Fort Collins is home to more than 169,800 residents, about 10.6% of whom are seniors ages 65 and up. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are steadily affecting more and more seniors each year. This is certainly true for Fort Collins, where the older adult population continues to grow. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins recorded 95 Alzheimer’s-related deaths in 2014 and 153 in 2018, an increase of 61%. Compared with the city’s total deaths over the same period, which increased just 15.9%, it’s clear that Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other dementia-related disorders are becoming an increasingly dire issue in the city.

Fortunately, Fort Collins is home to many memory care communities that help slow the rate at which dementia progresses, reducing the frequency and intensity of symptoms like wandering, frustration and agitation. These providers use specialized therapies, personal care approaches and around-the-clock supervision to help seniors living with memory loss.

This guide covers the basics of memory care in Fort Collins. Read on to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here, average memory care costs and resources for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, their loved ones and caregivers.

Memory Care Facilities in Wichita, KS

Park West Plaza

505 North Maize Road, Wichita, KS, 67212

Park West Plaza is located in Wichita, Kansas, with convenient access to shopping, movies, transportation and hospitals. Visitors mention the variety of living spaces available at the facility, which … (read more)
Park West Plaza is located in Wichita, Kansas, with convenient access to shopping, movies, transportation and hospitals. Visitors mention the variety of living spaces available at the facility, which … (read more)

2016

Regent Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

10600 E 13th St N, Wichita, KS, 67206

Regent Park Assisted Living and Memory Care is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Wichita, Kansas. Regent Park is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering several lev … (read more)
Regent Park Assisted Living and Memory Care is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Wichita, Kansas. Regent Park is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering several lev … (read more)

2016

Chisholm Place

1859 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS, 67206

Chisholm Place is a very nice facility. The staff there was very helpful and answered all of our questions and made us feel very at home there, and their facility was excellent. The staff members were … (read more)
Chisholm Place is a very nice facility. The staff there was very helpful and answered all of our questions and made us feel very at home there, and their facility was excellent. The staff members were … (read more)

Brookdale East Wichita

9191 East 21st Street North, Wichita, KS, 67206

Our tour at Brookdale East Wichita was very good and it was very nice. The staff that gave the tour was very good, very helpful and able to answer all of the questions that we had. She was very good. … (read more)
Our tour at Brookdale East Wichita was very good and it was very nice. The staff that gave the tour was very good, very helpful and able to answer all of the questions that we had. She was very good. … (read more)

ComfortCare Homes – WEST

8629 W 29th Street North, Wichita, KS, 67205

The tour I had at ComfortCare Homes – West was good and very thorough. We were able to walk pretty much everywhere. We saw an occupied room, but there was no one there and it was perfectly OK to go in … (read more)
The tour I had at ComfortCare Homes – West was good and very thorough. We were able to walk pretty much everywhere. We saw an occupied room, but there was no one there and it was perfectly OK to go in … (read more)

ComfortCare Homes – EAST

219 S. Morningside, Wichita, KS, 67218


Homestead Estates of Wichita

10550 East 21st Street North, Wichita, KS, 67206

Chaucer Estates sits northeast of Wichita, providing independent and assisted living, memory care and short-term care for seniors in a premier residential community. Greenwich Place Shopping center is … (read more)
Chaucer Estates sits northeast of Wichita, providing independent and assisted living, memory care and short-term care for seniors in a premier residential community. Greenwich Place Shopping center is … (read more)

2022

Wichita Presbyterian Manor

4700 W 13th St N, Wichita, KS, 67212

Staff are not very skilled in dealing with dementia. I am worried my mother is over medicated to make her more manageable. Facility needs a way to deliver music to residents without resident needi … (read more)
Staff are not very skilled in dealing with dementia. I am worried my mother is over medicated to make her more manageable. Facility needs a way to deliver music to residents without resident needi … (read more)

KMH (Kansas Masonic Home)

