4 Memory Care Facilities in Tuscaloosa County, AL
The average cost of memory care in Tuscaloosa County is $4,650 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Jefferson County with an average starting cost of $4,079.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Tuscaloosa County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Tuscaloosa County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa County is located in the west-central region of Alabama and is home to over 200,000 people. The senior community here makes up nearly 13 percent of the population, and according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, almost 14 percent of these seniors who receive Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Tuscaloosa is home to four memory care facilities, including three in the city of Tuscaloosa and one in Northport. Like many memory care facilities in Alabama, these facilities are located within specialty care assisted living facilities. All assisted living facilities in this county that offer memory care are licensed by the Department of Public Health and separately certified by the Board of Health.
- Tuscaloosa County's air quality is very good, which may be beneficial for seniors with cardiovascular disease or respiratory illnesses. The American Lung Association gave the county an A for both short-term particle pollution and ozone pollution, as well as a passing score for annual particle pollution.
- Tuscaloosa County's overall cost of living is about 7 percent lower than the national average and about 4 percent higher than the state average. On the other hand, healthcare expenses, including the cost of doctor's visits and hospital stays, are slightly higher than the national average and a little lower than the state average. Families with tight memory care budgets may find that their money goes further in Tuscaloosa County.
- Alabama is fairly senior-friendly when it comes to taxes, which may enable families to put more money toward memory care costs in Tuscaloosa County. The state does not tax Social Security income or income from public or private pensions, though income from retirement accounts is fully taxable.
- While winters in Tuscaloosa County are chilly with lows near 30 degrees, the region receives virtually no snow, which may make seasonal travel easy for families visiting loved ones in memory care here. Summers are very warm with highs in the 90s, and there is an average of 210 sunny days annually.
Paying for Memory Care in Tuscaloosa County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Tuscaloosa County start around $4,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,905 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Tuscaloosa County
Review of Brookdale Northport
Brookdale Northport was a nice place. We liked it, but there was no availability at the time. The staff was good. If a person wants to move in there, they had to bring their own furniture, but the ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Northport
The care that Brookdale Northport provides for my mother has been great. Her room is clean, and they have a lot of things for the residents although she doesn't participate. The staff members are v... Read more