Madison is a small city in the Jackson Metro with about 26,000 residents. It offers a broad range of benefits for its roughly 3,500 seniors, including retiree-friendly income taxes, a generally comfortable year-round climate and high access to health care services.  

Madison also supports its older adult population through several assisted living communities. These facilities promote a safe, worry-free environment through access to personal care services as needed, daily meals and snacks, curated recreational activities and housekeeping and linen services. Some facilities have onsite libraries, cafes, salons, pools and fitness centers for a higher standard of comfort and convenience. Monthly rates vary depending on a facility’s amenities, size and location, but according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this region tends to be pricey for assisted living. On average, local facilities charge $4,348 per month, higher than state and national averages.   

This guide gives an overview of assisted living in Madison by outlining some of the benefits and drawbacks of living in this area and licensing information for local facilities. It also breaks down senior care costs in the region and highlights the agencies that serve older adults. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Madison, MS

St. Catherine’s Village

200 Dominican Dr, Madison, MS, 39110

The country setting of St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, Mississippi, provides tranquil living near a lake and housing options that include homes, cottages and assisted living apartments with separa … (read more)
The country setting of St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, Mississippi, provides tranquil living near a lake and housing options that include homes, cottages and assisted living apartments with separa … (read more)

Willard F. Bond Home

7521 OLD CANTON ROAD, Madison, MS, 39110

Willard F. Bond Home is located in Madison, Mississippi, close to Highway 51, Wolcott Park and the Natchez Trace Parkway Overlook. Family members say residents enjoy the facility’s activities such as … (read more)
Willard F. Bond Home is located in Madison, Mississippi, close to Highway 51, Wolcott Park and the Natchez Trace Parkway Overlook. Family members say residents enjoy the facility’s activities such as … (read more)

The Blake at Township

608 Steed Road, STE A, Ridgeland, MS, 39157

The Blake at Township had a nice location. The facility was beautiful, very new, and bright. It’s conveniently located to shopping. It’s in a sort of more up-and-coming desirable neighborhood. There’s … (read more)
The Blake at Township had a nice location. The facility was beautiful, very new, and bright. It’s conveniently located to shopping. It’s in a sort of more up-and-coming desirable neighborhood. There’s … (read more)

The Blake at Flowood

350 Town Center Way, Flowood, MS, 39232

I like The Blake at Flowood much better than the others. It’s very beautiful, brand new, had floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, big wide hallways, lots of light, and is very modern. The person that … (read more)
I like The Blake at Flowood much better than the others. It’s very beautiful, brand new, had floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, big wide hallways, lots of light, and is very modern. The person that … (read more)

The Orchard

600 Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland, MS, 39157

The Orchard had a very warm inviting feel. However, the apartments were older, and the facility itself was kind of showing its age. There were some stains on the carpet and the hallways. It’s a little … (read more)
The Orchard had a very warm inviting feel. However, the apartments were older, and the facility itself was kind of showing its age. There were some stains on the carpet and the hallways. It’s a little … (read more)

The Quarters Assisted Living

585 Beasley Road, Jackson, MS, 39206

The Quarters Assisted Living was very favorable. It’s convenient and closely located to my mother. It was clean and a nice facility. The man who toured me was excellent. He answered all of my question … (read more)
The Quarters Assisted Living was very favorable. It’s convenient and closely located to my mother. It was clean and a nice facility. The man who toured me was excellent. He answered all of my question … (read more)

Harmony Court Assisted Living

5411 Interstate 55 N Frontage Rd, PO Box 1, Jackson, MS, 39206

Residents and their loved ones give Harmony Court Assisted Living high marks for features such as excellent customer service, superb care of residents and delicious meals. This senior living facility … (read more)
Residents and their loved ones give Harmony Court Assisted Living high marks for features such as excellent customer service, superb care of residents and delicious meals. This senior living facility … (read more)

Ridgeland Place

410 Orchard Park, Ridgeland, MS, 39157

Ridgeland Place is located in Ridgeland, Mississippi, close to Old Trace Park, Select Speciality Hospital-Jackson and Tougaloo Art Colony. Relatives describe the facility as clean with spacious rooms, … (read more)
Ridgeland Place is located in Ridgeland, Mississippi, close to Old Trace Park, Select Speciality Hospital-Jackson and Tougaloo Art Colony. Relatives describe the facility as clean with spacious rooms, … (read more)

Castlewoods Place

140 Castlewoods Boulevard, Brandon, MS, 39047

Brookdale Brandon is located in Brandon, Mississippi, just four miles from the popular shopping and dining options of Market Street Flowood and the family-friendly Pelahatchie Shore Park. A recent ren … (read more)
Brookdale Brandon is located in Brandon, Mississippi, just four miles from the popular shopping and dining options of Market Street Flowood and the family-friendly Pelahatchie Shore Park. A recent ren … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Madison