402 S Martinson St, Wichita, KS, 67213

KMH (Kansas Masonic Home) is located in Wichita, Kansas, close to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Botanical Garden of Wichita and Interstate 135. Reviewers note the community’s well-landscaped groun … (read more)
KMH (Kansas Masonic Home) is located in Wichita, Kansas, close to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Botanical Garden of Wichita and Interstate 135. Reviewers note the community’s well-landscaped groun … (read more)

Advanced Care Home Plus, LLC

5501 Polo Drive, Wichita, KS, 67208


Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills

629 S Maize Ct,, Wichita, KS, 67209

I looked at Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills. The memory care and assisted living are all combined, so it’s just one great big campus. It was incredibly clean, well organized, and very efficient. … (read more)
I looked at Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills. The memory care and assisted living are all combined, so it’s just one great big campus. It was incredibly clean, well organized, and very efficient. … (read more)

ComfortCare Homes-Founder’s Crest

6887 E Rockhill St, Wichita, KS, 67206

My dad was in ComfortCare Home. He was in Founders Crest inside ComfortCare. In many ways they took stress out of us, so that we could just be with my dad. They have a room where we could have multipl … (read more)
My dad was in ComfortCare Home. He was in Founders Crest inside ComfortCare. In many ways they took stress out of us, so that we could just be with my dad. They have a room where we could have multipl … (read more)

Catholic Care Center

6700 E. 45th N. , Wichita, KS, 67226

Catholic Care Center has two levels and it was pricey, and for some people it can be very confusing as to how they are going to get back upstairs. They have bingo and singing. The staff was friendly.
Catholic Care Center has two levels and it was pricey, and for some people it can be very confusing as to how they are going to get back upstairs. They have bingo and singing. The staff was friendly.

ComfortCare Homes, Inc.

7701 E. Kellogg, Suite 490, Wichita, KS, 67207

ComfortCare Homes Newton is not dedicated memory care. It’s more typical of a traditional nursing home, and it’s all levels of assisted living, not just memory care. It’s visually nice, but was also k … (read more)
ComfortCare Homes Newton is not dedicated memory care. It’s more typical of a traditional nursing home, and it’s all levels of assisted living, not just memory care. It’s visually nice, but was also k … (read more)

Accord Senior Care

6807 E Rockwood Road, Wichita, KS, 67206

I pop in every now and then at Accord. I appreciate what they do. They take good care of my mother; she’s OK with it but there are some times (she’s got dementia) she wants to know why she has to stay … (read more)
I pop in every now and then at Accord. I appreciate what they do. They take good care of my mother; she’s OK with it but there are some times (she’s got dementia) she wants to know why she has to stay … (read more)

Glen Carr House Memory Care

1433 N Hamilton Drive, Derby, KS, 67037


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Fort Collins

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Colorado. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Collins

The Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division, which is part of the Colorado Department of Public Health, oversees, regulates and licenses assisted living facilities that offer memory care services in Fort Collins and the rest of the Centennial State. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Fort Collins

  • Of course, seniors considering living in Colorado are aware of how cold the Centennial State gets. Fort Collins is similarly cold, featuring an average January low of 15.3 degrees, substantially colder than the national average of 21.7 degrees. The city also sees lots of snowfall, averaging 48 inches per year, 71% more than the national average of 28 inches. Paradoxically, Fort Collins sees 16% more sunshine than the U.S. average (205 days), typically recording 237 sunny days per year.
  • Home prices in Fort Collins are 68.6% higher than the U.S. median ($291,700), currently sitting at an average of $487,800. Fortunately, seniors considering retiring in Fort Collins can sidestep this cost by moving to a memory care community. Memory care facilities’ monthly costs typically include all costs of living, such as housing, dining and transportation.
  • Fort Collins is immediately east of a national forest, which is home to a short string of mountains. These mountains can readily be seen from most of Fort Collins, occupying the city’s western horizon. Seniors in the city can appreciate living next to such beautiful mountains.
  • The BestPlaces Health Cost Index identifies the costliness of health care services in cities around the country. With a score of 100 being the U.S. average, Fort Collins receives a BestPlaces Health Cost Index score of 93.2, meaning health care services rendered here cost an average of 6.8% less than what the average American health care provider would charge.
  • According to U.S. News & World Report, Fort Collins is home to the fourth-best hospital in Colorado: UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. The hospital is considered nationally ranked in one specialty and high performing in one specialty and six procedures and conditions. Denver, just 60 miles south of Fort Collins, is home to the state’s fourth- and seventh-best hospitals. Even though Fort Collins has slightly fewer physicians per capita (207 per 100,000 residents) than the national average (210 per 100,000), seniors in Fort Collins should have no trouble accessing high-quality health care.

