Alabama Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated 22. March 2016 RenataLaszuk NursingHome, Planning for Retirement Care, Senior Caregiving (0) Alabama is the “Heart of Dixie” and home to some of the most important moments of the American Civil Rights movement. And you can’t watch a season of College Football without hearing the call, “Roll Tide!” Alabama ranks 7th least expensive in Caregiverlist’s national nursing home cost database, with an average room rate of $159.68, yet it has a very respectable nursing home average star rating of 3.2. Alabama nursing homes have the lowest percent of long stay residents who have depressive symptoms, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The national average for depression is 6.1 percent, and both Alabama and Mississippi show 1.7 percent depression in nursing home residents. Caregiverlist updates our nursing home cost and star ratings database so seniors and their families can get an idea of long-term senior care costs in their area. Senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs and few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to financially plan for long term care. Below is a snapshot of Alabama nursing home costs and ratings: Total Number of Nursing Homes: 236 Average Single Price: $166.49 Average Double Price: $152.86 Average Rating: 3.2 (out of 5) Star Rating Snapshot5-Star: 27 4-Star: 115 3-Star: 80 2-Star: 5 1-Star: 9 Many seniors and their families opt for in-home care provided by a qualified CNA. The average yearly rate for professional senior home care in Alabama is approximately $37.752, according to a recent Genworth Cost of Care survey. A quality home care agency will provide liability and worker's compensation insurance and payroll taxes as required by law, as well as perform a thorough background check. The Alabama nursing homes with the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating is TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta. However, the single room prices here are 45.41% higher than the average single price of $166.49 and double rooms are 3.25% higher than the average double price of $152.86 in Alabama at $305 and $158 respectively. Another highly-rated nursing home, Jackson Health Care Facility, offers single rooms for $142 (17.25% lower than the average single price) and semi-private rooms for $137 (11.58% lower than the average double price). Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Alabama and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.