40 Memory Care Facilities in Wake County, NC

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Wake County, NC

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Caring Star 2014

Brighton Gardens of Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
3101 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
"My wife was in Brighton Gardens of Raleigh. She is deceased about a year and a half. They did outstanding care. I would be looking for a place similar to that, if and when I need to go to such a..." More
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Caring Star 2017

Sunrise at North Hills

Provides: Memory Care
615 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
"Sunrise at North Hills was excellent. It was the favorite one we visited. The least thing I liked was the price. What I liked the best was the facility. It was very clean and very nice. The..." More
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Woodland Terrace

Provides: Memory Care
300 Kildaire Woods Drive, Cary, NC 27511
"We decided to put my mother-in-law Woodland Terrace because it was more spacious. They had more room to roam. She is in memory care, and they just seem to be taking care of her well. The facility..." More

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Sunrise of Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
4801 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
"I thought Sunrise of Raleigh was great. We only saw the cafeteria, one of the studio rooms, and how it was set up. Everything that Michelle showed us was very impressive. The cafeteria was nice and..." More
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Sunrise of Cary

Provides: Memory Care
1206 Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27513
"Sunrise of Cary was very grand and beautiful. We visited on a Saturday, so there wasn't a lot of activity going on. I saw both the assisted living and memory care section of the facility, and the..." More
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Brookdale Wake Forest

Provides: Memory Care
611 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
"We moved Mom here in Nov. 2018 from out of town and couldn't be more pleased! Mom is in the Clare Bridge Memory Care unit. Ahana assisted with the tour and transition and she made sure Mom had all..." More

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Brookdale MacArthur Park

Provides: Memory Care
111 MacArthur Drive, Cary, NC 27513
"They showed us just about everything at Brookdale Macarthur Park. We were able to speak to some of the caretakers along the way. It appeared to be a very well-run community. The memory care is..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Cary

Provides: Memory Care
7870 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC 27513
"My mom has been a resident of Brookdale Cary for over a year now. The staff is so kind, positive and caring. Some of the staff have been there for quite a number of years, which makes the..." More

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Falls River Village

Provides: Memory Care
1110 Falls River Ave., Raleigh, NC 27614
"My father was a resident here in December 2021 and briefly in January this year. Unfortunately as a result of an incident with another resident he was pushed down and received severe head trauma...." More

Lynn's Care Home at Riverside

Provides: Memory Care
5614 Apalachicula Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616
"My mother-in-law was a resident at Lynn's Care Home at Riverside. We were very happy with the level of care she received while she made her home there. Ann Marie is very responsive and her staff..." More

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Nurturing Nest Family Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
1600 Wake Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587
"Nurturing Nest Family Care Home is a unique alternative for your loved one, providing a more intimate homelike setting as compared to the typical larger Senior Care Facility. We are licensed for up..." More

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The Haven at Waterford Landing

Provides: Memory Care
1008 Flower Round Court, Raleigh, NC 27604
"Located in North Raleigh in the Waterford Landing subdivision (just off of North Rogers Lane close to New Bern Avenue), Avendelle Assisted Living at Waterford Landing is located in a quiet,..." More

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LiveWell - Cary

Provides: Memory Care
208 Midenhall Way, Cary, NC 27513
"We are proud to offer a different kind of assisted living/memory care community. Our assisted living homes are all designed to be welcoming, friendly places for all friends and family. Whether your..." More

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Gracie Sturdivant at North Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
2445 Deanwood Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615
"When you choose Gracie Sturdivant Care Homes, senior living will start feeling a lot like taking an extended vacation. Here, you can sit back and relax knowing that everything you need will be..." More

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TerraBella Northridge

Provides: Memory Care
600 Newton Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
"I went to TerraBella Northridge and checked out both assisted living and memory care. It was a good tour. They had a lot of friendly and informative people. The layout was big and there were a lot..." More

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Falls River Court

Provides: Memory Care
1130 Falls River Ave., Raleigh, NC 27614
"Falls River Court has a very welcoming atmosphere. They are very in tune with the needs of a person with Parkinson's and dementia. So, they are more equipped to understand my mother's needs and we..." More

