3 Assisted Living Facilities near North Wilkesboro, NC
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There are 3 Assisted Living Facilities in the North Wilkesboro area, with 2 in North Wilkesboro and 1 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for assisted living facilities in North Wilkesboro. On average, consumers rate assisted living in North Wilkesboro 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include West Jefferson with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in North Wilkesboro, NC
1 Assisted Living Facility near North Wilkesboro, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in North Wilkesboro
North Wilkesboro is a small city in Wilkesboro with about 4,200 residents, roughly 800 of whom are aged 65 and older. The city is home to Wilkes Senior Center, which is open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It hosts activities like line dancing, billiards, yoga classes and art and craft classes. Members can also take part in group cruises and trips arranged by the senior center.
Seniors who need assistance with the activities of daily living may reside in one of the three assisted living facilities in the North Wilkesboro area. Two of these facilities, or assisted living residences, as they're officially called, are located in the city proper, and the other is in nearby Wilkesboro. These facilities are governed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in North Wilkesboro
- North Wilkesboro seniors pay an affordable flat state income tax rate on almost all types of retirement income except Social Security benefits, which are tax-exempt. This may make it easier to afford local assisted living expenses.
- The North Wilkesboro area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Wilkes Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Transportation services in North Wilkesboro are provided by the Wilkes Transportation Authority. WTA operates two dozen routes throughout the region, with stops at supermarkets, medical buildings and the library. Exact fare paid by cash or check is needed to board.
- North Wilkesboro is a very affordable place to live, which may make it a budget-friendly option for low-income seniors. On a cost of living index based on a U.S. average of 100, North Wilkesboro is rated 83.7, versus the statewide average of 96.2.
Crime is more common in North Wilkesboro than in the average U.S. city, so seniors may want to find an assisted living facility with security features like surveillance cameras. On a 100-point crime index, violent crime here is rated 29.3, versus the national average of 22.7, and the property crime rate is 57.5, compared to the national average of 35.4.
- Compared to the nation as a whole, North Wilkesboro's air quality is good, which may benefit seniors with conditions like asthma or heart disease. On a 100-point scale, the city's air quality is 67, roughly 10 points higher than the national average.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in North Wilkesboro
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in North Wilkesboro 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 North Wilkesboro 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 North Wilkesboro
Seniors who need help covering the cost of assisted living in North Wilkesboro may be eligible for benefits 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 North Wilkesboro
North Wilkesboro 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 North Wilkesboro, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in North Wilkesboro
North Wilkesboro-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 near North Wilkesboro, NC
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in North Wilkesboro
Review of Rose Glen Manor
My sister is in Rose Glen Manor and the care seems good. Her room is clean, but it would be nice if it was a little bit bigger. She seems to enjoy the activities she participates in. The staff is e... Read more
Review of Villages of Wilkes Traditional Living
The help there take a long time to help her to the restroom.I don't think there are enough help for the amount of people that are there She has had to ware dippers from the start of her stay.The Do... Read more