together, the data show Alzheimer’s may soon become a public health crisis in Aurora.

To meet the growing need for residential dementia care in Aurora, seniors will find a range of care facilities to suit their specific requirements. These communities offer all the services found in a typical assisted living community, such as assistance with personal care and meals. In addition, the facilities provide activities aimed at the needs of those with memory loss disorders. Trained caregivers guide residents through their daily activities. This guide provides information on memory care in Aurora, including the average care costs, and lists services for those affected by Alzheimer’s.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Aurora

In Aurora and the rest of the state, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment oversees memory care facilities, which are licensed as assisted living residences. This department also publishes resources for consumers, including a list of regulations facilities comply with, inspection and occurrence findings and steps for filing concerns and complaints.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Aurora

  • There are approximately 267 doctors per 100,000 people in Aurora compared to the national rate of 210, and the region is home to high-performing hospitals such as UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. Local health care costs are slightly lower than the national average, which may leave more money in the budget for long-term care services.  
  • On a 10-point comfort index, Aurora’s weather is rated 8.9 versus the national score of 7.8, indicating a generally comfortable climate throughout the year. Summers are warm, with temperatures in the upper-80s during the hottest months, and winters are chilly with nighttime temperatures around 18 degrees. Many memory care facilities have individual climate controls in residents’ rooms to ensure year-round comfort.  
  • Crime is slightly more common in Aurora than in the typical U.S. city, which may make memory care a good alternative to living alone for those with mild-to-moderate dementia. On a scale that rates crime frequency with a score of 1-100, with a higher score indicating more crime, Aurora’s violent crime is rated 29.6 compared to 22.7 nationally, and property crime is about seven points higher than the national average at 43.5.  
  • The cost of living in Aurora is about 17% higher than the U.S. median but 4% lower than the statewide average, which may make it an affordable option for those with strict long-term care budgets. Transportation and housing costs are high, but seniors with dementia may be able to minimize these expenses by living in a memory care facility.
  • Colorado provides a large tax deduction on retirement income, and groceries and medications are tax-exempt. This may help seniors put more money toward residential care costs.  

Paying for Memory Care in Aurora, CO

When trying to decide how to pay for memory care, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of memory care in Aurora and 22 other cities in Colorado.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Memory Care in Aurora, CO

With inflation causing the cost of senior living to rise, seniors may need to be more mindful of their budgeting to afford the cost of care. In Aurora, memory care rates have jumped from $6,466 to $7,139 between 2022 and 2023 — an increase of nearly 10%. If this trend continues, average costs are estimated to reach $7,701 in 2024. While costs have risen by even higher rates in many Colorado cities, Aurora still remains more expensive than areas such as Denver ($5,532) and Colorado Springs ($5,795).

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
U.S. Average$4,863$5,369$5,792
Denver$5,011$5,532 $5,968
Colorado Springs$5,249$5,795$6,252
Fort Collins$6,567$7,250$7,821

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Nationally, memory care communities charge $5,625 per month for services, and in Colorado, rates are a little higher at $5,938. Aurora seniors pay $6,875, while Pueblo has the state’s cheapest care costs at $4,750 per month. In Grand Junction, fees average $5,313, and Boulder is the most expensive surveyed city with average fees of $7,844.  





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The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

There are many factors that affect the cost of senior living, including the scope of care provided, amenities available and types of programming. As memory care involves a high level of specialized care, its monthly rate of $7,139 is higher than what seniors would pay for assisted living ($5,014). Independent living is more focused on social experience than support. Therefore, rates are less than half the cost of memory care at $3,153.

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Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Aurora

In Ashland, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Colorado page.

More ways to pay for memory care in CO

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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Aurora,CO

There are many resources in Aurora,CO that assist seniors in their retirement. has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Colorado state page.

Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter(303) 813-1669The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit organization that provides free informational and educational resources, support and guidance for seniors and families. Through the Colorado chapter, families can find support groups in the Aurora region, as well as in-person and virtual workshops and seminars and early-stage engagement programs.
University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center(303) 724-7670The University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center conducts research and provides clinical services and support for seniors with dementia. It hosts events for the public, including the Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia, dementia caregiver classes and support groups. It also operates the Neurobehavior and Memory Disorders Clinic, which has a multidisciplinary team and provides the latest dementia treatments. Through this clinic, seniors can participate in clinical trials and observational studies.
Area Agency on Aging(866) 959-3017The local Area Agency on Aging has information and referral specialists who help seniors and families connect with dementia resources in their communities including support groups, early-stage engagement programs and memory cafes. The agency also has health insurance options counselors who help seniors and families understand Medicare benefits, available private Medicare options that may cover memory care expenses and eligibility requirements for Medicaid.
Colorado Legal Services(303) 837-1313Colorado Legal Services is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers free civil legal assistance to those aged 60 and over. Through the local office, seniors and families can get help with drafting wills and assigning guardianship for those with dementia. The office can also help families understand memory care contracts and access public benefits that may help pay for their loved ones’ care.
Colorado Long-Term Care Ombudsman(303) 480-6734The state’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for those in memory care facilities. Families can contact the ombudsman for help with researching local facilities and determining options for paying for long-term care. The ombudsman can also investigate concerns regarding abuse, neglect or exploitation in memory care communities.

