27 Assisted Living Communities in Greensboro, North Carolina
The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,883 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 27 Assisted Living Communities in Greensboro and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Greensboro, NC
- Assisted Living: $4,883
- Nursing Home Care: $7,893
- In-home Care: $3,432
- Adult Day Health Services: $1,278
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Greensboro
May 25, 2021
Spring Arbor of Greensboro is an excellent place. My mom is a resident of that place for three months now. It is a beautiful place. Everything about it is fine. The food is wonderful. The people are wonderful, and the care is wonderful. I cannot say enough. It is an excellent place, and I want my mother to stay there. It is an apartment type with one bedroom, a kitchenette, and a living room. They have all kinds of activities, but she is limited in what she can participate in because of her needs. They have an activities director. They just recently opened visitations up if you had your covid shots. You have to sign in and you have to answer questions to get in. They were taking temperatures and only one person at a time could come in and visit. My mother says the food is good. It is easy to get around. It is laid out and nicely planned. It is all in one level and easy to get from front to the back. The place is a little pricey.
March 7, 2021
My father is in Brighton Gardens of Greensboro. It's a clean and modern place. I am not there all the time. I live in New Jersey, and my father is down there, so we haven't had a whole lot of comments about the staff. If there are issues that are statewide about COVID, they will send notifications of their changes and their policies, but as far as my father's personal care, there are no interviews. It's probably not fair right now because everything is in lockdown -- well, in these nursing homes in North Carolina anyway. There had been quite a bit of activities beforehand, but during COVID, they have limited everything, and there are no group gatherings. They are doing everything they can to keep it from spreading and to keep any cases of COVID out of there, so there are very few social activities going on -- but that is because of COVID. It was good when they gathered in the dining hall, but now they have to deliver the meals to their rooms. Also, the food is not as fresh or of the quality it was when it was delivered straight from the kitchen. My father's studio room is nice. It's got a bathroom and a little kitchenette, and it seems to be perfectly adequate for him. There seem to be so many restrictions with what they can do, and it is not good for the residents because they can't go around and meet with everybody else. However, from that aspect, it's great that they are in a place where it is safe, and there are nurses around if there is a problem.
January 8, 2020
Carolina Estates was very nice, but they didn't have any full kitchen facilities. The staff during the tour was very friendly, offered a lot of information, and followed up with me. The food was okay. The dining area was open and restaurant style. They were making gingerbread houses in one little room when I was there. They had a piano setup, a library, and a craft area. The apartment was on the smaller side.
May 17, 2019
Morningview at Irving Park is a great place. My father-in-law's room is fine and he enjoys it. The food is excellent and they have great people working in the kitchen. They have all kinds of things for my 90-year old father-in-law to do, and he can go out to get a beer if he wants to. They also have a men's club. It's a great place. The staff is really dedicated to taking care of the people there and they don't run around with cellphones tied to their faces.
April 28, 2019
Carriage House is excellent, but they went up in price to a point where my parents couldn't afford it. I would rate them a five in appearance. They have activities daily for the residents, but it's not pushy. For example, no one comes to your room to remind you that there's bingo at 4:00. So if you don't read the calendar or you don't read the bulletin board in the dining room, you don't know what's going on. I thought that was weird. They could just print out flyers and give them to the residents or leave them on their doors. The food was not great at all, and I was surprised by that. They have a big room where they do activities and my mother likes getting her nails done there. It's a beautiful building, and my parents have a nice apartment there. It's a double room. Overall, the value for the money is not good.
November 23, 2018
Holden Heights Assistant living needs help, the staff needs to either be retrained or hire people who have a heart to serve and an ability to follow State, Federal and local guidelines. When you visit the facility it appears to be on the Square (adhears) with rules and care of the residents, but underneath they need more dedicated help, not persons who just want a job and a pay check. The site staff-especially front office could use phone etiquette as well as person to person etiquette when you want to speak with someone. They need a patient advocate who will listen to them and see to it that their concerns are met with positive feedback. Residents should not feel afraid or ashamed if they have a complaint about anything.
September 18, 2018
Holden Heights is a converted hotel, so everybody has their own room. They have common hallways and dining hall at the bottom. It's decent and takes care of our needs. My brother likes it there. The staff keeps changing, which is a problem. At one point, they were pretty active and had a bus to go places, but the woman who did the rides retired and they stopped the trips. It's a pretty clean facility.
August 30, 2018
My tour at Carolina Estates was very nice. The people were very friendly, the apartments were small, but they were nice. I had lunch there and the food was good. They have a library, meeting rooms, there's a place to watch movies, and a nice dining room. The usual people who showed me around were really nice too.
July 27, 2018
I would not recommend Holden Heights. Be aware this facility has major problems. ADA not accessible for entry/exit doors. Has 2 elevators, but usually only 1 working-try to evacuate in an emergency 4 floors 100 patients! Electrical issues aka smoldering electrical outlet-after 1 week said it had been fixed, but plate screws had never been removed, only plate cleaned off! Staff is practically nonexistent on weekends. If present they are hanging with friends and family and children too behind nurse's desk. Too busy to answer call bells! Communication lacking between Executive Director and staff and family-do not return emails or phone calls! Sanitation issues aka like fruit punch left in patient room until it starts to grow mold on the top! Floors in rooms poorly maintained-usually swept under closet door out of sight! Laundry and business office also has issues. Everytime I thought as caregiver it could not get worse it did! You will regret moving your loved one to this facility.
