A recent article on AL.com revealed that four of the most affordable places to live in America are in Alabama. As far as the most affordable larger cities in the country, Birmingham-Hoover landed in the number two spot.
As the price of homes and fuel increases exorbitantly around the country, area residents can feel a slight relief. According to Porch.com, the overall cost of living in Birmingham is 7.4 percent less than the national average. Home prices are 28.5 percent lower than in other cities.
The overall cost of living includes the per capita income compared to expenses such as:
These figures are good news for people looking to invest in property and raise a family in Birmingham, but how does it affect seniors and retirees?
How much does senior living cost in Birmingham?
Research from the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey says the average cost of senior care in an assisted living facility is $4,028 per month. Full-time in-home care services are another $200-$300 per month.
Birmingham’s senior living communities offer active living in the big city that is more cost-effective than areas in Alabama like Florence, Anniston, and Auburn.
Senior living communities in the United States average about $4,500 per month. Looking at the cost of living index, seniors in the Yellowhammer State enjoy stretching their dollars a little further than most places in the South.
What’s included in the cost of assisted living?
Assisted living includes the expenses discussed in the overall cost of living mentioned above. One monthly bill wraps up healthcare, housing, food, transportation, and entertainment for seniors.
At the new assisted living and memory care community, Proveer at Grande View, senior care and Southern comforts are provided daily. These services allow seniors to live independently at a pace that’s right for them.
Seniors can benefit from individualized plans that tailor a level of care to every resident. Many seniors can live independent lifestyles when they receive the services they need.
Personalized care plans include:
- Activities of daily living assistance: bathing, dressing, feeding, transferring, and more
- Medication management
- Pharmacy coordination
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Licensed nurse oversight
In addition to traditional health services, seniors living with Proveer at Grande View will benefit from an active lifestyle. In as little as 150 minutes per week, seniors can significantly reduce their risk of things such as:
- Heart disease
- Fall risk
- Mental health problems
Even if the goal of two-and-a-half hours of activity isn’t met during the week, moving more and sitting less has its benefits.
Proveer at Grande View has undergone significant renovations to provide modern senior apartments in Birmingham. These pet-friendly living spaces are perfect for older adults who want to put the hassles of homeownership behind them. The monthly cost of assisted living includes services like:
- Laundry and linen service
- Home maintenance and repairs
Residents are free to decorate their new homes however makes them feel comfortable. Seniors can also receive care in the privacy of their living spaces and not have to worry about constant trips to pharmacies and medical centers. If residents do have medical appointments, scheduled community transportation is available.
Cooking nutritious meals can be a chore, especially in older age. One of the reasons some seniors choose assisted living is for home-cooked meals.
It’s estimated that 50 percent of seniors do not receive the nutrition they need to live a healthy lifestyle. Even if someone has access to healthy choices, they may not have the stamina to cook three meals a day to meet seniors’ needs.
Residents with Proveer at Grande View will enjoy sharing meals with their new friends and neighbors three times a day. Seniors can eat when they wish with our all-day dining options.
Meals are prepared by a culinary team that understands the needs of older adults. Using fresh local produce ensures residents enjoy delicious heart-healthy choices.
Senior living should be an enjoyable experience. Many older adults develop health problems from missing out on physical and social activities. Our monthly calendar dedicates time to letting seniors get together and have fun.
Some of the activities in our assisted living community include:
- Walking club
- Chair exercise
- Arts classes
- Card and board games
- Book club
- Live entertainment and special events
You’ll find our community as beautiful on the outside as inside your private apartment. Our common areas for gathering are comfortable and offer incredible views of the nearby Double Oak Mountain.
We can’t wait to go on community trips for nature walks and scenic drives, with the great outdoors being so close. Community transportation will also provide rides to shopping, restaurants, and museums.
What does memory care provide?
It takes the sacrifice of 211,000 family members to provide care to the nearly 100,000 people over 65 who live with Alzheimer’s in Alabama. Memory care is a resource to relieve the burden on families and provide comfort to seniors living with dementia.
Cherish is the new memory care program available to Alabama families with Proveer at Grande View. With a focus on wellness, our specialized care team supports the unique needs of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Our Birmingham dementia care community lets seniors with memory loss live a life of purpose. These residents are encouraged to live in the moment, recall the past, and feel celebrated.
Seniors in memory care also receive the healthcare services available in assisted living.
The main difference between assisted living and memory care is memory loss-trained caregivers who provide individualized support and activities in a secure environment.
Let your loved one live an honored life in the newest memory care in Birmingham.
See The Cost of Senior Living in Person
Proveer at Grande View is opening in the summer of 2022. Be among the first residents to receive the benefits of living in our community. We’re proud to offer a high level of care while remaining one of the most cost-effective options. Contact us for a tour.