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Assisted Living Wilmington, NC

Brookdale Wilmington

3501 Converse Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

New Hanover County

Capacity: 38 people

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

Cedar Cove Assisted Living

4200 Jasmine Cove Way, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

New Hanover County

Capacity: 64 people

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Champions Assisted Living

1007 Porters Neck Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28411

New Hanover County

Capacity: 148 people

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Fannie Norwood Memorial Home

501 South 15th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

New Hanover County

Capacity: 16 people

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Morningside of Wilmington

2744 S 17th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

New Hanover County

Capacity: 101 people

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

New Hanover House

3915 Stedwick Court, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

New Hanover County

Capacity: 61 people

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

Sherwood Manor Rest Home

1605 Robinhood Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

New Hanover County

Capacity: 40 people

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Spring Arbor of Wilmington

809 John D. Barry Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

New Hanover County

Capacity: 66 people

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

The Commons at Brightmore

2320 41st Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

New Hanover County

Capacity: 201 people

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

The Kempton at Brightmore

2298 S. Forty-first Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

New Hanover County

Capacity: 84 people

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

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About Wilmington Assisted Living

The beautiful city of Wilmington is strategically located along the coast of new Hanover County. It is the most densely populated city among all the cities in North Carolina, United States. The city is approximately 107.4 km2 of which 106.2km2 is land and 1.2km2 is water.

According to the latest Census, Wilmington was found to have a population of more than 110,000 people. This was almost a 49.9% increase from the previous Census. In the last Census, the male population was 46.1%, while the females had a population of 53.9%.  15% of the total Wilmington population are seniors 65 years and older.

Helpful programs for senior living/assisted living in Wilmington, NC

Due to the improved quality of life in the US, the expected life span of US citizens has been on the rise. It is anticipated that by the year 2050 the number of people aged 65 years and above will increase from the current 43 million to 83 million. As such, states and cities are coming up with programs specifically designed to support seniors in their later years.

Wilmington, NC has many programs that help improve the quality of life for senior residents. These programs are either carried out in the senior's residence or at community homes for the elderly.  This is because some seniors live alone and others with their family members.

Senior Care is one of the community organizations dedicated to making life fun and fulfilling for seniors. They are involved in mobilizing the community members to volunteer and take care of the elderly. They are also actively involved in raising awareness of the general population on the misconceptions about ageing and the aged.

Home Instead Senior Care is another organization in Wilmington. They have a team of experts dedicated to caring for the elderly. Their team is trained to offer emphatic home services to the elderly in the comfort of their residents. This ensures that the elderly are well taken care of in a familiar environment. They are available for the working families who would want to have their parents have a caregiver and a protector around when they are working.

The team also has qualified nurses to ensure that the physical health of their clients is taken care of by an expert. They also have psychological health experts dealing with non-medical Alzheimer’s condition, dementia, amnesia and such. This senior care company is available for consultation and services any time of the day.

Senior Helpers is another not-for-profit organization in Wilmington. They have a team of professionally trained staff to ensure the quality of their work. The elderly usually have conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. As such, the staff at senior helpers provides qualified personnel so that they can provide specialized memory care for such clients.

Senior Helpers offer flexible services according to the needs of the clients. They are available to offer 24/7 services while at the same time can provide care and support for a few hours as required. In the recent past, they have partnered with a news host known as Leeza Gibbons, who is a known occupational Therapist. This is in pursuit of educating the public on how to take care of their elderly who might be suffering from the dementia disease. This is carried out in a program known as Senior Gems.

Caring Senior Service is another organization with extensive experience of about 25 years in handling the elderly and is also involved in making the senior years full of optimum health and happiness. They have been very instrumental in improving the quality of life for seniors in Wilmington city.

Caring Senior Service is an organization highly effective in assisting the elderly with chronic conditions. Their qualified nurses and other personnel offer adequate physical health support. They are also highly experienced in helping seniors to transition from hospital or rehabilitation centers to their homes. Caring Senior has been one of the most trusted organizations to help families and to support the elderly socially, psychologically and physically.

Morningside of Wilmington is a community involved in providing specialized care for the seniors. Their services provide physical, psychological, spiritual and social support and care for the elderly. 

Cost of assisted living in Wilmington

Wilmington has multiple facilities dedicated to independent living. These facilities include Lake Shore Commons, the Woods at Holly Tree, Cambridge Village of Wilmington and Abour Landing at Ocean Isle. These and others have an average rate of $1,937 per month. The national average of assisted living costs is $3,600. The cost of assisted living for seniors who are managing chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s is usually higher due to the amount of supervision needed. This cost goes up by an approximately $1,000 every month.

North Carolina offers financial assistance through several programs for people taking care of the seniors. One such program is the Community Alternatives Program for the Disabled Adults. Another program that offers Medicare waiver is the Special Assistance In-Home Program for the Adults.

Wilmington real estate developers have also recognized the rising numbers of the seniors. For that reason, they have developed communities which are dedicated to providing decent housing for the elderly. Additionally, they offer social and psychological support for the elderly to make their lives in the communities more gratifying.

Places of interest for seniors living in Wilmington

Location of Wilmington city allows it to have some of the most spectacular sites. It has very beautiful parks and arboretums. Airlie Gardens provides a relaxing and reflecting environment for seniors to relax and take a rejuvenating walk. The garden is spectacularly manicured and has breathtaking flowers. The bottle chapel is one of the attractions in the garden.

New Hanover County Extension Service Arboretum is a vast garden which is ideal for jogging and walks. It has amenities for both the elderly and the children. The gardens have a variety of native and naturalized plants.

Cambridge Village is a community dedicated to providing a serene environment for the elderly. Some of the social activities they provide for seniors include card and board games, arts, various competitions and so on. These help seniors interact and play, which helps in reducing their stress levels - thereby boosting their health. For their spiritual nourishment, Cambridge Village has church services.

Wilmington also hosts a number of museums. One of the most famous is the Cape Fear Museum. This museum showcases artifacts from the eras of civil war and other historical artifacts.   The city also has many churches for the spiritual growth of seniors and other residents.

In conclusion, Wilmington has a growing population. The number of the elderly is rapidly increasing, indicating that more people are taking better care of their health and living well into their retirement years. The number of organizations and communities dedicated to improving life for the elderly is bound to increase in future and make Wilmington a great place for the elderly. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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