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30 Assisted Living Facilities near Muscle Shoals, AL

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If you’re looking for assisted living in Muscle Shoals, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Muscle Shoals or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Muscle Shoals.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Muscle Shoals for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 30 assisted living facilities in the Muscle Shoals area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

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Review ofTraditions of Athens
5.0

Very clean and Tidy, beautiful place to be in, nice staff, a smile around every corner. They have wonderful morning RCA's they help us so much and visit our rooms often just to talk. Great nurse staff a very caring place to live.

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Review ofCountry Cottage - Decatur
5.0

We chose Country Cottage because it just fit her better. It is a smaller and a more intimate setting. The room sizes at the facility are average. She is always staying busy with activities and she really enjoys the food. It has been a good experience so far.

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Review ofLimestone Manor
4.5

My mom has lived here for 11+ years. There have been 4 admins during this time. I can honestly say that the current Administrators is great on several levels. The interior is better kept since she arrived. She courteous, thoughtful, and caring to the residents and staff as well as family members. She arrived a few months before the pandemic and has performed like a pro. She is old enough to have sympathy and empathy with the residents and she has a nursing background.

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Review ofTraditions of Athens
5.0

Very clean and Tidy, beautiful place to be in, nice staff, a smile around every corner. They have wonderful morning RCA's they help us so much and visit our rooms often just to talk. Great nurse staff a very caring place to live.

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Review ofCountry Cottage - Decatur
5.0

We chose Country Cottage because it just fit her better. It is a smaller and a more intimate setting. The room sizes at the facility are average. She is always staying busy with activities and she really enjoys the food. It has been a good experience so far.

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Review ofLimestone Manor
4.5

My mom has lived here for 11+ years. There have been 4 admins during this time. I can honestly say that the current Administrators is great on several levels. The interior is better kept since she arrived. She courteous, thoughtful, and caring to the residents and staff as well as family members. She arrived a few months before the pandemic and has performed like a pro. She is old enough to have sympathy and empathy with the residents and she has a nursing background.

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Brentwood Retirement Community

2505 Alabama Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

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Provides: Memory Care

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Limestone Lodge

1532 W Hobbs St, Athens, AL 35611

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$X,XXX+ monthly
9

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Limestone Lodge, we provide a combination of traditional assisted living and specialty care assisted living for individuals in the beginning stages of memory loss and those with end stages of Alzheimer's disease. Our home-like environment allows residents with similar challenges and needs to...

4.9(36 reviews)
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Limestone Manor

600 US Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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$X,XXX+ monthly
2

Provides: Assisted Living

Welcome to Limestone Manor Assisted Living, a place for seniors to take part, a place to belong. We offer the personal attention and home-like environment your loved one deserves. Conveniently located off Highway 31, our assisted living community has 24 private apartments, spacious family-style...

4.6(38 reviews)
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Merrill Gardens at Madison

121 Brookridge Drive, Madison, AL 35758

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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5

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Merrill Gardens at Madison is situated between Athens and Huntsville in Madison county. Enjoy being near shopping, outdoor recreation areas, hospitals and high-quality medical practices. Merrill Gardens at Madison is classically designed and offer a wellness center, well-appointed library and...

4.1(21 reviews)
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Columbia Cottage - Hartselle

1109 Sparkman St NW, Hartselle, AL 35640

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Real Lifestyle ChoicesColumbia Cottage derives much of its design and decor from a Southern Living Idea Home.Each thoughtful layout has plenty of room to accommodate the treasures that grace your current home. Several apartments have special features like French doors, crown molding, and nine...

4.5(7 reviews)

We liked Columbia Cottage, but they did not offer suites that had the living space and bedroom separated which is someth...

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Columbia Cottage

2373 Roberts Lane, Florence, AL 35630

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$X,XXX+ monthly
21

Provides: Assisted Living

Real Service At the heart of Columbia Cottage is ~CareSteps~, an individualized service plan designed to solve the real, day-to-day issues that have threatened to destroy the independence you've worked so hard to achieve. ~CareSteps~ assures that you'll receive the right amount of help at the...

