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I. Getting Help

I. How Memory Care Facilities Can Help

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.

As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.

In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.

II. Our Selection Process

To choose the best memory care facilities in Colorado Springs, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.

Overall, our team:

  • Spent over 18 hours researching memory care facilities in Colorado Springs
  • Read more than 60 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 5 representatives from local communities

III. Reviews of the 7 Best Memory Care Facilities in Colorado Springs

Lark Springs

  • Resident Capacity: 76
  • Room Types: Studios, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Memory Care starting at $3,065 per month.

Nestled in a quiet residential area of Colorado Springs, Colorado, residents of Lark Springs have a beautiful view of the sandstone bluffs of Palmer Park. This senior living community is set up into four separate neighborhoods, offering a safe and homelike environment for seniors in need of memory care services. The nonprofit facility features a community kitchen and wellness center along with a beauty salon and arts and crafts studio. Residents can enjoy the large courtyard area with walking paths that’s fully secured in a park-like setting, or visit with family members in the beautifully landscaped garden. A piano is also provided in the community room that family members can utilize.

What Residents Are Saying

One family member said in an online review, “My mother has been in Brookdale Palmer Park for a couple of weeks now. We like the place and the staff that we’ve met is great. They have church services, gardening, cooking, bingo, brain games, ice cream socials, and exercises. She likes the food and she seems to be eating well so far. This particular place is just for dementia/Alzheimer’s/memory care.”

Reviews: 3.6 out of 5 stars; 57 reviews

Phone: (719) 215-8644

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

Web: eagleseniorliving.com

New Dawn Memory Care of Colorado Springs

  • Resident Capacity: 48
  • Room Types: Studios
  • Care Provided: Memory Care,  Respite
  • Base Pricing: $6,385 all-inclusive, care costs can fluctuate but are capped at $8,212 for total costs

New Dawn Memory Care in Colorado Springs offers the Transitions program to meet the changing needs of residents as they progress from the early stages of memory loss to the advanced stages. The community has a 1:4 staff-to-resident ratio, ensuring individualized attention and tailored personal services, including hospice care. New Dawn residents live in spacious, private studio apartments with private bathrooms. The facility is located in a beautiful residential setting with plentiful outdoor space and common areas that create a family-homelike atmosphere. Small pets are welcome at New Dawn, and the facility’s Healthy Living life enrichment programs provide residents with a variety of activities and events to stimulate the mind, body and spirit.  In addition, the facility offers discounted rates to veterans and are willing and available to assist any interested veterans with the application process for applying for veteran aid.

What Residents Are Saying

The superior staff receives frequent praise. One reviewer shared, “My dear mother has been lovingly cared for by the kind, attentive staff at New Dawn for almost a year. I stop in to see mom almost daily and have a clear, constant picture of the staff, their attentiveness, the level of understanding they have for the residents’ dementia, and their responsiveness to each of them as individuals.”

Reviews: 3.3 out of 5 stars; 40 reviews

Phone: (719) 602-4953

Address: 4185 Briargate Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Web: newdawncoloradosprings.com

Sunrise of University Park

  • Resident Capacity: 70
  • Room Types: Studio, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: Studio $4,100 with medication management, $4,700 with medication management, care costs increase with needs

Sunrise at University Park in Colorado Springs is a small community that provides assisted living, memory care and respite stays. Residents live in Reminiscence Neighborhoods that are specially designed for people dealing with memory loss. A designated Life Enrichment Manager trained in Validation Therapy is assigned to each resident to act as a source of constant support while learning each of the resident’s personal preferences. These likes and dislikes become the foundation of the Individualized Service Plan, which includes eight activities or programs that provide opportunities to Live With Purpose. Living spaces at Sunrise promote as much independence as possible while still maintaining a safe, secure environment. Private rooms and companion suites adjoin community areas for easy navigation. There’s a strong emphasis here on letting residents live comfortably on their own terms, including welcoming their beloved pets to Sunrise.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers often comment on the caring staff here. One shared, “I went to Sunrise for my dad. It was one of my favorites. They were playing bingo the first time I went, and it seemed like there was a lot going on. There were vans coming back with people that had been out of the community.”

Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars; 53 reviews

Phone: (719) 569-8373

Address: 2105 University Park Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Web: sunriseseniorliving.com

The Palisades at Broadmoor Park

  • Resident Capacity: 125
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $4750 for memory care, $4600 for assisted living, $4450 for independent living

The Palisades at Broadmoor Park is a senior living facility offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. The memory care neighborhood at this community is called Connections for Living and is focused on relationship-based care and strengthening relationships between residents and their families as well as residents and care staff. The memory care program at this community is focused on four cornerstones of wellness to meet residents’ physical and emotional needs in a comfortable, homelike environment.

