Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is in Nash County about 55 minutes by car northeast of the Golden Triangle area of Raleigh-Durham. The city is home to more than 57,000 residents and about 17% of those who live here are seniors aged 65 and older. The Best Places Comfort Index ranked Rocky Mount as one of the most comfortable places in North Carolina because of its mild winters and pleasant summers. Plus, Rocky Mount is an excellent location for cost-conscious seniors, with a cost of living that’s far below the national average.

When seniors need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as housekeeping, personal care or preparing meals, but don’t need 24/7 medical care, assisted living is a great option. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, assisted living in Rocky Mount will cost seniors an average of $4,270 a month, which is about $500 more expensive than the North Carolina average.

This guide looks at assisted living costs in Rocky Mount and nearby cities and offers an overview of some of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Rocky Mount. Additionally, several available free resources that seniors in the area should find useful have been provided at the end of this guide.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rocky Mount, NC

2016

Brookdale Rocky Mount

650 Goldrock Road, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804

Brookdale Rocky Mount is situated in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, a few minutes away from North Green Country Club, Golden East Crossing Shopping Center and Sunset Park. Visitors give this facility hi … (read more)
Brookdale Rocky Mount is situated in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, a few minutes away from North Green Country Club, Golden East Crossing Shopping Center and Sunset Park. Visitors give this facility hi … (read more)

Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount

1251 S. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804

Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount is an assisted living facility located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, close to Sunset Park and Englewood Baptist Church and less than three miles from Nash General Hospita … (read more)
Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount is an assisted living facility located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, close to Sunset Park and Englewood Baptist Church and less than three miles from Nash General Hospita … (read more)

Brekenridge Retirement Center

2500 Hunter Hill Road, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804

Breckenridge Retirement Center is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, just off Thomas A. Betts Parkway and close to Benvenue Country Club and Nash General Hospital. Visitors comment positively on … (read more)
Breckenridge Retirement Center is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, just off Thomas A. Betts Parkway and close to Benvenue Country Club and Nash General Hospital. Visitors comment positively on … (read more)

Hunter Hill Senior Village

891 Noell Lane, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804

Hunter Hill Senior Village is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, one of the region’s health care hubs, encompassing Nash UNC Health Care, Nextcare Specialty Hospital and LifeCare Hospital of Nort … (read more)
Hunter Hill Senior Village is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, one of the region’s health care hubs, encompassing Nash UNC Health Care, Nextcare Specialty Hospital and LifeCare Hospital of Nort … (read more)

Heritage Retirement Center

1650 Cokey Road, Rocky Mount, NC, 27801

The Heritage Retirement Center is located in the picturesque city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County, within 5 miles of the Nextcare Speciality Hospital. On-site assistance is offered 24 h … (read more)
The Heritage Retirement Center is located in the picturesque city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County, within 5 miles of the Nextcare Speciality Hospital. On-site assistance is offered 24 h … (read more)

Down East Health Care LLC

301 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804


Somerset Court Of Rocky Mount

918 Westwood Drive, Rocky Mount, NC, 27802


Parkwood Village & Landing

1730 Parkwood Boulevard, Wilson, NC, 27893

Thanks to its convenient location, Parkwood Village & Landing is minutes from the Wilson Medical Center, North Carolina Baseball Museum, a movie theater and several shopping centers. The facility … (read more)
Thanks to its convenient location, Parkwood Village & Landing is minutes from the Wilson Medical Center, North Carolina Baseball Museum, a movie theater and several shopping centers. The facility … (read more)

The Fountains At The Albemarle

200 Trade Street , Tarboro, NC, 27886

The Fountains at the Albemarle is a gorgeous, classically designed facility in Greenville, North Carolina, conveniently located near several stores, restaurants and Tar River. Transportation is provid … (read more)
The Fountains at the Albemarle is a gorgeous, classically designed facility in Greenville, North Carolina, conveniently located near several stores, restaurants and Tar River. Transportation is provid … (read more)

Spring Arbor of Wilson

2045 Ward Boulevard, Nw, Wilson, NC, 27893

Spring Arbor of Wilson is located in Wilson, North Carolina, not far from Wilson Medical Center and NC Baseball Museum. Visitors to this facility say that something is always going on, such as an aero … (read more)
Spring Arbor of Wilson is located in Wilson, North Carolina, not far from Wilson Medical Center and NC Baseball Museum. Visitors to this facility say that something is always going on, such as an aero … (read more)

