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Page Reviewed / Updated – Octoner 7, 2022

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Retirees who desire affordable southern living may find Mobile, Alabama, to be a suitable choice. The Azalea City’s overall cost of living is 18% below the U.S. index and almost on par with the Yellowhammer State. Its basic goods, utilities and transportation costs are below the U.S. median figures, while health care is only slightly above. Assisted living in Mobile is affordable at $3,523 per month, which is near Alabama’s state average and significantly below the U.S. average.

Alabama’s tax-friendliness toward seniors may further help with long-term care expenses. The state fully exempts Social Security income and pensions, although retirement account withdrawals are fully taxed. In addition to Mobile’s cheap housing, there are also no estate or inheritance taxes.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Mobile, AL, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Mobile, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Mobile, AL

Mobile is considered average-priced for assisted living at $3,523 per month, based on Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. This amount is only $20 above the Alabama average and $977 below the U.S. median. Another affordable coastal area is nearby Daphne which costs $465 less, while inland Montgomery in Central Alabama is only $23 cheaper. In neighboring Mississippi, Gulfport is priced $277 higher than Mobile, while Hattiesburg costs seniors $601 more.

  • Mobile: $3,523
  • Alabama: $3,503
  • United States: $4,500
  • Daphne: $3,988
  • Montgomery: $3,500
  • Gulfport, MS: $3,800
  • Hattiesburg, MS: $4,124

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Mobile, AL

Assisted living at $3,523 already covers monthly board and care, and it’s significantly more affordable than either in-home care or home health care which costs $3,813 based on a service schedule of 44 hours per week. Nursing home care costs nearly double due to the inclusion of 24-hour skilled services, priced at $6,692 for semiprivate accommodations and $6,996 for private-room stays. Mobile’s cheapest care option is adult health care at $1,083 per month, covering non-residential care services during daytime hours.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,523
  • In-Home Care: $3,813
  • Home Health care: $3,813
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,083
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $6,692
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $6,996

Somerby of Mobile

Seniors at Somerby of Mobile become part of a culture and environment that promotes healthy living. We included it in this list for its upscale amenities and vibrant calendar of daily recreational programming and social opportunities. Through its innovative approach to wellness, residents can participate in events, outings and activities that support their spirituality, sense of purpose, physical health and lifelong learning. Weekly housekeeping and linen services allow seniors to enjoy a carefree lifestyle, and scheduled local transportation helps residents get to medical appointments and engagements.

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  • State-of-the-art amenities include a theater, heated indoor pool, creative arts studio and day spa
  • Casual and fine dining options available

Stacey Manor

Stacey Manor is a Christian-based community focused on providing seniors with a well-rounded retirement experience that combines southern hospitality with quality care. The facility has earned a reputation for its personalized support services and careful attention to detail. With just 16 rooms, the facility's small size allows its team of highly trained caregivers to get to know each resident on a personal level and provide assistance with daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing and medication management. Residents can participate in daily activities and socialize with fellow seniors in one of the many cozy common areas. The facility also has an on-site beauty shop for residents to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.

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Westminster Village – Spanish Fort

Set on 56 wooded acres, Westminster Village features beautiful Spanish architecture and a number of outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy the sunshine. Located in the coastal community of Spanish Fort, seniors have easy access to a picturesque downtown area and thriving art community, with scheduled outings to attractions, such as the symphony, theater and local events. It’s considered one of the top facilities in the area for its southern charm and positive energy, complemented by its wealth of amenities. Some of the on-site offerings include a fitness center, art studio, woodworking shop and indoor pool.

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  • Full-spectrum of care services allows seniors to age in place
  • Activities include walking club, dancing, Bible study and social hours

Elmcroft of Heritage Woods

The caring staff, thoughtful design and personalized services at Elmcroft at Heritage Woods allow seniors to enjoy a safe, independent and comfortable lifestyle. Established in 1998, the facility is recognized in this list for the level of freedom and independence each resident experiences. Its single-story design makes it easy for seniors to get around the facility independently, so they can spend their days how they choose. Residents can take part in one of the daily planned social events, take a stroll through the garden courtyard, enjoy live entertainment after dinner and simply relax in the comfort and privacy of their apartment. Every meal is served restaurant-style for an elevated dining experience.

