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North Carolina ranks within the Top 10 in terms of the most populated states in the nation, and thus its selection of all forms of housing, including North Carolina nursing homes, is terrific. North Carolina long term care is considered by many to offer a wide range of services, amenities and high quality of living that few other states can provide.

Located at the edge of the southern United States, North Carolina retirement homes provide the same southern charm yet with a slightly higher quality of living thanks to its stellar higher education institutions. Four universities with well renowned medical institutions (including Duke University) are located in the state, providing exceptional healthcare.

North Carolina Nursing Home Costs

To add even more incentive to live in the state, North Carolina nursing homes rank below the national average for semi-private and private rooms. The national average for a semi-private room is $225 per day. Meanwhile, the average median for semi-private rooms sits at $206 per day for North Carolina nursing homes. Also, slightly less than the national average, private rooms typically cost between $220 and $240 per day.

Affordable North Carolina skilled nursing facilities exist in the more rural sections of the state, as North Carolina is divided between some good size cities and a lot of open space with small towns. Depending on your lifestyle choice, you may prefer to reside in a big city or in a slower paced, more conservative environment.

Other common cities for skilled nursing and long-term care in North Carolina include Asheville (average $213 per day), Burlington ($211 per day), Charlotte ($219 per day), Durham ($205 per day) and Raleigh ($200 per day). The communities of Goldsboro, Winston-Salem and New Bern are also popular with senior citizens.

It is important to note that Medicare does not provide coverage for long term care in North Carolina. Some short-term care in North Carolina along with rehabilitation treatment may be covered under Medicare. You will have to check with individual providers in order to inquire about policy.

North Carolina Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Skilled nursing facilities in North Carolina are designed to provide routine checkups with round the clock monitoring, even in the middle of the night. If you or a loved one has specific needs, North Carolina nursing homes are specifically designed to cater each type of treatment and monitoring to individual needs.

Some residents are recovering from strokes or heart attacks. Some deal with chronic diseases and/or pain on a daily basis. Others have cognitive disabilities like dementia or Alzheimer's. Regardless of the circumstances, a professional North Carolina long term care facility can help!

North Carolina nursing homes are reputable for delivering a nice balance of great meals, comfortable living circumstances, safe surroundings, meaningful activities and professional staff. Rates for semi-private and private rooms are reasonable in North Carolina, making it a popular, if not under the radar place for long term care.

Nursing and Retirement Homes in North Carolina

There are a total of 427 nursing homes in North Carolina that North Carolina senior citizen residents can take advantage of. North Carolina nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in North Carolina will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most North Carolina nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout North Carolina state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. 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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