16 Assisted Living Facilities near Mobile, AL
Also serving communities of Satsuma, Grand Bay, Citronelle.
There are 16 Assisted Living Facilities in the Mobile area, with 14 in Mobile and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Mobile is $3,149 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Daphne with an average starting cost of $2,887.
To help you with your search, browse the 72 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mobile. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mobile 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Daphne with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Mobile find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Mobile, call (855) 863-8283.
14 Assisted Living Facilities in Mobile, AL
2 Assisted Living Facilities near Mobile, AL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mobile
Mobile, Alabama has a vibrant 300 year old history and was once called the Paris of the South. Cultures converge in this large town that celebrates both its history and diversity. With a senior population of 15 percent, some aging adults here are likely to be in need of assisted living care. Seniors in Mobile can choose from 14 assisted-living facilities. Eight more communities are available in neighboring areas, including Hayden, Daphne and Fairhope.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mobile
- Mobile features a wet climate, with most months seeing at least five inches of rain. Frequent showers may put a damper on outdoor plans. The temperature stays above freezing year-round, though, with the coldest month of January at an average low of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average temperature is about 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The cost of living in Mobile is lower than the national average for health care and transportation, which may benefit seniors on a fixed or limited income. The cost of housing is much lower in Mobile than the U.S. average, and it is also lower than average for the state of Alabama.
- The cost of goods may be higher in Mobile than other areas due to the higher sales tax rate of 10 percent, compared with the U.S. average of 6 percent. The income tax rate of 5 percent is slightly higher than the average rate of 4.6 percent.
- Senior citizens and Medicare recipients pay reduced fares on The Wave, which is Mobile's public transportation system. The city also offers a paratransit service for people with disabilities.
- The rates of violent crime and property crime in Mobile are higher than the state and national averages, with Mobile ranking more dangerous than 91 percent of U.S. cities.
- Mobile has an array of community resources for seniors, including volunteer programs such as the Alabama Silver-Haired Legislature, which promotes the needs of area senior citizens; free educational programs for older adults at local colleges; wellness programs, such as the Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center and more than a dozen senior centers, which offer activities and nutrition programs.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mobile
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mobile start around $3,149 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 Mobile 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 Mobile
Public financial aid for assisted living is not available in the state of Alabama. Medicaid and non-Medicaid programs will not cover the cost of assisted living. Recipients of Social Security Income (SSI) may be eligible for a supplement to help pay for other types of housing, but the supplements do not cover ALRs. For assisted living, residents must use personal resources or veterans benefits.
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 Mobile
Mobile 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 Mobile, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mobile
Mobile-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 Mobile
Review of Elmcroft of Heritage Woods
My father likes Elmcroft of Heritage Woods other than the food. His room is kept clean. There are offsite visits to places. Everyone except for the kitchen staff is courteous. They have an arts and... Read more
Review of Knollwood Pointe
I didn't like Knollwood Pointe so much. The dining area was small, but clean. What they consider as assisted living, I didn't agree with. They identify their medication and how many pills they were... Read more
Review of Somerby of Mobile
Somerby of Mobile is top of the line, but it's $7,200 a month, and it's $5,000 to move in. They seem to have plenty of staff members to cover everyone. Everything is first class there. It's a beaut... Read more