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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

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in North Carolina? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in North Carolina?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other North Carolina nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in North Carolina?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in North Carolina.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other North Carolina facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other North Carolina nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in North Carolina?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of North Carolina's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other North Carolina nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept North Carolina Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in North Carolina

Have a complaint about a North Carolina Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in North Carolina have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in North Carolina, report it to:
Division of Health Service Regulation-Nursing Home Licensure and Certification
Local: (919) 855-4520
Tollfree: (800) 624-3004
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in North Carolina or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Division of Aging and Adult Services
Local: (919) 855-3400 ext. 3429
As a North Carolina resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the North Carolina state department of insurance at:
Department of Insurance of North Carolina
Local: (919) 807-6750
Tollfree: (800) 546-5664
Are you aware of all the North Carolina health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the North Carolina Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (919) 855-4400
Tollfree: (800) 622-7030
Are you on a low income in North Carolina and having trouble covering your medical bills? The North Carolina medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (919) 855-4100
Tollfree: (800) 662-7030
Are you familiar with the North Carolina Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to North Carolina residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local North Carolina AAA below:

Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging
Sylva, NC
(828) 586-1962
Land of Sky CRC
Asheville, NC
(828) 251-6622
Isothermal Planning & Development Commission
Rutherfordton, NC
(828) 287-2281
High Country Area Agency on Aging
Boone, NC
(828) 265-5434
Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Hickory, NC
(828) 322-9191
Centralina Area Agency on Aging
Charlotte, NC
(704) 372-2416
Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Kernersville, NC
(336) 904-0300
Triangle J Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Durham, NC
(919) 558-2711
Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments
Henderson, NC
(252) 436-2040
Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging
Wilson, NC
(252) 234-5952
Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging
Fayetteville, NC
(910) 323-4191
Lumber River Area Agency on Aging
Pembroke, NC
(910) 618-5533
Cape Fear Council of Governments
Wilmington, NC
(910) 395-4553
Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging
New Bern, NC
(252) 638-3185
Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging
Washington, NC
(252) 974-1854
Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging
Hertford, NC
(252) 426-5753

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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