9 Assisted Living Facilities near Huntsville, AL

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Huntsville, AL

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Caring Star 2013

Redstone Village

Provides: Assisted Living
12000 Turnmeyer Drive, Huntsville, AL 35803
"Redstone is a beautiful community with a long history of providing great care and services in the Huntsville area. I have has several friends that have worked there and love the family/friendly..." More

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Caring Star 2013

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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Caring Star 2016

Elmcroft of Byrd Springs

Provides: Assisted Living
8020 Benaroya Lane SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
"My aunt moved into Elmcroft of Byrd Springs, and I'm going to see her today, because you have to give a 24-hour notice. I toured it, and I'm impressed with it. The staff that I met seems very nice...." More
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HarborChase of Huntsville

Provides: Assisted Living
4801 Whitesport Circle SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
"We toured HarborChase of Huntsville. It was the only place that offered respite care. It was something we were considering for my dad. Overall, the staff members were very welcoming and they were..." More

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Country Cottage - Huntsville

Provides: Assisted Living
4200 Chris Dr. S.W., Huntsville, AL 35802
"My mom has moved into Country Cottage. Her room is a little bigger than some of the options at a lower price point. There are three different cottages instead of one large complex. They seem to be..." More

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Thrive at Jones Farm

Provides: Assisted Living
2238 Cecil Ashburn Dr. SE, Huntsville, AL 38502
"Great place that provides loving care for a family member. It is truly a “home away from home” kind of place. It is the only assisted living or memory care facility that I would consider for a..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville

Provides: Assisted Living
2004 Max Luther Dr., Huntsville, AL 35810
"I'm moving into Regency Retirement Village. It has continuing care, so I would not be moved into another place if I fell or if I got dementia -- it is care until you die. The staff took me on a..." More

Windsor House Assisted Living Facility

Provides: Assisted Living
4411 McAllister Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
"At Diversicare we recognize that each individual is unique. Through individualized care planning, we strive to help every person continue to enjoy their family, friends and favorite activities...." More

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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Huntsville

    Huntsville, Alabama, is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the second largest research park in the USA. It also has the largest open-air butterfly house and other appealing attractions like The Huntsville Museum of Art. Seniors will find many other fun things to do in this high-tech town. 

    In Huntsville, assisted living facilities are regulated by the Alabama Department of Public Health and are defined as facilities with a minimum of two residents. The Huntsville area has 11 assisted living facilities for seniors to choose from, 6 are located right in Huntsville, while the other 5 are located in the surrounding communities of Madison and Hazel Green. All facilities provide personal care including assistance with the activities of daily living.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Huntsville

    • The overall cost of living in Huntsville is 8.6 percent lower than the US national average, making it an excellent location for seniors who are on a budget. This low cost of living can be attributed specifically to the cost of housing, groceries and transportation. 

    • Huntsville's air quality is poor when compared with both the national average, and the nearby city of Birmingham

    • Huntsville's public transportation system offers a variety of safe options for seniors to travel throughout the city including a shuttle bus, free ride matching and vanpools. Seniors with disabilities may also be able to receive transportation from Huntsville's Handi-Ride system, which is available on weekdays.

    • Huntsville has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with only one major hospital in the Huntsville area.
    • During the summers in Huntsville, the weather is hot and humid, which can be uncomfortable for some seniors. 

    • The crime rate in Huntsville is among the highest in the state. The violent crime rate is more than double the national average, while the property crime rate is close to double. 

    Paying for Assisted Living in Huntsville

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Alabama

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,925.00 Huntsville
    $3,323.00 Madison
    $2,943.00 Athens
    $2,701.00 Decatur
    $2,700.00 Scottsboro
    $2,700.00 Fayetteville
    $2,575.00 Albertville

    Assisted Living costs in Huntsville start around $3,925 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville

    The state of Alabama doesn't provide public funding for seniors in assisted living facilities or specialty care assisted living facilities through either Medicaid programs or other government-funded programs. Seniors are only eligible for Alabama's Institutional Medicaid program once they've reached a nursing level of care. 

    Seniors may be eligible for an optional supplement when residing in specified living arrangements, but those who reside in assisted living facilities are not eligible for this supplement. 

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

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    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 Huntsville

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Huntsville

    Huntsville-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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    Assisted Living near Huntsville, AL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Huntsville

    • Review of Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville

      I'm moving into Regency Retirement Village. It has continuing care, so I would not be moved into another place if I fell or if I got dementia -- it is care until you die. The staff took me on a tou... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Jones Farm

      My father is in Brookdale Jones Farm. We chose it because of the size, the facility, and the accessibility to our loved one. He's been there a little bit and everybody's doing the best they can. Th... Read more

    • Review of Elmcroft of Byrd Springs

      My aunt moved into Elmcroft of Byrd Springs, and I'm going to see her today, because you have to give a 24-hour notice. I toured it, and I'm impressed with it. The staff that I met seems very nice.... Read more

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