2 Memory Care Facilities in Duplin County, NC
The average cost of memory care in Duplin County is $4,800 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Lenoir County with an average starting cost of $4,326.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Duplin County
Duplin County, NC, located in the southeastern part of the state, had a population in July 2017 of 59,039, with 17.8 percent, or about 10,500 people, aged 65 or over. Some of these residents are included in the approximately 170,000 people in North Carolina have Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association estimates this figure is expected to increase 23.5 percent to 210,000 people by 2025. To support those seniors who may require memory care in Duplin County, there is one memory care facility, known as Special Care Units (SCUs), in Wallace, NC.
- Duplin County has warm summers, as the average high is about 90 degrees in July. Winters are relatively mild. The area receives only 2 inches of snow annually on average. This is good news for seniors and their families looking to relocate somewhere without snow and ice.
- Duplin County is quite affordable for seniors to live in, as the cost of living is below state and national averages. According to Sperling's cost of living index, which factors the cost of food, utilities and housing into its scores, Duplin County scores an 83, which is below the state average of 96 and the national average of 100.
- Taxes in North Carolina are relatively moderate — property taxes are low and the sales tax is about average nationally. For seniors collecting retirement income, they can expect to pay about 5.499 percent income tax on withdrawals from 401ks, IRAs and pension funds. Social Security income is not taxed in North Carolina.
- Duplin County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Duplin County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Duplin County start around $4,800 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,889 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Duplin 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 Duplin 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 Duplin County
Duplin 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 Duplin County, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the Duplin County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Duplin County
Duplin 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.