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Assisted Living in Mecklenburg County, NC

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,803 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 25 assisted living facilities in Mecklenburg County and 17 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Mecklenburg County, NC

  • Assisted Living: $3,803
  • Nursing Home Care: $6,935
  • In-home Care: $3,813
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,343

Brookdale Charlotte East

6053 Wilora Lake Rd.
Charlotte, NC

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Brookdale Charlotte East provides superb amenities and a range of independent living, personalized assisted living, and supportive services for an extraordinary senior lifestyle.

Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

5800 Old Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC

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Brookdale Carriage Club Providence, which is nestled among 44 acres of the area’s most stunning natural landscape, provides a comprehensive range of senior care and lifestyle options.

Brighton Gardens of Charlotte

6000 Park South Drive
Charlotte, NC

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Ideally located close to shopping, banking and abundant dining opportunities, Brighton Gardens of Charlotte offers park-like surroundings and beautifully decorated accommodations.

Sunrise on Providence

5114 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC

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5 Reviews

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Situated on 12 wooded acres with stunning lake views, Sunrise on Providence, located in Charlotte, provides exceptional assisted living and memory care in a home-like atmosphere.

Brookdale South Charlotte

5515 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC

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2 Reviews

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Brookdale South Charlotte, set in a wooded, peaceful setting, provides a wonderful lifestyle for active seniors, plus assisted living and memory care options.

The Crossings at Steele Creek

13600 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC

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The Crossings is convenient to Charlotte, Pineville, Fort Mill and Rock Hill. Our residents can age in place at The Crossings.

Brookdale Weddington Park

2404 Plantation Center Drive
Matthews, NC

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Brookdale Weddington Park is a high-quality assisted living community located in Matthews, North Carolina that offers personalized services and gracious amenities.

MerryWood on Park

3600 Park Road
Charlotte, NC

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Excitement fills the air at Atria MerryWood where residents have an amazing array of programs and events to keep them entertained all year round.

Elmcroft of Little Avenue

7745 Little Avenue
Charlotte, NC

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Elmcroft of Little Avenue is a Charlotte assisted living and Alzheimer's Care community offering accommodations for those who may require assistance in their daily living activities.

Charlotte Square

5820 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC

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At Charlotte Square, seniors will discover a community filled with companionship, a full activity calendar and a compassionate staff providing supportive services.

Kestral Ridge Family Care Home

9305 Kestral Ridge Drive
Charlotte, NC

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This is a beautiful assisted living residential home located in the senior section of Highland Creek off of Eastfield Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. The home is located on a private lot, with a wooded backyard. This home has one…

Shepperton Assisted Living Family Care Home

9434 Shepparton Drive
Huntersville, NC

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Shepperton Assisted Living Family Care Home located in Huntersville, outside of Charlotte, North Carolina off Gilead Rd. is excited to announce that it has opened its doors and we hosted our Ribbon Cutting on January 6, 2016. This is a…

Grapperhall Family Care Home

16401 Grapperhall Drive
Huntersville, NC

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Grapperhall Assisted Living Family Care Home is one of several homes owned by Senior Care Carolinas. We are a locally owned senior living provider whose assisted living homes provide peace of mind for family members and friends.

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Special Touch Living

514 Southland Road
Huntersville, NC

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Residents of Special Touch Living enjoy a variety of care services tailored to meet their individual needs and preferences.

Summit Place of Southpark

2102 Runnymede Lane
Charlotte, NC

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Summit Place of SouthPark offers Alzheimer's care and assisted living to its residents. With a range of services and caring staff, residents will feel at home here.

The Haven & The Laurels in the Village at Carolina Place

13150 Dorman Road
Pineville, NC

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The Laurels at Carolina Place is an assisted living community that offers seniors a quiet and secure community in an elegant setting that enhances the mind, body and spirit.

Brookdale Cotswold

3610 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC

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5 Reviews

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Since the first opening of its doors, Brookdale Cotswold has been providing excellent care and accommodation options for Charlotte seniors.

The Laurels & The Haven in Highland Creek

6101 Clarke Creek Parkway
Charlotte, NC

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At The Laurels in Highland Creek, we are committed to providing seniors with optimal health and happiness so they can enjoy the highest quality of life possible.

Legacy Heights Senior Living Community

11230 Ballantyne Trace Court
Charlotte, NC

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Located in the premiere neighborhood of Ballantyne, Legact Heights Senior Living Community offers both assisted living and memory care services to seniors.

The Pines at Davidson

400 Avinger Lane
Davidson, NC

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Welcome to The Pines at Davidson. The Pines is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located on a beautiful, wooded 50-acre campus at 400 Avinger Lane in Davidson, NC. As a CCRC, The Pines offers residents a full continuum of…

East Towne

4815 North Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC

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East Towne offers more than assisted living services, we offer a lifestyle for your future. We strive to enhance each resident's quality of life by pr...

