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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 38 assisted living facilities in Raleigh and 29 in surrounding areas.
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 offers a complete range of senior care options, including assisted living and memory care, just minutes from shopping and services.
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.
Nestled on 10 wooded acres in North Raleigh in a beautiful, antebellum building, Abbotswood at Stonehenge is a friendly retirement living community serving active seniors.
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.
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…
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…
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Renaissance Care Home, with 2 additional Care Homes to choose from in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area and one in Brier Creek, is driven by its mission statement of Compassionate Adaptable Respectful Care (CARC). CARC is displayed by the entire team…
Wrenette’s Place it’s a beautiful, warm, and friendly multi-room home where each person is treated with respect, dignity, and care. It's a home where everyone is welcome regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. Wrenette’s Place services are for the…
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.
The Oaks at Whitaker Glen is Raleigh's premier continuing care retirement community providing independent living with supportive services and skilled ...
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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.
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,…
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Springmoor is a nationally accredited full service life care retirement community located in a beautifully developed area in Northwest Raleigh. Springmoor is designed to emphasize independent living, dignity, security, and peace of mind. There is a wide range of residences,…
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When you choose Gracie Sturdivant Care Homes, senior living will start feeling a lot like taking an extended vacation. Here, you can sit back and relax knowing that everything you need will be taken care of. We’ve been a well-established…
By design, each LiveWell assisted living micro community encourages connection with nature, social interaction, discovery, and peace of mind. Furthermore, rather than the traditional "One size fits all" approach to older adult care, LiveWell embraces a Lifestyle driven model. As…
Wrenette's Place is located in Raleigh, NC. Seniors can enjoy living in a suburban location with the Neuse River to the northeast, and a wealth of shops, restaurants and other amenities to the southwest. The Ebeneezer United Methodist Church is…
Situated in northern Raleigh, NC, Elsie's Place Family Care Home is conveniently located near outdoor recreation areas including lakes, state parks and nature preserves. Combined with downtown's vast entertainment and cultural destinations, seniors have all they need to engage in…
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 in...Read more TerraBella Northridge reviews
Magnolia Glen is an outstanding place, there are very high standards, and it's high quality. My friend will be moving in soon. The staff is very good, and very friendly. The food is delicious. The amenities and activities are outstanding and above standard.Read more Magnolia Glen reviews
My mom, especially, loves the outings. In this environment (Memory Care), she is always made aware of the outings, and totally enjoys them. There is a lot of variety and opportunity for her to experience many things, from scenic drives, to shopping, crafts, restaurants, etc. She has enjoyed the food, and really fee...Read more Brighton Gardens of Raleigh reviews
Our family member has been at Brighton Gardens memory care for many months. The staff is generally pleasant and residents are clean and free of odors, hence the 2 stars. However, there have been many serious medication administration and management failures that have now imperiled our family member long term and Bright...Read more Brighton Gardens of Raleigh reviews
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
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
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.
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.
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
Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults
1901 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
Walnut Terrace Neighborhood Center
1256 McCauley St, Ste 126, Raleigh, NC 27601
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
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
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