37 Assisted Living Facilities near Charlotte, NC

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Charlotte, NC

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Caring Star 2016

MerryWood on Park

Provides: Assisted Living
3600 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
"We visited MerryWood on Park. The rooms were very nice. There were ladies waiting out in the lounge area for the bus. They were all excited to go. The only difference between this place and the..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

Provides: Assisted Living
5800 Old Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226
"Brookdale Carriage Club Providence was very nice and had a lot to offer. There's a swimming pool and they offer different types of exercise in the pool. It's very expensive though, and not a lot of..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale South Charlotte

Provides: Assisted Living
5515 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
"Brookdale South Charlotte was the nicest among the three places we visited, except it was 20% higher in costs than the other two places. We thought it was a good fit. It had a very positive feel. " More

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Brookdale Charlotte East

Provides: Assisted Living
6053 Wilora Lake Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212
"Brookdale Charlotte East is a very large area, and it's nice. The residents were watching television during my visit, and there were no other activities going on at the time. Their dining area was..." More

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The Little Flower Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
8700 Lawyers Road, Charlotte, NC 28227
"Little Flower is an answer to prayers on a caring, safe and nearby facility for our Mom. The staff is very attentive and caring to residents. I also like the smallness of the facility... seems..." More

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The Social at Cotswold

Provides: Assisted Living
3610 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
"The Social at Cotswold is a typical assisted living facility. Nothing stood out as great or bad. The staff was friendly and nice. The admission person listened well. The room looked like a very..." More

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Sunrise on Providence

Provides: Assisted Living
5114 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
"Sunrise on Providence was a very nice facility. Everyone was friendly and professional. It was nice and clean. The rooms we were shown were very nice. Everything was bright. We saw the salon and..." More
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Elmcroft of Little Avenue

Provides: Assisted Living
7745 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226
"My husband stayed at Elmcroft of Little Avenue. It is a fantastic facility, and I loved going over there. The place is comfortable, and they involve the residents in making decisions and in..." More
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Brighton Gardens of Charlotte

Provides: Assisted Living
6000 Park South Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210
"The staff at Brighton Gardens of Charlotte was very professional. I was impressed with the whole facility and the cleanliness of it. That would've been a nice place for my sister to be. We were..." More
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Provides: Assisted Living
11308 Harrowfield Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
"I enjoyed touring this inviting home! The entryway to the community is inviting and very well kept. Although a rainy day, the exterior of the house was cheerful and the mature trees were just..." More
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Caring Star 2012

Charlotte Square

Provides: Assisted Living
5820 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
"Charlotte Square was a nice facility. The lady who we met with was very helpful and very nice. I saw the rooms in the memory care unit; they were clean and big enough and looked very nice. I saw..." More
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Caring Star 2016

The Crossings at Steele Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
13600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28278
"I visited Wickshire Steele Creek, and the establishment was very, very clean. The people were very knowledgeable and very professional, and I appreciated the way that I was treated as I went on the..." More

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Jessie's Test Community

Provides: Assisted Living
615 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
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Test Han Comm

Provides: Assisted Living
127 Scaleybark Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
"Brookdale Charlotte East provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing..." More

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Provides: Assisted Living
3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
"We moved my Mom to Cuthbertson Village at Aldersgate and the care that they give there is wonderful. The staff is very good and knowledgeable; they really take good care of my mom. The food is very..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Summit Place of Southpark

Provides: Assisted Living
2101 Runnymede Ln, Charlotte, NC 28209
"Summit Place of South Park is excellent. My sister's room is spacious. For activities, they have outings, chapel services where they have a minister who conducts religious ceremonies, and they also..." More

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The Laurels & The Haven in Highland C...

