10 Assisted Living Facilities near Shelby, NC
There are 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the Shelby area, with 5 in Shelby and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Shelby is $3,215 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 33 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Shelby. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Shelby 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kings Mountain with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Shelby, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Shelby
Shelby, N.C., is often referred to as the “City of Pleasant Living.” Large sidewalks lined with tall oak trees, beautiful city parks, galleries, museums and a family-friendly atmosphere make this town appealing to all ages. Shelby has five assisted living facilities within the city limits and five a short distance away in Kings Mountain, Cherryville and Lawndale.
In Shelby as in the entire state of North Carolina, assisted living communities are referred to as assisted living residences (ALRs). They are regulated by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Licenses. There are two types of ALRs, including adult care homes (ACHs), which have at least seven or more residents, and multi-unit assisted housing with service facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Shelby
- The cost of living in Shelby is rated 86.1 on a scale from 1 to 100. This makes the cost of living for Shelby lower than the average city in North Carolina and lower than the national average.
- Shelby gets around 4 inches of snow per year, and approximately 48 inches of rain. Summers are hot and humid with the July high around 89 degrees. The average January low is 29.
- On a scale from 1 (low) to 100 (high), Shelby ranked 56.8 for violent crime and 55.0 for property crime.
- The Transportation Administration of Cleveland County provides free and limited stops on a fixed route for seniors on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- The Shelby area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Cleveland Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Shelby has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Accessing Cleveland County Elder Services (ACCES), which meets monthly to focus on the well-being of seniors within the county, as well as at least two senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Shelby
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Shelby start around $3,215 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 Shelby 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 Shelby
For those living in ACHs in North Carolina and Shelby, seniors may be eligible for assistance through the Medicaid State Plan. The amount of aid an individual is eligible for is based on the federal Supplemental Security Income payment and other sources of income. Additional family supplementation is required to pay for a private room.
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 Shelby
Shelby 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 Shelby, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Shelby
Shelby-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 Shelby
Review of Brookdale Shelby
Brookdale Shelby's staff is very pleasant and do a good job. People are friendly and take good care of you. They have good nursing staff. The room is pleasant and sufficient for my needs. They have... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of Shelby
Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby is a very nice place with caring nurses. The rooms are nice. My father seems to like it. They have an outdoor garden where the memory care people can enjoy outsid... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of Shelby
As a professional family entertainer that has had over 3,500 appearances, I've been to many locations over the past 13 years. Carillon is one of the most beautiful and cleanest locations I've been ... Read more