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Memory Care Facilities in Colbert County, AL

The average cost of memory care in Colbert County is $2,625 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Colbert County

Colbert County in Alabama has a population of 54,500 according to 2017 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly 20 percent of the county's residents are seniors, and a portion of those seniors deal with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Senior Care Center at Shoals Hospital is one of the top medical centers in Northern Alabama for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders affecting the population of seniors in the region.

Further help is available for this population at the two memory care facilities in the county. These facilities, recognized officially by the state as Specialty care assisted living facilities. These facilities are licensed and regulated by Alabama Public Health.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Colbert County's cost of living is 16 index points lower than the U.S. average. Housing, in particular, is very affordable with an index rating of 51. Families who require memory care on a limited budget may find these numbers promising.
  • Alabama makes living more affordable for seniors by exempting income from social security and pensions from state taxes. Withdrawals from retirement accounts, however, are fully taxed. Families may want to take this in consideration when planning for memory care in Colbert County.
  • As one of the wettest regions of the country, Colbert County gets an average of 58 inches of precipitation per year. Summers are usually hot and muggy with average highs in July of 90 degrees. Seniors who enjoy thunderstorms and rain will likely enjoy life in Colbert County.
  • Colbert Country gets an ozone pollution grade of B and a particle pollution grade of pass from the American Lung Association. Air quality can have a big impact on the overall health of seniors, so families may want to check what memory care facilities do to keep their indoor air clean. 

Paying for Memory Care in Colbert County

Memory Care costs in Colbert County start around $2,625 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Colbert County 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.

Counties in Alabama

Walker County

$6,597

Madison County

$5,889

US

$5,743

Morgan County

$4,950

Limestone County

$4,092

Maury County

$4,060

Colbert County

$2,625

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Colbert County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Alabama page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Colbert County

Colbert County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Colbert County, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Colbert County

Colbert County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Alabama page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Steve

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

Review of Brentwood Retirement Community

My wife moved into Brentwood Retirement Community. I chose it because they were super nice and they would provide what she needs. They serve 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Everyone there is friendly...

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Larry

I visited this facility

Review of Brentwood Retirement Community

My mother is going to move into Brentwood Retirement Community. It's a small facility that has about 32 residents. The resident-to-caregiver ratio is very low, so we think that she's going to get...

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Lori

I visited this facility

Review of The Pearl of the Shoals

We went to Shoals. They have one studio apartment that was available for folks to look at, but I don't think it was the one that you could actually move into. There were no patients around; it was...

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