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What to Consider About Memory Care in Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County, NC, is located in the south-central part of the state. The population of Cabarrus County as of July 2017 was 206,872 people, 13 percent of whom are 65 or over, or about 26,893 seniors. Some of these people live with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, out of North Carolina's some 10.2 million residents, there are 170,000 people with Alzheimer's disease. This number is expected to increase by 23.5 percent to 210,000 by 2025.

Three memory care facilities are in Concord, NC, to accommodate those residents who require memory care. North Carolina officially refers to memory care facilities as Special Care Units (SCUs). 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • The cost of living in Cabarrus County is quite affordable and about on par with the state average. On Sperling's cost of living index, which takes into account the cost of housing, food, utilities and other expenses, Cabarrus County scores a 100, equal to the national average and slightly below the number for North Carolina's average, which is 96.
  • The climate in Cabarrus County tends to be rather comfortable, especially in the spring and summer. The average July high is on the hot side at 91 degrees, but seniors can escape the heat in facilities with plenty of air conditioning. The area also receives an average of 214 sunny days a year.
  • Cabarrus County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • The Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC statistical area, which includes Cabarrus County, recently tied for first place in the American Lung Association's rankings for being the cleanest metropolitan area in the country for 24-hour particle pollution.

Paying for Memory Care in Cabarrus County

Memory Care costs in Cabarrus County start around $6,520 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cabarrus County 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.

Counties in North Carolina

Gaston County

$7,005

Cabarrus County

$6,520

Iredell County

$5,981

US

$5,694

Mecklenburg County

$5,633

Catawba County

$5,625

Davidson County

$5,330

Montgomery County

$4,250

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Cabarrus County

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 Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County 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 Cabarrus County, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Carol

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Ann Street Senior Living

Ann St Senior Living has been such a blessing for our family. My husband stayed at Ann St until he passed away this past Sunday. He was there for almost 14 months. He thrived in the community...

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Tony

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Drake

The Drake is very nice. It looks like they have plenty of activities. It's very organized. The staff seems to be very active around my mother and all the rest of the residents, and I like that....

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Danna

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Concord Parkway

Brookdale Concord Parkway was a very professional place. The environment was nice, and the facility was nice. Overall, everything was nice - the dining room, the staff, the atmosphere, and the...

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