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  • Forest Ridge

    Forest Ridge

    151 Village Park Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694
    (3)
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    Forest Ridge is an assisted living community for people suffering from dementia in West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina. The picturesque home is at the foot of Mount Jefferson and provides the best views of the awesome physical features in Ashe County. The center is conveniently located close...

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  • Deerfield Ridge

    Deerfield Ridge

    287 Bamboo Rd, Boone, NC 28607
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    Situated in the hills of Boone, North Caroline, lies our beautiful home, Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living. Our senior living facility is only two miles from Watauga Medical Center and many primary care physicians. Your loved ones can enjoy exquisite mountain views while living stress free in our home...

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  • The Heritage of Sugar Mountain

    The Heritage of Sugar Mountain

    264 Sugar Mtn. #2 Road, Newland, NC 28657
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    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 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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  • Dominion Senior Living Bristol

    Dominion Senior Living Bristol

    425 Shelby Lane, Bristol, TN 37620
    (7)
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    Dominion Senior Living is an assisted living community located in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee conveniently off Volunteer Parkway and is easily accessible to counties in Tennessee and North Carolina, alike. Though we are simple to locate, our campus maintains the feel of being nestled away...

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  • Brockford Inn Assisted Living

    Brockford Inn Assisted Living

    56 N Highland Ave, Granite Falls, NC 28630
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    Brockford Inn has been providing elder care to our local community for over 40 years. Our staff has an equal amount of experience working with the geriatric population suffering from dementia, mental challenges, and being homeless. We are a family owned company, located in Granite Falls, NC. Our...

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  • Brookdale Bristol

    Brookdale Bristol

    1 Liberty Place, Bristol, VA 24201
    (5)
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    Customized Care Plans Moving into an independent and assisted living community may not be a simple decision, but when you meet our friendly team here in Bristol, Virginia, you may find yourself quickly falling in love with the idea. Nestled on a scenic hill overlooking the city, you can admire...

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  • Elmcroft of Bristol

    Elmcroft of Bristol

    826 Meadowview Rd, Bristol, TN 37620
    (3)
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    Lease by November 30 and lock in your rate! Enjoy no increases to your base rent until 2021.*See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Bristol is located in one of Tennessee’s most charming and naturally beautiful hometowns. Residents enjoy our peaceful setting and friendly memory care and...

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  • Brookdale Falling Creek

    Brookdale Falling Creek

    910 29th Avenue Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Savor the Golden Years When you decide to move into our assisted living community in Hickory, North Carolina, you’re doing more than relocating to a new home. You’re embarking on a brand new adventure riddled with warm and friendly neighbors, a wonderfully diverse activity calendar and personalized...

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  • Brookdale Hickory Northeast

    Brookdale Hickory Northeast

    2530 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601
    (12)
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    A Great Setting for a Great Life You deserve a great backdrop for living a great life, and that’s what we offer our residents. We are a premiere assisted living community in Hickory, North Carolina where you can trade the stress and hassles of life at home for a life lived well. You’ll be surrounded...

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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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  • 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

    Lease by November 30 and lock in your rate! Enjoy no increases to your base rent until 2021.*See our Sales Director for details. 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...

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  • Brookdale Johnson City

    Brookdale Johnson City

    2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604
    (11)
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    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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  • Gardens of Statesville

    Gardens of Statesville

    2147 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC 28625
    (9)
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    June 2019 Annual State Survey by the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation awarded THE GARDENS OF STATESVILLE with a DEFICIENCY FREE SURVEY! As quoted from NC DHSR ACLS website: The goal of inspections is to assess how well the adult care home complies with...

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  • Brookdale Peachtree (AL)

    Brookdale Peachtree (AL)

    2806 Peachtree Road, Statesville, NC 28625
    (17)
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    Exploring a Redefined Independence You deserve the best that senior living has to offer, and it’s time to upgrade. We have just the place. We are an assisted living community in Statesville, North Carolina. As one of the premier assisted living communities in Statesville, we offer premium assisted...

