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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Complete guide to assisted living
About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

More about care homes
Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

Complete guide to independent living
About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

Complete guide to memory care
About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

More about senior apartments

Home Care in Alabama

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Home Care in Alabama

Families searching for senior living in Alabama will be welcomed by a mild climate and a variety of lifestyle options. In the state’s northern counties, the Tennessee River and Appalachian Mountains pass through and provide an abundance of beautiful scenery and opportunities for outdoor activities. Temperatures rise gradually as you head south toward the coast, where the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores attract millions of visitors throughout the year. Cities like Biloxi and Birmingham have been experiencing a recent population growth due to their Southern charm, pleasant weather, and relatively low costs of living, all factors which help make Alabama an ideal retirement destination.

Currently, Alabama has more than 15 home care agencies that provide home health aides for seniors who live alone at home. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of home care services in Alabama to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

The median monthly cost of home care in Alabama is about $3,400, according to Genworth.

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Alabama Home Care Regulations

Each state regulates senior living care differently. Because home care providers offer similar services to assisted living, states may regulate home care within their assisted living guidelines. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to provider records in Alabama.

In Alabama, home care — or in-home care — is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Alabama is considered to be more affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 90
  • Groceries: 97
  • Housing: 72
  • Utilities: 103
  • Transportation: 89

Demographics

About 17% of Alabama’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Alabama leaned conservative. However, many of its counties with larger cities, like Birmingham, tend to be more progressive.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 34% voted Democratic
  • 62% voted Republican
  • 4% voted third party

Population

  • Median age: 39
  • Over the age of 55: 30%
  • 2018 population: 4,887,871
  • 2020 population: 4,913,473
  • Estimated 2025 population: 4,978,067

Miscellaneous

  • 51% regularly attend a religious service
  • 18% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 10,514 congregations
  • There are 892 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Like most of the Deep South, Alabama has a humid subtropical climate. This means the state has long, hot summers and short, mild winters that resemble an extended autumn. Temperatures tend to be slightly cooler in Alabama’s northeastern counties, where the Appalachian Mountains extend into. Humidity is high throughout the year, particularly toward the state’s southern coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. Alabama receives plenty of rainfall and thunderstorms throughout the year, but snow is rare. The state’s north and central regions commonly experience tornadoes, with the most severe occurring during spring and fall months. Given its location on the north end of the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes during late spring and summer months when ocean water warms.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 72%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 5”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 8” (July)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 38 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 47 in May (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 63°F
  • Average summer temperature: 79°F
  • Typical summer high: 93°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 62°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 46°F
  • Typical winter high: 66°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 26°F (January)

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