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Cost of North Carolina Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in North Carolina is $6,266 per month.

The monthly base rate for North Carolina nursing homes is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. North Carolina is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in North Carolina. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In North Carolina, the average cost is $6,844.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

South Carolina$5,779
North Carolina$6,266

North Carolina Nursing Home Statistics

North Carolina contains 427 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 44,271 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 82% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for North Carolina skilled nursing homes is 2.9 which ranks 49 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in North Carolina. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other North Carolina facilities.

Overall Ratings of North Carolina Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in North Carolina

Ownership of Nursing Homes in North Carolina

Percent of North Carolina Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of North Carolina Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of North Carolina Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in North Carolina

Helpful North Carolina Consumer Agencies

Billing Medicare

Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.

Fiscal Intermediary
Palmetto (GBA)
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE
Spanish: (800) 213-5446

Part B bills and services.

CIGNA (Connecticut General Life Insurance Company)
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

General Medicare Information

Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.

CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office
CMS, Atlanta Regional Office
Local: (404) 562-7500

Medigap policies available in my area, and insurance questions.

State Department of Insurance
Department of Insurance of North Carolina
Local: (919) 807-6750
Tollfree: (800) 546-5664

Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and help with filing an appeal.

SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Local: (919) 807-6900
Local TDD: (919) 715-0319
Tollfree: (800) 443-9354

Health Care Facilities and Services in Your Area

Finding a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) closest to me to help me lower my health care costs. FQHCs include community health centers, tribal health clinics, migrant health services, and health centers for the homeless.

Primary Care Association
Primary Health Care Association of North Carolina
Local: (919) 469-5701

To find a hospice program in my area.

State Hospice Organization
Carolinas Center for Hospice & End-of-Life Care
Local: (919) 677-4100
Tollfree: (800) 662-8859

Other Health Insurance Programs

Health based programs and services.

State Health Departments
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (919) 855-4400
Tollfree: (800) 622-7030

Low-income programs (such as Medicaid) to help pay medical bills.

State Medical Assistance Office
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (919) 855-4400
Tollfree: (800) 662-7030

Quality of Care/Complaints

Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.

QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)
Medical Review of North Carolina, Inc.
Local: (919) 380-9860
Tollfree: (800) 682-2650

Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.

Division of Aging and Adult Services
Local: (919) 733-8395

Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.

Nursing Home State Survey Agency
Division of Health Service Regulation-Nursing Home Licensure and Certification
Local: (919) 855-4500
Tollfree: (800) 624-3004

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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