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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 7, 2022

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Seniors who prefer receiving care in an affordable big city may consider Fayetteville a suitable option. Eastern North Carolina’s largest city has a cost of living index that’s 19% below the U.S. figure and nearly 10% lower than the Tarheel State. Housing is only 45% of the nationwide average, while health care has the highest cost index at 18% above the national average. However, Fayetteville’s assisted living cost of $3,000 per month is significantly below the North Carolina and national figures.

North Carolina is moderately tax-friendly toward retirees as Social Security benefits are tax-free, although pensions and retirement account withdrawals are fully taxed. Fortunately, there are no estate or inheritance taxes, and prescription drugs are exempt from sales tax.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Fayetteville, NC, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Fayetteville, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville at $3,000 per month is among the most affordable areas for assisted living in North Carolina, next to nearby Goldsboro which is $300 cheaper. According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, Fayetteville’s average cost is $710 less than the North Carolina average and $1,500 below the U.S. median. Another affordable area in the state’s eastern region is Burlington, with costs $325 above Fayetteville’s. Other bigger cities are more expensive, particularly Raleigh which costs seniors $2,388 more monthly. Durham is also more expensive by $1,800.

  • Fayetteville: $3,000
  • North Carolina: $4,010
  • United States: $4,500
  • Goldsboro: $2,700
  • Raleigh: $5,388
  • Burlington: $3,325
  • Durham: $4,800

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville seniors who spend around $3,000 per month for assisted living may significantly save costs compared to in-home care and home health care which both cost more at $4,004. Nursing home care costs more than twice as much as assisted living, with semiprivate-room stays at $6,722 per month and private-room options at $7,254. Adult day health care is the cheapest care type at $864 monthly and is ideal for those supported by family caregivers at home. 

  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,000
  • In-Home Care: $4,004
  • Home Health care: $4,004
  • Adult Day Health Care: $867
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $6,722
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $7,254

Heritage Place

The central location of Heritage Place makes Fayettevilles city amenities easily within reach. We recommend this Somerby Senior Living community to seniors who want quick access to nearby churches, downtown shops, Cumberland County offices and Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital. This independent and assisted living facility has its own theater, a salon/barbershop and landscaped grounds. There’s a large deck for outdoor exercises and al fresco dining. Activities include bingo, pet therapy, live entertainment, family events and outings. The staff is supervised by a registered nurse, and scheduled transportation is provided for medical appointments and group outings.

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  • On-site rehabilitation therapy services
  • Restaurant-style dining with fresh, seasonal homemade dishes at The Chateau

Elmcroft of Southern Pines

We recommend Elmcroft of Southern Pines for those who prefer peaceful small-town living near Fayetteville. This ranch-style Eclipse Senior Living community for assisted living and memory care has wooded surroundings, yet it’s conveniently located across Paragon Theaters Sandhills and Southern Pines Village shopping center. It has an extensive front porch, landscaped central courtyard, spa, library and multifunction recreation galleries. Its studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are pet-friendly. Residents benefit from 24-hour staffing, on-site physical therapy services and visiting physicians. The dedicated Vitality Club activities for assisted living residents include sitting exercises, arts and crafts, gardening and ice cream socials.

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  • Respite and care coordination services available
  • Restaurant-style, farm-to-table, casual and special themed dining experiences

The Crossings at Wayside

The Crossings at Wayside is a 75-bed assisted living community managed by Saber Healthcare Group. It’s located conveniently next to Stonegate Village Shopping Center, a few blocks from Hoke Hospital and close to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. We recommend this facility to seniors who prefer a modern, homelike setting in a quiet suburb. Amenities include a fitness therapy room, a restaurant-style dining area, a landscaped courtyard, a salon/barbershop and fireside lounges. Individualized care is provided based on each resident’s personal care plans, and engaging activities are offered based on the residents’ interests and hobbies.

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  • Private and companion suites with full bathrooms and emergency call response systems
  • Holistic approach to care supporting residents’ physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being

Valley Pines Adult Care

Accommodating only up to 23 residents, Valley Pines Adult Care allows caregivers to deliver supportive services with a personal touch. This assisted living facility is one of our top recommendations for seniors who prefer a smaller home setting. It’s situated in a quiet, mature residential neighborhood near Crown Coliseum and J.P. Riddle Stadium. The front garden offers tranquil nature views and has a gazebo for relaxed sitting. Residents are accommodated in private and shared suites and given around-the-clock care. The staff members are licensed and medically trained to administer medications, and they are knowledgeable in providing awareness to the residents on their doctors’ prescriptions.

