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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Athens nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Athens, AL may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Athens or another care type is right for you. Browse 32 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Athens.

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Limestone Lodge

1532 W Hobbs St, Athens, AL 35611

4.9
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Limestone Manor

600 US Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

4.6
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Traditions of Athens

22171 Traditions Way, Athens, AL 35613

4.4
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Traditions of Athens is committed to ensuring that every service and amenity helps create the enriched, active life you or your loved one deserve.Traditions specializes in independent and assisted living, that allows adults to be themselves and to experience a profound sense of belonging at any...

Thrive at Jones Farm

2238 Cecile Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

4.5
(41 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Welcome to Thrive and a fresh perspective on senior living. Over a decade ago we took a hard look at traditional senior living. We quickly knew we would not want to visit most of these places, let alone live there; so, we created communities where Elders would not only love to live, but...

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Gardens of Hazel Green

372 Jimmy Fisk Rd, Hazel Green, AL 35750

4.7
(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Friendly, southern and oh so charming, the Gardens of Hazel Green Assisted Living offers the personal attention and home-like environment your loved one deserves. From the rockers on the shady back porch to the spacious family-style dining room to the comfortable central common-area, our senior...

Elmcroft of Byrd Springs

8020 Benaroya Lane Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35802

4.3
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

HarborChase of Huntsville

4801 Whitesport Circle, Huntsville, AL 35801

4.0
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At HarborChase of Huntsville, our customized assisted living program tailors both care and life enriching programs to meet the unique needs and preferences of each resident. The moment you enter HarborChase, you will experience a true family feel. It is HarborChase of Huntsville's mission to care...

Merrill Gardens at Madison

121 Brookridge Drive, Madison, AL 35758

4.1
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Redstone Village

12000 Turnmeyer Drive SE, Huntsville, AL 35803

4.3
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Huntsville Alabama's Premier Life Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living, Licensed Assisted Living, Licensed Specialty Care Assisted Living, and Licensed Skilled Nursing on a beautiful mountain top with scenic views.

Brookdale Jones Farm

2815 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast, Huntsville, AL 35802

4.5
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

At our luxurious, private retirement community in Huntsville, Ala., offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, you’re in the right place to seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and...

Brookdale Hampton Cove

6379 Highway 431 South, Hampton Cove, AL 35763

3.9
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

No matter where an individual is on life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day. That’s why our community offers exceptional memory care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Located in an upscale area of...

Country Cottage - Huntsville

4200 Chris Drive Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35802

4.4
(14 reviews)

Studio

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...

Columbia Cottage - Hartselle

1109 Sparkman St NW, Hartselle, AL 35640

4.6
(6 reviews)

Studio

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...

The Renaissance of Florence

3275 County Road 47, Florence, AL 35630

4.3
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Columbia Cottage

2373 Roberts Lane, Florence, AL 35630

4.5
(6 reviews)

Studio

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...

Madison at The Range

10801 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35758

3.5
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Country Cottage - Decatur

2515 Old Moulton Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35603

4.1
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Country Cottage - Lawrenceburg

469 Weakley Creek Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

3.9
(5 reviews)

Studio

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...

The Neighborhood at Cullman

2021 Dahlke Dr, Cullman, AL 35058

4.7
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Located one block from Cullman Regional Medical Center and 4 miles from Interstate 65, residents are conveniently located to their physicians, rehabilitation services, and more. Morningside of Cullman is licensed by the State of Alabama, is a trusted senior resource, and the Assisted Living of...

Madison Crossings (Opening Early 2021)

11260 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35756

5.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

Athens, Alabama

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a building that houses at least two seniors who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. A nursing home community offers its inhabitants 24-hour care by on-site nurses. These caregivers offer health related services for those who are unable to adequately take care of their needs.

Nursing homes are a convenient and easy care alternative for persons 65 years and above, however nursing homes will usually admit individuals 55 and greater which is unusual for other senior care types. Many occupants of nursing homes might have behavioral troubles. These can consist of verbal outbursts, resisting care, or a tendency to wander. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include personal comfort items, specially prepared food, and special care services not included in the community’s Medicaid payment. The most common mental issue effecting nursing home residents is dementia, which can cloud their decision making abilities, memory recall, and and their sense of familiarity with their surroundings. Nursing homes are required to provide dietary services, room and bed maintenance services, a professionallly directed program of activities, and emergency dental services to residents. A large number of nursing home occupants are individuals who require assistance with daily tasks such as walking, have incontinence issues, have a physical or mental disability, or experience difficulty with vision and hearing.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the community where it is located. The rent burden for Athens is about 13.8% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Athens is around $785 and the median home value for Athens is approximately $143,275.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total city population, 48.3% are male and 51.7% are female. The median age of Athens is 40 years old. Of the population of Athens 27.4% have a high-school diploma, 27.0% have a college degree, and 7.8% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Athens is 1.3% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 1.7% other or not specified, 76.4% white, 16.4% black, 8.0% Hispanic, 2.4% mixed race, and 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In Athens, 12.7% do not have health insurance, 9.2% are widows, 15.8% have some form of disability, and 16.8% live in poverty. In Athens, 9.2% of the population are veterans. Athens has a population density of 248 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of Alabama

Alabama is ranked 49th in quality of life and 46th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Alabama is ranked 35th in the nation. The state of Alabama has 101 hospitals and 164 health centers, providing care to a population of 4,900,655. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Marion Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center, and And Lakeland Community Hospital. The state of Alabama has a cost of living index of 89.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 97.4 and a housing index rating of 71.5.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Alabama ranks 31st in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. Fifty-one percent of Alabama residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 10,514 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Alabama there are 892 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 62% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate.

State-wide weather information

On average, Alabama has an air quality index rating of around 38.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.4 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 93F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 62F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 66F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 66F during the month of February. On average, the humidity rating for Alabama is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. On average, the state receives 4.74 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 8.15 inches. 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 southern magnolia, downy serviceberry, fallow deer, and many varieties of azalea. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the the California sea lion, the ring-tailed cat, the jaguarundi, or the feral swine. The state animal of Alabama is the black bear.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Alabama

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