North Carolina Assisted Living
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North Carolina assisted living ranks its assisted living facilities.  Due to the high number of facilities in North Carolina (over 600), we have listed only those communities with 4-star rating - the highest rating.

Even if a facility doesn't have the highest rating, it may have other features that appeal to you and some facilities may have missed the highest ranking by just a couple points (you can check the actual points awarded on the government site).

North Carolina explains other ways of determining if a facility is right for you, including your own personal inspection. The North Carolina Star Rated Certificate program is in response to consumers requests for help in making informed decisions. A rank of 4 means the facility has scored 100 or more points. To see the entire list and check the actual points scored, go here: North Carolina Star Rated Certificate Program

Our North Carolina assisted living (also called adult care homes) listings are for 4-star communities, although not all are listed.


Independent and Assisted Living

Assisted Living Primarily

Assisted Living and Nursing

Independent, Assisted and Memory Care

Combination of Many Services

Facilities with assisted living-independent living

Magnolia Glen - Raleigh - by Kisco Sr Living. Adjacent to Brookhaven Nature Park and on twelve wooded acres in quiet area. Independent and assisted living. Magnolia Glen

Pittsboro Christian Village - Pittsboro NC - Southwest of Raleigh-Durham area - single homes and independent living apartments for independent living and Assisted living Care Home if needed - easy transition from independent to assisted living if necessary. Pittsboro Christian Village

Atria Oakridge - Luxury Independent living - apartment homes with many features - 1 and 2 bedroom larger apartments - 10810 Sandy Oak Lane, Raleigh - Phone: 919-935-0118

Abbots wood at Irving Park - Greensboro - Independent and assisted living - peaceful setting with gardens and gardening area - many programs to stay active - one and two bedroom apartment homes - Colonial entrance - wellness programs Abbotswood at Irving Park

Parkview Retirement Village

116 units in Sanford NC Independent and assisted living - personal care - physical therapy - independent living apartments, secured wing and convalescent guest wing. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with home-like feeling and emergency call system - On 33 acres. Parkview Retirement Village

Forest Ridge Traditional Living Inc - 60 units West Jefferson NC By Ridge Care - A home-like residential setting in a beautiful area. Personal care, social activities encouraging independence and creation of a personal lifestyle. No skilled nursing care. Private or semi-private rooms with private bath. Activities. Beauty and barber salon. Whirlpool spa. Wellness plans and more. Also respite care. Varying levels of care. Future may develop a skilled nursing facility. See more NC communities by Ridge Care on their site.

Facilities with Assisted Living Primarily

Brookdale Burlington - 84 units By Brookdale Senior Living in Burlington - Personalized assisted living. Variety of apartment sizes. A personal service plan is designed - some services available are bathing, clothing selection, dressing assistance, grooming, hygienic, mobility and dining assistance. Private or companion suites and individual heating/air conditioning controls and more.  

Grandview Villa Assisted Living 40 units in Lenoir NC

Catawba Valley Living at Rock Barn 80 units in Claremont NC - Individual assessments - many amenities including 2 snack bars with 24-hour access, fine dining and requested diets prepared, monitored resident cooking area, 3 covered porches, interior courtyard porch with rockers, spa/whirlpool tub, garden tub, therapies, licensed nurses, beauty salon and more. Private, companion and suites. Access to healthcare and rehab. Catawba Valley Living at Rock Barn

Brookdale Hickory Northeast - 60 units By Brookdale Senior Living in Hickory - single-level building - fees based on needs - Private apartments - low sodium, heart healthy cooking - studio, one- or two-bedrooms, private bath w/step-in shower and kitchenettes.  

Coventry House of Siler City 52 units in Siler City for private and companion suites and some 2-bedrooms for those who wish to live with services - personalized assisted living - rooms feature in room cable TV, phones, and personal heating/air conditioning controls. Elegant home-like building. Coventry House of Siler City

Edenton Prime Time Retirement Village 60 units in Edenton NC - Personalized assisted living - Added new suites designed for separate living and sleeping - Staff to resident ratio exceeds state requirements - private and semi-private rooms. "Caring is our Calling" Edenton Prime Time Retirement Village

Sterling House of Shelby 60 units in Shelby NC

Brookdale New Bern60 units in New Bern By Brookdale Senior Living - Service fees based on need - assisted living Menu selections by registered dietician - Services include continence management program, escort service to meals and activities, 24 hour nurses oversight and much more. Environment good for those with limited mobility.  

