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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC is a beautiful community. If you’re looking for assisted living for a senior in your family, our network includes 50 facilities where Dad and Mom can be safe and comfortable. You may have lots of questions about assisted living. How are you going to pay for it? What should you look for? How do you know when it’s time to find an assisted living facility?

A Place for Mom is here to help you get information about assisted living in Asheville. We are a free senior care referral service that will help you narrow down your choices based on location, level of care, amenities and price. Our advisors can help you find answers for your questions and set up tours to give you more time focusing on your family’s needs.

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Senior housing types near Asheville, NC

  • Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

    Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

    41 Cobblers Way, Asheville, NC 28804
    (11)
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    Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, The Crossings at Reynolds Mountain has 172 units, with 90 Independent Living apartments, 58 Assisted Living apartments and 24 Secured Assisted apartments. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well...

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  • Brookdale Asheville Overlook

    Brookdale Asheville Overlook

    308 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    (16)
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    A Nature Lover’s Dream Tucked amidst the natural beauty of Asheville, North Carolina, it’s no surprise the new neighbors at your assisted living community are eager to adventure in the great outdoors.  You’ll feel right at home as you soak up the sunshine and scenic views on the expansive...

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  • Arbor Terrace of Asheville

    Arbor Terrace of Asheville

    3199 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    (3)
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    Arbor Terrace of Asheville provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Asheville, North Carolina area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized...

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  • Mars Hill Retirement

    Mars Hill Retirement

    170 South Main St, Mars Hill, NC 28754
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Mars Hill Retirement Community is a special place! With 56 apartments, our community sets a higher standard for spacious Assisted Living. Apartments range from Studios to Two Bedrooms. Our goal has been to be as residential oriented as possible as an Assisted Living Community. The community will be...

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  • Cherry Springs Village

    Cherry Springs Village

    358 Clear Creek Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cherry Springs Village is an assisted living community located in Hendersonville, NC. Hendersonville is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is the perfect mountain getaway. Cherry Springs Village combines the comforts of home with security of knowing there's always a helping hand. It's a cozy,...

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  • Carolina Reserve of Hendersonville

    Carolina Reserve of Hendersonville

    1820 Pisgah Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Why opt for nursing home care when your needs can be met at our beautiful assisted living community in Western North Carolina? At Carolina Reserve, we accept a higher level of care than most realize – and our residents age in place without the need to move to a skilled nursing facility in the...

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  • LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

    LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

    1064 West Mills St., Columbus, NC 28722
    (8)
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    Experience lodge-like living while soaking up gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at LaurelHurst. From thoughtfully designed one- and two-bedroom floor plans to the world-class services and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of...

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  • Cedar Mountain House

    Cedar Mountain House

    11 Sherwood Ridge Dr, Brevard, NC 28712
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cedar Mountain House is an assisted living community located just outside of downtown Brevard, NC. Cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Brevard is a cozy town filled with tremendous cultural & natural opportunities. Cedar Mountain House is tucked away from the hustle & bustle of in town living &...

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  • Brookdale Forest City

    Brookdale Forest City

    493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, NC 28043
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Quality Care You Can Count On You deserve quality care you can count on, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your freedom to have it. Here at our beautiful assisted living and memory care community, you can enjoy custom care plans, a fun-filled community calendar and a warm and welcoming environment...

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  • Brookdale Greeneville

    Brookdale Greeneville

    155 Serral Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Life Worth Living No one should force you to choose between quality care and independence, especially when you can savor both here at our assisted living and memory care community. As soon as you walk through the front doors, you will notice there’s something different about this place. Maybe it’s...

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  • The Hermitage

    The Hermitage

    185 Brickfarm Rd, Sylva, NC 28779
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Whether for you or a loved one, The Hermitage offers a caring atmosphere, an active community, and a comfortable, secure lifestyle for our residents. Here at The Hermitage, each member of our community enjoys the opportunity to 'live life their way'. Our valued residents enjoy

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  • Spring Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Spring Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

    925 N. Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Spring Park is an Atlas Senior Living Community with a separate secure memory care wing. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally stimulating. We encourage our residents to celebrate the joys of life every...

