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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Cary, NC for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Cary, North Carolina
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Cary
  • Paying for Memory Care in Cary
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Cary
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Cary
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cary

What to Consider About Memory Care in Cary

Memory Care facilities in Cary and all of North Carolina are licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation. This division of the Department of Health and Human Services also oversees facilities to ensure they follow all regulations relating to senior care in the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Cary

 

  • There are 206 physicians per 100,000 people in Cary, a number that’s close to the national average. Seniors in the city have access to hospitals in both Cary and Raleigh. Duke Raleigh Hospital is one option that has specialists in geriatric medicine available. 
  • Cary is located less than 20 miles from Duke University, which is home to an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. This center provides education and outreach regarding Alzheimer’s disease and conducts studies into the cause and prevention of the condition. The university also has the Dementia Family Support Program, which hosts memory cafes and support groups in the local area. 
  • Cary has been a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities since 2022. The city is committed to creating a community that is great for people of all ages.
  • Air quality in Cary is excellent, with the State of the Air 2023 Report giving Durham County A grades for both ozone and 24-hour particle pollution. The clean air in the area may have health benefits for seniors with respiratory concerns. 
  • The crime rate in Cary is 10 crimes per 1,000 residents. This is one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for a city of its size. Rates of both violent crime and property crime are well below the state and national averages, making it a good choice for safety-conscious seniors. 
  • The overall cost of living in Cary is almost 6% higher than the national average. Despite this, the city may still be a budget-friendly choice for older adults. Health care costs are 5% lower than the national average, allowing seniors to save money for memory care. In addition, the state doesn’t tax Social Security income, and all prescription medications are exempt from sales taxes.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Cary

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Seniors in Cary can expect to pay an average of $6,735 per month for memory care.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of memory care in Cary is expensive when compared to both state and national averages. Seniors pay $1,722 more than the North Carolina average and $1,110 more than the U.S. average. Cary is also less affordable than nearby surveyed cities. Durham’s costs are $735 lower than Cary’s, while seniors in Rocky Mount pay $1,147 per month less than those in Cary. Fayetteville and Goldsboro are significantly more affordable than Cary, with price differences of $2,985 and $3,360, respectively. 

Cary

$6,735

North Carolina

$5,013

United States

$5,625

Durham

$6,000

Rocky Mount

$5,588

Goldsboro

$3,375

Fayetteville

$3,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $6,735 per month, memory care is one of the most expensive senior care options in Cary. Older adults may find that another option is better for their needs and budget. Adult day health care is the most affordable at $1,300 per month, while seniors receiving help at home pay $4,957 for both in-home care and home health care. Assisted living costs an average of $5,388 monthly. Nursing homes are the only option more expensive than memory care, with an average cost of $6,996 per month. 

Memory Care

$6,735

In-Home Care

$4,957

Home Health Care

$4,957

Adult Day Health Care

$1,300

Assisted Living Facility

$5,388

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,996

Note: Data for Cary was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Raleigh, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Cary

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

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in North Carolina

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 Cary

Cary 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 Cary, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cary

 

Cary Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in North Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in North Carolina

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Sunrise of Cary

My wife moved into Sunrise of Cary. We like the location and the quality of the program. The staff is well trained, very competent, and friendly. They have a wide variety of menu items, usually a...

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Theresa

I visited this facility

Review of Sunrise of Cary

The apartments at Sunrise of Cary were clean and nice. The memory care unit we saw would have been a problem with us because there was a step to the shower so they would have ended up having to...

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Shelley

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale MacArthur Park

Brookdale MacArthur Park was clean, even though it was going through some renovation. It was on a smaller scale facility than I was expecting. There were only 12 or 13 residents, but they seemed to...

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