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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Durham

Our Recommended Top 8

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Durham Assisted Living Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1417 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, NC 27705
  • Independent Living

Why choose this provider?

Hillcrest has been providing senior care services to Durham and the surrounding communities since 1951. It offers assisted living services to help seniors with their day-to-day activities involving their medical, clinical, and personal needs. It also has various dining options inside the facilities' sunroom, internet café, kitchenette, and magnolia room. Hillcrest also handles short- and long-term rehabilitative services, including recreational activities, medication management, maintenance exercise, and pet therapy programs. It is also available for in-home care services to seniors in Franklin, Orange, Johnston, and Wake counties.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Google
4.3 / 5 (91)
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (37)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (6)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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1305 Capstone Drive, Durham, NC 27713
  • Memory Care
  • Hospice Services

Why choose this provider?

Avendelle at Southpoint is a senior living residence located in Durham. It provides personalized assisted living care, which takes into account clients' abilities, needs, schedules, likes, and dislikes. Its staff offers assistance while encouraging residents to stay active and be involved with different activities. Some of Avendelle at Southpoint's amenities include private and semi-private suites with cable television and a sunroom. Its president, Esther Cromwell, completed the Masters of Social Work graduate program and holds a Business Administration degree.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (10)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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405 Smith Level Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Memory Care

Why choose this provider?

The Stratford is an assisted living facility for seniors in Durham and nearby areas. It employs an individualized approach to meeting the needs of each resident and is staffed with caregivers working around the clock. It offers full-service housekeeping, on-call physician services, and medication management and runs programs and group activities to encourage social engagement among residents. It incorporates security mechanisms that determine who enters and departs the building, providing occupants with a sense of safety and security. The Stratford also provides memory care and independent living services.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)
Google
4.0 / 5 (2)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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1306 Tamarisk Lane, Durham, NC 27703

Why choose this provider?

Renaissance Care Home offers assisted living to older adults in Durham. The Brier Creek community accommodates a maximum of six residents and provides them with personalized care. It serves dietitian-approved meals and offers memory care and laundry services. The home has private and semi-private bedrooms, a standby generator, a fire sprinkler system, a Hoyer lift, and a dedicated vehicle. A 24-hour onsite registered nurse is also available at the family-owned facility. Doctors make house calls, and PT/OT/ST services are arranged as needed.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (10)

Professionalism:

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5.0
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4523 Hope Valley Rd., Durham, NC 27707
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

Why choose this provider?

Carolina Reserve of Durham, which is affiliated with Navion Senior Solutions, offers assisted living services for elders in the area. Its staff members provide on-site support for seniors who need assistance with medication, housekeeping, bathing, and dressing. The community's rooms are equipped with handicapped-friendly bathrooms, and wireless emergency systems are installed in apartments. Its dietitians also create seasonal menus to cater to residents' individual needs. Navion Senior Solutions' CEO, Stephen Morton, has over three decades of experience in the senior living sector.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.9 / 5 (25)
Facebook
3.8 / 5 (13)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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4214 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27712
  • Meal Service

Why choose this provider?

Calyx Living of Durham serves individuals and families in the metro and the surrounding communities. It allows its senior residents to engage in activities that stimulate their bodies and minds through its assisted living programs. These include amenities such as venues for art and wellness classes; covered and screened porches; an onsite beauty and nail salon; outdoor patios and fountain courtyards; and walking and exercise paths. The facility's other services are memory and respite care.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (25)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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5600 N. Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27712
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

Why choose this provider?

Eno Pointe Assisted Living serves older adults across Durham and the surrounding communities. It connects with families to provide assisted living services for their elderly loved ones who need support from caregivers to manage their daily activities, such as dressing, bathing, eating, and transportation. The family-owned and family-operated facility has been serving clients since 1984. It partners with Duke University and Triangle J Council to provide a music and memory program that helps individuals with dementia lessen their wandering and agitation through their preferred music.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Google
4.1 / 5 (16)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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2701 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705
  • Independent Living

Why choose this provider?

The Forest at Duke is a not-for-profit corporation housing residents and providing continuing care in Durham for over 30 years. The retirement community offers assisted living residences with different floor plans, varying number of bedrooms, and outdoor access. It organizes community programs such as book discussions, Bible study, and guest lectures. The facility also conducts off-campus excursions, workshops, and events with various organizations, including the Choral Society of Durham and Duke Athletics. The community currently accommodates 400 people and employs 275 team members.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Google
4.3 / 5 (27)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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FAQs

  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.