12 Memory Care Facilities near Thornton, CO
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There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Thornton area, with 1 in Thornton and 11 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Thornton is $5,650 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Arvada with an average starting cost of $4,923.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Thornton. Better rated regions include Westminster with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Thornton, CO
11 Memory Care Facilities near Thornton, CO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Thornton
Thornton is a suburb of Denver, Colorado, and is home to more than 118,000 residents. Nearly 10 percent of Thornton's population is aged 65 years or older, many of whom have been diagnosed with dementia, which affects an estimated 71,000 seniors in Colorado.
Those who require residential care for Alzheimer's disease or other dementia disorders can receive such care in the city's single memory care facility, which is regulated by the Minnesota Department of Public Health and Environment. Officially, facilities that provide memory care in Colorado are known as assisted living residences and are subject to the same regulations as those that provide basic assisted living services to seniors.
- The air quality in Thornton and throughout Adams County is fairly good, according to the American Lung Association. That means that the air poses little threat to seniors and those with respiratory illnesses.
Thornton's winters are cold and snowy. The city gets 45 inches of snow each year, nearly 20 inches more than the national average, and experiences average temperatures in January as low as 18 degrees. When touring memory care facilities, it's a good idea to discuss how the facility prevents seniors with dementia from wandering outdoors, particularly in frigid temperatures.
- While the cost of living in Thornton is 35 percent higher than the average U.S. city, the cost of healthcare is slightly lower than the national average. This may be a consideration for families who have a strict memory care budget.
- The Thornton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as North Suburban Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Thornton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Thornton start around $5,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Thornton 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 Thornton
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 Thornton
Thornton 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 Thornton, please visit our Memory Care in Colorado page.
Directory of Winners in the Thornton Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Thornton
Thornton-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.