5 Assisted Living Facilities near Gulfport, MS
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There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Gulfport area, with 2 in Gulfport and 3 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 44 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Gulfport. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Gulfport 3.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Biloxi with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Gulfport, MS
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gulfport
Gulfport is a coastal city located along the Gulf of Mexico. The city is well-known for its long beaches, beautiful views and marine life such as seals and dolphins that are visible from its shoreline. Gulfport is a medium-sized city with a population just above 70,000 residents; 13.5 percent are seniors over the age of 65. The Gulfport area is home to eight assisted living facilities for seniors in need of some assistance with activities of daily living. Two of these are located directly in the city while the remaining six are nearby in Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Saint Louis. Assisted living is licensed and regulated by the Mississippi Department of Health, Health Facilities Licensure and Certification throughout the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gulfport
- The Gulfport area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, in case of medical emergencies or illness.
- Gulfport has plenty of arts and cultural venues, including Jones Park or The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.
Coast Transit offers safe transportation options to seniors and other residents throughout Gulfport and surrounding areas. Reduced fares are available to seniors over 60 years of age, and the service is free for those over 90.
- Seniors living in Gulfport may want to inquire about security in their assisted living facilities. Property crime rates are nearly double the state average. 52.97 property crimes occur annually per 1,000 residents, while the state average is only 27.68 per 1,000 residents.
- The climate in Gulfport is very hot and humid and the city is frequently in the path of hurricanes. The average high temperature in July is 90 degrees, and the city sees an average of 64.3 inches of rainfall each year. By comparison, the U.S. average is 39.2 inches of rainfall and a high temperature of 86.1 degrees in July. Seniors who are sensitive to heat or who are uncomfortable in extreme weather may prefer to find assisted living options elsewhere.
- Although the overall cost of living in Gulfport is nearly 13 percent below the U.S. average, the cost of health care is 9 percent above the U.S. average.
Paying for Assisted Living in Gulfport
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Gulfport start around $0 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 Gulfport 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 Gulfport
The state of Mississippi provides financial support to eligible seniors in assisted living facilities under a Medicaid 1915 (c) waiver. There is no optional supplement to Supplemental Security Income and residents of assisted living are not covered by any government programs for the cost of room and board.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Mississippi 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 Mississippi page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Gulfport
Gulfport 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 Gulfport, please visit our Assisted Living in Mississippi page.
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.
Other Options in Gulfport, MS
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gulfport
Review of Seashore Highlands
Our mother stayed in the Greenhouse (Memory Care unit) where staff to resident ratio was 2 to 12. Although this apparently met State standards, the two staff on duty staff were also required to co... Read more
Review of Seashore Highlands
Seashore Highlands in Gulfport. MS is an excellent place for recovery. I had a stroke and a heart attack and found their menu and entertainment great for all concerned. The only problem seemed to... Read more
Review of One Magnolia Place
My mother is at One Magnolia Place. It's very good. She has a full apartment, a really large formal room with a big-screen TV, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a little kitchen area. It's almost like a l... Read more