Our Impact

MemoryCare is now a nationally recognized program for dementia care! Our community-based, nonprofit, charitable organization is uniquely focused on serving the whole family. In 2018, we served over a thousand people living with dementia and 3500 of their family caregivers.  We reached over 2200 individuals with dementia-specific education and sent our electronic newsletter to over 2300 people. Our peer support groups met three times per month, and our Caregiver Consultant met families throughout the year.

There is a reason we are here. With age being the greatest risk factor for cognitive impairment, the disease is already a significant issue in Western North Carolina where, on average, 23% of our population is of this age as compared to the 15.9% in the rest of the state and country. We are also here because the community supports our work. Over the years, we have noticed that the majority of our supporters have been touched in some way by dementia.  Those whose lives have been impacted by the disease have a unique understanding of the need for a program like MemoryCare. Said one MemoryCare caregiver, “There will never be adequate words to thank you and your organization for your constant support and wisdom.”

  • For every dollar donated 89 cents goes directly to program services
  • For each dollar spent, 11 cents goes for overhead costs

For each person with cognitive impairment seen at MemoryCare, on average there are three caregivers provided education, training, and support.

1%

percent for program services

1%

percent for overhead

*Based on a 2019 independent audit report.  

Quotes from Families Served by MemoryCare

Thank you for your service, your wisdom, and your care!

MemoryCare Caregiver

Thank you for the generosity of spirit and time. You make a big difference in our world.

MemoryCare Caregiver

I would recommend this to anyone with aging parents - most excellent people and program.

MemoryCare Caregiver

The doctor and Care Manager have made us feel hope that we can handle this disease. Their help and resources are vital to this community and my family.

MemoryCare Caregiver

I have felt a great sense of relief after first meeting with the staff here - just knowing that he and I are in competent, caring hands.

MemoryCare Caregiver

I never saw myself as being able to care for Mother but with your help I am.

MemoryCare Caregiver

This program is such a blessing to our family.  The staff and caregivers are amazing.  We are very thankful to have this facility as a resource during this time in our lives while caring for a loved one.

MemoryCare Caregiver

MemoryCare is the modern day version of old fashioned care. They also work cohesively with other health care providers in coordinating care. For our family, the MemoryCare staff have not only been our healthcare providers, but also our compass.

MemoryCare Caregiver

Our MemoryCare team is extremely supportive and helpful. They give us honesty and confidence as we go down this journey and help explain what we truly don’t know how to understand.

MemoryCare Caregiver

MemoryCare is wonderful. You all give the needed support for the patient and the family. Understanding this condition means so much.

MemoryCare Caregiver

The aspect that I feel has been the most important for us as a family is the education and emotional support we have received from MemoryCare. After only a couple of sessions, I felt much calmer about the challenges of taking care of Mom. The situation was no better, but we were now familiar with what to expect and had learned strategies to help us cope. Not only did that make Mom feel more secure, but it helped all of our family to better balance our work and community responsibilities as we figured out how to deal with Alzheimer’s

MemoryCare Caregiver

This experience at MemoryCare changed my life as well as my husband's in the most positive manner.

MemoryCare Caregiver

I’ve received guidance and affirmation that what I’m experiencing is normal. I am not alone!

MemoryCare Caregiver

Thank you for providing respectful, whole-person, whole-family care.

MemoryCare Caregiver

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