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.
Learn More About Durham, NC
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.
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
|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
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%.
- 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.
- Average Annual Precipitation: 48″
Demographics and Values
||Percent of population over 65
||Average Household Size
||2,384.1 per square mile
Race & Ethnicity
|American Indian or Alaskan Native
||Hispanic or Latino
||Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
||Two or More Races
||White (not Hispanic or Latino)
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
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
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 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.