Carolina Inn at Village GreenFayetteville - A luxury inn ambience on 100 landscaped acres - (3 stars-included for a larger community option in Fayetteville - dietary services includes 3 meals and 3 nutritious snacks per day - Carolina Inn at Village Green

Mann Street Residential Care Facility 36 units in Fayetteville Assisted living facility offering a variety of services for assisted living and rehab. Therapies, caring for mentally and physically disabled adults, and respite services. 
610 Mann St., Fayetteville - 910-323-3332

More North Carolina Assisted Living facilities:

Clemmons Village 60 units in Clemmons NC - One monthly fee covers almost all assisted living services - daily activities - trips and outings - individual wellness programs - beauty salon and library - special diets prepared. Clemmons Village

Kerner Ridge Assisted Living 66 units in Kernersville Kerner Ridge Assisted Living by Ridge Care

Vienna Village Pfafftown NC - Since 1965 quaint family-owned assisted living community on beautiful property near Winston-Salem providing generations of families with assisted living - New expansion added 17 large rooms with full baths - meals can be served in resident's rooms or in family style dining room - individual care plans - at no extra cost provides haircuts, manicures, laundry, daily local newspaper delivery and more. Vienna Village

Brookdale High PointHigh Point NC By Brookdale - Assisted living community with personalized service. Private apartments and community areas for socializing and dining. 

Brookfield Assisted Living Center Lillington NC Christian atmosphere - no smoking - personalized care. Near Campbell University - 21 private rooms or 42 suite rooms with baths for couples or companions. Brookfield Assisted Living Center

Cherry Springs Village 60 units in Hendersonville nc By Longleaf Senior Living - personal assisted living - fireplace, library, covered porch, landscaped grounds, activities, trips, and cookouts.
358 Clear Creek Rd., Hendersonville - 828-698-6501

More North Carolina Assisted Living with Assisted Living Primarily

Brookdale East Broad - 58 units in Statesville, NC By Brookdale - highly personalized assisted living - single story building
2441 E. Broad St., Statesville 

Brookdale Peachtree 87 units in Statesville By Brookdale - personalized assisted living - 2806 Peachtree Rd., Statesville

Mars Hill Retirement Community

69 units in Mars Hill NC new communityby Mars Hill Retirement with deep roots in North Carolina - 3-level building with 56 Studio to two bedroom apartments for spacious single or doubles assisted living. As residential as possible, independent focused and following a wellness model. Elegant dining, hydrotherapy room, natural surroundings, mountain climate, campus of Mars Hill College. Mars Hill Retirement Community

Facilities with Assisted living and Skilled nursing
(also see combination of services)

Glen Care of Kinston - Kinston - 63 units - Assisted living and special care unit for memory care - skilled nursing. 1935 Idlewild Dr., Kinston

For listings of nursing homes in North Carolina by County on government site.

Facilities with Memory Care Available

Homeplace of Burlington Assisted living and Seasons Memory Care - Bell Senior Living - Also respite care and short term stays. Studio, one and two bedrooms. Full time licensed nurse. Many activities and programs. Home-like atmosphere. Homeplace of Burlington

Carillon Assisted Living of Southport Southport - Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care - Their philosophy encompasses Wellness, Independence and Social Well Being. New resident assessments are made. Morning exercise programs. Creative activities. Beauty Salon, gardens, spa, sunrooms, parlor with fireplace and more.  

Carillon Garden Place Program designed for residents with Alzheimer's and other dementias with their own dining area and enclosed courtyard. Suites or studios. Skilled nursing is not provided but therapies and hospice can come to the community or a resident can move for skilled care and then move back into community. Month-to-month. Also short term and respite stays.

From Carillon:

"Assisted living regulations do not require a full time nurse, however, many facilities provide this service."

"Bedrails can be considered to be a restraint and may not be allowed in an assisted living facility." Please inquire if this is something you are interested in. Assisted living facilities emphasize that they are not the same as nursing homes--their residents are independent.

"Access in assisted living facilities is open and free to guests but in memory care units, this is usually limited for the residents protection..Carillon Communities"

Some of the other Carillon assisted living communities:

Carillon Assisted Living of Hendersonville 96 units - Hendersonville NC 

Carillon Assisted Living of Knightdale Coming in mid-2011 - newer  

Carillon Assisted Living of Hillsborough Hillsborough  

Carillon Assisted Living of Asheboro 96 units Asheboro  

Carillon Assisted Living of Lincolnton 96 units in Lincolnton NC - 20 minutes to Lake Norman area and 45 minutes to Charlotte.
440 Salem Church Rd. - 704-550-2410  

Carillon Assisted Living of Cramer Mountain 128 Cramerton Assisted living and Alzheimer's care with The Carillon Garden Place Program-a separate unit with private courtyard. Activities Director. Meals served with fine linen and china. 

Carillon also has six communities in each of Charlotte and The Triangle areas.