Aldersgate

3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC

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Founded in 1948, Aldersgate, a continuing care retirement community, is located on a 227-acre campus that is situated within just a short drive of scenic Charlotte, North Carolina. Small town closeness is very much a part of life here. Life…

The Charlotte Assisted Living & Memory Care

9120 Willow Ridge Rd.
Charlotte, NC

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The Charlotte uses a hybrid care services and wellness model based on nationally recognized initiatives which improve and extend the lives of seniors. At The Charlotte, we believe that anyone, at any age, in any condition can improve the quality…

Senior Retreat at Lansdowne

7219 Folger Dr
Charlotte, NC

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Its front porch sits directly across from Lansdowne Elementary School where you can easily see the children playing ball at Recess. When you first drive up, you can’t help but notice the size of the two great big “Queen’s Road”…

Senior Retreat at Park Crossing

10408 Avondale Avenue
Charlotte, NC

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Senior Retreat at Park Crossing is located in South Charlotte in the Prestigious Park Crossing Neighborhood. This ranch house is located on a Cul-De-Sac street and is within one mile of CMC Pineville and surrounding Medical Office Buildings. The neighborhood…

Reviews of Mecklenburg County Assisted Living Facilities

Charlotte Square

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Charlotte Square is a nice community in an expensive area of Charlotte. They maintain their facility well, as would be expected for that part of town. The residents seem to be happy and enjoying life. When a company cares enough to ensure the care of the building, it is a good sign they are caring for their residents...

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Legacy Heights Senior Living Community

Review by Local Professional | Expert

I don't know much about their activities, and I have never eaten there. However, the facility presents well, and the staff was very kind upon my visit. The rooms are well appointed, and the residents enjoyed interacting while I toured. I have referred individuals to their facility, and they were pleased with what th...

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Legacy Heights Senior Living Community

Review by Reviewer | Consumer

I visited Legacy Heights and the one room that they had available would have been too small and boxy and we were not happy with the price of the room they showed us. They had separate dining areas, which were nice enough. The rest of it was nice, but it really came down to the room and the cost. The facility seemed a l...

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Brookdale Cotswold

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Emeritus at Eastover is a beautiful facility with residents whom seem extremely happy. The food rating of three stars is due to having never eaten there. I would feel comfortable recommending Emeritus at Eastover to my clients.

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Brookdale Cotswold

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Beautiful community located across the street from a large sports field. The community has tremendous potential. They have gone through changes with some management and some staff. The building shows very well. I did not eat there but asked a resident who gave it a favorable rating. Very close to major hospital...

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Brookdale Cotswold

Review by Looking for a place for mom | Consumer

I went on a tour on a weekend. Downstairs they where having someone playing the piano and signing Christmas songs. Good impression until I toured upstairs and one of the hallways smelled badly of urine.

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Map of Mecklenburg County Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Mecklenburg County

Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study examines monthly senior care costs throughout the county. The study shows that at $3,803, costs in Mecklenburg County are $110 higher than the state average and $197 below the national average. Costs are lower in the nearby cities of Hickory ($3,300), Burlington ($2,800) and Durham ($3,150), while higher in Asheville ($4,491), Greensboro ($4,883) and Winston ($4,215). 

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Mecklenburg County, so data for Charlotte, a city in the county, was used. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

Monthly senior care costs are based on these important factors: level of care provided, staff to senior ratios and number of service hours needed per month. Nationwide, nursing home care is typically the most expensive option because it includes around-the-clock medical care in a state-licensed facility, and that’s also true in Mecklenburg County, where a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs nearly twice as much as assisted living. 

Hiring a homemaker for 44 hours a week costs about the same as assisted living, while a home health aide costs slightly more. It’s essential to acknowledge that residential care prices usually include meals and accommodations when weighing distinct senior care alternatives. Seniors who remain in their own homes continue to pay daily living expenses, such as food, rent and home maintenance. 

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mecklenburg County

Medicaid in North Carolina

About 20% of North Carolina residents are covered by Medicaid, the federally mandated nationwide health protection program for low-income seniors, disabled adults and children. Medicaid coverage includes inpatient and outpatient hospital services, primary care, medical transportation, diagnostic testing and long-term health services. 

Seniors can receive no more than $1,041 per individual ($1,410 per couple) per month to qualify for NC Medicaid and own no more than $2,000 in countable assets per individual or $3,000 per pair when both spouses apply for coverage.

Seniors must also have a Social Security number, provide proof of North Carolina residency and be a U.S. citizen or have eligible immigration status. 

Note: Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income or State/County Special Assistance for the Aged or Disabled automatically qualify for Medicaid coverage. 

