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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Aurora, CO

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As the Gateway to the Rockies, Aurora and its neighboring communities offer memory care residents a peaceful home adjacent to the mountains. Life in Aurora is laid back, with wide-open vistas to truly settle into and relax.

Aurora has a number of memory care facilities to choose from for your loved one. The city is home to 23 memory care facilities, all within a 10-mile radius of the city’s center. Each facility offers a range of amenities and services, including care specific to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related diagnoses. In fact, the majority of our partner facilities have been specifically designed to accommodate memory loss, including specialized memory care training for staff, helping to ensure the environment meets the needs of residents.

Even then, however, the decision to move a loved one to a memory care facility is a challenging one. A Place for Mom wants to make the process a little easier, which is why we’ve put together this guide. In it, you’ll find listings for Aurora memory care facilities, ranked by various categories, as well as details on payment options, local and state laws and regulations, transportation and health care options in the area, and the city itself.

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Overall, Five Star Residences of Dayton Place is a great community with nice staff and friendly residents. The cottages are a perfect option for independent adults.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, DAYTON PLACE is one of Denver's finest retirement communities. We offer a gracious lifestyle, with a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health, comfort, and security of our residents. Since 1987, DAYTON PLACE has...
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9.1
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I would say that you need to address such things as mobile healthcare, how to get simple pain management like Tylenol to your loved one, check to ensure how such mundane orders like "as needed" is addressed...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Belleview Heights is a warm and welcoming senior community that offers transitional assisted living and memory care for those experiencing memory challenges, Alzheimer’s, or other dementias. Our comprehensive, Person-Centered Care approach is based upon Montessori principles to tend to your loved...
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Cherry Creek retirement Village is a great place to live. The residents are very friendly and look out for one another. The staff from the Director on down are very friendly and very accommodating. Cherry...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
"Committed to helping you live a vibrant, carefree lifestyle." At Cherry Creek, we are dedicated to providing our residents with five-star service, elegant amenities and the freedom to maintain an active lifestyle. Our caring professional staff is here to lavish you with attention while...
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Staff is great. They all try to learn family and resident names and build relationships with them. Communication with family is great as I have the cell phone for the point people there. The move in process...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to The Courtyards at Mountain View.55-plus Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in Denver, COIf you think senior living at The Courtyards is like a nursing home … think again! With independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, our team provides unbeatable...
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As time goes by we are more and more happy with Garden Plaza. The majority of the staff is very experienced with the needs of the residents. The complex is laid out with a simple floor plan, wide halls,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We offer a resort style worry free lifestyle. Complete with all day dining, events, concerts, educational programs, 24 hour staff and security, transportation, weekly housekeeping, basic cable, wifi, and phone service with free long distance. Our apartments range from studios up to two...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Peakview Assisted Living and Memory Care and the overall experience was good. The facility itself was welcoming and the most 'home' like. The staff that I interacted...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located in Centennial, Colorado, Peakview Assisted Living and Memory Care offers premium apartment homes and services in Assisted Living and Dementia/Memory Care. The brand new community has month-to-month rental pricing instead of expensive buy-in fees. Peakview opened in September of 2015 and...
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My loved one is currently a resident at St. Andrew's Village and everything has been very good for for her so far. I would recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
St. Andrew’s Village is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community for seniors age 62 and over in the Denver metropolitan area. We offer private one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments along with the security of knowing that our staff is available 24 hours a...
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8.6
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62 reviews
8.6
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I wish I would have found Chelsea Place sooner. They are very well staffed per resident. I believe they had at least two to three staff members per resident. They all could speak English and were extremely...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Chelsea Place is a purpose built memory care community for seniors in the Denver area. Located in Aurora, Co, we are part of the Anthem Memory Care family of communities. We specialize in providing high quality care for seniors living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, by offering a...
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44 Floor plans available
8.5
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My loved one has been here for nearly two years. The moment I moved her in, the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders. They just do such an amazing job caring for people with memory care issues....
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Our community is purposefully built for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related Dementias. Our Wellspring Memory Care program offers a life-affirming, theraputic environment where we emphasize strengths and support wellness. Home to approximately 52 individuals. Each house opens on to...
