Trussville, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, has a population of more than 26,000 with about 14.4% in the 65 and over demographic. Since the city’s overall cost of living is higher than the national and Alabama averages, as is the individual health score, seniors may want to take advantage of relevant local programs to help keep costs as low as possible. Although there are medical facilities in Trussville, the nearest hospital is in Birmingham. Residents can spend their free time attending town events, heading to the city pool and visiting restaurants and other local businesses.
Seniors who want to be in a community but need help with activities of daily living can benefit from assisted living. Multiple assisted living facilities in and near Trussville offer this type of setting. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey shows that seniors should expect to pay approximately $4,028 monthly for assisted living care, a noticeable difference from the $3,503 Alabama average.
Details in this guide offer Trussville seniors information about assisted living and how to make the most of the local resources.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Trussville
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 Trussville
Although costs vary between assisted living facilities, Trussville seniors should expect to pay about $4,028 a month.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Trussville
Almost $1,000 separates the Alabama and national monthly assisted living averages, while Trussville falls between the two.
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Auburn ($4,298) is the only community in Alabama that’s more expensive than Trussville when it comes to assisted living. On the lower end of the $3,000 range are Tuscaloosa ($3,150), Huntsville ($3,345) and Decatur ($3,439). Right in the middle is Montgomery ($3,500), which is $3 shy of Alabama’s assisted living monthly median ($3,503). Closer to Trussville’s average cost are Mobile ($3,523) and Daphne ($3,988).
Note:Data for Trussville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Birmingham, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Trussville
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:
Life Insurance Policy
Long-Term Care Insurance
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Alabama.
Located on Cherokee Drive, the Senior Citizens’ Activity Center at Trussville is available to residents who are aged 55+. Open weekdays (but closes for some holidays), it offers a fun array of activities for seniors, including yoga and dance classes, plus everyday options, such as billiards.
The Trussville Public Library is open 7 days a week. In addition to notary services by appointment, current events vary from a Knit & Crochet Meetup Group to an “Understanding Medicare” educational seminar.
Open 7 days a week (but closed on some holidays), the Trussville YMCA has much for seniors to do, including swimming, in-person classes such as Zumba, personal training sessions and outdoor tennis courts. Seniors can choose from a variety of membership options.
The fitness center at the Civic Center is open every day except for some holidays. A variety of classes are available. Discounted civic center memberships are available for senior singles and couples aged 65 and over.
Although the United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County is based in Birmingham, Trussville falls in its area of service. Services available to seniors include legal help via the Alabama Legal Assistance Program, nutrition counseling and help with the cost of prescriptions via the SenioRx program.
Trussville Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Trussville 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.