Shepherd Grove Family Care Center

2817 Tilghman Rd N, Wilson, NC, 27896

Shepherd Grove Family Care Center is an assisted living facility for women in Wilson, North Carolina. It’s near I-95 and many attractions, such as the Wilson Botanical Gardens, Historic Downtown Wilso … (read more)
Shepherd Grove Family Care Center is an assisted living facility for women in Wilson, North Carolina. It’s near I-95 and many attractions, such as the Wilson Botanical Gardens, Historic Downtown Wilso … (read more)

Trinity Retirement Villas #1

2906 Flowers Drive, Wilson, NC, 27896

My mother moved into Trinity Retirement Villas #1. I’m totally satisfied with their services. That’s the highest recommendation I could give. There’s continuous staff, and nurses are there, and also h … (read more)
My mother moved into Trinity Retirement Villas #1. I’m totally satisfied with their services. That’s the highest recommendation I could give. There’s continuous staff, and nurses are there, and also h … (read more)

Wellman’s Retirement Center

410 Garner St W, Wilson, NC, 27893

Wellman’s Retirement Center is located in Wilson, North Carolina, just off US Route 301, close to the North Carolina Baseball Museum and less than two miles from the Wilson Medical Center. Visitors no … (read more)
Wellman’s Retirement Center is located in Wilson, North Carolina, just off US Route 301, close to the North Carolina Baseball Museum and less than two miles from the Wilson Medical Center. Visitors no … (read more)

Scotland House

27669 NC Highway 125, Scotland Neck, NC, 27874

My mother has just checked into Scotland House. They offer various activities like arts and crafts, bingo, and religious services. They’re very courteous. It is a new community. It is clean, neat, and … (read more)
My mother has just checked into Scotland House. They offer various activities like arts and crafts, bingo, and religious services. They’re very courteous. It is a new community. It is clean, neat, and … (read more)

Wilson Assisted Living

PO Box 188, Wilson, NC, 27896

Wilson Assisted Living is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Wilson, North Carolina, a short drive from Interstates 95 and 795 and attractions, such as the NC Baseball Museum and The Wilso … (read more)
Wilson Assisted Living is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Wilson, North Carolina, a short drive from Interstates 95 and 795 and attractions, such as the NC Baseball Museum and The Wilso … (read more)

Fremont Rest Center

300 S Vance St, Fremont, NC, 27830

I have been coming to this facility for a long time. The rooms were very neat and organized. We have had church serve here for the last 8 years. I have seen activity going on at the facility that’s so … (read more)
I have been coming to this facility for a long time. The rooms were very neat and organized. We have had church serve here for the last 8 years. I have seen activity going on at the facility that’s so … (read more)

Britthaven of Tarboro

3210 Western Boulevard, Tarboro, NC, 27886

Britthaven of Tarboro is located in Tarboro, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Its near Heritage Hospital and attractions such as Blount-Bridgers House, the Rocky Mount fairgrounds and various rest … (read more)
Britthaven of Tarboro is located in Tarboro, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Its near Heritage Hospital and attractions such as Blount-Bridgers House, the Rocky Mount fairgrounds and various rest … (read more)

Elm City Assisted Living

416 North Parker Street, Elm City, NC, 27822

This place does not the state requirements for people that are disable. The problem is small not able to fit a wheelchair through no space room sitting on the toilet. Staff does not clean the reside … (read more)
This place does not the state requirements for people that are disable. The problem is small not able to fit a wheelchair through no space room sitting on the toilet. Staff does not clean the reside … (read more)

Wilson House

1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson, NC, 27893

My sister was there about 8years in the Alziheimers unit. There were times I had to ask at the desk for some one to clean the bathroom, feces on toilet, clean sticky room floor from spills. My sister … (read more)
My sister was there about 8years in the Alziheimers unit. There were times I had to ask at the desk for some one to clean the bathroom, feces on toilet, clean sticky room floor from spills. My sister … (read more)

