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Assisted Living in Raleigh, NC

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,750 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 15 assisted living facilities in Raleigh and 26 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $5,750
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $7,125
  • In-home care: $3,766
  • Adult day health services: $1,192

Elmcroft of Northridge

600 Newton Rd
Raleigh, NC

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8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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Elmcroft of Northridge is truly a great place to live and work and is proud to be a part of the Raleigh, North Carolina community.

Sunrise at North Hills

615 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC

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7 Reviews

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7 Reviews

Located in Raleigh, Sunrise at North Hills offers something for everyone in a serene park-like setting, with easy access to shopping, dining, banking and services.

Brighton Gardens of Raleigh

3101 Duraleigh Road
Raleigh, NC

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6 Reviews

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Brighton Gardens of Raleigh offers a complete range of senior care options, including assisted living and memory care, just minutes from shopping and services.

Sunrise of Raleigh

4801 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC

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3 Reviews

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3 Reviews

Sunrise of Raleigh, nestled in the heart of the Tar Heel State, is an inviting senior community providing exceptional assisted living, memory care and short-term stays.

The Haven on Saratoga

3905 Saratoga Drive
Raleigh, NC

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Located in North Raleigh (off New Hope Road close to Capital Boulevard), The Haven on Saratoga is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood. We are happy to accommodate residents with special diets such as low-sodium, diabetic, etc.

The Haven at Wyckford

4520 Dilford Drive
Raleigh, NC

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Located in North Raleigh in the Wyckford subdivision (just off of New Hope Road close to New Bern Avenue), The Haven at Wyckford assisted living is located in a quiet, upscale, and most importantly, safe, neighborhood.

The Haven at Waterford Landing

1008 Flower Round Court
Raleigh, NC

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The Haven at Waterford Landing is located in a quiet, upscale, and most importantly, safe, neighborhood. The Haven at Waterford Landing is a private-pay home focusing exclusively in elder care.

Peach Tree Assisted Living Homes

502 Carolina Avenue
Raleigh, NC

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Peach Tree Assisted Living Home is a locally owned assisted living care home with 7 residents. Peach Tree Assisted Living Home is located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. We aim to provide the highest quality of care to all residents…

Avendelle at Lazy River

2267 Lazy River Drive
Raleigh, NC

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Avendelle at Lazy River is located in Raleigh, NC (just off of New Hope Road close to New Bern Avenue), and is an elderly care home positioned in a peaceful, upscale neighborhood. This is a private-pay residence focusing exclusively on…

Poole Road Family Care

1308 E Lane Street
Raleigh, NC

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At Poole Road Family Care we are dedicated to providing compassion and kindness to our residents and fellow employees. Our trained and tenured staff is here to serve the many differing needs of our residents, promoting creative thinking and learning,…

North Hills Senior Living

110 Dartmouth Rd
Raleigh, NC

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A provider of supportive living options, North Hills Senior Living offers services and amenities Raleigh seniors seeking an inviting environment.

Lynn's Care Home at Riverside

5614 Apalachicula Dr
Raleigh, NC

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Residents of Lynn's Care Home at Riverside enjoy a variety of care services tailored to meet their individual needs and preferences.

Adorable Senior Living

2604 Adcox Place
Raleigh, NC

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Situated in Raleigh, Adorable Senior Living offers seniors a place to receive services and care within an inviting and home-like setting.

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Magnolia Glen

5301 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC

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Located on 12 acres of wooded grounds next to Brookhaven Nature Park, Magnolia Glen offers seniors a great selection of independent living and assisted living options.

Morningside of Raleigh

801 Dixie Trail
Raleigh, NC

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Morningside of Raleigh brings new life to each resident through our wealth of community activities and events filled with entertainment and fun.

Reviews of Raleigh Assisted Living Facilities

Elmcroft of Northridge

Review by Kara | Consumer

We chose Elmcroft of North Ridge for my father-in-law. He requires a high level of care because he has dementia and a history of wandering, sundowning, and being difficult. He requires a lot of care, so he was in-between a skilled nursing facility and memory care. It was very difficult to find that combination of place...

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Elmcroft of Northridge

Review by Ron | Consumer

My parents moved into Elmcroft of North Ridge, which we visited three times. The first time we went we just visited and talked to different people. I knew someone there from another facility, which made it a little easier. I went back to look one more time, then I took my mother with me, and she liked it. It's a great ...

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Elmcroft of Northridge

Review by Karen | Consumer

I did not care for Elmcroft of North Ridge at all. It smelled, was dark, and dingy. The residents there were just roaming around, asking the staff to help them, but the staff would just reply, "Just a minute." I didn't like that. In fact, I left and cried because it was the first place I went to and I told myself I cou...

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Elmcroft of Northridge

Review by LP | Consumer

We liked Elmcroft of North Ridge and even though we dropped in without an appointment, the staff members were friendly. The facilities were clean, the residents seemed happy, and the food smelled good. They have a lot of activities for the seniors to do, and there was physical therapy going on while we were there. I sa...

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Elmcroft of Northridge

Review by Tara | Consumer

I visited Elmcroft of North Ridge, and I found it to be a quality senior community. The rooms that I saw were very sufficient. People were finishing up their meals when I was there, so it wasn't in order, but it was fine.

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Elmcroft of Northridge

Review by Carol | Consumer

Elmcroft of North Ridge was very disappointing to me. It was poorly maintained and just not very nice. There were areas under construction. It's really messy, difficult to navigate (even knowing where to enter is difficult) and it's not very clean. The staff made an effort to be friendly and helpful, but there was lowe...

