“Our beautiful home and setting is really hard to beat,” says Executive Director Michelle Belochi. “That paired with an exceptional resident-to-caregiver ratio in our not-too-big communities and excellent standards of care make The Academy Bella Vista the premier choice for memory care. The wonderful residents and their families make Belochi’s job most rewarding, but it’s a throughtful team of caregivers that make all the difference, she says. “The Academy’s mission to be a community of excellence that fosters meaningful living in an intimate environment of grace and beauty makes this a very special place. We are a family. We love working here and we love living here.” 2762 Bella Vista Lane, Boulder, 303.938.1920, theacademyboulder.com/bellavista.

Runner Up: Balfour Retirement Community, 1331 Hecla Drive, Louisville, 303.867.6400, balfourcare.com.