3 Assisted Living Facilities in Athens, AL

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Athens, AL

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Limestone Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
1532 West Hobbs Street, Athens, AL 35611
"My mom has been in the Lodge for the past 3 years. The staff has been a God send. We have had zero issues and if we did i have no doubt that Jennifer(admin) and her staff would help in solving..." More

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Limestone Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Hwy. 31 North, Athens, AL 35611
"My Mom has been a resident of Limestone Manor for almost 2 years. Her room is very spacious. Her window overlooks the backyard and gazebo. The food is very good and the portions are generous. The..." More

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Traditions of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
22171 Traditions Way, Athens, AL 35613
"My mom has moved into the Traditions of Athens. We chose it because it was close to where she lives, I like the facility, the people are very nice, and I believe they could provide what we needed...." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Athens

    Athens, Alabama is located in Limestone County, an ideal spot in northern Alabama to enjoy the Appalachian Mountains. Other attractions in or near the city include fun events like rodeos, tractor pulls, festivals and sporting events. Seniors make up 16 percent of the population in Athens, which has two assisted living communities for aging adults who can no longer live independently. All facilities help residents with activities daily living such as grooming, bathing, dressing and house keeping and each provides some form of specialized care. These facilities are regulated by the Bureau of Health Provider Standards.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Athens

    • Winter in Athens is relatively short, with an average low of 48 degrees Fahrenheit and an average high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Seniors looking for mild year-round weather find Athens to be a suitable city.
    • Athens typically has good air quality year-round, according to reports issued by the Environmental Protection Agency AirNow. The Air Quality Index detects occasional pollution in Athens during spring and fall.
    • The cost of living in Athens is 11 percent lower than the national average, with housing averaging around 42 percent less expensive than other areas. This provides seniors who are living on a tight budget with quality, affordable services.
    • Seniors living in Athens remain comfortable and safe here with relatively low property and violent crime rates. Athens was listed as number 14 of 143 for the safest places to live in Alabama and number 18 of 194 for the best places to live in the state.
    • Alabama seniors are exempt from paying taxes on SSI retirement benefits, and the state is considered to be tax-friendly toward retirees.
    • The Athens area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Athens-Limestone Hospital, Medcare East, American Family Care Athens, TOC Therapy Athens and Ambulance Service Emergency Calls Only, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Athens

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Alabama

    $4,076.00 Huntsville
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,323.00 Madison
    $2,893.00 Athens
    $2,700.00 Fayetteville
    $2,663.00 Decatur
    $2,470.00 Lawrenceburg
    $2,300.00 Pulaski

    Assisted Living costs in Athens start around $2,893 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Athens and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Athens

    Financial assistance is available to eligible seniors living in Athens to help reduce costs associated with facility living, including four Medicaid programs: Technical Assistance Waiver (TAW), Medicaid HIV/AIDS Waiver, Personal Choices program and Alabama Community Transition (ACT).

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.


    Free Assisted Living Resources in Athens

    Athens and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Athens, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Athens

    Athens-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Athens, AL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Athens

    • Review of Traditions of Athens

      My mom has moved into the Traditions of Athens. We chose it because it was close to where she lives, I like the facility, the people are very nice, and I believe they could provide what we needed. ... Read more

      Donna
    • Review of Limestone Manor

      My Mom has been a resident of Limestone Manor for almost 2 years. Her room is very spacious. Her window overlooks the backyard and gazebo. The food is very good and the portions are generous. The... Read more

      Tedra
    • Review of Limestone Manor

      The director and staff really care about the residents. The rooms are a great size and very comfortable. The activities have been very creative and memorable. I feel like our family is well-informe... Read more

      Debbie Collins
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