The Details

Name Of Facility or Community: New Dawn Memory Care

Type of Facility: Memory Care and Respite Care

Phone:  (720) 773-7160

Location: Aurora

Address: 2000 South Blackhawk Street, Aurora, Colorado, 80014

Nearby Major Cross-Streets: I-225 and Iliff Avenue

Cost: New Dawn Memory Care costs $5,800-$6,800 per month, with all care included.

Types of Units: Private studio apartments.

Size Of Facility: At New Dawn Memory Care, there are 48 studio apartments, all with private bathrooms. The apartments are located in three cottages, in which residents are grouped by similar mental acuity levels.

Ratio Of Staff To Residents: The ratio is 1 staff member to 6-7 residents.

Meals and Dining Options: Three meals per day, snacks, and beverages are included in the monthly cost. Meals are served in restaurant-style dining, with menus created by a registered dietician. House-made specials are prepared with fresh, quality ingredients.

Amenities: The grounds at New Dawn Memory Care are beautiful, with gardens, walking paths, and a gazebo. Skylights in the living rooms and dining rooms of each cottage bring in abundant natural light. Private dining rooms are available for family meals.

Regularly Scheduled Activities: At New Dawn Memory Care, there’s range of activities that promote wellness and independence. The activities and events are designed to stimulate the body, mind, and spirit.

Individual Transportation: None, but will coordinate with independent transportation providers as needed.

Group Transportation: Scheduled group transportation is provided for activities and outings.

On-Site Services: There’s a beauty salon inside New Dawn Memory Care. Once a month, beautician students provide free haircuts. Physicians, a podiatrist, and a dentist come in regularly.

Pet Policies: Yes cats and dogs (under 50 pounds) are allowed at New Dawn Memory Care, with management approval. There’s a one-time, $500 refundable deposit.

Smoking: No, New Dawn Memory Care is a non-smoking community.

Religious Affiliation/Options: There are no religious affiliations. Non-denominational church services are held on Sundays, twice a month.

Emergency Call System: There are emergency call system pull cords in all of the bedrooms and bathrooms at New Dawn Memory Care.

Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is included in the monthly fee.

Memory Care: Yes, New Dawn Memory Care specializes in memory care.

Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided. Residents or their families must provide supplies or purchase an in-house, incontinence plan.

Wound Care: Residents must bring in their own home health agency to handle wound care.

Diabetic Care: Diabetic needs are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Residents with diabetes may need home health agency support.

Therapy Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services can be brought in.

Skilled Nursing Services: No, but home health agencies can provide skilled nursing services as needed.

Hospice and Palliative Care: Yes, hospice care and palliative care can be brought in.

Secured Environment: Yes, the environment at New Dawn Memory Care is secured.

Year Built/Opened: New Dawn Memory Care opened in 2009 and was remodeled in 2016.

Lease Terms: The lease terms at New Dawn Memory Care are month-to-month. The facility or the resident can terminate the lease at any point, with 30 days notice.

Age Restrictions: At New Dawn Memory Care, there are no age restrictions.

Accepts Medicaid: No, New Dawn Memory Care does not accept Medicaid.

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