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  • Wellington Manor Assisted Living

    Wellington Manor Assisted Living

    375 Hedrick Dr, Newport, TN 37821
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Wellington Manor Assisted Living is an exceptional memory care and assisted living community in Newport Tennessee. Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee on the Pigeon River, Newport is a vibrant city with stunning scenic views, a historic downtown area and an abundance of opportunities for...

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  • Manning Place

    Manning Place

    10 Companion Court, Greer, SC 29651
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Manning Place, our senior living community, you'll find a smaller, homelike community and a compassionate, caring staff. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination...

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  • Ashlan Village

    Ashlan Village

    415 Brenda Way, Lyman, SC 29365
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Ashlan Village is a continuing care community, where your choices matter. Through community services and programs, Ashlan Village provides for the social, spiritual, nutritional, residential, wellness and health care needs of older people at reasonable cost. We have a variety of spacious floor plans...

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  • Thrive at Greer

    Thrive at Greer

    715 S Buncombe Rd, Greer, SC 29650
    (28)
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    At Thrive at Greer, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking available at...

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  • Brookdale Brushy Creek

    Brookdale Brushy Creek

    2010 Brushy Creek Road, Greer, SC 29650
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live Your Adventure Here in Greer, South Carolina, we’re more than assisted living community. We’re a family.  It won’t take you long to understand what we mean.  From the moment you walk through the front door, you’ll feel the warmth of our kind and compassionate care team and see the deep and...

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  • Pendleton Manor

    Pendleton Manor

    414 Summit Dr, Greenville, SC 29609
    (32)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Pendleton Manor is located in the downtown area of Greenville, SC and is owned and operated by Schonberg and Associates.  It is the oldest, most established Assisted Living in Greenville.  Along with the 35 bed assisted living, Pendleton Manor also has a 30 bed secured memory care unit for...

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  • Brookdale Johnson City

    Brookdale Johnson City

    2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Home Comfort, Community Convenience Whether are you just beginning to look for a community or you’ve already visited several, we think you will find that our charming assisted living and memory care community in Johnson City, Tennessee stands out from the rest. As soon as you set foot through the...

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  • The Willows of Easley

    The Willows of Easley

    105 Willow Place, Easley, SC 29640
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Willows of Easley is more than a place to call home—it's a way of life. Find fulfillment and enjoyment in a vibrant, welcoming community with exceptional care and support. Enjoy a book in the lounge, relax on the patio or visit local attractions. Everything you need is right here. If you’re...

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  • The Legacy at Hawthorne Park

    The Legacy at Hawthorne Park

    20 Hawthorne Park Court, Greenville, SC 29615
    (34)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Rich and Full Life Are you ready to exchange the mundane tasks of everyday life for a senior living experience rich in genuine friendships, quality care and freedom to do more of the things you love? If that sounds like an absolute yes, look no further than our assisted living community, The...

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  • Brookdale Cleveland Park

    Brookdale Cleveland Park

    12 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Wonderful Retirement Tucked away in the heart of historic Greenville, our assisted living and memory care community often feels more like a family reunion than a traditional senior living experience. This is the place where you can enjoy everything you need for a wonderful retirement. From a...

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  • Windsor House Greenville

    Windsor House Greenville

    1931 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Windsor House Greenville is a 50-bed community conveniently located on Pelham Road on Greenville's eastside. We are 1.5 miles from I-85 and 2.5 miles from Haywood Mall/Road. The facility is 9 years old, single story, and beautiful inside and out. The brick Georgian architecture with large white...

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  • Oakleaf Village of Greenville

    Oakleaf Village of Greenville

    1560 Thornblade Blvd, Greer, SC 29650
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Picture Yourself living the lifestyle you've earned.......... Whether you'd just like a little assistance or need more comprehensive attention, we have a program for you. Life at Oakleaf Village offers all of the comforts of home without the challenges, problems and responsibilities of home...

