21 Assisted Living Facilities near Decatur, AL

6 Assisted Living Facilities in Decatur, AL

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Country Cottage - Decatur

Provides: Assisted Living
2515 Old Moulton Rd., Decatur, AL 35603
"Country Cottage is very nice. We went there, but my mom didn't qualify for the assisted living program they have. I thought they were knowledgeable and very helpful. We talked to the people there..." More

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Brookdale Cedar Springs

Provides: Assisted Living
2505 Spring Avenue, S.W., Decatur, AL 35601
"We had not had any problems with Brookdale Cedar Springs since we moved mom. They are very easy to work with and great in answering the questions we have. The place looked nice, and the staff are..." More

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Westminster Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
2106 Modaus Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35603
"Welcome to Westminster Assisted Living.With locations in Decatur, Alabama and Cullman, Alabama, we are proud to be part of these wonderful towns in North Alabama. We pride ourselves in providing..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Terrace at Priceville

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Terrace Lane , Decatur, AL 35603
"We liked The Terrace at Priceville. The rooms were very bright and airy. You can drive right up to your door or into a garage in their little cottages. It's cheerful, and the people were lovely. " More

Wesley Acres

Provides: Assisted Living
700 Cedar Lake Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35603
"I've visited this facility with my friend who has an elderly mother staying there. the facility seems very clean and a staff seems very friendly. I also noticed the grounds were very well kept and..." More

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Morningside of Decatur

Provides: Assisted Living
2115 Point Mallard Dr. S.E., Decatur, AL 35601
"Morningside of Decatur is an assisted living facility, and it's a beautiful place. It’s great. The woman we had talked to was very nice, but we are not ready for assisted living yet. We were there..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Elmcroft of Byrd Springs

Provides: Assisted Living
8020 Benaroya Lane SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
"My relative moved into Elmcoft of Byrd Springs, and she seems to like it there. She has friends. They serve three meals a day." More

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Redstone Village

Provides: Assisted Living
12000 Turnmeyer Drive, Huntsville, AL 35803
"Redstone Village was a very deluxe set-up. It's fairly new with first-class facilities. They have nice rooms, and they have rehab facilities for people who qualify. They also have activities like..." More

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Brookdale Jones Farm

Provides: Assisted Living
2815 Carl T Jones Dr. SE, Huntsville, AL 35802
"Brookdale Jones Farm is a very nice, upscale community. They have two floors, a very elegant dining room, and an area for them to play games. The lady who assisted me was very nice and answered all..." More

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Columbia Cottage - Hartselle

Provides: Assisted Living
1109 Sparkman St., Hartselle, AL 35640
"From the front porch rockers to all the friendly staff, I can say we were very impressed with this facility. The atmosphere is very Home like and they made my Mother and I feel very Welcome when..." More

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HarborChase of Huntsville

Provides: Assisted Living
4801 Whitesport Circle SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
"HarborChase of Huntsville has a nurse who does medications. The dining room was very nice. The room was very nice, clean, and new. The thing I liked about HarborChase is they had the electronic..." More

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Limestone Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
1532 West Hobbs Street, Athens, AL 35611
"We went for a tour at Limestone Lodge, and it was very clean. We asked all kinds of question and they answered everything. It was clean, and I liked it. It's the kind of facility my dad needs. They..." More

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Country Cottage - Huntsville

Provides: Assisted Living
4200 Chris Dr. S.W., Huntsville, AL 35802
"I moved into Country Cottage - Huntsville a few days ago. They're very friendly and the food is very good. We play games, have bible study, and sing. The staff members are very caring and are..." More

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Limestone Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Hwy. 31 North, Athens, AL 35611
"Nice rooms with lots of space for private furniture to make room feel homey. " More

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Madison Village

Provides: Assisted Living
6016 Wall Triana, Madison, AL 35758
"We are very pleased with Madison Village. It’s all inclusive. My mother has been there for about two weeks and is very happy and making friends. The staff is very friendly; the minute she needs..." More

