About Us

MemoryCare is nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is three-fold: To provide specialized medical care to older adults with cognitive impairment; to support caregivers with education, counseling, and improved access to services; and to provide community education.

Founder, Dr. Margaret Noel and Director, Dr. Virginia Templeton

MemoryCare is an independent, community-based organization, located in Asheville, NC, consisting of a team of physicians, nurses, social workers and volunteers dedicated to one goal – helping individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive disorders live as fully as possible for as long as possible at home or in their preferred setting.  We are the only organization of our kind in western North Carolina and one of the few in the nation that focuses on equipping the caregiver with the resources they need as well as providing excellent care to their loved one. We also have a satellite clinic in Waynesville, NC (west of Asheville) where we serve rural patients living in surrounding counties.

The diagnosis of any cognitive disorder puts in motion a long and challenging journey for patients and their families. MemoryCare is there every step of the way, from assessment and treatment, to support and education for families and caregivers.

MemoryCare is located on the campus of Givens Estates United Methodist Retirement Community. The Givens Communities generously provided a long-term land lease upon which The SECU Center for MemoryCare was constructed.  In addition, Givens Communities graciously provides annual operational support.  These gifts help keep our overhead low and make a huge difference in our ability to carry out our mission.

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Our Values

Excellence

Maintain the highest quality in clinical, supportive, and educational services.

Compassion

Provide a safe, caring environment that demonstrates respect for all individuals.

Collaboration

Work with patients, caregivers, staff, and other organizations to enhance services and share knowledge.

Integrity

Act at the highest level of ethical behavior, fiscal responsibility, fairness and accountability.

Sustainability

Ensure that our services remain available to the region as an independent, non-profit organization and a well-established model for others to follow.

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