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9.5
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59 reviews
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We chose Montage Hills over others we looked at mainly due to the location and affordable pricing. Overall the staff have all been very responsive. Limited dining experience.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Life You’ve Always WantedWhat does it mean to pursue a life of purpose and meaning? When you are a resident here at our assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation community in Denver, Colorado, you have ample opportunity to find out. Our seniors enjoy a host of...
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66 Floor plans available
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9.2
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I would tell others looking to ask more questions about what is covered and what costs are included. We went in with too high expectations cause we didn't thoroughly ask the needed questions. They need to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Savor a Rich and Full LifeIf you’re looking for an assisted living and memory care community in Denver, Colorado, look no further. Nestled in the Lowry Air Force Base area, our community is convenient to the grocery stores, banks, the public library and VA hospital. But even though we’re in a...
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My Dad, [name removed] , enjoys living here. He has made friends and they coordinate alot of activities for senior citizens to participate in. The staff are friendly, helpful and know everyone's names. They...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Live at Harvard Square Retirement Community in Southeast Denver, and you will experience service beyond the expected. Way beyond in fact. Our friendly, experienced staff really goes the extra mile (or two, or twenty) whenever needed. You'll find examples of this in every area. So not only do we...
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Springbrooke has a small community so that it’s very easy to get to know each other. The people are very friendly and helpful. There are lots of activities and mostly all people part partake of those...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Live on your terms at Denver's oasis in the city! Springbrooke Senior Living has more than a decade of experience helping those 62 or better thrive in a supportive, safe, stimulating and oh-so-comfortable environment. Conveniently located in Central Denver, Springbrooke brings you high quality...
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I would rate each category with a 5. My mom is so well cared for and loved by the staff at Modena. She is happy, always dressed well and clean. I can't praise Modena enough for all they do for my mom! My...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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2222 Photos available
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7.2
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When it comes to the activities - we are awaiting new Memory Support Director, hoping to see more activities and more varied activities. For the value for cost, expensive, care varies depending on staffing...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Balfour at Stapleton community incorporates all we have learned from our nearly 20 years of developing and operating senior housing in Colorado. Offering assisted living and memory care accommodations, found in all Balfour’s retirement communities in Denver, CO, paired with our signature...
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She needs more people of their staff. They have nice activities, but ny cousin is in her 60ies, but there is nobody less than 70 and they are not easy to let anyone new in. They also don't celebrate all the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Lowry Park!We are Lowry’s most affordable retirement community!Whether you are looking for retirement living, or assisted living services, Lowry Park can accommodate your needs!Safe, affordable and conveniently located, Lowry Park is adjacent to 40 acres of parks and recreational...
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So far mom is doing fine at this community, The staff are nice and helpful. She has made friends. The food is ok and she likes to participate in some of the activities. The community is clean and they have...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Enjoy Every Minute of RetirementWe don’t like to brag, but we do think our assisted living community is one of the best in Colorado. But it isn’t just because we have a great location in downtown Denver or a beautiful building with spacious and elegantly-decorated common rooms. The men and women...
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Go to this place first, the care was wonderful. The caregivers were great to my dad, he looked looked cozy and his skin always had color. They put mats down to protect him when he was falling out of bed. ...
Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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A great place and a very beautiful place I think my husband will be a lot happier since he is there...They have a great staff and care about the people living there...If you are looking for a place for your...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Ashley Manor is residential assisted living and alzheimer’s care at it’s best. We provide the comforts of home, the feeling of family, a meaningful way of life to all of our residents. The difference between us and our competition is that we care about your loved one as if they were our own...
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I have been very pleased with the care that my mother has been receiving at this community, The staff have been absolutely wonderful and really have made sure my mom has felt comfortable and welcomed in her...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Canterbury Gardens provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our community delivers both Independent and...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Both my mother who is almost 98 and my sister who has memory problems are both at Eastern Star. We love the caretakers, the food is good, the facility is lovely and they have many activities and events in...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement CampusEastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus is a memory care and assisted living community available in Denver, County of Denver, Colorado. This campus is situated on 19 acres of picturesque landscape in beautiful southeast Denver, conveniently located near city...

