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North Carolina continues to get high ratings as a great place to live, which also makes it a great place to retire. It is also an excellent area for assisted living care and other types of care. North Carolina has just over 1 million senior citizens or about 12% of the state's population. We were able to find 129 different assisted living facilities in North Carolina. We were also able to find 429 nursing homes including both non-profit and for-profit facilities. In addition to a great selection of facilities, North Carolina offers a great standard of living at a reasonable price. North Carolina has is all with cultural events, festivals, and outdoor recreational areas. Some of the smaller college towns are in high demand for retirement. Living near a college campus keeps retired life interesting and exciting.North Carolina Independent And Assisted Living This site was developed to compile the most complete list of assisted living, independent living and special care facilities, including nursing homes and memory care centers. Regardless of your health level, North Carolina has an abundance of top-rated assisted living and senior facilities. Just click on the city link on this page to find local assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other senior services. If you are planning for future events, then you may want to find all levels of care. In the case of a major event like a stroke, it is better to know where you will live than to make a last minute decision. This site includes reviews of facilities so you can get a flavor of each facility before you go on a tour.

North Carolina Assisted Living Facility Over Sight

North Carolina assisted living facilities are inspected by Department of Social Services for each county. Full assessments are done annually and facilities are monitored on a quarterly basis. To check the status of an assisted living facility including copies of inspection report and to check complaints, call the adult care Licensure Section of the Department of Social Services at 919-855-3765. To file a complaint, call the Complaint Intake Unit at 919-733-8499. You may also contact your North Carolina Ombudsman to get assistance with problems at an assisted living facility. You may contact:

Sharon Wilder State, Long Term Care Ombudsman
NC Division of Aging & Adult Services
2101 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2101
Phone: (919)733-8395, ext. 227 Fax: (919)715-0868

This site was designed to be used in conjunction with these valuable local government resources.

This directory includes 2466 assisted living options for North Carolina. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.

Nursing Homes
Here are the direct links to Asheville Nursing Homes, Boone Nursing Homes, Charlotte Nursing Homes, Fayetteville Nursing Homes, Greensboro Nursing Homes, Greenville Nursing Homes, Hickory Nursing Homes, Raleigh Nursing Homes, Rocky Mount Nursing Homes, Wilmington Nursing Homes, Winston Salem Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.

North Carolina Assisted Living Facility Selection

The selection of assisted living facilities in North Carolina is much greater in the more metropolitan areas. Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Greenville, and Ashville all have a much greater selection of assisted living facilities and the more remote areas of Wilmington, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Boone, Asheville, Hickory and Forest City. The larger metropolitan areas frequently have a larger facilities that offer a wide range of amenities both inside the facilities and in the surrounding neighborhood. Smaller facilities may offer a more personalized service. Of course, the most important factor when selecting assisted living facility is the safety of the resident. Use the government links below to check on the safety inspections and to get other key information in choosing an assisted living facility.