Charlotte suburb Gastonia has over 77,000 residents, of whom 15.6% are people ages 65 and older. Seniors here have access to medical care in the area’s second-leading hospital, CaroMont Regional Medical Center, as well as at nationally ranked Carolina Medical Center. Nursing home costs in Gastonia are on par with average costs throughout the country, according to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey. A semiprivate room carries an average monthly price of $7,817 in this city, while the national median rate is $7,756.

Nursing home care is a long-term option that may be appropriate for seniors who require full-time medical care and personal assistance not available at home. Nursing homes provide 24-hour supervision, skilled nursing, meals and rehabilitation services. Because they offer the highest level of care outside of hospitalization, these facilities carry the highest costs compared to other senior living arrangements. Home health care and assisted living can offer more affordable and suitable care for individuals who do not require such extensive services.

This guide outlines how much seniors and their families can expect to pay for nursing home care and other senior living options in Gastonia. It also provides local resources that help in choosing the best solution.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Gastonia, NC

The Ivy at Gastonia

4414 WILKINSON BLVD, Gastonia, NC, 28056

Some of the staff is wonderful. Other faculty and staff treat rehabilitation and permanent residents the worst by yelling and refusal to assist them when they need help
Some of the staff is wonderful. Other faculty and staff treat rehabilitation and permanent residents the worst by yelling and refusal to assist them when they need help

Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation/Gastonia

969 COX RD, Gastonia, NC, 28054

What a Special Place! There are times when we must press pause to acknowledge the hard work and dedication on a team of highly qualified professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of d … (read more)
What a Special Place! There are times when we must press pause to acknowledge the hard work and dedication on a team of highly qualified professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of d … (read more)

Belaire Health Care Center

2065 LYON STREET, Gastonia, NC, 28052

My mother was a rehab patient. First of all, I need to commend some of the staff. PT Ronell was excellent! OT was very nice. Social worker Terry was great! However, the food was inedible. We had to b … (read more)
My mother was a rehab patient. First of all, I need to commend some of the staff. PT Ronell was excellent! OT was very nice. Social worker Terry was great! However, the food was inedible. We had to b … (read more)

Peak Resources – Gastonia

2780 X-Ray Dr, Gastonia, NC, 28054

my wife has been there 6 days. her bed has never been change. the dressing on her open wound has never been changed. left alone for 2 hours will sitting, broken hip. was told to git up and walk by her … (read more)
my wife has been there 6 days. her bed has never been change. the dressing on her open wound has never been changed. left alone for 2 hours will sitting, broken hip. was told to git up and walk by her … (read more)

Courtland Terrace

2300 ABERDEEN BLVD, Gastonia, NC, 28054

We were very impressed with Courtland Terrace. However, the manager was supposed to get back in touch with us when he had space available, but he has not followed up. The rooms were very nice. They’re … (read more)
We were very impressed with Courtland Terrace. However, the manager was supposed to get back in touch with us when he had space available, but he has not followed up. The rooms were very nice. They’re … (read more)

Alexandria Place

1770 Oak Hollow Road, Gastonia, NC, 28054

I went to a place called Alexandria Place, and I was unimpressed with it. I think it is an older place to begin with, and it just wasn’t where you want to place somebody if you can help it. The rooms … (read more)
I went to a place called Alexandria Place, and I was unimpressed with it. I think it is an older place to begin with, and it just wasn’t where you want to place somebody if you can help it. The rooms … (read more)

Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation

416 North Highland Street, Gastonia, NC, 28052


Peak Resources Cherryville

7615 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Cherryville, NC, 28021

Because of the pandemic, you can’t go into Peak Resources Cherryville, but you’re allowed on the outside. I’ve had one conference with the staff. They provide occupational therapy and physical therapy … (read more)
Because of the pandemic, you can’t go into Peak Resources Cherryville, but you’re allowed on the outside. I’ve had one conference with the staff. They provide occupational therapy and physical therapy … (read more)

