Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Residential Care Homes. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 272 Care Homes in Durham and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
3217 Dearborn Dr, Durham, NC 27704
Optimal Living Center is a lovely residential care home located in Durham, NC in Durham, Wake and Orange counties. The downtown area includes a performing arts center, a boutique hotel and a 26-story city center tower. The city hosts a multitude of cultural events including jazz and blues...
3812 Booker Avenue, Durham, NC 27713
Eden Spring Living Center is a senior care home that's located in Durham, Wake, and Orange counties, Durham, NC. Attentive staff at the residence assist seniors in a group home setting. The city is renowned for being home to Duke University and North Carolina Central University. Previous citizens...
3676 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Ramsgate FCH is a residential care home located in the beautiful city of Durham, North Carolina. The metropolitan community is known for rich history and humid subtropical climate for agricultural growth with the Eno River passing through the area. Durham is a wonderful place to live with an...
10916 Raven Rock Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614
Elsie's Place Family Care Home is a family owned and operated family care home assisting and caring for up to six residents, with a unique resident to staff ratio of 2 to 1. Located in the north section of Raleigh, North Carolina, Elsie's Place is nestled on a nice scenic wooded three acre lot....
1104 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511
The Avendelle on Maynard assisted living home is located in Cary, NC, a town voted one of America’s top places to live due to its low crime rate, friendliness, and high standard of living. Residents will feel right at home in this cozy location.Our Maynard seniors benefit from a generous amount...
5313 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
North Hills Senior Living is a residential care home located in the beautiful midtown in Raleigh, North Carolina. The scenic area is known for the gorgeous Oak trees that line the streets throughout the city. Raleigh is a wonderful place to live with a charming, inviting atmosphere for friends...
1100 Wellstone Circle, Apex, NC 27502
Avendelle Assisted Living has served the assisted living and senior care community since the opening of our first assisted living home in Raleigh NC in 2005. Our homes are designed to be as warm, inviting, and homelike as possible. We hire professionals who love caring for seniors. We pick our...
5614 Apalachicula Dr., Raleigh, NC 27616
Lynn's Home at Riverside is more than just a place that seniors can be comfortable calling come, it is also a place that family members can feel good about as well. The highly skilled elder care providers at Lynn's Home at Riverside are dedicated to providing high level senior care for their...
2173 Fort Creek Road, Franklinton, NC 27525
Hampton House Family Care Home will meet your assisted living needs with a loving, family-style environment in a country setting in beautiful Franklinton, NC. We specialize in providing you with a unique approach, caring atmosphere and assistance with activities of daily living to help you...
4520 Dilford Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
Located in North Raleigh in the Wyckford subdivision (just off of New Hope Road close to New Bern Avenue), Avendelle at Wyckford is situated in a quiet, upscale neighborhood. Avendelle at Wyckford focuses exclusively on elder care. This beautiful home is convenient to both I-440 and I-540 as...
3604 Neuse Estates Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604
Renaissance Care Home provides compassionate care embodied in our mission statement of Compassionate Adaptable Respectful Care. We have fully embraced Teepa Snow's a Positive Approach to Care. Our homes are safe and cozy. We have a whole-house natural gas powered generator to ensure comfort and...
1038 Stormy Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610
The Manor at Edgewater is an elegant, private senior care home located in the bustling North Carolina state capital of Raleigh in Wake County. The historic city, named the 'City of Oaks,' is known for its gently rolling hills and gorgeous mountain views and is a great location for visiting family...
451 Bendemeer Ln, Rolesville, NC 27571
Avendelle at Carlton Pointe is a residential care home located in the suburban area of Wake County in Rolesville, North Carolina. The small town charm can be viewed simply by visiting the Main Street Park. Rolesville is a great place to live with a warm, friendly, small town atmosphere for family...
1008 Flower Round Court, Raleigh, NC 27610
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Located in North Raleigh in the Waterford Landing subdivision (just off of North Rogers Lane close to New Bern Avenue), The Haven at Waterford Landing is situated in a quiet, upscale, neighborhood. The Haven at Waterford Landing focuses exclusively on care for the elderly. The home is convenient...
Part of central North Carolina’s “Research Triangle,” Durham is more than a college town — the city’s diverse history reverberates throughout its many museums, parks, and revitalized shopping districts.
In Durham, residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.
The median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about $2,500 in the Durham area and around $5,000 in the state of North Carolina. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.
The total household expenses associated with living in Durham are rated 12 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.
All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.
Income and Housing
The top hospitals that service Durham include:
Durham has a humid subtropical climate, meaning the city has four distinct seasons. Summers tend to be hot and humid, and thunderstorms are common. During winter, temperatures are usually cool but not extremely cold, and abundant snowfall is rare. Durham’s average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 73%.
This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.
Race & Ethnicity
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
2016 Presidential Election Results for Durham County
Part of central North Carolina’s “Research Triangle,” Durham stays vibrant thanks to the two major universities that influence much of the city’s modern culture and economy. But this is more than a college town — Durham’s role in the early civil rights movement, along with its roots in the tobacco industry, are reflected throughout the city’s museums, parks, and sports teams.
The American Tobacco Historic, a former tobacco factory complex converted into restaurants and event venues, helps anchor the city’s revitalized downtown area, along with the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park for baseball. Only a few blocks away, the dining spots and boutique shops in the repurposed tobacco warehouses of Brightleaf Square are a go-to destination for both locals and tourists. Other downtown highlights are the Museum of Durham History — where you can learn about the Hayti neighborhood and other examples of African American prosperity in Durham — and the Carolina Theatre, which hosts concerts and film festivals throughout the year. The area around the campus of Duke University, a couple miles west of downtown, includes the Nasher Museum of Art and the gorgeous Sarah P. Duke Gardens, a 55-acre park with walking paths weaving throughout manicured lawns, pristine flower beds, wooded areas, and a large koi pond.
If you’re looking for outdoor excursions and activities, you’ll have plenty of options around Durham. Eno River State Park features hiking trails, campgrounds, and opportunities for fishing and canoeing. West Point on the Eno is a riverside park with trails and an amphitheater, as well as a historical center with well-preserved structures like an 1800s mill and farm house now open to the public. Running more than 20 miles along an abandoned railroad track through the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, the American Tobacco Trail provides a paved trail open to walkers, cyclists, rollerbladers, and wheelchair users. The Museum of Life and Science, with interactive exhibits both inside and outside, attracts curious visitors of all ages.
Transportation in Durham is available via the city’s public transit system GoDurham, which provides bus routes with stops throughout the city. GoDurham offers free service for seniors along with ACCESS, a paratransit program for accessible, door-to-door transportation. GoTriangle is the public transportation service for the Research Triangle region encompassing Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Cary. Operated by Amtrak, the Carolinean is a commuter train running between Charlotte and New York with a stop in downtown Durham.