9 Assisted Living Facilities near Forest City, NC

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Forest City, NC

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Brookdale Forest City

Provides: Assisted Living
493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, NC 28043
"We toured Brookdale Forest City and it was excellent. Everyone that was involved with the tour was very polite, respectful, upbeat, positive, and very thorough about everything. We liked the..." More

Henderson Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
125 Henderson Circle, Forest City, NC 28043

Hillcrest Adult Care Facility, Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
2270 Oakland Road, Forest City, NC 28043

Sunnyside Retirement Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1600 U.S. Highway 221 S., Forest City, NC 28043

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Sweet Caroline Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Green Street, Shelby, NC 28152
"Sweet Caroline was nice, small, and very private. They had a lot of activities planned, and they take them out every day to do something. They go to senior centers and picnics. The person who..." More

Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1881 Big Island Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
"My father has been a resident at Holly Springs for 8 months. He has consistently received compassionate and competent care. The staff and administrator are responsive to the unique needs of each..." More

Oakland Living Center, Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
704 Poors Ford Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
"Excellent facility. Caring management and staff. Exceptionally well maintained. Provides for a safe, friendly home with great care, very well prepared meals and patient care. I feel comfortable..." More

Colonial Manor Health Care

Provides: Assisted Living
160 Health Care Drive, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Restwell Home

Provides: Assisted Living
401 U.S. 221, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
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    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Forest City

    Once known as Burnt Chimney, Forest City is a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with beautiful landscapes and a lively commercial hub. The town is connected by three US highways, 74, 221 and 64, which makes it easy to get to from all parts of the state. Seniors looking to retire in this community will find four assisted living facilities in the town and eight close by in places like Shelby, Rutherfordton and Nebo.

    In Forest City and the state of North Carolina, assisted living facilities are called assisted living residences (ALRs). They are regulated by the North Carolina Division of Health Services. Two types of ALRs are available, including adult care homes (ACHs) and multi-unit assisted housing. ACHs with two to six residents are called family care homes. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Forest City

    • Forest City has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Rutherfordton.

    • Forest City has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Good Samaritan Society, an organization that encourages seniors to stay active and provides various community services, as well as at least two senior centers.

    • Rutherford County Transit provides transportation services for seniors living in Forest City. Established in 1990, this self-funded department provides transportation for both individuals over the age of 60 and those who are disabled as well as rides to the general public.

    • The cost of living in Forest City is much lower than comparable cities across the United States. It is also slightly lower than other cities in North Carolina. This makes Forest City an excellent place for those living on a strict income.

    • Violent crime is much lower in Forest City than other locations across the United States. Property crime is significantly higher.

    • The average U.S. city gets around 39 inches of rain per year, but Forest City gets approximately 50 inches. The city also gets around four inches of snow. In July, the average high is 89, while in January the average low is 29.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Forest City

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in North Carolina

    $4,195.00 Forest City
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,300.00 Gaffney
    $3,221.00 Shelby
    $2,200.00 Boiling Springs

    Assisted Living costs in Forest City start around $4,195 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 Forest City 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 Forest City

    Seniors requiring assistance to pay for an ALR may be able to get help through the Medicaid State Fund. The fund pays for personal care provided to eligible residents. Eligibility is based on the Federal Supplemental Security income payment and any other sources of income. The fund does not pay for a private room, which must be supplemented by the patient or family members.

    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 Forest City

    Forest City 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 Forest City, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Forest City

    Forest City-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 Forest City

    • Review of Brookdale Forest City

      We toured Brookdale Forest City and it was excellent. Everyone that was involved with the tour was very polite, respectful, upbeat, positive, and very thorough about everything. We liked the commun... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Forest City

      Brookdale was the facility that was able to understand how to help a resident with dementia. They worked with the family to really know and understand the resident and help the resident with dail... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Forest City

      I like Carolina House as it was local; my mother-in-law is there. The staff is very good, very knowledgeable, and friendly. Sanitation is very good and well-maintained. The room is spacious with ne... Read more

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