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Nursing Home Costs in Alabama

*This is the median daily rate for all AL facilities. $70k
*Annual cost at the Alabama median rate
Alabama Nursing Home Costs
Daily Rate AL Nursing Homes

Highest/Lowest Daily Rates

Alabama's highest rate for a semi-private room in a nursing home was $289/day, from facilities in the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley region. The Birmingham area reported the second highest daily rate of $251.

The area with the lowest rate was the Anniston-Oxford region, with $144/day. Some facilities in small towns and rural communities offer care as low as $130 per day.

A full year of care at the maximum rate of $289/day would cost $105,485. A full year at the minimum rate be $52,560.

The median rate for the whole state was $191 per day, or $69,715 per year, for a semi-private room. A private room averaged about $209/day, which comes to $76,267 for a year.

The cost of nursing home care in Alabama is generally less than the national average for all 50 states.

Medicare does not pay for long-term care. (It might pay for short-term stays for rehab after surgery or other treatment.
Average age upon admittance to a nursing home.

91% of Alabama nursing home residents rate their nursing home as excellent or good. This number exceeds the national average.
(Source: Alabama Nursing Home Association / 2014 My InnerView Customer Satisfaction Survey of Alabama nursing homes.)

ccrc decisions

Planning ahead for lifetime care? A CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) may be your answer.

What's a CCRC?

Simply put, CCRCs are retirement communities with an important added benefit: lifetime care, which ensures that you can "age in place," having planned ahead in terms of access to additional services and the cost of long-term care. The typical CCRC is a community that includes independent living in apartments or house units, an assisted living facility, and a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.

Some CCRCs also include short term rehab, hospice, special memory care facilities, and even home health care services.

You can check out Alabama's many CCRCs at our page: Alabama Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Life Care Communities, CCRCs.

Comparing Long Term Care in Alabama
Estimated Annual Cost (median rates)
nursing homes
assisted living
home health aide
adult day care
Adult Day
Nursing Home data is based on a Semi-Private Room.

Costs Around the State

Nursing Home Median Daily Rates (Semi-Private Room)
Auburn-Opelika $166
Birmingham $202
Dothan $203
Muscle Shoals $185
Huntsville $200
Mobile $180
Montgomery $203
Tuscaloosa $175
Whole State $176

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That's the median yearly cost for all nursing homes in the US (Semi-Private Room). In cost-per-day, its $220.
At least 70% of people over 65 will need long-term care services and support at some point in their lives.
(Source: 2015 Medicare & You, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

A BIG thank you to Genworth.

Much of the data used on this page was sourced from the "Cost of Care Survey 2015 - Washington" published by Genworth Financial, Inc. You can download a copy here We are very grateful that this excellent report is available to the public.

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