3 Assisted Living Facilities in Jacksonville, NC
With an average cost of $0 in Jacksonville, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 12 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 3 facilities in Jacksonville.
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Jacksonville
Home to Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base with a population of more than 47,000 Marines and sailors, Jacksonville is known as a military town where many residents are either active or retired service members.
For retirees thinking about moving into an assisted living facility in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville area has six from which to choose — three in Jacksonville and another three in nearby communities such as Denver, Wallace and Hampstead. In Jacksonville and throughout North Carolina, assisted livings facilities are called assisted living residences (ALRs). An ALR is defined as any group housing services program caring for two or more adults that offers at least one meal per day, housekeeping services and personal care services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Jacksonville
- For active seniors wishing to take advantage of outdoor activities, Jacksonville’s generally mild climate allows for regular outings. Winters are usually short with only one inch of snowfall on average.
- Jacksonville has a lot to offer seniors in terms of arts and culture, from shopping centers to fine dining. Seniors may enjoy browsing through the Jacksonville Mall or sampling foods from around the world, such as French cuisine and Middle Eastern fare, at one of Jacksonville’s many restaurants.
Jacksonville Transit offers riders fixed and express routes throughout the city of Jacksonville. Senior citizens age 65 and over may qualify for reduced rates. Amtrak Thruway bus service links with city’s buses to provide transit out of the city.
- The Jacksonville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Onslow Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Jacksonville's crime rates are low. Violent crime, in particular, ranked on a scale of one to 100, is only 19, while the U.S. average is 31.1.
- Under North Carolina law, Social Security income is tax-exempt. Other types of retirement earnings, such as pensions and 401(k) withdrawals, are taxed at the regular state income tax rate.
Paying for Assisted Living in Jacksonville
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in North Carolina
Assisted Living costs in Jacksonville start around $0 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville
Eligible seniors in Jacksonville may receive help covering the costs of assisted living through North Carolina's Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA). Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may also qualify for the state's Special Assistance (SA) program.
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 Jacksonville
Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Jacksonville
Jacksonville-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.
Other Options in Jacksonville, NC
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Jacksonville
Review of Lighthouse Village
Lighthouse Village is an older place. They don't have bathrooms in the rooms. They have community-type bathrooms and showers. The residents are super friendly. As soon as I went in the front door, ... Read more
Review of Lighthouse Village
Everything is well at Lighthouse Village. It's affordable, and my grandfather is doing fine. He's getting along with the staff. They love him, and he thinks highly of them. I don't have any complai... Read more
Review of Liberty Commons
Liberty Commons had a private room, a room with two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, and a semi-private room with two single beds in one room which reminded me of a dormitory, where each person has... Read more