18 Memory Care Facilities in Mecklenburg County, NC

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Mecklenburg County, NC

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale South Charlotte

Provides: Memory Care
5515 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
"Brookdale South Charlotte provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

Provides: Memory Care
5800 Old Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226
"My mother-in-law has been living at Brookdale Carriage Club Providence memory care for three months now. The place is nice. They have a bird and a dog that go around. The atmosphere of the place is..." More

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The Social at Cotswold

Provides: Memory Care
3610 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
"The Social at Cotswold is nice and the layout is nice. It's very clean and it didn't smell. The person during the visit was very professional, very caring, and interested in your needs. The food I..." More

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Elmcroft of Little Avenue

Provides: Memory Care
7745 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226
"Elmcroft of Little Avenue is nestled in a small, quiet neighborhood community in south Charlotte, North Carolina is known for its home-like atmosphere. Nearby Pineville, a thriving town of 3,500..." More

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Sunrise on Providence

Provides: Memory Care
5114 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
"Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based..." More

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Preston House

Provides: Memory Care
4910 Harris Woods Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269
"Hidden gem! I went to visit my friends grandmother with her at Preston House and was very impressed. All staff I encountered were smiling, warm, friendly and so attentive to the residents. The..." More

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Brighton Gardens of Charlotte

Provides: Memory Care
6000 Park South Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210
"My mother has lived at Brighton Gardens for 5 years. Initially she lived in assisted living and then transferred to the dementia unit where she has been for the last 18 months. There is high..." More

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Caring Star 2012

Charlotte Square

Provides: Memory Care
5820 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
"Bank on having the time of your life at Charlotte Square, where a full calendar of activities and social programs, in addition to apartments with thoughtful amenities and services, offers a..." More

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Brookdale South Park

Provides: Memory Care
5326 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
"Mom has been at Brookdale South Charlotte in the memory care unit for about two months now. The care giving team has been wonderful to my mom even though she can often be a challenge. They give..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Crossings at Steele Creek

Provides: Memory Care
13600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28278
"Our team of dedicated, experienced professionals provides the highest level of support in an atmosphere that is appreciated by both residents and their families. Specialized programs and services..." More

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Unlimited Possibilities Family Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
13931 Thompson Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227
"Unlimited Possibilities has quickly established itself as a leader among Charlotte-area residential care providers. Its new community, The Village at Mint Hill, is thoughtfully designed to serve..." More

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The Haven & The Laurels in the Villag...

Provides: Memory Care
13150 Dorman Road, Pineville, NC 28134
"The Haven in the Village at Carolina Place, an Alzheimer's and dementia care residence is located in the picturesque town of Pineville, North Carolina. The Haven is an assisted living residence..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Summit Place of Southpark

Provides: Memory Care
2102 Runnymede Lane, Charlotte, NC 28209
"Summit Place of Southpark looked really good. I went on a Saturday afternoon and the substitute team did their best to show me around. It looked beautiful. I arrived at lunchtime, and it smelled..." More

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The Laurels & The Haven in Highland C...

Provides: Memory Care
6101 Clarke Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269
"From the first few days, another resident followed him everywhere, called him by her husband's name and demanded that he belonged to her. She put her hands on him, she tried to drag him from his..." More

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Legacy Heights Senior Living Community

Provides: Memory Care
11230 Ballantyne Trace Court, Charlotte, NC 28277
"Legacy Heights Senior Living Community is excellent. The staff has been there a long time, and they're very helpful. We're pleased with them. My mother-in-law's room is very nice. She has dementia..." More

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The Charlotte Assisted Living & Memor...

Provides: Memory Care
9120 Willow Ridge Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210
"Charlotte's Premier Assisted Living and Memory Care Community Experience luxury senior living at The Charlotte Assisted Living & Memory Care. Members of our community enjoy premier..." More

Carillon Assisted Living - Mint Hill

Provides: Memory Care
5601 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105
"I could not be more pleased with Carillon Assisted Living Mint Hill. It has a homey atmosphere, it's not like a skilled nursing facility. Everybody seems like they care, and they eat together as a..." More

Willow Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
2040 Milton Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
"Willow Ridge was horrible. I did not make an appointment to go. I just walked in, and it had a person sitting upfront who told me that she doesn't give tours, but because the person who gives the..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Mecklenburg County

    Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, which includes the city of Charlotte, is the most populous county in the state with 1,076,837 residents. Of this number, 10.9 percent of them are 65 or over, which is about 117,375 seniors —some of whom have dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Approximately 170,000 people have Alzheimer's disease in North Carolina, according to the Alzheimer's Association, and this number is expected to rise to 210,000 by 2025.

    To support those residents in Mecklenburg County who require memory care, there are 14 memory care facilities in the area with 13 of them located in Charlotte and one in Matthews, NC. In the state, memory care facilities are officially known as Special Care Units (SCUs) within assisted living residences    (ALRs). 

    • Weather in Mecklenburg County, NC, is relatively comfortable throughout the year. Winters tend to be mild, which is good news for seniors who may find cold weather challenging. The area averages only 3 inches of snow each winter, and summers tend to be warm, as the average July high is 89 degrees.
    • The cost of living in Mecklenburg County is quite affordable. It's a bit higher than the state average, but not by much. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100 and takes into account costs of housing, food, utilities and other expenses, Mecklenburg County scores a 111, only slightly higher than North Carolina's average of 96.
    • The Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC statistical area, which includes Mecklenburg County, tied for first place as the cleanest metropolitan area in the country for 24-hour particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association
    • Mecklenburg County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Mecklenburg County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in North Carolina

    $6,100.00 Catawba County
    $6,000.00 Gaston County
    $5,086.00 Cabarrus County
    $5,065.00 Iredell County
    $4,964.00 US
    $4,947.00 Mecklenburg County
    $4,871.00 York County
    $4,473.00 Lancaster County

    Memory Care costs in Mecklenburg County start around $4,947 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,964 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Mecklenburg County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mecklenburg County

    Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County

    • Review of The Laurels & The Haven in Highland Creek

      From the first few days, another resident followed him everywhere, called him by her husband's name and demanded that he belonged to her. She put her hands on him, she tried to drag him from his D... Read more

      Saddened1
    • Review of Brighton Gardens of Charlotte

      My mother has lived at Brighton Gardens for 5 years. Initially she lived in assisted living and then transferred to the dementia unit where she has been for the last 18 months. There is high turnov... Read more

      B O
    • Review of The Social at Cotswold

      The Social at Cotswold is nice and the layout is nice. It's very clean and it didn't smell. The person during the visit was very professional, very caring, and interested in your needs. The food I ... Read more

      ReviewerFeb9
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