Stanley Total Living Center

514 OLD MOUNT HOLLY ROAD, Stanley, NC, 28164

If I could assign negative stars it would be -5. Mom was placed here after ruptered aneurysm and shunt on her brain to controll pressure. I had to repeatedly fuss at them to keep her bed up at an angl … (read more)
If I could assign negative stars it would be -5. Mom was placed here after ruptered aneurysm and shunt on her brain to controll pressure. I had to repeatedly fuss at them to keep her bed up at an angl … (read more)

White Oak Manor – Kings Mountain

716 Sipes St, Kings Mountain, NC, 28086

My loved one was at this facility for several weeks. On admission conference I was greeted by a wonderful lady named Katie who did the admission process. Melissa did the business part and was super he … (read more)
My loved one was at this facility for several weeks. On admission conference I was greeted by a wonderful lady named Katie who did the admission process. Melissa did the business part and was super he … (read more)

Kings Mountain Hospital Snf

706 W KING ST, Kings Mountain, NC, 28086


Nursing Home Costs in Gastonia, North Carolina

In Gastonia, nursing home semiprivate rooms cost an average of $7,817 per month. Private rooms cost an average of $8,608 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing average monthly prices of semiprivate rooms in nursing homes, rates in Gastonia are less than $100 higher than the national average. However, costs here are almost $500 higher than North Carolina’s statewide average of $7,300.

Gastonia is almost $1,000 more expensive than the Hickory Area. In the Greensboro Area, though, seniors pay about $120 less per month than residents in Gastonia. Nursing homes rates in the Winston Area are quite close to costs in Gastonia. However, Asheville’s average costs exceed Gastonia’s by almost $200 per month.

$7817

Gastonia

$7300

North Carolina

$7756

The United States

$6874

Hickory Area

$8000

Asheville

$7787

Winston Area

$7695

Greensboro Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It is useful for families with seniors in Gastonia to compare nursing home prices to other placement options for their frail loved one. The least expensive arrangement is adult day health care, which costs an average of $1,408 per month in the area. Home care and home health care carry monthly average rates of $3,813 and $4,004, respectively. Assisted living comes with an average monthly fee of $4,649. Nursing home accommodations, the costliest type of senior care, have median monthly prices of $7,817 for a semiprivate room and $8,608 for a private room.

$1408

Adult day health care

$3813

Home care

$4004

Home health care

$4649

Assisted living

$7817

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8608

Nursing home (private room)

 Note: Data for Gastonia was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Charlotte Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Gastonia, North Carolina

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 Gastonia, North Carolina

Many seniors and families in Gastonia turn to the following resources for a wide range of aging-related services and support. Some programs enable elders to remain at home and delay entry into a nursing home. Other resources are designed to educate the public about nursing home care and assist long-term care facility residents.

ResourceContactService
Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA)(704) 372-2416The Centralina AAA is Gaston County’s contact for the North Carolina Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. This service informs and advocates for nursing home residents and their families. Ombudsmen investigate concerns and seek to resolve grievances regarding quality of care and violations of dignity and privacy.
Gaston County Adult & Aging Services(704) 862-7540Adult and Aging Services provides support to help seniors find and pay for long-term care options and home and community-based alternatives. The department coordinates Adult Placement Services, the Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA), Family Caregiver Support Program, In-Home Aide Services, Special Assistance In-Home Program and Guardianship Services. It also provides transportation and congregate and home-delivered meals.
Legal Aid of North Carolina(704) 865-2357Legal Aid of North Carolina offers free civil legal services to low-income residents. It can help clients with drafting wills, powers of attorney and health care advance directives as well. Attorneys and paralegals mediate in cases involving Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and nursing homes. Legal Aid also advises seniors on veteran’s pension benefits, VA overpayments and disability compensation.
Senior TLC(704) 874-0600Senior TLC operates the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This service provides care coordination, personal assistance, skilled nursing and a range of therapies in the home. PACE also facilitates access to caregiver support and specialty care including cardiology, optometry, podiatry and hospital care.