9 Assisted Living Facilities near Fairhope, AL
There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fairhope area, with 4 in Fairhope and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Fairhope is $2,942 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,595. Cheaper nearby regions include Mobile with an average starting cost of $2,805.
To help you with your search, browse the 72 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fairhope. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fairhope 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Fairhope find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Fairhope, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Fairhope, AL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fairhope
Fairhope, located in Baldwin County, Alabama, is situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. It was ranked number 14 out of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire. Indeed, almost 24 percent of the population are seniors ages 65 and over. There are a total of 11 assisted living facilities in Fairhope and its surrounding area. Four are located in Fairhope and seven are located in nearby communities such as Daphne and Mobile. Seniors living in ALFs receive round-the-clock personal care services including assistance with daily living activities. In Alabama, the Alabama Department of Public Health is responsible for regulating ALFs and other senior care facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fairhope
- Fairhope's air quality has been given a passing grade by the American Lung Association. The city ranks No. 1 in the country for 24-hour particle pollution.
- Although the cost of living in Fairhope is high, this is mostly attributed to housing costs. The cost of most other necessities is actually lower than the national average. For example, the cost of transportation is 3 percent lower than the U.S. average, and the cost of groceries is 5.8 percent lower.
- Social security income isn't taxed in Alabama, which means seniors see more disposable income that may help offset the cost of assisted living.
- The Fairhope area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Thomas Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Fairhope has fairly high crime rates. Residents have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of property crime, and the city is safer than only 14 percent of US cities.
BRATS Public Bus offers a safe transportation option to seniors. Friendly drivers are committed to teaching first-time riders to use the county's public transportation system independently.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fairhope
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fairhope start around $2,867 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 Fairhope 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 Fairhope
Although Alabama offers an Institutional Medicaid program, residents of Fairhope and other municipalities in Alabama are unable to use this funding toward services offered in assisted living facilities. The program is only offered to seniors requiring a nursing level of care.
Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income may be eligible for an optional supplement in Alabama to pay for some specific living arrangements. However, this supplement is not offered to seniors residing in assisted living facilities
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 Fairhope
Fairhope 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 Fairhope, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fairhope
Fairhope-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fairhope
Review of The Brennity at Fairhope
The facility appeared OK when I entered. There is a LOT of walking, which is tough for many seniors. I only saw one staff member while I was there. The door to the atrium only opens slightly. Y... Read more
Review of Country Place Senior Living of Fairhope
We were able to go in and tour Country Place Senior Living of Fairhope. I like that they had cafeteria there in the building. They didn't have a pool that you could work in. I saw the rooms, and th... Read more
Review of The Brennity at Fairhope
I've been to The Brennity at Fairhope twice. From the time I walked in the door and was greeted, this one felt like home. I really wanted my father here. There was a resident sitting at the door, w... Read more