7 Memory Care Facilities in Boulder County, CO
The average cost of memory care in Boulder County is $5,678 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include BROOMFIELD County with an average starting cost of $4,895.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in Boulder County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Boulder County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include BROOMFIELD County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Boulder County
Just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Denver, Boulder County has a population of 322,514, including about 5,000 who are age 65 or older. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid estimates that 500 of those seniors may need full time supervision and care for Alzheimer's disease or dementia in an assisted living residence specializing in serving those with cognitive ailments.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and the Colorado Council on Assisted Living have established licensing procedures and regulations for assisted living residences throughout the state. Boulder County has six such facilities scattered across the cities of Boulder, Longmont and Louisville.
- Boulder air quality is good to poor, depending on the type of pollution. The county scored a "B" grade for particle pollution, but it received an "F" for ozone contamination from the American Lung Association. Families may want to ask prospective assisted living facilities if their HVAC system filters the air.
- The U.S. average for yearly rainfall is 39 inches, while Boulder only gets 20, but it does get 88 inches of snow, which is over five feet more than the national average. Sunny days in Boulder outnumber those in the U.S. by 245 to 205. Summer highs creep up to 83, and winter temperatures can be as low as 17. Boulder County scores a Sperling's Comfort Index of 67 out of 100. Seniors may not be comfortable in the extreme Colorado winters.
- The cost of living in Boulder is 58 points higher than the U.S. average with expensive housing being the main reason. Healthcare is 5 points less than state or national norms at 95, which is the same as groceries. The extra housing expense could put assisted living in Boulder out of reach for some families.
- Boulder County's crime rates are below the national average. Violent crimes are almost one point less at 30.2, and property crimes are almost 4 points lower than the U.S. norm of 38.1. By law, assisted living facilities must have extra layers of security for their senior tenants.
Paying for Memory Care in Boulder County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Boulder County start around $5,678 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Boulder 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 Boulder 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 Boulder County
Boulder 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 Boulder County, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Directory of Winners in the Boulder County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Boulder County
Boulder 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Boulder County
Review of Balfour Cherrywood Village
My dad is living in Balfour Cherrywood Village, and our overall impression of the place is good. The staff is great and we love them. They seem to have plenty of activities, and they do some walkin... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Boulder
My father moved into the memory care of Sunrise of Boulder. I think everything is fine, and so far I'm happy and satisfied with the care that he's getting there. I think the physical appearance of ... Read more
Review of Juniper Village at Louisville
My mother has been very well cared for by the wonderful staff at Juniper Village. She is far happier than we ever thought she would be in a memory care facility. Read more