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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, tucked in the rolling Piedmont foothills of North Carolina, offers amenities of a larger metro area with the charm of a small southern town. The city itself is home to about a quarter of a million people and nearly one-sixth are senior citizens. There are many good reasons that this city is home to so many retirees, such as its low cost of living.

Seniors in Winston-Salem have several options to meet new friends and socialize in one of the area's senior centers. Organized games to keep their wits sharp and fitness classes to maintain health and mobility help seniors make the most of their golden years. A temperate year-round climate allows seniors to spend plenty of time exploring one of the city parks or walking along nature trails. As this demographic ages, they can rest easy knowing that the renowned Wake Forest University hospital centers are close by.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care 2018 Survey, Winston-Salem averages $4,215 per month for room and board, versus the state's average of $3693 for assisted living fees. The Raleigh-Durham area, comparable in size, averages just $3,150 per month for assisted living.

Here are ten of the top-rated assisted living facilities in Winston-Salem.

Brighton Gardens of Winston-Salem

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2601 Reynolds Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

(336) 722-2224

In the beautiful city of Winston-Salem, Brighton Gardens of Winston-Salem senior living community offers assisted living, memory care and short-term stay options. It's located close to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and Forsyth Hospital for easy access for doctor appointments and health care management and has a licensed nurse that visits residents once a month to ensure all of the residents' medical needs are being met. Amenities that are offered include housekeeping, laundry and resident transportation services. This is a pet-friendly facility, so you can bring you best friend with you.

  • Pet-friendly
  • Housekeeping, laundry and transportation services

Forest Heights Senior Living Community

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2500 Polo Ridge Court

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

(336) 722 7118

The Forest Heights Senior Living Community is situated in a serene wooded neighborhood ideal for retirees seeking relaxation in their golden years, and it's close to medical centers, shopping areas, dining destinations, and cultural attractions, such as Old Salem. Residents participate in numerous social and recreational activities to keep their bodies and minds active, including sporting events, visits to public parks, golf and music performances. Amenities include a beauty shop, library, game room, and exercise classes, and the facility's caregivers assist with personal care, mobility assistance and medication management. The community is pet-friendly, and outdoor areas are adequately secured.

  • Sporting events, public parks, golf and music performances
  • Beauty shop, library, game room and exercise classes

Heritage Woods Senior Living

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3812 Forrestgate Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

(336) 768-2011

Heritage Woods Senior Living provides a peaceful, secure environment centrally located in the heart of Winston-Salem. Assisted living residents receive a weekly housekeeping and linen services as well as daily tidying up in their private apartments, and the friendly staff is ready to provide additional help with personal care tasks according to individual needs. Three meals a day are served in the restaurant-style dining room, and each meal features several main options as well as an alternative menu. The beautifully manicured grounds are filled with flowers and trees to create a secluded feel, and a walking path winds around the campus for outdoor exercise.

  • Beautifully manicured grounds filled with flowers and trees
  • Outdoor exercise

Brookdale Reynolda Road

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2980 Reynolda Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

(336) 722-1617

Seniors in the Brookdale Reynolda Road assisted living community enjoy the peaceful, green surroundings with landscaped gardens and patio area. The bistro is popular at meal time, and there are regular activities in the game room as well as outings to the local area. Coordination and transportation to outside healthcare are provided by the staff, and the community has an on-site pharmacy, nurse on staff and skilled nursing available, and spa, beauty and barbershop and outdoor areas for recreational use. 

  • Spa, beauty and barbershop
  • Bistro

Homestead Hills

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3250 Homestead Club Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

(336) 448-2440

Homestead Hills is a continuing care community that lets residents move between levels of care as needed so they're always getting the best possible health care and social features. Seniors in the assisted living community remain independent in their apartments while staff help with daily activities, and the program is tailored to the needs of each individual. The community itself is situated on 37 acres of land, so there is plenty of space for events and activities. The large community has modern amenities and equipment so residents have everything they need to live out their golden years happily.

  • 37 acres of land
  • Modern amenities and equipment

Arbor Acres

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1240 Arbor Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

(866) 658-2724

Arbor Acres is a continuing care community that is home to seniors at multiple levels of care, from independent and assisted living to nursing and memory care. This style of community allows residents to get the level of care they need without looking for a new home when their situation changes. As a result, Arbor Acres also has a large staff with nurses on-duty and skilled nursing available as well as a physical therapy center with  a therapeutic pool. Residents enjoy the gated patio and garden spaces, as well as regular outings in the area.

  • Therapeutic pool
  • Gated patio and garden spaces

Magnolia Creek Assisted Living

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2560 Willard Rd

Winston-Salem, NC 27107

(336) 650 0699

The Magnolia Creek Assisted Living community is located near major highways, which makes for easy facility access. Residents enjoy regular outings and excursions to nearby parks and lakes, allowing them to exercise their physical and mental well-being. The care team offers personal assistance with dressing and bathing, incontinence management, housekeeping, laundry service, medication reminders and meal preparation. Beautiful outdoor areas and communal spaces including a spa, a beauty salon, TV room, and resident transportation are just some of the on-site amenities. Spanish-speaking staff members are present at the community, and a visiting nurse, doctor, and specialized occupational therapists are always on call. Pets are welcome.

  • Spa, beauty salon, TV room
  • Pet-friendly


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1345 Jonestown Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

(336) 768-8828

Southfork is a large, modern assisted living community situated in a quiet area while still being close enough for outings to local shops, restaurants and other attractions. Seniors with Alzheimer's and related issues get specialized help in the memory care unit. Residents enjoy the landscaped and secure outdoor areas, and all meals are taken care of by a registered dietitian. Case management and financial counseling is also available for residents and their families. The facility organizes regular outings to museums, worship services and restaurants to help residents stay active.

  • Outings to museums, worship services and restaurants
  • Landscaped and secure outdoor areas


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190 Moravian Way Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

(336) 767-8130

With a picturesque 120-acre campus and fully customizable care options, Salemtowne provides retirement options for seniors at all stages. Assisted living residents receive 24-hour nursing supervision, as well as help with bathing, dressing and housekeeping from trained and friendly staff. Physical, speech and occupational therapy and physician services are available on-site. The innovative onPointe - wellness for life program combines intellectual, physical, spiritual and social activities to help seniors stay active and healthy. Residents of the assisted living center enjoy private bedrooms and bathrooms with a homey feel, and numerous courtyards, patios and walking paths are located throughout the community for outdoor enjoyment.

  • 120-acre campus
  • Numerous courtyards, patios and walking paths

Arbor Ridge at Kernersville

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1237 Masten Drive

Kernersville, NC 27284

(336) 993-0160

Residents at Arbor Ridge enjoy a choice of four styles of apartment living, from studios to two-bedroom units, which gives them more independence while having staff available around the clock. Family members are welcome to come and host parties and game nights in the event rooms, and the life enrichment program provides activities and trips to local attractions. When it comes time to eat, all meals are served in a restaurant-style dining experience with something for everyone.

  • Life enrichment program
  • Areas for parties and game nights