2 Assisted Living Facilities near Mars Hill, NC

1 Assisted Living Facility in Mars Hill, NC

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Mars Hill Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
170 South Main Street, Mars Hill, NC 28754
"I want to know that the employees' are going to treat each and every family member with respect. I have found that to be true at Mars Hill Retirement Community. The staff is friendly and caring,..." More

1 Assisted Living Facility near Mars Hill, NC

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The Crossings at Reynolds Mountain

Provides: Assisted Living
41 Cobblers Way, Asheville, NC 28804
"The Crossings at Reynolds Mountain is very nice, clean, and brand new. The help is good and everybody seems to be very efficient. They check on my mother-in-law whenever sher rings the buzzer and..." More
Will waive community fee for all Veterans ($3500 value) Ends in 128 days

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mars Hill

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mars Hill is a small town in western North Carolina. This mountain town has a population of 2,620 with 20 percent of that over the age of 60. Seniors who require help with grooming, meals and personal care have a choice of 13 assisted living facilities in the area with one within the town limits. Governed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation, assisted living facilities in Mars Hill and the state include adult care homes with seven or more of multi-unit assisted housing with service facilities.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mars Hill

    • Seniors living in Mars Hill may be able to hold on to more of their money with the cost of living index at 99.4, which is slightly lower than the national average of 100. The cost of living in Mars Hill is more than the state’s average of 96.
    • Cold winters and warm summers welcome seniors in Mars Hill with an average summer high of 83 degrees Fahrenheit and the average winter low of 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The city gets around 39 inches of snow per year, which might make it difficult to stay active outdoors in the winter.
    • Crime in Mars Hill is based on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). The rate for violent crime is 15.7, which is much lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 41, which is higher than the national average of 38.1. This makes Mars Hill a relatively safe place to explore, but seniors with vehicles may want to consider using a parking garage.
    • The Mars Hill area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Mars Hill Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • For transportation to and from medical appointments, senior centers, grocery shopping and other errands, Mountain Mobility is Buncombe County’s Community Transportation System that provides discount rides for seniors. Upcoming trips may be scheduled between one and 30 days in advance.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Mars Hill

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in North Carolina

    $4,462.00 Mars Hill
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,650.00 Asheville
    $3,275.00 Greeneville

    Assisted Living costs in Mars Hill start around $4,462 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 Mars Hill 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 Mars Hill

    Low-income seniors may receive help paying for an adult care home or multi-unit assisted housing through the North Carolina Medicaid Plan. Eligibility for help is determined based on the Federal Supplemental Security income payment and any additional forms of income. While the plan does not pay for private rooms and apartments, family supplementation is acceptable if the individual prefers to live alone.

    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 Mars Hill

    Mars Hill 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 Mars Hill, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mars Hill

    Mars Hill-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 Mars Hill

    • Review of Mars Hill Retirement Community

      I want to know that the employees' are going to treat each and every family member with respect. I have found that to be true at Mars Hill Retirement Community. The staff is friendly and caring, ... Read more

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    • Review of Mars Hill Retirement Community

      My mother is in Mars Hill Retirement Community. Everybody is really nice and friendly, and it's close to where I live. The facility is clean and nice. Everybody seems to know what they are doing an... Read more

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    • Review of Mars Hill Retirement Community

      Absolutely wonderful staff. I think my mom has settled in very quickly at Mars Hill Retirement Community. She was comfortable there, and I’ve got nothing to complain about. I’m out there almost eve... Read more

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