25 Assisted Living Facilities near Durham, NC

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Durham, NC

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Caring Star 2016

Atria Southpoint Walk

Provides: Assisted Living
5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713
"We chose Atria Southpoint Walk for my mom because they have this little efficiency apartment, while the other facilities only had a room. It's right outside of my neighborhood too, so that makes it..." More

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Brookdale Durham

Provides: Assisted Living
4434 Ben Franklin Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
"My dad is at Brookdale Durham assisted living. The staff is very caring and friendly and his room is spacious. They have outings and they have an event calendar where they have things going on..." More

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Carolina Reserve of Durham

Provides: Assisted Living
4523 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
"I was very impressed upon my initial visit with Carolina Reserve of Durham. The staff were warm, open, and generous, not only with my mother but with each other, which was important to me. The..." More

The Addison

Provides: Assisted Living
4713 Garrett Road,, Durham, NC 27707
"We searched and searched. Addison is clean, well supervised. Served all of our changing needs from entry to final exit. Very strong communication experience. Food was good. Staff was..." More

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Springdaile Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4315 Holder Road, Durham, NC 27560
"Very clean facility and the rooms are spacious. Staff is well experienced. My aunt enjoyed the activities especially the morning yoga and stretch. They celebrate all festivals and birthdays. Really..." More

Tower Of Blessing A Refuge To Seek II

Provides: Assisted Living
2309 Ellington Street, Durham, NC 27704
"My mother is now at Tower of Blessing. The value for the money is excellent. The place is lovely and very nice. It's a newer facility. My mother's room is excellent. The food is excellent too; my..." More

LiveWell at Hope Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
3736 Bentley Drive, Durham, NC 27707
"LiveWell at Hope Valley is a brand new facility, but the only available room didn't have a bathroom. The outside area had a pool but they cemented the whole outside area. My mother loves to sit..." More

Calyx Living in Durham

Provides: Assisted Living
4214 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27712
"We went to the Calyx Living of Durham. It was nice, but for assisted living. The food and the amenities were nice. Everything is brand new, and we were offered food there. The location is..." More

Durham Ridge Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3420 Holloway St, Durham, NC 27703
"So far I haven't seen nothing wrong. We put dad there about a month ago and we are very happy so far. The staff seems to be caring and I like this place. " More

Eno Point Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5600 N Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27712
"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...." More

Camellia Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5010 S Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27713
"We put my aunt in Camellia Gardens. She’s in a shared room, so she has a roommate, but it's a nice sizable room with a full bath and a nice-sized closet. When I went, the staff was very responsive,..." More

Ellison's Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Ellison Drive, Durham, NC 27713
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Caring Star 2015

LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
6720 Pauline Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
"We wanted a place close to dad's home that actually felt like a home. The staff is very warm and knew exactly how to make dad feel comfortable. Dad loves nature so we know he likes the location of..." More

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Brookdale Chapel Hill Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2220 Farmington Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"My wife has moved into Brookdale Chapel Hill. I'm very satisfied with the experience we're having. I just wish I had tried to find a place sooner for my wife. I did quite a bit of research and they..." More

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Abbotswood at Stonehenge

Provides: Assisted Living
7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
"The staff at Abbotswood at Stonehenge seemed like they care. The ones that I talked to seemed to have a passion for caring for their people. They had long-term employees and they recognized them..." More

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LiveWell at Coker Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
202 N. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
"When we decided to move Mom out of my sister's home, it was important that Mom stay in the Chapel Hill area in as much of a home like setting as possible. After much search we were introduced to..." More

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TerraBella Hillsborough

Provides: Assisted Living
1911 Orange Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278
"I love TerraBella Hillsborough. It was beautiful. It's got lots of trees around it, lots of bird feeders, and rocking chairs. So you can sit and watch the birds and squirrels. The inside was..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Brookdale Meadowmont

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Lanark Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"Brookdale Meadowmont was excellent. The place is very good from what I saw. The rooms were nice and the dining area looked fine. They have a place to do crafts, a meeting room, and the memory unit..." More

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LiveWell at Governors Club

Provides: Assisted Living
11472 Club Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"Thank you Live Well for creating a home for our Mother that is the next best thing to living in her home. We love that there is around the clock caring staff to help our Mother with all her needs..." More

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LiveWell - Cary

Provides: Assisted Living
208 Midenhall Way, Cary, NC 27513
"The staff of LiveWell Cary was very impressive. The food was very good. As soon as my husband walked into the house, he said it was nice. After lunch, he watched one of the aides help a man to his..." More

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LiveWell at Governors Club Chapel Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
11476 Club Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"We are proud to offer a different kind of assisted living/memory care community. Our assisted living homes are all designed to be welcoming, friendly places for all friends and family. Whether your..." More

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Springmoor Life Care Retirement Commu...

Provides: Assisted Living
1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
"My mother-in-law is in Springmoor. It's a high-end place, and probably costs $6,000 to $7,000 a month. They have beautiful grounds, it's a life-care community, and if we could afford it, I'd..." More

Carolina Meadows

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"One of the best facilities in the area. Extremely caring staff, beautiful grounds, excellent activities programs. This facility has everything a person could want or need. " More

The Stratford

Provides: Assisted Living
405 Smith Level Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
"My mother liked Shepherd House because they had a little bathroom in the room. It had a pull chain in case you needed help getting in and out of the shower or in case of emergency. The staff were..." More

The Covington

Provides: Assisted Living
4510 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
"I visited the Covington and found the residents to be happy, comfortable and well taken care of. I met a very enthusiastic life enrichment coach who showed me many activities and crafts completed..." More

    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

    Cities in North Carolina

    $6,630.00 Wake Forest
    $5,937.00 Apex
    $5,222.00 Chapel Hill
    $4,949.00 Raleigh
    $4,696.00 Cary
    $4,416.00 Durham
    $4,150.00 Pittsboro
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Durham start around $4,416 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.

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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 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.

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    Assisted Living near Durham, NC

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Durham

    • Review of The Addison

      We searched and searched. Addison is clean, well supervised. Served all of our changing needs from entry to final exit. Very strong communication experience. Food was good. Staff was professio... Read more

      Grateful 2312
    • Review of Springdaile Assisted Living

      I went to see Springdaile Assisted Living. It's super in parallel with where my dad currently is but the price was more than I had anticipated from what was online so it's not worth it for me. I ge... Read more

    • Review of The Addison

      Terrible, terrible experience. We moved Mom out within the first month she arrived. Medical Director was in over her head and didn't know how to handle Mom's post-stroke behavior, kept changing th... Read more

      A mother's daughter
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