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The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Hickory, NC for 2024

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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Hickory, North Carolina
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Nursing Home Costs in Hickory, NC

Seniors in Hickory can expect to pay an average of $8,152 each month for a semiprivate room in a nursing home and $9,460 monthly for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The North Carolina average price for nursing home care is $7,483 per month. Hickory is about $700 higher than that, and the city is also a few hundred more than the national average of $7,908. This is likely due to its more remote location away from major metropolitan areas. Asheville, located to the west near the Tennessee state border, is $7,665. The larger central city of Charlotte is $7,756. Winston is a little to the northeast and similar to Hickory at $8,197, but the capital city of Raleigh is significantly lower at $6,996.

Hickory

$8,152

North Carolina

$7,483

The United States

$7,908

Asheville

$7,665

Charlotte

$7,756

Winston

$8,197

Raleigh

$6,996

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing homes aren’t the only option for senior care. Some might prefer to age in place and receive in-home care which costs $4,099 per month or home health care at $4,385. If conditions allow, seniors may benefit from adult day health care and periodic visits or companion services, which costs $1,300. With nursing homes averaging $8,152 and $9,460 for a semiprivate or private room, assisted living might be a more budget-friendly option. Residents in Hickory who only need minor assistance with activities of daily living will pay about $3,523 each month, which is more than half the cost of a semiprivate nursing home room.

In-Home Care

$4,099

Home Health Care

$4,385

Adult Day Health Care

$1,300

Assisted Living Facility

$3,523

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8,152

Nursing Home (private room)

$9,460

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Hickory, 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 & Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Hickory, NC

Many resources for seniors provide a wide range of benefits, including health and wellness programs, transportation services, financial assistance and social support groups. Resources can connect them with senior centers for social activities and educational programs. Others assist with housing, nutrition and education.

ResourceContactService
Western Piedmont Area Agency on Aging(828) 322-9191The Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging serves as the primary resource of education and training for older adults in the region. It advocates for the rights of residents living in nursing homes to eliminate senior abuse. It also promotes independence while supporting seniors as they age.
Department of Health & Human Services(800) 662-7030The Aging & Adult Services division of this department aims to promote independence and enhance the dignity of older adults in North Carolina through a community-based system of services and protections. This could include delivering home meals, offering senior centers and ensuring adherence to state regulations for nursing homes.
Seniors Health Insurance Information Program(855) 408-1212The North Carolina Department of Insurance's SHIIP program provides free, unbiased and confidential information and counseling to seniors regarding their health insurance options. SHIIP can help seniors understand different parts of Medicare, guide them through filing the necessary paperwork, assist with billing and claims and identify potential fraud or abuse.
Catawba County Council on Aging(828) 328-2269The Catawba County Council on Aging is a private nonprofit organization offering programs, services and activities for adults at least 60 years old. It oversees and runs the West Hickory Senior Center and serves seniors throughout Catawba County with counseling, legal services, a pen pal program and referrals as needed.
Seniors Morning Out(828) 695-5610Catawba County offers free transportation for seniors to join their peers and participate in exercise programs, local shopping and attractions, games and crafts. It also provides information about nutrition and healthy living, partnering with area churches and community centers to actively improve the overall quality of life for seniors.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Carrie Nivens

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Brian Center Viewmont

The rooms are adequate. I was in a semi-private room and my roommate was a sweetheart. The bed had several issues with the remote and horizontal lift. Staff was responsive to my needs. I enjoyed...

Provider response

Carrie, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. Our team strives to deliver an excellent experience, and are glad you found this to be the case.

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Hadden

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brian Center Viewmont

Rooms were small for 2 people, dirty and bathroom rarely cleaned. Social worker was wonderful! Therapist worked well with my spouse. There were no activities to our knowledge except TV and...

Provider response

Your Impression and feedback are of the utmost importance to us. Thank you for your comments. We strive to have a culture of improvement, and feedback like yours helps us shape the way we do...

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GoLA

I visited this facility

Review of Brian Center Viewmont

Rooms are ok, PT was great, nursing staff needs a lot of training especially checking on patients when they flip the light on in the hallway sometimes it took an hour for them to come check on what...

Provider response

Hello Gola, we regret to hear that you are displeased with your recent experience. We would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please reach out to us directly when you have a chance....

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