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Cost of Alaska Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Alaska is $5,703 per month.

The monthly base rate for Alaska assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Alaska is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Alaska. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

U.S.$3,600
Washington$4,625
Alaska$5,703

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Alaska Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Alaska require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Alaska may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Alaska. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Alaska. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Alaska probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Alaska - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Alaska?
    Alaska will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Alaska requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Alaska.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Alaska for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Alaska Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dhss.alaska.gov.

Helpful Alaska Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Alaska? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Alaska licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Health Care Services, Assisted Living Office
dhss.alaska.gov
(907) 269-3640
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Alaska? Your local Alaska long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Alaska
akoltco.org
Local: (907) 334-4480
Tollfree: (800) 730-6393
Are you aware of all the Alaska health-based programs available to you? Your Alaska Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
hss.state.ak.us
Local: (907) 465-3030

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