2 Memory Care Facilities in Lenoir County, NC
The average cost of memory care in Lenoir County is $4,326 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,655.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lenoir County
In North Carolina, approximately 170,000 of the state's some 10.2 million residents have Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The organization predicts this number to increase to 210,000 by the year 2025, making memory care an important priority for North Carolina and Lenoir County.
Lenoir County is located on the Neuse River in the eastern part of the state. Its population as of July 2017 is 56,883 residents. Approximately 19.4 percent of Lenoir County residents are age 65 or over, which equates to about 11,035 seniors. To support residents who require memory care, there are two memory care facilities in Lenoir County, one in Pink Hill and the other in Kinston. The state officially refers to memory care facilities as Special Care Units (SCUs) in North Carolina.
- The climate in Lenoir County is relatively comfortable throughout the year. Summers are warm and winters are mild in this part of the U.S. Sperling's Comfort Index for Lenoir County is a 67 out of 100. This is based on the number of days each year between 70-80 degrees.
- Seniors entering memory care in Lenoir County may want to inquire about additional security measures since crime in Lenoir County tends to be on the higher side. On a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Lenoir County scores a 65.2 for violent crime and a 62 for property crime. Compared to the Kinston metro area, which falls at 76.1 for property crime and 76.7 for violent crime, the rates for Lenoir County are actually lower.
- Lenoir County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UNC Neurology at Lenoir at UNC Lenoir Health Care Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Taxes in North Carolina are moderate for retired seniors. While Social Security benefits are not taxed, other forms of retirement income are, including 401ks, pension funds and IRAs. These accounts are taxed at North Carolina's income tax rate of 5.499 percent.
Paying for Memory Care in Lenoir County
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Memory Care costs in Lenoir County start around $4,326 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lenoir 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 Lenoir 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 Lenoir County
Lenoir 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 an assisted living 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 Lenoir County, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lenoir County
Lenoir County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in North Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page for more information about these laws.