Less than an hour northeast of Raleigh, Rocky Mount straddles Edgecombe and Nash Counties and is home to 54,341 residents. About 17.3% are seniors, which is above the national average of 16.5. Their health care is capably managed by around 15 hospitals, each unique in their own way. They include Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount Medical Center and PAM health Specialty Hospital. The city also boasts a significant number of physicians and other medical professionals registered to treat Medicare beneficiaries. 

Rocky Mount’s nursing homes provide high levels of care for seniors who need around-the-clock medical supervision from skilled nurses. Although care is near hospital levels, residents’ rooms are often furnished with personal items and the general ambiance is more like home. As a consequence of their wealth of services, nursing homes can be costly — typically $6,083 per month in Rocky Mount; although the city is more affordable than average for North Carolina and the U.S. Not every senior needs 24-hour care, however. Assisted living facilities and home health aides are excellent alternatives for the more able-bodied.

This guide covers senior care costs in more detail. It also lists some useful resources for seniors and their families.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Rocky Mount, NC

Autumn Coporation

451 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804

I really enjoyed visiting this facility. The landscaping is great. They have multiple sitting areas outside for the residents. The residents were so nice and lovable. I spoke to several resident there … (read more)
I really enjoyed visiting this facility. The landscaping is great. They have multiple sitting areas outside for the residents. The residents were so nice and lovable. I spoke to several resident there … (read more)

South Village

2221 RALEIGH ROAD, Rocky Mount, NC, 27803

My mom was here at this facility for rehab – she had a knee replacement. The facility is great! Very loving staff and the therapists were excellent. My Mom, who can be stubborn sometimes, was up every … (read more)
My mom was here at this facility for rehab – she had a knee replacement. The facility is great! Very loving staff and the therapists were excellent. My Mom, who can be stubborn sometimes, was up every … (read more)

Nash Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

7369 Hunter Hill Rd, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804



The Fountains At The Albemarle

200 Trade Street , Tarboro, NC, 27886

The Fountains at the Albemarle is a gorgeous, classically designed facility in Greenville, North Carolina, conveniently located near several stores, restaurants and Tar River. Transportation is provid … (read more)
The Fountains at the Albemarle is a gorgeous, classically designed facility in Greenville, North Carolina, conveniently located near several stores, restaurants and Tar River. Transportation is provid … (read more)

Britthaven of Enfield

208 CARY ST, Enfield, NC, 27823

This is a lovely facility. The passion these guys have to serve your family is phenomenal. The staff is down to earth, they greet you when you walk in, and family members are allow to visit they’re re … (read more)
This is a lovely facility. The passion these guys have to serve your family is phenomenal. The staff is down to earth, they greet you when you walk in, and family members are allow to visit they’re re … (read more)

Heritage Healthcare of Farmville

4351 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Farmville, NC, 27828

This facility appears to be staffed with friendly, caring providers. In touring the facility I found it to be clean and well kept. My experience is new, however, I will be returning to this site to g … (read more)
This facility appears to be staffed with friendly, caring providers. In touring the facility I found it to be clean and well kept. My experience is new, however, I will be returning to this site to g … (read more)

Brian Center Health and Rehab

2501 Downing St Sw, Wilson, NC, 27893

Brian center, where do I start. Starting with the administration, they pass the buck when they are questioned about your family member that resides at the Brian Center not being cared for properly. S … (read more)
Brian center, where do I start. Starting with the administration, they pass the buck when they are questioned about your family member that resides at the Brian Center not being cared for properly. S … (read more)

Longleaf Neuro-medical Treatment Center

4761 WARD BOULEVARD, Wilson, NC, 27893

The staff at Longleaf Neuro-medical Treatment Center were attentive to the residents. The residents got very good care. It was an older place but very well-kept and clean. I thought a little moderniza … (read more)
The staff at Longleaf Neuro-medical Treatment Center were attentive to the residents. The residents got very good care. It was an older place but very well-kept and clean. I thought a little moderniza … (read more)

Unviersal Health Care – Nashville

1022 EASTERN AVENUE, Nashville, NC, 27856

Located pretty far west of Phoenix, the Mondell House is a pretty to look at facility. Reminds me of one of those Victorian houses you might see in Georgia. Very pleasing to the eye, with great long … (read more)
Located pretty far west of Phoenix, the Mondell House is a pretty to look at facility. Reminds me of one of those Victorian houses you might see in Georgia. Very pleasing to the eye, with great long … (read more)

Prodigy Transitional Rehab

911 Western Blvd Tarboro, NC 27886, Tarboro, NC, 27886

This is one of the disgusting place I have been in. My husband has been here for one week and 3 days and just about everyday I have to fuss about they are not doing their job. He be nasty stinky floor … (read more)
This is one of the disgusting place I have been in. My husband has been here for one week and 3 days and just about everyday I have to fuss about they are not doing their job. He be nasty stinky floor … (read more)

Wilmed Nursing Care Center

1705 SOUTH TARBORO STREET, Wilson, NC, 27893

Not enough staff in the nursing facility to give proper care to residents that are bed ridden.
Not enough staff in the nursing facility to give proper care to residents that are bed ridden.

