2 Memory Care Facilities in Asheville, NC

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Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
4 Walden Ridge Drive, Asheville, NC 28803
"My father lived here for about 1.5 years after Mom had been his caregiver through the earlier stages of his dementia. Dad was comfortable here from the day he arrived. Staff members took time to..." More

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Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

Provides: Memory Care
41 Cobblers Way, Asheville, NC 28804
"Harmony at Reynolds Mountain is a new 169 unit senior living community with 90 Independent Living, 55 Assisted Living and 24 Secured Assisted Living units located at Reynolds Mountain Village, an..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Asheville

    Asheville area has two memory care facilities, which are primarily designed for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. These facilities are officially classified as adult care facilities in North Carolina and are regulated by the Division of Health Service Regulation. Asheville is the largest city in western North Carolina at a population of about 92,000. Its senior population is significantly above average at 17.1 percent.

    • Asheville’s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains gives it a cooler climate than most of North Carolina, which may require additional precautions to protect memory care residents. This city’s comfort rating on the Sperling Comfort Index is 55, just above the national average of 54. This rating is primarily based on the average number of days in the 70s during the year, although low humidity is also a factor. 
    • The cost of living is relatively high in Asheville at 13 percent above the U.S. average, so senior citizens on a fixed income will need to budget carefully. Housing accounts for the majority of this difference, which is 46 percent above average. Health care is also a significant expense, at 11 percent above average. However, groceries are about eight percent below average.
    • Tourism accounts for much of the high crime rate in Asheville, so additional safety measures will be needed to protect memory care residents in this city. Asheville’s rate of property crimes is 60.8 on a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime), as compared to 43.8 for North Carolina and 38.1 for the United States. The rate of violent crime in Asheville is 46.2, while the average rate of violent crime is 28.9 for the state and 31.1 nationally.
    • The overall air quality in Asheville is slightly better than average, so it should pose no special concerns for senior citizens with respiratory conditions. Asheville's air quality is 62 on the EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), compared to the U.S. average of 58. The NATA is based on a scale of one to 100, with a higher score indicating better air quality.

    Paying for Memory Care in Asheville

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in North Carolina

    $6,122.00 Asheville
    $5,895.00 Greer
    $5,000.00 Hendersonville
    $4,939.00 US
    $4,506.00 Sevierville
    $4,137.00 Greenville
    $3,892.00 Spartanburg
    $3,619.00 Johnson City

    Memory Care costs in Asheville start around $6,122 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Asheville and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Asheville

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

    Free Memory Care Resources in Asheville

    Asheville and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free memory care resources in Asheville, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Asheville

    Asheville-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in North Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Asheville

    • Review of Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge

      My father lived here for about 1.5 years after Mom had been his caregiver through the earlier stages of his dementia. Dad was comfortable here from the day he arrived. Staff members took time to bu... Read more

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    • Review of Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge

      Please consider fully your decision before placing a family member at this facility. My father received substandard care. I am saddened, but not surprised that my Dad passed away over a week ago (w... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge

      My husband is in Brookdale. It's excellent and great all the way around. They've been absolutely wonderful. It's clean, modern, comfortable, and cheerful. Everything is too expensive, but they're n... Read more

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