5 Memory Care Facilities near Cullman, AL
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Cullman area, with 1 in Cullman and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Cullman is $5,500 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Cullman, AL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Cullman
About 92,000 seniors in Alabama are living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Some of these seniors may live in Cullman, where more than 18 percent of the city's population of nearly 83,000 is aged 65 or older. These seniors may benefit from living in one of the area's five memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities are a type of speciality care assisted living facility in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Public Health's Division of Health Care Facilities oversees these facilities, requiring staff to secure specialized training to care for a population living with cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's disease. As a result, these facilities are well equipped to provide high-quality care for seniors with dementia in Cullman.
- Cost of living in Cullman is lower than average, a factor that seniors' families should consider when budgeting for memory care facility expenses. Housing and grocery prices are lower than average, and healthcare costs are right at the national average.
- Overall, Alabama is a tax-friendly state for seniors. Social security income is exempt from taxes. However, seniors will see other types of retirement income, such as 401(k)s, taxed, so seniors' families should keep this in mind.
- Cullman has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Birmingham.
- Seniors' families can rest easy knowing that Cullman's violent crime rate is low, coming in at 13.3 on a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous. The property crime rate, though, ranks 56.7, making it higher than the national average. As a result, seniors' families may want to ask about security measures in place at memory care facilities under consideration.
Paying for Memory Care in Cullman
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Cullman start around $5,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cullman 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 Memory Care in Cullman
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 Cullman
Cullman 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 Cullman, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cullman
Cullman-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.