4 Memory Care Facilities near Muscle Shoals, AL
There are 4 Memory Care Facilities in the Muscle Shoals area, with 2 in Muscle Shoals and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Muscle Shoals is $2,625 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Muscle Shoals. On average, consumers rate memory care in Muscle Shoals 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Muscle Shoals, AL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals, which is located in Colbert County, Alabama, is home to roughly 14,000 residents, almost 17 percent of whom are seniors. In Colbert County, almost 12 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
The Muscle Shoals area has three memory care facilities for local families to choose from. Two of these facilities are in the city proper, and the other is in nearby Florence. These memory care facilities are located within specialty care assisted living facilities that have obtained licensing from the Department of Public Health and certification from the Board of Health.
- Alabama does not tax Social Security income or pension income, though income from retirement accounts is fully taxable. Depending on the source of a senior's retirement income, the state's income tax laws may affect how much money they can put toward memory care expenses in Muscle Shoals.
- Living expenses in Muscle Shoals are about 10 percent below the national average and on par with the state median, which may appeal to families with restrictive memory care budgets. Healthcare costs here are slightly above the national median and may affect those with chronic conditions like dementia.
- The air quality in Colbert County, including in Muscle Shoals, is good, with the American Lung Association giving the county a B for ozone pollution and an A for 24-hour particle pollution. The clean air may benefit seniors with respiratory illnesses.
- Crime in Muscle Shoals is relatively high, with an overall crime rate that is higher than 95 percent of U.S. cities and 87 percent of the communities in Alabama. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities use security cameras and high-security locks.
Paying for Memory Care in Muscle Shoals
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Alabama
Memory Care costs in Muscle Shoals start around $2,625 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Muscle Shoals 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 Muscle Shoals
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 Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals 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 Muscle Shoals, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Directory of Winners in the Muscle Shoals Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals-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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Muscle Shoals
Review of 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 ... Read more
Review of Brentwood Retirement Community
My dad has moved into Brentwood Retirement Community. I love it. It's small and it's perfect for what they do. They're very attentive. Everything is great. I don't know about the activities because... Read more
Review of Brentwood Retirement Community
The employees were very friendly and welcoming. It is a very clean and beautiful place. The rooms are very spacious. Overall I would recommend anyone in my family or any of my friends to choose Bre... Read more