42 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, CO
The average cost of memory care in Jefferson County is $4,995 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include BROOMFIELD County with an average starting cost of $4,498.
To help you with your search, browse the 41 reviews below for memory care facilities in Jefferson County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Jefferson County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Denver County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Jefferson County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Jefferson County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, CO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Jefferson County
Jefferson County, Colorado, referred to locally as Jeffco, is located between the city of Denver and the Rocky Mountains and has a population of approximately 575,000. It has spectacular natural views and generally sunny weather which can help memory care residents here enjoy each day. There are 95 facilities providing care for dementia, Alzheimer's and related conditions throughout the county.
According to the 2017 U.S. Census estimate, the percentage of 65 and over residents in Jefferson County, 16.1 percent, is similar to the national average of 15.6 percent. The Strategic Plan for Aging Well in Jefferson County, which won a regional award in 2012, is part of the county's active pursuit of an integrated strategy for assisting local seniors.
- Jefferson County's cost of living score is quite high. A large portion of the cost is housing, which has been rapidly rising in price throughout the area around nearby Denver. The cost of transportation is also high, while seniors benefit from costs for health, grocery and utilities which are slightly below average here.
- Though memory care seniors should be protected from wandering by facility monitoring systems, crime can still be a concern here. Violent crime is slightly below the national average, while property crime is several points below average in Jefferson County.
- Located between a mountain range and a major metropolitan area, Jefferson County has received an "F" for its air quality from the American Lung Association, which notes that the air is improving but lists a total of 48 orange ozone days, unhealthy for sensitive populations and five red ozone days, unhealthy overall. Seniors with conditions such as asthma and COPD can ask facilities about air quality measures they have taken for residents and plan to stay indoors on high-risk days.
- The Jefferson County, Colorado area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Centura Health's St. Anthony Hospital & Medical Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Jefferson County
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Memory Care costs in Jefferson County start around $5,052 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County
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 Jefferson County
Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Directory of Winners in the Jefferson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jefferson County
Jefferson County-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 Jefferson County
Review of Rocky Mountain Assisted Living Thornton
My mom was a resident in the memory care side of Rocky Mountain Assisted Living in Thornton for about 1 1/2 years. I can't say enough positive things about this place and the people that work ther... Read more
Review of Golden Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care
We chose Golden Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care for my mother because it's brand new, no one has lived in it yet, and because of its proximity to family members. We can still go there, visi... Read more
Review of MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Littleton
We have been fortunate to have Mom at MorningStar at Littleton since November of 2018. For the first 18 months she lived on the Assisted Living side and most recently has transitioned to the Memor... Read more