8 Memory Care Facilities in Orange County, NC
The average cost of memory care in Orange County is $5,712 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Alamance County with an average starting cost of $4,744.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Orange County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Orange County 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Durham County with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Orange County, NC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Orange County
The Alzheimer's Association estimates that some 170,000 people have Alzheimer's in North Carolina. This figure is expected to grow 23.5 percent to 210,000 people by 2025.
Orange County, NC, is located in north central North Carolina, and its largest community is Chapel Hill. Its population as of July 2017 is estimated to be 144,946 residents, 13.4 percent of whom are 65 or over. To accommodate these seniors who may have Alzheimer's or dementia, there are six memory care facilities in Orange County, all of them located in Chapel Hill.
In Orange County as in the rest of North Carolina, memory care facilities are officially known as Special Care Units (SCUs) within Adult Care Homes (ACHs). The state considers ACHs to be a type of assisted living residence (ALR).
- Orange County, NC, has a very comfortable year-round climate. On Sperling's Comfort Index, which is based on the average number of days each year that reach 70-80 degrees, Orange County ranks 60 out of 100. The area gets an average of 217 sunny days every year, and the average high in July is warm, around 89 degrees. While winters are chilly in Orange County, it doesn't get as cold as other places farther north, and the area receives an average of 4 inches of snow each winter.
- The cost of living in Orange County is a bit higher than the average for North Carolina. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, North Carolina is 96 and Orange County is 118.
- The Orange County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- For a retiree, living in North Carolina means enjoying moderate tax-friendly benefits. The state does not tax Social Security income and the state has low property taxes. However, other forms of retirement income, including 401ks and IRAs, are taxed at the state rate of 5.499 percent.
Paying for Memory Care in Orange County
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Memory Care costs in Orange County start around $5,655 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange County
Orange 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 Orange County, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the Orange County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Orange County
Orange 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 Orange County
Review of LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates
We were suprised that there was a memory care home so close to the area in Chapel Hill where my grandfather lived for so many years. My granfather always had a sweet tooth and the caregivers always... Read more
Review of Brookdale Meadowmont
When it wasn't convenient for the management to keep my mother in their dementia unit they "hospital dumped" her. After 4 years and nearly $300,000 in fees they sent her to the emergency room with... Read more
Review of Chatham Ridge Assisted Living
I chose Chatham Ridge Assisted Living because I was impressed with my visit. I liked what they said about their approach in caring for residents in their assisted living. It's a beautiful community... Read more