2 Memory Care Facilities in Robeson County, NC
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Robeson County
North Carolina has approximately 10.2 million residents, and of these people, there are approximately 170,000 who have Alzheimer's, a number that is expected to rise to 210,000 by the year 2025, an increase of 23.5 percent.
Robeson County, located in the southern part of the state on the South Carolina border, has a population of 132,606, and of this number, 14.8 percent are 65 or over. To support residents in Robeson County who require memory care, there are two memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities are officially known as Special Care Units (SCUs) in North Carolina.
- The climate in Robeson County is relatively pleasant. Summers tend to be hot, with the average high in July at 90 degrees, and winters tend to be on the milder side. The coldest it ever gets in January, on average, is about 31 degrees, and the area only receives about 1 inch of snow. The spring and fall offer plenty of sunny days for memory care residents to get some fresh air.
- Crime in Robeson County is quite high, so families searching for memory care in this area for their senior loved ones may want to inquire about additional security measures in place. Violent crime in Robeson County ranks at 73.9 on a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime), much higher than the U.S. average of 31.1, and much higher than the state average of 28.9. Incidents of property crime are high as well. Robeson County scores at 63.4, above the state average of 43.8 and the national average of 38.1.
- North Carolina is moderately tax-friendly for retirees. It does not tax Social Security income benefits; however, seniors with income from 401ks, pensions and IRAs will be subject to the state's income tax rate of 5.499 percent.
- Robeson County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Southeastern Neurological Center in Lumberton, part of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Robeson County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Robeson County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Robeson 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 Robeson 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 Robeson County
Robeson 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 Robeson County, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the Robeson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Robeson County
Robeson 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.