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If your loved one needs memory care in Charlotte, A Place for Mom can help. With 28 memory care facilities in Charlotte, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

Alzheimer’s care in Charlotte incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Charlotte memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Charlotte, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.

We are also serving Memory Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Commonwealth, Raintree and Stonehaven.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Huntersville, Indian Trail or Pineville.

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Recent reviews of Memory Care in Charlotte, NC
HarborChase of Riverwalk in Rock Hill, SC

At this community, my mom gets a lot of attention and they communicate well and email us weekly with updates. They have a hair salon and my mom loves it. I would recommend this community to others.

Waltonwood Cotswold in Charlotte, NC

Our first impression of Waltonwood was it was kept very clean and the people there were so very friendly. We relaly liked that it had a 24/7 concierge service, we felt that we could call anytime during the day and someone would answer. We are from out of town and this community is very accessible. It is an excellent place, they have taken extra precautions during COVID. We are able to face time her to check in, but we know she is being well taken care of. All the care services are excellent. The food is like restaurant style, it is very good quality. Due to COVID this residents are eating in their rooms. Before COVID they have plenty of activities to offer, sometimes they would take day trips, and the community would bring in live entertainment. There was also movie night. This community had physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Summit Place of South Park in Charlotte, NC

We chose Summit Place at the time because they were ready to go, they had a doctor and all resources in place to get it all done quickly. It also seemed like an organized place where my mom would do well. I would recommend to others looking.

Liberty Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Me

3700 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes

Saturn Nursing & Rehab

1930 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes

Epic Health Services

8520 Cliff Cameron Drive Suite 190, Charlotte, NC 28269

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Costs of memory care in the Charlotte area

On average, the monthly cost of memory care at our in-network facilities in Charlotte is $5,200, according to our proprietary data from 2022.[01] This amount factors in the cost of monthly rent and any potential add-on services or fees, which can include the following:

  • Advanced care fees
  • One-time community entry fee or deposit
  • Monthly medication fees
  • Pet care

Facilities that offer memory care generally cost more than other types of senior living in Charlotte because they offer more extensive services like round-the-clock care and supervision, specialized therapies and activities, and enhanced security measures. These costs are typically included in the baseline monthly rent, as well as other services like the following:

  • Meals and snacks
  • Medication management
  • Housekeeping services
  • On-site transportation
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

Some memory care facilities may offer “all-inclusive” living, where residents pay one monthly fee no matter their care needs. In other instances, a community may have a base rate and add advanced care and service costs to the total monthly price. Below, you can see what the base rates look like in the Charlotte area without any extra costs for care or services.

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How people pay for memory care in Charlotte

The cost of memory care can leave many families and caregivers wondering how they’ll be able to afford it. While private sources of funding are the best place to start, others may want to access additional resources like long-term care insurance or Medicaid for long-term memory care.

In this section, we detail several forms of private payment methods that can be used to pay for memory care. We also go over several types of public funding options from federal and state health care programs to veterans benefits.

Private pay methods in Charlotte

Many families and caregivers look into what personal assets they have available to pay for memory care. A savings account may be the first resource that comes to mind, but other forms of personal assets can include investment returns from stocks and bonds or retirement income.

When considering dipping into retirement income, you’ll want to be mindful of North Carolina’s tax rules for these benefits. While Social Security benefits are exempt from income taxes in the Tar Heel State, all other forms of retirement income are taxed at the state’s income tax rate — 4.99% in 2022.[02] This includes income from employer pensions and withdrawals from a traditional IRA or 401k.

For some, these private payment methods may be enough to cover the costs of memory care. Those who would like a bit more of a financial cushion can also look into the following resources:

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Understand North Carolina laws and regulations for memory care facilities

About 43% of our partnered memory care facilities exclusively accommodate residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The rest are assisted living communities with specialized care units to accommodate residents with dementia.

