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What to Consider About Memory Care in Grand Junction

Memory care communities throughout the state, including those in Grand Junction, are licensed and certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. All facilities must undergo a mandatory licensing process, which involves obtaining a certificate of compliance and passing an on-site health survey. Licenses are valid for one year. Subsequent inspections, both announced and unannounced, may be conducted periodically.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Grand Junction

  • While Colorado typically sees higher living costs than other U.S. states, Grand Junction is affordable. The city receives a cost of living index score of 96, which is lower than the national average of 100 and the state median of 120.5. Seniors can expect to see the largest savings in terms of their health care and grocery costs.
  • The state of Colorado also is tax-friendly toward retirees. Its retirement pension/annuity subtraction policy allows seniors aged 65 and older to subtract up to $24,000 from their taxable retirement income. Colorado also has some of the lowest property taxes in the United States, and while sales taxes are high, groceries and medicine are exempt from taxation.
  • Rates of violent crime in Grand Junction are in line with national numbers; however, the city sees high rates of property crime. It receives an index rating of 62.8, which is much higher than the U.S. national average of 35.4. Fortunately for seniors, memory care communities are typically outfitted with advanced safety features and state-of-the-art security equipment.
  • Mesa County’s Grand Valley Transit system offers public transportation services to communities across the region, including Grand Junction. It provides both fixed-route and paratransit services, as well as a senior shopping shuttle service.
  • The city’s mild climate allows for plenty of opportunities for enjoying the outdoors all year long. Summers in Grand Junction are warm, with temperatures climbing to the low-90s. While winters can get chilly, they’re warm compared to average winters in Colorado. Seniors can also look forward to enjoying 245 days of sunshine each year.
  • Unfortunately, the air quality in the region is a bit below average. The American Lung Association awards Mesa County with a C-rating for the number of high ozone days it experiences. However, the region scores a bit higher in terms of 24-hour particle pollution and receives a passing grade for levels of annual particle pollution.
  • Grand Junction serves as western Colorado’s medical hub, which provides seniors with access to a number of world-class health care facilities, including St. Mary’s Medical Center and Community Hospital.

Paying for Memory Care in Grand Junction

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care facilities in Grand Junction typically charge $5,313 per month, though costs can vary based on factors such as location, room types and amenities.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care in Grand Junction is not only affordable compared to the state median, but it’s also around $300 lower than the national average. The city offers some of the lowest rates in Colorado. Costs in Colorado Springs are about $500 more than in Grand Junction, and memory care in Denver is over $1,500 more expensive. The state’s most expensive city is Boulder, where seniors pay $7,844 per month. Individuals may find slightly more affordable memory care in Pueblo. There, average care rates are $4,750 per month, which is about $560 less than in Grand Junction.

Grand Junction

$5,313

Colorado

$5,938

The United States

$5,625

Denver

$6,875

Boulder

$7,844

Colorado Springs

$5,829

Pueblo

$4,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $1,192, adult day care is the most affordable care option in Grand Junction. While less specialized than memory care, assisted living is over $1,000 less expensive. In-home care and home health care are $120 more than memory care, though they allow seniors to remain living at home. Nursing homes, which offer the highest level of care, are the most expensive type of senior care, averaging $8,456 per month.

Memory Care

$5,313

In-Home Care

$5,434

Home Health Care

$5,434

Adult Day Health Care

$1,192

Assisted Living Facility

$4,250

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,456

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Grand Junction

In Grand Junction 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, visit our 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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Grand Junction

There are a number of organizations in Grand Junction that seniors with dementia can turn to for support. These government agencies and local nonprofits offer a wi

de range of programs and services, which are available at little to no cost for participants. These range from benefits counseling and support groups to complimentary health screenings.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer's Association of Colorado(800) 272-3900The Alzheimer's Association of Colorado offers information and support for individuals living with dementia. It provides free services and programs, including support groups and educational workshops, while its 24/7 helpline offers immediate information and assistance.
Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado(970) 248-2717The purpose of the AAoA of Northwest Colorado is to connect seniors, families and caregivers with resources to support their needs. These may include health benefits assistance, elder law services, evidence-based health promotion programs and long-term care options counseling.
Hilltop Community Resources(970) 242-4400Hilltop Community Resources is a nonprofit organization that offers a comprehensive range of human services to support residents of Western Colorado. Seniors may benefit from its Health Access benefits assistance program, brain injury services and informational call center.
Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado(970) 248-2746Colorado's ADRC helps seniors and families navigate their long-term care options and get the support they need. The organization can provide options counseling, financial aid for medical equipment, veterans' services and caregiver respite. It also offers evidence-based health programming and health assessments for benefits programs.
Colorado State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(970) 248-2717The state ombudsman program advocates for the rights and quality of care of seniors residing in long-term care facilities, such as memory care communities. Certified volunteers are trained to receive complaints and help resolve issues such as abuse, neglect and discharges. Services are free, confidential and resident-directed.
Colorado Legal Services(970) 243-7940Low-income Coloradans, including seniors, can obtain free legal assistance through Colorado Legal Services. The nonprofit firm handles cases that impact the elderly, such as living wills, powers of attorney, government benefits programs and tax issues.
Grand Junction Vet Center(970) 245-4156The Grand Junction Vet Center provides a nonmedical setting where veterans and their dependents can access free and confidential services, including counseling, support groups and assistance with applying for benefits. The center can also provide referrals to other VA services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Grand Junction

Grand Junction 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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David

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Aspen Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center

My brother-in-law moved to Aspen Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center. The place was good, inviting, and warm. They have a nice, common sitting area outside that's enclosed, making it a very...

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Memory Care

Candace

I visited this facility

Review of Aspen Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center

I think Aspen Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center was a well-kept beautiful place with good options. It's very quiet and serene. The staff who gave the tour did a fantastic job of explaining...

Provider response

Hello! We value your opinion and experience with us here at Aspen Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center. Thank you again for leaving a positive review, and we hope you share your positive...

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Candace

I visited this facility

Review of Western Slope Memory Care

I think Western Slope Memory Care is the gold standard for memory care in Mesa County. They have the best staff and the most knowledgeable people. They have a very interactive program. It's...

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