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Assisted Living Facilities in Sanford, NC

Sanford, NC, is a little city with a lot of history and many fun events throughout the year. It's home to over 31,000 people, 12.7% of whom are seniors ages 65 and older. These seniors, as well as younger Sanford residents, may benefit from the city's low cost of living, low violent crime rates and excellent water quality. Central Carolina Hospital serves the city's health care needs with its more than 120 physicians.

Seniors who struggle to remain safely in their own homes may want to consider Sanford's assisted living options. An assisted living community provides help with personal care, medication and housekeeping so seniors can focus on enjoying activities and socialization. Most communities offer 24/7 support and fast responses in times of emergency for added peace of mind. Seniors in Sanford will pay about $3,000 per month for assisted living, which is much less expensive than the state and national averages.

This guide will provide more information about assisted living in Sanford, including cost comparisons and financial assistance options. Readers will also learn about the city's characteristics and free or low-cost resources available to seniors.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sanford

Assisted living licensing and regulation falls under the North Carolina Division of Health Services' Adult Care Licensure program. Careful oversight of these communities ensures that seniors receive the proper care and the highest quality service. Seniors can access a list of assisted living facilities that shows each community's size, star rating and contact information.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sanford

 

  • Sanford's cost of living is low. The city's overall score is 80.7 on a scale of 100, with the U.S. average at 100. This is also lower than the South Carolina average of 91. Groceries, housing and transportation costs also fall below average. While seniors in assisted living don't necessarily have to worry about these costs directly, they can benefit from a low cost of living through lower rent and care rates.
  • Crime rates in Sanford are mixed. Violent crime is low, at 15.2 on a 100-point scale. The U.S. average is 22.7. Property crime, however, is more of a problem with a rate of 48.7. This is higher than the national average of 35.4. Most assisted living communities offer excellent security as part of their care and service packages. Seniors can feel safer with secure entries, video monitoring and an emergency response system in place.
  • Sanford's climate rates a 7.5 on a 10-point scale, above the U.S. average of 7. The city's most comfortable months are May, September and October. While summers can get hot with July's highs averaging around 90, assisted living communities offer air conditioning and plenty of activities indoors so seniors don't have to be bothered by the heat.
  • The water quality in Sanford ranks above the national average. The city's water quality is especially excellent at 90 out of 100. The U.S. average is significantly lower at 55. Sanford's air quality score comes in at 57, just under the national average of 58. These scores may contribute to a lower risk of cancer and respiratory illness.
  • The Central Carolina Hospital serves residents of Sanford and surrounding areas. This 137-bed hospital provides a wide range of specialties, including cardiology, orthopedics and surgery. Seniors can choose from over 120 physicians. Outpatient care is readily available as well at over a dozen clinics throughout the city.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Sanford

 

Assisted living communities in Sanford charge an average of $3,000 per month for their services, but this can vary based on care levels and accommodations.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living costs in Sanford are inexpensive compared to prices in other locations. North Carolina's state average is over $1,000 more than Sanford's rate. The U.S. average comes in at $1,500 higher. Other North Carolina cities also show more expensive prices. Raleigh's costs are at the top of the spectrum at $5,388, followed by Wilmington's prices at $5,254. Greenville's rates are higher than those in Sanford by over $1,600, and Charlotte's prices are more expensive by $1,400.

Sanford

$3,000

North Carolina

$4,010

United States

$4,500

Charlotte

$4,400

Raleigh

$5,388

Greenville

$4,613

Wilmington

$5,254

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the least expensive senior care options in Sanford. Only adult day health care is less at $867 per month, although it does not offer the same level of support and care. Seniors who prefer to remain at home might choose in-home care or home health care for about $1,000 more per month than assisted living. Nursing home care is more comprehensive and therefore more expensive at $6,722.

In-Home Care

$4,004

Home Health Care

$4,004

Adult Day Health Care

$867

Assisted Living Facility

$3,000

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,722

Note: Data for Sanford was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Fayetteville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sanford

The State/County Special Assistance Program, which is an SSI state supplement created by the North Carolina, gives enough financial support to the elderly and low-income residents. This program is also meant for seniors who need non-medical care on a regular basis, but can no longer live at home on their own.

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 Sanford

Sanford 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 Sanford, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sanford

 

Sanford Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in North Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in North Carolina

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Parkview Retirement Village is very clean, it smells very good, and the people working there are friendly. I got to meet the owner, and she was extremely nice and helpful. My aunt has a very nice...

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Annonomous

I am a friend or relative of resident

Review of Parkview Retirement Village

Beware this agency is corrupted. I had to move my grandfather there just never was any snacks and every time I went to check on him he was filthy this place makes me sick!!! The owners sugar coated...

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Bill S

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Parkview Retirement Village

The facilities were well maintained and clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The housing is located in long tiers. In my cousin's case, the room looked out onto a brick wall across a...

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