Both types of communities are classified as adult care homes in North Carolina, and they are licensed to provide personal care and memory care service. They are regulated by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation (DSHR). All adult care homes that provide assisted living or memory care services must implement the following:

  • Make the community available for visitations at least 10 hours every day.
  • Provide transportation sources and laundry services at no additional fee.
  • Develop activity programs that encourage participation from all residents.
  • Assure that on-site licensed health professionals are available to evaluate residents’ health status and care plans.
  • Prepare at least three nutritionally acceptable meals and snacks, with accommodations made for residents’ prescribed diets.
  • Establish a care plan for each resident within 30 days of admission, which is based on a resident’s initial assessment and can be revised as needed.[09]

You can find all of these rules and regulations for DSHR agencies on the DHHS website, as well as reports on licensed facilities in North Carolina.

Policies for special care units for memory care

Special care units for memory care residents have their own set of policies in addition to those for adult care homes. These policies should be created and executed by the individual facility, and they should address topics such as the following:

  • Staff training requirements
  • Specialized memory care services
  • Additional costs and fees for different services
  • Family support programs and ways families can be involved
  • Safety measures in place for situations like wandering and aggressive behavior[09]

Memory care unit admission and care plans

All adult care homes in North Carolina have admission requirements for residents to make sure their care needs don’t exceed a facility’s capacity, including memory care units.

People seeking admission to a memory care unit must undergo a pre-admission screening for cognitive impairment and have a confirmed medical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. A care plan must be developed within 30 days of admission. These plans are reviewed and updated quarterly to reflect a resident’s specific needs. Care plans should examine the resident’s:

  • Behavior patterns
  • Self-help capacities
  • Level of cognitive impairment
  • Physical abilities and/or disabilities
  • Ability to perform their activities of daily living (ADL)[09]

Memory care staff and training requirements

Memory care units must have staff available at all times. To make sure these facilities have the necessary staffing to accommodate the needs of residents, North Carolina law requires the following:

  • A full-time care coordinator must be on-site at least five days per week.
  • At least one staff member must be available for up to eight residents on the first and second shifts, which are typically during the day and through the evening.
  • There must be one staff member for a maximum of 10 residents on the third shift, which is often the night shift.[09]

Staff in memory care facilities undergo memory care training and orientation throughout their employment. Any staff who works in a memory care unit is required to complete a 6-hour orientation within their first week of employment.

Additionally, all staff members who are responsible for providing personal care and supervising residents in memory care must complete the following:

  • 20 hours of dementia-specific training within the first six months of employment
  • 12 hours of continued education annually — with 6 hours covering dementia-related topics[09]

Building conditions

Memory care units in an assisted living facility are required to follow all North Carolina State Building Codes and local zoning laws for adult care homes. Additionally, memory care units have special building specifications that include the following:

  • Memory care units should have direct access to a secure outdoor area.
  • Memory care units must provide living and dining space of at least 30 square feet per resident.
  • Security monitoring systems must be present in memory care units where exit doors are unlocked.
  • Each memory care unit should have a sink and toilet for every five residents, with a shower and tub provided in every unit.
  • Special care units for memory care residents must be separated from the rest of the facility by closed doors when it’s a portion or wing of the facility.
  • Memory care units should limit or completely avoid the placement of loud mechanical objects like ice machines, alarm systems, and window air conditioners.[09]

Reporting abuse and complaints

Any confirmed or suspected incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a resident are required to be reported by a facility. Facilities are also required to report any injuries or illnesses of a resident as soon as possible, no later than 24 hours after an incident.[09] Anyone, however, can report abuse or neglect by filing a complaint to the NC DHSR. You can also contact your local ombudsman office and Area Agency on Aging to investigate any complaints.

North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) contact information

809 Ruggles Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-855-3750

Centralina Area Agency on Aging contact information

525 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-2416

COVID-19 regulations for Charlotte memory care facilities

COVID-19 mandates for memory care facilities are generally set at the state level in North Carolina. There aren’t any mandates in place for memory care facilities in Charlotte, as of March 2023.

