12 Assisted Living Facilities in Gaston County, NC

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Gaston County, NC

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Brookdale Union

Provides: Assisted Living
1717 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
"Brookdale Union has had its ups and downs, however the new management team has proved better days are arising. The residents seem happier than before, they are engaging in more daily activities and..." More

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Brookdale New Hope

Provides: Assisted Living
1680 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
"At Brookdale Place New Hope, my brother is only a mile from my house. We have seen the place for many years on the corner, and it is a pretty place. The final thing was they gave us a better deal..." More

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Brookdale Robinwood

Provides: Assisted Living
1750 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
"Brookdale Robinwood is great. My sister is very happy there. They take very good care of her. The staff is great. We've had nothing but positive experiences there. She doesn't have any problem with..." More

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Elmcroft of Cramerton

Provides: Assisted Living
500 Cramer Mountain Rd, Cramerton, NC 28032
"Situated in beautiful Cramerton, our vibrant assisted living community offers picturesque views from atop Cramer Mountain and is conveniently close to both Charlotte and Gastonia. Elmcroft of..." More

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Morningside of Gastonia

Provides: Assisted Living
2755 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
"Morningside of Gastonia was lovely. I didn't have any complaints while we were there. The rooms were absolutely lovely. You can decorate them however you want to. The showers were enormous. I..." More

Stanley Total Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
514 Old Mt. Holly Road, Stanley, NC 28164
"This is in the town of Stanley, and it's called Stanley Total Living Center. They are excellent. I would have put him there, but they didn't have any rooms available. I would have liked to put him..." More

Terrace Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
1251 E Hudson Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054
"This is the finest assisted living facility in Gaston County. Their staff and management is top-notch. I read the previous review and really don't buy it! The staff treat the residents as family..." More

Somerset Court Of Cherryville

Provides: Assisted Living
401 West Academy Street, Cherryville, NC 28021
"I've already got my father in an assisted living facility in North Carolina -- Somerset Court. It is very nice, especially the people who worked to have a private room, which is what my father's..." More

Rosewood Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
721 N Marietta Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
"I dropped by at Rosewood Rest Home late evening and I could not find anybody on the floor to give my husband his night medicine. There were supposed to be two people at night time, but they..." More

Heritage Oaks Assisted Livinv

Provides: Assisted Living
916 S Marietta Street, Gastonia, NC 28054
"Heritage Oaks was very depressing, very dark, and very close. It wasn't an open, spacious place, and it was not very big for the number of people they had. It was not well lighted at all, and the..." More

Woodlawn Haven

Provides: Assisted Living
301 Craig Street, Mount Holly, NC 28120

Wellington House

Provides: Assisted Living
850 Majestic Court, Gastonia, NC 28054

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gaston County

    Gaston County is located just to the west of Charlotte in North Carolina. The area offers access to the Mountain Island Lake which is ideal for seniors who enjoy fishing and hiking. The county is also conveniently located to Interstates 85 and 485 which provide easy access to Charlotte and other cities within the state. Seniors looking for an assisted living facility within the state will find eight in the city of Gastonia and 56 in the nearby cities of Kings Mountain, Charlotte and Lake Wylie. Assisted living facilities in Gaston County are regulated by the Division of Health Service Regulation. There are two types of facilities, including adult care homes with seven or more residents and multi-unit assisted housing with service facilities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gaston County

    • The Gaston County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the CaraMont Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Gaston County has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Department of Social Services, an organization that seeks to promote the health and well-being of seniors as well as at least one senior center.

    • ACCESS provides transportation to and from medical appointments and for various errands for seniors within Gaston County.

    • Seniors in Gaston County may hold on to more of their money due to the low cost of living in the area. Based on the national average of 100, the cost of living in Gaston County is 91.3. This is lower than the state’s average of 96.

    • Crime is the area of Gaston County is higher than the national average. Crime is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). For violent crime, Gaston County ranks 53.6 in comparison to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 51.8 compared to the national average of 38.1.

    • Seniors who want to get away from snowy winters of the north may find Gaston County the perfect place to settle. Winter lows are around 29 and summer highs are around 89. The area only gets about an inch of snow per year.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Gaston County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in North Carolina

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,976.00 Mecklenburg County
    $3,321.00 Gaston County
    $3,263.00 York County
    $3,261.00 Cleveland County
    $2,996.00 Catawba County
    $2,800.00 Cherokee County

    Assisted Living costs in Gaston County start around $3,321 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 Gaston County 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 Gaston County

    Seniors who need help paying for an assisted living facility in Gaston County may receive help through the Medicaid State Plan. The amount of assistance per individual is based on the federal Supplemental Security income payment and other sources of income. Private rooms are not covered under the state plan, but family supplementation is permitted.

    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 Gaston County

    Gaston County 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 Gaston County, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gaston County

    Gaston County-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 Gaston County

    • Review of Brookdale Union

      My dad's room at Brookdale Union was nice, it was a standard room and not very big at all. But he has a bathroom that he shared with a roommate, twin-sized beds, and nothing fancy about it. The sta... Read more

      Kristine
    • Review of Brookdale Union

      Brookdale Union has had its ups and downs, however the new management team has proved better days are arising. The residents seem happier than before, they are engaging in more daily activities and... Read more

      Honesty2
    • Review of Brookdale Robinwood

      Brookdale Robinwood is a good place and I'm very happy with the service we're receiving. They're very considerate of what she needs and wants. It's a very clean place and it has everything you need... Read more

      Reviewer#JE05262019c
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