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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

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Alabama? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Alabama?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Alabama nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Alabama?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Alabama.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Alabama facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Alabama nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Alabama?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Alabama's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Alabama nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Alabama Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Alabama

Have a complaint about a Alabama Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Alabama have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Alabama, report it to:
Alabama Department of Public Health
Local: (334) 206-5111
Tollfree: (800) 356-9596
Tollfree Notes: Complaint line
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Alabama or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Local: (334) 242-5743
Tollfree: (800) 243-5463
As a Alabama resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Alabama state department of insurance at:
Insurance Department of Alabama - Consumer Service Division
Local: (334) 269-3550
Tollfree: (800) 433-3966
Are you aware of all the Alabama health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Alabama Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Alabama Department of Public Health
Local: (334) 206-5300
Tollfree: (800) 252-1818
Spanish: (866) 874-3972
Are you on a low income in Alabama and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Alabama medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Medicaid Agency of Alabama
Local: (334) 242-5000
Tollfree: (800) 362-1504
Are you familiar with the Alabama Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Alabama residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Alabama AAA below:

Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments Department of Aging Services
Muscle Shoals, AL
(256) 389-0500
West Alabama Regional Commission
Northport, AL
(205) 333-2990
Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging
Alabaster, AL
(205) 670-5770
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
Anniston, AL
(256) 237-6741
South Central Alabama Development Commission and Area Agency on Aging
Montgomery, AL
(334) 244-6903
Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Camden, AL
(334) 682-5206
Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging
Dothan, AL
(334) 793-6843
South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Mobile, AL
(251) 433-6541
Central Alabama Aging Consortium
Montgomery, AL
(334) 240-4680
Lee-Russell Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Opelika, AL
(334) 749-5264
North Central Alabama Regional Councils of Governments
Decatur, AL
(256) 355-4515
Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG)
Huntsville, AL
(256) 830-0818
United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County
Birmingham, AL
(205) 458-3330

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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