5 Memory Care Facilities near Wilmington, NC

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Wilmington, NC

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Brookdale Wilmington

Provides: Memory Care
3501 Converse Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
"The Brookdale Wilmington facility was much better than what I expected. I can't remember who I talked with the day we went there, but I explained to her that we were looking at Brookdale as the..." More

Morningside of Wilmington

Provides: Memory Care
2744 South 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412
"Mother has been resident for 1+ years in their memory care unit. It takes special staff to work with these residents. I've found staff caring and they come up with all sorts of ideas to engage the..." More

The Commons At Brightmore

Provides: Memory Care
2320 41St Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
"I witnessed a very sad situation on my recent visit with my mother in law. One of the other residents was walking around trying to get help with her very obviously soaking wet diaper. The THREE..." More

Davis Health Care Center

Provides: Memory Care
1011 Porters Neck Road, Wilmington, NC 28411
"I think The Davis Community is very organized. My mom is in their memory care, and from what I can tell, the facility seems to be very, very organized, and very good. I have no complaints. They..." More

Castle Hayne Castle Creek Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
4724 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429
"This facility was wonderful! I came to visit a friend before COVID happened and i was amazed at the building. The facility looked wonderful and clean and was odor free. As soon as i walked in the..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Wilmington

    Wilmington is located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern North Carolina, a state where about 160,000 people have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. It has a long history as a port, although its economy is currently based on manufacture and research in the high-tech sector. Wilmington has a population of about 120,000 with a senior population of 15.2 percent, which is approximately the state average. This area has a total of four memory care facilities, including two in Wilmington and two others in nearby cities. The Division of Health Service Regulation regulates facilities in North Carolina for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

    • Its location near the Atlantic Ocean gives Wilmington a more moderate climate than in other parts of the state, increasing the comfort level for residents in memory care throughout the state. Wilmington has a rating of 76 on the Sperling Comfort Index, as compared to the U.S. average of 54. This index rates a location’s annual comfort level on a scale of one to 100, with a higher score indicating a more comfortable climate. Wilmington’s average low temperature in January is 34 degrees, and its average high temperature in July is 89 degrees.
    • The cost of living in Wilmington is 1.8 percent above the national average, so senior citizens on a budget should not have any particular difficulties in living here. Housing is the biggest expense at 14 percent above average, and the cost of health care is also relatively high at eight percent above average. Transportation is 11 percent below average, and groceries are about eight percent below average. All other living expenses are close to the national average in Wilmington.
    • Its status as a port city contributes towards Wilmington’s high crime rate, which should merit careful study when considering this city’s memory care facilities. Its rate of property crime is 64.5 on a scale of one to 100, as compared to the state average of 43.8 and the national average of 38.1. The rate of violent crime in Wilmington is 55.8, while the state average is 28.9 and the national average is 31.1.
    • The overall air quality in Wilmington should raise no particular concerns for senior citizens with respiratory conditions. It is one percent below to US national average. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Wilmington

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in North Carolina

    $5,872.00 Morehead City
    $5,180.00 Hampstead
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,793.00 Fayetteville
    $4,500.00 Jacksonville
    $4,207.00 Wilmington
    $4,172.00 Myrtle Beach
    $2,913.00 Conway

    Memory Care costs in Wilmington start around $4,207 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Wilmington 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 Wilmington

    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 Wilmington

    Wilmington 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 Wilmington, please visit our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wilmington

    Wilmington-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 Wilmington

    • Review of The Commons At Brightmore

      I witnessed a very sad situation on my recent visit with my mother in law. One of the other residents was walking around trying to get help with her very obviously soaking wet diaper. The THREE sta... Read more

    • Review of The Commons At Brightmore

      I liked The Commons At Brightmore of Wilmington. My brother-in-law was there in the memory care unit. The administration changed fast. You thought you knew who you were dealing with and then the ne... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Wilmington

      Brookdale Wilmington was laid out in a square around a common area. It's a very nice place and we liked the fact that it was only memory care. It's a very small community and it seemed to be well k... Read more

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