9 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, AL
The average cost of memory care in Jefferson County is $3,792 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,925.
To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Jefferson County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Jefferson County 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Shelby County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Jefferson County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Jefferson County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, AL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Jefferson County
More than 15 percent of Jefferson County's 659,197 residents are aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors may represent a portion of Alabama's 92,000 seniors living with Alzheimer's disease, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. These seniors may benefit from living in one of the area's six memory care facilities that specialize in helping those with memory impairments like dementia.
The Alabama Department of Health's Division of Healthcare Facilities defines a memory care facility as a type of specialized care assisted living facility. These facilities receive licensing so that staff can deliver high-quality care to seniors with cognitive disorders.
Cost of living in Jefferson County is below average. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Jefferson County comes in at 88.1. Housing prices are especially low at 60, but healthcare costs and transportation costs are higher than average, coming in at 104 and 105, respectively. Seniors' families may want to evaluate the cost of living as they calculate memory care facility expenses.
- Jefferson County seniors will appreciate Alabama's tax laws. The state does not tax social security income, which may result in additional monthly income for some seniors.
- Jefferson County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UAB Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Jefferson County
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Memory Care costs in Jefferson County start around $3,773 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jefferson 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.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County
Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jefferson County
Jefferson 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Jefferson County
Review of River Highlands of Birmingham
River Highlands of Birmingham was wonderful. We really loved the facility and the people. The rooms were just very small. The staff was very good, extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable. It was... Read more
Review of Brookdale University Park
Brookdale University Park is nice for people who have extreme memory loss and can't get around. They keep the place clean and the person in charge is very good. Everybody's really nice. I've only e... Read more
Review of Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center
Rittenhouse Village at Hoover offers respite care, but the minimum is two weeks at $180 a night. It was a nice place and a good community, everything was clean, and smelled good. The room was very ... Read more