The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Davidson County, NC for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Davidson County is $5,330 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Montgomery County with an average starting cost of $3,972.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for memory care facilities in Davidson County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Davidson County 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Davidson County, NC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Davidson County
North Carolina has 10.3 million residents, and of these, approximately 170,000 individuals are living with Alzheimer's disease, according to figures from the Alzheimer's Association. In Davidson County, North Carolina, part of the Winston-Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, there are approximately 29,823 people age 65 or over, or about 17.9% of the county's population of 166,614 people. Many of these seniors may require memory care, and there are four memory care facilities to accommodate them — three in Thomasville and one in Lexington.
Memory care facilities are known as Special Care Units, or SCUs, in North Carolina, and typically exist within Adult Care Homes (ACHs), which are classified as a type of assisted living residence (ALR).
- On Sperling's Comfort Index, Davidson County scores a 61 out of 100 — a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. Davidson County receives an average of 216 sunny days a year and only 4 inches of snow in the winter. This climate makes it an agreeable place for seniors, as long as they have access to plenty of air conditioning in the summer.
- Seniors and their families considering memory care in Davidson County may want to inquire about additional security measures, since property crime especially is on the higher side. On a scale of 1 to 100, low crime to high crime, Davidson County scores a 55.4 for property crime, which is well above the state average of 37.7 and violent crime is 22.4, about on par with the state average of 21.4.
- Davidson County is considered to be somewhat tax-friendly for seniors, as the state's income tax rate is 5.5%, which is applied to pension fund income and withdrawals from retirement accounts. Social Security in North Carolina is fully tax exempt.
- Davidson County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Neurology Department at Thomasville Medical Center in Thomasville, NC, 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 Davidson County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Davidson County start around $5,290 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Davidson 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 Davidson 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 Davidson County
Davidson 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 Davidson County, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the Davidson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Davidson County
Davidson 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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Davidson County
Review of Brookdale Lexington
My husband moved into Brookdale Lexington. I've not seen him since he moved in, but they're getting ready to open. I call him twice a day and they say he's fine and doing pretty good. The staff, so... Read more
Review of The Clinard House - CLOSED
My mom has Alzheimer's and struggled with "big box" traditional care. The Almost Home Group leverages an old model (care in a home) and makes it new in today's industry. More than that, they make i... Read more
Review of The Perryman House
The staff is attentive and loving to residents and visitors Read more