12 Assisted Living Facilities in Gaston County, NC
The average cost of assisted living in Gaston County is $2,946 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,425.
To help you with your search, browse the 54 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Gaston County. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Gaston County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lincoln County with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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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
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Assisted Living costs in Gaston County start around $3,085 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.
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
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
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
Review of Terrace Ridge
Caregiving staff at Terrace Ridge are kind and patient and work hard. There is rapid turnover of staff and always too many new ones. Too often, staff members are seen working extra long shifts to p... Read more