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Reserve at Mills Farm

Provides: Memory Care
2030 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27523
"I have never seen such a high level of incompetence. I would not recommend this place for any reason. They are unable to keep good staff, the senior people can't plan their way out of a paper bag...." More

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Avendelle Assisted Living at Rolesville

Provides: Memory Care
129 Nortwick Road, Rolesville, NC 27571
"Located in Rolesville, North Carolina, this property is convenient to Wake Forest, North Raleigh, Louisburg, and the surrounding areas. This property is also convenient to 401 and I-540. This home..." More

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Avendelle at Lazy River

Provides: Memory Care
2268 Lazy River Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
"Avendelle at Lazy River is located in Raleigh, NC (just off of New Hope Road close to New Bern Avenue), and is an elderly care home positioned in a peaceful, upscale neighborhood. This is a..." More

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LiveWell at Brassfield Road

Provides: Memory Care
2100 Brassfield Rd. , Raleigh, NC 27614
"By design, each LiveWell assisted living micro community encourages connection with nature, social interaction, discovery, and peace of mind. Furthermore, rather than the traditional "One size fits..." More

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The Maple By Senior Fluent

Provides: Memory Care
3004 Bunnfield Drive, Zebulon, NC 27597
"The Maple offers a luxurious and intimate alternative to your typical assisted living facility. You will be cared for around the clock by a licensed caregiver who will devote themselves to your..." More

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Wrenette's Place Inc

Provides: Memory Care
7029 San Juan Hill Court, Raleigh, NC 27610
"Wrenette’s Place it’s a beautiful, warm, and friendly multi-room home where each person is treated with respect, dignity, and care. It's a home where everyone is welcome regardless of race,..." More

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Giselle's Family Care Home at Rolesville

Provides: Memory Care
405 Barrington Hall Dr, Rolesville, NC 27571
"Giselle is passionate about her work and about her residents. She strives to make it a personal goal to provide them with a loving and caring home. Giselle and her team are a group of..." More

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Morningside of Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
801 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
"We've moved my mom into Morningside of Raleigh. She's in memory care. I like the facility. I like the room and the fact that it was very bright and airy. The hallways are wide too. They have a lot..." More

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HeartFields at Cary

Provides: Memory Care
1050 Crescent Green Drive, Cary, NC 27511
"HeartFields at Cary was an excellent facility. I was very impressed, and they would have been one of my first choices if they weren't in Cary. They had a better staff to resident ratio and a low..." More

Waltonwood Cary Parkway

Provides: Memory Care
750 SE Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27511

Spring Arbor of Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
1810 New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

Cadence North Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
5219 Old Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609
"My father is in the memory care unit at Cadence North Raleigh. It was great and very helpful. I haven't tried the food. They had a couple of people who tested positive for Covid, and they put them..." More

Spring Arbor of Cary

Provides: Memory Care
1705 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511
"We are very satisfied with Spring Arbor of Cary. They were very responsive to our request for a tour to see the facilities and to meet with the staff, and they were able to get my mom in very..." More

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Lynn's Care Home Saybrooke

Provides: Memory Care
6320 Saybrooke Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
"This is a four star rated family care home focusing on non aggressive and non exit seeking female residents with dementia. Residents must ambulate well with a walker or cane" More

Waltonwood Lake Boone

Provides: Memory Care
3550 Horton Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
"We just moved my relative into Waltonwood Lake Boone. I really liked the staff at this facility. The facility itself is new, light, and bright. There's a lot of natural light, and even in the..." More

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Spring Arbor of Apex

Provides: Memory Care
901 Spring Arbor Courts, Apex, NC 27502
"Spring Arbor of Apex was a small place, but the rooms were nice and large. It was the only place where the residents were using the outside area. The other places I looked at would show you the..." More

Cadence Garner

Provides: Memory Care
200 Minglewood Drive, Garner, NC 27529
"My dad's cousin stayed at Cadence Garner. I know her daughters were happy with it, and I was impressed when I went. I didn't have any concerns about it. She had a shared room. I was with her while..." More

