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Age-friendly Jackson is Mississippi’s capital and largest city, where approximately 12% or over 19,000 of its residents are seniors aged 65 and above. The Crossroads of the South benefits this older population with easy access to city, county and state services for seniors. It’s also home to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, which is the Magnolia State’s top hospital, as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center, which is also a high-performing facility in multiple specialties.
Rightfully proclaimed “The City with Soul,” Jackson showcases its rich Southern heritage with its friendly people, great food and vibrant, historic cultural districts. Fun-loving seniors can explore numerous museums, galleries and other landmarks as well as musical entertainment where they can enjoy blues, jazz, folk, soul and gospel performances. The city also benefits seniors with affordable living in a state capital, in addition to the Hospitality State’s zero taxation on all forms of retirement income.
When it comes to long-term care, assisted living in Jackson costs about $4,348 per month. This estimate is higher than the Mississippi average of $3,713 but close to the national median of $4,300.
Our top 10 list of assisted living facilities in the Jackson area mostly includes ALFs in the city’s closest suburbs, each one offering professional care with the comforts of Southern hospitality.
The Quarters Assisted Living
The Quarters has an accessible location on a quiet street off Interstate 55, close to shopping centers in northeast Jackson. We’re impressed by its elegant mansion-style building which has a caring environment and consists of private and semiprivate accommodations for up to 68 residents. Nutritious, well-balanced meals are served daily with fresh fruits. Residents benefit from 24-hour monitoring with life support pendants, as well as assistance with medications and scheduling medical appointments. There are monthly medical director and podiatry visits and available dental and optometry referrals. The community’s competent resident assistance staff receives in-service training quarterly.
We added Brookdale Clinton to our top 10 list for its beautiful environment and vibrant atmosphere. Its park-like campus with tranquil wooded surroundings features a private fishing lake, resident-tended gardens and extensive walking paths. The community also has an on-site chapel used for Baptist services and devotionals as well as for live music entertainment and other non-religious gatherings. The dedicated calendar of activities for residents includes BFIT For Life exercises, sing-alongs, cooking, social hours and bus outings. Brookdale Clinton also enjoys a quiet, convenient location next to the well-loved Quisenberry Library.
The Blake at Township
The Blake at Township enjoys a beautiful lakefront setting in The Township at Colony Park. This premier assisted living and memory care community is among our top choices for its desirable location that keeps seniors close to local shopping, dining and wellness establishments. Its attractive grounds have multiple courtyards, and the modern colonial-inspired residential buildings feature bright, upscale amenities including a piano lounge, cozy movie theater, and salon and spa. Residents have access to 24-hour nursing care, concierge services, restaurant-style meals and all-day snacks, and customized wellness programs that promote active living and social engagement.
The Blake at Flowood
Blending retirement and hospitality, The Blake at Flowood helps make aging in place an enjoyable daily experience. This premier assisted living and memory care community is situated right across from Market Street Flowood and conveniently near Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Its building has two large courtyards with landscaping and wide walkways, and the bright, upscale indoor spaces create a welcoming atmosphere for relaxing and socialization. AL residents are accommodated in spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments, and they have full access to concierge services. Aside from engaging in-house active living activities, residents look forward to themed family parties and live entertainment from visiting performers.
St. Catherine’s Village
Through its Continuing Life Care program, St. Catherine’s Village supports residents in all levels of care. We recommend this community to seniors who want to remain in the same nurturing environment as their needs change. Its 160-acre campus features a tranquil lake, paved trails and large putting greens. The chapel hosts Catholic masses and Protestant services, and there are on-site salon, banking and notary services. The Marian Hall consists of 60 private assisted living suites and has two large sunrooms. Residents enjoy meals at the Lake View dining room, and they’re supported 24/7 by personal care attendants and the nursing staff.
Plain View Assisted Living
With a smaller capacity of 55 residents, Plain View Assisted Living offers a friendly and comfortable environment that truly feels like home. This Hickory Senior Living community is a single-floor building which consists of private and shared studio apartments the residents can freely decorate. Its large landscaped backyard has a central pavilion and covered patio areas with rocking chairs. Residents are served three balanced homestyle meals and anytime snacks. The 24-hour staff can provide medication assistance and monitoring of heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar as ordered by a physician.
Ridgeland Place is tucked in a quiet cul-de-sac near Northpark Mall and set on a quaint, wooded campus. This Pegasus Senior Living community is among our top picks for its serene surroundings, convenient location and lively atmosphere. It has an extensive open porch with rocking chairs, a lush backyard for gardening and nature viewing, a library and chapel, a full-service salon and a multipurpose dining hall for parties and live entertainment. Residents live in spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, walk-in closets and walk-in showers. The 24-hour staff supports them with daily personal assistance, medication management and continuous health monitoring.
There’s always something to enjoy every day at Castlewoods Place — that’s why this Pegasus Senior Living community is on our top 10 list. Its two-level building is nestled in wooded surroundings and close to the Grants Ferry UMMC clinic. It has surrounding landscaped gardens, a fireside piano lounge, a fitness room, a movie theater and a library. Residents are given personalized support, which may include medication assistance, fall prevention, weight management, in-house rehabilitation therapy or incontinence care. They enjoy a variety of activities such as Sit and Be Fit exercises, happy hours, ice cream socials, games and hand massages with aromatherapy.
Peach Tree Village
Recognized as an Eden Alternative community, pet-friendly Peach Tree Village made it on our top 10 list. This 71-bed assisted living home is steps away from two local churches and a few blocks from Merit Health Rankin Hospital. Its single-floor building is nestled in garden and wooded surroundings, and it also has a landscaped courtyard and spacious open porches. Residents have easy access to the dining, living and activity areas as well as the library and salon. The community’s three levels of assisted living care consist of basic, standard and advanced care, which includes memory support and incontinence care.
Riggs Manor Retirement Community
Set on a 50-acre campus with serene natural surroundings, Riggs Manor offers retirees a relaxing environment to call home. The grounds of this Methodist Senior Services community features two fishing ponds and peaceful walking trails, and its main apartment complex consists of pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom units for independent and assisted living. In addition to basic assisted living care which includes medication administration and 24-hour nurse support, Riggs Manor offers two additional levels of care for those who need hands-on physical assistance, diabetes management, oxygen therapy or incontinence care. The 10-bed GreenHouse neighborhood is dedicated to memory care.