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Assisted Living in Auburn, AL

Active seniors in assisted living may appreciate the vibrant atmosphere of Auburn. This Alabama city is home to Auburn University and has a total population of 66,259, with an estimated 7.5% of residents age 65 and over. Auburn isn’t just for college students—there’s plenty of advantages for seniors, too. The city has multiple parks and golf courses, along with plenty of places to shop and dine. There are also cultural attractions such as the Jule Collins Museum of Fine Art and the Auburn Area Community Theatre. The Auburn Parks and Recreation Center has programs for residents ages 50 and over, including fitness classes and field trips.

Assisted living is a common long-term care choice for aging adults who enjoy their independence but also require some help with basic life activities such as eating and bathing. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost for assisted living care in Auburn is $4,298, which is higher than the state average but lower than the national average.

This guide to assisted living in Auburn takes a look at prices throughout the state and also examines some helpful low-cost resources available to seniors in the area.

3 Assisted Living communities in Auburn, AL | 1 nearby communities

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1. Morningside of Auburn

871 Twin Forks Avenue, Auburn, AL, 36830

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Summer Village

1601 Professional Parkway, Auburn, AL, 36830

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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Summer Village At Magnolia Place, Auburn, AL

3. Summer Village At Magnolia Place

1553 Professional Pkwy, Auburn, AL, 36830

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Comfort Keepers In Home Care, Opelika, AL

1. Comfort Keepers In Home Care

119 S 8th St, Opelika, AL, 36801

Home Care, Personal Care

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Auburn

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Alabama. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Auburn

In Auburn, seniors pay an average of $4,298 per month for assisted living care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Auburn

Auburn is one of Alabama’s more expensive areas when it comes to assisted living. Its cost of $4,298 is roughly $800 higher than the Alabama state average of $3,503. On the other hand, it’s still roughly $200 less expensive than the national average of $4,500.






The United States

Alabama’s least expensive city for assisted living care, Dothan, reports costs of $2,150 a month — almost exactly half Auburn’s cost. However, the majority of Alabama cities report costs in the $3,000 to $4,000 range. Seniors in Tuscaloosa pay $3,150 a month, while those in Montgomery pay $3,500 a month and those in Mobile pay $3,523 a month. Only a few Alabama cities break the $4,000 mark. Birmingham is approximately $300 cheaper than Auburn at $4,028, and Anniston is approximately $475 more expensive than Auburn at $4,771.















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Paying for Assisted Living in Alabama

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Alabama.

Auburn Assisted Living Resources

Lee-Russell Council Area Agency on Aging(334) 528-9250Auburn seniors in assisted living can access various resources and support through the Lee-Russell Council Area Agency on Aging. Some of the available services include preventative care, counseling, legal assistance, prescription assistance and senior employment. Seniors can also reach the Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s office through their local AAA.
Boykin Community Center(334) 501-7280The Auburn Senior Center is part of this community center, where seniors can enjoy socialization and enriching activities. Arts and crafts, fitness classes and gardening clubs are just a few examples of activities that may be available at this center.
East Alabama Services for the Elderly (EASE)(334) 826-5811Founded in 1974, East Alabama Services for the Elderly (EASE) promotes senior welfare and publicizes the needs of this demographic, in addition to providing housing, educational and nutritional programs for area seniors.  
Lee-Russell Public Transit(334) 749-9092Seniors in Auburn who take public transportation may be eligible for reduced fares through the Lee-Russell Public Transit system. In addition to fixed routes, there’s the Dial-a-Ride service that seniors can use for on-demand transportation.
Lee County Brown Bag Program for Seniors(334) 821-9006The Lee County Brown Bag Program for Seniors operates through the Food Bank of East Alabama to provide low-income seniors with supplemental groceries.
Lee County Veterans Service Office(334) 737-3626Senior veterans in Auburn can contact the Lee County Veterans Service Office for more information about available benefits. VA offices provide veterans of all ages with health care, counseling, employment assistance and a variety of other programs and services.

Auburn Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Auburn area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Alabama