1 Memory Care Facility in Selma, AL
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1 Memory Care Facility in Selma, AL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Selma
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 92,000 seniors in Alabama have Alzheimer's, a disease which is most commonly diagnosed in seniors. In the city of Selma, over 16 percent of the 18,000-person population is aged 65 and over. The area is served by the Alzheimer's Association Alabama Chapter, which advocates for those with Alzheimer's and dementia and provides support and informational resources.
Selma has one memory care facility. Like many memory care facilities in Alabama, it is located within a specialty care assisted living facility. All assisted living facilities that offer memory care are licensed by the Department of Public Health and separately certified by the Board of Health.
- The Selma area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Vaughan Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- In Alabama, a senior's memory care budget may depend on the type of retirement income they receive. Selma seniors do not pay state income tax on pension income or Social Security benefits, but withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxable.
- Selma's crime rate is very high, with the city being rated as safer than just 1 percent of U.S. cities. While violent crime rates are notably higher than average, property-related crime is especially prevalent in Selma, and residents have a 1 in 14 chance of being the victim of any type of crime. Families who are considering memory care in Selma may want to talk to facility administrators to determine how memory care residents and their belongings are kept safe.
- Overall living expenses in Selma are about 25 percent below the national average, which may drive down the cost of memory care in this city. Health care expenses are a little higher than average, however, which may be a concern for seniors and families with tight budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Selma
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Alabama
Memory Care costs in Selma start around $0 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 Selma 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 Selma
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 Selma
Selma 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 Selma, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Directory of Winners in the Selma Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Selma
Selma-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.