3 Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Payne, AL
Also serving communities of Fyffe, Centre.
There are 3 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fort Payne area, with 2 in Fort Payne and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Fort Payne is $2,400 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,630.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fort Payne. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fort Payne 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Gadsden with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Payne, AL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fort Payne
Fort Payne, Alabama, is located between scenic Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain and near four parks. Seniors may enjoy exploring nature here and participating in annual events like the World’s Longest Yard Sale and Antique Alley, which attract thousands of people each year.
Seniors looking for assisted living communities in the area will find three located in Fort Payne, and an additional seven in the surrounding areas of Fyffe, Scottsboro, Summerville and Center. ALFs are regulated by the Alabama Department of Public Health and provide seniors with round-the-clock personal care and assistance with daily living.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fort Payne
- The cost of living in Fort Payne is about 19 percent lower than the national average. Seniors on a budget will be pleased with the savings, particularly when it comes to health and transportation.
- The state of Alabama doesn't tax Social Security Income, which puts even more savings into seniors pockets or may help them pay for the cost of assisted living.
Dekalb County Rural Public Transportation provides low-cost programs for seniors in Fort Payne that allow them to reserve a ride in advance. Ride-assistance programs are available Monday through Friday.
Crime rates in Fort Payne are high. Residents have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of property crime, and the city is safer than only 13 percent of other U.S. cities.
- The Fort Payne area is home to world-class medical facilities including Dekalb Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The climate in Fort Payne is reasonably mild and comfortable. The area sees an average of 204 sunny days each year, and average highs in the summer are only 86 degrees.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fort Payne
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fort Payne start around $2,400 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 Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne
Government-funding and Medicaid are not available in Alabama to help seniors pay for the cost of assisted living. The Institutional Medicaid program offered in Alabama is only available to seniors once they've reached a nursing level of care.
Although an optional supplement may be available to eligible seniors receiving Supplemental Security Income to pay for some specified living arrangements, those residing in assisted living facilities are not eligible.
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 Fort Payne
Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Payne
Fort Payne-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 Fort Payne
Review of Willscreek Village
I moved into Wills Creek Village's assisted living. It's in my hometown, about eight miles from the house where I lived for a few years. It's a really nice place with good people. It's clean, neat,... Read more
Review of Serenity Place Assisted Living & Memory Care
My mother resides at Serenity Place. I'm very pleased with the facility. It has every amenity that she needs. The staff is very attentive. It has a happy atmosphere. The meals are freshly prepared.... Read more
Review of Serenity Place Assisted Living & Memory Care
My wife is at Serenity Place and she has everything she needs. The staff is good. They have activities like sing-alongs, and they sometimes do Bingo. Her room is clean. They have a few books in the... Read more