Assisted Living in Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery is Alabama’s capital city and is located on the southern bank of the Alabama River, at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers. With a population of almost 200,000 individuals, 15.6% of which are made up of seniors aged 65 years and older, it’s Alabama’s second most populous city. Montgomery has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers, short cold winters and year-round rainfall. The city has been nationally recognized for its continuing large-scale downtown revitalization. It is one of the largest cultural hubs of any mid-sized city in the U.S. Its Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park houses the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Carolyn Blount Theatre that hosts classical plays and performances throughout the year. Montgomery additionally has over 1,600 acres of parkland, two major hospitals, three public universities and two medical school campuses.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Montgomery is $3,134, allowing for variation in costs among various facilities due to the amenities and services offered.
Paying for Assisted Living in Montgomery, Alabama
The Cost of Assisted Living in Montgomery
Montgomery’s average assisted living cost is $3,134, $116 lower than the state’s median and almost $1,000 lower than the national average. Georgia, Alabama’s neighbor to the east, has a similar assisted living cost of $3,335 monthly, while Florida to the south and Mississippi have slightly higher monthly medians. Tennessee has the region’s highest assisted living cost of $3,900.
Montgomery and Mobile on the southern-most end of the state share very similar assisted living costs of $3,134 and $3,200, respectively. Birmingham, towards the state’s center, has a higher monthly median of $3,200, while neighboring Tuscaloosa has the state’s lowest average cost of $2,909. Huntsville on Alabama’s northern border has Alabama’s highest assisted living cost of $3,900, $640 higher than Florence, which is located in the same northerly portion of the state.
Montgomery Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Alabama has an Elderly and Disabled Waiver program and a Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver that assists seniors that require skilled nursing level care to afford these services. It offers financial assistance for the provision of ongoing assisted living services within a skilled nursing setting or at the recipient’s home to adults of 65 years and older. Seniors can choose whether to have the state manage their care assistance or to take control of the administration of their own care services through a program known as Personal Choices. The program allows seniors to select the provider, type of services and frequency of the care they require.
Montgomery Assisted Living Resources
| SCADC ||(334) 244-6903||The South Central Alabama Development Commission is designated as an Area Agency on Aging and provides supportive services, advocacy and the maintenance and construction of senior centers. It also delivers a range of home and community services for seniors that include personal care assistance, respite services, adult day care and home-delivered meals.|
|Visiting Angels Montgomery||(334) 245-6390||Visiting Angels Montgomery offers personalized care for older adults and creates custom home care plans based around seniors’ needs. Types of care available to older adults include home help, dementia care, companion, respite and personal care.|
|The Archibald Senior Center ||(334) 240-6767||The Archibald Senior Center provides a meeting place for active senior citizens and provides services that promote independence and enhance the quality of life. Activities offered include educational programs, exercise classes, quilting groups, computer and movie clubs and senior day trips.|
|Veterans’ Benefits||(334) 275-5227||Veterans’ Benefits is a service that assists veterans and their families in accessing the long-term care benefits available through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Senior benefits available include veterans’ health care and home renovation grants. The Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit provides financial assistance for home care or assisted living care for veterans and their spouses.|
|Central Alabama Aging Consortium ||(334) 240-4680||The CAAC is an organization that advocates on behalf of senior citizens, as well as providing education for older adults, their caregivers and the general public on seniors’ rights, as well as on the prevention of elder abuse. It also offers legal assistance for non-criminal matters and ombudsmen that advocate for seniors in assisted living facilities through investigating complaints made by residents. |
Montgomery Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Montgomery assisted living communities must comply with state laws and regulations governing health and safety standards, staffing and accommodations as set out by the Alabama State Board of Health. Visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page for more information on these laws and regulations.