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  • Brookdale East Broad

    Brookdale East Broad

    2441 East Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28625
    (6)
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    Redefined Independence and Country Senior Living Your search for the right senior living solution might just be over. We’re a high-quality assisted living community in Statesville, North Carolina. Located in Iredell County, Statesville is a lovely city with small-town charm, proud to be recognized...

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  • Brookdale Colonial Heights

    Brookdale Colonial Heights

    400 Professional Park Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663
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    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 Kingsport

    Brookdale Kingsport

    2424 North John B Dennis Highway, Kingsport, TN 37660
    (9)
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    An Elevated Lifestyle If you want to wake up each morning knowing the burdens of everyday life are off your plate, then our assisted living community in Kingsport, Tennessee might just be the place for you. Tucked on a hilltop with beautiful views of East Tennessee, this community gives you...

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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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  • Elmcroft of Kingsport

    Elmcroft of Kingsport

    901 Teasel Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lease by November 30 and lock in your rate! Enjoy no increases to your base rent until 2021.*See our Sales Director for details. On a daily basis, residents of Elmcroft of Kingsport experience the natural beauty throughout the foothills of the Smoky and Appalachian Mountains. Spectacular area parks...

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  • Priddy Manor Assisted Living

    Priddy Manor Assisted Living

    1294 Priddy Road, King, NC 27021
    (8)
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    Priddy Manor Assisted Living is located in the city of King, Stokes County, North Carolina. Our beautiful, scenic community is set among the rolling hills of Western Stoke County. King is a lovely, scenic place to call home, and to invite family members to visit. Priddy Manor is committed to the...

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  • Mountain Valley Living Center

    Mountain Valley Living Center

    1135 Taylor Road, Westfield, NC 27053
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    Mountain Valley Living Center a small assisted living, serving a maximum of 26 residents in a quite homelike atmosphere in the outskirts of King NC. Come let us show you our home away from home. When you have to make a decision for assisted care, come see Mountain Valley and their beautiful views...

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  • Atria Lake Norman

    Atria Lake Norman

    140 Carriage Club Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located just west of downtown Mooresville, Atria Lake Norman is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, most with a full...

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  • Summit Place of Mooresville

    Summit Place of Mooresville

    128 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Summit Place we have only 40 residents in our Assisted Living community. Adjacent to our Assisted Living we also have Memory Care right on our campus with only 20 residents in that portion of the community. Our community is small and intimate. This allows us to have more hands on time with our...

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  • Brookdale Reynolda Road

    Brookdale Reynolda Road

    2980 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Residents in our community, located in beautiful Winston-Salem, N.C., get the benefit of living among others who share their interests, hobbies and life experiences while knowing that we’re always there to help take care of their needs 24/7. With a vibrant activity calendar that changes each day,...

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  • The Havens at Princeton

    The Havens at Princeton

    2205 New Hope Road, Princeton, WV 24739
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Havens at Princeton is an assisted living community conveniently located off Old U.S. Highway 19 in Princeton town, West Virginia. The Havens is nestled among pristinely landscaped lawns against a beautiful forested backdrop. Residents can choose from a number of living arrangements which...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Winston-Salem

    Brighton Gardens of Winston-Salem

    2601 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
    (39)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. A separate Special Care Center for residents with Alzheimer's or other memory related disorders...

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  • Forest Heights Senior Living Community

    Forest Heights Senior Living Community

    2500 Polo Ridge Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome Home to Forest Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care of Winston-Salem! This community is devoted to a higher standard of living for seniors who need assisted living or the security and structure of memory care services. We have raised the bar in the assisted living industry by providing...

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  • Heritage Woods

    Heritage Woods

    3812 Forrestgate Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Heritage Woods is a full service rental retirement community in Winston Salem, North Carolina offering monthly rentals for Independent and Assisted Living. Beautifully landscaped on six acres, the community is private and yet accessible to area Hospitals, Hanes Mall, physicians' offices and historic...