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Recent reviews for memory care in Aurora

MorningStar of Wheat Ridge

3.8
We chose MorningStar primarily for the location and I was very impressed with the facility, it is newer and has a lot of fine things. Even though it was covid, the directors met with me in person and listened to my questions and concerns and addressed my issues. Overall, it has been a great ...
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Golden Orchard III in Wheat Ridge, CO

5.0
We love the staff and living situation for my 2 elderly parents at Golden Orchard, Finding this lovely group home was a Blessing for us. My Dad and Mom are well taken care of in every way. Such a huge difference in how well my parents are doing in this very caring group home environment!. Food ...
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Lincoln Meadows Senior Living in Parker, CO

5.0
The staff at Lincoln Meadows are very helpful and very friendly. I love the fact that when my mom walks by, the staff greet her by her name. It makes her feel like an important part of the community which was very helpful with her transition. The food seemed pretty good when she first moved ...
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Aurora review score based on 144 family reviews

8.1
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This proprietary review score is based on 144 reviews of 25 Aurora memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Aurora review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Aurora review score compared against nearby cities

8.1
Aurora, CO25 facilities
8.4
Aetna Estates, CO8 facilities
7.4
Denver, CO72 facilities

Review subcategories for Aurora memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 144 reviews of 25 Aurora memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Aurora resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Aurora, CO averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.5
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
4.5
Care services
3.8
4.2
Staff
4.4
4.4
Meals & dining
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Activities
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Value for cost*
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Costs of memory care in the Aurora area

In the Aurora area, expect to pay an average of $4,622 per month for one of our partner memory care facilities, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This figure typically includes room, board, associated fees, and service fee add-ons. On average, however, the cost can vary based on location, room size, layout, amenities, and other factors. Always make sure to ask what’s included in the monthly fee.

The following figures represent the average baseline costs for the immediate area and do not include additional fees for ancillary services.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Aurora, CO vs. nearby cities

Aurora, CO
$5,064/mo
$5,281/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Aurora, CO vs. the state and national average

Aurora, CO
$5,064/mo
U.S. national average
$4,885/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Aurora vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$5,064/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Aurora, CO by room type

Semi-Private
$5,160/mo
Studio
$5,470/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,932/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,710/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$4,300/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Aurora over time

Aurora, COCO stateNational

How people pay for memory care in Aurora

There are a number of ways to pay for memory care for your loved one, so it’s important to know your options. In this section, we will detail some of the more common payment methods, including personal resources, VA benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Private pay methods

It isn’t uncommon for families to use personal resources to cover at least some of the costs associated with memory care. Social Security benefits, pensions, retirement accounts, income generated from investments, and any one of the following are common options:

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Number of veterans who live in Aurora

About 19% of Aurora veterans are 75 and older

There are a number of VA benefits available for veterans with dementia. It all depends on the veteran’s needs, service record, and eligibility. For the most part, the VA Pension is often a good starting point. This benefit is a supplement to a qualified veteran’s income and can be used toward living expenses — including memory care.

The Aid & Attendance (A&A) benefit is another option for wartime veterans who require assistance in activities of daily life (i.e., bathing, grooming, eating, etc.). It is a monthly amount added to the VA Pension, and as such, can be used toward anything that improves the veteran’s quality of life. The VA recognizes that Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related diagnoses can be service related, so your loved one could also be eligible for VA Disability Compensation.

The same can be said for a number of other disability benefits, including Special Monthly Compensation. This is paid in addition to the VA Disability Compensation for veterans who require significant help with personal care due to a service-connected disability or conditions made worse from time in the military. The funds could be used toward memory care if it’s determined that the diagnosis is connected to your loved one’s time in the service.

Questions about eligibility or difficulties with the application process are common because the VA benefits system is complicated. Even if you don’t think your loved one is eligible for a certain benefit, it’s worth checking. Seek assistance from a veterans services officer to get your loved one the help they need. These officers can be found at local veterans services organizations (VSOs), such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans. The Arapaho County Veterans Service Office, the Lakewood Office of the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can also help.

