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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in El Paso County, CO for 2024

The average cost of memory care in El Paso County is $5,330 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in El Paso County

El Paso County, which encompasses the city of Colorado Springs, sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and is home to more than 86,000 people aged 65 and over. Many of these seniors, approximately 10 percent according to the Alzheimer's Association, are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

The Department of Public Health and Environment in Colorado licenses and regulates Assisted Living Residences (ALRs). There are 21 ALRs in or near the county that are qualified to take care of seniors with mental impairments. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Most of El Paso County is 5,500 feet in elevation or above, yet the area enjoys comfortable summer temperatures in the 70s and 80s and below average precipitation of 18 inches. Winters can be cold with lows reaching 16 degrees in January. The county gets 63 inches of snowfall on average.
  • The American Lung Association gives El Paso County a C for ozone pollution and an inconclusive result for air particle pollution. Since ozone can be hazardous to the health of people age 65 and over, families should consider this factor when looking for a memory care facility.
  • Families concerned about the safety of their loved ones in memory care may want to be aware that the violent crime rate in El Paso County is 8 index points above the national average. The property crime rate is 4 points above the national average. The county does have a lower rate of crime than the neighboring Pueblo and Crowley Counties.
  • El Paso County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that offer brain health and dementia care, such as UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in El Paso County

Memory Care costs in El Paso County start around $5,304 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 El Paso 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.

Counties in Colorado

Denver County

$6,611

Adams County

$6,277

Douglas County

$5,850

Arapahoe County

$5,742

US

$5,694

Jefferson County

$5,527

El Paso County

$5,304

Pueblo County

$5,066

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in El Paso 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 El Paso County

El Paso 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 El Paso County, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in El Paso County

El Paso 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Theresa

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Home Care at Kettle's

My aunt is at Home Care at Kettle's. They were very, very helpful. They helped me move in quickly and also worked with me until we figured out the money situation. The staff is very helpful, very...

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Jim Lease

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Springs Ranch Memory Care

The Springs Ranch did an excellent job caring for my Aunt, the Staff take their jobs very seriously and I feel genuinely care about the patients. The first thing I noticed when taking the tour...

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TED KERR

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of MorningStar at Bear Creek

My wife of sixty years is in memory care at Morningstar at Bear Creek. I carefully vetted this facility before placing my wife there, and found it to be a wonderful place that would provide a...

Provider response

What a testimony to our mission and the authentic calling we feel to serve the memory-impaired. Thank you!

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