Edgecombe Health and Rehabilitation Center

1000 WESTERN BLVD, Tarboro, NC, 27886

My family member has fallen since being there doesn’t get fed the proper amount of times, doesn’t call to let what’s going on with family member. Hardly ever answer the phone. The lie about the update … (read more)
My family member has fallen since being there doesn’t get fed the proper amount of times, doesn’t call to let what’s going on with family member. Hardly ever answer the phone. The lie about the update … (read more)

Accordius Health – Wilson

1804 Forest Hills Rd W, Wilson, NC, 27893

My mom is currently in Accordius – Health Wilson for rehab. Our first impression of it wasn’t very appealing, it’s kind of in rough shape, and the room is kind of in bad repair. They need more staff t … (read more)
My mom is currently in Accordius – Health Wilson for rehab. Our first impression of it wasn’t very appealing, it’s kind of in rough shape, and the room is kind of in bad repair. They need more staff t … (read more)

Autumn Care Of Nash

1210 Eastern Avenue, Nashville, NC, 27856

We chose Autumn Care of Nash for my grandmother. She has already moved in. It’s very nice and clean. They have some really nice, caring staff. The rooms are good and nice, and they could use some more … (read more)
We chose Autumn Care of Nash for my grandmother. She has already moved in. It’s very nice and clean. They have some really nice, caring staff. The rooms are good and nice, and they could use some more … (read more)

Britthaven of Wilson

403 CRESTVIEW AVENUE, Wilson, NC, 27893


Our Community Hospital

911 Jr High School Rd, Scotland Neck, NC, 27874


Nursing Home Costs in Rocky Mount, NC

In Rocky Mount, a semiprivate room in a nursing home is typically $6,083 per month, while private rooms are around $7,604.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

By comparing the average fees for semiprivate rooms, it’s possible to sense what the typical North Carolina senior and American pay for nursing home care. Rocky Mount’s fees hold up favorably against the state and national averages of $7,300 and $7,756, respectively. 

Greenville is the only city in the region with costs close to Rocky Mount, with its seniors typically paying $6,342 for their nursing home care. In Raleigh, seniors pay another $806 per month compared to their peers in Greenville, while in Durham, it’s $928 more. Goldsboro’s seniors pay the most at $8,752. 

$6083

Rocky Mount

$7300

North Carolina

$7756

The United States

$6342

Greenville

$8752

Goldsboro

$7148

Raleigh

$7270

Durham

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Some seniors will require different types of care as they age, so it’s useful to compare costs for each. In Rocky Mount, adult day care centers offer the most affordable option, at $899. Care at home costs around $3,432 per month, with another $95 getting limited medical care too. Assisted living can be had for $4,270, although the care provided is basic. Nursing homes offer the most comprehensive care, which is reflected in their fees — typically $6,083 for a semiprivate room and $7,604 for a private one.

$3432

Home care

$3527

Home health care

$899

Adult day health care

$4270

Assisted Living

$6083

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7604

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Rocky Mount, 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 Rocky Mount, NC

The following free resources can serve and support Rocky Mount’s seniors and their families. They can help resolve disputes with care providers, enable some seniors to remain at home for longer and support unpaid caregivers who may need help to care for their loved ones.

Resource

Contact

Service

(877) 344-2066

Rocky Mount seniors who can't resolve disputes with their care providers can call on the assistance of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a free service that advocates for care home residents in the city. Ombudsmen are volunteers who investigate complaints from residents, their families and third parties. Complaints can be of any nature, with issues surrounding nutrition, medication and neglect being among the most common. 

(252) 446-4336

Meals on Wheels of Rocky Mount is a nonprofit organization that provides homebound seniors with freshly prepared hot meals. Its volunteer drivers deliver meals on weekdays, using the opportunity to also conduct a wellbeing check on the senior.

(252) 234-5984

The Family Caregiver Support Program is managed by the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments. It helps unpaid caregivers looking after loved ones aged 60 and over. Help can include advice on the benefits available to seniors in their care, information on how to be the best caregiver they can and access to several support services in Rocky Mount, including one-on-one counseling and group support programs. There's also a respite service that enables the caregiver to catch up on aspects of their own lives they may have neglected due to caring for someone else. 

(252) 459-9818

Nash County Department of Social Services operates many resources dedicated to helping the county's seniors. These include assisting homebound residents with common chores, such as collecting groceries, delivering freshly prepared meals and arranging door-to-door transportation. The department also advises seniors on the various state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program.