23 Memory Care Facilities in Wake County, NC

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Caring Star 2017

Sunrise at North Hills

Provides: Memory Care
615 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
"Located just minutes from the 440 beltline, the Sunrise at North Hills community sits just north of downtown Raleigh. We pride ourselves in our commitment to promoting and preserving independence,..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Brighton Gardens of Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
3101 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
"Located just minutes from Rex Hospital and Crabtree Valley Mall, Brighton Gardens of Raleigh sits in a central location close to I-40 and Raleigh Beltline. We pride ourselves in our extensive..." More

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Sunrise of Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
4801 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
"Just minutes from Crabtree Valley Mall, Sunrise of Raleigh is Raleigh's "castle on the hill." We pride ourselves in our individualized care, home-like setting and long-term staff members.Step into..." More

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Sunrise of Cary

Provides: Memory Care
1206 Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27513
"Sunrise of Cary was very nice, but we didn’t like that it was two floors; the memory care was on the second floor, and there’s an elevator involved. The living atmosphere was nice, and it had..." 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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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Cary

Provides: Memory Care
7870 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC 27513
"Brookdale Cary is excellent, very positive, and energetic. I am very pleased with everyone. The dining setup is nice, and the food always smells good. The facilities are good, but they could be a..." 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

Lynn's Care Home at Riverside

Provides: Memory Care
5614 Apalachicula Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616
"Lynn's Care Home at Riverside offers high quality personalized care in a unique residential setting for elderly females with progressing dementia. Offering a staff to resident ratio of two..." More

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Elmcroft of Northridge

Provides: Memory Care
600 Newton Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
"We chose Elmcroft of Northridge for Mom because of the location, services, and affordability. We like the number of services to residents, the activities, the food services, and the accommodations...." 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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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 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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Falls River Court

Provides: Memory Care
1130 Falls River Ave., Raleigh, NC 27614
"Our memory care community in Raleigh has been purposefully designed to provide your loved one with a nurturing, comfortable, home-like environment that is attractive and easy to navigate. Residents..." 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

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Morningside of Raleigh

Provides: Memory Care
801 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
"Morningside of Raleigh offers compassionate senior care in Raleigh, NC. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works..." 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 Cary Parkway

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

Carillon Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
5219 Old Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609
"I like Carillon a lot. It was very nice. The room was a 2-bedroom with just enough space. The staff was great. Everybody was great. I don't know about amenities or activities, but I know they have..." More

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Spring Arbor of Apex

Provides: Memory Care
901 Spring Arbor Courts, Apex, NC 27502

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Chatham Commons

Provides: Memory Care
809 W. Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
"Our community offers the comforts of home, a commitment to enhancing quality of life, and personal care services in a supportive environment that promotes independence. We add a personal touch 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

Spring Arbor of Cary

Provides: Memory Care
1705 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511
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    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

    $5,660.00 Johnston County
    $5,572.00 Durham County
    $5,415.00 Orange County
    $5,207.00 Wake County
    $4,855.00 US
    $4,381.00 Moore County
    $4,033.00 Alamance County
    $3,963.00 Cumberland County

    Memory Care costs in Wake County start around $5,207 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 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 Elmcroft of Northridge

      We chose Elmcroft of Northridge for Mom because of the location, services, and affordability. We like the number of services to residents, the activities, the food services, and the accommodations.... Read more

      Lisa
    • Review of HeartFields at Cary

      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 tu... Read more

      Lisa
    • Review of HeartFields at Cary

      My dad stayed at HeartFields at Cary. It was nice. The staff was awesome. The dining area was very nice. My dad was in the memory care section. They tried to offer enough activities to keep them bu... Read more

      John
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