The capital city of North Carolina, Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for the many oak trees that dot its landscape. With moderate Fall and Spring temperatures, warm to hot summers, and relatively mild winters, it is no wonder that Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
Raleigh is home to world-class museums, an open-air amphitheater, award-winning restaurants, bustling shopping districts and more than 150 parks, lakes and green spaces. There is something for everyone here and seniors who choose assisted living in Raleigh find much to do in this vibrant and much-loved city.
History and culture are alive and well in Raleigh. The Mordecai Historic Park is the birthplace of President Andrew Johnson and a popular tourist destination in the heart of downtown. Residents of assisted living in Raleigh can explore the historic Mordecai Mansion and take a ride on the Raleigh Trolley.
Train lovers can enjoy a ride on the New Hope Valley Railway at the North Carolina Railway Museum and everyone will find something to explore at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Located among 160 acres of lush greenery in Museum Park, the largest art park in the country, the museum contains one of the best collections of art in the Southeast.
Raleigh Senior Activities
Over 12 percent of North Carolina’s population is age 65 and older, which translates to a wide selection of programs available for seniors enjoying assisted living in Raleigh.
Through the city’s Senior Adult Program, adults age 55 and up can join one of 48 clubs offering programs such as Bingo, Bridge, educational lectures, luncheons and day outings. Some clubs also offer volunteer opportunities where seniors can participate in activities at local schools, libraries, health centers and museums.
Raleigh Medical Facilities
There are numerous medical options for residents of assisted living in Raleigh. Hospitals in the city include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Rex Hospital, WakeMed and Western Wake Medical Center.
Rex operates a Senior Health Center which offers care specifically targeted to individuals 65 years of age and older. Staff at this facility are specially trained to provide care for elder adults, whether this means preventative medicine or treatment for chronic conditions such as diabetes.
The city’s public transit system, Capital Area Transit (CAT), offers discounted bus passes to seniors who are able to ride regular bus routes. For trips downtown, seniors can hop on the R-Line, which offers free travel within Raleigh’s Central Business District.
For residents of assisted living in Raleigh who require greater help getting around due to a disability, CAT offers the Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART) program. For approximately half the regular price, ART provides door-to-door cab services in and around the city.
Find Assisted Living in Raleigh
With its beautiful parks, world-class museums, art galleries, pleasant weather and stately historical buildings, Raleigh is a lively and inviting place to call home. To view a list of local senior housing, visit our Raleigh Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing staff writer.
Map of Raleigh Assisted Living Facilities
Raleigh, NC Assisted Living Costs
Raleigh, NC Assisted Living Costs
The median cost of Assisted Living in Raleigh is $3,838 per month. Assisted Living costs range from $1,800 to $5,790 depending on location and other factors.
Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near Raleigh, NC
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Cost of Assisted Living in North Carolina
North Carolina operates the State-County Special Assistance Program to help low-income families pay for the cost of assisted living facilities. Medicaid can also be a source of monetary support for residents who meet income qualifications. For those who don’t meet the requirements of these programs, the cost of assisted living is left to residents and their families.