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

  • Sorted through 51 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 10 hours researching assisted living communities in Wilmington
  • Read more than 100 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 Wilmington is $5,408, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,000 and 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 Wilmington, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 51 communities in the Wilmington area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Wilmington 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.

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Morningside of Wilmington
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
Assisted Living: $2,700, Memory Care: $2,320
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Morningside of Wilmington is located in a suburban neighborhood near the Wilmington Medical Park and top-rated Hanover Regional Medical Center. This community offers assisted living and memory care, including short-term stays. Seniors can choose from a wide selection of spacious floor plans with access to a well-equipped activity center, attractive gardens, shaded outdoor sitting areas and an all-day dining room, serving chef-approved fare. Rates include the brand's signature Lifestyle360 program, which enables seniors to participate in resident clubs, recreational activities and the community's men's group.
What Residents are Saying:
Visiting family members are impressed with the friendly staff, the community building and the on-site amenities. One says, "This Assisted Living facility is beautifully designed around an inner courtyard garden. There's an abundance of activities for residents to choose from. Staff members are kind and helpful."
3.91 out of 5 stars
(89) Reviews
2744 South 17th St, Wilmington, NC 54965
Cambridge Village of Wilmington
Cedar Cove Assisted Living
Davis Health Care Center
Spring Arbor of Wilmington
Arbor Landing at Hampstead
Stonebridge at Woodbury
Kempton at Brightmore
The Commons at Brightmore
Coastal Cove of Wilmington

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.

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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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