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  • Greenville Place

    Greenville Place

    2006 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615
    (46)
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    Live the high life in Greenville Place, where thoughtfully designed floor plans and myriad recreational and social opportunities await. Residents will feel the Southern charm of our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Greenville, South Carolina, with wrap-around porches and plenty of...

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  • Brookdale Greenville

    Brookdale Greenville

    1306 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Home Sweet Home Serving seniors in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation, our community provides you with a warm and welcoming environment where you can experience newfound freedom and independence. We handle all the cooking, cleaning and household chores so you can do...

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  • The Courtyards at Johnson City - The Gardens

    The Courtyards at Johnson City - The Gardens

    2105 E Lakeview Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601
    (5)
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    The Courtyards at Johnson City Lakeview 1 offer senior living at its very best. Located in picturesque Johnson City Tennessee, The Courtyards is a great place to call home when your loved one can no longer live on his or her own. You can rest assured that your loved one is well cared for in either a...

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  • Franklin House

    Franklin House

    186 One Center Court, Franklin, NC 28734
    (1)
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    Whether for you or a loved one, Franklin House offers a caring atmosphere, an active community, and a comfortable, secure lifestyle for our residents. Here at Franklin House, each member of our community enjoys the opportunity to 'live life their way'. Our valued residents enjoy assistance when...

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  • Elmcroft of Johnson City

    Elmcroft of Johnson City

    406 E Mountain View Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elmcroft of Johnson City is a peaceful and intimate memory care and assisted living community in one of Tennessee’s top ten best places to live. We provide senior residents the independence they desire and the professional assisted living care that makes a difference – including for those with...

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  • The Heritage of Sugar Mountain

    The Heritage of Sugar Mountain

    264 Sugar Mtn. #2 Road, Newland, NC 28657
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Heritage of Sugar Mountain is an assisted living community situated in the beautiful mountains of Newland, North Carolina. Not only do we provide our residents with a warm, caring environment, but we also have spectacular views of Sugar Mountain. Our safe, caring and nurturing environment is a...

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  • Brookdale Easley Assisted Living

    Brookdale Easley Assisted Living

    125 Zion School Road, Easley, SC 29642
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Easley is an assisted living community in Easley, South Carolina, partially in the counties of Pitkins and Anderson. Our premiere community offers assistance with activities of daily living in a home-like environment within the peaceful and spirited city of Easley. Easley boasts Southern...

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  • Brookdale Easley

    Brookdale Easley

    706 Pelzer Highway, Easley, SC 29642
    (32)
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    Embrace Freedom If you want to exchange the burdens of everyday life for a retirement rich in meaning and purpose, look no further. Our 46-acre campus is located just 15 minutes from downtown Easley, a quaint town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with historic sites, specialty shops and...

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  • Oakview Park

    Oakview Park

    110 Hood Rd, Greenville, SC 29611
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Oakview Park Senior Living Find your place with us! Oakview Park is Powdersville's newest senior living community, offering Assisted Living and Memory Care. It is our goal to enhance the quality of life of our resident members by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and...

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  • Brookdale Southpointe Drive

    Brookdale Southpointe Drive

    23 Southpointe Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
    (31)
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    Brookdale Southpointe Drive is an assisted living community in Greenville, South Carolina. Our community offers personalized care services in a home-like community just minutes from downtown Greenville. Our community is ideally located near Interstate I-85 and 385, offering convenient access to...

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  • The Waterford at Dillon Pointe

    The Waterford at Dillon Pointe

    104 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live in the hub of local activity while enjoying the intimacy of The Waterford at Dillon Pointe. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Spartanburg, SC, offers personalized services and thoughtful amenities that generate excitement and pride among residents and their guests. The caring and...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

    Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

    1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (85)
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    Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn, an award-winning full-service luxury senior apartment community located in beautiful Spartanburg, SC. Our senior apartments and well-landscaped neighborhood offer luxurious care, peace of mind, and maximum comfort tailored to the needs of each resident. We...