What Residents Are Saying

“I visited The Palisades. The food was really stupendous. I was very fond of it. It was probably gourmet-level food,” says one online reviewer. Another reviewer commends the “genuine feeling of care and compassion” at this community. Reviewers also praise the facility’s cleanliness, with one stating, “Property is very clean, and residents are happy and well taken care of.”

Reviews: 4.36 out of 5 stars; 133 reviews

Phone: (719) 266-2229

Address: 4547 Palisades Park View, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Web: mbkseniorliving.com

The Retreat at Sunny Vista

  • Resident Capacity: Call for details
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Assisted Living and Memory Care start at $4,700 per month

The Retreat at Sunny Vista offers assisted living and memory care in 66 well-appointed apartments and suites. An elevated dining program lets assisted living residents choose between two mealtime venues, while memory care residents can help prep meals in the Country Kitchen. Pet-friendly memory care apartments include private studio and bath options and two-bedroom companion suites with shared bath. The specialized care professionals support residents with Rhythms Dementia Services, learning each person’s natural rhythm of life and adapting to it. The Retreat has made a large investment in resident-centered technology, including the Bwell & Move testing platform for reducing falls and improving balance, mobility and strength. Coro Health music therapy reduces agitation, while the Assist2Hear system reduces background noise for those with hearing loss. A secured courtyard enables relaxed time in the Colorado Springs sunshine, and memory games played on a large touchscreen computer keep residents engaged.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers appreciate the beautiful, well-kept facility and the all-inclusive pricing. One husband of a resident wrote, “Other facilities have a tiered care system that costs more as a resident requires more care. Sunny Vista has one single Room and Board charge that includes whatever level of care is needed.”

Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars; 24 reviews

Phone: (719) 377-6735

Address: 2450 E. Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Web: sunnyretreat.org

ViewPointe

  • Resident Capacity: 107
  • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Assisted Living starting at $3,430 per month. Independent Living starting at $2,130 per month. Memory Care starting at $3,250 per month.

ViewPointe is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and offers assisted living, independent living and memory care services for seniors. The pet-friendly facility offers restaurant-style dining, catering for family, special events and a private dining room for special parties. Residents can participate in fitness programs and sing-alongs. They can embark on group outings to local attractions or attend religious services in the on-site chapel. Along with plenty of lounging areas stocked with books and magazines, a billiard table is also available for seniors to enjoy. ViewPointe offers a variety of alternative therapies to help ease any anxieties or other behaviors residents may experience, including pet therapy, life skills stations and a multisensory Snoezelen lounge, which offers water features, low lighting and soothing sounds and scents.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members and visitors give high marks to the facility for the number of activities available to residents and the quality staff members. One online reviewer said, “Viewpointe was a great community. It had a great environment and atmosphere, and the staff was very helpful. There were always activities going on.”

Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars; 38 reviews

Phone: (719) 470-2567

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

Web: viewpointeco.com

Bonaventure of Colorado Springs

  • Resident Capacity: 22
  • Room Types: Private 350 sf. Studio and Shared 560 sf. Studio, fully furnished included
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Semi-private $5,300, Private with bathroom $5,800; includes cable, long distance, utilities, weekly laundry, and care prices lock upon entrance

The Bonaventure Senior Living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, strives to provide an exceptional lifestyle for its residents, creating a Retirement Perfected way of living. Constantly finding ways to impress, it has continuously brought in innovative services that made the community different from ten or five years ago. Knowing that not everyone’s idea of perfection is the same, its team boasts agility and flexibility to quickly respond to residents’ needs and expectations, allowing the community to evolve. State-of-the-art memory care treatment techniques are in place, and the staff undergoes continuing education to better support the residents. There are special memory care activities to nourish the mind and body, such as various types of therapies, special entertainment and live performances. Believing that caring for loved ones with memory loss is a difficult process, the facility also offers education and support groups for families.

What Residents Are Saying

The community’s wide range of activities received praises on online reviews, with one reviewer saying, “The seniors seemed very happy as you walk through, and there was a lot going on.” Families also appreciate the responsive staff as a husband expressed, “Every request I made was met quickly and with great care.”

Reviews: 3.42 out of 5 stars; 66 reviews

Phone: (719) 301-4079

Address: 9112 Grand Cordera Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO 80924

Web: bonaventuresenior.com