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Cost of Alabama Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Alabama is $3,075 per month.

The monthly base rate for Alabama assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Alabama is also less expensive compared to the national average.

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

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Georgia$2,880
Alabama$3,075
Mississippi$3,150
Florida$3,150
Tennessee$3,395
U.S.$3,600

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

Researching Alabama Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Alabama require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Alabama 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 Alabama. 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 Alabama. 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?
    Alabama 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 Alabama - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Alabama?
    Alabama 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 Alabama 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 Alabama.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Alabama for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Alabama Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at medicaid.alabama.gov.

Helpful Alabama Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Alabama? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Alabama licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards
adph.org
(334) 206-5575
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Alabama? Your local Alabama long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
alabamaageline.gov
Local: (334) 242-5743
Tollfree: (800) 243-5463
Are you aware of all the Alabama health-based programs available to you? Your Alabama Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Alabama Department of Public Health
adph.org
Local: (334) 206-5300
Tollfree: (800) 252-1818
Spanish: (866) 874-3972
Are you familiar with the Alabama Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Alabama AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Alabama regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Alabama AAA below:

Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments Department of Aging Services
Muscle Shoals, AL
(256) 389-0500
West Alabama Regional Commission
Northport, AL
(205) 333-2990
Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging
Alabaster, AL
(205) 670-5770
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
Anniston, AL
(256) 237-6741
South Central Alabama Development Commission and Area Agency on Aging
Montgomery, AL
(334) 244-6903
Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Camden, AL
(334) 682-5206
Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging
Dothan, AL
(334) 793-6843
South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Mobile, AL
(251) 433-6541
Central Alabama Aging Consortium
Montgomery, AL
(334) 240-4680
Lee-Russell Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Opelika, AL
(334) 749-5264
North Central Alabama Regional Councils of Governments
Decatur, AL
(256) 355-4515
Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG)
Huntsville, AL
(256) 830-0818
United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County
Birmingham, AL
(205) 458-3330

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