Resources for Aurora veterans

Government offices

Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs — Lakewood Office

155 Van Gordon St., Suite 201

Lakewood, CO 80228

Phone: 303-914-5832

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA benefits hotline

Phone: 800-827-1000

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

VSOs and veteran resources

Arapahoe County Veteran Services Office

15400 E. 14th Plaza

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: 303-738-8045

Email: VeteranServices@arapahoegov.com

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Lisa Rogers, veterans services officer

Contact: Josh Medina, veterans services officer

American Legion Post 1992

16070 E. Dartmouth Ave.

Aurora, CO 80013

Phone: 303-680-6424

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans — Aurora Office

14401 E. Exposition Ave.

Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 720-261-5859

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3631

18545 E. Colfax Ave.

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: 303-344-2463

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Medicaid

Medicaid, known as Health First Colorado in Colorado, can sometimes cover the costs of memory care. This will depend largely on the recipient’s age, income, and current assets. It can also depend on the facility. If, for example, the memory care facility has been certified as an alternative care facility, it’s one with a Medicaid contract, which will make the process of using Health First Colorado to cover costs a whole lot easier.

If eligible, seniors must enroll in the Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD) waiver program, which is one of the state’s home and community based services (HCBS) waiver plans. The EBD waiver can be used toward the cost of personal care services in a community-based setting, as would be the case with an assisted living community that also offers memory care. The waiver can also be used toward adult day services, in-home support services, and transition set-up services, which could include a move from a nursing facility to an assisted living setting.

To access an EBD waiver, seniors or their families must first apply for Health First Colorado. This can be done in a number of ways:

  • Apply online through Colorado PEAK.
  • Download the application and mail it to the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services at 149 E. Alameda Drive, Aurora, CO 80012.
  • Drop off an application or apply in person at the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services.
  • Call the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing at 800-221-3943, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Navigating the Medicaid application process and the benefits available to your loved one can be complicated, which is why it’s important to reach out to the support sources available. The Denver Area Agency on Aging can certainly help, as can the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Ombudsmen can not only help you understand the eligibility requirements but also ensure that your family member gets access to the long-term care services they need.

Aurora resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid assistance

Arapahoe County Department of Human Services

149 E. Alameda Drive

Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 303-636-1130

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

1570 Grant St.

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-2993

Area Agency on Aging

1001 17th St., Suite 700

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-480-6700

Colorado Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

1575 Sherman St.

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-862-3524

Email: cdhs_ltcombudsman@state.co.us

Medicare

Medicare does not cover custodial costs for memory care, which include room and board. Where it can be of great assistance, however, is in offsetting the costs of medically necessary in-home care needs, as well as in-patient care treatments, physician fees, some medical equipment, prescription medications, and short-term skilled nursing care for up to 100 days.

Once enrolled in Medicare through the Social Security Administration, seniors will have access to a number of other services and resources that can be beneficial:

If you have questions about your loved one’s eligibility or need assistance of any kind, the Denver Area Agency on Aging, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, or the local Social Security Administration Office can help.

Aurora resident Medicare resources

Government offices

Aurora Social Security Administration Office

14280 E. Jewell Ave., Suite 250

Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 800-772-1213

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program

1560 Broadway, Suite 850

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 888-696-7213

Medicare assistance and additional information

Area Agency on Aging

1001 17th St., Suite 700

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-455-1000

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Shannon Gimbel

Phone: 303-480-6734

Email: sgimbel@drcog.org

InnovAge Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

3551 N. Chambers Road

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: 720-664-5455

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

1575 Sherman St.

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-862-3524

Contact: Arapahoe County Ombudsman Shannon Gimbel

Email: cdhs_ltcombudsman@state.co.us or sgimbel@drcog.org

Understand Colorado laws and regulations for memory care facilities

As they are classified as a subset of assisted living, memory care facilities must follow the rules and regulations for assisted living communities — with a few additional provisions directly associated with caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related diagnoses.

Much like any other assisted living community, memory care facilities must be licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Licensure is valid for one year, and then the facility is subject to an inspection prior to being eligible to extend its license for up to three years. If interested, you can review past inspection reports on the Department of Public Health and Environment website. Just enter the facility’s name and conduct a search to see any previous citations.

