22 Memory Care Facilities near Golden, CO
There are 22 Memory Care Facilities in the Golden area, with 2 in Golden and 20 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Golden is $5,400 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Wheat Ridge with an average starting cost of $5,321.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for memory care facilities in Golden. Better rated regions include Arvada with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Golden, CO
20 Memory Care Facilities near Golden, CO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Golden
Colorado is home to around 71,000 people with Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to rise to 92,000 by 2025. In Golden, where almost 11 percent of the city's 20,000 residents are aged 65 and over, there is one memory care facility catering to people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. A further 14 facilities can be found in nearby communities.
Assisted living residences in Colorado that care for people with dementia must provide secure buildings and outside areas for residents and specialized training to staff. This is monitored by the state's Department of Public Health and Environment.
- All forms of retirement income are subject to state income tax in Colorado; however, the state offers a large deduction to people 55 and older, with the deduction amount going up when seniors turn 65. Although the state does have a high sales tax, groceries and medication are exempt, giving seniors with health conditions more money in their memory care budget.
- The Golden area is home to world-class medical facilities, such as St. Anthony Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. It is also close to excellent brain health and dementia care clinics, including the Memory Disorders Clinic of the University of Colorado Health.
- Golden can have harsh winters, with the low temperature in January averaging 18 degrees. The city also sees around 66 inches of snow each year, 40 inches more than the national average. When touring memory care facilities families may wish to ask about measures to keep residents safe and comfortable during extreme weather.
- Golden's cost of living is rated 163 on Sperling's index, 63 points higher than the national average. This is mainly due to the high cost of housing and many everyday expenses are lower than the U.S. average. In particular, health care is rated at 96, four points lower than the national average, meaning seniors with health conditions may have lower expenses.
Paying for Memory Care in Golden
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Colorado
Memory Care costs in Golden start around $4,800 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,944 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Golden 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 Golden
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 Golden
Golden 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 Golden, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Directory of Winners in the Golden Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Golden
Golden-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.