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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in DeSoto County, MS for 2024

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  • Assisted Living Facilities in Desoto County, MS
  • Paying for Assisted Living in DeSoto County
  • Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in DeSoto County
  • Free Assisted Living Resources in DeSoto County
  • Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in DeSoto County
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Paying for Assisted Living in DeSoto County

As part of the greater Memphis area, DeSoto County shares the city’s average assisted living price of $4,391 per month. This is higher than the state average of $3,713, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. DeSoto County also has higher assisted living prices than the national median, which comes to $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living prices in the state of Mississippi vary, and northern DeSoto County has some of the highest costs. In the center of the state, capital city Jackson is slightly more affordable, at $4,348 per month. Further south, Hattiesburg has the highest assisted living prices in the state. With a cost of $4,500, it is $109 per month more expensive than assisted living in DeSoto County. On the coast, Gulfport has the state’s lowest prices, at $3,738. Even lower prices can be found in neighboring Louisiana, where Hammond averages $2,900. At $4,163 per month, New Orleans also has more affordable assisted living prices than DeSoto County. Lake Charles, however, has higher costs, at an average of $4,725.

DeSoto County

$4,391

Mississippi

$3,713

The United States

$4,300

Hammond, LA

$2,900

Gulfport

$3,738

New Orleans, LA

$4,163

Jackson

$4,348

Hattiesburg

$4,500

Lake Charles, LA

$4,725

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in DeSoto County

The State of Mississippi offers an Assisted Living Waiver to help offset the costs of assisted living. Applicants must be Medicaid-eligible either as a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient or by meeting the income level up to 300 percent of the SSI federal benefit rate.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in DeSoto County

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 Mississippi page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in DeSoto County

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North Delta Planning and Development District(662) 561-4100As the local Area Agency on Aging, this body has an array of services designed specifically for adults ages 60 and up. This includes case management, Medicare counseling and a long-term care ombudsman service, which advocates for the rights of care home residents. A transportation service helps seniors run errands and get to appointments, and a resource center provides connections to trusted community services.
Olive Branch Senior Center(662) 890-7182Serving adults in Olive Branch and surrounding communities, this senior center promotes physical fitness with yoga, dance and low-impact exercise classes. Members can also participate in craft classes, health clinics and games in a group setting. Educational opportunities are available, including courses on driver safety, self-defense, history, CPR and other topics likely to be of interest to older adults.
DeSoto County Veterans Services(662) 404-6598Veteran service officers at this agency help service members and their families navigate the application process for various financial assistance programs. These officers can help submit and track appeals and claims for pensions, health care and housing benefits. Mental health and medical referrals are also available here.
North Mississippi Rural Legal Services(662) 234-8731Low-income and senior residents of DeSoto County can get free legal assistance and information from experts at this nonprofit law firm. Seniors can access free tax prep services as well as help settling tax issues with the IRS. A senior law project offers legal clinics on topics such as will creation, consumer issues, health insurance and elder abuse.
Southaven Forever Young(662) 895-1138This program promotes mental and physical wellness in seniors with an array of entertaining and social activities. Puzzles, bingo, communal meals and games give seniors a chance to engage with others while low-impact exercise classes help them stay fit. Special interest clubs are available here, as are volunteer opportunities and a directory of trusted senior services.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in DeSoto County

DeSoto County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Mississippi are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Mississippi page for more information about these laws.

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