3 Assisted Living Facilities in Black Mountain, NC
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Black Mountain, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Black Mountain
Located in Western North Carolina on the eastern edge of Buncombe County and about 30 miles southeast of the Tennessee border is Black Mountain. This mecca for artists, crafters and outdoor enthusiasts has an estimated population of 8,150. Black Mountain provides seniors with quintessential small-town charm and an easy 20-minute drive to vibrant Asheville.
Black Mountain claims a sizable senior population, with nearly 28% of the town’s residents aged 65 and older. Those who want help with some of the activities of daily living while maintaining as much independence as possible can choose from two adult care homes (ACHs) in Black Mountain, and nearby Asheville offers another nine. The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation licenses ACHs in the entire state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Black Mountain
- With a BestPlaces Comfort Index score of 7.6 out of 10, Black Mountain is one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina. There are about six days annually when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees, which is relatively cool for the state. The town's annual rainfall of 45 inches makes it one of the drier places in North Carolina.
- Black Mountain is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- Seniors with respiratory conditions should monitor the air quality before engaging in strenuous outdoor activities. The American Lung Association grades Black Mountain “B” for ozone pollution and “D” for particle pollution.
- The Black Mountain area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mission Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Black Mountain offers security-conscious seniors crime rates far lower than the national averages. On a 100-point scale, it ranks a 9.7 for violent crime. The U.S. average is 22.7. With a 23.4 for property crimes, such as burglary, car theft and arson, Black Mountain again scores lower than the national average of 35.4.
- An array of community resources for seniors is available, including the Lakeview Center for Active Aging on Lake Tomahawk, which provides a 1/2-mile walking path, weekly hiking trips, tennis courts, games and a pool.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Black Mountain
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Black Mountain start around $0 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 Black Mountain 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 Black Mountain
Low-income seniors in Black Mountain may be eligible for help paying for room and board costs in adult care homes through the North Carolina State/County Special Assistance Program (For Adult Care Home Residents).
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 Black Mountain
Black Mountain 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 Black Mountain, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Black Mountain
Black Mountain-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.
Assisted Living near Black Mountain, NC
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Black Mountain
Review of Marjorie McCune Memorial Center
My grandmother was at Marjorie McCune Assisted Living. The thing that rubbed me the wrong way was that their new administrator never returned my call, and she would just have other people get in to... Read more
Review of Highland Farms
I loved Given Highland; it’s well managed and like living in a golf course. The apartments were a little larger with lots of space, and it didn’t feel like it was being crowded like the others. The... Read more