10 Memory Care Facilities near Chapel Hill, NC
There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Chapel Hill area, with 8 in Chapel Hill and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Chapel Hill is $5,538 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Durham with an average starting cost of $5,365.
To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Chapel Hill. On average, consumers rate memory care in Chapel Hill 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Durham with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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8 Memory Care Facilities in Chapel Hill, NC
2 Memory Care Facilities near Chapel Hill, NC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill is one of the three cities in North Carolina that define the Research Triangle, an area characterized by high-tech companies and educational institution. In a state where about 160,000 people have dementia, 10.4 percent of Chapel Hill's population of 60,000, is comprised of seniors. This area has 10 memory care facilities, eight of which are in Chapel Hill itself. These facilities are for residents with conditions such as Alzheimer's and dementia. The Division of Health Service Regulation regulates memory care facilities in North Carolina.
- Chapel Hill’s climate is favorable for senior citizens. Its comfort rating is 63 on a scale of one to 100, indicating this city has a comparatively large number of sunny days and low humidity. Chapel Hill receives about four inches of snow each year, compared to the U.S. average of 26 inches. However, it also receives 46 inches of rain, significantly more than the U.S. average of 39 inches. The average low temperature during January is about 29 degrees, while the average high in July is about 89 degrees.
- Seniors on a budget will need to consider Chapel Hill’s high overall cost of living, which is 30 percent greater than the U.S. average. Most of this high cost of living is due to housing, which averages almost double the national average. Health is six percent higher, while groceries are almost seven percent lower; other basic living expenses are within five percent.
- Senior citizens in need of memory care will generally be safer in Chapel Hill than most other cities in the U.S. The rate of violent crime in this city is 12.4 on a scale of one to 100, with one indicating the lowest crime rate. In comparison, the national average is 31.1, and the average in North Carolina is 28.9. However, the rate of property crimes in Chapel Hill is 39.6, slightly higher than the national average of 38.1 but less than the state average of 43.8.
- The air quality in Chapel Hill is healthy for senior citizens, especially those with existing respiratory conditions. This city is in Durham County, which has a passing grade on particle pollution from the American Lung Association. The particle pollution grade is B, while the ozone level has a grade of B. The level of particle pollution in Chapel Hill dropped steadily from 2000 to 2012, achieving a passing score for the first time in 2006.
Paying for Memory Care in Chapel Hill
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in North Carolina
Memory Care costs in Chapel Hill start around $5,538 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill
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 Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill-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.
Other Options in Chapel Hill, NC
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Chapel Hill
Review of Brookdale Meadowmont
When it wasn't convenient for the management to keep my mother in their dementia unit they "hospital dumped" her. After 4 years and nearly $300,000 in fees they sent her to the emergency room with... Read more
Review of Chatham Ridge Assisted Living
I chose Chatham Ridge Assisted Living because I was impressed with my visit. I liked what they said about their approach in caring for residents in their assisted living. It's a beautiful community... Read more
Review of Chatham Ridge Assisted Living
Chatham Ridge Assisted Living has assisted living and there's also a small unit for dementia patients. My wife is in the small unit and we're hoping that she will move to assisted living shortly. T... Read more