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

  • Sorted through 30 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 8 hours researching assisted living communities in New Bern
  • Read more than 70 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 New Bern is $3,400, which is considerably lower than the state average of $3,800 and the national average of $4,051.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in New Bern, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 30 communities in the New Bern area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the New Bern 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 Morehead City
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Not Listed
With its quiet coastal setting and welcoming ambiance, seniors can feel at home at Brookdale Morehead City. The community's highly trained team is on-site 24 hours a day, so residents can receive the support they need when they need it. From appointment reminders to bathing and grooming assistance, medication management to transportation, the staff makes daily living easier through personalized plans that match residents with suitable services. A dynamic social calendar includes activities for every interest, so seniors can try everything from cardio classes to cooking, puzzles and movies. Clubs and social events offer more to enjoy, with happy hours, brunches and outings to local attractions. Dining is taken seriously, with chef-prepared meals that incorporate diverse flavors. Seniors can try a new look in the beauty salon/barbershop, relax in the screened lanai or cover a canvas in the arts and crafts studio.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and their loved ones appreciate the attentive team. "Beautiful place. Loving caregivers," one relative says. "Both of my parents lived here when they needed extra care. We couldn't have offered more care and attention to them if they lived at home with us." Residents agree, with one saying, "I love it here! So homey and cozy. Very attentive staff."
4.23 out of 5 stars
(26) Reviews
107 Bryan St., Morehead City, NC 28557
Brookdale New Bern
Carteret House
Carteret Landing
Croatan Village
Home Place of New Bern
The Cottages of Swansboro
The Gardens of Pamlico

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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