Alaska Assisted Living
Assisted living in Alaska is offered in a residential setting that promotes independence while providing around-the-clock support and protective services. Alaska assisted living facilities provide help with basic living tasks ranging from dressing and bathing to using public transportation and practicing leisure activities. They also offer various social, educational and recreational activities for the enjoyment of residents.
In Alaska there are 5 Assisted Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs. The average cost of Assisted Living in Alaska is $6,000 per month.
Map of Alaska Assisted Living FacilitiesBack to top
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Cost of Assisted Living in AlaskaBack to top
The average cost of Assisted Living in Alaska is $6,000. Assisted Living costs range from $3,750 to $8,145 depending on location and other factors.
Basic monthly rent usually includes:
- Housekeeping services
- 24-hour staff support
- Most utilities
- Recreational programs
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Overview of Alaska Assisted LivingBack to top
A place of extremes, Alaska is the largest state in the country by land area yet has the least population density of all 50 United States (U.S.). Purchased by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward from Russia in 1867, Alaska was often referred to as “Seward’s Folly” by many Americans who could not see the potential of such a remote and cold land. The Gold Rush of the 1890s brought thousands of new settlers to the area and changed public perception for good. Seniors who choose assisted living in Alaska are often pleasantly surprised not only by the temperature (which ranges from the 60s to 90s throughout the state during the summer) but by the state’s robust collection of arts and culture and relatively low cost of living.
Assisted Living in Alaska DefinedBack to top
Assisted living in Alaska is defined as a range of care comprised of more than just housing and food service, but does not include constant nursing or medical care. For more specialized medical care, a senior would need to enter a nursing home, more commonly known as a skilled nursing facility. Assisted living care is offered in a residential setting and promotes independence while providing around-the-clock support and protective services relating to activities of daily living for each resident. An Alaska assisted living home provides activities and services that:
- are in a central location, minimizing the need for residents to move;
- meet the needs of individual residents;
- encourage the independence, privacy and safety of residents;
- support family and community involvement.
Regulation of Alaska Assisted Living FacilitiesBack to top
Assisted living in Alaska is regulated by The Department of Health and Social Services, through the Division of Health Care Services - Assisted Living Licensing Unit. For an Alaska assisted living facility to become licensed, the community must submit an application and appropriate fees and allow an inspection by the licensing agency. A standard license must be renewed every two years in order for the assisted living home to continue operating. All current and prospective employees are subject to a criminal background check.