22 Assisted Living Facilities near Durham, NC

11 Assisted Living Facilities in Durham, NC

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Brookdale Durham

Provides: Assisted Living
4434 Ben Franklin Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
"The tour at Brookdale was a great experience. The place was very clean and well run. The people were very professional. They had a nice, big dining room and a nice sitting area for the residents. I..." More

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Kc Care Management, Inc. D/B/A Camell...

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

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LiveWell at Hope Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
3736 Bentley Drive, Durham, NC 27707
"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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Atria Southpoint Walk

Provides: Assisted Living
5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713
"Atria Southpoint Walk is a very nice place. If you wish to stay there for a month, you don’t have to have a long term contract, and that is fine. I've never had any problems with any of the staff..." 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

Croasdaile Village

Provides: Assisted Living
2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Durham, NC 27705
"Croasdaile Village is wonderful. My parents have been residents for about 10 years, and they love it. The staff is very friendly and really helpful. They have exercise classes, and people who come..." More

Carillon Assisted Living of Durham

Provides: Assisted Living
4713 Garrett Road,, Durham, NC 27707
"I liked Carillon a lot. Every staff member we came across with was speaking to us or recognized us as visitors. The residents were extremely friendly. It was a hard choice between Carillon and the..." More

Carolina Reserve of Durham

Provides: Assisted Living
4523 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
"Spring Arbor is very clean and bright. My grandmother lived there before, and everyone was helpful. " More

Durham Ridge Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3420 Wake Forest Highway,, 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
"We moved my mom in to Eno Point Assisted Living around September 3 or 4. I like best their staff-to-patient ratio. I also like that it is an older facility and so the rooms are larger. Mom is in a..." More

Ellison'S Rest Home #1

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Ellison Drive, Durham, NC 27713

11 Assisted Living Facilities near Durham, NC

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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

Provides: Assisted Living
2220 Farmington Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
"My sister recently moved in Brookdale CH from another facility that wasn't working. We visited several facilities in the Durham Chapel Hill area and found this on to be the best of the lot. We..." 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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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

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

Carillon Assisted Living of Hillsborough

Provides: Assisted Living
1911 Orange Grove Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
"I really liked Carillon of Hillsborough. I came in to this big open all windows area with a baby grand piano, and the residents were sitting about there. If it was cold, the fireplace would have..." 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

Assisted Living near Durham, NC

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Durham

  • Review of Carillon Assisted Living of Durham

    If you are thinking about this facility, make certain that you get everything in writing and it is signed by all concerned. They do not hold up to their commitments or guarantees that they make. T... Read more

    Flem
  • Review of Kc Care Management, Inc. D/B/A Camellia Gardens

    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,... Read more

    Inga
  • Review of Croasdaile Village

    Croasdaile Village is wonderful. My parents have been residents for about 10 years, and they love it. The staff is very friendly and really helpful. They have exercise classes, and people who come ... Read more

    Elizabeth
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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

$5,250.00 Apex
$5,200.00 Durham
$5,155.00 Wake Forest
$4,866.00 Chapel Hill
$4,661.00 Cary
$4,400.00 Raleigh
$4,000.00 US
$3,900.00 Pittsboro

Assisted Living costs in Durham start around $5,200 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. Financial Assistance in North Carolina Financial Assistance in North Carolina

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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