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Overall Rating


When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in Alabama:

Key Findings

  • Assisted living records in Alabama are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.
  • Alabama assisted living records are available through a convenient online health provider search.

How to Access Records

  • Visit the Alabama Department of Health website.
  • To research violations select "view healthcare deficiencies" and you'll be presented with an alphabetical list of providers.
  • For a list of licensed communities, select "healthcare facilities directory" and indicate "assisted living facilities" as the facility type.

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Alabama Accessibility Criteria

Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
1Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form?Yes
2If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently?Yes
3If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
4Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online?Yes
5If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days]No or N/A
6If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities?No or N/A
7If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all?Yes or N/A
8Is information about special licensing for care shown?Yes
9Capacity shown?Yes
10Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]?Yes
11Administrator / Contact name shown?Yes
12State may fine facility?Yes
13Frequency of inspections?No requirement or periodic
14Website includes pricing of facility?No
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