Charlotte is a large city in North Carolina, with a population of 885,708. According to the U.S. Census, 10.2% of the population are seniors. The city runs many programs to support seniors, and the Carolinas Medical Center is rated high-performing in the treatment of several conditions.

Some people find themselves needing a lot of hands-on medical care as they get older, and nursing homes are a good place to receive this. The average cost of nursing home care in Charlotte is $7,817 per month. This is slightly higher than the national average of $7,756. Seniors who do not require medical care but do require some help with day-to-day tasks may find assisted living or in-home care more suitable for their needs. With pricing from $4,649 for assisted living and $3,813 for home care, these services are far more affordable.

This guide looks at the cost of nursing home care in Charlotte and also examines some of the support and free services available in the city to help seniors cope with their changing needs as they age.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Charlotte, NC


Charlotte Health Care Center

1735 TODDVILLE RD, Charlotte, NC, 28214

Private rooms for therapy people Staff are nice/friendly Therapy is the best
Private rooms for therapy people Staff are nice/friendly Therapy is the best

The Stewart Health Center

6920 MARCHING DUCK DRIVE, Charlotte, NC, 28210

The Stewart Health center under The Cypress community was where my husband is staying. It was very clean and very cheerful, and the employees were very positive and considerate. My husband’s room is … (read more)
The Stewart Health center under The Cypress community was where my husband is staying. It was very clean and very cheerful, and the employees were very positive and considerate. My husband’s room is … (read more)

Complete Care at Charlotte

2616 E 5TH ST, Charlotte, NC, 28204

best staff ever!
best staff ever!

Sharon Towers

5100 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28210

During my Aunt’s stay at this facility I was completely impressed by the upkeep of their grounds. She had been sick from cancer and was unable to safely care for herself given the manner in which her … (read more)
During my Aunt’s stay at this facility I was completely impressed by the upkeep of their grounds. She had been sick from cancer and was unable to safely care for herself given the manner in which her … (read more)

Sardis Oaks

5151 SARDIS RD, Charlotte, NC, 28270

I can’t say enough on how great the staff took care of me. I could barely stand when I arrived but the wonderful Occupational therapist and Physical therapy worked with me, patiently and now I walk di … (read more)
I can’t say enough on how great the staff took care of me. I could barely stand when I arrived but the wonderful Occupational therapist and Physical therapy worked with me, patiently and now I walk di … (read more)

Pavilion Health Center Brightmore

10011 Providence Road West, Charlotte, NC, 28277

Food was not appealing and always served cold. Since there never seemed to be a schedule, the patient never knew when the food would be arriving. The staff members never tried to interact when their … (read more)
Food was not appealing and always served cold. Since there never seemed to be a schedule, the patient never knew when the food would be arriving. The staff members never tried to interact when their … (read more)

Avante at Charlotte

4801 RANDOLPH RD, Charlotte, NC, 28211

The staff there are unprofessional and management has many problems with turnover. I’ve seen urine on the floor in the residents room and no one making an attempt to clean it. I’ve seen a broken bed a … (read more)
The staff there are unprofessional and management has many problems with turnover. I’ve seen urine on the floor in the residents room and no one making an attempt to clean it. I’ve seen a broken bed a … (read more)

Peak Resources- Charlotte

3223 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28205

I came to the facility for short term rehabilitation and I am discharging home after completion of my therapy. My experience was very pleasant. And all the staff was very patient and explained tasks a … (read more)
I came to the facility for short term rehabilitation and I am discharging home after completion of my therapy. My experience was very pleasant. And all the staff was very patient and explained tasks a … (read more)

White Oak Manor – Charlotte

4009 Craig Avenue Po Box 220130, Charlotte, NC, 28211

I don’t like White Oak of Charlotte. People just sit around, and I don’t think the staff is attentive enough. I don’t like it. Food is OK, but I didn’t see any activities when I was there.
I don’t like White Oak of Charlotte. People just sit around, and I don’t think the staff is attentive enough. I don’t like it. Food is OK, but I didn’t see any activities when I was there.

Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

10506 Clear Creek Commerce Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28227

My brother is at Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The staff seems nice, friendly, and helpful. They have a pretty good rapport with the people there. You don’t have that typical overpowe … (read more)
My brother is at Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The staff seems nice, friendly, and helpful. They have a pretty good rapport with the people there. You don’t have that typical overpowe … (read more)

Asbury Care Center

3625 WILLARD FARROW DR, Charlotte, NC, 28215

The facility is beautiful. The administrative personnel are great. The care is horrible!! A few CNAs are caring and compassionate, but most are unconcerned, indifferent and unresponsive to patient nee … (read more)
The facility is beautiful. The administrative personnel are great. The care is horrible!! A few CNAs are caring and compassionate, but most are unconcerned, indifferent and unresponsive to patient nee … (read more)

Hunter Woods Nursing and Rehab

620 TOM HUNTER RD, Charlotte, NC, 28256

The rooms in this facility are nice and clean. The staff members are friendly and welcoming.
The rooms in this facility are nice and clean. The staff members are friendly and welcoming.

