2 Assisted Living Facilities in West Jefferson, NC

2 Assisted Living Facilities in West Jefferson, NC

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Forest Ridge Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
151 Village Park Dr., West Jefferson, NC 28694
"Forest Ridge was a very lovely place and the staff was very cordial. They were very good about answering any questions that we asked. They had some literature for us to take as well. It was..." More

Ashe Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
182 ChattyRob Lane, West Jefferson, NC 28694
"My Grandmother has been at this facility for over a year. She is very well cared for. She loves the activities and gatherings they have. The building/home is very clean and the residents are..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Jefferson

    West Jefferson is a small community in Ashe County, North Carolina. It is home to roughly 1,300 residents, about 300 of whom are seniors. The city is a fairly affordable place to live, with a cost of living that is about 10% below the national average and 6% below the statewide average. This might make it a good option for budget-conscious retirees.

    Seniors who need an extra hand with some activities of daily living have two assisted living facilities in West Jefferson to choose from. The official licensure term for these facilities is assisted living residences, and they provide personal care services, housing and meals. They are licensed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Jefferson

    • With year-round temperatures ranging between 20 and 80 degrees, West Jefferson is one of the coolest cities in the state. It gets about 24 inches of snow per year, which may be a consideration for seniors who rely on mobility aids, particularly those relocating from North Carolina cities with warmer climates.  

    • West Jefferson seniors do not pay any state income tax on Social Security benefits, and income from retirement savings accounts and public and private pensions are taxed at a flat percentage rate.  

    • While violent crime isn't a concern in West Jefferson, the city's property crime rate is quite high. This may be a consideration for active seniors who are seeking local assisted living options. 

    • West Jefferson's air quality is very good, rating 86 on a 100-point health index. This indicates a low level of harmful air pollutants, which may make the city a good option for seniors, especially those with health conditions that are worsened by poor air quality. 

    • The West Jefferson area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Jefferson.

    • Public transportation in the West Jefferson area is provided by the Ashe County Transportation Authority. It provides numerous fixed routes throughout the region, as well as demand-response service, trips outside of the state and subscription services for daily, weekly or monthly trips. This makes it easy for seniors who don't drive to attend medical appointments or run errands.  

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in West Jefferson

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in North Carolina

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,850.00 Boone
    $3,611.00 Abingdon
    $3,332.00 Bristol
    $3,250.00 West Jefferson
    $3,195.00 Lenoir

    Assisted Living costs in West Jefferson start around $3,250 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 West Jefferson 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 West Jefferson

    Seniors who are unable to afford assisted living services in West Jefferson may be eligible for financial assistance through NC Medicaid

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

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    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 West Jefferson

    West Jefferson 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 West Jefferson, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Jefferson

    West Jefferson-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in West Jefferson

    • Review of Forest Ridge Assisted Living

      Forest Ridge was a very lovely place and the staff was very cordial. They were very good about answering any questions that we asked. They had some literature for us to take as well. It was pleasan... Read more

      CF
    • Review of Ashe Living Center

      My Grandmother has been at this facility for over a year. She is very well cared for. She loves the activities and gatherings they have. The building/home is very clean and the residents are en... Read more

      Twizzlers
    • Review of Ashe Living Center

      I would give the facility a good rating. The employees were real good with the patients, and they seemed to care for them. The facility was clean, there was no oder there. The patients were clean a... Read more

      Gerry1
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