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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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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

    7486 Lee Hwy, Radford, VA 24141
    (10)
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    Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford is an excellent community located in a commercial area in Radford, Virginia. Our community is in close proximity to various medical offices and Carilion New River Valley Community hospital. Our main facility accommodates residents who require more attention and...

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  • Brookdale Greeneville

    Brookdale Greeneville

    155 Serral Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745
    (6)
    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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  • Mallard Ridge

    Mallard Ridge

    9420 North NC Highway 150, Clemmons, NC 27012
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Mallard Ridge Assisted Living is a wonderful assisted living community to come home to. We are conveniently located in northern Davidson County of North Carolina and can easily be reached by way of Lexington and Winston-Salem. Our beautiful site offers a calm, serene setting, while also being near a...

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  • Brookdale Salisbury

    Brookdale Salisbury

    2201 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, NC 28147
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Building Your Best Life There is a world of options for senior living, and often they all feel the same. That’s not the case with our community, which offers the best in assisted living for seniors in Salisbury, North Carolina. Our beautiful campus is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping,...

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  • Walnut Ridge

    Walnut Ridge

    411 Windmill St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Placed smack-dab in the tiny community of Walnut Cove in North Carolina, Walnut Ridge Assisted Living, with the appeal of a small town, is the place to be for the elderly who require and want independent living but yet cannot for whatever reason live alone anymore. We offer customized care with our...

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  • Special Touch Living

    Special Touch Living

    514 southland road, Huntersville, NC 28072
    (3)
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    Special Touch Living assisted living home is the alternate choice to nursing home placement. Our Residential assisted living home is perfect for seniors who want to live a stress-free lifestyle while keeping their dignity and independence. We provide assistance to residents who may require 24/7 care...

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  • Best of Care Assisted Living

    Best of Care Assisted Living

    234 Northdale Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081
    (9)
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    Best of Care is an assisted living facility in Kannapolis, NC consisting of 25 beds in private and semi-private rooms with a 6 bed family care home. We strive to meet the needs of our residents through assistance in personal care, health care, and social activities. We provide skilled medical...

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  • Brookdale Shelby

    Brookdale Shelby

    1425 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Angels at Heart Assisted Living

    Angels at Heart Assisted Living

    1114 S Main St, China Grove, NC 28023
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Angels at Heart Assisted Living is committed to providing high quality, residents centered and affordable care to our residents to assist them to lead dignified and independent lives in the comfort and safety of facility. Their individual needs are carefully assessed, understood and met through the...

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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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  • 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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  • Kerner Ridge

    Kerner Ridge

    250 Hopkins Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284
    (16)
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    Providing the best senior care in Kernersville, North Carolina, Kerner Ridge prides itself on advanced quality care, the integrity and fine work ethic of our staff and our recreational activities that ensure that our residents always have something to look forward to. No matter what our particular...

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  • Kestral Ridge Family Care Home

    Kestral Ridge Family Care Home

    9305 Kestral Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269
    (2)
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    This is a beautiful residential home located in the senior section of Highland Creek. The home is located on a private lot, with a wooded backyard. This home has one private room with a bathroom and one semi-private room with a master bathroom. The capacity of the home is three residents. The home...

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  • Brookdale Lexington

    Brookdale Lexington

    161 Young Drive, Lexington, NC 27292
    (4)
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    Our assisted living and memory care community in Lexington, N.C., believes in making life as engaging, enjoyable and seamless as possible. That’s why we offer a continuum of care services so that residents can stay in our community even if their care needs change. We are an active community,...

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  • The Laurels at Highland Creek

    The Laurels at Highland Creek

    6101 Clarke Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Laurels in Highland Creek is an Assisted Living community located in the master-planned community of Highland Creek in Charlotte, North Carolina. Everything we do at The Laurels is designed to assure the well-being of each of our assisted living residents. Located in northern Mecklenburg County...

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  • Summit Place of Kings Mountain

    Summit Place of Kings Mountain

    1001 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Summit Place of Kings Mountain Summit Place of Kings Mountain is an assisted living community located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina of Cleveland County. With its ideal location near many restaurants, shopping centers, public parks, museums and galleries, the city of Kings Mountain offers the...

