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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Durham, NC

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Photo of Carolina Reserve of DurhamCommunity card badge
1010 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.3
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43 reviews
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I have a warm, spacious and comfortable room. The staff is patient, helpful, alert and sincere. I feel safe in my environment and well cared for. There is a significant amount of activities geared...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
A new home but in old fashioned comfort. Carolina Reserve of Durham is an assisted living community that nurtures independence through the provision of 24 hour assistance to our residents including medication administration, 3 meals per day and snacks daily, personal laundry, exercise program,...
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Photo of Brookdale Durham
88 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
8.6
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66 reviews
8.6
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66 reviews
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3 star
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They are all very friendly and nice. They are sweet to the residents. The cost for the value was better than the others. The facility is kept up very well and is a pleasant place to visit.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At our exclusive senior living community in Durham, N.C., which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, you can be your best possible self in an environment of luxury, beauty and sophistication. As an assisted living resident, you can stay independent and active while receiving...
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Photo of Atria Southpoint Walk
1111 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
8.6
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44 reviews
8.6
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44 reviews
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The staff is very attentive to both residents and families. From my moms perspective, the food is a 3, but I do know they try!
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Atria Southpoint Walk encourages active older adults to spend their time as they wish, knowing everything from housekeeping to cooking and even transportation is handled for them. Our convenient location a short distance from shopping, restaurants, universities and parks, combined with a robust...
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11 Photo available
22 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
8.5
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24 reviews
8.5
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24 reviews
5 star
45%
4 star
13%
3 star
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2 star
8%
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I would recommend to others. Overall, we are happy with the experience our mother is having, given her condition. The work of managing the memory care facility has got to be difficult and I appreciate them...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We're here to encourage an engaged senior lifestyle in a caring, supportive environment. You'll find dedicated services and comfortable amenities all with an at-home feel. OUR RESIDENTS LIVE worry-free surrounded by good friends and exceptional service. EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ADDISON OF DURHAM SAYS...
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11 Photo available
22 Floor plans available
9.8
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44 reviews
9.8
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44 reviews
5 star
65%
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This community is the hidden gem of Orange County. They have a very attentive staff and management team that genuinely listens and cares to what there residents and families have to say even if it is a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At our senior living community in Chapel Hill, N.C., which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, you can be your best possible self. As an assisted living resident, you can stay independent and active while receiving  assistance for bathing, dressing and medications....
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1010 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
7.6
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16 reviews
7.6
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16 reviews
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The Management team seems to have stabilized and improved. There was a ton of turnover at first . There's been a ton of turnover with the chef but my mom just says it's not that good. It's more like cheap...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Enjoy luxurious senior living in our assisted living community, conveniently located near local shopping, dining, banking and medical facilities in a quiet residential neighborhood in Chapel Hill, N.C. You’ll live comfortably and graciously in our spacious, private apartments and charming,...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We are a 120 bed (96 assisted living and 24 special care unit) facility. We specialize in elderly psychiatric care and have multi-disciplinary team that includes a medical director, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language services.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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My loved one was previously a resident at Calyx Living of Durham and his experience at this facility was very good. The facility was clean. The food was not great, but good. The staff was very friendly and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Photo of Livewell At Coker Hills
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Photo of Eno Pointe Assisted Living
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Photo of Brookdale Meadowmont
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

Cost of assisted living in Durham, NC

The average cost of senior living in Durham is $5,914 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Roxboro, NC with an average of $4,472 per month.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Durham, NC vs. nearby cities

Durham, NC
$5,914/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Durham, NC vs. the state and national average

Durham, NC
$5,914/mo
U.S. national average
$4,615/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Durham vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$5,914/mo
$6,555/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Durham, NC by room type

Semi-Private
$5,472/mo
Studio
$7,193/mo
1 Bedroom
$6,635/mo
2 Bedroom
$7,763/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$7,295/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Durham over time

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What families are saying about assisted living in Durham

Recent reviews for assisted living in Durham

The Reserve at Mills Farm in Apex, NC

3.9
We picked this community, because we knew some people there. Also the size was good - things were very accessible. Dining and amenities all in the building. We would recommend to other families. Initial issues with staffing and dining are being addressed but not up to par. Lots of staff and ...
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Brighton Gardens of Raleigh

3.8
Staff is great except for the accounting office. You have to repeatedly email or call to get an answer from them. We picked this community because of the price, location, and size of the rooms.

Carolina Reserve of Durham

5.0
I recently visited a family member that resides here and all I can say is WOW! From the upper management down to housekeeping, you can see they all truly care! I cannot be more pleased to know my family lives here! If I could give higher than 5 stars I would.

Durham review score based on 73 family reviews

7.6
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This proprietary review score is based on 73 reviews of 15 Durham assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Durham review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Durham review score compared against nearby cities

7.6
Durham, NC15 facilities
7.5
Chapel Hill, NC19 facilities
8.8
Morrisville, NC24 facilities

Review subcategories for Durham assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 73 reviews of 15 Durham assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Durham resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Durham, NC averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.6
4.5
Friendliness
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4.6
Care services
3.9
4.2
Staff
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4.5
Meals & dining
3.9
4.1
Activities
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Research services for seniors in Durham, NC

In Durham, North Carolina, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Durham, North Carolina, is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Durham include GoDurham, which provides a variety of services. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Durham has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

Durham offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including North Carolina Specialty Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.

Durham, North Carolina, is known for its bustling and creative culinary scene. Enjoy local food and drinks, explore the Nasher Museum of Art, watch a performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and immerse yourself in the American Tobacco Campus, which provides a mix of restaurants, recreational sports, nature, and entertainment. Nature-loving seniors can stay active by strolling through Sarah P. Duke Gardens or Hollow Rock Nature Park.

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Brookdale Meadowmont, Sunrise of Cary and Carolina Reserve of Durham are the top-rated assisted living facilities near Durham, North Carolina. See full list of communities.

There are 15 assisted living facilities near Durham, North Carolina. See the full list.

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