4.5(6 reviews)
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The Renaissance of Florence

3275 County Road 47, Florence, AL 35630

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$X,XXX+ monthly
13
3

Provides: Assisted Living

IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY...Imagine a lifestyle with all the supportand stability that you could need.Welcome to The Renaissance of FlorenceAssisted Living in Florence, AlabamaOur Services: We are an award-winning assisted living community in Florence, AL. If you think senior living at The...

4.3(8 reviews)
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Country Cottage - Decatur

2515 Old Moulton Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35603

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$X,XXX+ monthly
18

Provides: Assisted Living

Country Cottage — Decatur is an assisted living community located in Decatur, Alabama. Decatur is a city situated in Morgan and Limestone counties and is affectionately known as 'The River City.' As the largest city in Morgan County, it offers its residents a wide array of shopping, dining...

4.2(7 reviews)

We chose Country Cottage because it just fit her better. It is a smaller and a more intimate setting. The room sizes at ...

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Country Cottage - Lawrenceburg

469 Weakley Creek Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
17

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Because home is so important to all of us, the Cottage not only has wonderful cozy common areas where new and old friends can enjoy being together, but it offers different sizes and styles of room, and service programs tailored to perfectly suit the needs of each resident. Whether your loved one...

4.2(7 reviews)

It is a good affordable place for your loved one.

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Southern Magnolia Iuka

1308 N Pearl St, Iuka, MS 38852

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$X,XXX+ monthly
11

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

3.5(4 reviews)
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Madison Crossings (Opening Early 2022)

11260 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35756

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$X,XXX+ monthly
10
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Provides: Memory Care, Independent Living

5.0(3 reviews)
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Heritage Assisted Living and Memory Care

11682 County Line Road, Madison, AL 35756

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$X,XXX+ monthly
8

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.0(4 reviews)
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Keestone Senior Community

322 Kennedy Street, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

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$X,XXX+ monthly
1

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Keestone Senior Community is an assisted living community located in Lawrenceburg, TN. Lawrenceburg is a city in Lawrence County located on the banks of Shoal Creek and home to over 14,000 residents. Located near Nashville, Lawrenceburg has a handful of stores, shops, restaurants and fairs where...

3.7(5 reviews)
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Keestone of Florence Senior Community

201 North Cedar Street, Florence, AL 35630

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$X,XXX+ monthly
3

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Keestone Senior Community is an assisted living residence located in Florence, the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama. There are many local community events to enjoy ranging from the summer Renaissance fair to many historic landmarks. Our amazing weather encourages an active lifestyle, or...

4.7(3 reviews)
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Country Place Senior Living of Hamilton

690 National Ave, Hamilton, AL 35570

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13

Provides: Assisted Living

Country Place Senior Living is more than an assisted living residence, it's a place where true friendships are made, lives are shared and care warms the heart. Our uniquely intimate setting of 24 suites limits the number of residents, thereby fostering a feeling of 'family' and belonging. When...

5.0(1 review)
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Country Cottage - Russellville

900 Jackson Avenue North, Russellville, AL 35653

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
16

Provides: Assisted Living

Because home is so important to all of us, the Cottage not only has wonderful cozy common areas where new and old friends can enjoy being together, but it offers different sizes and styles of room, and service programs tailored to perfectly suit the needs of each resident. Whether your loved one...

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The Neighborhood at Sheffield

413 Cox Blvd, Sheffield, AL 35660

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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5

Provides: Assisted Living

Located in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama, Morningside of Sheffield offers daily assistance for seniors in a warm, home-like environment.  A well-rounded, active lifestyle program is provided to promote independence, continued physical, mental and social stimulation and the necessities...

4.5(1 review)
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Hilltop at Glenwood

213 Ana Dr, Florence, AL 35630

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$X,XXX+ monthly
12

Provides: Assisted Living

You will feel right at home at Hilltop at Glenwood. Located in historic Florence, AL residents enjoy all that our town has to offer, including the annual Renaissance Faire each fall and the W.C. Handy Music Festival every summer. Our community is very family friendly and we are committed to...

