1 Memory Care Facility in Fruita, CO
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1 Memory Care Facility in Fruita, CO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fruita
Around 71,000 people in Colorado are living with Alzheimer's disease, including residents of Fruita where almost 16 percent of the city's 13,000 people are aged 65 or older. There are four memory care facilities in the area that care for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. These facilities are licensed and monitored by Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment and must provide secure buildings and outside areas for residents as well as specialized training for staff.
- The air quality in Mesa County, including Fruita, is relatively good. The State of the Air 2018 report gave the county passing grades in the three categories measured. This may be beneficial to the health of seniors with respiratory conditions.
- Fruita's overall crime rate is 15 crimes per 1,000 residents. This is lower than average for similar-sized communities throughout the U.S. The violent crime rate is 1.88, almost two points lower than the Colorado average and the rate of property crime is less than half the state's average. This may be reassuring to families who are concerned about their elderly loved one's safety.
- Fruita has warm summers, with an average high temperature in July of 94 degrees. In January, the low averages 16 degrees, and the city gets around 20 inches of snow each year, 6 inches less than the national average. Fruita has 246 sunny days annually, which may give seniors in memory care facilities the opportunity to spend supervised time outdoors.
- The Sperling index rates Fruita's cost of living at 110, 10 points higher than the national average. This may impact the budget that seniors and their families have available for memory care, however seniors with health conditions can make savings in the city as healthcare costs are rated at 94, six points lower than the U.S. average.
Paying for Memory Care in Fruita
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fruita start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fruita 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 Fruita
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 Fruita
Fruita 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 Fruita, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Directory of Winners in the Fruita Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fruita
Fruita-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.