14 Assisted Living Facilities near Jackson, MS
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There are 14 Assisted Living Facilities in the Jackson area, with 3 in Jackson and 11 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Jackson is $2,000 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 98 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Jackson. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Jackson 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Clinton with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Jackson, MS
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Jackson
Jackson is a bustling city on the Pearl River in Mississippi and is home to a small but diverse senior population. The state capital of Jackson has 14 assisted living facilities in and around the city which are regulated by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Jackson are defined by the state as communities that provide care and supplemental services, including medical services, to seniors who are ambulatory and require minimal care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Jackson
Climate in Jackson is variable with hot summers reaching averages of 92 degrees Fahrenheit and cold, wet winters with an average of 26 inches of snow and temperature lows of 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Jackson gets an average of 55 inches of rain, slightly above the national average of 39 inches.
- Jackson is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- The cost of living in Jackson is 26.4 percent lower than the national average, making it an affordable option for seniors. Averages for transportation, health and grocery costs are lower than across the U.S. by ten percentage points or more.
JATRAN buses are available to transport seniors around Jackson. This public transit system has 11 routes throughout Jackson and offers reduced fare cards to seniors over the age of 60 and disabled veterans.
- The crime rate is high in Jackson, which may be an issue for seniors wishing to reside there. Compared to national averages, Jackson rated 81.1 for violent crime and 80.7 for property crime out of 100, significantly higher than the U.S. averages of 31.1 and 38.1 respectively.
- Jackson has an array of community resources for seniors including the City of Jackson’s Senior Services Division, which offers a variety of programs for seniors including recreational and community involvement, senior employment assistance, advocacy services and meal services. Jackson has nine community centers for seniors providing arts and crafts, classes, field trips and exercise programs.
Paying for Assisted Living in Jackson
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Jackson start around $2,000 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 Jackson 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 Jackson
Eligible seniors in Jackson can apply for financial support for assisted living through the Mississippi Division of Medicaid Home and Community Based Services which offers the Assisted Living Waiver, the Elderly and Disabled Waiver and the Independent Living Waiver.
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 Jackson
Jackson 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 Jackson, please visit our Assisted Living in Mississippi page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Jackson
Jackson-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Jackson
Review of The Quarters Assisted Living
My father moved into the Quarters Assisted Living. The care is adequate, but he is going to need more care. His room was not clean when I got there, I guess nobody had been there for awhile, so it ... Read more
Review of The Quarters Assisted Living
The Quarters Assisted Living was a very nice facility, but they couldn't meet my mother's needs. My mother needed more intense care and an actual nursing home. The rooms were very clean and very we... Read more
Review of Harmony Court Assisted Living
If you're looking for excellent customer service, and superb resident care. Harmony Court Assisted Living is where you want to reside. The meals are delicious, very friendly staff! Read more