2 Assisted Living Facilities in Tarboro, NC
Also serving communities of Scotland Neck.
The average cost of assisted living in Tarboro is $3,300 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Rocky Mount with an average starting cost of $2,915.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Tarboro. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Tarboro 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Wilson with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tarboro
Tarboro is a two hour drive west of North Carolina’s beautiful Outer Banks beaches and an hour east of Raleigh, the state capital. Seniors enjoy a small-town atmosphere in this city of about 10,844, which is a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community.
Nearly 24.5% of Tarboro’s residents are aged 65 and older, a testament to the desirability of this premier retirement destination. Tarboro is the home of two adult care homes (ACHs) to support seniors who require help with meals, housekeeping and medication management. The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation licenses and regulates ACHs in Tarboro and the rest of the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tarboro
- Seniors can breathe easily while enjoying outdoor activities in Tarboro thanks to the clean, healthy air. The American Lung Association awards Edgecombe County an “A” grade for ozone pollution.
- The Tarboro area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Summers are hot and humid in Tarboro, with July’s average high of 90 degrees making it one of the warmest places in North Carolina. Seniors can expect about 42 days per year with temperatures that exceed 90 degrees, which can make outdoor activities uncomfortable for heat-intolerant individuals. Winters are relatively mild with a January average low of 30 degrees and about 3 inches of snowfall annually.
- Seniors may find Tarboro to be easy on the budget, with an overall cost of living that’s 21% lower than the national average. Savings are typically seen in grocery and transportation costs, although seniors can expect to pay about 20% more for health care when compared to the U.S. averages.
- North Carolina is moderately tax-friendly toward retirees, with seniors in Tarboro not paying state taxes on Social Security benefits. Income from retirement accounts and pension plans is fully taxed.
Crime rates in Tarboro that exceed the national averages may concern some seniors and their families. On a 100-point scale, Tarboro ranks 49.8 for property crime, higher than the U.S. average of 35.4. Violent crime scores 27.8 in Tarboro, also a bit higher than the national average of 22.7. Adult care homes under consideration should be equipped with adequate security systems.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Tarboro
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Tarboro start around $3,300 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 Tarboro 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 Tarboro
To help low-income residents aged 65 and older in Tarboro cover assisted living room and board costs, North Carolina offers the State/County Special Assistance Program (for adult care home residents). Personal care services are not covered by this program.
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 Tarboro
Tarboro 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 Tarboro, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tarboro
Tarboro-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 Tarboro
Review of The Fountains At The Albemarle
My mother-in-law is at The Fountains At The Albemarle. It's very clean and very well-maintained. The staff so far has been very nice and very helpful. They play Bingo every other day and she has be... Read more
Review of Britthaven of Tarboro
We went to Open Fields Assisted Living (Formerly Britthaven of Tarboro). It was awful, from the smell, to the people that live there. They were all hanging out front and they were smoking outside i... Read more
Review of The Fountains At The Albemarle
The Fountains at the Albemarle was a very nice facility. A friend of mine that I put down there signed up for it. The room was very nice. It had two bedrooms, a bath, a living, dining, and a kitche... Read more