Located in central Colorado at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is a vibrant city known for its picturesque scenery and outdoor recreation. The city is home to 480,000 residents, and seniors age 65 and older make up 13.4% of the population. Each year, an increase has been seen in the number of seniors impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in Colorado Springs. According to the data provided by the Centers for Disease Control, Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Colorado Springs have risen dramatically, climbing from 148 to 267 deaths per year from 2014 to 2018—an increase of over 80%. This is especially alarming considering that the overall death rate in Colorado Springs only rose 17.58% during the same period.

To support the needs of individuals with these cognitive conditions, there are a number of memory care communities in Colorado Springs. These residences provide high levels of supervision, personalized care and specialized programming to help seniors with dementia thrive. This guide offers information about memory care in Colorado Springs, including the average costs of these services, local resources available to seniors and their family members and a directory of memory care communities in the area.

Memory Care Facilities in Colorado Springs, CO

Brookdale Skyline

2365 Patriot heights, Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

Visitors to Brookdale Skyline in Colorado Springs, Colorado, often say that it has the polished appearance and cozy feeling of a five-star resort. They’re impressed by the spacious cottages and apar … (read more)
Visitors to Brookdale Skyline in Colorado Springs, Colorado, often say that it has the polished appearance and cozy feeling of a five-star resort. They’re impressed by the spacious cottages and apar … (read more)

2015, 2016

Bear Creek Senior Living

1685 S. 21st. St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

Bear Creek Senior Living was fine. They’re very diligent. Their care and their staff seemed to be very dedicated. The guy who toured me was pleasant and accommodating. He answered all my questions, bu … (read more)
Bear Creek Senior Living was fine. They’re very diligent. Their care and their staff seemed to be very dedicated. The guy who toured me was pleasant and accommodating. He answered all my questions, bu … (read more)

The Palisades at Broadmoor Park

4547 Palisades Park View, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

Making the decision to move to The Palisades at Broadmoor Park in Colorado Springs is an easy one due to the caring, attentive support of the staff. Friendships with other residents come easily in thi … (read more)
Making the decision to move to The Palisades at Broadmoor Park in Colorado Springs is an easy one due to the caring, attentive support of the staff. Friendships with other residents come easily in thi … (read more)

Brookdale Monument Valley Park

10 W. Monument Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

When visitors step into Brookdale Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, they’re impressed by the friendly staff members and the warm, home-like living environment. Visitors and residents give hi … (read more)
When visitors step into Brookdale Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, they’re impressed by the friendly staff members and the warm, home-like living environment. Visitors and residents give hi … (read more)

2015, 2017

Liberty Heights

12205 Gunstock Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921

Liberty Heights is an assisted living center north of Colorado Springs near the US Air Force Academy and Falcon Field. Residents describe it as a resort-style facility with a swimming pool, endless ga … (read more)
Liberty Heights is an assisted living center north of Colorado Springs near the US Air Force Academy and Falcon Field. Residents describe it as a resort-style facility with a swimming pool, endless ga … (read more)

ViewPointe

555 S. Rockrimmon Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80919

My parents moved into ViewPointe. It is a one-bedroom apartment type living. They are in the memory care part. They have many activities that they offer. They involve anyone interested in helping out, … (read more)
My parents moved into ViewPointe. It is a one-bedroom apartment type living. They are in the memory care part. They have many activities that they offer. They involve anyone interested in helping out, … (read more)

2014, 2015

Brookdale Broadmoor

615 Southepointe Ct., Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

Brookdale Broadmoor is an assisted living and memory care community located near the mountains in Colorado Springs. The facility features a home-like setting with numerous amenities. Spacious rooms ar … (read more)
Brookdale Broadmoor is an assisted living and memory care community located near the mountains in Colorado Springs. The facility features a home-like setting with numerous amenities. Spacious rooms ar … (read more)

