4 Assisted Living Facilities near Lexington, NC
Also serving communities of Linwood.
There are 4 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lexington area, with 3 in Lexington and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lexington is $4,395 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lexington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lexington 3.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Thomasville with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Lexington, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lexington
Lexington, North Carolina is named after the Lexington community in Massachusetts, which was the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War. Located in the central part of the state, about 20 miles south of Winston-Salem, Lexington has a population of 18,917 people, 15.4 percent of whom are 65 or over, which is about 2,913 residents. To accommodate seniors who may need assisted living services, there are four assisted living facilities in the area, three located in Lexington and one in nearby Linwood.
North Carolina classifies assisted living facilities as assisted living residences, or ALRs, and these communities are regulated and managed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lexington
- Lexington, NC has a somewhat comfortable year-round climate. They rank 59/100 on Sperling's Comfort Index, of which a higher score indicates more comfortable weather. There are 218 sunny days, on average, each year in Lexington and the average high in the summer is 89 degrees, so seniors will want to make sure they have access to air conditioning in their assisted living community.
- Crime in Lexington is either on par or above state averages, depending on the type of crime. On a 1 to 100 scale that ranks crime from low to high, violent crime rates in Lexington are 26.8, slightly above the state average of 21.4. Property crime rates are 47.8, much higher than the state average of 37.7, so seniors may want to ask about security measures at assisted living facilities they visit.
- The cost of living in Lexington is lower than national and state averages, so seniors may have more room in their budgets to cover assisted living costs. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Lexington ranks 87.3, which is below the state average of 96.
- North Carolina is considered a moderately tax-friendly state since only Social Security income is tax exempt. All other forms of retirement income, including public and private pensions and withdrawals from other retirement accounts are taxed at the state rate of 5.5%.
- The Lexington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lexington Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Lexington has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Lexington Senior Center, an organization that provides daily, weekly and monthly activities for Davidson County seniors 55 and over.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lexington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lexington start around $4,395 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 Lexington 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 Lexington
North Carolina's Medicaid State Plan pays for personal care provided to eligible residents in ALRs and Adult Care Homes.
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 Lexington
Lexington 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 Lexington, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lexington
Lexington-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 Lexington, NC
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lexington
Review of Brookdale Lexington
I did not get a good feel at Brookdale Lexington. It seemed like a ghost town. There was nobody around. There were a few people outside but that was about it. Cleanliness was decent. The place was ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lexington
Brookdale Lexington was showing its age. I didn't have a chance to evaluate the staff. I supposed to have an appointment set up at 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. No one was there to assist me, but the... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lexington
My overall experience with Carolina House was good. The rooms/apartments were nice. Regarding the staff, they were all very nice. My dad was there for about a month. He liked it. Food was good. Read more