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Cost of Mississippi Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Mississippi is $3,150 per month.

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

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

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Louisiana$3,010
Arkansas$3,063
Alabama$3,075
Mississippi$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 Mississippi Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

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

Helpful Mississippi Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Mississippi? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Mississippi licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification
msdh.ms.gov
(601) 364-1110
Are you aware of all the Mississippi health-based programs available to you? Your Mississippi Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Mississippi Department of Health
msdh.state.ms.us
Local: (601) 576-7400
Tollfree: (800) 227-7308
Are you familiar with the Mississippi Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

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

Find your local Mississippi AAA below:

North Delta Planning & Development District, Inc./Area Agency on Aging
Batesville, MS
(662) 561-4100
Area Agency on Aging of South Delta
Greenville, MS
(662) 378-3831
North Central Area Agency on Aging
Winona, MS
(662) 283-2771
Golden Triangle Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging
Starkville, MS
(662) 324-7860
Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Pontotoc, MS
(662) 489-2415
Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development/Area Agency on Aging
Booneville, MS
(662) 728-7038
Central Mississippi Area Agency on Aging
Jackson, MS
(601) 981-1516
ECPDD/Area Agency on Aging
Newton, MS
(601) 683-2007
Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District
Gulfport, MS
(228) 868-2311
Southwest Mississippi Area Agency on Aging
Natchez, MS
(601) 446-6044

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