Statesville, which is the county seat of Iredell County, is nestled between larger metro areas. With a population of roughly 28,400 residents, including about 4,500 seniors aged 65 or older, this charming Southern city offers a little something for everyone. What can’t be found in locally owned shops downtown or big-box stores scattered around the city is likely available just 30 miles north in Charlotte. Statesville was named among the best places to retire in Iredell County in 2021 and the third-best place to live behind Mooresville and Troutman.

Assisted living offers an ideal blend of independent living and personalized supportive care in a safe residential setting for seniors who only require limited assistance. The average cost of assisted living in Statesville is $4,000, which is slightly higher than the state average but less than the national average.

This guide offers information on assisted living in Statesville, including some benefits and drawbacks of retiring to this North Carolina city. It also provides a list of free senior resources and compares average costs of assisted living in other cities and versus other types of senior care.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Statesville, NC

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Gardens of Statesville & Cardinal Village

2147 Davie Avenue, Statesville, NC, 28625

I toured the Gardens of Statesville & Cardinal Village for my mother. They had a very good professional protocol. They have decent long-term staff. It was very clean, too, and the rooms are above … (read more)
I toured the Gardens of Statesville & Cardinal Village for my mother. They had a very good professional protocol. They have decent long-term staff. It was very clean, too, and the rooms are above … (read more)

Brookdale Peachtree (AL)

2806 Peachtree Road, Statesville, NC, 28625

Located near Interstate 40, Old Highway 64 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Brookdale Peachtree (AL) is in Statesville, North Carolina. Visitors note the calendar of events the facility offers, which … (read more)
Located near Interstate 40, Old Highway 64 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Brookdale Peachtree (AL) is in Statesville, North Carolina. Visitors note the calendar of events the facility offers, which … (read more)

Brookdale East Broad

2441 East Broad Street, Statesville, NC, 28625

Brookdale East Broad is located in Statesville, North Carolina, a short drive from the Statesville Country Club, Mac Anderson Park and Lakewood Park. Relatives say that the professional, caring staff … (read more)
Brookdale East Broad is located in Statesville, North Carolina, a short drive from the Statesville Country Club, Mac Anderson Park and Lakewood Park. Relatives say that the professional, caring staff … (read more)

Aurora Of Statesville

1902 Ora Drive, Statesville, NC, 28625


Heritage Place Adult Living Center

1372 Eufola Road, Statesville, NC, 28677


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Statesville

Assisted living residences in Statesville, known as adult care homes in North Carolina, are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation. Adult Home Specialists monitor these facilities out of the Iredell County Department of Social Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Statesville

  • Seniors in Statesville benefit from North Carolina being moderately tax-friendly towards retirees. Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from income taxes, but most other forms of retirement income are usually taxed at a flat 5.25% rate. Limited tax breaks exist, but the “Bailey exemption” exempts income from military and many government employee retirement plans if the retiree completed over five years of service as of August 12, 1989.
  • The average combined state and local sales tax rate of 6.98% in North Carolina is lower than the tax rate of 25 other states. Sales taxes are low in Statesville, thanks to a county rate of 2% combined with the state rate of 4.75% for a total sales tax rate of 6.75%. However, Iredell County still has higher taxes than 67% of other cities and counties in North Carolina.
  • Seniors benefit from Statesville having two local hospitals. Davis Regional Medical Center is a 144-bed acute care hospital with a 24/7 emergency department. Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville is a general medical and surgical facility with an on-site emergency department, medical-surgical ICU and cardiac ICU. It was rated high performing in treating heart failure, heart attack and COPD.
  • The cost of living in Statesville is about 1% lower than the state average but over 10% lower than the national average. Although health care costs are higher in Statesville, seniors benefit from a 5% savings on groceries, a 35% reduction in housing costs and about an 11% savings on transportation.
  • Statesville residents enjoy about 212 sunny days annually and get about 45 inches of rainfall compared to the national average of 38 inches, but they only see about 4 inches of snow compared to 28 inches nationwide. Winters can get cold with an average overnight low of 24 degrees Fahrenheit in January, but summers are generally pleasant with an average high around 88 degrees in July. Humidity is highest in July, but it’s low most of the year.

Paying for Assisted Living in Statesville

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Statesville is $4,000. This amount puts the city’s cost about $200 higher than the state average but $300 less than the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Statesville’s average cost of assisted living is higher than some North Carolina cities but lower than others. Its cost is significantly higher than Asheville’s by $1,250 per month and more than Fayetteville’s by $500. However, it’s lower than Winston-Salem’s by $500 and less than Charlotte’s by $649. 

$4000

Statesville

$3800

North Carolina

$4300

The United States

$2750

Asheville

$3500

Fayetteville

$4500

Winston-Salem

$4649

Charlotte

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care is much less expensive than assisted living at an average cost of $1,192 in Statesville. Seniors can also opt to receive senior care services provided in their homes, so they can age in place. Homemaker services and home health aides both average the same cost as assisted living at $4,000 per month. The average monthly cost of nursing home care is much higher at $6,874 for a semiprivate room or $6,996 for a private room. 

$4000

Homemaker Services

$4000

Home Health Aide

$1192

Adult Day Health Care

$4000

Assisted Living Facility

$6874

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6996

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Statesville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Hickory, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Statesville

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 Statesville

Local nonprofit organizations provide free resources to seniors looking for aging-related services and programs. Many of these resources encourage continued independence, socialization and activity that keeps seniors healthy and happy.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(704) 873-5171

The Iredell COA is a private nonprofit organization and the lead agency on aging services in Statesville and throughout Iredell County. Its office in Statesville serves seniors aged 60 or older, helping them maintain their independence through transportation services provided through a partnership with Iredell County Area Public Transit. There’s no fee but donations are accepted. Trips must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance but no more than one month ahead. Iredell COA also administers programs offering senior nutrition, in-home services, family caregiver support, health insurance and senior community service employment. All services are free, but seniors are encouraged to donate based on their income.

(704) 873-8568

The Iredell Senior Center in Statesville is accredited by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services to provide a place for seniors to pursue active lifestyles. ISC keeps seniors socially active with trips, dances, board and card games, singing and music. It offers continued education through classes, programs and seminars. ISC provides health and wellness programs, including fitness classes, shuffleboard, tennis, health education, laboratory tests, blood pressure checks and periodic health screenings. It hosts free income tax filing through the AARP Tax-Aide program, as well as long-term care counseling, free legal services and information and referrals for community resources. The Senior Center doesn’t charge a membership fee, but some activities may require a fee to cover instruction and supplies. A scholarship fund covers fees for seniors needing assistance.

(800) 310-9777

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman administers 16 regional offices and numerous local offices throughout North Carolina to help residents who are experiencing problems with their long-term care facilities. The Ombudsman works to resolve issues between residents and facilities, and it advocates for residents’ rights to ensure appropriate care.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Statesville

Statesville-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