20 Memory Care Facilities in Colorado Springs, CO
The average cost of memory care in Colorado Springs is $4,515 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Pueblo West with an average starting cost of $3,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 29 reviews below for memory care facilities in Colorado Springs. On average, consumers rate memory care in Colorado Springs 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pueblo West with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Colorado Springs find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Colorado Springs, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is known for its beautiful scenery that draws outdoor enthusiasts from around the world, but it also attracts plenty of retirees looking for a nice place to live. With seniors making up 12.3 percent of the population, there is a significant need for memory care facilities for residents requiring care for Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. As a result, residents have 20 memory care facilities to choose from in the Colorado Springs area. These are regulated by the Colorado Department of Health as assisted living facilities (ALFs), but memory care facilities have additional staff training requirements and must provide secure outdoor spaces and other safety measures.
- Colorado Springs generally has cool, mild summers, which makes it easy for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia to enjoy some outdoor time. However, winters tend to be cold and snowy. Daytime highs tend to be above freezing, often in the low 40s, but it typically drops town into the teens overnight. Colorado Springs receives an average of 39 inches of snow each year, which may make it difficult for seniors to get around outside.
- Colorado has fairly senior-friendly tax policies, which may make it easier for residents to afford memory care on a fixed income. People over age 65 can deduct up to $24,000 of their retirement income, which can lead to significant tax savings. Groceries, medications and some medical supplies are also exempt from sales tax.
- The overall cost of living in Colorado Springs is higher than the U.S. average, scoring 112.9 compared to the average of 100. However, a significant portion of that is housing costs, which may not affect residents in need of memory care. Groceries, health care costs and utility costs are lower than the national average, and groceries and utilities are also lower than the Colorado average.
- The Colorado Springs area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and UCHealth Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Colorado Springs
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Memory Care costs in Colorado Springs start around $4,515 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs
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 Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs-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 Colorado Springs
Review of ViewPointe
ViewPointe is a fairly big place with four wings of patients and they eat their meals in shifts, spread out by 45 minutes on each wing. It's a large place, but because they separate it by wing, my ... Read more
Review of New Dawn Memory Care of Colorado Springs
My sister and I recently moved our Mom here after a disastrous experience at another IL/AL/Memory Care combo facility. We toured 10 different properties before we picked New Dawn. Mom suffers fro... Read more
Review of Liberty Heights
i believe if i had not moved my loved one out of Liberty heights, they would be dead by now. I cannot agree that the care was quality or that my loved one was cared for. Now they are in a differ... Read more