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

  • Sorted through 39 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 17 hours researching assisted living communities in Durham
  • Read more than 95 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 6 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 Durham is $5,563, 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 Durham, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 39 communities in the Durham area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Durham 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.

Atria Southpoint Walk
Not Listed
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Detached Homes
Assisted Living, Independent Living
Assisted Living: $5,860, Independent Living: $4,495
The elegant, stately decor of this facility is matched by the attention to detail provided to residents in need of assisted living services. Staff members are available to escort seniors to and from facility events and daily meals. They also offer support to each resident of the community in setting and achieving personal goals that enrich their experience and enhance their well-being.
What Residents are Saying:
A reviewer enthuses about the level of care available at the community, its considerate team members and full activities calendar, saying, ‘'I have found the staff here to be so kind and compassionate. The residents perpetually have smiling faces. The activity and culinary programs are unreal...they have SO much fun and eat WELL! Great place to live and work!''
4.50 out of 5 stars
(50) Reviews
5705 Fayetteville Rd., Durham, NC 27713
Brookdale Durham
Carillon Assisted Living of Durham
Croasdaile Village
Durham Regent
LiveWell at Hope Valley

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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