22 Memory Care Facilities in El Paso County, CO
The average cost of memory care in El Paso County is $4,653 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795.
To help you with your search, browse the 28 reviews below for memory care facilities in El Paso County. On average, consumers rate memory care in El Paso County 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Douglas County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in El Paso County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in El Paso County, call (855) 863-8283.
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.
- 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
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in El Paso County start around $4,653 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 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.
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.
Directory of Winners in the El Paso County Area
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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in El Paso County
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
Review of ViewPointe
ViewPointe is wonderful. The people are lovely, and the staff is wonderful. The home is clean, too. They have devotional every Wednesday, they have bingo every Tuesday, and sometimes they have anim... Read more