2 Memory Care Facilities in Rutherford County, NC

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Caring Star 2018

Creekside at Three Rivers

Provides: Memory Care
2744 Ashers Fork Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
"My dad is now at Creekside at Three Rivers. It is absolutely beautiful! I really like it. The staff members work very hard to take care of all the people on the memory care, but I believe they..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Brookdale Forest City

Provides: Memory Care
493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, NC 28043
"Brookdale Forest City provides our residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Rutherford County

    In North Carolina, approximately 170,000 individuals have Alzheimer's disease out of the state's some 10.2 million residents. The Alzheimer's Association expects this number to increase by 23.5 percent by 2025 to 210,000 people.

    In Rutherford County, North Carolina, located in the southwest portion of the state, the population is 66,551 people, 21.1 percent of whom are 65 or over. To support residents in the Rutherford County area who need memory care, there is one memory care facility located in Forest City.

    Memory care facilities in North Carolina are officially known as Special Care Units (SCUs).  

    • Rutherford County has a relatively comfortable climate during most of the year. Summers tend to be warm, as the average July high is around 86 degrees, ideal for spending time outside for seniors who enjoy it. The area gets very little snow during the winter as well, averaging about 4 inches each year.
    • The cost of living in Rutherford County is quite affordable. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Rutherford County scores an 82, which is below the state average for North Carolina (96). Property taxes in North Carolina are also generally low, so families who move to be near loved ones in memory care may find many affordable housing options.
    • Seniors who enter memory care in Rutherford County and collect retirement income from Social Security and other accounts can enjoy a few tax benefits. Social Security income is fully tax exempt, but other forms of retirement income are subject to the state's income tax of 5.499 percent. 
    • Rutherford County is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Rutherford Regional Medical Center in Rutherfordton, which is part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare and has a neurology department, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Rutherford County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in North Carolina

    $6,122.00 Buncombe County
    $4,871.00 US
    $4,745.00 York County
    $4,322.00 Rutherford County
    $4,318.00 Greenville County
    $3,516.00 Spartanburg County

    Memory Care costs in Rutherford County start around $4,322 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Rutherford County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rutherford County

    Rutherford 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 Rutherford County

    • Review of Creekside at Three Rivers

      My dad is now at Creekside at Three Rivers. It is absolutely beautiful! I really like it. The staff members work very hard to take care of all the people on the memory care, but I believe they real... Read more

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