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Memory Care Facilities in Wilson, NC

The Alzheimer’s Association predicts a 17% increase in the number of Alzheimer’s diagnoses in North Carolina in coming years, enforcing the need for effective dementia care and treatment options. In communities such as Wilson, where those aged 65 and over make up about 17% of the population, the number of Alzheimer's-related deaths has surged. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed about 6.7% of deaths countywide to Alzheimer’s. Four years later, it named Alzheimer’s as the cause of death in 7% of cases. During this period, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths grew by 59%, even though the total number of deaths only increased by 52%.

The need for dementia services is stronger than ever, and fortunately, the Wilson region has several memory care facilities to meet this need. These facilities have 24-hour staffing, secured indoor and outdoor common areas and evidence-based programming to engage residents in a safe, nurturing environment. 

This guide provides an in-depth look at memory care in Wilson and shows families what to expect regarding care costs and financial assistance options. 

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Wilson, North Carolina
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Wilson
  • Paying for Memory Care in Wilson
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Wilson
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Wilson
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wilson

What to Consider About Memory Care in Wilson

The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation monitors memory care facilities in Wilson and enforces standards for staffing, staff training and facility requirements. The division also provides technical support for facilities and investigates complaints about substandard care or conditions.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Wilson

  • Seniors in Wilson don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits, although they pay a flat rate of 4.99% on all other forms of retirement income. While the state doesn’t have any other deductions or exemptions for retirement income, its standard deduction exceeds the national norm at $12,750 for single filers. This may help some seniors and families afford memory care in Wilson.
  • Wilson serves as the county seat of Wilson County, a dementia-friendly community. Through the county, seniors and families can access literature related to dementia and supportive resources that provide information and assistance. They can also get contact information for their regional long-term care ombudsman.
  • Wilson Medical Center resides in Wilson proper, giving residents access to diverse medical services including rehabilitation, orthopedics and cancer care. Additionally, many memory care facilities in Wilson have on-call physicians who specialize in neurological and senior care.
  • Wilson has a relatively low cost of living, which may make it a viable option for seniors with limited budgets for memory care. Altogether, living expenses in this city average about 22% below the national norm and 13 percentage points below the state norm, mainly due to low housing costs. This may drive down the cost of residential care, including memory care services.
  • According to the American Lung Association, the Wilson region ranks among the cleanest metropolitan regions in the nation for ozone and 24-hour particle pollution. This may support memory care residents’ health and comfort, particularly those living with conditions such as heart or lung disease.
  • In Wilson, temperatures throughout the year range from lows of 29 degrees Fahrenheit in January to highs of 89 degrees Fahrenheit in July, appealing to older adults who enjoy experiencing distinct seasons. To give residents opportunities to enjoy the weather, many local memory care facilities have fully secured courtyards and organize activities, such as picnics and walks.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Wilson

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

In Wilson, memory care residents typically pay $5,588 per month for care.

 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Residential dementia facilities in Wilson charge $5,588 per month for care, exceeding the state norm of $5,013 but coming in a little lower than the national average of $5,625. Rates vary considerably throughout the region, with seniors in Raleigh paying about 21% more for services than residents in Wilson and memory care facilities in Greenville charging about 3% more than the local norm. On the other hand, rates in New Bern come in about 18% lower than in Wilson, and in Goldsboro, seniors pay 40% less for care.

Wilson

$5,588

North Carolina

$5,013

United States

$5,625

Raleigh

$6,735

Greenville

$5,766

Goldsboro

$3,375

New Bern

$4,556

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care ranks among the more expensive senior care options in the Wilson region, with facilities charging $5,588 per month for specialized services. While this comes in at 30% below the cost of nursing home care, it exceeds assisted living costs by 25%. Similarly, in-home care and home health care agencies charge about 23% less for private services in the individual’s home, and seniors who attend adult day health care pay 83% less for care than memory care residents.

 

Memory Care

$5,588

In-Home Care

$4,290

Home Health Care

$4,290

Adult Day Health Care

$939

Assisted Living Facility

$4,470

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,969

Note: Data for Wilson was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Rocky Mount, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Wilson

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in North Carolina page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in North Carolina

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 Wilson

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wilson

 

Wilson-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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in North Carolina

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