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

  • Sorted through 34 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 9 hours researching assisted living communities in Wake Forest
  • Read more than 55 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 Wake Forest is $4,800, which is higher than the state average of $3,800 and the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

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 Wake Forest, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 34 communities in the Wake Forest area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Wake Forest 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
Studios, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
Not Listed
Brighton Gardens of Raleigh is located close to downtown Raleigh and just one block from Rex Healthcare medical facility. Trained caregivers are available 24 hours a day to assist seniors with the activities of daily living and a licensed on-staff nurse makes monthly visits to monitor the wellness of residents. Seniors are encouraged to take part in a range of daily activities to keep them physically and mentally active through a variety of creative, social, learning and spiritual opportunities, including resident-sponsored clubs that cover a range of special interests. Brighton Gardens of Raleigh also organizes frequent group excursions to shops, restaurants and attractions in the local area. Seniors can enjoy a wide choice of well-balanced home-cooked meals every day, served in the community's restaurant-style dining room.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and families praise Brighton Gardens of Raleigh for its attentive staff and beautiful grounds. One relative says, "My father-in-law moved there ... and it seemed very nice. The people there were very friendly, he seemed to enjoy whatever they offered, and he was happy. He said the food was good, and he had a private room with his own bathroom."
4.09 out of 5 stars
(41) Reviews
3101 Duraleigh Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612
Brookdale Wake Forest
Cadence at Wake Forest
Elmcroft of Northridge
Falls River Village
Magnolia Glen
Spring Arbor of Raleigh
Sunrise at North Hills
Sunrise of Raleigh
The Addison of Knightdale

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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