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Map of Raleigh Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Raleigh

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Study, the average monthly cost for assisted living in Raleigh is $5,750, which is much more than the national average of $4,000. It’s also significantly more expensive than the North Carolina average of $3,693. While Raleigh offers the most costly assisted living care in the state, Wilmington isn’t far behind at $5,355. Raleigh’s assisted living care is especially expensive compared to smaller cities in North Carolina, such as Burlington ($2,800) and Goldsboro ($2,750).

Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart

  • Raleigh: $5,750
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $3,693
  • Burlington: $2,800
  • Charlotte Area: $3,803
  • Durham Area: $3,150
  • Goldsboro: $2,750
  • Wilmington: $5,355
  • Winston Area: $4,215

Care Cost Comparison

In Raleigh, as in the rest of the United States, the cost of senior care can vary widely depending on the type of care that’s required. The monthly cost of nursing home care is nearly 25 percent more expensive than assisted living care. However, in-home care, such as homemaker services and home health aides, are significantly less expensive than assisted living care. At $1,192 per month, adult day health care costs about one-fifth the price of assisted living care. It’s important to consider expenses such as mortgage payments, utilities, maintenance and groceries when considering in-home care or adult day health services. These costs are typically included in the price of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. 

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $5,750
  • Homemaker services: $3,766
  • Home health aide: $3,909
  • Adult day health: $1,192
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $7,125

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Raleigh

Medicaid in North Carolina

Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health coverage to low-income adults, elderly adults, pregnant women, children and other eligible Americans. The states administer this program, and in North Carolina, the program is called NC Medicaid. North Carolina’s Medicaid program covers a variety of health care services, including doctor visits, hospital services, outpatient therapy, home health care and nursing home care.

North Carolina seniors who receive federal Supplemental Security Income benefits are automatically qualified for Medicaid and don’t need to apply. The state’s Medicaid services are available to single seniors with a monthly income below $1,012. The monthly income limit for couples is $1,372. To be eligible, seniors must have resources that fall beneath the state’s threshold. For single seniors, the resource threshold is $2,000, while for a couple, it’s $3,000. Resources include cash, retirement accounts, investments and other liquid assets.

Seniors who exceed NC Medicaid income and resource limits may qualify for assistance through the state’s Medicaid Deductible program. This program is designed for people with high medical bills. Seniors pay for their own medical bills until they meet a deductible limit, which is determined based on their family income. Once the deductible is met, Medicaid kicks in.

To apply for NC Medicaid, seniors can apply through the state’s online portal. They can also submit a paper application to their local County Department of Social Services. For help applying for Medicaid, seniors can call 1 (800) 662-7030 to speak with a North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services representative.

Personal Care Services, a Medicaid State Plan, may help eligible seniors pay for the personal care services they receive in assisted living facilities. This entitlement program is for seniors who need help with three or more activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, mobility or toileting. Seniors who need help with two ADLs may qualify if they require extensive assistance for one ADL. An independent medical assessment determines eligibility.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

PACE

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly may assist seniors who are eligible for nursing home care but who would prefer to live in an assisted living facility. This program does not pay for room-and-board costs, though it may pay for nursing home care services. In addition to nursing home care, the PACE program may pay for transportation to medical appointments, which may be helpful for seniors living in assisted living communities.

Seniors must be 55 years or older to qualify for the PACE program. To apply, seniors can contact the PACE program that serves their area. The Senior Community Care of North Carolina Pace Center, located in Durham, serves Raleigh and the surrounding area. Seniors can call (919) 425-3000 to speak to a representative at this center.

State and County Special Assistance

State and County Special Assistance is a program that helps eligible seniors in North Carolina pay for room and board in assisted living facilities and other residential facilities. This assistance is offered in the form of a cash supplement.

To receive assistance from this program, seniors must be 65 years or older. They must also live in an approved residential facility that has agreed to accept the state rate for special assistance recipients. To apply, or to learn more about the program, Raleigh seniors can contact the Wake County Department of Social Services at (919) 212-7000.

Assisted Living Resources in Raleigh

Active Adult Centers

Raleigh’s Active Adult Centers offer programs and events for adults who are 50 years or older. Each of the city’s three active adult centers provide slightly different programming. Options for seniors may include computer classes, art classes, educational workshops and recreational trips.

Five Points Center for Active Adults 
2000 Noble R, Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 996-4730

Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults
1901 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 996-4720

Walnut Terrace Neighborhood Center
1256 McCauley St, Ste 126, Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 996-6160

Veterans Affairs

Raleigh offers several veterans’ resources for local seniors, providing a wide range of services to eligible veterans and family members, including counseling and referral services. Veterans who require medical attention can visit one of the VA’s three community-based outpatient clinics in Raleigh.

Raleigh Vet Center 
8851 Ellstree Ln, Ste 122, Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 361-6419

Raleigh I, CBOC 
3305 Sungate Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 212-0129

Raleigh II, CBOC 
3040 Hammond Business Place, Ste 105, Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 899-6259

Raleigh III, CBOC 
2600 Atlantic Ave, Ste 200, Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 286-6825

Area Agency on Aging

AAAs are organizations that provide a variety of services to seniors in their regions. They offer assistance and information to seniors, and they also deliver assistance to family caregivers. Seniors in Raleigh are served by an AAA located in nearby Durham.

Triangle J Area Agency on Aging 
4307 Emperor Blvd, Ste 110, Durham, NC 27703
(919) 549-0551

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