22 Assisted Living Facilities near Durham, NC
There are 22 Assisted Living Facilities in the Durham area, with 10 in Durham and 12 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Durham is $5,427 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Chapel Hill with an average starting cost of $5,112.
To help you with your search, browse the 133 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Durham. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Durham 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chapel Hill with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Durham, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Durham
Durham, North Carolina, is the home of Don Schlitz, a famous songwriter who has written country music favorites for Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis, which is sure to delight country music loving seniors in the area. The city is home to more than 20,000 seniors, some of whom might be in need of assisted living care. To support those seniors, Durham has 11 assisted living facilities, with another 11 located in nearby areas.
Assisted Living Residences (ALRs), as assisted living facilities are known in Durham and throughout South Carolina, are governed by The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Durham
- North Carolina does not tax seniors on social security benefits, but retirement savings account income and pensions are fully taxed. Seniors in Durham should take these tax laws into consideration when budgeting for healthcare.
- The cost of living in Durham is 101.2, only slightly higher than the U.S. average of 100. However, healthcare expenses also rank higher at 104. Seniors should take the higher cost of living and healthcare expenses in mind when preparing their assisted living budgets.
- Residents of Durham enjoy comfortable temperatures with summer highs reaching 88 degrees and winter lows rarely dropping below 29. The city gets 220 sunny days each year, 15 more than the national average of 205. Seniors who enjoy participating in outdoor activities may enjoy living in Durham.
- Local public transportation is available through the GoDurham transit system, which provides bus transportation throughout the city and surrounding areas.
- The Durham area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Duke University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Crime rates are high in Durham. The city has a violent crime rate of 40.6, almost 20 points higher than the national average of 22.7, and a property crime rate of 58.1, almost 24 points higher than the national average of 35.4. Despite the higher crime rates in the area, seniors living in assisted living facilities are kept safe due to safety precautions like alarms, cameras and self-locking doors.
Paying for Assisted Living in Durham
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Durham start around $5,452 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 Durham 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 Durham
Eligible seniors who live in Durham or in other cities in North Carolina can apply for funding to help offset assisted living costs through a state-funded program called Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running to Empty).
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 Durham
Durham 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 Durham, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Durham
Durham-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.
Other Options in Durham, NC
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Durham
Review of Kc Care Management, Inc. D/B/A Camellia Gardens
I would not recommend this facility. Multiple reasons. The facility is not inviting to the residents nor visiting family members. The area outside which should be a place for residents to gather... Read more
Review of Brookdale Durham
My mom was here for 9 months. She was more independent than some of the other residents. She once had to correct a staffer on the medicine dosage they gave her. Her room was nice but after numer... Read more
Review of Eno Point Assisted Living
Eno Pointe Assisted Living is WONDERFUL! The staff works hard to make sure all of the residents are well taken care of all day long. Ask for Sandra! She is full of life and will show you around. He... Read more