If you're looking at Winston-Salem assisted living facilities for yourself or a loved one, you've found a great resource. Our database has dozens of senior care options to choose from. We'll provide contact info, resident reviews and a facility location map. Plus, we've compiled financial and informational tools on the area that will help you in your search.

The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (NC DHSR) is in charge of licensing and regulating assisted living facilities in Winston-Salem. There are three main classifications of assisted living in the state.

  • Family Care Homes (two to six beds)
  • Adult Care Homes (seven or more beds)
  • Assisted Living Facilities called multi-unit housing with services.

The state also rates each home based on inspections and complaints. The ratings are based on a one to four star system. For example, based on their last two inspections, Somerset Court (listed below) has a four-star average rating. You can find inspection reports, ratings, and violation reports for Winston-Salem facilities by going to the NC DHSR site.

If you already live in Winston-Salem, you know it's relatively affordable. According to the Bureau of Labor Statisitics, the city's overall cost of living is 10% below the national average. A private, one-bedroom in a Winston-Salem assisted living facility averages $3,200 a month, according to a recent Genworth Financial survey on long-term care. A private room in a nursing home averages $220 a day--a semi-private averages $200.

Winston-Salem's Forsyth County offers a great resource for seniors with their "I Participate" program. Here you'll find programs, classes, and information on area health and wellness opportunities for those 50 and older. For example, under "Brain Fitness", you'll find this class: "Early Memory Loss Program- A Proactive Approach to Early Memory Loss Stimulating and Supportive atmosphere for physical, social and educational exercises and activities aimed at memory enhancement."

Another useful website for seniors is Senior Services of Winston-Salem. You'll find information on senior services, links to other sites, and support group information.

Now that you have a little more information, start your search for assisted living facilities in the Winston-Salem area. If you need additional information, fill out the information section at the top and someone from assistedseniorliving.net will get back to you.