8 Assisted Living Facilities near Nebo, NC
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There are 8 Assisted Living Facilities in the Nebo area, with 2 in Nebo and 6 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Nebo. Better rated regions include Morganton with an average rating of 2.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Nebo, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Nebo
The city of Marion, North Carolina, which has a large senior community of 7,900 that accounts for 16% of its population, is home to the small community of Nebo. Seniors who enjoy outdoor activities may find Nebo's climate to be to their liking. With year-round high temperatures between 50 and 89 degrees, Nebo is among the cooler cities in North Carolina. It rates 7.6 out of 10 on a comfort index, indicating that it is more comfortable than most places in the state and the nation as a whole.
Nebo seniors who need some assistance with daily living activities can reside in one of the region's eight assisted living facilities. Two of these assisted living residences, as they're officially called, are in Nebo proper. The other six are located in Marion, Morganton and Spruce Pine. These facilities are governed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Nebo
- On a cost of living index based on the national average of 100, Nebo's cost of living is rated 89.9. While this is a little higher than surrounding communities within the Marion Metro Area, it is about 6 points lower than the statewide average, making it a good option for seniors on a budget.
Crime is more prevalent here than in the nation as a whole, so seniors may want to find an assisted living facility with features such as security cameras and high-security locks. On a 100-point index, with a higher score representing more crime, Nebo's violent crime rate is 33.2 and the property crime rate is 49.2, compared to the respective national averages of 22.7 and 35.4.
- Seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease can breathe easy in Nebo, where the air quality rates 70 out of 100. This rate is 12 points higher than the national average, indicating lower levels of harmful pollutants.
- In North Carolina, Social Security benefits are not taxed, and all other retirement income is taxed at an affordable flat percentage rate, which may enable seniors to afford assisted living expenses in Nebo.
- The Nebo area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mission Hospital McDowell, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- McDowell Transit provides free public transportation services in Nebo, making it easy for seniors to attend medical appointments and complete errands.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Nebo
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Nebo 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 Nebo 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 Nebo
Nebo seniors who meet income requirements may have assisted living services paid for through NC Medicaid.
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 Nebo
Nebo 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 Nebo, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nebo
Nebo-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.