Provides: Assisted Living
6101 Clarke Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269
"My mother-in-law recently moved in and raves about the food and activities. She loves the staff and neighbors. The med distribution and doctors making housecalls have greatly reduced her stress. ..." More

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Legacy Heights Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
11230 Ballantyne Trace Court, Charlotte, NC 28277
"My mother has been a resident here for a year and a half and she loved it. The staff and caregivers are wonderful and really give the residents lots of attention and love. Very clean, bright &..." More

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Kestral Ridge Family Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
9305 Kestral Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269
"Kestral Ridge Family Care Home was a good place. The staff was good, friendly, and knowledgeable. The cleanliness was very good." More

Caring Star 2016

Waltonwood Providence

Provides: Assisted Living
11945 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
"We went to Waltonwood Providence. It is about 3-year-old new. Everything is really nice, new, clean, and pretty. It is impressionable. The rooms are very nice and are basically about the same size...." More

Carmel Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
2801 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
"We found Carmel Hills for Mom. It has been a very good experience, primarily because I am now close enough to visit her every day. They are able, with the hoyer lift, to get her out of bed and into..." More

Elliotte Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
10201 Connell Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227
"Elliotte Manor is wonderful. It's personalized since its small, and the staff is attentive and kind. My mom is doing very well there. The rooms are large, extremely clean, the bathrooms are clean..." More

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The Charlotte Assisted Living & Memor...

Provides: Assisted Living
9120 Willow Ridge Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210
"My friends parents recently moved in and they have nothing but great things to say about it. Food, events, care, etc. They say everything is top notch." More

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East Towne

Provides: Assisted Living
4815 North Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28205
"I’ve placed my brother-in-law in East Towne. It’s been sold the week after I put him there in August. The price is right, and they accept Medicaid when his money runs out. It was clean, and the..." More

Northlake House

Provides: Assisted Living
9108 Reames Road, Charlotte, NC 28216
"Staff has done an amazing job in the during our current pandemic of Covid. Rooms are very nice and they allow inside visitation with restrictions " More

The Parc At Sharon Amity

Provides: Assisted Living
4025 N Sharon Amity Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
"I visited the community as an option for my mother. The Sales Director was very accommodating and knowledgeable. The facility was very clean, and the seniors looked well taken care of. The..." More

Willow Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
2040 Milton Road, Charlotte, NC 28215

The Hubbard House in North Carolina

Provides: Assisted Living
3715 Hubbard Rd , Charlotte, NC 28269

Queen City Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1700 Montana Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216

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Senior Retreat at Park Crossing

Provides: Assisted Living
10408 Avondale Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28210
"Senior Retreat at Park Crossing is located in South Charlotte in the Prestigious Park Crossing Neighborhood. This ranch house is located on a Cul-De-Sac street and is within one mile of CMC..." More

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Senior Retreat at Lansdowne

Provides: Assisted Living
7219 Folger Dr, Charlotte, NC 28270
"Its front porch sits directly across from Lansdowne Elementary School where you can easily see the children playing ball at Recess. When you first drive up, you can’t help but notice the size of..." More

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Brookdale Weddington Park

Provides: Assisted Living
2404 Plantation Center Drive, Matthews, NC 28105
"My mother moved into Brookdale Weddington Park. It is beautiful, clean, modern, well-kept, and light and airy. The staff is attentive including the director and the sales manager. They have a..." More

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The Haven & The Laurels in the Villag...

Provides: Assisted Living
13150 Dorman Road, Pineville, NC 28134
"My Mom has lived the Laurels for about 2 1/2 years. She has a nice apartment, which consists of a family room and separate bedroom and bathroom. She also has a small kitchenette, which consists..." More

Matthews Glen

Provides: Assisted Living
733 Pavilion View Drive, Matthews, NC 28105
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Cadence Senior Living Mint Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
5601 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105
"I've been to the Cadence Senior Living at Mint Hill twice. I've tasted their food and even went there before Christmas. I pass by it a few times a day because it's in my town. It's close to my home..." More

Mint Hill Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
10830 Lawyers Glen Drive, Mint Hill, NC 28227
"Lawyers Glen is the third place I visited. Of course availability was the main thing because there'd be no point if you like the place but and there is no room available. I really felt comfortable..." More

Mecklenburg House

Provides: Assisted Living
8535 Highway One, South Hill, VA 23970

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charlotte

    Charlotte, North Carolina, was the leader in gold production from 1799 until 1848 when the California gold rush began. This historic city is home to more than 62,000 seniors, some of whom may be in need of assisted living services. To support these seniors, there are 28 assisted living facilities in the city, with another three located in nearby communities. 

    Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) as assisted living facilities in Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina are called, are regulated by The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charlotte

    • Charlotte has a moderate climate with an average of 218 sunny days per year, 13 more than the national average of 205. Seniors who enjoy the outdoors may like living in Charlotte.
    • The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) runs the city's public bus system. Seniors with a Medicare card can obtain a Transit ID card, which gives them half-price fares.
    • North Carolina is fairly tax-friendly to seniors. Social security benefits are not taxed, however, retirement savings account withdrawals and pensions are fully taxed. Seniors in Charlotte who rely on social security for their monthly incomes may find that they have more money to put toward their healthcare budgets.
    • The cost of living in Charlotte is 106.7, slightly higher than the U.S. average of 100. Healthcare expenses also rank higher than the average at 114. Seniors with tight budgets might want to keep the cost of living in mind when preparing for facility expenses.
    • Charlotte has poor air quality. On a scale where 100 represents the areas with the cleanest air, Charlotte ranks 43, a full 15 points higher than the national average of 58. Seniors with respiratory issues like asthma or COPD might want to look for facilities in smaller communities in North Carolina.
    • Charlotte has a violent crime rate of 34.3 and a property crime rate of 53.6, both significantly higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4. Although these crime rates are higher than the average, seniors in assisted living are kept safe with safety precautions like alarms and security cameras.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Charlotte

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in North Carolina

    $4,200.00 Indian Land
    $4,066.00 Huntersville
    $4,039.00 Charlotte
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,300.00 Kannapolis
    $3,163.00 Gastonia
    $2,538.00 Concord
    $2,295.00 Matthews

    Assisted Living costs in Charlotte start around $4,039 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte

    Seniors who need financial assistance to cover the costs of assisted living in Charlotte can apply for the State-County Special Assistance program and supplemental SSI payments. Both are separate from the state's Medicaid program, but can still be applied for through the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services. The state's Medicaid program also offers a Personal Care Services (PCS) program that covers the costs of personal care services for seniors residing in assisted living facilities.

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

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    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 Charlotte

    Charlotte 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 Charlotte, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Charlotte

    Charlotte-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 Charlotte

    • Review of Legacy Heights Senior Living Community

      We came into Legacy with high hopes. Facility needs some care, but we could live with that. They are severely understaffed, most of the previous staff have left, lots of temp aides, many who are no... Read more

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    • Review of MerryWood on Park

      I went to see MerryWood on Park Road. The assisted living facility looked good, it looked reasonably new, modern, and well-appointed. It just struck me as being a little more institutional-looking.... Read more

    • Review of Brighton Gardens of Charlotte

      The staff at Brighton Gardens of Charlotte was very professional. I was impressed with the whole facility and the cleanliness of it. That would've been a nice place for my sister to be. We were sho... Read more

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    • What is the average cost of assisted living in North Carolina?

      In several key categories, the cost of living in North Carolina is lower or on par with the national average, according to financial website SmartAsset. The median home value is relatively low at $174,380 and the median rental price for a two-bedroom apartment is $907, which is $268 less than the national average. Gas prices tend to be slightly below the national average, while healthcare costs hover around the average. This makes North Carolina relatively affordable compared to other states.

    • Is Charlotte expensive to live?

      As one of North Carolina’s main metro areas, Charlotte is more expensive than other areas of the state. The cost of living is still slightly lower than the national average, however. And, the city makes U.S. News and World Report’s list of the best places to retire, in part due to its relatively affordable housing and healthcare.

    • How large is Charlotte?

      According to the Census Bureau, as of July 2018, Charlotte has a population of 872,498. 9.7% of residents are age 65 and over. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina.

    • Is Charlotte NC safe to live in?

      U.S. News and World Report gives Charlotte a 6.7/10 crime ranking. The crime rate is higher than the national average but lower than the average for similarly-sized metro areas. Data shows that over the course of the last decade, crime rates in Charlotte have declined significantly.

    • Can Social Security pay for assisted living?

      Basic Social Security does not directly pay for assisted living. However, seniors who receive a monthly income from Social Security may use that income however they choose, including helping to cover the cost of assisted living. Additionally, North Carolina has supplemental Social Security income program, called the Special Assistance program, which covers the cost of rent plus provides a small monthly allowance for low-income seniors who reside in a long-term care facility. You can learn more about Special Assistance on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website.