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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Find the Right Home Care near Durham, NC

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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Durham, NC can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Durham – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Durham to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Durham home hospice care. Personalized home care in Durham can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 50 options for accredited home care in Durham, NC, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like American Village, Croasdaile and Central Park. You may also consider nearby communities such as Burlington, Cary or Dunn.

Home Care Facilities near Durham, NC

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Review ofMagnolia Glen
5.0

I can not say enough amazing things about Magnolia Glen. The staff are so caring and encourage their associates to grow within the company. The residents are the absolute sweetest and the facility is always kept in tip-top shape as far as cleanliness. I have worked at Magnolia Glen for almost 6 years now and don't plan on leaving any time soon. The bonds we form with not only the residents, but with their loved ones are, in my opinion, the best part of the job.

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Review ofMagnolia Glen
5.0

We toured many retirement homes for my father and decided to go with Magnolia Glen due to the peaceful and serene feel of the property as soon as you drive into the community. We did not make an appointment but that staff quickly stopped what they were doing to take time to show us around. All the staff have since been extremely friendly and helpful. My Dad is very happy where he is at Magnolia Glen and enjoys everything the community has to offer.

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Review ofSunrise of North Hills
4.9

We are very pleased with most everything that they have done at this community. I have nothing negative to say about them and they have been great with my loved one. I have not seen any activities at this time but with my loved one being in memory care I am not sure what all is offered.

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Affordable Family Care Services, Inc - Raleigh, NC

114 Wind Chime Court, Raleigh, NC 27615

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Licensed for Hands on Care and Companion Services Fully Insured Licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Services Regulation Covering 14 counties out the Raleigh office: Wake, Alamance, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Vance, Person, Granville, Nash, Johnson, Lee,...... Read more

4.6(54 reviews)

This company has made a tremendous positive impact on my mother’s quality of life. We contemplated a facility, but I’m so thankful we decided to use this company. .

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Options For Senior America - Triad

215 Alamance Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Options For Senior America provides non-medical home care including personal care, sitter and companionship services to all senior adults. We provide hourly care up to 24 hours and LIVE-IN care. Currently servicing Alamance, Guilford, and Forsyth countiesOptions For Senior America has been...... Read more

5.0(20 reviews)

This was my first experience needing a caregiver service. I found a true gem! From my first phone call, I recognized what a wonderful company this is. They have it all: expertise, compassion, efficiency, reliability, excellent listening and communication skills, and I could go on and on. Their caregivers are dependable and handle even difficult situations with outstanding professionalism. Jered and the entire staff not only exceeded my expectations, they provided expert care for the resident while very kindly taking care of me, too, during a very stressful time. I wish I could give them all 10’s! I highly recommend this agency.

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Senior Helpers - Triangle/Durham, NC

5007 Southpark Drive Ste. 200-H, Durham, NC 27713

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

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2.7(3 reviews)
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Comfort Keepers, Durham, NC

1415 W. North Carolina 54, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27707

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Senior Helpers - Dunn, NC

1104 N Ellis Ave, Dunn, NC 28334

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Provides: Home Care

Setting a new standard of care and customer service for the home care industrySenior Helpers® is a national leader in professional in-home assistance services. Founded in Baltimore in 2001, we’ve rapidly built a reputation for providing only the best in dependable, consistent and affordable...... Read more

4.5(2 reviews)

I would tell others they are well worth getting . I have already told others about Senior Helpers, as well. Anytime there was a problem, they would communicate with me. Inytime I had a concern I was able to talk with them, and they were willing to work with me.

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Options For Senior America - Cary

315 East Chatham Street Suite 201, Cary, NC 27511

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

Options for Senior America is a home care agency that provides both live-in and live-out services. We are licensed by the State of N.C. Our aides are insured and bonded. We also do background checks on all aides. We have the same low rates for days, nights and weekends. We accept both private pay...... Read more

5.0(1 review)
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Allcare Home Health Agency, Inc

8410 Six Forks Rd. STE 201, Raleigh, NC 27615

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ABloom Home Care

4600 Lavista Court, Apt. B, Raleigh, NC 27616

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3.0(1 review)
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SYNERGY HomeCare of Morrisville, NC

133 Keybridge Dr Suite E, Morrisville, NC 27560

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Classic Home Healthcare & Counseling Services

8601 Six Forks Road, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27615

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AlbertaCare LLC

9121 Anson Way Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615

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Home Care Assistance - Raleigh, NC

6512 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

Welcome to Home Care Assistance of Raleigh, North Carolina where you can experience the best homecare services in North Carolina.Our office is managed by Jaleh Neshat, who has more than 10 years of experience dealing with the hardships of Alzheimer’s in her family and also the stress of bad...... Read more

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Continued Care

1140 Kildaire Farm Rd, Suite 107, Cary, NC 27511

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Above The Horizon Home Care LLC

5312 Six Forks Rd Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27609

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Comforcare Home Care - Raleigh NC

3820 Merton Dr., Suite 203, Raleigh, NC 27609

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

ComForcare understands that today's busy lifestyles often deprive family members of the time necessary to provide hands on assistance and companionship for their loved ones. Therefore, we want every family we service to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved-ones are safe and...... Read more

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Hope of Solace Agency

5440 Atlantic Springs Rd. Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27616

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We Do Care Home Care Agency

118 Sandy Creek Lane, Norlina, NC 27563

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Beachside Home Service - Smithville, NC

101 East Market St., Smithville, NC 27577

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A1-Omega Health Care Services - Raleigh

5870 Faringdon Pl. Suite H2, Raleigh, NC 27609

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Omega Healthcare Services, LLC provides care for all age groups to include the elderly, adult and children in and around Wake, Johnston, Franklin, Durham, Person, and Orange, Vance, Granville, Chatham and Harnett counties in the state of North Carolina. Our staff members have over 15years of...... Read more

4.3(2 reviews)
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The Right Hands Healthcare, LLC

P.O. Box 1237 108 Upton Circle, Garner, NC 27529

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When caring counts....be sure you are in The Right Hands! The Right Hands Healthcare will provide loving care to help you live independently, whether you live at home or are in need of assistance elsewhere. We will provide a team of dependable, trustworthy, reliable, caring and friendly...... Read more

4.5(2 reviews)
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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
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Services for seniors in Durham, North Carolina

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Transportation

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Senior activities

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

Financial assistance

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

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Transportation

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.

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Health care

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.

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Senior activities

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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Learn More About Home Care in Durham, NC

 

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.

Home care, or in-home care, in Durham is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right home care provider in Durham for you or your loved one.

Cost of Home Care in Durham, NC

The median monthly cost of a home health aide is about $4,500 in the Durham area and around $3,800 in the state of North Carolina, according to Genworth.

 

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Cost of Living

 

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.

Index Scores

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.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
88 84 91 87 89 94

 

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$65,493 per year $45,584 per year $54,390 per year $31,352 per year $46,035 per year $2,973 per year $834 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Durham include:

Duke Regional Hospital

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 350+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Duke University Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 970+
  • Specialties: emergency department, inpatient surgery, ICU

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

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%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
39°F 49°F 28°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
79°F 89°F 70°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 81

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.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 48″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35.4 11.3% 265,200 2,384.1 per square mile 2.4

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.3% 5.3% 39.3% 14.1% <0.1% 2.9% 38.9%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Durham: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 69/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Durham County

Democratic Republican Other
78.9% 18.5% 2.6%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

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

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.

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