Assisted living facilities in Madison may be classified as assisted living, which is open to residents who need mobility assistance, or residential living facilities, which are only for those who can ambulate without assistance. Both types of facilities are licensed and monitored by the Mississippi Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Madison

  • Madison is one of the most expensive places to live in Mississippi. Its overall cost of living is about 5% higher than the national median and 25% higher than the state average. Transportation costs are affordable compared to other U.S. cities. Housing is expensive compared to state and national medians, but seniors may save money by moving to a residential facility.  
  • Crime is a rare occurrence in Madison, which may appeal to older adults who enjoy being out alone in the community. On a 100-point crime index on which a lower score indicates less crime, the city is rated 8.5 for violent crime at 16.1 for property crime, which is notably lower than national respective scores of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.  
  • Madison’s weather is fairly pleasant throughout the year, with the city rating slightly higher than the nation on a 10-point comfort index. Summers are humid and hot with high temperatures in the 90s, but winters are fairly mild and snow is uncommon. The most comfortable months are April, May and October. 
  • Mississippi’s income tax laws are very friendly towards retirees, which may offset the Madison region’s higher living expenses. Seniors don’t pay state income taxes on any retirement income, including income from investments or retirement savings accounts, pension income or Social Security benefits. Property taxes are low and the sales tax rate is consistent with national averages. 
  • Health care services cost about 6% more in Madison than in the typical U.S. city. However, there are about 342 doctors per 100,000 residents compared to 210 nationally, which may cut down on wait times to see specialists or obtain primary care services. The closest hospitals are in Jackson and include Mississippi Baptist Medical Center and Saint Dominic Memorial Hospital

Paying for Assisted Living in Madison

Assisted living facilities in the Madison region charge $4,348 per month for services. This is several hundred dollars higher than the state median of $3,713, but it’s roughly equal to the national rate of $4,300.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Madison pay approximately $4,348 per month for assisted living, making it among the more expensive options in Mississippi for this level of care. Assisted living rates vary considerably throughout the state, with seniors in Hattiesburg paying $4,500 per month for care and those in the Gulfport area paying $3,738. Across state lines in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assisted living rates are competitive at $3,138 per month.  

$4348

Madison

$3713

Mississippi

$4300

The United States

$4500

Hattiesburg

$3738

Gulfport Area

$3138

Tuscaloosa, AL

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Residential care in Madison costs more than home-based care, but because rates are typically all-inclusive, residential options may be more financially viable for some seniors. Homemaker and specialized home health aide services cost $3,432 per month, and those who obtain services in a daytime community setting via adult day health care pay $1,083. Assisted living is costlier at $4,348, and nursing homes charge the highest rates at $6,388 for semiprivate rooms and $6,844 for private rooms.  

$3432

Homemaker Services

$3432

Home Health Aide

$1083

Adult Day Health Care

$4348

Assisted Living Facility

$6388

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6844

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Madison was not available, so data for the closest city, Jackson, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Madison

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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mississippi

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 Madison

Several nonprofit programs and agencies in the Madison region help seniors navigate community-based services, connect with recreational opportunities, and make informed decisions regarding their care needs. This table highlights some of the free resources available to local seniors, families and caregivers.  

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(601) 981-1516 

The Area Agency on Aging serves as an entry point for obtaining services in the community that can supplement or complement services obtained in an assisted living facility. It has case managers who assess the individual’s needs and refers them to services such as nutrition counseling, legal assistance and medical equipment loans. The agency has trained Community Navigators who help older adults transition out of nursing homes to assisted living facilities. Its Information, Assistance and Referral program links seniors to various types of assistance. 

(601) 317-9756 

Madison’s Senior Services Department operates the Retirement Program, which provides social and recreational opportunities for older adults in the community. The program features a robust calendar of events with activities such as chair stretches, card games, men’s coffee and age-friendly cardio classes. Registration is required for classes, and participants may have to pay a monthly fee. 

(601) 855-5518 

The county’s Veteran Services Office helps qualifying veterans and their dependents obtain VA benefits such as life insurance, veterans’ and survivors' pensions, disability compensation and family and survivor benefits. The office can also screen for eligibility for VA preventative medicine services, respite and prescription drug coverage. 

(601) 359-4500 

The State Health Insurance Information Program is staffed with trained volunteers who help seniors make decisions regarding their health insurance coverage. Through the program, seniors get confidential, unbiased guidance with understanding their Medicare benefits, comparing Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, enrolling in long-term care insurance and determining eligibility for Medicaid, which can help cover assisted living expenses.

(601) 855-5715 

The statewide Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has trained volunteers who advocate on behalf of Madison seniors in assisted living. The local ombudsman helps seniors and families navigate the move-in process, resolve issues related to intake and discharge procedures and investigate reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation. The ombudsman can also help seniors and families identify options for paying for residential services. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Madison

Madison-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 Mississippi