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Traditions of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
22171 Traditions Way, Athens, AL 35613
"I saw Traditions when it was still under construction, but it's open now. They had three different types of apartments, efficiency, 1-bedrooms, and 2-bedrooms. They were spacious, each had their..." More

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Merrill Gardens at Madison

Provides: Assisted Living
121 Brookridge Drive, Madison, AL 35758
"My dad absolutely loves it at Merrill Gardens at Madison. Their food is wonderful. You can get food any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. My dad can go to the dining room and get snacks to bring to his..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville

Provides: Assisted Living
2004 Max Luther Dr., Huntsville, AL 35810
"Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville didn't have a nurse, so you had to be able to know that you were taking your medicines. I liked their apartments. They were clean, they had a bigger..." More

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Morningside of Madison

Provides: Assisted Living
49 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758
"Morningside of Madison has very friendly staff. They took care of my mom very well. They have activities planned for the residents. The place was always clean and in good shape, and we didn't have..." More

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Heritage Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
11682 County Line Road, Madison, AL 35756
"Heritage was a very nice place. I spoke to some people and they are quite happy there. The place is clean, bright, and cheery. The person that gave me the tour was excellent. She was very..." More

Country Living Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
225 County Road 1386, Falkville, AL 35622

Assisted Living near Decatur, AL

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Decatur

  • Review of Brookdale Cedar Springs

    My father-in-law was in Brookdale Cedar Springs. Everything was really nice and pretty. They did great and the staff was very friendly and very sweet. I have no complaints at all about them. The fo... Read more

    Toni
  • Review of Brookdale Cedar Springs

    We had not had any problems with Brookdale Cedar Springs since we moved mom. They are very easy to work with and great in answering the questions we have. The place looked nice, and the staff are r... Read more

    MSUGlenna
  • Review of The Terrace at Priceville

    We liked The Terrace at Priceville. The rooms were very bright and airy. You can drive right up to your door or into a garage in their little cottages. It's cheerful, and the people were lovely. Read more

    Mary470533
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Decatur

Situated along the scenic banks of the Tennessee River, Decatur, Alabama is nicknamed The River City. According to a recent survey, Decatur is one of the best places to retire in Morgan County. Retirees considering moving into an assisted living community in the Decatur area have several from which to choose, with six in Decatur and another 16 in the nearby towns of Athens, Madison and Huntsville. Assisted living facilities in Decatur and throughout Alabama are licensed by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Decatur

• Decatur’s climate tends to be hot and humid in the summer, with an average July high of 89 degrees, which could be tough on some seniors. However, the town usually enjoys mild winters, with only about 1 inch of snowfall each year.

• Living costs for seniors in Decatur compare favorably to the U.S. average. Overall, seniors in assisted living facilities can expect their cost of living to be 19.5 percent lower than the national average.

• Social Security retirement benefits are tax-exempt in Alabama. However, seniors hoping to enjoy this tax benefit should bear in mind that Alabama also has one of the five highest state sales tax rates in the nation.

• Decatur offers a wide variety of art and cultural experiences to its residents. Assisted living communities in Decatur may choose to organize outings for residents to one of the city's restaurants, shops or three historic districts. The Carnegie Visual Arts Center also provides an array of events and exhibits.

• Decatur's violent crime rate, at 27.8 on a scale of one to 100, is below the U.S. national average of 31.1. However, its property crime rate of 58.1 on the same scale, is above the national average of 38.1.

• The Decatur area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Decatur Morgan Hospital’s Decatur Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Decatur

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Alabama

$4,000.00 US
$3,932.00 Huntsville
$3,650.00 Cullman
$3,356.00 Madison
$3,013.00 Athens
$2,906.00 Florence
$2,861.00 Decatur
$2,300.00 Pulaski

Assisted Living costs in Decatur start around $2,861 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 Decatur 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 Decatur

The state of Alabama administers the Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver, which may help eligible seniors pay for some of the costs associated with assisted living. At the time of writing, Alabama doesn't offer any non-Medicaid financial aid programs to cover assisted living costs.

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 Decatur

Decatur 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Decatur

Decatur-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.