Located in the south-central portion of the state along the South Carolina border, Charlotte is North Carolina’s most populous city. Approximately 875,000 people call the city home with over 10% aged 65 and older. As with many other cities across the state, Charlotte has a growing issue with the number of Alzheimer’s cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths rose from 368 to 384 from 2014 to 2018 for a total increase of 4.35%. In comparison, the total for all deaths during that same period rose from 3,934 to 4,497, a 14.31% increase.

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other memory care issues have several options for long-term care and memory care treatment in Charlotte. These centers provide a safe and loving environment, specialized nursing care and activities and therapies designed specifically for those with cognitive impairments. This guide covers the cost of memory care in comparison with the state and national averages. It also includes a list of free and low-cost resources to help improve seniors’ quality of life.

Memory Care Facilities in Charlotte, NC

2014

Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

5804 Old Providence Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226

My wife has been in Brookdale Carriage Club Providence for a month now, and it’s been great. She is in the memory care, and her room is very nice. We like it a lot. They have a very good and caring st … (read more)
My wife has been in Brookdale Carriage Club Providence for a month now, and it’s been great. She is in the memory care, and her room is very nice. We like it a lot. They have a very good and caring st … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2016

Brookdale South Charlotte

5515 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226

Brookdale South Charlotte was a very nice facility. The staff was very friendly. The residents in the memory care unit itself seemed very happy. It’s very clean in appearance. The rooms were nice, but … (read more)
Brookdale South Charlotte was a very nice facility. The staff was very friendly. The residents in the memory care unit itself seemed very happy. It’s very clean in appearance. The rooms were nice, but … (read more)

Sunrise on Providence

5114 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226

Sunrise on Providence was the other one that I went to visit that had a hoyer lift, but we cannot afford them. It’s beautiful and they were nice, but all the bells and whistles that they had were why … (read more)
Sunrise on Providence was the other one that I went to visit that had a hoyer lift, but we cannot afford them. It’s beautiful and they were nice, but all the bells and whistles that they had were why … (read more)

Brighton Gardens of Charlotte

6000 Park South Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28210

My mother has lived at Brighton Gardens for 5 years. Initially she lived in assisted living and then transferred to the dementia unit where she has been for the last 18 months. There is high turnover … (read more)
My mother has lived at Brighton Gardens for 5 years. Initially she lived in assisted living and then transferred to the dementia unit where she has been for the last 18 months. There is high turnover … (read more)

The Post at Providence

4416 Esherwood Lane, Charlotte, NC, 28270

This place is fantastic. Very homey with an excellent staff. My father spent his last few months of life at The Post and we could not have been happier with his care and comfort there. Music plays … (read more)
This place is fantastic. Very homey with an excellent staff. My father spent his last few months of life at The Post and we could not have been happier with his care and comfort there. Music plays … (read more)

2012

The Pines on Carmel

5820 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28226

Charlotte Square was a very nice facility. The memory care unit is separate from the main building. The staff was very friendly. The rooms were very nice. I saw more of the people out doing things the … (read more)
Charlotte Square was a very nice facility. The memory care unit is separate from the main building. The staff was very friendly. The rooms were very nice. I saw more of the people out doing things the … (read more)

Preston House

4910 Harris Woods Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28269

Preston House is clean and professional. The staff was very caring and very professional. We know that our parents will be in good hands. The rooms were functional, clean, and up to date. It’s an olde … (read more)
Preston House is clean and professional. The staff was very caring and very professional. We know that our parents will be in good hands. The rooms were functional, clean, and up to date. It’s an olde … (read more)

CoHomes Boutique Senior Living

11308 Harrowfield Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28226


Senior Retreat at Park Crossing

10408 Avondale Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28210


Blissful Living Senior Care

8901 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, NC, 28215

It is a difficult decision we face when it is time to place your loved one under someone else’s care. My family had the good fortune of my mom living under the care of Angela, Martin, Felicia and st … (read more)
It is a difficult decision we face when it is time to place your loved one under someone else’s care. My family had the good fortune of my mom living under the care of Angela, Martin, Felicia and st … (read more)

TerraBella Little Avenue

7745 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28226


Brookdale South Park

5326 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209

My mother just moved into Brookdale South Park. What made me move there was its close proximity to where mom was. She’s in memory care and they were very helpful in getting us what we needed to move i … (read more)
My mother just moved into Brookdale South Park. What made me move there was its close proximity to where mom was. She’s in memory care and they were very helpful in getting us what we needed to move i … (read more)

Charter Senior Living of Charlotte

3610 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC, 28211

It is nice and the layout is nice. It’s very clean and it didn’t smell. The person during the visit was very professional, very caring, and interested in your needs. The food I had was nice. Everythin … (read more)
It is nice and the layout is nice. It’s very clean and it didn’t smell. The person during the visit was very professional, very caring, and interested in your needs. The food I had was nice. Everythin … (read more)

Unlimited Possibilities

7245 City View Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28211


Lakeside Place, Inc.

