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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Apex, NC for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Apex, NC below include 40 Assisted Living facilities with 664 reviews. On average in Apex, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.27 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Apex

The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation oversees assisted living communities in Apex and the rest of North Carolina. It carries out inspections to ensure residents of assisted living facilities and other medical, mental health and adult care facilities are receiving the appropriate care.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Apex

  • On a 100-point cost of living index where 100 is the national average, Apex scores 113 compared to the state average of 91. Although the overall cost of living is higher than average, health care costs scored 94.8, which is significantly less than the state average of 107.2. Transportation scored 89.8, making it substantially cheaper than average.
  • North Carolina is relatively tax-friendly for retirees. Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from taxation; however, other retirement incomes, such as private pensions, are taxed at a flat rate of 5.25%. Sales and property tax in North Carolina are moderate. 
  • Crime rates in Apex are close to the national average at around 12 per 1,000 residents. The crime rates are lower than about 66% of North Carolina communities, but compared with other communities of a similar population, Apex has a significantly lower crime rate. 
  • Apex has a comfortable year-round climate. The average July high is around 88 degrees and the average January low is 29 degrees. Apex residents can enjoy about 221 sunny days per year, which is 16 days more than the national average. The town gets around 47 inches of rain per year and about 4 inches of snow. On a comfort index where 10 is the most comfortable, Apex scores 7.2 for summer and 6.6 in winter, making it one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina. 
  • Apex is home to three main hospitals, including WakeMed Apex Healthplex and WakeMed Cary Hospital. Seniors can access a variety of general services, and for more specialized care, larger hospitals are nearby in Raleigh.
  • Two agencies offer transportation in Apex. GoApex provides a range of routes in and around the town. Also, a specialized TRACS program offers transportation to the elderly and disabled around the county. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Apex

Assisted living in Apex costs around $5,388 per month on average; however, prices can vary depending on the amenities and services available.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cost of care in Apex is significantly higher than the state average of $4,010 and higher than the national average of $4,500. Elsewhere in the state, costs vary significantly. Nearby in Durham, costs are around $588 cheaper at $4,800, and in Wilmington, prices are similar to Apex at $5,254. The most affordable city for care is Fayetteville, where seniors pay $3,000 per month on average for assisted living care. Further west in Charlotte, the average cost of assisted living care is around $1,000 cheaper than in Apex.

Apex

$5,388

North Carolina

$4,010

The United States

$4,500

Durham

$4,800

Fayetteville

$3,000

Charlotte

$4,400

Wilmington

$5,254

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Apex have access to a range of different care options. Assisted living care typically costs around $431 more than in-home care and home health care. Home health care differs from in-home care in that it includes light medical care. The cheapest care option is adult day health care, which costs around $1,300 per month. The most comprehensive care option is nursing home care, where a semiprivate room typically costs $2,000 per month more than assisted living care.

In-Home Care

$4,957

Home Health Care

$4,957

Adult Day Health Care

$1,300

Assisted Living Facility

$5,388

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,996

Note: Data for Apex was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Raleigh, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Apex

North Carolina offers the State/County Special Assistance Program, an SSI state supplement which provides elderly and low-income residents with enough financial aid to pay for the costs of adult care homes. This program is meant for seniors who need non-medical care on a regular basis but can no longer live at home on their own.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in North Carolina

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Apex

Seniors in Apex can access many agencies and programs that provide information on support services and financial assistance options for assisted living. The following resources give older adults an opportunity to connect with legal and financial advisors, support counselors and specialists.

ResourceContactService
Apex Senior Center(919) 249-3354The Apex Senior Center is a 28,000-square-foot building that caters specifically to the needs of older adults in Apex. It has three large meeting rooms and spaces designated for exercise classes, computer classes and arts and crafts. Seniors can take advantage of a wide range of programs and activities.
Wake County Veterans Services(919) 268-7456Veterans and their families in Wake County can access a variety of useful services through Wake County Veterans Services. The staff assists with applying for NCDVMA benefits, completing applications and accessing documents to support claims. It provides support with accessing disability, survivor and burial benefits.
Triangle J Area Agency on Aging(919) 627-0080The Triangle J Area Agency on Aging serves seniors in seven counties, including Wake County. It offers a range of programs and support services, including dining programs, exercise classes and dementia support, as well as options counseling, benefits counseling and financial planning.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (800) 662-7030Older adults living in long-term care facilities, such as assisted living communities, can receive support from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Trained ombudsmen regularly visit communities to address any complaints or issues seniors and their families have, such as insufficient care, neglect and abuse. They serve as an unbiased third party.
AARP in North Carolina(866) 389-5650The AARP is a nonprofit organization that empowers seniors to make the right choices. The North Carolina office helps older adults through support services and also brings seniors together for events, such as theater performances and sports events.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Apex

Apex Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in North Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in North Carolina

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Ann24

I visited this facility

Review of Reserve at Mills Farm

I toured the Reserve at Mills Farm. There was nothing I didn't like. I thought that it was a nice tour. It was a very nice place. They have a movie theater, dining room, and a beauty salon. They...

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Zina

I visited this facility

Review of Reserve at Mills Farm

I toured Reserve at Mills Farm. I like the layout of it; it's pretty good. The people there are nice. I don't have anything bad to say about it. The staff who toured me was very friendly. They have...

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Bonnie

I visited this facility

Review of Reserve at Mills Farm

I went to the Reserve at Mills Farm. I liked it a lot. It was just more expensive, and not as close to my daughter. I looked at everything. Everything looked nice. The rooms were nice. The outside...

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