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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Wilson, NC for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Wilson, NC below include 9 Assisted Living facilities with 92 reviews. On average in Wilson, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.34 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wilson

The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation, Adult Care Licensure Section regulates assisted living facilities in Wilson and other parts of the state. Adult care homes, family care homes and multi-unit housing facilities with services are subject to the agency’s authority. It issues and renews licenses and performs a variety of administrative functions to aid in compliance.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wilson

  • Wilson features several unique attractions that make life more interesting for residents and visitors. Assisted living facilities may plan excursions to the Wilson Botanical Gardens, the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum, the Freeman Roundhouse Museum and Lake Wilson.
  • Seniors who don’t drive can access low-cost rides through Wilson County Transportation Services. This government agency maintains 15 vehicles that operate 24 hours a day, excluding weekends. Rides cost $3 each way and must be scheduled in advance. Assisted living facilities may also offer transportation.
  • Cost of living is an important consideration for retirees, and Wilson fares well in this department. Despite above-average health care spending, the overall cost of living is almost 20% lower than the national average.
  • Wilson has one hospital for seniors who need immediate medical attention, and several other facilities are located in Rocky Mount and Goldsboro, including the high-performing Nash General Hospital and Wayne UNC Health Care-Goldsboro.
  • Crime rates in Wilson are relatively high when compared to the state and the nation. The number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents is 18% higher than the national average, and property crimes occur 48% more often. Fortunately, assisted living facilities have state-of-the-art security to minimize these concerns.
  • Seniors in Wilson enjoy a pleasant climate with 214 days of sunshine, summer highs around 90 and winter lows around 30. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant, and the area’s BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.5 is higher than most parts of the state.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wilson

According to Genworth’s Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020, you can expect to pay $4,270 per month for assisted living, which is slightly lower than the national average but higher than the state as a whole.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Wilson, the median cost of assisted living is $4,270 per month. This is $30 lower than the national average and $470 higher than the state median of $3,800. Although average rates are $530 higher in Raleigh at $4,800 per month, Wilson is slightly more expensive than other metropolitan areas in the region. Seniors in Durham pay $4,050, a monthly savings of $220. In Greenville, the monthly savings increases to $370, and in Goldsboro, seniors enjoy below-average rates of $3,673, which deliver an expected savings of $597 per month.

Wilson

$4,270

North Carolina

$3,800

The United States

$4,300

Durham

$4,050

Raleigh

$4,800

Greenville

$3,900

Goldsboro

$3,673

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Long-term care costs in Wilson start at $899 per month for adult day health care provided in a group setting. Homemaker services or home health aides cost $3,432 and $3,527, respectively, for nonmedical or medical support. Assisted living costs about $770 more per month at $4,270. Although this is more expensive than some options, it’s considerably cheaper than skilled nursing, which costs $6,083 for a semiprivate room or $7,604 for a private room.

Homemaker Services

$3,432

Home Health Aide

$3,527

Adult Day Health Care

$899

Assisted Living Facility

$4,270

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,083

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$7,604

Note: Data for Wilson was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Rocky Mount, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wilson

Seniors who are looking for financial aid for assisted living costs have access to aid through North Carolina Medicaid’s Personal Care Services Program. Seniors may be eligible for a Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver or the Special Assistance (SA) Program, a non-Medicaid plan that provides assisted living coverage for eligible seniors.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wilson

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 Wilson

Seniors in Wilson have access to several government agencies and nonprofits that offer free information and assistance. If you’re looking for information about long-term care and healthy aging, the following organizations can help.

ResourceContactService
Legal Aid of North Carolina, Wilson Office(252) 291-6851LANC’s office in downtown Wilson serves seniors, low-income families and marginalized adults in six counties. You can turn to this agency for help with all types of civil legal issues, such as government benefits, health care access, insurance disputes, living wills and housing. Volunteers and staff members provide one-on-one assistance, and you can take advantage of free self-help guides and community-based legal clinics focused on common concerns, such as taxes and estate planning.
Wilson County Senior Activity Center(252) 206-4059The Wilson County Senior Activity Center organizes a diverse array of daily and weekly programs for older adults. Classes range from Zumba to line dancing and chair workouts. Clubs are available for individuals who enjoy sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting, and a men’s group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Seniors are invited to volunteer at the front desk or on various behind-the-scenes committees.
Wilson Veterans Service Center(252) 237-2422Wilson is home to one of 12 state-operated veterans service centers that provide information about local and federal benefits available to veterans and their family members. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers health care, counseling, transportation and financial benefits that can help with long-term care and daily living expenses. The state manages several veterans’ homes and offers many other supportive services for members of the military community.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wilson

Wilson-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wilson

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Ann

I visited this facility

Review of Parkwood Village & Landing

I like Parkwood Village & Landing better. They were very friendly and they showed us all around. The other place didn't act like they care whether we go in or not. Parkwood Village & Landing was...

Provider response

Thanks for sharing this Ann. We're thrilled to see you were impressed with everything you saw and heard during your visit. Please let us know if you have any further questions and we hope to see...

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Assisted Living

Tammy

I visited this facility

Review of Spring Arbor of Wilson

I went to see Spring Arbor of Wilson and I pretty much liked everything. They had activities, they've got nurses on site, they've just got more privacy and it's a more home feeling than where mom...

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Assisted Living

Edith Mckeller

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

Review of Wilson House

My sister was there about 8years in the Alziheimers unit. There were times I had to ask at the desk for some one to clean the bathroom, feces on toilet, clean sticky room floor from spills. My...

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