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Gordon Oaks Senior Living Community

Since the 1980s, Gordon Oaks has been offering comprehensive care services to seniors in Mobile. Services, such as housekeeping and laundry, help seniors enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, and the facility offers regularly scheduled transportation for medical appointments, social excursions and shopping trips. A variety of floor plans are available and each is equipped with an emergency call system for safety. During the day, residents can relax beside the outdoor swimming pool or take part in an afternoon water aerobics class. The facility offers a variety of activities, themed events and live musical performances for vibrant living, and the house dog, Dolly, is always around to keep residents company.

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Brookside Senior Living Community

Brookside Senior Living Community is included in this list for its efforts to deliver highly personalized care and services tailored to meet each resident's physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. Staff members are available to provide attentive 24-hour assistance with tasks of daily living, and complimentary scheduled transportation can be arranged to take residents to appointments, restaurants or to run errands. The facility is designed with 16 private rooms for comfortable living, each featuring a spacious closet, full private bathroom and emergency call system. Common areas provide spaces for seniors to enjoy the company of fellow residents, and daily planned activities offer fun opportunities for engagement.

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Knollwood Pointe

Centrally located in Mobile, residents of Knollwood Pointe have easy access to shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and popular local attractions. It's highly regarded for its homelike environment, hospitality-centered staff and professionally planned activity calendar. The facility is designed with a number of well-appointed common areas for socialization, activity and entertainment, including lounges and a movie screening room. Outside, residents can enjoy the beautifully landscaped courtyards from the gazebo. Fresh, seasonal dishes are served three times daily in the restaurant-style dining room. The facility's staff is available 24 hours a day and includes licensed nurses for added peace of mind.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • Activities designed to meet residents' physical, mental and spiritual needs

Crowne Place

Located in the community of Springhill, Crowne Place is considered one of Mobile's top 10 assisted living facilities for its active lifestyle and dedication to providing seniors with privacy, independence and choice. Family-owned, the facility offers a warm, inviting atmosphere with care services tailored to meet each resident's individual needs and preferences. Residents enjoy private accommodations that they are welcome to personalize with their own belongings. The facility offers daily opportunities for socialization and recreation, including exercise classes, bingo, movie nights and devotional services. Organized group outings and visits from local school children help seniors stay connected with the community.

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  • Well-balanced daily meals inspired by traditional home cooking
  • On-site chapel offering multidenominational religious services

Atria Regency

Seniors can enjoy a luxurious retirement at Atria Regency. We included it in this list for its active lifestyle and social atmosphere. Its engaging events calendar offers daily opportunities for residents to participate in a variety of social and cultural activities to engage their minds and bodies, including walking club, strength training, bingo nights, happy hours and craft projects. Dedicated care staff are on-site to offer assistance with tasks of daily living while allowing residents to maintain a sense of independence. Residents are treated to three daily chef-prepared meals served in the restaurant-style dining room, with an anytime cafe open throughout the day for snacks and lighter fares.

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Dauphin Way Senior Living

Located right in the heart of Mobile, Dauphin Way offers a lively and modern senior living experience. Staff members work to build close relationships with each resident, offering personalized assistance with activities of daily living and medication administration. Each apartment unit features a kitchenette, an individually controlled thermostat and an oversized bathroom with a full walk-in shower. Residents can relax with three daily meals provided and services, such as housekeeping, laundry and linens, are taken care of. The facility offers a wide range of programming, such as exercise initiatives and spiritual services, as well as a full calendar of daily activities including bingo, music, movie nights and shopping trips. 

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  • Private and semiprivate accommodations available
  • Biweekly housekeeping services