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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Guilford County, NC for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Guilford County

North Carolina is home to 10.3 million residents, and of this group, the Alzheimer's Association estimates that 170,000 have Alzheimer's disease. Guilford County, North Carolina, which is the third-most populous county in the state, has a population of 533,670 people, 14.8 percent of whom are 65 or over, which works out to about 78,983 individuals, many of whom may have Alzheimer's disease and require memory care.

There are six memory care facilities in Guilford County, five of which are located in Greensboro, the county's largest city, and one situated in High Point. Memory care communities are classified as Special Care Units (SCUs) in North Carolina within Adult Care Homes (ACHs). 

  • The climate in Guilford County is quite comfortable. It ranks 65/100 on Sperling's Comfort Index scale. The area has pleasant summer and spring seasons, although it does get quite hot in the summer — the average high in July is around 89 degrees. Guilford County doesn't typically get much snow in the winter, either, only around 5 inches each year.
  • The cost of living in Guilford County is a big benefit, as it's quite affordable for seniors and their families. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Guilford County is 89.1, which is below the state average of 96. This index factors in housing, utilities, groceries and other expenses necessary for living.
  • Another great financial benefit to living in Guilford County is the tax rates. North Carolina is considered to be a moderately tax-friendly state for retirees, thanks to Social Security being fully tax exempt. Other retirement funds, such as public and private pensions and withdrawals from 401ks and IRAs are taxed at the state rate of 5.5%.
  • Guilford County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Neurology Department at Cone Health Medical Group in Greensboro, 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 Guilford County

Memory Care costs in Guilford County start around $6,250 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

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

Guilford County

$6,250

Randolph County

$6,201

Stokes County

$6,072

Alamance County

$6,049

Rockingham County

$5,891

Forsyth County

$5,840

US

$5,694

Davidson County

$5,330

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Guilford 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 Guilford County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Guilford County

Guilford 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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Bamako

I visited this facility

Review of Piedmont Christian Home, Inc.

Whenever I first did a tour of the place I thought God has answered my prayers!! My mom would be close to us and it would be great fit. Well, the day my mom moved in the facility it smelled just...

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kai

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

Review of Piedmont Christian Home, Inc.

management defensive, over medicate, items go missing, grooming and haircuts not getting done

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Michael

I visited this facility

Review of Guilford House

I went to Guilford House. It was an unplanned visit. They were willing to go ahead and take me around and show me the facility. It's a nice facility, and it's very convenient to my home. I would...

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