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Keestone at Hewitt House Assisted Living

322 E Washington St, Pulaski, TN 38478

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$X,XXX+ monthly
12

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Historical, Assisted Living at it's best!  The Hewitt House where all your dreams of a relaxing, comfortable retirement lifestyle can come true.  Built in 1830 the Hewitt House has been home to many people through the years.       Since 1983 we...

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Southern Magnolia Golden

267 Front St, Golden, MS 38847

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$X,XXX+ monthly
8

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Cost of assisted living in Muscle Shoals, AL

The average cost of senior living in Muscle Shoals is $3,080 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Golden, MS with an average of $2,400 per month.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities offer apartment style housing and social events as well as personalized assistance. Assisted living communities commonly provide chances for social activity, aid with the activities of daily life, and supervision of care. In select situations, communities may offer skilled nursing, respite, or Alzheimer’s care. In Alabama, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $39,000 . Alabama has a number of stipulations related to this kind of community. Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards governs this type of community. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include meals must meet the Dietary Reference Intakes of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Snacks and beverages must be available throughout the day and after the evening meal, Alternate food selections must be available for residents on medically prescribed diets, and communities must serve daily at least three meals. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include housekeeping, medication services, coordination of medical transportation, and ADL assistance. Staff members receive training in a number of subjects. These include: identifying and reporting abuse, neglect and exploitation, nutritional needs of the elderly, advance directives, and a 20-hour classroom training program. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as medical examination by a physician prior to admission and plan of care developed by the community in cooperation with the resident and, if appropriate, their representative. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 2. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include self-administration of medication if capable.

Demographics and Values

Based on gender, 52.2% are female and 47.8% are male. The median age of Muscle Shoals is 41 years old. In Muscle Shoals, 7.3% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Muscle Shoals 27.1% have a college degree, 28.5% have a high-school diploma, and 9.6% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Muscle Shoals is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.1% mixed race, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% other or not specified, 1.5% Hispanic, 83.6% white, 0.9% Asian, and 13.0% black. The current population of Muscle Shoals consists of 14,022 people. Muscle Shoals has a population density of 327 people per square mile. In Muscle Shoals, 10.2% live in poverty, 58.3% participate in the labor force, 5.7% do not have health insurance, and 7.7% are widows.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of care for a community is influenced by the destination where it is located. Monthly, the median rent in Muscle Shoals is about $772 and the median value for a house for Muscle Shoals is $135,467. The rent burden for Muscle Shoals is about 14.7% of the average monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Alabama

The natural beauty of Alabama is ranked 35th in the nation. Overall, Alabama ranks 49th in quality of life and 46th in healthcare compared to other US states. The state of Alabama has 101 hospitals and 164 health centers, providing care to a population of 4,900,655. The three highest ranked hospitals in Alabama are Marion Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center, and And Lakeland Community Hospital. In terms of resources, Alabama has a cost of living index of 89.5, a grocery index rating of 97.4, and a housing index rating of 71.5. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.

Social demographics of the state

In the last presidential election 34% of Alabama residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Alabama ranks 31st in the nation. In terms of religious values, 51% of Alabama’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 10,514 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. In Alabama there are 892 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. The average air quality index rating in Alabama is 38.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.4 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Alabama drops to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 66F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 66F in the month of February. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 93F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 62F during the month of June. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Alabama is around 4.74 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 8.15 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Alabama mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alabama can include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in Alabama

The state of Alabama has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Downy Serviceberry, Fallow Deer, Many Varieties Of Azalea, and Southern Magnolia. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Ring-tailed Cat, the Jaguarundi, the Feral Swine, or the The California Sea Lion. The state animal of Alabama is the Black Bear.

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River Wick, Madison Crossings and Country Place Senior Living of Hamilton are the top rated assisted living facilities near Muscle Shoals, Alabama. See full list of communities.

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