Map of Greensboro, North Carolina
Assisted Living Costs in Greensboro
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care survey, assisted living in Greensboro is pricier than in other areas of the state, with the average monthly cost coming in nearly $1,200 more than the state and $900 more than the national averages.
Of the major cities surveyed in North Carolina, Greensboro ($4,883) was the second most expensive city surpassed only by Raleigh, where assisted living costs nearly $5,800 per month. The most affordable care is found about 20 miles away in Burlington, where seniors pay an average of $2,800 per month and 130 miles away in Rocky Mount, where monthly care costs are approximately $2,750.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Care Cost Comparison
The cost of care in Greensboro is heavily dependent on the level of care provided to an individual. The most costly types of care generally include the expense of room and board and personal care services, while seemingly more affordable care options don’t include living costs. The cost of nursing home care is roughly $3,000 more per month than assisted living. In-home care, including homemaker and home health aide services, cost just over $3,400 per month, about $1,400 less than assisted living. With monthly costs that average roughly a third of the cost of assisted living, adult day health services are the most affordable type of care in Greensboro.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Greensboro
Medicaid in North Carolina
North Carolina’s Medicaid plan provides free or low-cost health insurance for Greensboro seniors who meet income and asset guidelines. Through the Personal Care Services Program (PCS), which is part of the regular state Medicaid program, qualifying seniors may receive services, such as bathing, dressing, eating, mobility and toileting help, provided in assisted living facilities covered.
To be eligible for Medicaid in Greensboro, seniors must be legal U.S. citizens and permanent residents of North Carolina. Single applicants may have an income of up to $1,041 and up to $2,000 in countable assets. Married applicants who are both applying to the program may have a monthly income of up to $1,409 and up to $3,000 in countable assets.
Those whose income or assets exceed these guidelines may still qualify for Medicaid through the Medically Needy Pathway. This program, which is also referred to as a spend-down program, allows those whose income is over the Medicaid limit to put their excess income toward medical expenses. Once their remaining income meets income limit, Medicaid covers the rest of their medical expenses.
Those who exceed both the income and asset limits but are unable to afford their medical expenses may receive services through Medicaid planning.
In addition to meeting these eligibility guidelines, seniors who wish to have assisted living services covered through the PCS program must have a medical condition, disability or cognitive impairment and need:
- Limited hands-on assistance with at least three activities of daily living
- Assistance with two activities of daily living, including extensive assistance with at least one activity
- Assistance with two activities of daily living, including one for which they’re fully dependent on assistance
Eligibility for the PCS program is determined by an assessment conducted by or on behalf of the Division of Medical Assistance, and program participants receive only the services included in their individualized service plan.
North Carolina’s Medicaid program, including its PCS program, is an entitlement, meaning that all who qualify for services are guaranteed to receive them. To learn more about the state’s Medicaid program or to apply, seniors may apply online or call the NC Medicaid Contact Center at (888) 245-0179.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
State-County Special Assistance
Low-income Greenboro seniors who reside in an assisted living facility may qualify for the State-County Special Assistance program. This program provides a cash benefit that may be used toward room-and-board expenses in a licensed facility. Seniors who participate in this program are automatically eligible for Medicaid.
To qualify, applicants must be at least 65 years of age and live in a residential facility that is approved for special assistance. The facility must also agree to accept the state rate for residents with special assistance.
Those who wish to learn more about this program should contact the local Division of Social Services at (336) 641-3447.
Optional State Supplement
Low-income seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income may be eligible for additional benefits through the Optional State Supplementation program. This cash benefit may be put toward the cost of room and board in an adult care home.
The maximum monthly benefit for a single applicant is $554. Seniors who reside in special care units may receive up to $887 per month.
To learn more about the OSS program, Greensboro residents can contact their local Social Security Administration office at (800) 772-1213.
PACE of the Triad
PACE of the Triad provides community-based services for seniors who require nursing home level of care but prefer to remain in their home. Services covered by this program include prescription drug coverage, recreational therapy and nutritional counseling.
To qualify for this program, applicants must be 55 years of age or older and able to live safely in the community. They must reside in Guilford County, where Greensboro is located, and meet the state’s nursing home level-of-care criteria.
To learn more about this program or to apply for services, seniors can contact the PACE of the Triad office at (336) 550-4040.
Assisted Living Resources in Greensboro
Greensboro veterans can connect with valuable services and informational resources through the offices listed below. Veterans can receive social and psychological services and assistance in applying for benefits and obtaining medical care.
Guilford County Veterans Services Office
1203 Maple Street, Room 128, Greensboro, NC 27405
Greensboro Vet Center
3515 West Market Street, Suite 120, Greensboro, NC 27406
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