In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Raleigh area, our team of researchers sorted through 172 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 27 hours researching assisted living communities in Raleigh
  • Interviewed 13 facility staff members
  • Read more than 140 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 18 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 Raleigh is $5,325, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,000 and the national average of $4,051.

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 Raleigh, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 172 communities in the Raleigh area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Raleigh 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.

Brighton Gardens of Raleigh
115
Studios, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
Not Listed
The clean, bright property at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh provides an attractive place for seniors who need assisted living or memory care help. Trained staff is on hand 24-hours a day, including a nurse on-staff regularly, to assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing. Residents live in private studio apartments or companion suites that have small kitchenettes, and they have the freedom to explore the common areas throughout the property. At Brighton Gardens of Raleigh, resident input is considered when planning a busy social activities calendar, which includes classes, events and trips into town. The community has several clubs to allow residents to pursue their interests. When they do not wish to dine in their rooms, they can have up to three balanced meals served in a beautiful community dining room, and snacks are available regularly.
What Residents are Saying:
Families and residents enjoy the attentive staff at this community. One child of a resident said, "My father-in-law moved there for respite care, and it seemed very nice. The people there were very friendly, he seemed to enjoy whatever they offered. He said the food was good. He had a private room with his own bathroom."
4.19 out of 5
(56) Reviews
3101 Duraleigh Rd.,
Raleigh, NC 27612
Brookdale MacArthur Park
Carillon Assisted Living of North Raleigh
Falls River Village and Court
Gabriel Manor
Glenaire
HeartFields at Cary
Lawndale Manor
Magnolia Glen
Morningside of Raleigh
Oak Hill Assisted Living Community
Spring Arbor of Raleigh
Sunrise at North Hills
Sunrise of Cary
Sunrise of Raleigh
The Covington
The Cypress of Raleigh
Waltonwood

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

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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