3 Memory Care Facilities in Craven County, NC

3 Memory Care Facilities in Craven County, NC

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Caring Star 2016

Croatan Village

Provides: Memory Care
4522 Old Cherry Point Rd, New Bern, NC 28560
"Croatan Village is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community nestled on the edge of the scenic Croatan National Forest located in historic New Bern, North Carolina. Just minutes from the..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Courtyards at Berne Village

Provides: Memory Care
2701 Amhurst Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562
"Courtyards at Berne Village goes beyond senior housing. We strive to provide a distinctive lifestyle filled with friendships, endless activities, and exceptional attention to detail. From all day..." More

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Home Place of New Bern

Provides: Memory Care
1309 McCarthy Boulevard, New Bern, NC 28562
"Home Place of New Bern offers compassionate senior care in New Bern, NC. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Craven County

    According to the Alzheimer's Association, approximately 170,000 people in North Carolina are living with Alzheimer's disease out of the state's 10.3 million residents. In Craven County, situated on the East Coast of North Carolina, there are 102,912 residents, 18.5% of whom are 65 or over, which is about 19,038 people. To accommodate these individuals who may require memory care, there are three memory care facilities, all located in New Bern.

    In North Carolina, memory care communities are known as Special Care Units (SCUs), and exist within a type of assisted living residence (ALR) called Adult Care Homes (ACHs).

    • Craven County, NC, is one of the most comfortable places to live in the state. Craven County averages about 214 sunny days a year, and the average high in July is 90 degrees, so it's important for seniors to have access to plenty of air conditioning. Winters are relatively mild, as the area averages around 2 inches of snow each year. The area ranks 72/100 on Sperling's Comfort Index.
    • If good weather wasn't enough, the cost of living in Craven County is another great reason to move there, as it's very affordable for seniors. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100 and the state average is 96, Craven County's cost of living is 87.
    • Violent crime is low in Craven County. On a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Craven County scores a 16.8, below the state average of 21.4. Property crime is a bit higher, so families of seniors seeking memory care may want to ask about available security measures. Property crime in Craven County is 48.7 on this same scale, which is above North Carolina's average of 37.7.
    • Craven County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as CarolinaEast Neurology at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Memory Care in Craven County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in North Carolina

    $5,872.00 Carteret County
    $5,445.00 Pitt County
    $5,180.00 Pender County
    $5,057.00 US
    $4,800.00 Duplin County
    $4,421.00 Craven County
    $4,326.00 Lenoir County

    Memory Care costs in Craven County start around $4,421 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.

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

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Craven 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 Craven County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Craven County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Craven County

    Craven 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.

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