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What to Consider About Memory Care in Gastonia

Memory care communities in Gastonia are licensed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. It investigates complaints and runs regular inspections of senior care homes to ensure their compliance with state law. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Gastonia

  • Gastonia’s cost of living is 12.3 points under the national benchmark of 100. Housing, grocery and transportation costs are all lower than the norm, making things a little easier for retirees who may be on a fixed income. 
  • The city gets relatively mild winters, with only 2 inches of snow per year compared to the U.S. average of 28. Gastonia gets 214 sunny days per year, which is more than the nation’s 205. This makes the city a great choice for seniors who like to spend time outside.
  • Gastonia’s air quality is 11 points below the U.S. median of 58, which isn’t ideal for people with allergies, asthma or respiratory health concerns. Its water quality, however, is 5 points better than the average, which is good for overall health, especially in people with gastrointestinal and neurological illness and the elderly.
  • Health care costs in Gastonia are 11.5% more expensive than the national average. However, the local CaroMont Regional Medical Center Gastonia provides award-winning cardiac care and is a nationally accredited cancer care center. 
  • Gastonia’s violent crime rate is 13.4 points above the U.S. median of 22.7. Property crime rates are almost double the average, at 70.4 compared to 35.4. Fortunately, long-term care homes have high-tech security measures that help deter crime. 

Paying for Memory Care in Gastonia

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care in Gastonia costs an average of $5,500 per month, although actual costs vary by location. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of memory care in Gastonia is $487 higher than the North Carolina average. However, it’s $125 lower than the national median price. Memory care is more expensive in Asheville, where seniors pay $6,248 per month. The state’s highest memory care costs are in Raleigh, where residents pay $1,235 more than in Gastonia. In Jacksonville, memory care comes to $4,500 per month. Seniors looking for savings might consider memory care in Goldsboro, which is $2,125 cheaper than Gastonia’s prices. 

Gastonia

$5,500

North Carolina

$5,013

The United States

$5,625

Goldsboro

$3,375

Jacksonville

$4,500

Raleigh

$6,735

Asheville

$6,248

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care in Gastonia is relatively costly compared to other types of care. Only nursing homes are more expensive, with a private room averaging $7,756 per month. Assisted living offers an $1,100 monthly savings compared to memory care. For in-home care, residents of Gastonia pay about $4,668. A home health aide costs $733 less than memory care. The most affordable option is adult day health care, which averages $1,192 per month. 

Memory Care

$5,500

In-Home Care

$4,668

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,192

Assisted Living Facility

$4,400

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,756

Note: Data for Gastonia was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Charlotte, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Gastonia

In Gastonia there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

More ways to pay for memory care in NC

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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Gastonia

In Gastonia, there are a wide variety of resources that provide education and support to people with memory loss. Some of them are listed below. 

ResourceContactService
Gaston County Adult & Aging Services(850) 912-2000Guardianship and adult protective services offered here help preserve the wellbeing of older adults and connect them with necessary services. This organization's adult placement services can help seniors explore their options for long-term care.
Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter(800) 272-3900Serving more than 180,000 North Carolina residents with Alzheimer's, this organization provides the latest information about dementia research and treatments. A vast body of free education can help seniors and their families find health care, connect with others and create plans for the future.
Trinity Memories Cafe(704) 842-0510Each month, a memory cafe provides entertainment and refreshments to people with dementia and their caregivers. Activities are designed to stimulate the memory and promote socialization. An annual caregiver fair offers resources and support to family members
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina(919) 832-3732People with dementia can get their individual care needs assessed through this organization, which can then provide service referrals where necessary. Music & Memory classes and clinical trial opportunities are also available here. Workshops and support groups provide education about the progression of dementia.
Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman(919) 855-3400Ombudsmen can help seniors explore their long-term care options and find a facility that's right for them. They can educate seniors about care planning, the state's elder care laws and the creation of end-of-life directives. Additionally, Ombudsmen are advocates for seniors whose needs aren't being met by their caregivers.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gastonia

Gastonia Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities 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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