Guide to Alabama Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in Alabama nursing homes each year.

There are over 230 state licensed nursing homes in Alabama, which can make finding the best skilled nursing facility for your loved one seem like a daunting task. Luckily, there are many ways to narrow your search to ensure that you find the perfect fit. For instance, begin by narrowing your search by location, as some cities in Alabama only have a small amount of nursing homes. Next, consider the number of beds in each facility as well as the number of residents. On average, Alabama nursing homes have 115 beds per facility and an occupancy rate of 86.5%. Take a moment to consider whether you or your loved one would prefer a large or small skilled nursing facility. Smaller facilities tend to offer more freedom to residents because the staff to patient ratio allows senior residents to create stronger bonds with their personal aids and physicians. After you have considered the size of facility, there are also many great questions to ask about nursing homes which you can review in our nursing home information article.




Average Prices of Alabama Nursing Homes

Once you have narrowed down your options regarding Alabama nursing homes, you should consider the average costs for nursing home care in the state. According to a recent study by the National Center for Assisted Living, average costs for nursing homes in Alabama are as follows:

  • Semi-Private Rooms $163/day on Average (prices range from $125-$251)
  • Private Rooms $171/day on Average (prices range from $132-$255)

While these are the state-wide averages, many people are interested in the costs of nursing homes in Birmingham or Montgomery, as these are the two major cities of Alabama.

Here's the cost breakdown for these two cities:

Daily Cost of Birmingham, Alabama Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms $162/day on Average (prices range from $140-$178)
  • Private Rooms $169/day on Average (prices range from $140-$187)

Daily Cost of Montgomery, Alabama Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms $186/day on Average (prices range from $154-$251)
  • Private Rooms $196/day on Average (prices range from $166-$255)

Finding Nursing Homes in Alabama

If you are looking for a nursing home in Alabama for yourself or your loved one, we are here to help. The search form at the top of this page is a good place to start. Simply fill in your zip code and choose what type of facility you are looking for (a skilled nursing home, assisted living home, or something similar). From there, you will be directed to our partner site for a directory of licensed Alabama nursing homes. If you would prefer to speak with someone directly, simply call the toll-free number at the top of this page and one of our skilled nursing home referral representatives will help guide you through the process and answer all of your questions free of charge.