8 Assisted Living Facilities near Huntsville, AL
Also serving communities of Hazel Green.
There are 8 Assisted Living Facilities in the Huntsville area, with 7 in Huntsville and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Huntsville is $4,092 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Madison with an average starting cost of $3,323.
To help you with your search, browse the 83 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Huntsville. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Huntsville 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Madison with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 16 families in Huntsville find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Huntsville, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Huntsville, AL
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
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Assisted Living costs in Huntsville start around $4,092 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.
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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Huntsville
Review of HarborChase of Huntsville
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 o... Read more
Review of Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville
Regency Retirement Village Huntsville is the most affordable place for my mom. Once you get into memory care they offer companion care and you share a one-bedrom apartment with a dividing wall. I... Read more
Review of Redstone Village
Redstone Village was beautiful and sophisticated. What I liked best was you can get a la carte services even with independent living. We saw the independent living only. Read more