The North Carolina Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in North Carolina. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $20.00 an hour for home care to $7,665 a month for skilled nursing care, North Carolina is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

North Carolina Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in North Carolina

  • North Carolina Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in North Carolina is $20.00, making North Carolina less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • North Carolina Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in North Carolina is $1,170 per month making North Carolina less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • North Carolina Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in North Carolina is $4,000 per month making North Carolina less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • North Carolina Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in North Carolina is $7,665 per month making North Carolina less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

North Carolina Senior Services

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Aging and Adult Services

Address: 2001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2000

Phone: 1-800-662-7030

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North Carolina State Plan on Aging

North Carolina Elder Justice and Advocacy

If you have a concern that an older adult or an adult with disabilities is being exploited, abused or neglected, call contact your local Department of Social Services.

North Carolina Support for Caregivers

North Carolina Senior Disaster Preparedness

North Carolina Health Care Fraud

North Carolina Long-Term Care Ombudsman

North Carolina Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

North Carolina Medicare and Insurance Counseling

North Carolina Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

North Carolina Prescription Assistance

North Carolina County Offices for Aging

Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging: Cherokee, Clay, Graham,

Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain (EBCI)

Address: 125 Bonnie Lane Sylva NC 28779

Phone: (828) 586-1962

Fax: (828) 586-1968

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Land-of-Sky Regional Council: Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania

Address: 339 New Leicester Highway Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: (828) 251-6622

Fax: (828) 251-6353

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High Country Council of Governments: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

Address: 468 New Market Boulevard Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 265-5434

Fax: (828) 265-5439

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Western Piedmont Council of Governments: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba

Address: 1880 Second Ave, NW Hickory NC 28601

Phone: (828) 322-9191

Fax: (828) 322-5991

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Isothermal Planning & Development Commission: Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Address: 111 West Court Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Phone: (828) 287-2281

Fax: (828) 287-2735

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Centralina Council of Governments: Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union

Address: 525 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (704) 372-2416

Fax: (704) 347-4710

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Piedmont Triad Regional Council: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin

Address: 1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive Kernersville, NC 27284

Phone: (336) 904-0300

Fax: (336) 904-0302

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Kerr Tar Regional COG: Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Warren

Address: 1724 Graham Avenue Henderson, NC 27536

Phone: (252) 436-2040

Fax: (252) 436-2055

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Triangle J Council of Governments: Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Wake

Address: 4307 Emperor Blvd., Suite 110 Durham, NC 27703

Phone: (919) 558-2711

Fax: (919) 549-9390

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Mid-Carolina Council of Governments: Cumberland, Harnett, Sampson

Address: 130 Gillespie Street Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: (910) 323-4191

Fax: (910) 323-9330

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Lumber River Council of Governments: Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland

Address: 30 CJ Walker Road Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: (910) 618-5533

Fax: (910) 521-7556

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Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments: Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, Wilson

Address: 121 W. Nash Street Wilson, NC 27894

Phone: (252) 234-5952

Fax: (252) 234-5971

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Cape Fear Council of Governments: Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender

Address: 1480 Harbour Drive Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: (910) 395-4553

Fax: (910) 395-2684

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Albemarle Commission: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington

Address: 512 South Church Street Hertford, NC 27944

Phone: (252) 426-5753

Fax: (252) 426-8482

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Mid-East Commission: Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin, Pitt

Address: 1385 John Small Avenue Washington, NC 27889

Phone: (252) 946-8043

Fax: (252) 974-1852

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Eastern Carolina Council of Governments: Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Wayne

Address: 233 Middle Street New Bern, NC 28563

Phone: (252) 638-3185

Fax: (252) 638-3187

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

North Carolina Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

North Carolina Senior Health Studies

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