8 Assisted Living Facilities near Forest City, NC
There are 8 Assisted Living Facilities in the Forest City area, with 4 in Forest City and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Forest City is $4,530 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,635.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Forest City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Forest City 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Rutherfordton with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Forest City, NC
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
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Assisted Living costs in Forest City start around $4,530 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.
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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Forest City
Review of Brookdale Forest City
My dad has been in Brookdale Forest City for a month now. The living atmosphere is terrific. Everything about it is good; I haven't found anything wrong with it. He loves the food there. The dining... Read more
Review of Brookdale Forest City
The tour at Brookdale Forest City was very thorough and very professional. I like the place. The facility is very nice. The staff was very thorough and knew what they were doing. Read more
Review of Cedar Creek Living
My sister is currently at Cedar Creek Living in Forest City in North Carolina. It's adequate, it's not luxurious, but it's clean and the people are very caring. When she needed outside assistance, ... Read more