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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Greensboro, NC

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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 19, 2022

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Centrally located in the heartland of North Carolina, Greensboro’s low cost of living makes it an excellent place for cost-conscious seniors to reside. It costs 16.1% less to live in Greensboro compared to the rest of the country. While most of the savings can be found in housing costs, seniors can find additional savings in groceries, utilities and transportation. The average cost of assisted living is $3,800 per month, which is lower than the state and national median.

Seniors living in or considering moving into an assisted living facility in Greensboro may appreciate its mild weather. The city averages about 45 inches of rain and 5 inches of snow per year, with approximately 217 days of sunshine. The comfort index in Greensboro is 7.6, which makes it one of the most pleasant cities in North Carolina to live in.

This guide covers average monthly long-term care costs in Greensboro as well as resources and supports available to area seniors, including free legal assistance and veterans’ benefits.

The Cost of Assisted Living and Care in Greensboro, NC

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, Greensboro seniors pay approximately $3,800 per month for the cost of assisted living care. Greensboro costs $210 less than the state average of $4,010 per month and $700 less than the national median. The monthly price in Charlotte is around $4,400, which is $390 higher than North Carolina’s rate and $100 lower than the U.S. average. Assisted living in Raleigh is $5,388, which is among the most expensive cities in the state. Fayetteville costs $3,000 monthly and Goldsboro costs $2,700, which are among the least expensive cities in North Carolina.

  • Greensboro: $3,800
  • North Carolina: $4,010
  • United States: $4,500
  • Charlotte: $4,400
  • Fayetteville: $3,000
  • Raleigh: $5,388
  • Goldsboro: $2,700

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Greensboro, NC

In-home care provides services similar to assisted living and costs about $4,195 for seniors who wish to remain at home. For those who need medical care at home, the cost of home health care is also $4,195 per month. Home care services are $395 more than assisted living. Adult day health care for seniors requiring limited supervision is more affordable at $1,053. Seniors who need nursing home care can expect to pay approximately $7,574 for a semiprivate room and $8,410 for a private room. 

  • In-Home Care: $4,195
  • Home Health Care: $4,195
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,053
  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,800
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $7,574
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $8,410

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Greensboro, NC

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Greensboro, NC

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in North Carolina.

Free Resources for Seniors in Greensboro, NC

Older adults in Greensboro have access to a variety of free services and information regarding assisted living facilities, ways to help pay for senior care and other resources and supports.




Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging (336) 904-0300 The Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging helps Greensboro seniors gain access to advocacy services, Age Well classes, legal services, congregate meals and transportation. Consultation services are also available to help determine if older adults qualify for prescription medication assistance.
Senior Resources of Guilford (336) 373-4816 Senior Resources of Guilford is a nonprofit organization serving seniors in Guilford County aged 60 and over. The organization provides a broad range of information and services, including health screenings, nutrition education, restaurant vouchers and SeniorLine which is a phone-based information and referral service. It also provides benefits counseling for health insurance, Medicare and long-term care insurance. Seniors may also participate in a variety of community-based activities.
Greensboro Vet Center

(336) 323-2660

The Greensboro Vet Center assists veterans and their families with obtaining available benefits that may help pay for the cost of assisted living. These include pension programs and the Aid and Attendance benefit. The center also provides counseling and referral services for other benefits they may be eligible for.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman

(800) 662-7030

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman provides seniors in long-term care facilities with information on residents’ rights and ensures residents are receiving quality care and services. The ombudsman reviews, investigates and tries to resolve complaints of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of older adults residing in assisted living facilities. The program also explains long-term care options and can help with choosing an appropriate facility. Benefits counseling is available on Medicaid and Medicare programs.
City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department

(336) 373-2558

The City of Greensboro offers an Active Adults 50+ program through the Parks and Recreation Department. Seniors can find year-round activities and services to meet their physical and social needs. These include aquatic classes, clubs and groups, exercise classes, senior games and a variety of other opportunities. The department also provides information on the Smith Active Adult Center and the Trotter Active Adult Center.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Greensboro, NC

Assisted Living Communities in Greensboro are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Greensboro, NC

Morningview at Irving Park

Morningview at Irving Park is close to banking and shopping, near several family-style restaurants and just 2.5 miles from Moses Cone Hospital. At Morningview, meals are prepared by a trained chef using fresh local ingredients and seniors are welcome to request special dishes. Recreational opportunities include cooking classes, social hours, games and excursions to local shopping and entertainment destinations. Seniors can choose between studio apartments or one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, and housekeeping and laundry services are provided.

