9 Assisted Living Facilities in Asheville, NC
The average cost of assisted living in Asheville is $3,650 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,395.
To help you with your search, browse the 33 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Asheville. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Asheville 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Black Mountain with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Asheville
With its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains and stunning natural surroundings, Asheville, N.C., is a city any nature-loving senior would want to call home. The city often tops travel lists for its fall foliage, beautiful scenery and cultural activities. Seniors who like this area and want to live here have access to nine assisted living facilities in Asheville, with another seven located nearby. Each of these assisted living facilities is licensed and regulated by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation, and are officially called adult care homes (ACHs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Asheville
- Asheville's Southeastern location affords the city mild year-round temperatures. January, the coldest month of the year, features an average temperature of 47 degrees, while highs soar to the mid-80s in the summer. Seniors living in Asheville can't escape the cold entirely, though, because the city receives about 13 inches of snowfall a year.
- Asheville's cost of living is higher than the national average. However, assisted living expenses come in below the national average, saving seniors money every month.
Asheville Redefines Transit, or ART, operates fixed route buses that run through the city. All buses are wheelchair accessible and include wheelchair lifts and priority seating for seniors in need.
- Asheville has ample outdoor attractions for seniors to explore. Stroll through the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, check out the Botanical Gardens at Asheville or tour the North Carolina Arboretum to take in the natural beauty of the area.
- The Asheville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mission Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Asheville has an array of community resources for seniors, including the College for Seniors, a lifelong learning institute designed exclusively for seniors at the University of North Carolina Asheville, as well as two senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Asheville
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Asheville start around $3,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Asheville and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Asheville
Seniors in Asheville can explore their eligibility to one state-run program that can help with assisted living expenses. The state's Medicaid program provides monthly payments for personal care in adult care homes. Eligibility is income based, and the amount the senior receives per month depends on income level.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
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 Asheville
Asheville and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Asheville, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Asheville
Asheville-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in North Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Asheville
Review of Harmony at Reynolds Mountain
The Crossings at Reynolds Mountain was really nice. It was above our price range, but everyone was very welcoming. We had a nice tour, we ate lunch there, and everyone was great. The people seemed ... Read more
Review of Harmony at Reynolds Mountain
The Crossings at Reynolds Mountain is very nice, clean, and brand new. The help is good and everybody seems to be very efficient. They check on my mother-in-law whenever sher rings the buzzer and t... Read more
Review of Brookdale Asheville Overlook
My father is at Brookdale Asheville Overlook. Its small and I wish it was a little bit larger. The care seems good, it's definitely sufficient for my dad, and they provide meds. He plays bridge, b... Read more