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Top 30 Nursing Homes near Muscle Shoals, AL

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Muscle Shoals 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 Muscle Shoals, 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 Muscle Shoals or another care type is right for you. Browse 30 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Muscle Shoals.

We are also serving Nursing Homes facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like , , and . You may also consider nearby communities such as Athens, Decatur or Florence.

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Brentwood Retirement Community

2505 Alabama Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

(0 review)

Studio

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...

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...

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Columbia Cottage - Hartselle

1109 Sparkman St NW, Hartselle, AL 35640

4.5
(7 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...

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...

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...

Country Cottage - Decatur

2515 Old Moulton Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35603

4.2
(7 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...

Madison at The Range

10801 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35758

3.5
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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...

Southern Magnolia Iuka

1308 N Pearl St, Iuka, MS 38852

3.5
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Madison Crossings (Opening Winter 2022)

11260 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35756

5.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Keestone Senior Community

322 Kennedy Street, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

3.7
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Country Place Senior Living of Hamilton

690 National Ave, Hamilton, AL 35570

5.0
(1 review)

Studio

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...

Country Cottage - Russellville

900 Jackson Avenue North, Russellville, AL 35653

(0 review)

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...

Keestone of Florence Senior Community

201 North Cedar Street, Florence, AL 35630

4.7
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

The Neighborhood at Sheffield

413 Cox Blvd, Sheffield, AL 35660

4.5
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Hilltop at Glenwood

213 Ana Dr, Florence, AL 35630

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Keestone at Hewitt House Assisted Living

322 E Washington St, Pulaski, TN 38478

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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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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
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Nursing Homes

A nursing home community provides residence to two or more seniors who are not related by marriage or by blood to the administrator. This type of residence offers its inhabitants 24-hour care administered by on-site nurses. These nurses provide health related services for seniors who are unable to properly care for their own needs because of mental or physical conditions.

This type of community is a convenient and comfortable living choice for individuals 65 years or older, however nursing homes will routinely admit individuals 55 and older which is for other senior care types. Types of amenities and services offered at nursing homes might include meal programs, help with shopping and transportation, personal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance), and skilled nursing or medical care. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include specially prepared food, personal clothing, and special care services not included in the community’s Medicaid payment. A significant portion of nursing home inhabitants are persons who have incontinence issues, have mental or physical disabilities, experience difficulty with hearing and sight, or require assistance with daily tasks such as getting dressed. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to be free from restraints, get proper medical care, spend time with visitors, and exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen. Many occupants of nursing homes are individuals with , which can consist of verbal outbursts, resisting support, or an urge to wander.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living can be a big influence when selecting which community works for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Muscle Shoals is $772 and the median value for a house for Muscle Shoals is about $135,467. The rent burden for Muscle Shoals is around 14.7% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Demographically, Muscle Shoals is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.1% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 13.0% black, 83.6% white, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.4% other or not specified, and 1.1% mixed race. In Muscle Shoals, 7.7% are widowed, 16.7% have some form of disability, 5.7% do not have health insurance, and 58.3% participate in the labor force. Based on gender, 47.8% are male and 52.2% are female. The median age of Muscle Shoals is 41 years old. In Muscle Shoals, 7.3% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 27.1% have a college degree, 9.6% have a graduate degree, and 28.5% have a high-school diploma. Muscle Shoals has a population density of 327 people per square mile. The current population of Muscle Shoals consists of 14,022 people.

State Information

An overview of Alabama

There are 101 general hospitals and 164 health centers that provide care for 4,900,655 Alabama residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Alabama are Marion Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center, and And Lakeland Community Hospital. Overall, Alabama ranks 49th out of all states in quality of life and 46th in healthcare. 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. The natural beauty of Alabama is ranked 35th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

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 the last presidential election 34% of Alabama residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican. In Alabama, 51% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 8.15 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.74 inches of precipitation a month. Alabama experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. The average air quality index rating in Alabama is 38.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.4 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 66F in 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. 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 fallow deer, flowering dogwood, oak-leaf hydrangea, and downy serviceberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the the California sea lion, the ring-tailed cat, the feral swine, or the jaguarundi. 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.

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

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