39 Memory Care Facilities near Lakewood, CO
There are 39 Memory Care Facilities in the Lakewood area, with 17 in Lakewood and 22 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Lakewood is $5,083 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Denver with an average starting cost of $4,990.
To help you with your search, browse the 42 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lakewood. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lakewood 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Wheat Ridge with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Lakewood, CO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lakewood
Lakewood, Colorado, is a large suburb of Denver, nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Over 71,000 Colorado residents are estimated to have dementia or Alzheimer's disease and need supervision and housing in memory care facilities. To accommodate its over-65 population of 25,000, Lakewood has 78 memory care facilities. Colorado's Department of Health issues licenses for Alzheimer's and memory care facilities and creates the regulations that memory care facilities must adhere to.
Lakewood winters include lots of snow; storms can begin as early as September and last until May. Seniors in memory care with mobility difficulties or health conditions worsened by cold weather may be uncomfortable here. Summers are short and warm, which may bring relief to aching joints.
- The cost of living in Lakewood is about one and a half times that of the national average, due in housing costs being double the rest of the country. Higher housing costs may affect daily operations costs for memory care facilities and should be taken into account be seniors and their loved ones. Health care, grocery costs, and utilities are all slightly under the national average.
- Colorado has favorable tax regulations for retirees and those in memory care, including a $24,000 personal deduction, as well as other exemptions for those over 65. The state's property tax is one of the lowest in the nation. This may help families helping loved ones afford memory care, as they may need to sell Colorado properties.
- Lakewood, as part of the greater Denver metro area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as The Rocky Mountain Disease Center of UC — Denver and Lutheran Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Lakewood
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lakewood start around $5,083 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lakewood 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 Lakewood
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 Lakewood
Lakewood 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 Lakewood, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lakewood
Lakewood-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.
Other Options in Lakewood, CO
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lakewood
Review of The Ridge Pinehurst
The Ridge Pinehurst was beautiful. It's a brand-new place, and it was very nice. It's exactly what I love, but it was too far. The staff was very nice and very professional. They have a movie theat... Read more
Review of The Ridge Pinehurst
We initially moved my mom into Assisted Living but for her safety had to move her to memory care recently. I’m a physical therapist and have never been more impressed with a facility. The physica... Read more
Review of Lakewood Memory Care
Lakewood Memory Care is a relatively new facility that holds around 30 or 40 residents. It's structurally fine, but it's got more of an institutional feel. They have a lower staff to resident ratio... Read more