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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Durham nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Durham, NC may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Durham or another care type is right for you. Browse 53 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Durham.

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Brookdale Durham

4434 Ben Franklin Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704

3.8
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At our exclusive senior living community in Durham, N.C., which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, you can be your best possible self in an environment of luxury, beauty and sophistication. As an assisted living resident, you can stay independent and active while receiving...

Atria Southpoint Walk

5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713

4.6
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Atria Southpoint Walk encourages active older adults to spend their time as they wish, knowing everything from housekeeping to cooking and even transportation is handled for them. Our convenient location a short distance from shopping, restaurants, universities and parks, combined with a robust...

Carolina Reserve of Durham

4523 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707

4.5
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

A new home but in old fashioned comfort. Carolina Reserve of Durham is an assisted living community that nurtures independence through the provision of 24 hour assistance to our residents including medication administration, 3 meals per day and snacks daily, personal laundry, exercise program,...

Seasons at Southpoint

1002 North Carolina Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27713

4.1
(15 reviews)

Semi-Private

Seasons at Southpoint, recently acquired by Five Star Senior Living, opened in July, 2008 as the Triangle's newest memory care community. Our community is specifically designed to meet the needs of our residents. Seasons accomodates residents not only with Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia, but...

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The Addison

4713 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

3.5
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise at North Hills

615 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

3.6
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Elmcroft of Northridge

421 Van Thomas Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

3.8
(52 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Magnolia Glen

5301 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

4.4
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Magnolia Glen is one of Raleigh’s most reputable senior living rental communities. Our wellness mission is centered on providing safety and security, health and well-being, and five-star services to foster the most vibrant and fulfilling senior living community in Raleigh. We are conveniently...

HeartFields at Cary

1050 Crescent Green Drive, Cary, NC 27518

3.6
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to HeartFields, a Five Star Quality Care community! In our beautiful, home-like setting with stately architecture and a thoughtfully designed interior, you will be close to Western Wake Hospital, shopping, cultural activities, doctors and medical centers. We offer 24-hour nursing,...

Sunrise of Raleigh

4801 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

3.9
(38 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Sunrise of Cary

1206 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27513

4.3
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Brookdale Smithfield

830 Berkshire Road, Smithfield, NC 27577

4.2
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Life feels easy at our verdant community in Smithfield, North Carolina. Take a stroll along our lushly landscaped walking paths, or rock gently in one of the traditionally-styled chairs that line our front porch. We’ve designed our Brookdale Smithfield campus to be comfortable and yet have...

Brighton Gardens of Raleigh

3101 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

4.2
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Gabriel Manor

84 Johnson Estate Road, Clayton, NC 27520

3.8
(28 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Gabriel Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care community opened in 2013 as Clayton, NC's premier Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Saber Health Care Group is our parent company located in Ohio. Gabriel Manor is located between the "Cleveland" community and the town of Clayton off Highway...

Brookdale MacArthur Park

111 Macarthur Drive, Cary, NC 27513

4.1
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community, located in Cary, N.C., is nestled away in a peaceful, residential area near the Research Triangle, just a short drive from the thriving metro areas of Raleigh and Durham. We offer two levels of care so that should your needs change over time and you require memory care, you have...

The Reserve at Mills Farm

2030 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27523

3.9
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Independent Living NOW OPEN!NOW ACCEPTING Assisted Living and Memory Care reservations! Sales Office Hours:Monday - Friday 9 am - 6:00 pmSaturday: 10 am - 5 pmSunday: 12 pm - 5 pmIf these time frames do not work with your schedule please call Kim Dahl to make an appointment outside of these...

Brookdale Burlington Memory Care

3619 South Mebane Street, Burlington, NC 27215

4.2
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community, located in a quiet Burlington, N.C., residential neighborhood, provides customized programs and loving care to seniors living with cognitive challenges, including dementia and Alzheimer’s. With activities that flex cognitive and physical skills and a nutrition program that helps...

Chatham Ridge Assisted Living

114 Polks Village Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

4.1
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

We're excited to be bringing the best in assisted living and memory care to the Triangle. Chatham Ridge Assisted Living will be located in Polks Village in southern Chapel Hill, just south of the Orange County/Chatham County line. We anticipate opening in December of 2014. What can you expect...

Waltonwood - Cary

750 SE Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27511

3.4
(25 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, Studio

When only the best will do…Look to Waltonwood for Luxurious Senior Living which redefines retirement living! At Waltonwood, our goal is not to be just another Senior Community. But rather, our goal is to ensure each resident and family member is treated with dignity and respect while striving to...

Franklin Manor

100 Sunset Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

3.9
(19 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Located in Youngsville, Franklin County, North Carolina, which was named for its 1839 settlement led by John 'Jack' Young, Franklin Manor is an assisted living community that is dedicated to keeping its residents active and engaged in life. History buffs will know Youngsville for its National...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

 

Learn More About Nursing Homes 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.

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — in Durham are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in Durham, NC

The median monthly cost of a private nursing home room is about $7,400 in the Durham area and around $7,700 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.

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.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in North Carolina

Golden Years Assisted Living, Brookdale Burlington and Cadence at Garner are the top rated nursing homes near Durham, North Carolina. See full list of communities.

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