15 Memory Care Facilities near Durham, NC

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Durham, NC

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Brookdale Durham

Provides: Memory Care
4434 Ben Franklin Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
"Brookdale Durham provides our residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature..." More

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Seasons at Southpoint

Provides: Memory Care
1002 East, NC-54, Durham, NC 27713
"I went to the Seasons at Southpoint yesterday. I'm planning to move my mother there. Just meeting the staff, everybody was friendly. I get the impression that they care about the residents there...." More

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Carolina Reserve of Durham

Provides: Memory Care
4523 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
"I thought Carolina Reserve of Durham was very nice and the staff was very helpful and friendly. It was just the memory care unit was a little smaller than what we wanted for our mother, but..." More

The Addison

Provides: Memory Care
4713 Garrett Road,, Durham, NC 27707
"My mom is currently at The Addison of Durham. They are not very good with communication and follow through with the family members as we've been trying to move her. It's not a place I would..." More

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Caring Star 2015

LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates

Provides: Memory Care
6720 Pauline Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
"We were suprised that there was a memory care home so close to the area in Chapel Hill where my grandfather lived for so many years. My granfather always had a sweet tooth and the caregivers always..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Cary

Provides: Memory Care
7870 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC 27513
"My mom has been a resident of Brookdale Cary for over a year now. The staff is so kind, positive and caring. Some of the staff have been there for quite a number of years, which makes the..." More

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LiveWell at Coker Hills

Provides: Memory Care
202 N. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
"LiveWell at Coker Hills was very comfortable, homey, and had a nice feel to it. It was pleasant. It was clean, and it was really nice. They allow new residents to have their bedrooms painted any..." More

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Brookdale Meadowmont

Provides: Memory Care
100 Lanark Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"When it wasn't convenient for the management to keep my mother in their dementia unit they "hospital dumped" her. After 4 years and nearly $300,000 in fees they sent her to the emergency room with..." More

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LiveWell at Governors Club

Provides: Memory Care
11472 Club Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"We are proud to offer a different kind of assisted living/memory care community in Chapel Hill. Our homes are all designed to be welcoming, friendly places for all friends and family. Whether your..." More

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LiveWell - Cary

Provides: Memory Care
208 Midenhall Way, Cary, NC 27513
"We are proud to offer a different kind of assisted living/memory care community. Our assisted living homes are all designed to be welcoming, friendly places for all friends and family. Whether your..." More

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TerraBella Hillsborough

Provides: Memory Care
1911 Orange Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278
"My mom moved in and she seems happy there and well cared for. Debra, the coordinator of the memory care unit, is wonderful, she's really great, and since we can't visit, she actually sent us some..." More

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Brookdale Chapel Hill Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
2230 Farmington Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"We moved my mom into Brookdale Chapel Hill, and it just seemed loving in this place. They are very attentive to what her needs are. They seem more attentive to the residents, especially the ones..." More

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LiveWell at Governors Club Chapel Hill

Provides: Memory Care
11476 Club Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"We are proud to offer a different kind of assisted living/memory care community. Our assisted living homes are all designed to be welcoming, friendly places for all friends and family. Whether your..." More

The Stratford

Provides: Memory Care
405 Smith Level Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
"My mom has moved into The Stratford. I chose that place for her because, number one, it is in Chapel Hill, and that's where she grew up, she has classmates there, and she has her two sisters there,..." More

The Covington

Provides: Memory Care
4510 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
"My mother-in-law has lived in the Covington for three years. She loves it. The people who work there are kind, patient, and work hard. Every time we have visited it has been a good experience. She..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Durham

    In a state where about 160,000 people have dementia, Durham is a rapidly growing city with a population of 267,000. This rapid growth is largely due to this city’s presence in the high-tech sector, especially healthcare and biotechnology. The senior population of 10.2 percent has also kept pace with Durham’s growth, remaining stable during this period. Durham has a total of 26 memory care facilities in the surrounding area, with two of these within the city limits. These facilities are specifically designed for residents with a variety of cognitive conditions, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The state of North Carolina regulates memory care facilities through its Division of Health Service Regulation.

    • Durham has an average of 220 sunny days compared to the U.S. average of 205, giving it a favorable climate for senior citizens with sensitivity to cold weather. The average low temperature in Durham is 28 degrees in January, which is essentially identical to the average low temperature for North Carolina. The average annual snowfall of 3.6 inches is much less than the U.S. average of 25.8 inches. The average high temperature in July is about 89 degrees, which is slightly higher than the state’s average of 87 degrees.
    • Durham’s overall cost of living is 1.2 percent of the national average, so senior citizens on a fixed budget should have no special concerns about living here. The highest living expense in relative terms is housing, which is 13 percent above the national average. Healthcare is also comparatively expensive, at four percent above average. However, transportation and groceries are about seven percent below average. Other major expenses do not differ significantly from the national average.
    • The rates of both violent and property crimes are quite high in Durham, making additional precautions essential for residents needing memory care. The rate of violent crime is 64.3, as compared to 41.7 overall for the Chapel Hill-Durham metropolitan area and 28.9 for North Carolina. The rate of property crime in Durham is 58.8, compared to 49.8 for the metropolitan area and 43.9 for the state. The national rates for violent and property crimes are 31.1 and 38.1, respectively.
    • Durham is the seat of Durham County, where senior citizens will find the air quality highly favorable compared to other cities in North Carolina. The American Lung Association has assigned this county a passing grade in air pollution, with an A for ozone and a B for particle pollution. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Durham

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in North Carolina

    $7,450.00 Apex
    $7,062.00 Wake Forest
    $6,500.00 Rolesville
    $6,468.00 Cary
    $6,443.00 Raleigh
    $5,726.00 Chapel Hill
    $5,423.00 Durham
    $5,294.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Durham start around $5,423 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

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

    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 Durham

    Durham 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 Durham, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Durham

    Durham-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.

    Memory Care near Durham, NC

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Durham

    • Review of Seasons at Southpoint

      I went to the Seasons at Southpoint yesterday. I'm planning to move my mother there. Just meeting the staff, everybody was friendly. I get the impression that they care about the residents there. T... Read more

      Virginia
    • Review of Carolina Reserve of Durham

      Carolina Reserve of Durham was a very nice community. The staff engaged with the residents. I like the activities that they have. During the time of my tour, they weren't doing any activities, but ... Read more

      April
    • Review of Seasons at Southpoint

      I toured Seasons at Southpoint. The rooms seemed to be nice. I just wish they had their own individual showers in their rooms. Everything seemed to be fine as far as the upkeep of the facility. The... Read more

      April
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