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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Pender County, NC for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Pender County is $5,530 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Pender County

In North Carolina, there are approximately 170,000 residents who have Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association expects this figure to increase to 210,000 by the year 2025, a growth rate of about 23.5 percent.

Pender County, North Carolina, is located in the southeastern part of the state along the Atlantic Coast. It has a population of 60,958 people as of July 2017, and 17.7 percent of these people are 65 or over. For supporting residents in Pender County who require memory care, there are three memory care facilities, with two located in Hampstead and one in Burgaw. In North Carolina, the official name for memory care facilities is Special Care Units (SCUs). 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Pender County, NC, has a very comfortable year-round climate. On Sperling's Comfort Index, in which a higher score (out of 100) indicates a more comfortable year-round climate, Pender County scores a 71. There are 215 sunny days a year, the average high in July is 89 degrees and even winters are mild. 
  • Crime in Pender County is rather moderate and about on-par with the crime rates for the surrounding Wilmington Metro area. On a scale of one to 100, Pender County falls at 43.4 for property crime, a bit lower than the Wilmington Metro average of 53.3. Violent crime in Pender County is 45.1, right around the Wilmington Metro average of 42. Families searching for memory care may want to inquire about additional security measures in place.
  • Property taxes in North Carolina are relatively low compared to other areas of the country, and sales taxes are about average. When it comes to retirement, however, North Carolina is moderately tax-friendly. The state does not tax Social Security income, but it does tax other forms of retirement savings, including 401ks, IRAs and pension funds at 5.499 percent.
  • Pender County is home to world-class medical facilities, including Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Pender County

Memory Care costs in Pender County start around $5,530 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pender 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.

Counties in North Carolina

Brunswick County

$6,757

US

$5,694

Johnston County

$5,619

Pender County

$5,530

New Hanover County

$4,930

Cumberland County

$4,747

Craven County

$4,355

Lenoir County

$4,326

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Pender 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 Pender County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pender County

Pender 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Greg

I visited this facility

Review of Stonebridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

Stonebridge Assisted Living & Memory Care is fairly clean. The staff seems to be friendly and knowledgeable to the residents. The rooms were nothing fantastic, but they were clean. The entryway was...

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Greg

I visited this facility

Review of Arbor Landing at Hampstead

Arbor Landing at Hampstead was a very clean and updated facility. The bedrooms looked more like a room than a hospital bed. The person that did the tour was knowledgeable and very nice. It seems...

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ReviewerFC062823A

I visited this facility

Review of Arbor Landing at Hampstead

I liked Arbor Landing at Hampstead very well. I liked everything. They were very friendly. It was clean and nice. I didn't see the amenities because we primarily were looking at the locked area. It...

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