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There are 17 assisted living facilities in Anchorage, AK and no other assisted living facilities nearby. The average cost of assisted living in Anchorage, AK is $6,000 per month.
The median cost of assisted living in Anchorage for a single-occupancy apartment is $6,000/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
The gateway city to the magnificent and ruggedly beautiful state of Alaska, Anchorage is the state’s largest and most populous city. A young, vibrant and prosperous place, Anchorage is maturing into a major urban center.
Named the most “tax-friendly town” in the United States by Kiplinger Magazine, assisted living in Anchorage is definitely worth considering.
Residents of assisted living in Anchorage have access to all the attractions and entertainment of a large cosmopolitan city. The Anchorage Concert Association schedules a performance season packed with acclaimed performing artists. The Anchorage Museum brings the best of the world to Anchorage in history, culture, art and science. World-class shopping malls such as the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, a five-level retail center in downtown, are conveniently located throughout city.
To socialize, take a few classes and have a great time, residents of assisted living in Anchorage can head to any of the city’s senior centers, including the Anchorage Senior Activity Center and the Mabel T. Caverly Senior Center. For an annual fee, members enjoy a variety of activities, classes, events and services, and can vote at center meetings.
Should a medical emergency arise, there are many quality medical centers in Anchorage. Seniors may be treated at Providence Alaska Medical Center. The largest hospital in Alaska, Providence Alaska’s Emergency Department can handle any major medical emergency. With Fast Track Emergency Services, patients with non-emergency conditions are treated quickly, within 10 minutes of arrival.
The Alaska Regional Hospital in downtown Anchorage is a partner of HCA, one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. Its Emergency Department is equipped to handle major medical and cardiac emergencies. And with Alaska’s first certified Primary Stroke Center, stroke patients receive the best possible care within the first critical hours of a stroke.
Getting around is convenient and easy with the People Mover bus service. With the reduced senior fare, the People Mover is an economical way to get from a community of assisted living in Anchorage to many popular local destinations. For seniors who are unable to use the bus, AnchorRides is a point-to-point transit service for qualified disabled individuals.
Due to its lengthy distance from the rest of the United States, the cost of assisted living Alaska is much higher than the rest of the country, with a median monthly cost of $5,500 for a private, one-bedroom unit in an assisted living facility.*
Monthly rates for assisted living in Anchorage average slightly lower than the rest of the state at $5,350, but can range from as little as $3,285 to as much as $6,750 depending on the size, location and services offered by a facility.
Anchorage is one of America’s most livable cities and a great retirement option. For more information about assisted living communities in the area, visit our Anchorage Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.
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