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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Daphne, AL for 2024

 

Daphne offers beautiful scenery on the shores of Mobile Bay in the southwestern region of Alabama. It fosters a welcoming environment for seniors, an age group that makes up 18% of the 30,000 residents, with a low cost of living and generally comfortable weather. It’s conveniently located within a few miles of a major medical facility, and there are several assisted living facilities in or near the city center for those who need daily assistance.

Assisted living is a practical option for older adults who don’t require extensive medical care but need help with some daily living activities, such as personal care, meal preparation and housekeeping. This long-term care solution includes comfortable housing, indoor and outdoor common areas, daily meals and regular cleaning and linen services, along with recreational activities to accommodate a range of interests. On average, seniors in Daphne pay $3,988 per month for this type of care. While this is high compared to Alabama’s typical rate of $3,503, it’s hundreds of dollars below the national average of $4,500.

This guide includes more information about assisted living in Daphne, including details on local long-term care costs and an overview of resources that provide support.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Daphne

All assisted living facilities in Daphne are licensed through the Alabama Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards. This department enforces minimum standards for nutrition and medication services, care planning and staffing and publishes information on residents’ rights.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Daphne

 

  • On a 100-point cost of living index based on living costs nationwide, Daphne scores 92.5. While this is about nine points higher than the Alabama norm, it indicates that residents pay less on living expenses here than in the typical U.S. city. Housing prices in Daphne are high compared to the rest of Alabama but affordable compared to the nation as a whole, which may support competitive assisted living pricing.
  • Crime is relatively uncommon in Daphne, fostering the safe environment many retirees are seeking. The city rates 10.2 for violent crime and 31.8 for property crime on a 100-point index. By comparison, the nation’s respective scores come in higher at 22.7 and 35.4, indicating that crime occurs less frequently in Daphne than in a typical U.S. city.
  • Year-round temperatures in Daphne range from winter lows of 38 degrees Fahrenheit to summer highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which is typical of Alabama as a whole. Outside of an occasional dusting in December, snowfall is rare in this city, but residents see about 67 inches of annual rainfall. To stay comfortable throughout the year, many assisted living residents enjoy amenities such as swimming pools, indoor activity centers and individual climate controls in their rooms.
  • Daphne doesn’t have any hospitals within its limits, but Thomas Hospital is located just 6 miles away in Fairhope, promoting access to emergency services and primary and specialty care. Local health care costs are consistent with national norms, rating 100.8 on an index set to a national average of 100. While there are only 173 doctors per capita compared to 210 nationally, many assisted living facilities promote access to prompt medical care through on-site nurses and on-call doctors.
  • In Daphne, withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully subject to state income taxes, with rates ranging from 2% to 5%. However, seniors don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits or income from public or private pensions, which may help them afford assisted living expenses.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Daphne

 

In Daphne, assisted living residents pay $3,988 per month on average for care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Daphne pay average monthly rates of $3,988 for assisted living. While this exceeds Alabama’s norm of $3,503, it’s 11% lower than the national average. Local care costs come in about $300 below the average in Auburn, although other cities in Alabama may have more affordably priced care. For example, in Mobile, monthly fees are 12% less than in Daphne, and in Tuscaloosa, seniors pay about $840 less per month on assisted living expenses. Similarly, monthly care costs in Dothan are significantly lower than in Daphne at $2,150.

Daphne

$3,988

Alabama

$3,503

United States

$4,500

Mobile

$3,523

Dothan

$2,150

Auburn

$4,298

Tuscaloosa

$3,150

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Daphne, assisted living facilities charge $3,988 per month on average for care. Only adult day health care, which doesn’t include housing, is more affordably priced at $1,647. Other senior care options are generally more expensive, with seniors paying $4,814 per month for in-home care, which includes nonmedical services, and home health care, which features skilled nursing services. Nursing home care, which features around-the-clock medical support and monitoring, costs about 76% more than assisted living.

In-Home Care

$4,814

Home Health Care

$4,814

Adult Day Health Care

$1,647

Assisted Living Facility

$3,988

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,026

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Daphne

Seniors in the Daphne area can apply for eligible financial assistance from Medicaid to help cover costs and expenses.

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

Financial Assistance in Alabama

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 Daphne

Daphne 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 Daphne, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Daphne

 

Daphne Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Alabama

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Sandi

I visited this facility

Review of Gardens of Daphne

My uncle is moving into the Gardens Of Daphne. We liked it. It's small, convenient, and the people are extremely nice. They have activities, they have meals, just lots of stuff like that. They're...

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Kelley

I visited this facility

Review of The Brennity at Daphne

The Brennity at Daphne was very nice. The grounds and the facilities were very nice and well-kept. The staff was very pleasant, and the residents seemed happy. The rooms were very nice and spacious...

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mrollins

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Brennity at Daphne

Just moved my mom to the Brennity at Daphne. The staff are very professional, courteous and go above and beyond to welcome new residents. The maintenance staff are eager to meet your needs and...

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