15 Assisted Living Facilities near Newton, NC
With an average cost of $3,800 in Newton, 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 2 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 2 facilities in Newton.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Newton, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Newton
Seniors who are history buffs find an array of fascinating discoveries in heritage-rich Newton, the county seat of Catawba County. A sampling of Catawba County listings on the National Register of Historic Places located in Newton include the 1924-built courthouse that currently houses the Catawba County Museum of History, the Newton Downtown Historic District and the 1887-built Grace Reformed Church, a stunning example of Gothic Revival style.
Newton is home to a large senior community, with 16.3% of the city's population of about 13,000 aged 65 and older. Those who wish to continue living as independently as possible while receiving support for activities such as cooking and housekeeping can find two assisted living facilities in Newton with 13 others nearby.
The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation licenses ALFs in both Newton and the rest of the state, which are referred to as adult care homes (ACHs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Newton
- Whether seniors are looking for dramatic performances, visual arts, musical entertainment or historical museums, Newton offers it. Popular annual events include the free Foothills Folk Art Festival in nearby Hickory with artist demonstrations, food vendors, beer gardens and live music.
- Even though seniors living in Newton don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits, Kiplinger considers North Carolina to be unfriendly to retirees. The state’s flat tax rate of 5.49% is assessed on all other forms of retirement income.
- Newton offers a variety of resources for seniors, including the Newton Senior Citizens Club, which provides recreational activities, guest speakers and luncheons. The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging sponsor senior yoga and tai chi classes.
- The Newton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Catawba Valley Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Newton’s climate might be a bit too wet for some seniors, since the city receives 46 inches of average annual rainfall. The sun, however, does shine for 215 days of the year.
- Budget-conscious seniors appreciate the lower overall cost of living in Newton, which is 14% less than the national average. Although that's primarily attributable to the 40% lower cost of housing, retirees do save on transportation and groceries.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Newton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Newton start around $3,800 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 Newton 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 Newton
Low-income seniors in Newton may be eligible for financial aid to help cover room and board costs in adult care homes through North Carolina’s State/County Special Assistance Program (For Adult Care Home Residents).
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 Newton
Newton 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 Newton, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Newton
Newton-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Newton
Review of Elmcroft of Newton
Elmcroft of Newton was expensive but was really nice. The staff seemed to care and the grounds were really nice. It looked like the people were happy, they were going around and doing stuff. The st... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of Newton
Loving care by a well-trained staff, and the lovely, spotlessly clean environment make this a wonderful place to live. Read more