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12 Memory Care Communities in the Highlands Ranch Area

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Montage Ridge

Lakewood's Choice for Senior Living

  •  12791 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228 $$
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • 24-hour specially-trained on-site staff
  • Engaging activities
  • Apartment maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Vi at Highlands Ranch

Redefining Senior Living

  •  2850 Classic Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 $$$$
  • At Vi at Highlands Ranch, best-in-class living environments, well-appointed amenities and unexpected levels of service will make it feel like you retired to a luxury resort.
  • 24-hour valet parking services in our underground garage for your vehicle
  • Alpine Mist Salon with full spa menu of services including cut and color, styling, manicure and pedicure
  • Foods prepared by chefs who have received customized training provided by the Culinary Institute of America on nutrition, healthy cooking and baking techniques, flavor dynamics, and food and wine pairing
  • Pet-friendly community with dog treats often available at the concierge desk, and resident-organized pet play dates

Sunrise at Pinehurst

Welcome to Sunrise at Pinehurst

  •  5195 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80236 $$$
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

Brookdale Pinehurst Park

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  3790 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80236 $$$
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • All utilities except basic cable and telephone included
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • Parties, socials, hobby and game groups
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Sunrise at Orchard

From Our Home Cooked Meals to Our Community Cat & Dog, You'll Feel Right at Home.

  •  5975 South Holly Street, Littleton, CO 80121 $$
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, scheduled group trips and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Social and educational programs for families

Lincoln Meadows

This Feels Like Home.

  •  10001 S. Oswego St., Parker, CO 80134 $$$
  • Lincoln Meadows offers a continuum of care with retirement living, assisted living and memory care services in Parker.
  • Casual, yet elegant dining with restaurant-style menu choices
  • Coffee shop that serves coffee/tea/hot chocolate and cookies/fruit
  • State-of-the-art fitness and physical therapy center
  • Cozy lounges with fireplaces

Brookdale Greenwood Village

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  6450 South Boston Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 $$
  • Dynamic mountain view
  • Controlled access
  • Meticulously maintained grounds and landscaping
  • Convenient location
  • Beauty/barber shop

HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

This Feels Like Home.

  •  6383 East Girard Place, Denver, CO 80222 $$
  • HighPointe offers a continuum of care with assisted living and memory care services in Denver.
  • Casual, yet elegant dining with restaurant-style menu choices
  • Theater for ongoing resident entertainment
  • Cozy lounges with fireplaces
  • Full service beauty salon and day spa

Cadence Lakewood

A senior living community in Lakewood, CO with everything you want and need under one roof.

  •  3151 South Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80227 $$
  • Personalized service plans based on individual needs
  • Beautifully designed spaces for easy independent navigation
  • Secure outdoor garden space for relaxation or gardening activities
  • Restaurant-style dining with three daily meals and snacks at anytime
  • A full calendar of educational, cultural, entertainment and social events

Brookdale Parkplace

Colorado Senior Living at its Finest

  •  111 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218 $$$
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Step-in showers
  • Real wood trim, including wood windows and a wood encased glass balcony access door in your apartment
  • Plush wall-to-wall carpeting in your apartment
  • Sheer draperies

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.