Guide to Alaska Nursing Homes

Learn why hundreds of seniors retire in Alaska nursing homes each year.

The state of Alaska has only 15 nursing homes total, with about 725 beds and an average occupancy rate of 85%. This means that searching through Alaska nursing homes will not be a hard task when searching for care for you or your loved one. While there are only 15 nursing homes in Alaska, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are all created equal. Because of this, you should still ask some important questions of each skilled nursing facility when trying to find the best fit. Please take a moment to review some common questions in our nursing home information article.


Average Prices of Alaska Nursing Homes

The average daily cost of a nursing home in Alaska is $618 for a semi-private room and $584 for a private room. Overall, Alaska nursing home prices range as follows:

  • Semi-Private Room: $432-$870/day
  • Private Room: $432-$870/day

As you can see, private rooms are actually comparable to semi-private rooms at Alaska nursing homes. That said, consider the needs of your loved one. Does he like the company of a roommate throughout the day, or would he prefer the privacy of his own room? Some Alaska nursing homes only have semi-private rooms, so your answers to these questions will help you better narrow your search and find the best skilled nursing facility for your loved one.

Finding Nursing Homes in Alaska

While there are only 15 nursing homes in Alaska, they are spread out throughout the state, and getting to and from various cities in Alaska is not always easy. Because of this, you may be limited to a facility within driving distance. Regardless, to see a list of the Alaska nursing homes near you, simply type your zip code into the search box at the top of this page. When you hit search, you will be directed to our partner site which houses a directory of nursing homes in Alaska and helps you get in touch with them. If you would prefer to speak with a person, please call the toll-free number, as the top of this page and our nursing home referral experts are standing by to help answer your questions free of charge.