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  • One-on-one and group activities
  • Transportation for medical appointments and scheduled outings

Carolina Inn at Village Green

Part of the Village Green retirement campus, The Carolina Inn is designed with a boutique hotel ambiance. This assisted living community is one of our top picks for its upscale resort-like amenities. Residents have access to concierge, spa, personal shopping and other premium services, as well as on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy. The Carolina Inn’s four-star main dining room features changing daily menus with low-sodium, sugar-free and gluten-free options, and the Sky View Bistro offers lighter fares. Life Enrichment activities include group exercises, creative arts, gardening, cooking and pet therapy. Residents also look forward to musical performances and volunteer opportunities.

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  • Four distinctly themed floors: Sky View, Parkview, Promenade and Terrace 
  • Licensed nurses on each floor 24/7

Hope Mills Retirement Center

As a family-owned assisted living community, Hope Mills Retirement Center offers a supportive environment. This facility is one of our top choices for its warm family atmosphere and accessible suburban setting that’s close to Fayetteville Regional Airport. Its professional staff consists of certified nursing assistants, certified medication administrators and a registered nurse that reviews the facility’s services quarterly. Residents are served three dietitian-approved meals and three snacks daily. Activities include bingo, arts and crafts, music, church services and bible studies.

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  • Accommodates arrangements with home health care and rehabilitation therapy providers

Open Arms Retirement Center

We included Open Arms Retirement Center in our top 10 list for its vibrant community in a quiet suburban setting. This assisted living and memory care facility prides itself on maintaining a warm, safe and healthy environment for seniors. Residents have access to physical and psychological therapy services that support their well-being. Palliative care and hospice services are available for comfortable aging in place. Exciting activities include painting, animal therapy, live entertainment, holiday parties and outings. Family and friends are welcome to join the residents in enjoying meals that are creatively prepared with fresh ingredients. Specialized diets are accommodated, and snacks are available throughout the day.

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  • Pharmacy reviews and quarterly assessments
  • Large bathrooms and generous closets in all private and companion suites

The Addison of Fayetteville

The Addison of Fayetteville is pet-friendly, smoke-free, accessible and close to a local fire station, which is why it’s in our top 10 list of ideal senior facilities. This Senior Lifestyle assisted living and memory care community accommodates residents in private, semi-private and one-bedroom suites. It has a covered patio and landscaped gardens with walking paths for outdoor enjoyment. Other inviting common areas include a game room, salon/barbershop and multiple lounges. Residents are offered engaging activities such as arts and crafts, bingo, gardening and devotionals, and families are welcome to join them during special events and local outings. 

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  • Daily up-and-about checks
  • Restaurant-style service for breakfast, lunch and dinner and all-day availability of nutritious snacks

Red Springs Assisted Living

For seniors who prefer peaceful country living, Red Springs Assisted Living is one of our top recommendations. This Victoria Senior Care community has a small-town setting located southwest of Fayetteville, and its building design blends into its quaint rural surroundings. Its large acreage offers plenty of calming green spaces, and there’s a secured courtyard for relaxed outdoor sitting and strolling. Residents are cared for based on personalized care plans and in coordination with medical professionals. They may benefit from medication monitoring and administration, incontinence care and doctor-prescribed special diets. There are activities for recreation and social engagement, and scheduled transportation is provided for medical appointments and group outings.

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  • Access to physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Private, semi-private and two-room suites

Harmony at Hope Mills

Featuring elegant amenities and multiple floor plan options, Harmony at Hope Mills makes our top recommendation for seniors who desire comfortable lifestyles. This pet-friendly senior community consists of spacious ground-level studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom assisted living apartments, as well as comfortable private and companion suites for memory care. Its central courtyard has a fountain and gazebo for outdoor relaxation. Nutritious chef-prepared meals are served at the restaurant-style dining room. Other inviting common areas include a movie theater, library, bistro, activity room and fireside living spaces. There are plenty of activities to look forward to such as games, arts and crafts, happy hours, live entertainment and family parties.

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