3 Assisted Living Facilities near Auburn, AL
With an average cost of $3,197 in Auburn, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 17 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 2 facilities in Auburn.
2 Assisted Living Facilities in Auburn, AL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Auburn
Located in Lee County, Auburn, Alabama, has a population of 63,000 with seniors ages 65 and over accounting for 7 percent. For those aging adults who are no longer fully independent and in need of some assistance with activities of daily living, Auburn has two assisted living facilities and there is one more nearby in Opelika. ALFs in Alabama are regulated by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Auburn
- Although the cost of living in Auburn is 4.2 percent higher than the national average, this is mostly attributed to housing and grocery costs. The cost of healthcare in Auburn is actually 12 percent below the national average, which is a huge benefit for seniors on a budget.
- According to the American Lung Association, the air quality in Auburn is above the national average. Auburn is ranked 68 out of 187 metropolitan areas for particle pollution and 122 out of 227 for high ozone days.
Lee-Russell Public Transit operates a dial-a-ride system for seniors to assist them in safely traveling throughout the county.
- Auburn has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with only one major hospital, East Alabama Medical Center, in the Auburn area.
- Auburn experiences 227 sunny days per year and above-average rainfall at 53 inches per year. This makes Auburn a comfortable climate for seniors who are sensitive to either heat or cold weather.
- Auburn has a high property crime rate. At 44.3, it is 6.2 points higher than the national average of 38.1, meaning the chances of being a victim of theft or vandalism are increased.
Paying for Assisted Living in Auburn
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Alabama
Assisted Living costs in Auburn start around $3,197 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 Auburn 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 Auburn
The state of Alabama doesn't offer any Medicaid or other government-funded programs for seniors residing in ALFs. Alabama's Institutional Medicaid program is only available to seniors who require nursing care.
Seniors who are living in some specified living arrangements may be eligible for an optional supplement to their Supplemental Security Income; however, seniors who live in assisted living are not eligible to apply for this optional supplement.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
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 Auburn
Auburn 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 Auburn, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Auburn
Auburn-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Auburn
Review of Morningside of Auburn
My mother is at Morningside of Auburn. We looked at several, and we chose them because of the proximity to her home, the cost, the services they could provide, their online assessment as far as sur... Read more
Review of Morningside of Auburn
We recently moved our mom to Morningside Auburn and cannot begin to tell you how positive a move it has been. The experience started with having met the Executive Director who clearly leads by exa... Read more
Review of Summer Village
My relative was at Magnolia for only a few weeks. It seemed like it would be a great place. Unfortunately, they did not deliver what they said they would. The activities coordinator was dismissed ... Read more