The Oliver House

Provides: Memory Care
4230 Wendell Blvd, Wendell, NC 27591
"My mom is now in The Oliver House. It has been good thus far. Initially she was in assisted living, but right after about a week she had to be moved into memory care. The accommodation was good...." More

Wake Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
2800 Kidd Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610

The Covington

Provides: Memory Care
4510 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
"My mother-in-law has lived in the Covington for three years. She loves it. The people who work there are kind, patient, and work hard. Every time we have visited it has been a good experience. She..." More

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Chatham Commons

Provides: Memory Care
809 W. Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
"Nursing staff overall nice however director/administrator has a very nonchalant approach and attitude. Lost all of mothers clothing and it was if it was no concern to her. Residents manage to..." More

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Avendelle Assisted Living at Wyckford

Provides: Memory Care
4520 Dilford Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
"Located in North Raleigh in the Wyckford subdivision (just off of New Hope Road close to New Bern Avenue), Avendelle Assisted Living at Wyckford is located in a quiet, upscale, and most..." More

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Avendelle at Southern Oaks

Provides: Memory Care
605 Lawson Cypress Lane, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
"Avendelle at Southern Oaks is extremely excited to be able to provide outstanding senior care in an intimate, homelike environment in the Fuquay-Varina area! Located in the Southern Oaks..." More

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Gracie Sturdivant Care Homes

Provides: Memory Care
1004 Edenburghs Keep Dr., Knightdale, NC 27545
"When you choose Gracie Sturdivant Care Homes, senior living will start feeling a lot like taking an extended vacation. Here, you can sit back and relax knowing that everything you need will be..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Wake County

    In North Carolina, approximately 170,000 people have Alzheimer's, according to figures from the Alzheimer's Association. This figure is expected to grow to 210,000 by 2025, which is an increase of 23.5 percent.

    Wake County, NC, is located in the central part of the state and is North Carolina's second-most populous county. Its estimated population as of July 2017 is 1,072,203 residents, 11.2 percent of whom are 65 or over. To accommodate seniors in Wake County with Alzheimer's or dementia, there are 25 memory care facilities in Wake County.

    Memory care facilities are officially known state-wide as Special Care Units (SCUs) within Adult Care Homes (ACHs). North Carolina classifies ACHs as a type of assisted living residence (ALR).  

    • The residents of Wake County enjoy a comfortable year-round climate. On Sperling's Comfort Index, which is based on how many days each year reach between 70-80 degrees, Wake County scores a 62 out of 100. Wake County doesn't get much snow in the winter; the average is only 4 inches. In summer, the average July high is around 89 degrees.
    • The cost of living in Wake County is relatively affordable. It's a bit more expensive than the North Carolina average, but not by much. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, North Carolina is 96 and Wake County is 116.
    • North Carolina is somewhat tax-friendly for retirees. The state does not tax Social Security retirement benefits, has low property taxes and has sales tax rates near the national average. Seniors who have retirement income from other sources, including 401ks and IRAs are likely to see a higher tax bill in North Carolina, since the state taxes this income at 5.499 percent.
    • Wake County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Wake County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in North Carolina

    $6,531.00 Wake County
    $5,603.00 Orange County
    $5,582.00 Moore County
    $5,423.00 Durham County
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,164.00 Johnston County
    $4,927.00 Alamance County

    Memory Care costs in Wake County start around $6,531 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Wake County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wake County

    Wake 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 Wake County

    • Review of Reserve at Mills Farm

      I have never seen such a high level of incompetence. I would not recommend this place for any reason. They are unable to keep good staff, the senior people can't plan their way out of a paper bag.... Read more

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    • Review of Brookdale Cary

      My mother in law was to have a night nurse after she was released from the hospital. The nurse was present for two nights but on the third night, a decision was made by Brookdale staff to not provi... Read more

      Surviving relative
    • Review of Brookdale Cary

      My mom has been a resident of Brookdale Cary for over a year now. The staff is so kind, positive and caring. Some of the staff have been there for quite a number of years, which makes the consist... Read more

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