11 Assisted Living Facilities near Madison, AL
There are 11 Assisted Living Facilities in the Madison area, with 5 in Madison and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Madison is $3,323 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Athens with an average starting cost of $2,893.
To help you with your search, browse the 92 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Madison. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Madison 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Athens with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Madison, AL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Madison
The city of Madison is primarily located in Madison County but a small part of it is in Limestone County. Residents enjoy Badger football games, seasonal festivals and miles of nature trails. Seniors make up 9 percent of the population in the city. There are 13 assisted living facilities in the area; four are in Madison and nine are in nearby areas like Huntsville, Athens and Decatur. These facilities are licensed by the state’s Bureau of Health Provider Standards, a division of the Department of Public Health. There are three types of facilities: family assisted living facilities care for two to three adults; group assisted living facilities care for four to 16 adults; and congregate assisted living facilities care for 17 or more adults.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Madison
- The crime rate in Madison is lower than the national average. Violent crime is ranked at a 20.6, as compared to the national average of 31.1. The property crime rate for Madison comes in at 33.9, while the national average is higher at 38.1. Seniors may feel safer in Madison than in many other communities.
- The Madison area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Madison Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Madison has a thriving arts and culture scene for seniors to enjoy year-round. The Madison Arts Council hosts events that range from concert series to holiday celebrations.
- Madison doesn’t have its own public transportation system. However, nearby Huntsville does have a shuttle bus with special rates for seniors.
- Summers in Madison may be uncomfortably hot and humid. The Comfort Index for Madison is 59 out of a possible 100. Seniors may want to venture out in the early mornings to avoid the mid-day heat.
- Seniors may find Madison to be more expensive than other areas. The cost of living in Madison is 101.1, slightly higher than the national average of 100.
Paying for Assisted Living in Madison
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Madison start around $3,323 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 Madison 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 Madison
There are several programs to help seniors cover the costs of assisted living in Madison. One such program is the Elderly and Disabled Waiver offered through Alabama Medicaid, which may also have other programs for which seniors can apply.
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 Madison
Madison 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 Madison, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Madison
Madison-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 Madison
Review of Merrill Gardens at Madison
I have been a resident at Merrill gardens for 6 months. I love it here. The staff are so professional and really care about our comfort and health. The food service is on time, fresh and we are g... Read more
Review of Madison Village
Madison Village was beautiful and all of it was nice. It didnt look or smell like a nursing home. I liked it a lot. The staff was very nice. I popped in unannounced but they were still really swee... Read more
Review of Morningside of Madison
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 ... Read more