The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in New Hanover County, NC for 2023
The average cost of memory care in New Hanover County is $4,930 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 26 reviews below for memory care facilities in New Hanover County. On average, consumers rate memory care in New Hanover County 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Brunswick County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in New Hanover County, NC
What to Consider About Memory Care in New Hanover County
In North Carolina, approximately 170,000 residents have Alzheimer's disease. This figure is expected to increase to 210,000 by the year 2025, as estimated by the Alzheimer's Association.
New Hanover County, North Carolina, is located along the Atlantic coast in the southeastern part of the state. Its population of 227,198 residents includes 39,305 seniors aged 65 or over, approximately 17.3 percent of the county's total population. To support those residents who require memory care, there are three memory care facilities in Hanover County, two located in Wilmington and one in Castle Hayne. Memory care facilities are known as Special Care Units (SCUs) in North Carolina.
- For seniors and their families who prefer warm weather and mild winters, New Hanover county is an excellent choice. The average high in July is around 90 degrees, and the area averages just an inch of snow in the winter. It scores a 76 out of 100 on Sperling's Comfort Index, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate.
- The cost of living in New Hanover County is quite reasonable and about on par with the state average. On a cost of living index, which takes into account housing costs, groceries, transportation and utilities, New Hanover County scores a 105, slightly above the national average of 100 and the state average of 98.
- New Hanover County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors in New Hanover County can expect to pay some taxes for some forms of their retirement income. North Carolina does not tax Social Security benefits, but it does tax other types of retirement accounts, including 401ks, pensions and IRAs at the state income tax rate of 5.499 percent.
Paying for Memory Care in New Hanover County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in New Hanover County start around $4,930 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,745 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in New Hanover 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 New Hanover 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 New Hanover County
New Hanover 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 New Hanover County, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the New Hanover County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in New Hanover County
New Hanover 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in New Hanover County
Review of Brookdale Wilmington
Brookdale Wilmington was a very nice place, but very expensive. It's down the street from Oleander. It's off Shipyard Boulevard and Independence. It is in a very ideal location, and the whole place... Read more
Review of Brookdale Wilmington
The one we toured for my mother was Brookdale Wilmington. I was very impressed. The lady who I met was very nice. Her name was Jessie, and she was super nice. She gave me the tour and gave me a lot... Read more
Review of The Commons At Brightmore
I witnessed a very sad situation on my recent visit with my mother in law. One of the other residents was walking around trying to get help with her very obviously soaking wet diaper. The THREE sta... Read more