9 Assisted Living Facilities in Wilson, NC
Also serving communities of Elm City.
Parkwood Village & Landing1730 Parkwood Boulevard, Wilson, NC
Spring Arbor of Wilson2045 Ward Boulevard, Nw, Wilson, NC
Shepherd Grove Family Care Center2817 Tilghman Rd N, Wilson, NC
Trinity Retirement Villas #12906 Flowers Drive, Wilson, NC
Wellman's Retirement Center410 Garner St W, Wilson, NC
Wilson Assisted LivingPO Box 188, Wilson, NC
Wilson House1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson, NC
Elm City Assisted Living416 North Parker Street, Elm City, NC
Fremont Rest Center300 S Vance St, Fremont, NC
At A Glance
There are 9 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Wilson is $3,890 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wilson
Wilson is considered one of North Carolina’s most beautiful cities and is also referred to as the “City of Trees”. This quaint town has seven assisted living facilities (ALFs) for seniors to choose from, and another 11 in the surrounding neighborhood. Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in Wilson and throughout North Carolina are known as Adult Care Homes (ACHs) and are defined as congregate living facilities that provide 24-hour supervision and health services, including assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). The policies and regulations of these facilities are governed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wilson
- Seniors living in Wilson enjoy a cost of living that is 12 percent lower than the national average. This allows them to more easily afford daily living costs.
- Violent crime in Wilson is at 48 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is higher than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is at a high 55.3, compared to the national average of 38.1. Seniors may feel unsafe in this area.
- Seniors who enjoy all four seasons may enjoy Wilson’s temperatures, with a high average of 90 degrees in July, and a low average of 30 degrees in January. With 26 inches of annual snowfall, some seniors may have difficulty with mobility in the winter.
- The Wilson area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Wilson Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors have access to Wilson’s amenities and entertainment through the Wilson Transit System. They can either use regular bus stops along the route or call ahead for special pick up locations.
- Wilson has a rich landscape and history for residents to enjoy. Seniors can get out and experience the Wilson Botanical Gardens, or celebrate an American past-time with a visit to the North Carolina Baseball Museum.
Paying for Assisted Living in Wilson
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Wilson start around $3,890 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 Wilson 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 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.
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
Wilson 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 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.