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  • Brookdale Sevierville

    Brookdale Sevierville

    1020 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Something for Everyone With custom care plans, beautiful accommodations, a fun-filled events calendar and a care team on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make sure your every need is met, our assisted living and memory care community gives you all the freedom and independence you crave....

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  • Dominion Senior Living of Sevierville

    Dominion Senior Living of Sevierville

    1102 Medical Park Court, Sevierville, TN 37862
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When in-home care isn't enough, choosing the right care for your loved one is important. Dominion Senior Living of Sevierville focuses on caring for the individual with programs that can be tailored specifically to your loved one's needs. We are committed to providing a secure environment that...

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  • Harmony at Five Forks

    Harmony at Five Forks

    345 Five Forks Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Situated in Simpsonville, South Carolina, Harmony at Five Forks has 176 units, with 100 Independent Living apartments, 48 Assisted Living apartments and 28 Memory Care apartments. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well landscaped campus. The community is...

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  • Mountainbrook Assisted Living LLC

    Mountainbrook Assisted Living LLC

    700 Markhill Dr, Sevierville, TN 37862
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    MountainBrook Village is a retirement community nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Featuring all ground level apartments, we are located on 14 acres along the west prong of the Little Pigeon River. We have an active community of independent residents with a full activity calendar that...

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  • The Inverness at Spartanburg

    The Inverness at Spartanburg

    2720 Country Club Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302
    (5)
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    Welcome to The Inverness at Spartanburg, where our goal is to give you more time to pursue those activities you love. We are conveniently located in the beautiful rural area of Spartanburg, SC. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed and the ambience embraces the uniqueness of the local culture. The...

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  • Dewitt Place

    Dewitt Place

    2131 Walters Drive, Morristown, TN 37814
    (4)
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    Built on a hilltop with the Great Smokey Mountains, Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake as a scenic backdrop, Dewitt Place is the perfect choice for you or your loved one who appreciates both the small-town hospitality and the beauty our area is known for. Minutes from historic downtown Morristown, our...

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  • Brookdale Colonial Heights

    Brookdale Colonial Heights

    400 Professional Park Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Do you want to redefine what it means to be independent? When you move into our assisted living and memory care community in Kingsport, Tennessee, you can experience just that. Because we take care of all the cooking, cleaning, laundry and other household chores, you suddenly get a whole lot of...

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  • Brookdale Rock Springs

    Brookdale Rock Springs

    640 Rock Springs Road, Kingsport, TN 37664
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Embrace the Golden Years You should never have to settle for a dull and drab retirement when you can have a senior living experience rich in adventure and excitement here at our assisted living community in Kingsport, Tennessee. Our warm and welcoming community gives you the opportunity to embrace...

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  • Cleveland House

    Cleveland House

    950 Hardin Dr, Shelby, NC 28150
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Whether for you or a loved one, Cleveland House offers a caring atmosphere, an active community, and a comfortable, secure lifestyle for our residents. At Cleveland House, each member of our community enjoys the opportunity to 'live life their way'. Our valued residents enjoy assistance when...

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  • Gregory's Community Care

    Gregory's Community Care

    2413 Fork Shoals Road, Piedmont, SC 29673
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Make your home at Gregory's Community Care where innovative care and services are based on traditional values and the changing needs of each individual. Gregory's Community Care offers assisted living to older and disable adults who want to maintain their independence while receiving the services...

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  • Brookdale Lenoir

    Brookdale Lenoir

    1145 Powell Road Northeast, Lenoir, NC 28645
    (6)
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    Magnificent Care in the Blue Ridge Mountains Tucked into a quiet corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a community where you can trade the hassles and chores that come along with life at home for a resort-style life full of interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with. We are a...

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  • Brookdale Shelby

    Brookdale Shelby

    1425 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150
    (3)
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    Quality Care You Can Count On If you’re ready to move into an exceptionally warm and welcoming assisted living community in Shelby, North Carolina where you can enjoy spacious and comfortable accommodations, wonderful company and personalized care plans that provide you with quality care you can...

