2 Memory Care Facilities in Shelby County, AL
The average cost of memory care in Shelby County is $6,595 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Jefferson County with an average starting cost of $4,135.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Shelby County
Shelby County is home to about 214,000 people, including a senior community that makes up nearly 15 percent of the population. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 11 percent of seniors receiving Medicare benefits in this county have Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Shelby County has two memory care facilities, both of which are located in the city of Hoover. These memory care facilities are housed within specialty care assisted living facilities, which are licensed through the Department of Public Health and certified by the Board of Health.
- Shelby County's air quality is subpar, with the county receiving a "D" for ozone pollution from the American Lung Association. Because this type of pollution can have an adverse effect on seniors with respiratory conditions such as COPD and asthma, this may be a consideration for some families.
- Shelby County is a pricier place to live, with an overall cost of living and utility and housing costs that are slightly higher than state and national averages. The cost of healthcare is also slightly higher than the national average, but on par with the state average, which may be a consideration for families whose senior loved ones have a chronic condition such as dementia.
- Shelby County is a safe place to live, with property crime and violent crime rates that are below the national median. Even so, as they are touring memory care facilities, families may want to inquire about what security measures are taken to keep residents safe.
- In Alabama, seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits or income from public or private pensions. Income from retirement accounts is fully taxable. A senior's source of retirement income may impact how much money they have available for memory care expenses in Shelby County.
Paying for Memory Care in Shelby County
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Memory Care costs in Shelby County start around $6,595 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby County
Shelby 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 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 Shelby County, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Shelby County
Shelby County-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.