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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Monroe, NC for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Monroe, NC below include 9 Assisted Living facilities with 506 reviews. On average in Monroe, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 3.72 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Monroe

North Carolina calls assisted living residences adult care homes, which are licensed in Monroe and throughout the state by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation. The division’s Adult Home Specialists monitor these facilities within the individual North Carolina counties’ Departments of Social Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Monroe

  • Monroe has a local hospital, making it easy for seniors to receive the care they need. Atrium Health-Union is a general medical and surgical facility with an on-site emergency department. It was rated high performing in four adult procedures and conditions, including treating heart failure, kidney failure, stroke and COPD. More than 350 doctors practice at this hospital.
  • The overall cost of living in Monroe is nearly 7% lower than the national average but almost 3% higher than the state average. Although the cost of health care is nearly 3% higher than the national average, it’s almost 5% lower than the state average. Monroe also beats the state and national averages on housing, but this doesn’t necessarily include assisted living residences.
  • North Carolina is considered moderately tax-friendly toward retirees, which benefits seniors in Monroe. The state fully exempts Social Security retirement benefits from income taxes, stretching those retirement dollars. Other forms of retirement income, including public and private pensions, are taxed at a flat rate of 5.25%, which is still lower than some states.
  • North Carolina is also moderately friendly when it comes to sales tax rates, with its average combined state and local sales tax total of 6.98%, ranking it lower than 25 other states in the nation. Sales tax rates are even friendlier in Monroe and Union County, where residents pay a combined total of 6.75%. Seniors on a budget benefit from this.
  • Monroe has a relatively rainy climate and receives 45 inches of rain each year compared to the national average of 38. It only gets about two inches of snow compared to the national average of 28 inches. Residents enjoy four months of pleasant temperatures when high temperatures range between 70 and 85 degrees, but June, July and August can be uncomfortably humid.

Paying for Assisted Living in Monroe

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Monroe is $4,649 per month. While this is only $349 higher than the national average, it’s $849 higher than the state average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Monroe’s average cost of assisted living is also higher than many other cities in North Carolina but to varying degrees. Although it’s significantly higher than Fayetteville by $1,149 per month, it’s moderately higher than Hickory by $649 and only $149 higher than Winston-Salem. However, assisted living costs are higher in Wilmington, which is $1,228 more per month than Monroe.

Monroe

$4,649

North Carolina

$3,800

The United States

$4,300

Fayetteville

$3,500

Hickory

$4,000

Winston-Salem

$4,500

Wilmington

$5,877

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It’s beneficial to compare other types of senior care, especially if seniors are unsure whether assisted living meets their personal needs. Individuals who need limited assistance may only require adult day health care, the lowest cost option at only $1,408 per month. Seniors wanting at-home services may seek homemaker services for an average monthly cost of $3,813 or home health aides at $4,004 per month. Extensive care needs are fulfilled in nursing homes, which are the priciest choice at an average of $7,817 monthly for semiprivate rooms or $8,608 for private rooms.

Homemaker Services

$3,813

Home Health Aide

$4,004

Adult Day Health Care

$1,408

Assisted Living Facility

$4,649

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,817

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$8,608

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Monroe

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.

Financial Assistance in North Carolina

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 Monroe

Seniors have numerous resources that provide free support services and opportunities to socialize in Monroe. These free resources are administered by government entities and nonprofits in the city, county or state to help support their overall well-being and ongoing independence.

ResourceContactService
Centralina Area Agency on Aging(704) 372-2416Centralina AAA serves the needs of a nine-county region, including Union County. Its aging and health services advocate for over two million adults aged 65 or older and provide a range of long-term services to support aging adults and their health and social needs. Services include transportation systems that provide mobility options for older and disabled adults throughout the region, along with health and wellness programs and age-friendly planning.
Council on Aging in Union County(704) 292-1797COA in Union County is an independent, nonprofit agency that supports seniors aged 60 or older through programs that help them remain active and healthy. It connects clients with services they need to remain independent, including information and options counseling, durable medical equipment and incontinence supplies, assistance with assisted living community comparisons, transportation services, senior legal services, caregiver referrals, nutrition programs and volunteer opportunities.
Senior Legal Helpline(877) 579-7562Legal Aid of North Carolina has partnered with COA in Union County to provide legal services to seniors aged 60 or older. Services include preparation of living wills and Power of Attorney documentation.
Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center(704) 282-5776The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center brings seniors aged 55 and older together to support their independence and encourage community involvement and socialization. There’s no charge for city residents who can participate in numerous classes, fitness programs, cards and other games, health programs, seminars, day and overnight trips, support groups, tax help, flu clinics, socials and seasonal dances.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Offices(800) 310-9777The Regional LTC Ombudsman offices assist residents of long-term care facilities in exercising their rights. The Ombudsman also strives to resolve problems between residents and facilities, answer questions and offer guidance on the LTC system.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Monroe

Monroe-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in North Carolina

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Yolanda

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Elizabethan Gardens

Elizabeth Gardens was our dad's home for 10 years until his recent passing. The staff was always pleasant and very caring. Our dad loved "The Gardens" as he would call it. Special thank you to...

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Kelly 7

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Monroe Square

The facility is very out dated compared to other places in the area. The bathroom was horrible that I used during my tour. Residents seemed happy and staff seemed friendly.

Provider response

We appreciate you taking the time to visit and share your feedback. We are committed to quality service and care and will review your feedback with our management team.

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122601

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale Union Park

They allowed my mom to leave the facility in the cold dark rain one night around 8:00. She was disoriented and confused to due a UTI which is very common in the elderly. She was found way back in...

Provider response

We take your comments seriously and can confirm that our community responded quickly to locate your mom and made sure she received immediate care. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we have...

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