10 Assisted Living Facilities near Wilmington, NC

9 Assisted Living Facilities in Wilmington, NC

Morningside of Wilmington

Provides: Assisted Living
2744 South 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412
"We toured Morningside and were very impressed with the facility. We hope to be moving my parents in there next week pending an assessment." More

The Kempton Lifestyle

Provides: Assisted Living
2298 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
"Dad hasn’t been there very long at Brightmore of Wilmington, but we find them very receptive. We liked it very much and we are very pleased. I like the overall philosophy of the care that is given..." More

The Commons At Brightmore

Provides: Assisted Living
2320 41St Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
"Our mother has been at The Kempton since June 2014 after spending a short time in rehab in the back building, The Commons. There is a waiting list for a reason! It's conveniently located away..." More

Champions Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1007 Porters Neck Road, Wilmington, NC 28411
"Great facility, very cordial and helpful staff members. Very caring and knowledgable director of nursing Leslie. Great idea for clinical nurses who are there to take care of the residents medical..." More

Spring Arbor of Wilmington

Provides: Assisted Living
809 John D. Barry Drive, Wilmington, NC 28412
"Spring Arbor is in an excellent part of town; it was very clean and very professional. The staff was extremely nice, friendly, and professional. It was a little higher priced than some of the others. " More

Sherwood Manor Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1605 Robinhood Road, Wilmington, NC 28401
"Sherwood Manor was nice. They would take care of your needs round the clock. The staff was very friendly. They also had lots of activities for the residents. " More

New Hanover House

Provides: Assisted Living
3915 Stedwick Court, Wilmington, NC 28412
"My Mother has been in the assisted living side for 4 months & she is doing very well. She has companionship she did not have at home alone. The staff are very good to her. There are alot of..." More

Cedar Cove Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4200 Jasmine Cove Way, Wilmington, NC 28412

Fannie Norwood Memorial Home

Provides: Assisted Living
501 South 15Th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

1 Assisted Living Facility near Wilmington, NC

Leland House

Provides: Assisted Living
1935 Lincoln Road NE, Leland, NC 28451
"My father is at Leland House. They seem to be a caring bunch of people. It's a smaller facility. The staff is very friendly. He's in the memory care locked down facility. There are two people to a..." More

Assisted Living near Wilmington, NC

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Wilmington

  • Review of Morningside of Wilmington

    We toured Morningside and were very impressed with the facility. We hope to be moving my parents in there next week pending an assessment. Read more

    Sandy Z
  • Review of Morningside of Wilmington

    My mother in law is in the memory care unit. She gets wonderful care. She us always very clean and do us her room. The food is delicious. Montesorri activities are provided daily for stimulation... Read more

  • Review of Morningside of Wilmington

    My grandmother has moved into Morningside of Wilmington. So far, we like it. My grandmother seems to be comfortable there. She has been there for less than two weeks now. Whenever we see the staff,... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wilmington

Wilmington sits on North Carolina's Atlantic coast, making it a scenic place to call home. The city is so picturesque, in fact, that it is often referred to as Hollywood East, thanks to the more than 400 movies and television shows that have been filmed there. Seniors looking to call Wilmington home can select from nine assisted living facilities in the city, with two more nearby. Assisted living facilities, or adult care homes, in Wilmington and throughout the state are regulated by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wilmington

  • Seniors looking to escape the snow will enjoy Wilmington's moderate climate. Average high temperatures in the winter reach the 50s and 60s, while temperatures rise to the upper 80s during the summer months. The area has an average annual snowfall of just 1 inch.

  • Wilmington's cost of living is just above the national average. It's also about 17 percent higher than the state average. As a result, seniors might notice assisted living facility costs are higher as well.

  • Wilmington's public transportation system, Wave, includes fixed route buses, shuttles and a downtown trolley. The Dial-a-Ride Transportation (DART) program offers accessible van service for seniors unable to ride the bus.

  • Seniors looking for art and cultural experiences have plenty of choices in Wilmington. The area is home to the Cameron Art Museum, the Gallery of Fine Art and the Wilson Center, which hosts Broadway plays and other performances.

  • The Wilmington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Wilmington has an array of community resources for seniors, including the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, an organization that offers exercise and physical fitness classes, nutrition education, volunteer opportunities and transportation to seniors in the area.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wilmington

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in North Carolina

$4,000.00 US
$3,440.00 Myrtle Beach
$3,296.00 Lumberton
$2,850.00 Hampstead
$2,700.00 Wilmington

Assisted Living costs in Wilmington start around $2,700 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington

Seniors seeking financial assistance for assisted living expenses can access one state-based program. North Carolina's Medicaid program includes payment for personal care resources, including assisted living facilities, for eligible seniors. Monthly payments through this program are capped based on the senior's income level.

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 Wilmington

Wilmington 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wilmington

Wilmington-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.