2 Assisted Living Facilities near Southport, NC
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There are 2 Assisted Living Facilities in the Southport area, with 1 in Southport and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Southport is $3,510 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,630. Cheaper nearby regions include Wilmington with an average starting cost of $2,835.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Southport. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Southport 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Southport find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Southport, call (855) 863-8283.
1 Assisted Living Facility in Southport, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Southport
Originally named Smithville, Southport is known as one of the best cities and places to live in North Carolina. The city is located along the southeastern coast of the state, where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. This makes Southport a beautiful location for seniors looking for a coastal place to retire. For those who are looking for assisted living facilities within the city to provide help with daily living tasks, there is one assisted living facility within the city limits and four nearby in Wilmington.
Regulated by the Division of Health Service Regulation, assisted living facilities in Southport include two main types. These include adult care homes with seven or more individuals and multi-unit assisted housing with service facilities. Both may provide medication administration, room, board, grooming and housekeeping.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Southport
- The Southport area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dosher Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Southport has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Carolina Seniors Golf Association, an organization that matches seniors with resorts and country clubs at discounted costs as well as one senior center.
- The Brunswick Transit System has a fleet of 17 vehicles that provides rides for seniors to various locations throughout the county. The system also has ADA-equipped vehicles to assist individuals with special needs.
- Southport has hot and humid summers and cold winters with lows around 35. The area only gets about an inch of snow per year, which is ideal for seniors who are trying to escape the snowy northern cities.
- The overall rate of crime in Southport is approximately 73 percent lower than the national average, which makes the city relatively safe for seniors who enjoy exploring the nearby attractions.
- Compared to the national average of 100, the cost of living in Southport is 106, which might be challenging for seniors on a budget. The cost of living in Southport is also slightly higher than the state's average of 96.
Paying for Assisted Living in Southport
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Southport start around $3,510 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 Southport 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 Southport
Southport and the state of North Carolina provide financial assistance for seniors in assisted living facilities through the Medicaid State Plan. Eligibility for financial assistance is based on the federal Supplemental Security income payment and other sources of income. For seniors who prefer a private room, family supplementation is permitted.
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 Southport
Southport 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 Southport, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Southport
Southport-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 Southport
Review of TerraBella Southport
TerraBella Southport seemed like a very safe and secure community for the folks that live there. The staff was very friendly. Everybody was introduced, so it was very personable. It was a good expe... Read more
Review of TerraBella Southport
I toured TerraBella Southport. The staff was extremely professional and courteous, and we saw some actual rooms. The community area and the dining area. The community was very hospitable, warm, and... Read more
Review of TerraBella Southport
I visited and the gentleman was terrific and answered all questions. The experience was great. We saw two apartments that were available. If my mother needs to go into assisted, the studio would su... Read more