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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Cumberland County, NC for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Cumberland County is $4,747 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Cumberland County

The Alzheimer's Association estimates there are 170,000 people in North Carolina with Alzheimer's disease. The organization estimates this figure to grow to 210,000 by 2025, an increase of 23.5 percent.

In Cumberland County, NC, there are 332,546 people, 11.8 percent of whom are 65 or over, which is about 39,240 seniors. To accommodate those who require memory care, there are four memory care facilities — three are located in Fayetteville and one in Hope Mills. In Cumberland County, as in the rest of the state, memory care facilities are officially referred to as Special Care Units   (SCUs). 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Cumberland County has pleasant weather throughout much of the year. Summers tend to be on the hot side, as the average high in July is around 91 degrees, and seniors can cool off from the heat in memory care communities with plenty of air conditioning. The area also receives minimal snow in the winter, only 2 inches a year on average.
  • The cost of living in Cumberland County is very low, making it an affordable place for seniors and their families to live. On Sperling's cost of living index, which takes into account costs such as housing, food, utilities and other expenses, Cumberland County falls at 86.5, which is below North Carolina's average of 96 and the national average of 100.
  • Fayetteville, the largest city in Cumberland County, recently tied for first place in the American Lung Association's city rankings of the cleanest U.S. cities. Fayetteville tied for first for the cleanest metropolitan area in the country for ozone levels and for 24-hour particle pollution. 
  • Taxes in North Carolina are generally affordable, since property taxes are low and sales tax is about average nationally. For seniors collecting retirement income, pensions, 401ks and IRAs are all taxed according to the state's income tax rate of 5.499 percent. Social Security income, however, is entirely tax exempt. 

Paying for Memory Care in Cumberland County

Memory Care costs in Cumberland County start around $4,747 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cumberland 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

Wake County

$6,967

US

$5,743

Johnston County

$5,619

Pender County

$5,530

Moore County

$5,042

Cumberland County

$4,747

Lenoir County

$4,326

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Cumberland 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 Cumberland County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cumberland County

Cumberland 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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Lynda

I visited this facility

Review of Harmony at Hope Mills

Harmony at Hope Mills was very nice, and I have that on my list to revisit. It's one of my choices. I concentrated on the memory care, but I saw both assisted living and memory care. I liked it....

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ReviewerFC072723A

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

Review of The Addison of Fayetteville

My mother has moved into The Addison of Fayetteville. She's in memory care. The place is clean. They've been really good about alerting us to anything wrong with her. The interaction with the staff...

Provider response

Our team is focused on providing a great quality of life for your loved one. Always feel free to visit and share your experiences with us.

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Aaron

I visited this facility

Review of The A.R.C., The Alzheimer's Related Care Community

When I visited the The A.R.C., The Alzheimer's Related Care Community, I thought the staff member was very nice knowledgeable, and cordial. I would give her a high rating. The facility in my view...

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