Carebridge Assisted Living

361 Leonard Rd, Louisburg, NC, 27549


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rocky Mount

Assisted living facilities in North Carolina are regulated by the state’s Department Of Health And Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation. The division conducts regular inspections to ensure long-term care facilities follow these rules. Reports on these inspections are available on the division’s website.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rocky Mount

  • Rocky Mount has a very favorable cost of living, about 24 points below the national average. However, the cost of healthcare is about four points above the national average.
  • The city’s climate is relatively comfortable, which is a bonus for a lot of seniors. It scores a 7.5/10 on the Best Places Comfort Index; however, it receives about seven more inches of rain than the national average of 38 each year. Rocky Mount’s average winter only sees only 2 inches of snow per year.
  • Most physicians who work in Rocky Mount are registered with Medicare and several hospitals are within proximity, including Nash General Hospital
  • Crime is a problem in Rocky Mount. The violent crime and property crime rates are considerably higher than the national averages. Fortunately, seniors don’t need to worry. Assisted living facilities usually offer 24/7 security to keep residents safe.
  • North Carolina exempts social security income benefits from state income taxes. If seniors have other forms of retirement income such as 401(k)s or pension plans, North Carolina taxes these different sources of income at a flat rate of 5.25%
  • Transportation for seniors is available through the Nash County government. For seniors who cannot drive or who have no vehicle, Tar River Transit will provide transportation to local senior centers and medical appointments within the county.

Paying for Assisted Living in Rocky Mount

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, seniors will pay an average of $4,270 a month for assisted living in Rocky Mount. That’s almost $500 more a month than the state average of $3,800. However, it’s $30 a month less expensive than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Rocky Mount has a low cost of assisted living for eastern North Carolina. Greensboro is about $230 a month more expensive at $4,509 a month. Raleigh, the state capital, is almost $500 more expensive at $4,800. Charlotte, the state’s largest city, averages $4,649, while Wilmington, which is close to the popular tourist centers of North Carolina, averages $5,877, making it approximately $1,600 per month more expensive than Rocky Mount.

$4270

Rocky Mount

$3800

North Carolina

$4300

The United States

$4509

Greensboro

$4649

Charlotte

$4800

Raleigh

$5877

Wilmington

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors have a choice of care options in Rocky Mount. The cost of assisted living compares favorably to the other options. Home care averages $3,432 a month. Home health care, like home care but includes medical services, is approximately $90 a month more expensive at $3,527. Adult daycare is the least costly option at $899 a month, while a semiprivate room in a nursing home facility is the most expensive option at $6,083 a month.

$3432

Homemaker Services

$3527

Home Health Aide

$899

Adult Day Health Care

$4270

Assisted Living Facility

$6083

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rocky Mount

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Rocky Mount

Numerous resources exist for seniors in Rocky Mount, regardless of their income. Some of these resources will protect them from abuse when living in an assisted living facility. At the same time, other seniors will find help reducing costs associated with staying in long-term care.

Resource

Contact

Service

(919) 855-3400

Long-term care ombudsmen in Nash County investigate complaints of abuse made by seniors or caregivers about long-term care facilities. Once the ombudsmen complete their investigations, they work with the senior and the facility to resolve the issue. Long-term care ombudsmen can also help seniors find an appropriate assisted living facility. 

(844) 624-8387

Veterans and their dependents work with the DMVA to find benefits on the local, state or federal level. The DMVA also offers housing assistance, including providing four veterans homes for senior vets who need assisted living. Even if there are no openings in the state facilities, the DMVA will help seniors find a place in other assisted living facilities.

(800) 662-7030

The department's mission is to provide seniors in North Carolina with information about long-term care and other helpful resources. The department can provide financial assistance to help low-income seniors pay for room and board in long-term care societies. The division also coordinates the various Area Agencies on Aging located throughout North Carolina.

(252) 459-7681

Senior Services in Nash County provide numerous resources for older adults living in the area. These resources include transportation, caregiver services (including respite vouchers when funds are available), support groups, senior centers and at-home and congregant nutrition services.

(252) 972-1152

Seniors aged 50 and older who live in Rocky Mount can join the Rocky Mount Senior Center. The center's fitness classes are free, including water aerobics and line dancing. There is also an indoor pool, a gymnasium, a multipurpose room with a kitchen, a library and a game room. Seniors will also find a computer lab equipped with eight computers and staff to help them learn how to use them.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount-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