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

  • Sorted through 38 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 11 hours researching assisted living communities in Hickory
  • Read more than 90 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Hickory is $4,000, which is slightly higher than the state average of $3,800 and similar to the national average of $4,051.

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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 Hickory, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 38 communities in the Hickory area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Hickory 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 Falling Creek
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living
Not Listed
Brookdale Falling Creek is a comfortable and homelike community where seniors can relax and enjoy their golden years. The team of dedicated caregivers is always available to provide physical support with the tasks of daily living and to encourage seniors to remain independent. Each room in the community has an emergency call button for residents' peace of mind. A registered nurse is on-site to carry out daily wellness checks and monitor the health of seniors. A rotating schedule of daily activities features group outings, fitness classes, movie nights, ice cream socials, card games and musical entertainment. Convenient amenities on-site include a beauty salon, a games room, a library and a whirlpool. Healthy meals are served on a daily basis in the communal dining room, and special diets can be accommodated. The community is pet-friendly.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members praise the staff and the well-maintained facility. One reviewer says, "My mother is in Brookdale Falling Creek. She likes it. Everybody treats her well. Everyone is very professional. My mom's room is very pleasing. I am happy with the place. The environment is very nice, and they keep her active. It is a good place."
4.41 out of 5 stars
(31) Reviews
910 29th Ave. NE., Hickory, NC 28601
Cambridge House - A DePaul Senior Living Community
Elmcroft of Newton
Heath House - A DePaul Senior Living Community
Somerset Court of Cherryville
Springs of Catawba
Stanley Total Living Center
The Addison of Lincolnton
Trinity Village
Wexford House - A DePaul Senior Living Community

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes 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

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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