3 Memory Care Facilities in New Hanover County, NC

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Brookdale Wilmington

Provides: Memory Care
3501 Converse Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
"Everything was great at Brookdale Wilmington. The grounds are fantastic. They have double doors, which are great for security. It was wonderful. Everything inside was clean. They have great..." More
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Morningside of Wilmington

Provides: Memory Care
2744 South 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412
"Mother has been resident for 1+ years in their memory care unit. It takes special staff to work with these residents. I've found staff caring and they come up with all sorts of ideas to engage the..." More

Castle Hayne Castle Creek Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
4724 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429
"The staff at Castle Creek Memory Care was extremely nice. The place was OK. They have nice-sized rooms, the place did not have an odor, and they have nice biblical sayings on the walls. They showed..." More

    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

    Counties in North Carolina

    $5,495.00 Pender County
    $4,939.00 US
    $4,800.00 Duplin County
    $4,410.00 Cumberland County
    $4,326.00 Lenoir County
    $3,778.00 Horry County
    $3,692.00 New Hanover County

    Memory Care costs in New Hanover County start around $3,692 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in New Hanover County

    • Review of Morningside of Wilmington

      Mother has been resident for 1+ years in their memory care unit. It takes special staff to work with these residents. I've found staff caring and they come up with all sorts of ideas to engage the ... Read more

    • Review of Morningside of Wilmington

      My visit with Morningside of Wilmington was very good. The staff gave me a lot of information and I had no questions unanswered when I left. The rooms were nice, airy, and clean. The whole facility... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Wilmington

      I wouldn’t put my dog there . The bathrooms sewer backed up , they had to share a community shower , the staff left bruises on my mom and had to take her to the doctors. The nurses over medicate an... Read more

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