The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Wake County, NC for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Wake County is $7,024 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Durham County with an average starting cost of $6,565.
To help you with your search, browse the 78 reviews below for memory care facilities in Wake County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Wake County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Durham County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 24 families in Wake County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Wake County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Wake County, NC
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
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Memory Care costs in Wake County start around $7,024 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,745 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Wake County
Review of Reserve at Mills Farm
Reserve at Mills Farm is a brand-new facility, but a little more homey. It's rustic. The grounds have a pond nearby. It's very close to facilities like grocery stores and Costco. It's only three le... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Raleigh
The rooms vary in size in the Memory Care Units. The rooms are drab and the atmosphere is depressing. My relative's room was very small. The staff were very nice but they were very understaffed es... Read more
Review of Cadence Garner
Cadence Garner looked great from the outside. We went in and we were greeted by the staff. They had a nice waiting area. The lady walked us through very quickly. My friend didn't like it because it... Read more