8 Assisted Living Facilities near Waynesville, NC

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Waynesville, NC

Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
251 Shelton Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
"We visited Haywood Lodge and were very impressed with the facility. It was very clean and had a warm and homey atmosphere. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. The residents..." More

McCracken Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
203 McCracken Street, Waynesville, NC 28803

Richland Community Care #2

Provides: Assisted Living
290 Killian Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

Chestnut Park Rest Home #1

Provides: Assisted Living
64 Chestnut Park Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786

4 Assisted Living Facilities near Waynesville, NC

Morningstar Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
95 Morning Star Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

Haywood House

Provides: Assisted Living
27 North Main Street, Canton, NC 28716

Pigeon Valley Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Silver Bluff Drive, Canton, NC 28716

Spicewood Cottage's

Provides: Assisted Living
65 Loving Way, Clyde, NC 28721

Assisted Living near Waynesville, NC

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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Waynesville

  • Review of Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center

    We visited Haywood Lodge and were very impressed with the facility. It was very clean and had a warm and homey atmosphere. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. The residents wer... Read more

    Mountain Mom
  • Review of Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center

    The facility was beautiful, but the rooms were kind of small. The assisted living part of Haywood Lodge seems small to me. It is up front, and they had residents sitting around. Nobody interacted w... Read more

    Anne102372950
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Waynesville

Located approximately 30 miles southeast of the Tennessee border and near of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waynesville is a small town with beautiful mountain views and plenty of outdoor opportunities for seniors. It is home to the Cataloochee Valley National Park, which is the perfect place for walking amongst the wildflowers and viewing various wildlife like Elk and deer.

Seniors in Waynesville who need help with daily tasks like meals, medication administration and personal care have access to four assisted living facilities in the city limits and seven in nearby places like Candler and Sylvia. Assisted living facilities are regulated by the North Carolina Division of Health Services Regulation

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Waynesville

  • Waynesville has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Clyde, North Carolina.
  • Waynesville has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Haywood County Council on Aging, an organization that seeks to improve the way of life for seniors in the area as well as two senior centers.
  • Waynesville provides an affordable place to live for seniors on a budget. Based on the national average of 100, the cost of living in the city is 90.4. This is also lower than the state's average of 96.
  • Property crime is more of a concern in Waynesville than violent crime. Based on the scale of one (low) to 100 (high), the rate of violent crime is 22.3 and the rate of property crime is 52.8. This is compared to the national average for violent crime, which is 31.1 and for property crime, which is 38.1.
  • Summers are the perfect time in Waynesville for seniors who enjoy getting outside. The average high in July is around 82 degrees. Winters are cold with January lows around 23. The city gets approximately 10 inches of snow per year and around 46 inches of rain.


Paying for Assisted Living in Waynesville

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in North Carolina

$4,000.00 US
$3,650.00 Asheville

Assisted Living costs in Waynesville start around $0 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 Waynesville 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 Waynesville

Seniors may be eligible for payment assistance for an assisted living facility in Waynesville through the Medicaid State Plan. This plan helps pay for personal care and is based on the federal Supplemental Security Income payment and other sources of income. Family supplementation for a private room is permitted. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in North Carolina page. Financial Assistance in North Carolina 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 Waynesville

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


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Waynesville

Waynesville-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.

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