Assisted Living in Gaston County
Brookdale New Hope1680 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC
Brookdale Union1717 Union Road, Gastonia, NC
Brookdale Robinwood1750 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, NC
Morningside of Gastonia2755 Union Road, Gastonia, NC
Stanley Total Living Center514 Old Mt. Holly Road, Stanley, NC
Terrace Ridge1251 E Hudson Boulevard, Gastonia, NC
Carillon Assisted Living of Cramer Mountain500 Cramer Mountain Road, Cramerton, NC
Somerset Court Of Cherryville401 West Academy Street, Cherryville, NC
Rosewood Rest Home721 N Marietta Street, Gastonia, NC
Heritage Oaks Assisted Livinv916 S Marietta Street, Gastonia, NC
At A Glance
There are 12 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Gaston County is $2,946 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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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 $2,946 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.
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.