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Cost of Alabama Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Alabama is $5,810 per month.

The monthly base rate for Alabama nursing homes is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Alabama is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Alabama. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Alabama, the average cost is $6,356.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Alabama Nursing Home Statistics

Alabama contains 228 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 26,664 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 84% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Alabama skilled nursing homes is 3.6 which ranks 18 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Alabama. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Alabama facilities.

Overall Ratings of Alabama Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Alabama

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Alabama

Percent of Alabama Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Alabama Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Alabama Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Alabama

Helpful Alabama Consumer Agencies

Billing Medicare

Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.

Fiscal Intermediary
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

Part B bills and services.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

General Medicare Information

Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.

CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office
CMS, Atlanta Regional Office
Local: (404) 562-7500

Medigap policies available in my area, and insurance questions.

State Department of Insurance
Insurance Department of Alabama - Consumer Service Division
Local: (334) 269-3550
Tollfree: (800) 433-3966

Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and help with filing an appeal.

SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Local: (334) 242-5743
Tollfree: (800) 243-5463
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-AGELINE

Health Care Facilities and Services in Your Area

Finding a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) closest to me to help me lower my health care costs. FQHCs include community health centers, tribal health clinics, migrant health services, and health centers for the homeless.

Primary Care Association
Alabama Primary Care Association
Local: (334) 271-7068
Tollfree: (888) 322-7068

To find a hospice program in my area.

State Hospice Organization
Alabama Hospice Organization
Local: (334) 240-0909
Tollfree: (800) 355-1973

Other Health Insurance Programs

Health based programs and services.

State Health Departments
Alabama Department of Public Health
Local: (334) 206-5300
Tollfree: (800) 252-1818

Low-income programs (such as Medicaid) to help pay medical bills.

State Medical Assistance Office
Medicaid Agency of Alabama
Local: (334) 242-5000
Tollfree: (800) 362-1504

Quality of Care/Complaints

Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.

QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)
Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation
Local: (205) 970-1600
Tollfree: (800) 760-4550

Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Local: (334) 242-5743
Tollfree: (800) 243-5463

Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.

Nursing Home State Survey Agency
Alabama Department of Public Health
Local: (334) 206-5111
Tollfree: (800) 356-9596
Tollfree Notes: Complaint line

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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