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  • Brookdale Central

    Brookdale Central

    131 Vickery Drive, Central, SC 29630
    (9)
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    The Good Life Come and experience what a life of redefined independence looks like here at our assisted living community in Central, South Carolina. For starters, we handle all the cooking, cleaning, laundry and yard work so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Yes, you read that...

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  • Darby House

    Darby House

    249 E Broadway Blvd, Jefferson City, TN 37760
    (5)
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    Darby House is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee - a lovely community centered around the scenic campus of Carson-Newman College. Situated near the center of town with its shopping malls, supermarkets, churches and its access to Carson-Newman Campus; Darby House is especially convenient for those...

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Assisted Living in Asheville, NC

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities are part of the long-term care services designed for modern seniors. Assisted living services can be provided in independent facilities or integrated with skilled nursing homes. Seniors who choose assisted living centers may need some assistance with daily care, such as bathing or dressing, but who still want to live independently as much as possible. Residents can choose the care services that they want to receive. Assisted living communities maximize a person’s autonomy and privacy but still offer safety and choice.

What Is Senior Living Like in Asheville, NC?

Asheville, NC has a focus on sustainability and a green economy. The city is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its residents by 80% by 2030. Healthcare facilities are not exempt from environmental stewardship. Residents of assisted living will find all the amenities of a large city while enjoying the southern charm of a smaller community. Asheville has a strong music presence with seasonal festivals and evening performances.

North Carolina exempts Social Security retirement benefits from income taxes. Sales taxes are moderate, stretching retirement income farther than some other states.

What Services Are Available?

Services and activities provided by assisted living facilities vary based on location. The amenities that are included often depend on the needs of the residents. The basic amenities you can expect to find are private apartments or rooms, complimentary transportation, personal care services and meals. Communities provide services to promote a high quality of life for the residents. You may find luxury or wellness services, such as:

  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Medication management or assistance
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Beautician
  • Social services
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Spiritual activities
  • Personal care services
  • Coordination of care with outside health providers
Assisted living communities provide 24-hour supervision for residents but not the skilled nursing care found in a nursing home or hospital. Think of assisted living as a bridge between living independently at home and moving into a nursing home.

What Are the Signs It's Time for Assisted Living?

Many families face difficult decisions when parents need caregiving. It’s very hard to admit that your parents can’t take care of themselves. How can you recognize when it’s time to look for additional care? Here are a few signs that indicate your loved one may not be able to live on his or her own.

Increased Needs: Families have to ask whether their elderly loved one can take care of activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, going to the bathroom or controlling their bowels. If a senior can take care of these activities, it’s more likely they can live independently. However, as a person ages and develops chronic health issues, his or her care needs will increase. Arthritis can make it difficult to get dressed. Some seniors experience incontinence. If you’re seeing increased medical emergencies, such as falls, then it might be time to look for a different living situation.

Monetary Issues: Dealing with finances is an instrumental aspect of independent living. Aging seniors may find it more difficult to manage their financial responsibilities. Seniors are more susceptible to scams, whether by strangers or their own family members. Having problems paying bills or handling taxes could indicate that your loved one needs additional help.

Caregiver Stress: Caregivers of seniors often fail to take care of themselves. When caregivers get stressed, it puts the senior at risk. If you’re having a hard time managing your own life’s activities as well as your parent’s healthcare, finances and daily needs, consider assisted living to give you a break. When you’re stressed, it’s easy to miss signs that your parent is getting sicker or to forget appointments or medication. Preserve your relationship by getting help.

Messy Living Space: Arthritis can make it difficult to vacuum or load the dishwasher. When chores go undone, it can lead to an untidy living space. It could mean that your loved one isn’t able to live alone any longer. Look in the fridge for indications that your mom or dad isn’t able to cook or isn’t eating healthy meals. Is food past its expiration date? Are there are leftovers from restaurants? Is your loved one eating the same types of food.

