Golden, Colorado, is a city located about 15 miles east of downtown Denver in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Between 2010 and 2020, the city grew by roughly 8% to over 20,000, and seniors currently make up 11.7% of its population. In 2014, the city had 240 deaths due to Alzheimer’s; by 2018, this number had increased to 317, a 32.08% change. Meanwhile, total deaths increased only 5.12%, possibly signaling that the city’s current availability or breadth of memory care services don’t adequately serve its growing aging population.

As researchers make advances in dementia treatments, Golden’s memory care facilities provide therapies to keep residents calm and engaged while also helping them trigger past memories. In this guide, we’ll cover the cost of memory care in Golden and compare it to the other types of senior care available. At the end, we’ve listed a few resources that could help seniors and their families complete long-term care planning and decide how they’ll finance memory care. 

Memory Care Facilities in Golden, CO

Golden Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care

1111 Newstar Way, Golden, CO, 80403

I actually like Golden Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care. I took the full tour, and I spoke with a number of the staff members, as well as the marketing person. I went through their memory care fa … (read more)
I actually like Golden Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care. I took the full tour, and I spoke with a number of the staff members, as well as the marketing person. I went through their memory care fa … (read more)


Springwood Retirement Campus – Arvada, CO

6550 Yank Way, Arvada, CO, 80004

Springwood is a senior assisted living, independent living and memory care facility located in Arvada, Colorado. Each resident here has an individual care plan for quality care and specialized service … (read more)
Springwood is a senior assisted living, independent living and memory care facility located in Arvada, Colorado. Each resident here has an individual care plan for quality care and specialized service … (read more)

Ralston Creek Neighborhood

11825 West 64th Avenue, Arvada, CO, 80004

Set a convenient distance from West 64th Avenue near the Ralston Recreation Area, Ralston Creek Neighborhood is an assisted living and memory care facility in Arvada, Colorado. Residents praise the fa … (read more)
Set a convenient distance from West 64th Avenue near the Ralston Recreation Area, Ralston Creek Neighborhood is an assisted living and memory care facility in Arvada, Colorado. Residents praise the fa … (read more)

The Gardens on Quail Retirement Community

6447 Quail Street, Arvada, CO, 80004

The facility is up to date and well cared for. The staff is friendly and responsive. Meals are balanced and well prepared. Care of my loved one is consistent and caring. The room is very comfortable a … (read more)
The facility is up to date and well cared for. The staff is friendly and responsive. Meals are balanced and well prepared. Care of my loved one is consistent and caring. The room is very comfortable a … (read more)

Serenity House, S. Hoyt Street

155 S. Hoyt Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

Serenity House is located in Lakewood, Colorado, near Lakewood Park and St Anthony Hospital. The facility offers a small and personal assisted living facility, with no more than 12 residents. The fami … (read more)
Serenity House is located in Lakewood, Colorado, near Lakewood Park and St Anthony Hospital. The facility offers a small and personal assisted living facility, with no more than 12 residents. The fami … (read more)


Assured Senior Living 10 Lakewood Vivian Street

1085 Vivian Street, Lakewood, CO, 80401

Sevens Residential Memory Care is located in Lakewood, Colorado, close to South Table Montain Park, Fossil Trace Golf Club and Sloan’s Lake Park. The facility’s caregivers receive 100 hours of trainin … (read more)
Sevens Residential Memory Care is located in Lakewood, Colorado, close to South Table Montain Park, Fossil Trace Golf Club and Sloan’s Lake Park. The facility’s caregivers receive 100 hours of trainin … (read more)

Serenity House, W. 22nd Place

11975 W. 22nd Place, Lakewood, CO, 80215

Serenity House is an assisted living and memory care center located in Lakewood, Colorado. The facility is located just .3 miles from the Maple Grove Reservoir. There is easy access to the facility, a … (read more)
Serenity House is an assisted living and memory care center located in Lakewood, Colorado. The facility is located just .3 miles from the Maple Grove Reservoir. There is easy access to the facility, a … (read more)


Catharine’s Quality of Life Homes

9232 West Texas Drive, Lakewood, CO, 80232




MorningStar Senior Living of Arvada

17351 W 64th Avenue, Arvada, CO, 80007

My wife moved into MorningStar. They are excellent. They are very professional and very thorough. It’s modern and the memory care, of course, is isolated. It is very new, very clean, and very well-mai … (read more)
My wife moved into MorningStar. They are excellent. They are very professional and very thorough. It’s modern and the memory care, of course, is isolated. It is very new, very clean, and very well-mai … (read more)

Sierra Rehabilitation and Care Community

12136 West Bayaud Ave., Suite 200 , Lakewood, CO, 80228

I enjoyed my stay here. Everyone is so nice and makes me feel at home. I love that it has come to feel like a family.
I enjoyed my stay here. Everyone is so nice and makes me feel at home. I love that it has come to feel like a family.

