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Nursing Homes near Wilmington, North Carolina

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Brookdale Wilmington

3501 Converse Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Great Care From an Industry LeaderMemory care shouldn’t have to mean giving up on a great quality of life. At our warm, comfortable community, we provide services that help seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia thrive. We don’t settle for existing. Instead, our goal for each of our...

Spring Arbor of Wilmington

809 John D Barry Dr, Wilmington, NC 28412

(12 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle

5490 Arbor Branch Dr, SW, Shallotte, NC 28470

(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Person Centered. Service Focused. Passion Driven. Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle is an exceptional new option for Senior Living in southeastern North Carolina. Arbor Landing offers residents Retirement Living with Assisted Services. A unique alternative for seniors, the community combines just the...

Elmcroft of Southport

1125 E Leonard St., Southport, NC 28461

(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDED REASSURANCEWhile the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective, we continue to ask residents and associates to follow basic wellness precautions including proper mask wearing in shared spaces. Learn more about how we’re working hard to return things to normal...

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New Haven at Little River NOW OPEN

2585 Hwy 179, Little River, SC 29566

(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Landing at Hampstead

13937 US HWY 17, Hampstead, NC 28443

(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Landing at Hampstead is offering a unique experiences for seniors and their families. The community is able to offer some traditional assisted living services with their on-site home care services, ask for details!In addition to independent living with assisted living services, the...

Lighthouse Village

182 Village Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546

(7 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Lighthouse Village assisted living community can be found in the beautiful city of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Here you will find numerous restaurants, shopping, museums, and aquariums to explore. If you love the outdoors, then you will have the opportunity to fish on the quiet lakes, golf,...

Arbor Landing at Compass Pointe (Opening Fall 2021)

2771 Compass Pointe South Wynd NE, Leland, NC 28451

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Stonebridge at Woodbury Assisted Living and Memory Care

2778 Country Club Dr, Hampstead, NC 28443

(0 review)

1 Bed, Semi-Private

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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 Wilmington, NC


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.

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — in Wilmington 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 Wilmington, NC

The median monthly cost of a private nursing home room in 2020 was about $7,900 in the Wilmington area and $8,100 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.


  • 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



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 about Nursing Homes in North Carolina

There are 9 nursing homes near Wilmington, North Carolina. See the full list.

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