18 Memory Care Facilities in Denver County, CO
The average cost of memory care in Denver County is $4,929 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include BROOMFIELD County with an average starting cost of $4,520.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Denver County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Denver County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include BROOMFIELD County with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Denver County
Denver County's population of 704,621 people includes 11.6 percent (about 81,736) seniors age 65 and older. Using the county's Medicare enrollment as a guide, an estimated 11.7 percent (9,563) of those people are living with Alzheimer's disease and would benefit from specialized care in a state-regulated assisted living facility.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and the Colorado Council on Assisted Living licenses and oversees the operation of these residences throughout the state. Denver County has a total of 16 of them.
- The violent crime rate in Denver County is greater than the national average by 51.3 to 31.1, and the property crime rate is 55.5 compared to 38.1 nationally. Assisted living facilities must have robust security systems to safeguard the residents. Self-locking doors, cameras and guards are commonly used to keep facilities secure, so families won't worry.
- Denver County gets more snow annually than rain. Compared to the national averages, Denver is 22 inches below the 39-inch norm for rainfall and 30 inches above the average snowfall of 26 inches. The county enjoys 245 sunny days per year, which is 40 more than the national average. Temperatures climb to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and can sink as low as 19 degrees during winter. Denver County's Comfort Index is 72 out of 100, and its dry weather can be beneficial for seniors with respiratory issues.
- The cost of living in Denver County is 144, which is 44 points over the national median of 100. The housing rating is 225, 125 percent greater than the U.S. average. Healthcare costs are lower than the norm at 96. Families may want to set aside extra money for healthcare services senior family members may need.
- Denver's brown cloud still affects its air quality. The American Lung Association gave the county a grade of "D" for both ozone and particle pollution. Seniors with preexisting medical conditions such as lung cancer, asthma, or cardiovascular disease may want to consider air quality when searching for an assisted living facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Denver County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Denver County start around $5,023 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver County
Denver 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 Denver County, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Directory of Winners in the Denver County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Denver County
Denver 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 Denver County
Review of Sunrise of Pinehurst
Sunrise of Pinehurst was a nice and large facility, with lots of staff, and it had the look and feel of a large resort. If you don't need a tight staff to resident ratio and you're more interested ... Read more
Review of Serenity House, S. Kearney Street
My mother is in Serenity House. It's a home in a regular residential neighborhood, which was modified to meet state requirements for physical safety, like sprinkler systems, alarm systems, etc. The... Read more
Review of Sunrise at Cherry Creek
The staff at Sunrise at Cherry Creek was extremely attentive, spent adequate time, and on time for the appointment. The tour itself was very good and very unhurried. I felt like there was a lot of ... Read more