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  • Shuler Health Care Inc

    Shuler Health Care Inc

    250 Pitts St, Kernersville, NC 27284
    (2)
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    Shuler Health Care Assisted Living offers assisted living in 5 brick, ranch style villas in a cozy cul-de-sac in Kernersville. We prepare 3 meals and 3 snacks daily. We can provide assistance with the Activities of Daily Living, when necessary. Medical transportation is included as well as laundry...

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  • Brookdale Union

    Brookdale Union

    1717 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
    (6)
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    Explore a Redefined Independence Senior living shouldn’t mean a life full of the stress and isolation that often comes from living at home. It shouldn’t be filled with worry about health issues, or whether you’re going to get the help you need each day. Our residents enjoy a premier assisted living...

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  • Brookdale New Hope

    Brookdale New Hope

    1680 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Find a Life of Redefined Independence Remember the senior living lifestyle you used to image? It’s still possible. Our premium assisted living services give you the ability to trade the stress and busyness that comes with life at home for a life spent exploring passions, creative pursuits and social...

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  • Brookdale Robinwood

    Brookdale Robinwood

    1750 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, NC 28054
    (12)
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    It’s time to upgrade your senior living lifestyle. Choose us for your next home sweet home and you’ll enjoy an assisted living community in Gastonia, North Carolina. Ideally situated just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, we are one of the premier senior communities in the region. Our residents enjoy...

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West Jefferson, North Carolina

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer organized social interaction and apartment style housing as well as individual assistance. Assisted living facilities frequently provide supervision of care, aid with the activities of daily life, and assistance with transportation and appointments. In some situations, facilities may offer hospice, "aging in place", or skilled nursing care. In North Carolina, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $66,000 . The state of North Carolina has specific statutes associated with this type of facility.

Demographics and Values

West Jefferson has a population density of 229 people per square mile. Currently, the population of West Jefferson consists of 1,290 people. Racially, the population of West Jefferson is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Native American, 90.1% white, 2.6% mixed race, 0.0% Asian, 4.3% black, 2.9% other or not specified, and 4.9% Hispanic. Out of the total population of West Jefferson, 9.0% are widowed, 25.6% have some form of disability, 24.8% live in poverty, and 14.5% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 19.1% have a college degree, 28.2% have a high-school diploma, and 7.9% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 52.8% are female and 47.2% are male. The median age of West Jefferson is 47 years old. In West Jefferson, 10.1% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military.

Cost of Living

The neighborhood in which a care facility is based could have a significant effect on the price of care. Cost of living is a motivating factor in choosing which destination meets the needs of your family. The rent burden for West Jefferson is around 16.0% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in West Jefferson is about $153,474 and the median cost for rent is around $748 a month.

State Information

An overview of North Carolina

Based on natural beauty, North Carolina ranks 36th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average North Carolina citizen is ranked 18th nation-wide. Additionally, North Carolina is ranked 30th by standards of healthcare. The state of North Carolina has a cost of living index of 94.0 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.6 and a housing index rating of 83.1. There are 123 general hospitals and 236 health centers that provide care for 10,497,679 North Carolina residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Memorial Mission Hospital And Asheville Surgery Ce, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, and The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 39, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 39% of North Carolina residents attend religious services among the 15,737 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-19%, and Historically Black Protestant-12%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In North Carolina there are 635 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 46% of North Carolina residents voted Democrat and 50% voted Republican. The state of North Carolina ranks 20th in the country for diversity.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the winter falls to around 41°F. The average high winter temperature is around 62°F in the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 19°F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53°F during the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 77%. On average, North Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 36.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 45.3 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 9.06 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of North Carolina is around 4.20 inches. While residents of North Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in North Carolina can include hurricanes, floods, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Sassafras, Bitternut Hickory , Dragon's Mouth Orchid, and Winged Elm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Gray And Red Foxes, the Groundhog, the Amberjack, or the Bobcat. The state animal of North Carolina is the The Squirrel.