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See full list of all 386 licensed assisted senior living facilities in Mississippi for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to search for every licensed assisted living facility in Mississippi. If you or your loved one are looking for a facility in any part of Mississippi with kind and loving staff who will help with daily living activities such as taking a bath, getting dressed, eating, moving around 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 home in Mississippi that is close to you.

Assisted living facilities in Mississippi are referred to as Personal Care Homes, Residential Living and Personal Care Homes, as well as Assisted Living. The governmental department that handles the licensing of Mississippi senior living facilities is the Mississippi Department of Health in the Division of Health Facilities. They have the licensing split in two groups: Assisted Living and Residential Living.

Requirements for Both Licensing Groups:

  • Mississippi Residential Living Communities: This type of community, unlike assisted living, means simply that they cannot keep an individual or couple that cannot ambulate. This means if you or your senior needs assistance walking or moving in and out of bed or doing most of the physical everyday things, a residential living community is not for you.
  • Assisted Living: a facility that is licensed as assisted living is just that, living that is assisted. This means all ADLs are met.

In the state of Mississippi, assisted living homes may include a separate area or structure attached to the assisted living facility for memory and Alzheimer’s care. Please note, that the rates we will quote here for that care are not included in the memory and Alzheimer’s care rate of monthly assisted living rental unit.

Physical Requirements for Assisted Living Units in Mississippi

The per resident required square footage in a Mississippi assisted living facility is 80 square feet of living floor space. This does not include closets, bathrooms, alcoves or door swing footage. This means any type of recessed floor space is not counted. This is so that the senior has room to walk freely and not encounter a roommate that is passing them. This also allows for easy use of all ambulation equipment by one or two aged occupants.

Only four residents are allowed in one assisted living facility unit in Mississippi. The minimum ratio to bathroom for each resident must be provided as follows: one bathtub or shower for up to every 12 assisted living residents; one sink and one commode for up to 6 residents.

Cost, Payment Options and Payment Programs for Assisted Living in Mississippi

Statewide in Mississippi, assisted living cost average is at $3,493 and this is just slightly below the national average of $4,000 per month. The cities that were up to that amount or slightly lower were in Biloxi and Harrisburg. The most expensive assisted living available in Mississippi is in the $4,123 range in the other cities in Mississippi.

As we noted earlier, and for all states, memory and Alzheimer’s care is by far what makes the monthly expense costlier. For the state of Mississippi, you’re looking at between $699 and $1,047 addition charge for memory care every month. Currently, there aren’t any Medicaid or Medicaid waiver programs that would cover any cost of senior living and care for seniors not living at home. It is important to know that Medicaid’s intention is to keep people out of the nursing facilities and most states will not even have a waiver to cover this. For adult day care or foster care, there are generally waivers in all states because it is considered living in the community, so when you read that in descriptions of coverage, that is what the definition is.

Paying for assisted living in Mississippi is easier thanks to the lower statewide cost of most, though not all, facilities. If you’re still struggling to cover the cost of assisted living care, you may have to use retirement savings, annuities or other income streams that are available to you or your family members.

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