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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About Senior Apartments

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

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Find the Right Home Care in Anchorage, AK

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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Anchorage, AK can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Anchorage – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Anchorage to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Anchorage home hospice care. Personalized home care in Anchorage can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 3 options for accredited home care in Anchorage, AK, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

Home Care Facilities in Anchorage, AK

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Preferred Care At Home of Alaska

601 West 41st Avenue Suite #102, Anchorage, AK 99503

3.0
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Comfort Keepers of Anchorage, AK

205 E Benson Blvd #101, Anchorage, AK 99503

4.0
(5 reviews)

We Are Comfort Keepers™ Our Family Is Here To Give Comfort To Your Family. Nothing is more important than helping people to live, independent and dignified lives within the comfort of their own homes. Comfort Keepers has been dedicated to providing the kind of non-medical in-home care that helps...

Alaska Care Providers Network

PO Box 240965, Anchorage, AK 99524

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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
Complete guide to home care

 

Learn More About Home Care in Anchorage, AK

 

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 Home Care in Anchorage, AK

The median monthly cost of in-home care is about $5,720 in Anchorage and $5,716 in the state of Alaska, according to Genworth.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right home care provider in Anchorage for you or your loved one.

Learn More about Anchorage, AK

 

Cost of Living

 

Anchorage has an extremely high cost of living because it is the most isolated major city in the United States. The cost-of-living index and the grocery index are both rated much higher than the national average of 100. Almost all of the goods in the city are more expensive because they have to be flown into the city during periods when the weather conditions permit air travel.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
137 122 $1,702 19.1% $304,137 $82,271 No estate tax or inheritance tax

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

There are 5 general hospitals serving the Anchorage area.

  • Alaska Regional Hospital – This 174-bed, short-term acute care community offers robotic surgical services, cardiovascular care, cancer care, stroke care, and inpatient rehabilitation services.
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center – A nonprofit Catholic hospital offering acute care services.
  • Alaska Native Medical Center – A 173-bed community offering comprehensive medical services and acute, specialty, primary, and behavioral health care to Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska.

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

The climate is classified as subarctic, characterized by long, very cold winters and short, cool-to-mild summers.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
59°F 69°F (July 49°F (July) 19°F 29°F (February) 9°F (January)

 

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
36 (Good) 52 in the month of November (Moderate)

The peak air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
1” 4” (September) 79” Floods and earthquakes (high)

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

2016 Presidential Election

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
34.40% 62.10% 3.50%

 

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
253,421 294,356 66 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.93%

 

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
33 22% 9% 4% 2%

 

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
24% 35% 13%

 

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
10.1% 6.1% 9.3% 8.9% 2.7% 57.3% 8.3%

 

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
19,920 56 12

 

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 74% 11% 8% 3% 13%

Anchorage is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Even though Anchorage is situated right on the edge of the vast Alaskan wilderness, living in the city often can feel like you are in the heart of nature. On clear nights, residents may sometimes see the northern lights from their homes. For outdoor recreation there are rafts, kayaking, or rented boat tours that can take you fishing or even off the beaten path to see unparalleled wildlife and stunning glaciers.

Culturally, Anchorage is an epicenter of Native American and First Nation art. For a fun day out there are plenty of museums and zoos, such as the Alaskan Zoo which showcases a wide array of native and exotic wildlife. The Alaskan Aviation Museum showcases how integral the history of air travel is to the region with a collection of vintage aircraft and memorabilia. Scenic views can be found in and around Anchorage, with popular spots such as Beluga Point for whale watching or the Alyeska Aerial Tram which goes a stunning 2,300 feet in the air.

 

Transportation

The People Mover bus system includes regular all-day service routes on many of the city’s major streets. Many routes terminate at the Downtown Transit Center. Usually, the services are only once an hour, though they recently went through some redesigns to better serve the people of Anchorage.

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There are 3 home care agencies near Anchorage, Alaska. See the full list.

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