In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Cary area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 37 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 17 hours researching assisted living communities in Cary
  • Read more than 110 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 8 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Cary is $5,325, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,000 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Cary, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 37 communities in the Cary area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Cary area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale MacArthur Park
80
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Not listed
This luxury, pet-friendly community is just minutes from Bond Lake and its surrounding parkland, where seniors and their visiting loved ones can enjoy picnics, scenic walking trails and athletic fields. Residents enjoy Brookdale's comprehensive amenities, which include billiards, an on-site bistro and a piano that's available for those who play. Cozy common areas such as the fireside living room are designed to promote socialization among residents, and seniors can soak in the sunshine all year long in the fully enclosed sunroom. Brookdale MacArthur Park has innovative signature programs, such as Rewiring Aging which helps seniors stay connected through technology, and the Ageless Spirit, enhancing spirituality through practices such as gratitude and kindness.
What Residents are Saying:
Visiting family members appreciate the care the nurses provide and the cleanliness of the community. "My mother is in Brookdale. It is perfect with what we need. Everything is clean, and she is being taken care of. Everything is great. Everybody is friendly. It is a small community with good care. It has attentive nurses and attentive people," one said.
4.22 out of 5 stars
(41) Reviews
111 MacArthur Dr., Cary, NC 2751
Glenaire
HeartFields at Cary
LiveWell – Cary
SearStone
Sunrise of Cary
Waltonwood Cary Parkway
Woodland Terrace

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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