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Best of Aurora Senior Living

Finding the best for our families is something we should all strive to accomplish. That goal should include locating the ideal senior living community for them to live once the time comes. Numerous options fill the Aurora and surrounding area, including award winners deemed worthy by SeniorAdvisor. SeniorAdvisor.com offers a full selection of facility names so you can take tours and make your picks based on your desires and needs.

Assisted Living Communities

Hoping for a long-term residence where you can get extra help when needed? An assisted living community is the ideal choice as it offers a nursing staff who can provide transportation, handle cooking and cleaning, and even help you bathe. Anytime you need help, call upon a staff member, and they will come to your rescue. Exercising and social activities are encouraged at these facilities so you can stay on your feet and remain as healthy as possible.

Roughly 25 minutes away in Denver, Harvard Square got rated the best in assisted living. The four-story building offers beautifully landscaped grounds that residents are free to roam. Inside the facility, seniors can enjoy the library, gift shop, billiards room, laundry facilities, and various activity areas. There are daily games and groups held for people to join.

More than 50 reviews on SeniorAdvisor makes it easy to see why Harvard Square got added to the winner’s list. A tour-taker noted that he “liked seeing people interacting with each other.” All residents dine in the hall together and get to participate in activities and groups on a daily basis. It allows everyone to socialize and find fast friends.

Memory Care Facilities

Assisted living communities also offer memory care services. Many times, the two get combined into one location, with basic assisted living on one side and memory care on the other. You get any help you need with an emphasis on retaining your memory through specialized techniques. This area of the facility is locked down, so seniors with dementia do not get away thinking they are in the wrong place while their memories are slipping.

Rated the best for Alzheimer’s care, Juniper Village at Aurora earns high praises for its memory care facility. All residents partake in the same program that focuses on offering a therapeutic environment. Wellness is a significant component, ensuring each person gets the exercise and routine they need to improve their well-being. Your loved one can walk the grounds and explore the area while they are kept safe with a door security system and resident-to-staff call system.

Residents and their family members all seem to agree that the emphasis on memory care was vital to their decision in choosing this facility. The staff takes great care of the people who live there, and many have even stayed for ten years or more, helping people see how dedicated the employees are at this facility. One woman says the activities leader “made it her business to always be smiling and comforting to the family.”

Chelsea Place Memory Care offers a second award-winning option in the city of Aurora. The management team stays on top of all cases to ensure the right care plans are in effect for each resident. The staff is extremely attentive and caring.

Reviewers agree with these sentiments. One resident’s child said they were pleased with the service their father received. “They were very attentive to his needs and helped him the best way they were able to with his memory care,” the person shared. Another person states the caregivers are exceptional, “as is the rest of the staff.”

Independent Living Communities 

If you want the freedom to do anything you want, move to an independent living community. You may have to pay a hefty expense, but it is worth it when you see all it includes. You not only get to have an apartment space to yourself, but you can also utilize the many amenities on-site that make the place feel like a stay at a resort.

Five-star amenities and service get offered at the Cherry Creek Retirement Village. While the facility is often known as an assisted living location, independence is the primary focus at this location. It earned its Best of Senior Living award in 2015. The establishment is not far away from town, giving you plenty opportunity to get out and explore the city. There are also plenty of activities available on-site.

With more than 30 reviews, it is not hard to see why this community made the winner’s list. One reviewer’s mother was at the facility prior to November 2015. She states, “they were making lots of improvements when we were there, to make it even more comfortable than it already was.” No doubt Cherry Creek won its award that year thanks to the many improvements it made.

Residential Senior Homes

Residential senior homes offer a smaller setting than any of the other options. A few seniors reside in one household together, rather than having dozens of people with an apartment or room within a building. You essentially live in a typical house, with a different room offered to each resident. Everyone shares the common areas, such as the living room, bathroom, and kitchen, but you still get your own space. It is just like living with roommates, although a caregiver stays on-site or at least comes by regularly to offer assistance.

Life Quality Homes #4 Loma Linda is roughly an hour away in Colorado Springs. Residents feel safe and secure thanks to the fenced-in backyard that lets people roam without wandering away. The staff is hand-picked, and all have passed background checks and undergone training to ensure they are the right fit for the home. The staff members pay attention to personal care details and will help residents bathe, dress, and even do their hair up nicely if they desire.

The best senior communities in Aurora and surrounding cities of Colorado made it on the SeniorAdvisor list. Take a look at the options nearest you and see what choices you have when it comes time to make a move.

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