4 Memory Care Facilities in Fort Collins, CO
The average cost of memory care in Fort Collins is $4,286 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fort Collins. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fort Collins 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Loveland with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Collins
Although only about 10 percent of the approximately 165,000 residents of Fort Collins, Colorado, are seniors age 65 or older, the state as a whole has about 71,000 people living with Alzheimer's or dementia, and that number is only projected to increase. This creates a sizable population needing memory care services, and eight facilities have opened up in and around Fort Collins to help meet that need. Fort Collins memory care facilities are licensed as assisted living residences (ALRs) by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
- Despite its location at the base of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado, Fort Collins has a fairly pleasant climate. Summers typically see highs in the upper 80s, and short summer storms may occur. However, the area sees an average of 237 sunny days per year and only receives about 16 inches of rain and 49 inches of snow annually, which may be a consideration for families of memory care residents with mobility issues.
- Fort Collins is generally considered an expensive place to live, but groceries, utilities and health care spending are all lower than the national average. Housing costs are the primary expense, but that may not affect residents of memory care facilities as much.
- Colorado also has very senior-friendly tax laws, which may help offset the expense of living in Fort Collins. Residents age 65 or older can deduct up to $24,000 of their retirement income each year, and essential items like groceries and medications are exempt from sales tax.
- Fort Collins is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, Banner Fort Collins Medical Center, and UCHealth Neurology Clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Fort Collins
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fort Collins start around $4,286 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins
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 Fort Collins
Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Collins
Fort Collins-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 Fort Collins
Review of Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care
My mom is doing really well at Collinwood. It's very clean and the people who work there are extremely nice and caring. They helped in any way they possibly could to get things together and get Mom... Read more
Review of MacKenzie Place Fort Collins
MacKenzie Place Fort Collins is very nice and had more of a hotel appearance. There weren't a lot of elevators which in my opinion isn't friendly for the elderly. They didn't take Medicaid there. T... Read more
Review of Brookdale Fort Collins
Brookdale Fort Collins has assisted living and Crossings. My husband is in Crossings, which is not as bad as memory care. It is a medium, that's why I like it. However, I expected it to be a little... Read more