More North Carolina Assisted Living facilities with memory care:

Spring Arbor of Apex - 901 Spring Arbor Court, Apex - 76 for assisted living and now with memory care - The town of Apex is so named since it is the highest point on the rails from Richmond VA to Jacksonville, Fl - it's a small town but with a big city feel in southwest Wake County.  Spring Arbor of Apex

Arbor Terrace of Asheville 70 Asheville Assisted living and memory care in Asheville. The Welcome sign is out as in Southern tradition. A family environment helping each other. If you're looking for an elegant setting: Elegant surroundings and beautiful environment. Variety of levels of care to customize your services. Many activities and amenities. A good explanation of their plans and fees is here - Remember to add on the level of assisted living you need and the floorplan. A companion suite starts at $2900/mo. (verify all information).  3199 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville

Very Important for Caregivers..
finding Alzheimer's support groups:

(Most memory care communities will have a caregiver support group)

Brookdale Asheville Walden Ridge - Alzheimer's and dementia care community - Alzheimer's and dementia care in Asheville - building designed for dementia care - Featuring the Clare Bridge Daily Path giving structure to the day - morning mental workout; daily physical activity; daily life skills; enrichment programs - peaceful home-like setting - Dining Program is uniquely designed for Alzheimer's and dementia fulfilling special dietary needs. Private or companion suites - also short-term stay program  
4 Walden Ridge Dr., Asheville - 828-513-0807

Brookdale Chapel Hill 38 units in Chapel Hill NC - By Brookdale - Building design and programs for Alzheimer's and dementia. Individual service plans. Designed to have a home-like feel. Menu offers "dementia friendly menus."  2220 Farmington Dr., Chapel Hill - 919-268-8933 

Summit Place of Kings Mountain 65 units in Kings Mountain NC - A Bell Senior Living community - Assisted living and Seasons Memory Care program. Also respite care and short term stays. Create a care plan for each individual resident with regular updates. Variety of floorplans. 24 hr nurse Summit Place of Kings Mountain

Croatan Village 72 units in historic New Bern NC near Croatan National Forest and minutes from waterfront - Assisted living and Pathways designed for memory care - large 2-room suites and also large private or companion suites with private baths. Care plans for each resident. Home-like atmosphere on single level with no steps or elevators. Escort service to appointments (additional charge.) Also, respite care available. Some in-house medical services to eliminate long waits at doctor's offices. Croatan Village

More North Carolina Assisted Living facilities with memory care:

Spring Arbor Assisted Living Communities:

The Oaks of Thomasville 62 units in Thomasville NC - Independent and assisted living by Spring Arbor Living - Coming soon Alzheimer's and dementia care "cottage."  

Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills NC By Spring Arbor Living - Studio, one and two bedrooms - Assisted living and now open the "Cottage" for Alzheimer's and dementia care. Pride in their front porch lined with rocking chairs to enjoy the view. Nearby beach and walk to senior center.  

Spring Arbor of Kinston 86 units in Kinston NC Assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care - In geographic center of Eastern North Carolina. Spring Arbor of Kinston

Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount 84 units in Rocky Mount - assisted living and dementia care. Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount

Spring Arbor of Greenville 66 units in Greenville NC - 85 miles east of Raleigh - Assisted living and dementia care. Spring Arbor of Greenville

Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount 84 units assisted living and dementia care Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount

More North Carolina Assisted Living with memory care:

Cypress Glen Retirement Community Memory Care Greenville NC Cypress Glen Retirement Community

Falls River Court Memory Care Community 38 units at 1130 Falls River Ave - Raleigh NC - By Senior Lifestyle - Personalized service - therapeutic - programs, outings - Private apartments, made from scratch meals. There is also an assisted living community here. Falls River Court Memory Care Community

Brookfield Durham -  119 units in Durham - Personalized Assisted living by Brookdale Senior Living - look of a Southern mansion - offers Alzheimer's and dementia care options - private apartment living in a 3-story building. The fee is based on the care needed. Activities, outings and programs 

Durham Ridge Assisted Living 142 units in Durham - Large community on 7 acres offering assisted living and secured unit for Alzheimer's and dementia. Special dietary needs considered. Spacious bedrooms and beautiful grounds. Convenient to shopping, hospitals and dining. Durham Ridge Assisted Living

Elms at Tanglewood Clemmons NC - elegant rural setting for assisted living and memory care unit - many amenities - ice cream parlor - will provide special dietary requirements Elms at Tanglewood

Magnolia Creek Assisted Living 117 units in Winston-Salem Longleaf Senior Living - active assisted living and specialized memory care unit - trips, cookouts, social and recreational activities - formal dining room, fireplace, library and more. 2560 Willard Rd. - 336-650-0699

