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About 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.

Complete guide to assisted living
About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About 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.

Complete guide to independent living
About 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.

Complete guide to memory care
About 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.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory Care in Colorado

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Memory Care in Colorado

“Colorful Colorado,” as it is often called by the locals, is home to gorgeous natural landscapes, ranging from the Great Plains in the east to the majestic Rocky Mountains, which tower over much of the state. Denver, known as the Mile High City, is the state’s capital and offers all of the comforts and conveniences of a major metropolitan city. Outside of its more urban areas, Colorado is a mountainous paradise filled with beautiful sights to see and explore – an excellent retirement setting with endless opportunities for activity.

Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 280 senior living communities in Colorado that provide memory care. The median monthly cost of memory care in Colorado is about $5,900.

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Colorado Memory Care Regulations

Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because memory care is often provided by assisted living communities, states may regulate memory care within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to Colorado dementia care community records.

In Colorado, memory care communities — sometimes called Alzheimer’s care or dementia care — provide specialized care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss. These communities offer personalized cognitive rehabilitation programs alongside assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Memory care usually includes 24-hour supervision and unique design elements, like outdoor gardens and color-coded walls, to help ease anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of dementia.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Colorado is considered to be less affordable than the national average. Colorado has some of the most beautiful real estate in the country, which is also some of the most expensive. Because of this, the state has a high housing index rating. One of the most expensive places to live in the United States is Summit County, Colorado, which is home to a number of world class ski resorts. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 106
  • Groceries: 103
  • Housing: 119
  • Utilities: 88
  • Transportation: 101

Demographics

16% of Colorado’s population are over the age of 65. In the 2016 presidential election, Colorado leaned considerably liberal. Many of Colorado’s citizens care deeply about the outdoors, and outdoor recreation is the most popular pastime in the state. Locals and tourists alike enjoy Colorado for its skiing, rock climbing, rafting, and hiking.

2016 Presidential Election

  • Voted Democratic: 48%
  • Voted Republican: 43%
  • Voted third party: 9%

Population

  • Median age: 37
  • Over the age of 55: 27%
  • 2018 population: 5,695,564
  • 2020 population: 5,858,294
  • Estimated 2025 population: 6,285,752

Miscellaneous

  • 30% regularly attend a religious service
  • 45% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 4,188 congregations
  • There are 148 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Colorado’s climate varies drastically depending on what part of the state you are in. The eastern part of the state is classified as having a cold semi-arid climate, which means that the summers are pleasant and dry while the winters tend to be cold and snowy. The more mountainous parts of the state have climates that range from continental to subarctic, depending on the elevation. Colorado receives lots of snowfall each year, especially in the mountainous regions.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average air quality index rating: 44 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 62 in July (Moderate)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 44 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 62 in July (Moderate)

Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 46°F
  • Average summer temperature: 66°F
  • Typical summer high: 96°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 31°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 26°F
  • Typical winter high:53°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: -8°F (January)

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