Bonaventure of Colorado Springs

9112 Grand Cordera Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO, 80924

I visited my MIL at this facility and was shocked and distraught. I walked in her room which stunk horribly, there were dried feces spots near and in the toilet and a couple spots near the bed. Ther … (read more)
I visited my MIL at this facility and was shocked and distraught. I walked in her room which stunk horribly, there were dried feces spots near and in the toilet and a couple spots near the bed. Ther … (read more)

Brookdale Briargate

7560 Lexington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920

The Brookdale Briargate assisted living community is convenient to Woodmen Plaza and some residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visitors often comment on the clean, well-kept living environ … (read more)
The Brookdale Briargate assisted living community is convenient to Woodmen Plaza and some residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visitors often comment on the clean, well-kept living environ … (read more)

The Retreat at Sunny Vista

2450 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

My husband has been at the Retreat of Sunny Vista in the Memory Support unit for over a month. His admission and transition into the unit has been smooth and flawless (even with the Delta Variant rest … (read more)
My husband has been at the Retreat of Sunny Vista in the Memory Support unit for over a month. His admission and transition into the unit has been smooth and flawless (even with the Delta Variant rest … (read more)

Life Quality Homes – Broadmoor Boutique I

2204 Oakridge Lane, Colorado Springs, CO, 80915


Home Care at Kettle’s

1929 Meyers Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

My sister is in Home Care at Kettle’s. It is small. There are like eight people and that’s what I liked about it. It’s a home setting. She gets individual care and the same caregivers regularly where … (read more)
My sister is in Home Care at Kettle’s. It is small. There are like eight people and that’s what I liked about it. It’s a home setting. She gets individual care and the same caregivers regularly where … (read more)

Sunrise of University Park

2105 University Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918

Sunrise of University Park was a slightly larger place, but it was a quiet neighborhood. The staff was just very helpful and very knowledgeable. It was groomed, landscaped, and maintained, and it was … (read more)
Sunrise of University Park was a slightly larger place, but it was a quiet neighborhood. The staff was just very helpful and very knowledgeable. It was groomed, landscaped, and maintained, and it was … (read more)

Lark Springs

2850 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80917

Lark Springs was very clean and the residents seemed to be happy. They had very few residents, but the people that we met seemed to be cordial and the staff was excellent. They were all friendly, help … (read more)
Lark Springs was very clean and the residents seemed to be happy. They had very few residents, but the people that we met seemed to be cordial and the staff was excellent. They were all friendly, help … (read more)

Legend of Colorado Springs

2368 Research Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920


Melody Living Assisted Living & Memory Care

7600 Sandy Rock Point, Colorado Springs, CO, 80924


Home Care at Popa’s

9340 Burgess Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80908


StoneCreek of Flying Horse

1889 Silversmith Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921

My mom moved into Stone Creek of Flying Horse. I’m impressed with the facility. We’ve had a couple of hiccups with the staff, so we just need to get those resolved and everything will be fine. I think … (read more)
My mom moved into Stone Creek of Flying Horse. I’m impressed with the facility. We’ve had a couple of hiccups with the staff, so we just need to get those resolved and everything will be fine. I think … (read more)

Life Quality Homes – Broadmoor Boutique II

2402 Woodburn St, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906


Life Quality Homes – Broadmoor Boutique III

427 W. Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Colorado Springs

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Colorado. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Colorado Springs

In Colorado Springs and throughout Colorado, memory care is offered at assisted living residences. These communities operate under the supervision of the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. In addition to providing licenses, this office conducts periodic inspections to ensure the facility is adhering to federal and state standards and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Colorado Springs