Applewood Our House – Arvada

6435 Garrison Street, Arvada, CO, 80004

Mere blocks from Majestic Park and Nature Center, Applewood Our House is a homey assisted living and memory care facility in a residential community of Arvada, Colorado. Visitors comment on the clean, … (read more)
Mere blocks from Majestic Park and Nature Center, Applewood Our House is a homey assisted living and memory care facility in a residential community of Arvada, Colorado. Visitors comment on the clean, … (read more)

Rocky Mountain Assisted Living – 44th Avenue

7850 W 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033

RMAL is a caring and loving environment. The staff is engaged and helpful from the transition to the new setting to continued care throughout the resident’s stay. They are willing to adapt to needs o … (read more)
RMAL is a caring and loving environment. The staff is engaged and helpful from the transition to the new setting to continued care throughout the resident’s stay. They are willing to adapt to needs o … (read more)

Applewood Place Assisted Living

2800 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO, 80215

This place is run by the horrible care staff who would rather take smoke breaks every 15 min then care for the residents. They are dirty and never wash there hands.
This place is run by the horrible care staff who would rather take smoke breaks every 15 min then care for the residents. They are dirty and never wash there hands.


Ashley Manor

80 Yukon Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

Ashley Manor Memory Care was the newest and cleanest community we visited. It also has the most spacious rooms. I thought the dining area was excellent, we’ve seen the menu as well and review what the … (read more)
Ashley Manor Memory Care was the newest and cleanest community we visited. It also has the most spacious rooms. I thought the dining area was excellent, we’ve seen the menu as well and review what the … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Golden

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 Golden

Golden’s memory care communities and other senior care communities in Colorado are regulated by the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment. The department’s Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division handles license issuance and certification.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Golden

  • Golden’s seniors are conveniently less than 25 miles away from the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center. Located within the university’s medical school, the CUACC partners with the school’s neurology department to perform research and provide clinical care.
  • Compared to national climate averages, Golden receives 19 less inches of rain, 45 more inches of snow and 37 more sunny days per year.
  • With its cost of living at 50% above the national average, Golden can be a pricey place to live, though health care and utilities are lower than average. For older residents who qualify, the county’s Senior Property Tax Exemption could offer some financial relief.   
  • Because Golden’s water and air quality are substantially better than the country’s averages, its residents have lower risks of developing some types of cancers and respiratory illnesses.  
  • While the city has nearly as many property crimes as most places in the U.S., its violent crime rate is right about half the national average. Seniors in memory care facilities are protected by safeguards such as 24/7 attendants and secure doors, however.
  • Golden’s county, Jefferson, joined the AARP Age Friendly Network in 2019, showing its dedication to making Golden and the county’s other city’s more liveable and comfortable for older Coloradoans.

Paying for Memory Care in Golden

On average, assisted living communities charge an additional 20%-30% for memory care services. As there’s no authoritative source for memory care costs, we’ve added 25% to the city’s average assisted living cost to account for the additional care services provided. This places the average cost of memory care in Golden at $6,875 a month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Compared to most of the state and the country, memory care in Golden is expensive. Across the state, memory care costs $937 less per month, and nationally it averages $1,250 less. In Colorado Springs and Greeley, families are saving $1,046 and $1,375, respectively, compared to average costs in Golden, and in Fort Collins, memory care costs an average of $1,875 less a month. With its cost of care $969 more than Golden’s, Boulder is one of the state’s costliest cities for memory care.

$6875

Golden

$5938

Colorado

$5625

The United States

$7844

Boulder

$5000

Fort Collins

$5829

Colorado Springs

$5500

Greeley

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care is the least expensive type of senior care in Golden at $2,275 a month, followed by homemaker services and home health aides, which have respective monthly averages of $6,769 and $6,864. Assisted living in Golden generally costs about $1,375 less a month than memory care.

$6875

Memory Care

$6769

Homemaker Services

$6864

Home Health Aide

$2275

Adult Day Health Care

$5500

Assisted Living Facility

$8669

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10053

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Golden was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Denver, was used instead

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Golden

In Golden, 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 CO

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

Below, we’ve listed a few resources that can help seniors and their families find a memory care facility within their budget that meets their needs. Free insurance counseling programs as well as organizations focused on research and advocacy are also included.

Resource

Contact

Service

(303) 813-1669

The Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association helps seniors with memory loss and their families around the state access health care services designed to uplift the lives of Coloradans living with dementia. The association also holds educational seminars and supports research and advocacy efforts around the state.

(303) 480-6700

At the DRCOG-AAA, Golden's older adults can access the services they need to age well at home or in the community. The agency manages in-home care and meal programs to help seniors remain independent at home longer, while seniors who live in facilities can reach out to the agency's ombudsman for any issues they encounter at their senior care facilities.

(303) 480-6835

When families first begin evaluating options for their loved one's long-term care, counselors with SHIP can provide free, unbiased assistance to comparing private insurance plans with Medicare and Medicaid. In addition to memory care coverage, volunteers with Golden's SHIP are knowledgeable about eligibility for Medicare's prescription saving plans and how the system's different parts work together.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Golden

Golden 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