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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Hickory, NC

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The historic community of Hickory is tucked away at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along I-40 and between the larger cities of Charlotte and Asheville. This community is home to an estimated 43,490 people, and about 16.9% of the population is age 65 and older. The shores of Lake Hickory provide an excellent opportunity for fishing, walking and boating, and over 100 miles of natural shoreline provide beautiful views, as well.

The beauty of the mountains and waterfront are just one reason seniors like to settle here. The city’s large senior population benefits from four nuptials that are located within the city. It also has a low cost of living, so seniors can better utilize their retirement savings while enjoying the mild climate.

Sometimes, seniors who retire to Hickory will find that they need additional help with some daily living tasks. Assisted living communities provide that help. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey indicates the average cost for assisted living in Hickory is $4,000 a month. This is $300 less than the national average, but it is $200 more than the North Carolina average.

This guide outlines the top 10 assisted living communities in Hickory and the nearby cities, so seniors can choose the right one for their retirement needs.

Brookdale Hickory Northeast

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Brookdale Hickory Northeast provides an assisted living community that provides attentive service and enriching activities to seniors. The location near downtown Hickory makes many of the local attractions easy to access, and each apartment home has amenities like an emergency alert system and in-room kitchenettes to help residents feel comfortable and safe. This pet-friendly community has many amenities designed for the comfort and security of its residents, including a barbershop and beauty salon and party space for special events.

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Brookdale Falling Creek

The staff at Brookdale Falling Creek strives to challenge seniors to enjoy new challenges and active living. The staff is available to help with cleaning and household chores, so residents are free to enjoy the activities within the community. Keypad entry helps protect residents while they are within the community, and beautifully landscaped grounds encourage plenty of outdoor time. A fully stocked library and Wi-Fi access throughout the community are additional perks of calling this facility home. The game room and fireside living room, complete with piano, are common gathering places as residents get to know their neighbors.

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Kingston Residence of Hickory

Situated just three minutes from downtown Hickory, Kingston Residence of Hickory has a convenient location that is surrounded by parks and green spaces. This assisted living community focuses on encouraging independence while providing the right level of support to residents who need it. A secure entrance protects those living inside, and regular community events and socialization opportunities provide the support residents need to stay active and engaged. Laundry, housekeeping and personal care are provided to assisted living residents, and a resident concierge helps ensure they are taking advantage of all that the community offers.

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Trinity Village

Trinity Village has room for 90 seniors, with several different neighborhoods within the larger community. These secure neighborhoods have features like game rooms, putting greens and outdoor courtyards to help keep residents engaged in daily life. Regular outings into the community, including overnight trips from time to time, help add variety to the daily schedule. Each studio apartment has an in-room kitchenette, though residents typically choose to eat in the shared dining room. A transportation service helps seniors get to and from various appointments within the community.

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Springs of Catawba

Springs of Catawba provides assisted living in a beautiful location near Snow Creek in Hickory. This community provides amenities like transportation services and a beauty shop to help residents feel supported as they enjoy their retirement. All apartment homes have an electronic call system in place as well as cable TV service. Regular laundry for both clothes and linens provides residents with the services they need so they can enjoy the activities of the community or spend some time in the garden or patio. Dance lessons, game nights and music performances are all part of the activities offered here.

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TerraBella Newton

TerraBella Newton has a resident-centered focus with its assisted living care. This community is in Newton, North Carolina, not far from Hickory, and it has all of the assistance residents need to stay active and independent, while properly supported. Each week, local physicians visit the community to ensure residents are healthy and thriving. A nurse is on-site 24 hours a day, and residents have plenty of activities to take part in each week.

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Cambridge House

With caring assistance for activities of daily living, Cambridge House in Hildebran offers a comfortable lifestyle for seniors. The environment has activities and comfortable common areas to create an engaging lifestyle. Every resident has full-service housekeeping for their apartments, and multiple floor plan options accommodate a variety of needs. With the private spa and beauty salon, residents can always get a little pampering. An on-call physician is available when health care needs arise.

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Shaire Center

The Shaire Center in Lenoir provides caring help to seniors who need an extra hand with their daily living tasks. This community is known for its many activities, which help keep residents actively learning and engaged with their neighbors. A registered dietitian is on staff to prepare nutritious meals with a variety of ingredients. Three meals and several snacks are served every day, and speech therapists are on hand to help with diet and feeding concerns. Shaire Center gives each resident their own large flat-screen TV for their apartment with cable TV service and Wi-Fi.

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Brockford Inn Assisted Living Facility

Brockford Inn in Granite Falls sits not far from Hickory but in a quieter location surrounded by natural areas. A beautiful covered patio and garden in the center is a popular outdoor gathering space, and outdoor music plays while residents enjoy the shaded sitting areas and beautiful foliage. Private bedrooms with cable TV access are available to each resident, and all rooms have their own accessible bathroom. Home-cooked meals are served daily with varied menus that account for the nutritional needs of each resident and include a tasty dessert.

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  • On-site home health service that includes imaging
  • Coffee and tea are available 24/7

Brookdale Lenoir

Brookdale Lenoir is located in the historic community of Lenoir, where a quieter pace of life is the norm. This community has a spacious porch and a courtyard with a garden, so residents are free to enjoy the fresh mountain air. Groomed walking paths throughout the property encourage activity and time spent outdoors. Three distinct apartment floor plans provide varied options, and all apartments welcome pets with their owners. A fireside living room and community kitchen provide indoor spaces to enjoy time with friends.

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