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Assisted Living in Mississippi

Overview of assisted living in Mississippi

Assisted living in Mississippi falls under the umbrella of personal care homes and is broken into two categories: assisted living and residential care. Assisted living facilities provide assistance to individuals who are unable to move about on their own.[01] Residents in residential care homes must be able to walk or get around independently.[02]Both assisted living and residential care homes provide services to support a senior’s activities of daily living such as help with dressing, bathing, and eating. Mississippi’s median cost of assisted living is about $3,700 per month or $44,400 annually, which is more than $1,000 less than the national median, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01]

Cost of assisted living in Mississippi

Mississippi’s lower cost of living is reflected in its median monthly assisted living costs, which range from approximately $2,500 to $5,000 per month. [01] This range is an estimate based on A Place for Mom’s internal data, which reflects how much families we referred actually paid our assisted living partners in Mississippi.

The varying prices of assisted living are based on several factors including:

  • Room size and design
  • Services and amenities
  • Admission fees

Another factor that affects the cost of personal care homes in Mississippi is an individual’s specific care needs. For example, assisted living facilities are typically more expensive than residential care homes because they offer a higher level of care.

Location can also impact how much families pay for assisted living. Facilities in larger cities — like Jackson or Gulfport — are likely to be more expensive.

Compare costs of Mississippi vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Mississippi

$3,489/mo

US National average

$4,527/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Mississippi

$3,489/mo

Alabama

$3,767/mo

Louisiana

$3,873/mo

Arkansas

$3,982/mo

Tennessee

$4,038/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Mississippi vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Mississippi

$3,489/mo

Madison, MS

$4,647/mo

Meridian, MS

$2,838/mo

Biloxi, MS

$3,388/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Mississippi

Average monthly costs

Paying for assisted living in Mississippi

Planning for care early often allows families to consider a wider range of payment options. And paying for senior care is usually done using a variety of payment methods.

Many families in Mississippi begin paying for assisted living using private pay options. Early planning often provides families with the most payment options, and we’ve compiled information below on private pay, veterans benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare payment options.

In Mississippi some seniors may be able to use money in their health savings account to cover some expenses associated with assisted living.

Selling a house is one way for families in Mississippi to generate income to pay for assisted living.

Seniors in Mississippi may also be able to use a reverse mortgage to pay for assisted living.

“Long-term care riders,” are offered by some insurance providers in Mississippi as part of a life insurance policy. This allows a senior to cover long-term care costs while they’re still alive.

In Mississippi, long-term care insurance may cover a range care costs. Policies vary so it’s important to understand the details of your loved one’s policy.

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Mississippi

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Meridian Living

538 Bonita Lakes Drive, Meridian, MS 39301
9.7
Review Score
31 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Angela Crouch - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We have had connections with Meridian Living for a little over a year now, my sister n law is a resident there. We have been kept in formed of every matter & they have been so very helpful & we are so...

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4
4 Floor plans available

The Orchard Continuing Care Retirement Community

600 S Pear Orchard Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157
9.5
Review Score
20 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The Orchard Continuing Care Retirement Community is a nice facility with an organized system to take great care of their residents. I feel that my mother is well taken care of and has a great deal of space...

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4
4 Floor plans available

Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs

1260 Ocean Springs Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
9.4
Review Score
39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Christy L - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

They were all so very helpful. No complaints at all. I wouldn't hesitate to make a referral. It just wasn't a good time for my mom who made the decision., she was only there for about 30 days. It was great...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Southaven

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The Goldton at Southaven

2782 Star Landing Rd E, Southaven, MS 38672
8.3
Review Score
15 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Christine - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff is very courteous and helpful. The meals are very good. Communication is great. They have helped my mom so much. She enjoys being there, especially with people her age. I would recommend this...

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The Pinnacle of Southaven

108 Clarington Drive, Southaven, MS 38671
8.2
Review Score
7 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The Pinnacle of Southhaven had a warm environment and was very helpful. during our experience. We would recommend this community to other families who made need a place for their loved ones

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Great Southern Senior Living

1869 Pisgah Rd, Cordova, TN 38016
10
Review Score
10 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kevin - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Everyone was friendly and helpful and the facility was beautiful. it was the best fit for my mom. The staff have made it a great experience so far. The administrator is always on-site and makes himself...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Olive Branch

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Silvercreek Senior Living

6630 Crumpler Blvd, Olive Branch, MS 38654
8.0
Review Score
27 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It's a great community, of course as everyone else at this time, the staffing shortages effect them too. So, be aware of that going in and don't have high expectations with staffing because everyone is...

