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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Garner, NC for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Garner, NC below include 60 Assisted Living facilities with 617 reviews. On average in Garner, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Garner

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, licenses assisted living facilities in Garner and the rest of the state. This division establishes criteria and guidelines facilities must meet for licensure, and it enforces rules and regulations pertaining to staffing, care planning and meals.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Garner

  • Garner is among the more expensive cities in North Carolina to live in, with its cost of living coming in about 5% higher than the state as a whole. However, living costs are about 4% less than the national average, which may make it a financially viable option for retirees. Healthcare expenses are particularly affordable compared to the rest of the state.  
  • Garner seniors don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits, though other types of retirement income are taxed at the state’s flat rate. North Carolina’s sales and property tax rates are moderate, and the state eliminated its estate tax in 2014. 
  • Garner has 220 sunny days per year, compared to the national average of 205 days. It sees about 46 inches of rain and just 3 inches of snow annually. Temperatures are favorable throughout the year, with the spring and fall having the lowest humidity levels and most pleasant temperatures.  
  • On a 100-point air quality index, Garner rates two points higher than the national average at 60. Its water quality is exceptional with a rating of 90, which is 35 points higher than the nationwide median of 55. Clean air and water promote general health and reduces risks associated with respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, which may make Garner a good retirement location.  
  • On a 100-point crime index, Garner’s property crime rates 56.5 and violent crime rates 13.1, compared to national respective averages of 35.4 and 22.7. While property crime rates in Garner are historically higher than state and national medians, this type of crime has been trending downward for the past decade. Violent crime is uncommon, occurring at a rate of about 254 incidents per 100,000 people versus the national rate of 379.  
  • GoWake Access is a county-operated public van service that’s available to those aged 60 and over, as well as veterans. Services are available Monday through Saturday and reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling (919) 212-7005. Public transit services to Raleigh are available through GoRaleigh via Route 7, Route 20 and Route 40X.   

Paying for Assisted Living in Garner

Seniors in Garner pay approximately $4,800 per month for assisted living services. This is 26% higher than the state median of $3,800 and 12% higher than the national rate of $4,300.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Garner is among the more expensive cities in North Carolina for assisted living services, with seniors paying approximately $4,800 per month for this type of care. However, it’s an affordable option compared to Wilmington, where fees are the highest in the state at $5,877. In Jacksonville, the cheapest surveyed city in North Carolina for assisted living, average monthly fees are 44% lower than in Garner at $2,675. In Fayetteville, facilities charge about $3,500, and in Hickory, rates come in at around $4,000.  

Garner

$4,800

North Carolina

$3,800

The United States

$4,300

Fayetteville

$3,500

Hickory

$4,000

Jacksonville

$2,675

Wilmington

$5,877

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living fees in Garner average $4,800 monthly, but because this includes housing, meals, recreation and personal care, it may be a financially feasible option despite its high price tag. Seniors who don’t pay rent or mortgage payments may save money on care by obtaining services in their own homes. The cheapest senior care option is adult day health care at $1,463 per month. Homemaker services, which include personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation, costs $4,004, and home health aides, who also provide skilled nursing, charge approximately $4,195. Seniors pay an average of $7,148 for semiprivate rooms in nursing homes and $8,060 for private accommodations.  

Homemaker Services

$4,004

Home Health Aide

$4,195

Adult Day Health Care

$1,463

Assisted Living Facility

$4,800

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,148

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$8,060

NoteCare cost data for Garner was not available, so data for the closest city, Raleigh, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Garner

Seniors who require assistance paying for an assisted living facility in Garner and the state of North Carolina may be eligible through the state’s Medicaid plan. Eligibility is based on the Federal Supplemental Security Income Payment and any additional sources of income. While the program doesn’t pay for private rooms, family or individual supplementation is permitted when a private room is preferred.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Garner

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 Garner

Those researching assisted living in the Garner region have access to a range of free resources to help them make educated decisions about the level of care they need and options for paying for services. The following table features resources providing health insurance options counseling, social and recreational programs, advocacy services and referrals. 

ResourceContactService
Triangle J Area Agency on Aging(800) 310-9777The local Area Agency on Aging oversees and administers a broad range of programs and services for Garner residents aged 60 and over, including free legal assistance, congregate meal programs, multipurpose senior centers, volunteer opportunities and health promotion classes. It also operates the region’s long-term care ombudsman program to advocate on behalf of assisted living residents, help seniors and families identify financial assistance options and resolve issues related to the quality of care. 
Garner Senior Center(919) 779-0122Garner Senior Center is operated by the city and is open to residents aged 55 and over. This 16,000-square-foot center hosts programs such as art and painting classes, games, day trips, health and wellness programs and fitness classes. It has over 300 attendees per day and about 6,500 per month, providing a dynamic social environment.  
Wake County Senior and Adult Services(919) 856-6160Wake County’s Senior and Adult Services promotes the quality of life of older adults in Garner through placement screenings and information on senior care options, guardianship services and adult protective services.  
Resources for Seniors, Inc.(919) 872-7933Resources for Seniors, Inc., is a comprehensive database that provides information on home- and community-based services in the Garner region. Through this resource, seniors obtain information and referrals, find local senior centers and arrange transportation services. 
Veterans Services(919) 268-7456The county’s Veterans Services office supports Garner veterans and their families by helping them obtain the benefits they’re entitled to. Through this office, veterans can apply for pension programs and the VA Aid and Attendance benefit, which can be used toward assisted living expenses.  

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Garner

Garner-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Garner

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Arlene

I visited this facility

Review of Cadence Garner

We fell in love with Cadence Garner. It was a beautiful facility. We loved the music. The staff was very nice and I would have chosen that, but they have a waiting list. The rooms were fine. The...

Provider response

Hello Arlene! Thank you so much for visiting and we're so glad you love our community! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! If we can do anything more to help you, please let us know! -...

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Zina

I visited this facility

Review of Cadence Garner

Cadence Garner was a good place. The staff was very helpful. They offer everything, the same thing as the other place does. They have a game room, a dining room, a meeting room, and a theater. I...

Provider response

Hello Zina! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're glad we were able to help you. Please let us know if we can do anything more! - Cadence Garner

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Margaret

I visited this facility

Review of Cadence Garner

Cadence Garner felt very homey. It didn't have that institutional smell. They had a couple of essential oil diffusers going, so it had that very comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The staff was...

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