Alzheimer’s disease is a growing problem faced by seniors and their families throughout the U.S. and in cities such as Hendersonville, NC, where seniors make up approximately 32% of the population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, annual Alzheimer’s deaths increased by 1.4%, from 71 to 72 deaths, between 2014 and 2018. The total increase for all deaths during the same time frame was 11.2%, going from 1060 to 1179.

To address the needs of older adults with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairments, there are multiple memory care facilities in Hendersonville. These communities provide a specific type of long-term care that involves 24/7 skilled nursing, a safe and structured environment and activities designed to slow the mental decline of patients. This guide covers the cost of these services in Hendersonville and compares it to the state and national averages and to other cities throughout North Carolina. It also discusses other types of long-term care and provides a list of resources that address some of the needs of older adults.  

Memory Care Facilities in Hendersonville, NC

2022

Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

3200 Heritage Circle, Hendersonville, NC, 28791

We have been extremely pleased with our experience with the staff and their care for my mother during her stay. Management and facility staff have been very helpful and accommodating, and communicate … (read more)
We have been extremely pleased with our experience with the staff and their care for my mother during her stay. Management and facility staff have been very helpful and accommodating, and communicate … (read more)

Carolina Reserve of Hendersonville

1820 Pisgah Drive, Hendersonville, NC, 28791

We like all of the activities that Carolina Reserve of Hendersonville provides for the residents. Knowing that my mother-in-law cannot always participate fully, at least they have activities where she … (read more)
We like all of the activities that Carolina Reserve of Hendersonville provides for the residents. Knowing that my mother-in-law cannot always participate fully, at least they have activities where she … (read more)

TerraBella Hendersonville

3851 Howard Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC, 28792

My husband is at TerraBella Hendersonville. It’s a very nice place. I would recommend it to anybody. They are very caring about the people that are there, and they take really good care of them. My hu … (read more)
My husband is at TerraBella Hendersonville. It’s a very nice place. I would recommend it to anybody. They are very caring about the people that are there, and they take really good care of them. My hu … (read more)


2014, 2015

Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge

4 Walden Ridge Drive, Asheville, NC, 28803

I visited Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge. It was a memory care center, so it was exorbitantly more expensive, and they had construction going on inside, and I was like, ‘That is not going to work.’ … (read more)
I visited Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge. It was a memory care center, so it was exorbitantly more expensive, and they had construction going on inside, and I was like, ‘That is not going to work.’ … (read more)

Arbor Terrace of Asheville

3199 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC, 28803

Arbor Terrace of Asheville is an assisted living community in Asheville, North Carolina, which enjoys proximity to state Route 146 and the Pigsah National Forest. Residents and their loved ones give c … (read more)
Arbor Terrace of Asheville is an assisted living community in Asheville, North Carolina, which enjoys proximity to state Route 146 and the Pigsah National Forest. Residents and their loved ones give c … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Hendersonville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in North Carolina. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Hendersonville

Memory care and assisted living communities in Hendersonville are regulated by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. This agency ensures communities maintain standards with regard to services like housing, personal care, staffing, and health and safety.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Hendersonville

  • Served by two large hospitals, AdventHealth and Pardee UNC Health Care, Hendersonville offers abundant healthcare options. AdventHealth provides primary care, specialty care and on-site imaging and lab services. Seniors can make appointments to be seen in person or take advantage of the telehealth services. Pardee Health provides many services to seniors, including orthopedics, urgent care and heart and vascular care. Both hospitals are available for emergency care, illness, surgery and treatment for chronic conditions.
  • Though public transportation in the city is sparse, seniors in Hendersonville who require transportation to and from medical appointments and back and forth to senior centers, for errands and outings can schedule an appointment with Apple County Public Transit. Paratransit services are available for those with disabilities and all buses are handicap accessible.
  • Hendersonville’s cost of living is slightly higher than the national average. On the other hand, Social Security income is not taxed in North Carolina, so seniors get to keep more of their money at the end of the year during tax time.
  • With approximately 210 sunny days per year, Hendersonville offers excellent weather for seniors to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Summers are warm, with average July highs around 84, and winters are cold, with lows around 26. For those who enjoy winter weather, the city also gets around 9 inches of snow per year.
  • Seniors with respiratory illness may have fewer issues in Hendersonville due to the quality of the air. Compared to the national average, the air in the city is much cleaner, with fewer pollutants.

Paying for Memory Care in Hendersonville

The cost of memory care is typically 20 to 30% more than the cost of assisted living. To determine the cost in Hendersonville and across the state, we added 25% to the cost of assisted living from the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

The cost of memory care in Hendersonville is $6,248 per month. This is $1,235 more than the state average and $623 more than the national average. Most cities in the state have lower memory care costs, including Charlotte, Greensboro and New Bern at $5,500, $4,750 and $4,556. Wilmington, at $6,568 per month, is Hendersonville’s only peer city that has a higher cost for memory care.

$6248

Hendersonville

$5013

North Carolina

$5625

The United States

$5500

Charlotte

$4750

Greensboro

$4556

New Bern

$6568

Wilmington

Homemaker services and home health aides are both ideal for seniors who prefer to remain in their homes, and both cost around $4,957 per month. Homemaker services provide daily care, while a home health aide also adds some medical care. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at $1,083. Assisted living, which is for those with varying needs, costs around $4,998, and a nursing home offers the most comprehensive level of care. A semiprivate room costs around $7,665, while a private room is around $9,186.

$4957

Homemaker Services

$4957

Home Health Aide

$1083

Adult Day Health Care

$4998

Assisted Living Facility

$7665

Nursing Home (Semiprivate room)

$9186

Nursing Home (Private room)

Note: Data for Hendersonville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Asheville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Hendersonville

In Hendersonville, 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, 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 Memory Care Resources in Hendersonville

Hendersonville seniors can improve their quality of life through services and supports offered by government and private agencies. Many of these resources provide day-to-day support with personal care, planning and education. 

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Contact

Service

(336) 285-5920

Serving the western and part of central North Carolina, the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides education and support to those facing dementia and other memory illnesses. The organization advocates for the rights of those living in long-term care and pushes for greater research toward the early detection, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s.

(844) 728-0191

Project CARE responds to the needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their families and caregivers. Services provided by Project CARE include care consultations, education, financial assistance and referrals to community-based services.

(828) 692-4203

The Council of Aging of Henderson County promotes the independence, dignity and well-being of seniors throughout the county. The council offers insurance counseling, education, and support. Those with dementia and other memory issues can take part in the Seniors Safe at Home program, where the council helps with food delivery for the homebound, home repairs and weatherization.

(828) 252-4781

Provided by the Alzheimer’s Association and several churches throughout the region, memory cafes provide social support for individuals with memory loss and dementia and their caregivers. The memory care café of Hendersonville meets at the First Baptist Church the second Monday of the month.

(919) 855-3400

The Division of Aging and Adult Services help promote independence and dignity to the area’s seniors through opportunities, services, benefits and protections. Services include caregiver support, legal assistance, case management, counseling and meals.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hendersonville

Hendersonville 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.

Laws and regulations for memory care in North Carolina