If only one spouse in a married couple is applying for Medicaid, the non-applicant spouse is entitled to a maximum of $3,160.50 for a monthly maintenance needs allowance. The non-applicant can also retain up to $126,420 in joint marital assets under the community spouse resource allowance. 

Some assets are exempt under Medicaid’s eligibility rules, including one vehicle, personal effects, a non-revocable burial trust and an owner-occupied home appraised at $585,000 or less. 

Personal Care Services

NC Medicaid funds community-based personal care services for eligible seniors residing in a licensed assisted living facility, also known as an adult care home. 

The Personal Care Services program pays for up to 3.5 hours of daily personal care assistance (up to 60 hours per month) for Medicaid-enrolled seniors who have a chronic illness, disability or age-related limitations that impact their ability to perform at least two activities of daily living independently. 

Qualifying ADLs include toileting, grooming, eating, dressing and mobility. Eligible seniors must be evaluated by a NC Medicaid assessor or designated as needing: 

  • Some help with three of five ADLs
  • Extensive help with one ADL and some help with another ADL
  • Complete hands-on assistance with one ADL and some help with another ADL

Seniors who qualify for PCS and have a physicans’ endorsement may be eligible for up to 80 hours of personal care monthly under the PCS Plus program. 

Note: PCS/PCS Plus are Medicaid-entitlement programs, therefore, all seniors who qualify will receive services. 

Applying for Medicaid and PCP

Seniors can apply for Medicaid and Medicaid-funded programs, such as PCP, by visiting the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services in the Wallace H. Kuralt Centre at 301 Billingsley Road in Charlotte, or Chapin Hall at 3205 Freedom Drive in Charlotte weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Medicaid applications are also accepted in-person at multiple Carolinas Medical Center sites and the Presbyterian Hospital – Hawthorne Lane site.  

Seniors who are unable to visit one of the Medicaid application sites in-person due to illness or mobility issues can request a home visit from an intake worker by calling DSS Customer Connection at (704) 336-3000. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Seniors aged 55 and older who meet the Medicaid criteria for nursing home placement, reside in Mecklenburg County and can safely live in the community with appropriate supports may qualify for participation in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

PACE is a comprehensive managed care program that provides senior-centered medical and nonmedical care, which lets eligible seniors age in place. Participation in PACE is voluntary, and members can opt-out at any time. 

To qualify for PACE enrollment, seniors must: 

  • Live in a designated PACE service area 
  • Be aged 55 or older
  • Have the ability to reside in a community setting with assistance
  • Be enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare or both, or 
  • Be willing to pay privately for PACE services

Once enrolled in PACE, seniors receive all Medicaid-funded services through the PACE program and participating PACE providers, including physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists and personal care attendants. 

Services are centralized at a local PACE site and include recreational programming, day health services, transportation and in-home services as needed. 

For more information or to request a PACE preadmission assessment, contact PACE of the Southern Piedmont at (704) 887-3840.

State-County Special Assistance Program

Supplemental Security Income recipients aged 65 and older who reside in an assisted living facility, also known as an adult care home, may qualify for additional state funding for room-and-board costs through the State-County Special Assistance program for adult care home residents. 

To be eligible, seniors must live in a facility that accepts the monthly state rate for special assistance, which is currently $1,182. Qualified seniors may receive combined federal/state benefits of $1,228 per month, which allows $46 for a personal needs allowance. 

For more information, contact the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services at (704) 336-3000. 

Assisted Living Resources in Mecklenburg County

Senior Center

There are nine senior centers in Mecklenburg County that provide seniors with free and low-cost social and recreational programming, escorted day trips and educational workshops. 

The county operates three senior centers for seniors aged 55 and older, where seniors can play pickleball, join a senior water fitness club and make new friends in a ceramics class. Open weekdays, the centers also have weekly bridge games, chair yoga classes and special events to celebrate the holidays. 

Community Aid Agencies

Seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers who need assistance finding resources in Mecklenburg County can use the Just-1-Call service. 

This free, confidential information line serves as a one-stop source for senior nutrition programs, transportation services, housing options and financial assistance. Service in available in 140 languages. 

Just 1 Call – Mecklenburg County
(704) 432-1111

Veterans Services

Veterans, survivors and dependents can call or visit the Mecklenburg County Veterans Services office weekdays from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. to speak with an  officer about VA pensions, benefits and appeals. 

VA health services, including primary and specialty care, laboratory tests and prescriptions, are available at the newly-constructed, barrier-free South Charlotte VA Clinic. There are also a number of veterans service organizations including three American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. 

Mecklenburg County Veterans Services – Valerie C. Woodward Center
3205 Freedom Dr., Suite 2000, Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 432-7233

South Charlotte VA Clinic
3506 West Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC 28208-7201
(704) 329-1300

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