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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Gulfport, MS for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Gulfport, MS below include 9 Assisted Living facilities with 106 reviews. On average in Gulfport, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 3.89 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gulfport

The Mississippi State Department of Health licenses and regulates assisted living communities. This ensures that facilities provide proper standards of care. Potential residents and their families can access an online directory of licensed facilities to make sure communities are upholding regulations for quality of care and accommodations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gulfport

  • Gulfport’s overall cost of living is low compared to the national average. On a 100-point scale, with the national average at 100, Gulfport rates 80.6. Transportation, housing, groceries and utilities all fall below the national average as well.
  • The winter climate in Gulfport comes in at 7.9 on the 10-point comfort index. January’s low temperatures get down to 42 degrees F, and the city generally has no snowfall. Summer highs are higher than average, but the city receives an average of 219 sunny days, so residents can spend time taking in the breezes at the beach on hot summer days.
  • Crime rates in Gulfport are a mixed bag. Violent crime stands at 18.5 on a 100-point scale, with the U.S. average at 22.7. Property crime rates, however, are high at 70.1. While this is a concern, the city’s law enforcement agencies are well aware of the issue and working to diminish the problem.
  • Mississippi’s tax laws are friendly to seniors. The state does not tax Social Security benefits, pensions or income from IRA or retirement funds. Property taxes are also relatively low, and seniors can receive homestead exemptions as well.
  • Seniors in Gulfport have many health care choices. Memorial Health offers primary care, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, pain management and a number of other specialties. Gulfport residents can also select Singing River Gulfport, which features a Level III Trauma Center, robotic surgery options and a sleep center.

Paying for Assisted Living in Gulfport

Gulfport’s seniors pay approximately $3,800 per month for assisted living, but this rate varies with the level of care required and the type of accommodations preferred.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Gulfport’s assisted living costs are higher than the Mississippi state average by $300 per month, but come in under the national average by $700. Compared to other major Mississippi cities, Gulfport has relatively low assisted living prices. Hattiesburg’s communities charge $4,124 per month and Jackson’s $4,350. Neighboring Mobile, AL, shows prices lower than Gulfport’s by $377, but New Orleans, LA, offers rates slightly higher than Gulfport’s at $3,973.

Gulfport

$3,800

Mississippi

$3,500

United States

$4,500

Hattiesburg

$4,124

Jackson

$4,350

Mobile, AL

$3,523

New Orleans, LA

$3,973

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is among the least expensive senior care options in Gulfport. Some seniors, however, may be willing to pay more to remain in their own homes and receive the personal care and/or light medical services they require. In-home care and home health care run about $395 more per month than assisted living. Nursing home care is much more comprehensive, and its cost of $7,314 reflects that higher level of service.

In-Home Care

$4,195

Home Health Care

$4,195

Assisted Living Facility

$3,800

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,314

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gulfport

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 & Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources in Gulfport

Seniors in Gulfport have access to many free and low-cost resources to assist them in their efforts to stay healthy and active. The senior center offers a gathering place for activity, while the Area Agency on Aging provides a variety of programs and outreach. Seniors can also access an ombudsman, legal services organization or veteran service office.

ResourceContactService
Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center(727) 893-5657The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center is free to Gulfport residents ages 50 years and older. It offers support groups, health and wellness programming, educational classes, clubs and social activities. Seniors also gather for games and foreign language lessons. Reassurance telephone calls are available as well.
Area Agency on Aging(800) 444-8014Gulfport's Area Agency on Aging provides case management, referrals, legal services, ombudsman services, health insurance assistance and transportation to local seniors. The organization also sponsors wellness programs, including fall prevention, chronic disease management and diabetes management. A foster grandparent program is available, too.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(888) 844-0041The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program operated by the Mississippi Department of Human Services provides education to residents in long-term care facilities as well as investigation of complaints and monitoring of facilities. The ombudsman serves as the voice of residents to solve problems and ensure quality of care.
Harrison County Veteran Services(228) 865-4027Harrison County Veteran Services works with veterans and their families to determine eligibility for benefits programs and help them apply. Benefits may include medical care, financial assistance, pensions and insurance. The office also provides information on veteran-specific programs and services in the area.
Mississippi Legal Services(800) 498-1804Mississippi Legal Services provides free legal aid to qualifying clients. Seniors who meet income requirements may receive help in the areas of consumer law, disaster resources, health and disability. The office assists seniors with medical assistance questions, nursing home issues, prescription drugs and Social Security benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gulfport

Gulfport-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gulfport

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Assisted Living

Andrew

I visited this facility

Review of One Magnolia Place

One Magnolia Place has advantages and disadvantages. It is an older facility. The whole facility is dated, and it needs to be updated. The staff who gave the tour was great though. She answered all...

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Assisted Living

Joseph

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of One Magnolia Place

My brother moved into One Magnolia Place. The pricing was better than at the other place. It was more of a peaceful-looking place. Instead of it being like a hospital with a hallway and rooms, they...

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Assisted Living

Korena

I visited this facility

Review of One Magnolia Place

One Magnolia Place was smaller. I liked it, but it didn't have a calendar of events. It was a very nice place, like country living, if you want to be private. They showed me a one-bedroom. They...

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