However, while many memory care facilities will likely follow state and local guidance for COVID-19, some may have stricter policies in place to protect residents and staff. It’s always a good idea to contact a prospective memory care facility directly for their most current guidelines. You can also reach out to the local Area Agency on Aging for more information.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has guidance for long-term care facilities and a handy dashboard on its website. You can also find local COVID-19 data and resources on the Mecklenburg County website. Below, you can find a summary of COVID-19 guidance currently in place for Mecklenburg County.

Facility cleanliness. Facilities are advised to maintain good ventilation practices.

Masking. Some facilities may require masks for in-person visits or when in indoor common spaces.

Vaccinations. Staff and residents are encouraged to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. You can find a COVID-19 vaccine near you on the county website.

Quarantining. Those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 exposure should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isolation recommendations. The Mecklenburg County website provides information on testing options.

Get to know assisted living in Charlotte, North Carolina


Number of in-network memory care facilities within the Charlotte, North Carolina, area

3.9/5.0 Average in-network rating for partnered memory care facilities
75% of communities offer pet-friendly services
36% of communities in market offer memory care exclusively
75% of communities in market have enclosed walking spaces


Number of people we’ve referred to in-market memory care facilities


Average age of residents we’ve referred in market
Gender split: 64% female

What to expect from memory care living in Charlotte

While many may not associate a memory care facility with a home-like setting, Charlotte has some memory care communities that are downright darling. Take a look at what to expect from memory care in Charlotte and the types of amenities, activities, and services offered.

Memory care manors

Many memory care facilities in Charlotte exude charm with Victorian-inspired elements like welcoming walkways, enclosed covered porches with rocking chairs, and charming brick exteriors. Impeccably maintained landscaping surrounds the communities and often features lovely courtyards, raised garden beds, and swimming pools. Many communities immediately welcome residents and guests with bright, immaculate lobbies. Communities will also host activities in tastefully appointed common areas.

You can expect to find a range of floor plans for studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, with private and semi-private options available at most. These living spaces are designed to feel safe and familiar for memory care residents, with some units featuring kitchenettes, walk-in showers with seats, and ample natural lighting.

Gracious amenities

Charlotte memory care facilities provide an array of on-site amenities for residents. About 68% of memory care facilities have a professional chef on-site to prepare delicacies ranging from specialized dining programs to international cuisine.[01] Most memory care facilities offer restaurant-style dining, with some communities also providing room service and anytime dining. Most of our partner communities are designed to accommodate residents with memory loss with enclosed courtyard spaces, wandering prevention systems, and visits from specialized therapists.

You can also expect to find five-star services at Charlotte memory care facilities, such as housekeeping, transportation, and personal laundry. Additionally, many communities boast convenient access to on-site conveniences, including fitness centers, beauty salons, and movie theaters. A selection of communities even have exclusive amenities, like putting greens, butterfly gardens, and a massage therapist.

Specialized activities for residents in memory care

Residents in memory care facilities have access to specialized activities and programs. About half of our partner communities offer reminiscence therapy programs to encourage residents to explore and recall positive memories, as well as sensory-based therapies.[01] Some in-network communities also provide dedicated memory care programming that centers around reducing aggressiveness, boredom, and loneliness.

Other activities help promote socialization among residents in memory care facilities. Residents enjoy ample opportunities to pursue the hobbies they enjoy the most — from art classes to gardening clubs, and live performances to trivia games. Our partner memory care facilities in Charlotte also make it easy for residents to stay physically active with stretching classes, tai chi, and yoga classes. The majority of our in-network communities also host get-togethers for residents that include holiday parties, happy hours, and birthday parties.

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Unfamiliar with Charlotte? Highlights for seniors


Number of seniors over the age of 75 currently living in Charlotte, per the U.S. Census Bureau


Average annual income for Charlotte seniors age 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau


Percentage of seniors age 75 and older within the Charlotte population, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau

Health care for seniors in Charlotte

Several highly ranked hospitals are located in Charlotte, which provide access to a range of extensive care services for seniors and those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We highlight some of these first-rate medical facilities below.

