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The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in West Jefferson, NC for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in West Jefferson, NC below include 3 Assisted Living facilities with 22 reviews. On average in West Jefferson, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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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

Assisted Living costs in West Jefferson start around $4,150 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.

Cities in North Carolina

Boone

$6,395

Lenoir

$5,330

West Jefferson

$4,150

US

$4,000

Abingdon

$3,750

Newland

$1,800

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.

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 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.

Laws and Regulations in North Carolina

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Judith

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Generations Ashe Assisted Living and Memory Care

My brother did some respite care for a month at Generations Ashe Assisted Living and Memory Care. I chose it because I heard good reviews from people I know who recommended it. The facility was...

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Roberta

I visited this facility

Review of Forest Ridge Assisted Living

Forest Ridge Assisted Living was not as nice as the other places I went to. The rooms were small. Somebody took us around. The residents were mainly talking. It was lunchtime, so some of them were...

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Assisted Living

CF

I visited this facility

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...

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