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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Hattiesburg, MS for 2024

Also serving communities of Waynesboro.

The average cost of memory care in Hattiesburg is $5,472 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.

To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Hattiesburg. On average, consumers rate memory care in Hattiesburg 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Memory Care Facilities in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg is a small city of about 46,000 residents, approximately 11 percent of whom are over the age of 65, in the southeastern region of Mississippi. In this state, it's projected that 54,000 people have Alzheimer's disease.

Hattiesburg is home to the Hattiesburg Clinic, which specializes in memory care, including all types of dementia, and conducts a variety of clinical trial activities. In addition to this state-of-the-art facility, Hattiesburg has two memory care facilities. These facilities are situated within licensed personal care home-assisted living facilities that have separate Alzheimer’s disease/dementia care units. They meet special requirements regarding staffing, staff training and facility design standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Hattiesburg

  • Social Security benefits, pension income and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are all exempt from Mississippi income tax, which may allow Hattiesburg seniors to put more money in their memory care budget.
  • The overall cost of living is on par with the state median and about 10 percent lower than the national average. Health care expenses are about 5 percent higher here than elsewhere in the state, which may be a concern for seniors who are managing a chronic condition such as dementia.
  • Summers in Hattiesburg are long and warm, which may be a consideration for seniors who are sensitive to heat. The hottest month of the year is August when highs are in the 90s and lows are in the 70s. Winters are mild with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. 
  • More than 98 percent of Mississippi's cities have a lower crime rate than Hattiesburg. Residents have a one in 319 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a one in 17 chance of being the victim of a property crime. Families should ensure that the memory care facility that they choose for their loved one has taken steps to ensure that residents are kept safe and wandering is prevented.

Paying for Memory Care in Hattiesburg

Memory Care costs in Hattiesburg start around $5,472 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Hattiesburg 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.

Cities in Mississippi

Meridian

$6,000

US

$5,694

Hattiesburg

$5,472

Slidell

$5,223

Covington

$5,212

Gulfport

$4,650

Biloxi

$4,375

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Hattiesburg

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Mississippi 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 Mississippi page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg 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 Hattiesburg, please visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Mississippi are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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John

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale Hattiesburg Memory Care

My mom is at Brookdale Hattiesburg. She has only been there for a month now. As far as I could tell, it's really for advanced Alzheimer's, for people that are advanced. I wouldn't consider it for...

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Barbara

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Hattiesburg Memory Care

Brookdale Hattiesburg MC was a memory center. It was nice and clean. The staff members we spoke to were very helpful. They called several times after we were there to make sure that we did find a...

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Karen

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Hattiesburg Memory Care

I toured Brookdale Hattiesburg for my cousin. It was bright and cheerful. They had plenty of activities. The staff was friendly, and the people were up and friendly. It was very nice. There was a...

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