The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Johnston County, NC for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Johnston County, NC

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Brookdale Smithfield

Provides: Memory Care
830 Berkshire Road, Smithfield, NC 27577
"My mother will be moving into Brookdale Smithfield in January. Everything is topnotch, it feels very homey. The facility itself is very well-maintained and the staff has been very friendly. They..." More

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Gabriel Manor

Provides: Memory Care
84 Johnson Estate Road, Clayton, NC 27520
"My husband was at Gabriel Manor only for a month, but I can only say great things about them. It's a very nice place, and they've got very good people. He was in memory care. The assisted living..." More

The Landings of Smithfield

Provides: Memory Care
200 Kellie Drive, Smithfield, NC 27577
"My mom is a resident of The Landings of Smithfield. It's very nice and is practically new. Everyone's nice. My mother seems to love them, and they seem to love her. They're looking after her, so it..." More

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Four Oaks Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
565 Boyette Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524
"Our community offers the comforts of home, a commitment to enhancing quality of life, and personal care services in a supportive environment that promotes independence. We add a personal touch to..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Johnston County

    In North Carolina, there are an estimated 170,000 individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Johnston County, North Carolina has a sizable senior population — of its 196,708 residents, 13 percent are 65 or over, which is about 25,572 seniors. For those seniors who require memory care in Johnston County, there are three memory care facilities, one in Smithfield, one in Clayton and one in Four Oaks.

    In Johnston County, memory care facilities are officially known as Special Care Units (SCUs).

    • The climate in Johnston County is relatively pleasant. The area averages about 217 sunny days each year, providing plenty of opportunity for seniors to enjoy time outside. Summers are warm, as the average July high is 89 degrees. Johnston County also receives minimal snow accumulation of only 2 inches annually.
    • Crime in Johnston County is relatively moderate, so families searching for memory care may want to inquire about any additional security measures. Property crime rates in Johnston County are 54.4 on a scale of 1 to 100. This is higher than the Raleigh Metro area (36.8) and the state average of 37.7. Violent crime is much lower at 22.4, but this is still higher than the Raleigh Metro area average of 16.1.
    • The cost of living in Johnston County is quite affordable, on par with the rest of the state. On Sperling's cost of living index where the national average is 100, Johnston County's cost of living is 96.7, close to the state average of 96.2.
    • North Carolina is moderately tax-friendly for retirees. While the state does not tax Social Security benefits, it does tax other forms of senior retirement income, such as 401ks, IRAs or public and private pensions. These types of accounts are taxed at the state income tax rate of 5.499 percent. 

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Johnston County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in North Carolina

    $6,733.00 Wake County
    $6,200.00 Pitt County
    $5,713.00 Durham County
    $5,539.00 Johnston County
    $5,525.00 US
    $4,800.00 Duplin County
    $4,747.00 Cumberland County
    $4,326.00 Lenoir County

    Memory Care costs in Johnston County start around $5,539 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 Johnston 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 Johnston 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 Johnston County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Johnston County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Johnston County

    Johnston 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Johnston County

    • Review of Brookdale Smithfield

      My husband has moved into Brookdale Smithfield. The reason I chose it was that it's close to where we live, that was the major thing. They have some activities for them to participate in. There is ... Read more

    • Review of Gabriel Manor

      We went to Gabriel Manor. It's much closer to the family to visit. It was very organized when we visited, it was clean, and the coordinator was extremely helpful and nice. The staff was friendly an... Read more

    • Review of Gabriel Manor

      My husband was at Gabriel Manor only for a month, but I can only say great things about them. It's a very nice place, and they've got very good people. He was in memory care. The assisted living an... Read more

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