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Great Southern Senior Living

1869 Pisgah Rd, Cordova, TN 38016
10
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10 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kevin - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Everyone was friendly and helpful and the facility was beautiful. it was the best fit for my mom. The staff have made it a great experience so far. The administrator is always on-site and makes himself...

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The Gardens of Germantown

3179 Professional Plaza Drive, Germantown, TN 38138
9.3
Review Score
42 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We were there for a very short period of time less than 2 months. the majority of this time mom had been placed in hospice care with Compassus. The things we liked most was we were told there would be a...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Gulfport

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Summerfield Senior Living of Gulfport

14744 N Swan Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503
9.1
Review Score
7 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff at Summerfield Senior Living of Gulfport are very friendly, they are also quick to call the family with medical emergencies and are just so well organized and put together. As far as the food...

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Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs

1260 Ocean Springs Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
9.4
Review Score
39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Christy L - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

They were all so very helpful. No complaints at all. I wouldn't hesitate to make a referral. It just wasn't a good time for my mom who made the decision., she was only there for about 30 days. It was great...

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SummerHouse Bay Cove

680 Bay Cove Dr, Biloxi, MS 39532
8.9
Review Score
21 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one is currently a resident at SummerHouse Bay Cove and things seem to be going very well for her at this facility. The move in process was a good experience. The staff, aides, and front desk...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Brandon

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4
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The Orchard Continuing Care Retirement Community

600 S Pear Orchard Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157
9.5
Review Score
20 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The Orchard Continuing Care Retirement Community is a nice facility with an organized system to take great care of their residents. I feel that my mother is well taken care of and has a great deal of space...

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20 Photos available
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3 Floor plans available

Ridgeland Place

410 Orchard Park, Ridgeland, MS 39157
9.3
Review Score
61 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We picked because the price was in my dads range and a bigger apartment for that price . The experience was good. I would recommend to others.

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Madison Home Place

7521 Old Canton Rd, Madison, MS 39110
9.2
Review Score
5 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Chris W - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Madison Home Place is awesome!! I chose this facility because [name removed] made a great impression and I loved the overall feel of the facility. [name removed] and [name removed] lead a fantastic,...

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Assisted living requirements and regulations in Mississippi

Mississippi’s Department of Health refers to assisted living facilities as personal care homes, either “Personal Care Home – Assisted Living” or “Personal Care Home – Residential Living.” The main difference is that residential living homes are unable to admit residents who can’t move about independently. The Department of Health defines all personal care homes as facilities that support individuals who require the following services:[07]

  • Personal care
  • Health care and monitoring
  • Support with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), like cooking, cleaning, and medication management

Only assisted living facilities are required to have a registered nurse on the premises at least eight hours each day.

All Mississippi personal care homes are required to renew their licenses annually and are subject to inspections every 24 months. Mississippi doesn’t offer assisted living inspection reports online, but the Directory of Mississippi Health Facilities maintains a current list of licensed facilities.

The following examples highlight specific requirements that both licensed assisted living and residential care homes in Mississippi must follow:[08]

  • Facilities must provide personal care services such as support with bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Facilities are required to have at least one direct care staff for every 15 residents from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and one awake direct care staff member for every 25 residents between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Rooms or apartments must provide at least 80 square feet per resident.
  • Annual medical evaluations are required for each resident.
  • Residents who self-manage medication may be monitored by unlicensed staff, but medication administration must be performed by a licensed staff member.

Ease of access to Mississippi assisted living records

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Mississippi assisted living records: Basic

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Mississippi is basic. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Mississippi does not make information about inspections, violations and complaints available online.
  • Mississippi is in the lowest quartile for assisted living transparency.

How to look up Mississippi assisted living licenses and records

How we arrived at our Mississippi rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1.   Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2.   If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? No
  3.   If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No
  4.   Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? No
  5.   If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? No or N/A
  6.   If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No or N/A
  7.   If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? No
  8.   Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9.   Is capacity shown? No
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? No
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? [Every 24 months]
  14. 14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Mississippi Division of Medicaid. Covered services.

  3. Mississippi Division of Medicaid. Assisted living waiver.

  4. Mississippi Division of Medicaid. Elderly and disabled waiver.

  5. Mississippi Department of Human Services. (2023). State health insurance program.

  6. Mississippi State Department of Health. (2019, November 10). Minimum standards for personal care homes residential living.

  7. Mississippi State Department of Health. (2019, November 10). Minimum standards for personal care homes assisted living.

Top cities in Mississippi for assisted living

8.5
Biloxi, MS
16 facilities
8.4
Olive Branch, MS
29 facilities
8.3
Gulfport, MS
15 facilities
8.2
Southaven, MS
9 facilities
7.4
Brandon, MS
16 facilities
7.3
Jackson, MS
13 facilities

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