As far as regulations go, memory care facilities must meet certain requirements in the facility itself, as well as those related to staffing, training, and services offered. Generally, memory care must take place in a secure environment — or a secure unit of an assisted living community. A secure outdoor area must be provided as well. Because of the secure environment, residents must go through a pre-admission assessment to better understand their history and patterns of wandering. This is meant to ensure the safety of someone with Alzheimer’s or a dementia-related diagnosis.

Memory care facilities must staff an administrator, a qualified medication administration person, sufficient staff to meet resident care needs, and dementia care staff. The staff ratio is typically 1:6 in memory care facilities or units, and all staff must go through specific training to meet the personal, social, and emotional needs of residents, including annual dementia-related training.

In addition to the regulations associated with assisted living, memory care facilities are subject to both the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As such, no one can discriminate against your loved one or offer less favorable terms and conditions if they are part of a protected class. In addition, reasonable accommodations must be made for individuals with disabilities. These accommodations have likely already been made in whatever memory care facility you’re looking into, but it’s still important to keep this in mind should a doorway need to be widened to accommodate a wheelchair or grab bars installed for someone with a mobility issue.

Colorado Department of Health contact information

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

4300 Cherry Creek S. Drive

Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-692-2000

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Aurora memory care facilities

Currently, Aurora has no specific COVID-19 regulations for memory care or assisted living facilities. This, however, doesn’t mean that a facility doesn’t have its own guidelines. Otherwise, Arapahoe County recommends a few best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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Vaccinations. Getting vaccinated is encouraged but not required.

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Masking. Wearing a mask is encouraged but not required in public spaces.

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Facility cleanliness. Cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and commonly used items are recommended.

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Social distancing. Communities should encourage residents to practice behaviors that reduce the spread of disease.

What to expect from memory care living in Aurora

Memory care is a specialized type of care with the ultimate goal of helping people with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related diagnosis live fuller lives. The best memory care facilities help people learn to live with the disease. As such, memory care facilities in the Aurora area offer a variety of services and amenities to ensure this happens.

Living with dignity

The majority of our partner communities in Aurora offer specialized memory care training to their staff. That means residents will maintain not only their safety and dignity but also their independence. It also means staff will be empathetic and meet the needs of the residents based on the person and the stage of their disease. Additionally, the majority of the communities staff an activities director to ensure residents stay happy and engaged. A number of the communities also have an on-site arts and crafts center, library, TV lounge, and other amenities to allow people to continue doing what they’ve always loved to do.[01]

Accessing the care needed

Memory care facilities in the Aurora area often offer dementia-related therapies, as well as exit-seeking behavior care, hallucination care, disorientation care, redirection, cueing, and more.[01] But seniors and their families should also expect other health care services to be provided. The majority of the communities in our partner network make occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and podiatry available to residents through visiting practitioners. They also have on-call doctors and nurses available to ensure residents are getting the care they need to stay healthy.[01]

Transitional opportunities

Four of the communities in our partner network offer stand-alone memory care. Others are group homes, which are homes converted into small assisted living communities that follow the same rules as regular assisted living places but cost less and offer a more personalized experience for residents. Most of our partners provide the opportunity for residents to transition to the care they need within the same community, allowing your loved one to age in place, such as:

  • 5 combination assisted living, independent living, and memory care facilities.
  • 5 combination assisted living and memory care facilities.
  • 9 combination group homes and memory care facilities.

A greater number of facilities are located within a 25-mile radius of downtown Aurora, giving you the opportunity to expand your search for the best home for your loved one:

  • 15 combination assisted living, independent living, and memory care facilities.
  • 23 combination assisted living and memory care facilities.
  • 2 combination adult day care, group homes, and memory care facilities.
  • 18 combination group homes and memory care facilities.
  • 5 stand-alone memory care facilities.

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44,800

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Aurora

16%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Aurora population
$54,956

Median annual income for Aurora seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Aurora

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UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is an academic hospital, ranked nationally in diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose, and throat; gastroenterology; pulmonology; and rheumatology. UCHealth is also considered high performing in five specialties and 17 procedures and conditions.

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The Medical Center of Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) is known for its care delivery in a number of areas. This acute care hospital has been ranked as high performing in heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, and chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Kindred Hospital-Aurora

Kindred Hospital-Aurora is an acute, long-term care facility that offers a range of services, such as cardiac care, comprehensive rehabilitation, post-trauma, and stroke care.