Morningside of Gastonia Gastonia by Five Star Living - Assisted living and Alzheimer's care with their Bridge to Rediscovery program to help engage in life. Assistance with as much independence as possible. Also, short term stays. Morningside of Gastonia by Five Star Living

More North Carolina Assisted Living with memory care:

The Arboretum at Heritage Greens 48 units in Greensboro - By Kisco Senior Living - like living in an elegant hotel but with a staff to assist with daily living. Independent, assisted living and Alzheimer's care in The Arboretum memory care facility. Studio, alcove, one and two bedroom apartment homes, flexible dining, housekeeping, activities and wellness programs. The Arboretum at Heritage Greens by Kisco Senior Living

Verra Springs at Heritage Greens 48 units in Greensboro p by Kisco Senior Living Verra Springs at Heritage Greens

"When Andrew Kohlberg, our founder and president, purchased Kisco’s first retirement community in 1990, two thoughts emerged as the driving force: If my parents were to live in a retirement community, what would I want it to be like? And how would I want them to be treated?"...Kisco Senior Living Communities

Woodland Place Greensboro - 96 units - Woodland Place Management Assisted living and Veranda memory care. Open and airy with solariums and spaciousness. Nature's greenery and near Four Seasons Mall. Call for appointment and dinner or lunch in their dining room. Health and Wellness assessment and individualized plans. Family feeling. Accommodation to most special diets. Also respite and short term care. Woodland Place in Greensboro

Brookdale Smithfield - 74 units in Smithfield By Brookdale assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care - private apartments and single- story building - nursing services - continence management - life enrichment - special nutrition tracking, falls management and weight management programs - also short-term stay available.  

More North Carolina Assisted Living with memory care:

Glen Care Assisted Living Pink hill NC on the coast of Eastern NC - Assisted living, special care for memory impaired, skilled nursing and enhanced behavioral care. Since 1999 and 8 locations. Here is one:

Glen Care of Kinston 63 units - Assisted living and special care unit for memory care.

Spring Arbor of Kinston 86 units in Kinston NC - Assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care - In geographic center of Eastern North Carolina.

Goldsboro Assisted Living and Alzheimer's care
Goldsboro NC 56 units

Chatham Ridge - Chapel Hill - See all 7 memory care communities by Ridge Care on their website. (Also independent and assisted communities) Accepts Medicaid (verify).  Horizons Memory Care Program.  In addition to the new one in Chapel Hill, also see:

  • Boone
  • Kernersville
  • Clemmons
  • Mebane
  • King
  • Walnut Cove

Combination of Services 

The complex at Blakely Hall - location is in the center from the Golden Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) to the Golden Triad (Greensboro (30 minutes), High Point and Winston-Salem):

Blakey Hall Assisted Living 72 units in Elon - month- to- month rental and no entrance fee - North Carolina assisted living on 14 acres and near The Hamlet. Blakey Hall Assisted Living

The Hamlet is part of this complex - but put The Hamlet in the senior apartments with services section for North Carolina - Elon - near college - 42 duplexes of1000SF ap - monthly fee includes /daily meal/all utilities/weekly housekeeping and linen services/Emergency Call Service/social programs and more all at a monthly fee. 2 BR/2 BA apartments with two porches. No large care entry fee only security deposit. Near the Blakely Hall assisted living facility and close to Henton. The Hamlet Senior Apartments with Assisted Living

Memory Care: The Cottage for memory care - designed for those who are no longer able to take care of those who need the consistent care of the disease of Alzheimer's and other dementias. Activities Director encourages activities and is helped with all daily living needs.  See The Hamlet above.

Retirement Community: The Henton at Elon is a retirement community within walk distance to Elon University. 40 single family homes for owners with a monthly homeowners fee. The Henton at Elon

Put together the above four communities make a continuum of living from independence to assisted living if ever necessary without large entry fees.

Ardenwoods Arden NC (Asheville area) Life Care Services community on 46 view acres only 15 minutes to historic Asheville and Hendersonville and prime golf courses - entrance fee with 90% refund (please verify all information and do thorough checking of life care communities)Heather Glen is the assisted living community and HealthyLife Services is a Wellness program. Healthy dining selections.  The sample menu looks good.  Many amenities such as indoor heated pool, raised garden beds, activities and more. 95 apartment homes   2400 Appalachian Blvd., Arden - 828-684-7330

Richard A. Wood Jr. AL Center - 56 units in Asheville NC

Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living 96 units - rolling hills of Boone NC - mountain living - assisted living, Memory Care program, nursing assistants, home health services, respite care. By Ridge Care. Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living by Ridge Care

Carolina Village Inc.

60 units in Hendersonville NC - non-profit continuing care retirement community since 1974 - apartments and cottages in wooded setting with lake - many activities and field trips - one-time entrance fee and monthly fee Carolina Village Inc in Hendersonville

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