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Abbotswood at Irving Park

There are several doctor's offices and houses of worship near Abbotswood at Irving Park, and the residence is also close to a major shopping mall and a Walmart superstore. Seniors can relax and enjoy life at Abbotswood, with housekeeping and laundry services provided by the friendly staff. There are multiple selections at each meal in the restaurant-style dining room, and residents enjoy gathering in the tastefully furnished lounge. We selected Abbotswood for inclusion on our top 10 assisted living list because of the especially attentive and caring staff.

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Harmony at Greensboro

Directly behind the Westridge Square Shopping Mall and the Village Tavern Restaurant, Harmony at Greensboro rests on the edge of a residential neighborhood full of trees. Harmony is a resort-like residence with a 24-hour fitness center, a pub and bistro and an on-site beauty salon and barbershop. For assisted living, seniors can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and some units have vaulted ceilings. Every apartment has a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and luxury vinyl floors. We included Harmony at Greensboro on our list because of its upscale surroundings and central location.

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Brookdale Northwest Greensboro

Brookdale Northwest Greensboro rests in a wooded area just 3 miles from I-73, convenient for visiting friends and family. Friendships and social get-togethers are encouraged at Brookdale, and there's a busy calendar of events. Seniors can enjoy art classes,  board game tournaments and outings to destinations such as the Carolina Theatre, the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the many local gardens in the area. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize and relax in the fireplace living room, the library and the on-site bistro. Brookdale Northwest Greensboro made our top 10 list because of its emphasis on helping seniors maintain relationships and stay connected.

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Brookdale Lawndale Park

Nestled in a residential area a mile from the Greensboro Science Center, Brookdale Lawndale Park is convenient to the center's zoo, aquarium, museum and other attractions. Seniors can relax in lovely surroundings at Brookdale, with housekeeping and laundry services provided and delicious meals served daily. The comfortable family room and the covered porch are great places to socialize, and the landscaped grounds have enclosed walking paths for seniors who enjoy the outdoors. We chose to include Brookdale Lawndale Park on our list because of the attention given to senior nutrition and the availability of healthy snacks at any time of day.

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Brighton Gardens of Greensboro

Brighton Gardens of Greensboro is centrally located and minutes from shopping, dining and the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Seniors have the opportunity to express their creativity through art, poetry and dance at Brighton Gardens, and music therapy is a popular class. Residents can also enjoy taking nature walks on the grounds, tending windowsill gardens and participating in games and activities. Each senior at Brighton Gardens receives a monthly wellness visit from a licensed nurse, and the friendly staff is happy to help with the coordination of medications.

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Brookdale High Point North

Brookdale High Point North is less than a mile from a bank, a grocery store and the Bethany Medical Clinic. The courtyard, garden and walking paths at Brookdale provide seniors with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and the living room has a cozy fireplace and comfortable seating. Postal services are provided, Wi-Fi access is available throughout the residence, and the therapy room at Brookdale has a relaxing whirlpool tub. We included Brookdale High Point North on our list because seniors can age in place there, transitioning to memory care or skilled nursing care while keeping the same friends and staying in the same location.

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Spring Arbor Senior Living of Greensboro

Spring Arbor Senior Living of Greensboro is minutes from Bur-Mil Park, a lakeside recreational area with walking trails and an aquatic center. At Spring Arbor, seniors can relax in the sunroom or spa and visit the on-site beauty salon and barbershop to look and feel their best. Spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments have individual climate controls and kitchenettes. Medical appointments are coordinated for each resident, and seniors have access to on-site fitness and wellness programs. Spring Arbor Senior Living was selected for our top 10 list because of the comprehensive ongoing training provided for the staff.

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Carriage House Senior Living Community

Located near Lake Jeanette in North Greensboro, Carriage House Senior Living Community is in a neighborhood filled with trees. At Carriage House, seniors can enjoy game and movie nights, happy hours and opportunities to cook together in the community kitchen. Pets are welcome, and pet therapy is one of the programs offered. Seniors can also take advantage of in-house doctor visits and on-site physical therapy and rehab, and this is the reason we included Carriage House Senior Living Community on our top 10 list of assisted living residences.

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Brookdale Skeet Club

From Brookdale Skeet Club, it's a five-minute drive to Oak Hollow Lake and Festival Park and to a major shopping plaza with an IMAX theater. But seniors can have just as much fun socializing in the residence's café and bistro, watching a blockbuster in the movie room with its large flat-screen TV or gathering around the piano, for those who love to play or listen. Seniors can choose from a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans at Brookdale Skeet Club, all with ample closet space and built-in emergency alert systems.

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