1 Memory Care Facility in Scottsboro, AL
The average cost of memory care in Scottsboro is $3,200 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,650.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Scottsboro
The city of Scottsboro has a large senior community, with roughly 1 in 5 of the city's 14,000 residents aged 65 and over. According to the Alzheimer's Association, those in this age bracket are most likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a disease that is found in as many as 1 in 10 seniors. Statewide, there are currently 92,000 seniors living with have Alzheimer's disease.
Local families seeking memory care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia can find one memory care facility in Scottsboro proper. Like many in the state, this memory care facility is situated within a specialty care assisted living facility. In addition to obtaining a license from the Department of Public Health, specialty care assisted living facilities must also obtain separate certification from the Board of Health.
- The Scottsboro area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Highlands Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Alabama does not tax Social Security income or pension income, but withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxable. This may affect how much money can be put towards memory care in Scottsboro.
- The crime rate in Scottsboro is quite high, with the city being rated safer than just 4 percent of other cities of all sizes across the country. When compared to other U.S. cities with a similar population size, Scottsboro's overall crime rate is notably higher than most. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities in this city often use alarm systems, high-security locks and surveillance cameras.
- Although overall living expenses in Scottsboro are lower than the national average by roughly 17 percent, healthcare expenses in this city are a little higher than the national median. This may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one has a chronic condition like dementia.
Paying for Memory Care in Scottsboro
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Memory Care costs in Scottsboro start around $3,200 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,778 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Scottsboro 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 Scottsboro
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 Scottsboro
Scottsboro and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Scottsboro, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Scottsboro
Scottsboro-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Alabama page for more information about these laws.