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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Decatur, AL for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Decatur, Alabama
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Decatur
  • Paying for Memory Care in Decatur
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Decatur
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Decatur
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Decatur

What to Consider About Memory Care in Decatur

More than 15 percent of Decatur, Alabama's population is 65 years of age or older and, in a state where 92,000 seniors have been diagnosed with some form of dementia, it's incredibly important that seniors have access to memory care facilities in the city. There are two facilities in Decatur that provide this level of care to seniors and an additional six facilities nearby in cities such as Madison and Huntsville. 

The Alabama Department of Public Health closely regulates these facilities, which are officially known as specialty care assisted living facilities. There are strict provisions in place for these facilities, including the requirement for a secure perimeter and electronic locks to protect residents who have a tendency to wander. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Decatur

  • Property crime rates are high in Decatur. The city has 47.21 property crimes per 1,000 residents on average each year. This includes burglary and theft. By comparison, the state average is much lower at only 29.48 annual property crimes per 1,000 residents. It's important that seniors and their families discuss safety and security procedures when touring memory care facilities. 
  • Decatur's air quality is reasonably good and poses little risk to seniors and those with underlying medical issues. The American Lung Association has assigned the air in Decatur and throughout Morgan County a passing grade. However, it's worth mentioning that the county does experience some level of ozone pollution, which may be worse on some days than on others.
  • At 59 inches of annual rainfall, Decatur sees 24 inches more rain than the average U.S. city. This may limit the amount of time that seniors can spend outdoors throughout the year. 
  • If seniors and their families have a limited budget for memory care, Decatur might be an ideal location. The overall cost of living in the city is 17 percent lower than the national average. However, seniors that require frequent medical care may find the cost of healthcare expensive in Decatur, as it's 4 percent above the national average.

Paying for Memory Care in Decatur

Memory Care costs in Decatur start around $4,950 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

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

Cities in Alabama

Huntsville

$6,077

US

$5,694

Cullman

$5,500

Decatur

$4,950

Madison

$4,547

Athens

$3,690

Muscle Shoals

$2,625

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Decatur

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 Decatur

Decatur 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 Decatur, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Decatur

Decatur-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.

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