Saturn Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

1930 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC, 28262

There is an issue with missing items that belong to the residents and/or possible theft of the residents’ items at this facility as it is with a lot of nursing homes. Management doesn’t show concern … (read more)
There is an issue with missing items that belong to the residents and/or possible theft of the residents’ items at this facility as it is with a lot of nursing homes. Management doesn’t show concern … (read more)

Brian Center Health & Rehab/ch

5939 REDDMAN ROAD, Charlotte, NC, 28212

this place was horrible! someone in my family was there for approximately 3 weeks and they treated him as if he was a child. when he did not “perform well enough on his therapy” even though he wou … (read more)
this place was horrible! someone in my family was there for approximately 3 weeks and they treated him as if he was a child. when he did not “perform well enough on his therapy” even though he wou … (read more)

Mecklenburg Health Care Center

2415 SANDY PORTER ROAD, Charlotte, NC, 28273

The some of the cna’s have severe attitude problems..the place stinks very bad..
The some of the cna’s have severe attitude problems..the place stinks very bad..

University Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

9200 Glenwater Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28262

My mother has been in this nursing home for 4 years.. she has been moved from the front to the far back to the side and the other side..she has been moved too many times and the atmosphere seems as if … (read more)
My mother has been in this nursing home for 4 years.. she has been moved from the front to the far back to the side and the other side..she has been moved too many times and the atmosphere seems as if … (read more)

Wilora Lake Healthcare Center

6001 WILORA LAKE ROAD, Charlotte, NC, 28212

my mission is to have this place shut down my mom was in there all was wrong was a fractured hip . she was sent to hospital for several issues that developed while there such as bed sores , severe uri … (read more)
my mission is to have this place shut down my mom was in there all was wrong was a fractured hip . she was sent to hospital for several issues that developed while there such as bed sores , severe uri … (read more)


Peak Resources Charlotte

3223 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28205


Nursing Home Costs in Charlotte, NC

The average cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home in Charlotte is $7,817 per month. Private rooms cost slightly more at $8,608.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Nursing home fees vary across the state of North Carolina. Fees in the Winston area are fairly similar to those in Charlotte, at $7,787 per month. Meanwhile, on the coast in Wilmington, fees are lower than average at $7,178. To the north, on the Virginia border in Rocky Mount, nursing home costs are lower still at $6,083. Asheville, which is close to the Tennessee border, has some of the highest fees for nursing home care in the state, averaging $8,000 per month.

$7817

Charlotte

$7300

North Carolina

$7756

The United States

$7178

Wilmington

$6083

Rocky Mount

$8000

Asheville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is the most expensive form of care in Charlotte, due to the extra level of attention and skilled staffing required. Adult day care, which is provided during daytime hours at a community center, is by far the most affordable at $1,408 per month. Homemaker services, including help with day-to-day tasks and housework, cost just $3,813 per month. Home health care is slightly more expensive since it includes medical services, costing $4,004. Assisted living services include room and board as well as help with the activities of daily living for an average of $4,649 per month.

$7817

Nursing Home Care

$3813

Homemaker Services

$4004

Home Health Care

$1408

Adult Day Care

$4649

Assisted Living

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Charlotte, NC

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Charlotte, NC

Many organizations offer services and support to help seniors in Charlotte stay in their own homes for longer, avoiding nursing home placement. Some of these organizations also help seniors to cope with common age-related conditions and to access benefits and other financial aid.

ResourceContact Service
Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina State Chapter


(800) 272-3900Seniors who are living with the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia or who have been recently diagnosed with one of those conditions may receive support from the Alzheimer’s Association. The Western Carolina State Chapter serves Charlotte and the surrounding areas, offering a variety of online resources. It also runs support groups and outreach sessions and supports research into the condition.
Charlotte In-Home Aide Program(704) 432-1111This program connects older adults with in-home care providers who assist with day-to-day tasks. Aides provide personal care and assist with chores and administrative tasks. The service does not offer full-time care, but can help to reduce the workload faced by loved ones or other caregivers, reducing the need for nursing home or assisted living placement.
Supplemental Meal Program(704) 432-1111Seniors who are under the care of a physician and who have been assessed as having supplemental nutritional needs may receive nutritional supplements (such as Ensure) for up to three months per year as a part of this plan.