The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Boulder County, CO for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Boulder County is $8,408 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...
To help you with your search, browse the 31 reviews below for memory care facilities in Boulder County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Boulder County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Boulder County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Boulder County, call (855) 948-3865.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Boulder County, CO
Sunrise of Boulder
3955 28th Street, Boulder, CO, 80301
"My husband is on a waiting list for Sunrise of Boulder, which is going to work out well for us. The staff was very friendly. It's close to our house, so it's easy for me to visit my husband there. It feels homey. They gave me a whole tour of the p..."READ MORE
Juniper Village at Louisville
1078 S. 88th Street, Louisville, CO, 80027
"I have been a volunteer at Louisville for over 5 years. The community is always clean and the residents always seem in good spirits. They do a fabulous job keeping the residents engaged in meaningful ways. They always have the best celebrations t..."READ MORE
The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail
660 Old Laramie Trail, Lafayette, CO, 80026
"The Peaks is a very clean, very nice place. It is almost like a hotel and does not look like an institution. The staff is wonderful. They are activities, but my mom does not participate; she just wanders looking for things. They have games, arts, ..."READ MORE
AltaVita Assisted Living Memory Care Centre
800 South Fordham Street , Longmont, CO, 80503
"AltaVita Assisted Living Memory Care Centre just seemed like a warm place. My mother loves music and they have some music programs. Everything was clean. Everybody was very personable. So, it was a good tour experience overall. The gentleman was v..."READ MORE
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder
575 Tantra Dr., Boulder, CO, 80305
"Assisted Living Boulder CO – Welcome Home MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Boulder represents the finest assisted living Boul..."READ MORE
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Balfour Cherrywood Village
282 Mccaslin Blvd, Louisville, CO, 80027
"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 walking exercises with him. Overall, it's a good community."READ MORE
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.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in
- 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
Memory Care costs in Boulder County start around $8,135 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.
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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.
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.