Cities with Memory Care Communities in North Carolina

TerraBella Newton

  1088 Radio Station Rd
Newton, NC 28658


TerraBella Hillsborough

  1911 Orange Grove Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278


TerraBella Shelby

  1550 Charles Rd
Shelby, NC 28152


TerraBella Harrisburg

  6200 Roberta Rd
Harrisburg, NC 28075


TerraBella Cramer Mountain

  500 Cramer Mountain Road
Cramerton, NC 28032


TerraBella Salisbury

  1915 Mooresville Rd
Salisbury, NC 28147


TerraBella Southern Pines

  101 Brucewood Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387


TerraBella Asheboro

  2925 Zoo Pkwy
Asheboro, NC 27205


TerraBella Southport

  1125 E Leonard St
Southport, NC 28461


Croatan Village Assisted Living & Memory Care

  4522 Old Cherry Point Rd
New Bern, NC 28560


Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center

  251 Shelton St
Waynesville, NC 28786


TerraBella Hendersonville

  3851 Howard Gap Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Piedmont Christian Home

  1510 Deep River Road
High Point, NC 27265


TerraBella Lake Norman

  140 Carriage Club Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117


Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall

  630 Carolina Bay Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403


Brookridge Retirement Community

  1199 Hayes Forest Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106


Arbor Acres United Methodist

  1240 Arbor Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104


Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

  41 Cobblers Way
Asheville, NC 28804

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle

  5490 Arbor Branch Drive
Shallotte, NC 28470


Waltonwood Lake Boone

  3550 Horton Street
Raleigh, NC 27607


Waltonwood Providence

  11945 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277


Brightmore of South Charlotte

  10225 Old Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28227


LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

  1064 W Mills St.
Columbus, NC 28722

Pennybyrn at Maryfield

  109 Penny Road
High Point, NC 27260


Peak Resources Brookshire

  300 Meadowland Dr
Hillsborough, NC 27278


PruittHealth - Raleigh

  2420 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603


Brookstone Terrace of Clemmons

  4430 Clinard Rd, North Carolina
Clemmons, NC 27012


TerraBella Northridge

  421 Van Thomas Dr
Raleigh, NC 27615


Ranson Ridge

  13910 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078


TerraBella Little Avenue

  7745 Little Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28226


Carteret Landing Assisted Living

  221 Friendly Road
Morehead City, NC 28557


Priddy Manor

  1294 Priddy Rd
King, NC 27021


Mallard Ridge Assisted Living

  9420 North NC Hwy 150
Clemmons, NC 27012


Walnut Ridge Assisted Living

  411 Windmill St
Walnut Cove, NC 27052


Kerner Ridge Assisted Living

  250 Hopkins Rd.
Kernersville, NC 27284


Mebane Ridge Assisted Living

  1999 South NC Hwy 119
Mebane, NC 27302


Chatham Ridge Assisted Living

  114 Polks Village Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Waltonwood Cotswold

  5215 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28211


Morningside of Concord

  500 Penny Lane
Concord, NC 28028


The Haven in Highland Creek

  5920 McChesney Drive
Charlotte, NC 28269


The Laurels In Highland Creek

  6101 Clarke Creek Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269


Wake Assisted Living

  2800 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610


Preston House

  4910 Harris Woods Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269


Waltonwood Cary Parkway

  750 SE Cary Parkway
Cary, NC 27511


What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.

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