A Right Place for Seniors in Alabama
Alabama is a warm southern state with a rich history and historical sites. It may be overlooked as a retirement option because it neighbors the more popular retirement state of Florida. However, Alabama senior residents can enjoy the same nice weather as Florida residents, cost of living about 20% lower than the national average. Alabama residents can also take advantage of state tax breaks which include tax exempted social security.
Assisted Living in Alabama
Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2019 estimated the average cost of assisted living in Alabama to be $3,250 a month, however it ranges between $3,400 to $4,145 depending on your location.
Memory care such as Alzheimer’s and dementia can be 30% more costly. Each senior care facility has its own way of assessing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for each resident.
Home Care Costs in Alabama
As with living facilities, home care costs vary depending on location, ranging from $17.80 an hour to $20 an hour. The most affordable rates come from Montgomery, Anniston, and Tuscaloosa, while the most expensive are Birmingham, Gadsden, Huntsville, and Mobile.
Senior Care Facts
Information gathered from AHCA/NCAL
Assisted Living Residents
Are over the age of 85
Have Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia.
Assisted Living Providers
- 300 assisted living communities
- 9,700 beds/licensed max capacity
- 30 average number of people served