7 Memory Care Facilities in Mobile County, AL
The average cost of memory care in Mobile County is $4,820 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Baldwin County with an average starting cost of $4,699.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Mobile County
In Mobile County, Alabama, seniors make up 15.8 percent of the population, approximately 12 percent of those in the Medicare population in Mobile County had Alzheimer's disease in 2012, and the numbers are on the rise. In Mobile, the county’s largest city, there are seven well-equipped memory care facilities to care for Alzheimer’s patients. Many of these facilities also provide assisted living services.
In order to better care for Mobile County residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, a local non-profit organization called Gulf Coast Dementia Services provides education and training throughout the county. It also offers helpful services such as case management, health counseling, care advocacy, dementia care services, and a free dementia support group for caregivers.
Project Lifesaver, a program run by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, provides a special transmitter device to memory care patients that can be worn on the wrist or ankle. This device enables law enforcement to quickly locate a patient in trouble.
- Mobile has mild winters and lots of hot, sunny summer days, but thanks to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, it also gets an average of 66 inches of rain each year, compared to a national average of only 39 inches.
- Because seniors may be more at risk for lung problems, air quality is especially important. Unfortunately, Mobile County recently scored a “D” for air quality from the American Lung Association.
- When it comes to crime, Mobile County has room for improvement. It has a high violent crime rate of 53.5 compared to a national average of 31.1 and a property crime rate of 64.3, which far exceeds the U.S. average of 38.1.
While memory care facilities use security cameras and lock doors, it still a good idea to find out how they plan to keep residents safe.
- Mobile County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Mobile Infirmary Medical Center Providence Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Mobile County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mobile County start around $4,772 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile County
Mobile 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 Mobile County, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Directory of Winners in the Mobile County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mobile County
Mobile 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.