12 Assisted Living Communities in Raleigh, North Carolina
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 12 Assisted Living Communities in Raleigh and several in surrounding areas.
- Assisted living: $5,750
- Nursing home semiprivate room: $7,125
- In-home care: $3,766
- Adult day health services: $1,192
Assisted Living Facilities near Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Raleigh
October 12, 2022
Independence Village Of Olde Raleigh is a wonderful choice if you are looking for a community all your meals, housekeeping, transportation, utilities for one monthly rate. Activities and social events are great.
April 4, 2022
Management has a fundamental lack of respect for their residents. They began a year long exterior renovation with less than one weeks notice to the residents subjecting them to live in a noisy and filthy construction site for more than one year. They state that they are under a multi year multi phase expansion plan but they do not give any further info as to weather or not that means one year or ten years. If you do not mind on going construction in your golden years this might be a fit?
May 12, 2021
My brother seems to be adjusting fine at Independence Village Of Olde Raleigh. I don't have any complaints, and he doesn't seem to have any. He seems to be staying busy with the activities that they have. The physical appearance is nice. The carpet in the hallway needs to be replaced, but the lady said that they were working on that, and that that was next to be done. Other than that, that's the only thing that I saw that needed to be addressed. It's clean, too. They have exercise and physical therapy. They also have a bingo room, a room for other games, and a place for church services. I love every one of the staff there. They have been fabulous and most helpful. My brother loves the food, and he said it is the best food he has had. They have several activities that he is taking part in, and he loves the bingo, too.
January 29, 2021
My brother and sister-in-law moved into Independence Village of Olde Raleigh. Everything is fine except the food. That's what they're complaining about. The staff is great and very responsive. Every time I need to call about something, they've been there. The apartment layout is fine. The kitchenette could be a little bigger, but we knew that going in, so I'm not complaining about that at all.
January 29, 2021
The Gardens at Wakefield was probably a notch up from the other place we toured. I really didn't meet any staff other than the administrator, and she was very good. The apartment sizes were fine. The courtyard and the dining area were really nice. I don't remember enough about the activities, but I'm sure there were plenty. I didn't interact with any resident. I don't recall outside of a gathering area, which looked like a library. I didn't pay that much attention to the amenities. I was more interested in the apartment. I saw a one-bedroom, and it was very clean. It just seemed like a really nice place for people to investigate if they're going into independent living. The facility appeared to be well maintained.
February 20, 2020
The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation was very nice, but it didn't fit my needs. I'm in a wheelchair, and their bus doesn't have the capability for wheelchairs. They also didn't have anybody on duty at night in case somebody falls. Otherwise, it was a very attractive community. The apartments were very nice except I have to be able to move around in the bathroom with a wheelchair. They have those, but it was not to my liking. If I didn't have a wheelchair, it would be very satisfactory. The manager who showed me around was very nice.
February 20, 2020
Atria Oakridge is a wonderful community except the rent is going up pretty high. The people here are wonderful. I like everything about this community except for the price. I have a two-bedroom apartment and the bathrooms are very good. It's for handicap people, and it's very accessible for me. They have a lot of activities going on all the time. I love the staff and the people who live here. There's nothing I dislike about this place at all. They have excellent meals. I have a very lovely apartment, and everything here is very clean. The personnel are lovely and the director is wonderful. I'm very happy here.
November 20, 2019
I had a wonderful tour at Atria Oakridge, but they don't have an available 2-bedroom in their inventory. It's a large facility, open, they have walking trails, and places you can practice golf. I'm a golfer, and that really appealed to me. It's slightly more expensive than the other place, but I liked it better. The lady who managed the whole facility gave me the tour, she's there for 30 years and she's outstanding.
August 1, 2019
The assisted living is friendly, safe, and has door combinations on the doors in or out. The staff is awesome and makes sure that my mother is taken care of. If there's any problems, they make sure they contact myself or my sister-in-law. They have a variety of things to do. My mother is getting socialized at dinner instead of eating by herself. She likes it and is happy. My mom is in a shared room with a bed and bath, and they have a variety of rooms. They have a music room and do therapy.
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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
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
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Home health aide
Adult day health
Nursing home care (semiprivate room)
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
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
Area Agency on Aging<br>
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
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
Raleigh I, CBOC
3305 Sungate Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27610
Raleigh II, CBOC
3040 Hammond Business Place, Ste 105, Raleigh, NC 27603
Raleigh III, CBOC
2600 Atlantic Ave, Ste 200, Raleigh, NC 27604
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