The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Guilford County, NC for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Guilford County is $6,285 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Forsyth County with an average starting cost of $5,582.
To help you with your search, browse the 44 reviews below for memory care facilities in Guilford County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Guilford County 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Davidson County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 29 families in Guilford County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Guilford County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Guilford County, NC
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
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Guilford County start around $6,285 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 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.
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.
Directory of Winners in the Guilford County Area
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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Guilford County
Review of Morningview at Irving Park
Morningview at Irving Park was nice, but they were in the process of remodeling. The places that have been done looked very nice. The staff that we met were extremely pleasant. They had a few dinin... Read more
Review of Carriage House Senior Living Community
We visited Carriage House. We looked at the room and the overall description of how the place ran. The parking is a little tight, but other than that, everything looked nice and well-kept. The staf... Read more
Review of Piedmont Christian Home, Inc.
It smells like urine, all the bathrooms are always out of order, they dont make the residents wash, ive seen residents with the same dirty clothes on for days, they are constantly falling the have ... Read more