7725 Linda Lake Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215


2016

Summit Place of Southpark

2101 Runnymede Ln, Charlotte, NC, 28209

My mother-in-law was a resident of Summit Place of South Park. She has passed on now, but she stayed there. She started out in assisted living, and went all the way through to hospice. She was in assi … (read more)
My mother-in-law was a resident of Summit Place of South Park. She has passed on now, but she stayed there. She started out in assisted living, and went all the way through to hospice. She was in assi … (read more)

Aldersgate

3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215


The Laurels & The Haven in Highland Creek

6101 Clarke Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC, 28269

The Laurels & The Haven in Highland Creek is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, near the Clarke Creek pool and close to shopping centers and churches. The Laurels provides studios and one- or t … (read more)
The Laurels & The Haven in Highland Creek is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, near the Clarke Creek pool and close to shopping centers and churches. The Laurels provides studios and one- or t … (read more)

Legacy Heights Senior Living Community

11230 Ballantyne Trace Court, Charlotte, NC, 28277

My husband was in Legacy Heights Community, and I would not recommend that place ever. He was in the memory care unit there. He had jewelry stolen, he would always beg me not to say anything because t … (read more)
My husband was in Legacy Heights Community, and I would not recommend that place ever. He was in the memory care unit there. He had jewelry stolen, he would always beg me not to say anything because t … (read more)

2016

Wickshire Steele Creek

13600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28278


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Charlotte

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in North Carolina. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Charlotte

The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation monitors long-term care communities in Charlotte and throughout the state. The agency is responsible for overseeing nursing care, activities of daily living, health and safety, rooms and other necessary services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Charlotte

  • Charlotte has several top-ranked hospitals for the treatment of accidents, injuries and illnesses. The Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center is the number one hospital in Charlotte according to U.S. News and World Report as of 2021. The hospital performs well in four specialties and 14 procedures, including cancer care, neuroscience, surgery, trauma, pain management and transplants. Other hospitals in the area include the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
  • The Mecklenburg Transportation System (MTS) provides transportation for seniors aged 60 and older throughout Charlotte and the surrounding area. Rides are available for medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands and scheduled outings. All rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, and all vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
  • Compared to the national average, Charlotte is an affordable city for retirees thanks to its low cost of living. Seniors can expect to pay less for groceries, housing, utilities and transportation. From a tax standpoint, North Carolina is a moderately friendly state for seniors. Social Security and other retirement benefits aren’t taxed.
  • Charlotte has approximately 218 sunny days per year with July highs around 90 degrees and January lows around 30 degrees. The city only gets around 2 inches of snow per year, which may be ideal for those who are trying to escape colder temperatures up north.
  • Water quality is above average in the Charlotte area. This metric is very closely related to drinking water quality.

Paying for Memory Care in Charlotte

Memory care tends to cost between 20-30% more than assisted living due to the services provided, so we added 25% to the average cost of assisted living. Charlotte seniors can expect to pay around $5,500 per month according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The state of North Carolina on a whole is less than the Charlotte average at $5,013. The national average is $125 more than the Charlotte area. Comparing other cities around the state can help seniors locate the most affordable location to retire. Greensboro is one of the least expensive areas at $4,750, while Raleigh, Wilmington and Asheville are a few of the most expensive cities at $6,735, $6,568 and $6,248 respectively.

$5500

Charlotte

$5013

North Carolina

$5625

The United States

$6248

Asheville

$4750

Greensboro

$6735

Raleigh

$6568

Wilmington

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When deciding on the best type of care, it’s important to consider potential costs to stay on budget. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at $1,192 per month. Seniors who want to stay in their own homes pay around $4,668 for homemaker services or $4,767 for a home health aide. An assisted living community costs around $4,400. The most extensive level of care is provided in nursing homes with a semiprivate room costing around $7,756 and a private room averaging $8,608.

$5500

Memory Care

$4668

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$1192

Adult Day Health Care

$4400

Assisted Living Facility

$7756

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8608

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Charlotte

In Charlotte, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in North Carolina page.

More Ways to Pay 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 Charlotte

Charlotte and the state of North Carolina have multiple resources for individuals with memory care issues. These programs help support research towards a cure and address the needs of those in memory care throughout the region.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 228-8738

The Dementia Alliance provides support to families and individuals through resources and education. The alliance also hosts events throughout the year with the proceeds going to memory care research. These events include sponsored bike rides, fashion shows and annual galas.

(919) 660-7510

Also known as the Aging Center Family Support Program, this initiative was one of the first support groups for individuals with memory disorders in the state. The program offers tips on supporting those with memory disorders, free telephone help, assistance in locating support groups, websites, educational programs and books. The program provides free consultations to individuals and families with memory care problems.

(919) 855-3462

Project CARE delivers programs and services that address the needs of those with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. Services include care consultations, caregiver education, community-based events and referrals.

(800) 272-3900

The local Alzheimer’s Association supports research, risk reduction and early detection of memory care issues in seniors. The association hosts a variety of awareness campaigns to help raise concern about Alzheimer’s and other memory issues.

(919) 855-3400

Dementia Capable North Carolina is a state task force against memory problems. The task force provides education, tries to reach underserved populations through education and distributes educational materials throughout the state.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Charlotte

Charlotte 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.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in North Carolina