Since the 1880s, the twin cities of Winston-Salem have been considered a single entity. This thriving community is home to more than 250,000 residents, including 36,000 seniors, and more than 671,000 residents live in the greater metropolitan area. With six universities, Winston-Salem is often considered a college town, but it has plenty of amenities for older adults. The scenic Yadkin Valley has an idyllic climate that’s ideal for growing tobacco. Recently, it became the state’s first nationally recognized wine-producing region. The city also has excellent medical facilities and other resources for seniors.
Assisted living facilities in Winston-Salem cater to adults who require help with at least one activity of daily living. In addition to providing housing, meals and personal care, they offer recreational activities and resort-style amenities that can help seniors maintain their health and well-being. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities in Winston-Salem typically charge $4,923 per month, which is much higher than the statewide average.
The guide takes a deeper look at assisted living prices in Winston-Salem. It reviews some of the pros and cons of living in the area and concludes with a directory of free and low-cost senior services.