Isolation: When seniors lose the ability to drive, it can prohibit them from getting out and seeing their friends. Some seniors find ways to overcome isolation, while others struggle with it. Isolation can lead to depression and anxiety. Even if your loved one drives and has ways to get out, if he or she is dealing with isolation, it could indicate they need additional care. Isolation is directly related to the health of a senior. The more friends and family a person interacts with, the more healthy he or she will be.

Poor Hygiene: The inability to take care of grooming and bathing habits is a big sign that seniors need more care. It might simply be a lack of motivation, but it could also be a serious medical problem that needs to be addressed. Bad odors could mean your dad isn’t doing laundry or that your mom isn’t bathing. Poor hygiene, such as losing teeth or unkempt hair, could also be signs that your loved one isn’t able to perform certain tasks any longer.

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

The first step is narrowing the search to a few facilities that you believe will fit your loved one. Once you have a short list, make plans to tour each facility. You should include your loved one who will be moving in, if health permits. If you have siblings, you may want to invite them. It’s a good idea to bring someone with you to help you ask questions and check out the place.

Try to plan a tour to get a meal at the facility, which can tell you a lot about the cooking and atmosphere. Ask if you can talk to residents or staff about their experiences. A tour is one of the best ways to really create a solid impression and find out if your loved one will be comfortable.

Make sure to see the entire facility, indoors and out. Look for safety conditions. Are there handrails along the walls to give seniors added security? Are the floors well maintained and sturdy? Have the rooms been adapted for seniors who may not be able to reach up high into cupboards? Are the doors and hallways wide enough for wheelchairs?

One of our Senior Living Advisors can help you schedule tours of any facility that you’d like to visit.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Asheville, NC?

Assisted living costs include room and board, meals and daily assistance. Some facilities include activities as part of the costs. The average monthly cost for assisted living in North Carolina is $3,562.

How Can We Afford Assisted Living?

The cost of assisted living is often a big concern for families. Medicare does not cover long-term care expenses. Residents and families are responsible for the cost of assisted living. Consider that assisted living care does cover most of the basic costs, utilities, maintenance, lawn care, meals and more. Here are four sources that many families use to pay for the facility:

  1. Personal income and savings - Retirement income, social security and other investment income can be put toward the living costs at an assisted living facility. Some families supplement what the senior can pay by asking relatives to contribute.
  2. Veterans benefits - If your elderly loved one served in the military or is a spouse of a retired veteran, you may have access to veteran benefits. The amount varies based on service, but it could cover some of the cost. For more information, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  3. Home equity or reverse mortgage - You may pay for some of the costs of assisted living by selling your loved one’s home. You’ll want to put the money in a saving account to cover the expenses each month. Another option could be a reverse mortgage.
  4. Insurance policies - Many seniors have an insurance policy that can be cashed in for a sum of money. Ask your agent about cashing out the policy or living benefits. The rules are different for each company and the type of policy. If the company itself won’t work with you, you may turn to a third-party company that offers “senior settlement.”
Medicaid, not Medicare, can be an option for seniors with few assets and who are low income. Medicaid doesn’t have to pay for assisted living, it depends on the rules within your state. If you do want to get Medicaid for your loved one, expect a complex application process that looks back at financial transactions for five years. Don’t try to hide resources or assets from Medicaid, because it could prevent your loved one from receiving benefits.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Asheville, NC

North Carolina’s regulatory agencies provide exceptional information regarding assisted living communities. The database is accessible and gives inspection scores from year to year. The system is very transparent, offering historical information dating back to 2006 or earlier. Visit the North Carolina Adult Care Licensure page to access records and learn more about the community.

How Do I Find the Right Assisted Living Facility?

When you’re searching for assisted living facilities, consider your loved one’s needs and personality. You may get excited about the golf course, but if your loved one isn’t playing golf due to health issues, it might be a moot point. Think about your mom and dad’s health and needs today and in the future. Finding the right place means looking at which facility fits their lifestyle.

How Do I Make the Right Choice?

When you’re trying to choose the right place for your loved ones, it can seem challenging. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you navigate the process by guiding you to the communities that fit your family’s needs. Contact one of our Advisors today for a free consultation.