18 Assisted Living Facilities near Winston-Salem, NC
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There are 18 Assisted Living Facilities in the Winston-Salem area, with 14 in Winston-Salem and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Winston-Salem is $4,323 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Clemmons with an average starting cost of $3,547.
To help you with your search, browse the 156 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Winston-Salem. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Winston-Salem 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kernersville with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in Winston-Salem find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Winston-Salem, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Winston-Salem, NC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Winston Salem
Winston-Salem is one of the largest cities in the state of North Carolina. It was ranked as the sixth best place to retire by CNN Money and one of the top 24 best places to live in the south. Seniors who need assistance with daily living and who want to retire in Winston-Salem will find 14 assisted living facilities in the city and 33 in nearby locations like Clemmons, Walnut Cove and Kernersville. These facilities are regulated by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. There are two different types of assisted living facilities, including adult care homes and multi-unit assisted housing. Adult care home provides personal care services for two to six people, while multi-unit housing is not licensed, but they must register with the health service.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Winston Salem
- The Winston-Salem area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and Novant Health Medical Park Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors who need transportation to and from medical appointments or for errands can take advantage of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority Trans-Aid ParaTransit.
- Winston-Salem has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Senior Services, Inc, an organization which helps match seniors with a variety of sources throughout the city and county, as well as at least three senior centers.
- Seniors can enjoy the outdoors from spring to early winter with July highs around 88 and winter lows around 28. The city gets approximately six inches of snow per year and around 44 inches of rain.
Crime is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). In Winston-Salem, violent crime is ranked 57.9 as compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 68.3 compared to a national average of 38.1.
- Seniors on a budget will find Winston-Salem an excellent place to save money. Based on the national average of 100, the cost of living in Winston-Salem is 86.6. This is also lower than the state's average of 96.
Paying for Assisted Living in Winston Salem
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Winston-Salem start around $4,323 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 Winston-Salem 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 Winston Salem
Winston-Salem and the state of North Carolina offer assistance paying for an assisted living facility through the state’s Medicaid Plan. Eligibility is based on the federal Supplemental Security income payment and additional sources of income. The plan does not pay for a private room; however, family supplementation is accepted.
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 Winston Salem
Winston Salem 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 Winston Salem, please visit our Assisted Living in North Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Winston Salem
Winston Salem-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.
Other Options in Winston-Salem, NC
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Winston-Salem
Review of Brighton Gardens of Winston-Salem
My mom is a resident of Brighton Gardens of Winston-Salem. I would say that I like that they have tight Covid restrictions. I like that all of their staff is fully vaccinated, and if they're not va... Read more
Review of Forest Heights Senior Living Community
My mother moved into Forest Heights Senior Living Community. Our experience is not good. They do not have help, they don't have enough people to run the place. They do not have qualified med techs,... Read more
Review of Homestead Hills
I toured Homestead Hills. It's lovely, there are lots of people there that you can talk to and become friends with. They have a staff that's well equipped to handle their patients. My mother got th... Read more