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See full list of all 528 licensed assisted senior living facilities in Alabama for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to find every licensed assisted living facility in Alabama. If you or your loved one are trying to find a facility in any part of Alabama with kind and caring staff who will help with daily living activities such as taking a bath, getting dressed, eating, transferring or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living community in Alabama that is close to you.

How much will Assisted Living in Alabama Cost?

With the national monthly average being $3,600, Alabama’s assisted living weighs in at $3,271. It’s a smidge above Georgia at $3,100 and Mississippi at $3,150. This reflects the rate for a one-bedroom senior assisted living unit in Alabama. The cost on top of that rate will always depend on the level of care the elderly resident will need. 

The average retiree Social Security amount is around $1,379, which is less than half the amount needed for the average one bedroom assisted living unit in Alabama. This is without extra care or special needs.

Assisted Living Choices in Alabama

Assisted living comes under three different headings in Alabama. They are divided into three groups: Assisted living, Assisted living specialty care and Adult Daycare. The most common type that seniors will use is congregate assisted living, which is a facility that serves 17 or more adults. There are Family assisted living homes for 2-3 elderly adults and group homes that can serve 3 - 16 older adults.

There’s assisted living specialty care in Alabama for seniors that need cognitive care. Congregate assisted living communities can be for those 55 or older with little to no need for ADL care. It’s more of an ‘independent living’ situation. They also have adult day care available. Floor plans as well as shared and private rooms are available in a wide variety across the state of Alabama. They range from studios to three bedrooms.

Payment Choices for Assisted Living Costs in Alabama:

Currently, there are no Medicaid or non-Medicaid assistance programs for senior assisted living in a residential setting in Alabama. This puts the senior retiree in a bit of a pickle. They may be at an in-between stage of life where they may have a condition that makes some ADL’s challenging. Skilled nursing may be something they’re nowhere near needing and to make matters worse, they may have to stay at home alone a good percentage of the time.

The Medicaid programs seem to be geared to providing care for those living at home or “in the community”, meaning at a friend or family home. This isn’t always feasible for elderly seniors who need assisted living, but this is the reality of the situation for Medicaid and Medicaid waiver in Alabama.

The only options that seems to be available to help offset Alabama assisted living costs are non-profits like those available for veterans. The only other options we found to assist older Alabama seniors pay for assisted living were things like long-term-care insurance, tax credits, life insurance benefits with conversions and loans geared to assisted living.

The state of Alabama has some great programs to help seniors pay bills, get the nutrition they need, and even supplement the caregivers that help them at home. So, it’s not all negative. They seem to want to concentrate on allowing the senior retiree to stay at home and delay a nursing home stay or prevent it altogether. But, if you’re in need of an assisted living facility, then creativity and some financial juggling may be the only way to get it in Alabama.

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