Atrium Health Senior Care

Atrium Health Senior Care provides two service options for seniors age 65 and older. Its memory care clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions ranging from mild cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s disease to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Atrium Health also provides primary care services to Mecklenburg County seniors living in long-term care facilities, with on-call services and weekly visits to partner communities available.

Novant Health Memory Care Clinic

Novant Health delivers exceptional support for patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementias at its memory care clinic. The clinic is thoughtfully designed to accommodate memory care patients by featuring comfortable seating, captivating North Carolina-based artwork, and navigable floors for patients with walkers. Novant Health’s memory care clinic works with both patients and their caregivers to create a tailor-made care plan and help connect them to the resources they need.

Transportation for seniors in Charlotte

Complimentary transportation is provided at roughly 70% of our partnered memory care facilities in Charlotte, while around 30% of partner communities have at-cost transportation available.[01] These services help residents safely get to and from appointments and errands. Visiting friends and families can utilize the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). CATS operates several bus and rail lines throughout Charlotte, and it offers paratransit services for people with disabilities.

Seniors age 60 and older can access transportation services via the Mecklenburg Transportation System (MTS). The services provide nonemergency transportation to help eligible seniors get to and from appointments and various errands or outings. You can find descriptions, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the programs on the Mecklenburg County website.

Senior activities in Charlotte

Residents and tourists alike will find Charlotte is the crown jewel of Southern cities. It’s hard not to get caught up in the city’s almost contagious culture, from the sounds of fans cheering from local sports bars to the gorgeous foliage that turns blazing red in autumn. Frequently called the Queen City, this darling city is rich in activities and attractions for people of all ages and abilities, with several offering accessibility options for people with physical and mental disabilities like those listed below.

Magnificent museums

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Creative Access program offers creative classes for adults with disabilities, as well as specialized programming for adults with dementia. Charlotte has several other museums throughout the city with accommodations for varying accessibility needs and abilities. A few of those museums include:

Theatrical wonders

Several of Charlotte’s elegant theaters offer sensory-friendly shows with adaptations like modified lighting and sound, American Sign Language interpretations, and accommodations for guests with service dogs. The Charlotte Ballet has several accessible performances throughout the year, which often provide the following:

  • Dedicated quiet zones
  • Unlimited entry and exit
  • Shorter performance and longer intermission times

Engaging experiences

These Charlotte gems are designed to promote inclusivity for all guests with dedicated passes like the Carowinds Boarding Pass program, which helps visitors with limited mobility or cognitive impairments enjoy complete access to the park’s attractions. Or, catch a Hornets game at Spectrum Center where you’ll find these amenities:

  • Wheelchair and companion seating
  • Guide dog and service animal accommodations
  • Assistive listening systems (ALS) for guests with hearing difficulties or blindness

Frequently asked questions

Wellmore of Tega Cay, Concord Place and The Charlotte are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Charlotte, NC. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Charlotte is 5,577 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2022). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2022, October 12). Eligibility for veterans pension.

  4. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2022, October 12). VA aid and attendance benefits and housebound allowance.

  5. North Carolina Medicaid Division of Health Benefits. Eligibility.

  6. North Carolina Medicaid Division of Health Benefits. (2023, March 03). Personal care services (PCS).

  7. Medicare. What medicare covers. Medicare.gov.

  8. Licensing of Adult Care Homes of Seven or More Beds, N.C. Administrative Code § 10A NCAC 13F (1977 & rev. 2022).

  9. United States Census Bureau. (2022). Age and sex (S0101) [Data set]. American community survey.

  10. United States Census Bureau. (2022). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data set]. American community survey.

  11. Mecklenburg County Government. Mecklenburg transportation system (MTS).

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