  • One reason this city is popular with retirees is its senior-friendly tax policies. The state of Colorado allows for a retirement pension/annuity subtraction, which provides seniors age 55 and older a deduction on all forms of retirement income. Those under the age of 65 are eligible for a deduction of up to $20,000 while those 65 and older may subtract up to $24,000.
  • Colorado tends to have a higher cost of living than other U.S. states, though Colorado Springs is an affordable option compared to nearby cities. In fact, the cost of living is around 15% lower than the statewide median, which could leave seniors with additional funds to put towards care and medical costs.
  • Seniors have no shortage of opportunities for entertainment and recreation in Colorado Springs. Home to destinations such as the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, active seniors have plenty of options for hikes, biking and scenic drives. The city is also known for its vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries and performance venues in the downtown district.
  • Compared to both national and statewide averages, crime rates are slightly higher in Colorado Springs, especially in terms of property-related offenses. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 representing high crime, Colorado Springs scores a 52 for property crime, though most facilities are equipped with security features such as 24-hour video surveillance and locked entrances outside of visiting hours.
  • Seniors in Colorado Springs have access to a number of world-class health care facilities. Local hospitals include St. Francis Hospital and UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, which has southern Colorado’s only comprehensive stroke care center.
  • Colorado Springs can be quite chilly in the wintertime, with temperatures dropping as low as 15 degrees and 57 inches of snow expected each year. However, summers are warm and sunny so seniors have plenty of opportunities to participate in outdoor activities.

Paying for Memory Care in Colorado Springs

Seniors in Colorado Springs can expect to pay an average of $5,791 per month for memory care services. While slightly higher than the U.S. national average, it’s lower than the statewide median of $5,938. As memory care involves an enhanced level of care and specialized programming, the following costs have been calculated based on the cost of assisted living services as reported by the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2021, plus 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care in Colorado Springs costs an average of $5,791 per month, making it a more affordable option than other large cities in Colorado such as Denver ($6,875) and Boulder (7,844). The least expensive city is Pueblo at $4,750 per month, followed by Fort Collins at $5,000.

$5791

Colorado Springs

$5938

Colorado

$5625

The United States

$6875

Denver Area

$7844

Boulder

$5000

Fort Collins

$4750

Pueblo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

A range of other long-term care services is available to suit seniors’ needs. The most affordable option is adult day health care, which is ideal for seniors in need of minimal assistance. Homemaker and home health aide services are similar in price to memory care but are conducted in a senior’s personal residence rather than a long-term care community. The most expensive option is nursing home care, which can cost up to $9,414.

$5768

Homemaker Services

$5768

Home Health Aide

$1733

Adult Day Health Care

$4633

Assisted Living Facility

$8669

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9414

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Colorado Springs

In Colorado Springs there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Colorado page.

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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 Colorado Springs

Seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia have access to a variety of memory care resources in Colorado Springs, from informational and educational outlets to screening centers and support groups.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association of Colorado is a nonprofit organization that supports the needs of seniors with dementia. The organization not only advocates for these individuals but provides a variety of free programs and services for them, their family members and caregivers. These include one-on-one care consultations, support groups, educational programming, and a 24/7 helpline. There is also early-stage programming and information available for those beginning to experience the impact of memory loss.

(719) 255-8002

The UCCS Aging Center is a community-based non-profit facility offering a range of mental health services to adults age 55 and older and their families. Run by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, this facility provides comprehensive cognitive assessments and neuropsychological evaluations and can assist families with long-term planning and referrals when needed.

(719) 471-7080

The Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging provides information and assistance to support the needs of aging adults, including those with Alzheimer's and dementia. Run by volunteers, this nonprofit organization connects seniors who are age 60 and older with free local resources such as health and wellness programs, insurance assistance, cognitive health screenings and referral services. Additionally, its Ombudsman Program can provide seniors and their family members with information about long-term care options.

(719) 884-2300

Silver Key Senior Services is a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of programs for seniors in Colorado Springs and other cities across the Pike Peaks region. In addition to its community-based transportation and social dining programs, Silver Key also offers a range of behavioral health and wellness services, including counseling, mental health screenings, cognitive assessments, case management and a senior outreach program

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Colorado are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Colorado page for more information about these laws.

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