2 Memory Care Facilities in Morehead City, NC
The average cost of memory care in Morehead City is $5,372 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include New Bern with an average starting cost of $4,421.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Morehead City. On average, consumers rate memory care in Morehead City 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Morehead City
In North Carolina, the Alzheimer's Association estimates there are 170,000 people with Alzheimer's out of the state's 10.2 million residents. The organization projects this number will grow to 210,000 people by 2025, an increase of 23.5 percent.
Morehead City is located along the coast of North Carolina, and has a population of 9,303 people, 21.1 percent of whom are 65 or over. There are two memory care facilities in Morehead City to accommodate residents who have Alzheimer's or dementia.
Memory care facilities in North Carolina are officially recognized by the state as Special Care Units (SCUs) within Adult Care Homes (ACHs), which the state considers to be a type of assisted living residence (ALR).
- The climate in Morehead City, NC, is considered to be very comfortable. It receives a score of 79 out of 100 on Sperling's Comfort Index, which is based on the number of days within the range of 70-80 degrees. The average July high is 88 degrees, and it gets around 209 sunny days per year. It also does not get snow during the winter, which is a big benefit to seniors who may find winters challenging.
- The cost of living in Morehead City is relatively affordable. Its overall score of 98 is based on a cost of living index where the national average is 100. Morehead City's score is slightly above the state average for North Carolina, which is 96.
- North Carolina is considered moderately tax-friendly. The state doesn't tax Social Security income, and it has low property taxes. Seniors with significant income from other retirement sources, such as a 401k or IRA, will see a larger tax bill in North Carolina since these forms of retirement income are taxed at 5.499 percent.
- Morehead City, NC, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Carteret Health Care, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Morehead City
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Morehead City start around $5,372 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Morehead City 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 Morehead City
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 Morehead City
Morehead City 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 Morehead City, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Morehead City
Morehead City-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 Morehead City
Review of Brookdale Morehead City
My mother-in-law moved into Brookdale Morehead City six weeks ago. The workers are very caring and kind, the food is delicious, and if we go visit, they let us have lunch with her in the dining roo... Read more