Financial Assistance for Senior Care

Aurora seniors wishing to remain in their own homes can find financial assistance from several local resources. These programs and organizations help retirees cover the cost of services such as home care, property modifications and utilities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Program of All-Inclusive Care For the Elderly (PACE) - Aurora844-704-9613The Program of All-Inclusive Care For the Elderly is a managed Medicaid program that provides health care at designated facilities, but it also covers some care services seniors can get at home. These include skilled nursing, personal care, transportation and physical and occupational therapies. A PACE home care coordinator can arrange for the delivery of support services you need. The program pays for all services that are covered under Medicare and Colorado's Medicaid plan.
Chore Services and Home Repair of Arapahoe County303-738-8080This program is operated by the government of Arapahoe county and available to residents of Aurora who live inside the county's boundaries. The Chore Services Program gives seniors access to homemaker help biweekly for 1.5 hours per session. Volunteer helpers arrive to change linens, clean ovens, clean windows or floors and perform other home cleaning tasks. Elders who apply must be 60 or older and meet income guidelines to be eligible. Chore services for outdoor yard work and major external home cleaning are also offered.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help Aurora seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
ANSAR Pantry303-459-2153Ansar Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization that provides food and other resources to low-income seniors and those unable to make ends meet in the Aurora and Denver metropolitan areas. The food pantry is open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and no appointments or registration is required for seniors to receive food as needed. Each senior receives enough food to last them 3 to 5 days. Additional items available include clothes, deodorant, soap and toothpaste.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in Aurora have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - Aurora303-636-1982Your local weatherization provider can help you save money on your heating and cooling bills by providing free energy conservation solutions. Experts will perform an energy audit at your property and then recommend services at no cost, including infiltration sealing, furnace repair, LED light installation, solar energy and air source heat pumps.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in Aurora bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Aurora Center for Active Adults303-739-7950The Aurora Center for Active Adults offers people aged 50 and older plenty of options for socialization, recreation and entertainment throughout the year. This fee-based facility offers access to a weight room, cardiovascular exercise area, basic senior fitness classes and lounges to relax and mingle with other members. Other activities include arts and crafts classes, group outings and lifetime learning opportunities.
Bison Ridge Recreation Center303-286-6800The Active Adult Center at Bison Ridge Recreation Center in Commerce City is a spacious facility that offers special services for older residents. Social, health and learning opportunities include Silver Sneakers fitness classes, informational and educational programs, special events and regular day trips. The center also hosts drop-in activities, such as billiards, jigsaw puzzles and weekly quilting groups.
Eagle Pointe Recreation Center303-289-3720The Active Adult Center at the Eagle Point Recreation Center in Commerce City is a place for residents aged 60 and older to access various activities, services and other social activities. Regular Silver Sneakers fitness classes, educational programs and day trips are available year-round. It also hosts regular visiting nurse's foot clinics, and a Medicare and Medicaid benefits counselor is available on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The center's open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
North Jeffco Senior Recreation Center303-425-9583The North Jeffco Senior Recreation Center in Arvada, CO, offers engaging recreational activities and educational programs for seniors aged 62 and up. Both locals and visitors may attend for a fee. Activities include games, fitness classes, computer classes, wellness programming, sports, dancing, art projects and exhibits, special events and community expos. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A cardiovascular exercise area, weight room and craft carousel gift shop are also available.

Senior Engagement

Senior engagement resources and programs in Aurora help older adults remain active and ensure they contribute to the community. Resources include wellness programs, volunteer opportunities, support groups and organizations that help residents connect with the community to live fulfilling lives.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center (CUACC)303-724-7670The University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center encompasses over 50 professionals affiliated with the CU Department of Neurology at the UCH Memory Disorders Clinic and the University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center research laboratories at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Center provides free dementia caregiver classes, webinars and support groups. Persons living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can also take part in various studies and clinical trials.
Colorado Benefits in Action - Lakewood888-496-4252Benefits in Action is a nonprofit organization designed to provide health insurance navigation. A counselor from the program will spend time with seniors and their caregivers, explaining the various state health care insurance plans and helping seniors to find the best option for their particular situation. Counselors can assist seniors in applying for health care insurance and any benefits they're eligible for. Additionally, the counselors can explain financial assistance options available for seniors needing to make the move to nursing home care.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Aurora help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Aurora Social Security Office 80012800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Transportation Assistance

Assistance is available for seniors unable to access or use private transportation. These community resources help elderly and disabled residents make journeys in and around Aurora, allowing them to run errands and attend appointments in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Seniors' Resource Center - Wheat Ridge303-235-6972The Senior Resources Center and the City of Aurora offer door-to-door transportation services to seniors in the Aurora area. To be eligible, seniors need to be aged 60 and over and have no access to transportation. Transport is provided to medical appointments, banks, grocery stores and senior community centers. There is no charge for this service, but rides need to be booked in advance.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Aurora

Ashland Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Colorado page for more information about these laws.

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