2850 Classic Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 $$$$ $7,000 and up per month* *Disclaimer
At Vi at Highlands Ranch, best-in-class living environments, well-appointed amenities and unexpected levels of service will make it feel like you retired to a luxury resort.
24-hour valet parking services in our underground garage for your vehicle
Alpine Mist Salon with full spa menu of services including cut and color, styling, manicure and pedicure
Foods prepared by chefs who have received customized training provided by the Culinary Institute of America on nutrition, healthy cooking and baking techniques, flavor dynamics, and food and wine pairing
Pet-friendly community with dog treats often available at the concierge desk, and resident-organized pet play dates
11901 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, CO 80012 $$$$ $7,000 and up per month* *Disclaimer
Family-style dining and snacks available 24 hours per day
Our Connections Activities program, offering therapeutic and diverse recreational and leisure activities, including music and art therapy, professional entertainers and weekly exercise program.
Specially-trained, licensed nursing professionals on call 24-hours per day, with ability to accommodate aging in place. In addition, a medical doctor and other licensed health care professionals specializing in Alzheimer's Disease provide staff education and clinical oversight to our care policies and procedures.
Scheduled transportation services for doctor's visits, outings and special events
Juniper's standard Wellness and Complementary Therapies Program. Additional Wellness and Complementary Therapies available on a fee-for-service basis.
1270 N. Ford Street, Golden, CO 80403 $$$ $5,000 to $7,000 per month* *Disclaimer
Community life at Golden Pond places a high priority on encouraging social interaction by offering festive holiday parties, religious services, cultural excursions, educational, entertainment and exercise programs that meet your lifestyle interests. Or you may choose the quiet solitude of a good book in your private apartment; the choice is always yours.
Dining at Golden Pond is an experience unto itself, with table service, choice of entrees, and even special accommodation for those with unique dietary restrictions. Our chef prepared menus include fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, and local favorites.
Our scheduled transportation service to medical appointments, local festivities, and churches will keep you well connected with the local community.
Other convenient services include housekeeping, laundry services, a 24-hour emergency calls system, and ample off street parking.
Whether you seek the quiet life or a socially active and stimulating environment, you have come to the right place.
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
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.