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Transportation for seniors in Aurora

Getting around Aurora isn’t something any senior or their family members should worry about. Most memory care facilities in our partner network (65%) offer complimentary transportation to residents or transportation at cost (65%).[01] If your loved one is able and needs to run an errand or go to an off-site doctor’s appointment, the community will be sure to make arrangements.

Of course, other transit options are available, though seniors in memory care facilities should not use transit without a caregiver. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates Access-a-Ride, a ride-share service for individuals who no longer can use fixed-route transit. The Seniors’ Resource Center also offers a no-cost ride-share service for anyone 60 or older, but all trips must be within a 10-mile radius of Aurora and made between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

For visiting family members, RTD runs one light-rail line and a number of bus routes throughout the city — and anyone 65 and older can ride for half the price with a Senior Special Discount Card.

Aurora offers a couple of private nonemergency transportation services, should the above options not meet your loved one’s needs: PrimeCare Colorado and A1 Medical Transportation. These companies specialize in meeting a wide range of mobility needs by offering ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher assistance. Again, they should not be used by memory care facility residents without the help of a caregiver.

Senior activities in Aurora

Aurora doesn’t get the same attention as Denver or Colorado Springs, but it’s still a big city with plenty of fun to be had. Like any big city, there’s something for everyone within its borders. Culture, outdoors, shopping, restaurants, and other activities are certain not to disappoint.

When visiting your loved one, shopping can be quite the experience, especially when it comes to the Stanley Marketplace. This converted aviation manufacturing facility is home to a range of locally owned retailers, restaurants, brew pubs, and more. If not there, then Southlands should make the list. On top of shops and restaurants, seniors and their families can enjoy live musical performances, a “wine walk,” and the farmers’ market. The Southlands is wheelchair accessible.

For families and seniors who like to enjoy the outdoors, they have their choice of more than 100 parksCherry Creek State Park, in particular, won’t disappoint, with miles upon miles of multi-use trails, fishing, boating, and more — plus, the views are spectacular. The Rocky Mountains serve as the backdrop, and then there’s also the reservoir, rolling hills, prairies, and plenty of birds and wildlife to take in, making it perfect for simply finding a spot to sit, relax, and enjoy the view.

Anyone looking to learn more about the history of Aurora will definitely be interested in the Plains Conservation Center, which offers guided tours of replicas of a homestead village and tipi camp. There’s also an education center on-site. Other historical sites of interest would be the Coal Creek Schoolhouse, Centennial House, John Gully Homestead House, the DeLaney Barn, and the DeLaney Round Barn. Admission is free. Most of the areas are wheelchair accessible, but be sure to contact each location to make sure your loved one will be able to get around easily.

Art in Public Places presents an enticing opportunity for those seeking cultural immersion. This remarkable program has graced the city of Aurora with over 300 captivating artworks contributed by local and national artists. You and your loved one can explore The People’s Building or the Aurora Cultural Arts District, both of which host frequent gallery exhibits, with the latter adding an extra touch of vibrancy through live performances. Moreover, the Aurora Cultural Arts District extends the chance to acquire cherished artworks, allowing visitors to seize the opportunity for a delightful purchase or two.

When in the mood for live theater, Aurora has a number of options. The Vintage Theatre hosts myriad musicals, plays, and other productions throughout the year. If your loved one requires special seating accommodations, make sure to contact the box office at least two hours ahead of time. The Aurora Fox Arts Center is another similar option. Seniors and their families can even attend the center’s cabaret series, holiday concert, and New Year’s Eve celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legacy Village of Castle Pines, Brookdale Greenwood Village and Brookdale Brighton are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Aurora, CO. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Aurora is $5,064 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 26 memory care facilities near you in Aurora, Colorado typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Aurora, Colorado, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Aurora, Colorado, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Aurora, Colorado ranges from $625 to $43750. The average Memory Care cost in Aurora, Colorado is $5,064. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Aurora, Colorado typically starts at $625. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  4. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). UCHealth University of Colorado.

  5. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Medical Center of Aurora.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. News & World Report. (2023). UCHealth University of Colorado.

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U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Medical Center of Aurora.