Paying for Memory Care in Fort Collins

Assisted living providers offer memory care as an additional service, typically charging 20-30% more than for standard assisted living care. Due to a lack of authoritative resources about memory care costs in the United States, we’ve pulled average assisted living costs from Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey and increased them by 25% to estimate the costs listed below.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

On average, memory care providers in Fort Collins charge $5,000 per month. This rate is $938 below Colorado’s statewide average ($5,938) and $625 less than the national average ($5,625). Cities in Colorado charge anywhere from $6,875 per month (Denver) to $4,500 (Greeley). Colorado Springs averages $5,829 in monthly memory care costs, whereas memory care providers in Pueblo charge an average of $4,750 per month for their services.

$5000

Fort Collins

$5938

Colorado

$5625

The United States

$6875

Denver

$5829

Colorado Springs

$4750

Pueblo

$4500

Greeley

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care is the most affordable senior care option in Fort Collins, costing just $2,773 per month. Assisted living care costs around $4,000, whereas home care and home health care providers both charge around $6,101 per month. Nursing home care is by far the most expensive senior care option available to seniors in Fort Collins, costing between $9,079 for semiprivate accommodations and $9,785 for private accommodations.

$6101

Home Care

$6101

Home Health Care

$2773

Adult Day Care

$4000

Assisted Living

$9079

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$9785

Nursing Home (private)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Fort Collins

In Fort Collins, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Colorado page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Colorado

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 Fort Collins

As one of Colorado’s largest cities, Fort Collins is home to numerous supports, services and resources for seniors who live in memory care communities or are considering moving to one. Local government agencies and nonprofit organizations operate programs that offer a wide range of services to memory care residents.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides a wide range of resources to seniors with Alzheimer's disease, their family members, friends and caregivers. The Colorado Chapter keeps up with dementia support groups across the state, including locations, times and dates. Other supports provided by the Colorado Chapter include early-stage dementia programs, Alzheimer's educational opportunities, virtual classes and free care consultations. The Alzheimer's Association's Colorado Chapter even connects seniors with clinical trial opportunities, allowing them access to experimental treatments years before their potential FDA approval.

(970) 221-5176

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs runs Vet Centers across the nation, including the Fort Collins Vet Center, which provides counseling and referral services to retired military personnel and their family members. Types of counseling offered to Fort Collins veterans include grief and bereavement counseling, couples and family counseling, intimate partner violence support, creative arts therapy, group recreational opportunities and general mental health counseling services.

(970) 493-2891

Colorado Legal Services is a nonprofit organization and legal aid society that renders no-cost legal assistance to seniors across the Centennial State, operating 13 legal offices across the state. Although Colorado Legal Services only provides assistance with civil legal concerns, the organization's attorneys are equipped to handle cases including housing law, medical durable powers of attorney, government benefit problems, tax audits, and consumer or debt problems.

(970) 498-7750

The Larimer County Office on Aging, a division of the county's Department of Human Services, serves Fort Collins' older adult population as its dedicated Area Agency on Aging. Funded by the Older Coloradans Fund and the Federal Older Americans Act, the Office on Aging offers family caregiver support, options counseling, transition coordination services, dental and vision assistance and senior transportation.

(303) 480-6835

The Senior Medicare Patrol gives Colorado seniors the opportunity to detect and report suspected abuse of Medicare benefits and protect against abuse from happening in the first place. It helps seniors understand quarterly Medicare Summary Notices, protecting seniors from Medicare fraud.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Colorado are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Colorado page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Colorado