Greensboro boasts a population of over 299,000 with more than 40,000 residents aged 65 or older. Due to its relatively temperate weather and abundant outdoor activities at local lakes, parks and trails, active adults have numerous opportunities to get out and get moving. Seniors can also breathe easier while doing it since Greensboro received high marks on AARP’s Livability Index for regional air quality. Older adults on a budget benefit from an overall cost of living that’s nearly 16% lower than the national average. They also have access to three high-performing hospitals in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem metropolitan area.
Older adults whose health or well-being requires a higher level of support may benefit from the personalized care available in assisted living communities. They also provide social engagement and activities to support a healthy lifestyle. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey lists an average assisted living cost of $3,800 in Greensboro. While this is slightly lower than the state median, it’s significantly lower than the national average.
This guide provides a quick rundown of assisted living in Greensboro, including a list of assisted living costs in nearby cities. It also includes contact information and a brief synopsis of free or low-cost resources that support seniors.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Greensboro
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in North Carolina. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Greensboro
Although the average cost of assisted living in Greensboro is $3,800, it can vary by facility. Even assisted living facilities in the same city may have varied costs if some offer additional or more luxurious amenities.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Greensboro
The average cost of assisted living in Greensboro is $210 lower than the state average. However, it’s $700 less than the national average.
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Greensboro’s lower-than-average cost of assisted living makes it less expensive than many North Carolina cities but not all. The average cost in Fayetteville is lower by $800, and Burlington is lower by $475 per month. However, most cities have higher costs than Greensboro, including some nearby.
The average cost in Winston-Salem, just 30 miles from Greensboro, is over $1,100 more per month. Asheville in the western part of the state is nearly $1,200 higher. However, Wilmington and Raleigh have the highest costs among the cities listed at $5,254 and $5,388.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Greensboro
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
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:
The Smith Active Adult Center caters to older adults aged 50 and above. It provides a blend of year-round activities, programs and services to keep aging adults active and meet their physical, mental, social and cultural needs. Special services that are provided on a routine basis include free tax services, balance and bone density screenings, blood pressure and blood glucose testing, legal services, grief support and Medicare counseling.
The PTRC AAA administers funding for the 12 counties in its region, including Guilford. Seniors can take part in its Age Well programs. These programs help older adults improve their ability to manage chronic conditions and reduce their risk of falling. Through partnerships with local communities, PTRC AAA also offers a wide selection of health promotion courses at no cost.
Legal Aid of North Carolina provides free legal assistance to low-income residents in civil cases. It helps seniors with advance directives, wills, powers of attorney, denial or termination of government benefits, assisted living discharges, veterans’ services and pension benefits.
Long Term Care Ombudsmen act as advocates for residents of long-term care facilities, including those in assisted living. Through the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman and 16 regional divisions, seniors can find assistance with their grievances against their long-term care facility. Ombudsmen also answer questions and provide guidance on the long-term care system.
The Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro offers a variety of senior programming, including low-cost rides to nonmedical appointments. It also has a lifetime learning program to help seniors keep their minds sharp, and it runs the ShepNet Computer Center where seniors learn how to use new technology. Shepherd’s Corner has volunteer opportunities and plans day and overnight trips for fun and continued learning.
Greensboro Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Greensboro area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. 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.