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About 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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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

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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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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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.

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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.

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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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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Find the Right Home Care near Wilmington, NC

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

Find the best home care agencies in Wilmington to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Wilmington home hospice care. Personalized home care in Wilmington can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 6 options for accredited home care in Wilmington, NC, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Bayshore, Kings Grant and Creekwood.

Home Care Facilities near Wilmington, NC

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Review ofNew Haven at Little River
4.9

I placed my husband in New Haven's Memory Care unit. Their facility is clean, well kept and safe, and the rooms are quite large. However, their biggest asset is the wonderful kind and caring staff. They go above and beyond to make sure your loved one is well taken care of and feels loved. That means so very much when you can't be with them every day.

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Review ofTerraBella Southport
4.6

We chose Elmcroft of Southport because they had availability when we needed it. They were very easy to work with and welcoming to our family. They have a great personal service, the staff know everyone by name and seem to be very caring and positive. They are in the midst of changing management companies, we are hoping things stay as good as good as they are now. I would definitely recommend to others looking.

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Review ofArbor Landing at Hampstead
4.8

The staff at Arbor Landing are absolutely wonderful. My wife spent her last months in Horizons memory care and we could not have been treated with any more loving care. I will stay in the independent living facility as long as I am able. This is now my home and I love it. I would strongly recommend to anyone considering a retirement facility make sure you visit Arbor Landing at Hampstead

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Griswold Home Care - Wilmington, NC

4016 Shipyard Blvd., Unit A, Wilmington, NC 28403

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Home Care

Griswold Home Care has a 30-year history of referring caregivers who provide non-medical home care services. As pioneers in our industry, we have grown to over 178 offices in the U.S. since 1982. We refer experienced caregivers who provide care services, including personal care, homemaking,...... Read more

4.5(2 reviews)
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Senior Helpers - Wilmington, NC

2311 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

Senior Helpers is a national leader in professional in-home assistance services. Thanks to our responsiveness, dependability and personalized care, Senior Helpers has become one of the most trusted providers of in-home senior assistance services. We provide Companion Care, Personal Care,...... Read more

4.0(6 reviews)

So far our experience has been good, the workers we have encountered are all very friendly and helpful.

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Caring Senior Service of Wilmington

1900 Eastwood Road, Suite 27, Wilmington, NC 28403

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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We provide you with options so you can continue to maintain your life while staying in your home on your terms. We desire to create a relationship that allows you the opportunity to make your own decisions about your care. We provide customized service to our clients to help them with their...... Read more

4.7(6 reviews)
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Comfort Keepers - Sea Bright Inc.

3975 A Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

We Are Comfort Keepers™ Our Family Is Here To Give Comfort To Your Family. Nothing is more important than helping people to live, independent and dignified lives within the comfort of their own homes. Comfort Keepers has been dedicated to providing the kind of non-medical in-home care that helps...... Read more

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Maxim Healthcare

101- A Middle St., Jacksonville, NC 28546

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

Licensed to Provide Total Care Solutions!Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is one of America’s most trusted home healthcare providers. Our company wide commitment to quality care has fueled our growth to more than 230 branch offices across the nation. We are licensed to provide a range of...... Read more

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Liberty Commons-Jacksonville

3045 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28546

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Provides: Home Care, Assisted Living

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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 Wilmington, North Carolina

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

Financial assistance

In Wilmington, 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

Wilmington is car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Wilmington include bus routes. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Wilmington has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is not particularly walkable.

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Health care

Wilmington 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 Dosher Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Senior activities

This coastal city in Southeastern North Carolina offers diverse shopping and dining experiences along with easy access to health care facilities and transportation services. With plenty of options for leisure and entertainment — like museums, historic sites, pristine nature parks, nearby sandy beaches, and local festivals — Wilmington residents can live an active, fulfilling retirement along the shores of the Atlantic.

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This coastal city in Southeastern North Carolina offers diverse shopping and dining experiences along with easy access to health care facilities and transportation services. With plenty of options for leisure and entertainment — like museums, historic sites, pristine nature parks, nearby sandy beaches, and local festivals — Wilmington residents can live an active, fulfilling retirement along the shores of the Atlantic.

Home care, or in-home care, in Wilmington 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 Wilmington for you or your loved one.

Cost of Home Care in Wilmington, NC

The median monthly cost of a home health aide in 2020 was about $4,200 in the Wilmington area and $4,000 in the state of North Carolina, according to Genworth.

 

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Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Wilmington are rated 22 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated many points lower than the average, indicating that Wilmington is relatively affordable.

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 Groceries Clothing
78 70 80 79 83 82

 

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
$60,054 per year $45,867 per year $47,464 per year $31,511 per year $40,464 per year $2,232 per year $710 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Wilmington include:

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 790+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Dosher Memorial Hospital

  • Facility type: governmental, Critical Access Hospital
  • Bed count: 20+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Wilmington’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, meaning the area experiences mild winters with little snowfall and warm, humid summers. The average humidity level is 71%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 77%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
46°F 56°F 36°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
81°F 90°F 72°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 80

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: 57″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
36 16.5% 122,120 2,347 per square mile 2.1

 

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% 1.3% 18.4% 6.3% 0.2% 2.3% 71.7%

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

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Wilmington: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 29/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for New Hanover County

Democratic Republican Other
50.3% 46.2% 3.5%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Wilmington include:

  • Cameron Art Museum
  • Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
  • Wilmington Railroad Museum
  • Bellamy Mansion Museum
  • Burgin-Wright House and Gardens

Outdoor attractions in Wilmington:

  • Long Leaf Park
  • Empire Park
  • Wade Park
  • Airlie Gardens
  • Westgate Nature Park
  • Brunswick Nature Park
  • Abbey Nature Preserve
  • Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve
  • Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden at Piney Ridge Nature Preserve

Wilmington’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • The Pointe 14
  • AMC Classic Wilmington 16
  • Cape Fear Festival of Trees
  • Mayfaire
  • Independence Mall
  • Lumina Station

 

Transportation

Wave provides transportation to Wilmington residents on fixed bus routes and offers reduced fares to senior citizens. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Wilmington.

Frequently asked questions

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