MemoryCare is an independent, community-based, charitable organization established in June of 2000 in western North Carolina. We serve adults with cognitive impairment and their families with a model that integrates education and support of caregivers with expert medical care of those with dementia.
Dementia impacts not only the person with the illness but the family as well. At MemoryCare, when a person with dementia comes for a visit in our clinic, they come with family as well – every visit, every time. Having input from family members who know the person well is essential for making and implementing appropriate plans. Over time, as the illness progresses, having a family that understands the disease and has access to an expert team who knows them and their loved one can make all the difference!
For MemoryCare to operate, it costs, on average, $1,600 per family, per year for the comprehensive care we provide. Ironically, while MemoryCare accepts any insurance, no insurance covers the full cost of educating, training, and supporting families in a way that every guideline says is necessary. Each year MemoryCare has the challenge of raising 50% of our revenue from charitable funds. Fundraising covers not only costs for the care of low-income families but for the budgetary gap we have for all families we see. Below are several quotes from families we've served:
“You are who I turn to when I need something”
“You gave us the tools we needed to be the caregivers our mother needed”
"When you come, you know that you are doing all you can, and will get the best care- that's priceless"
“I can’t imagine what people do without a program like yours”
We share in WNC Bridge’s vision of improving the health services that are available to our community. We are deeply grateful to the support from WNC Bridge to help us continue serving families who need the care of MemoryCare.
MemoryCare is here to serve any family with need through the need and generosity of this community. Please know that your contribution makes a difference. Thank you.
To learn more about our program, visit our website at www.memorycare.org