In Alabama, average nursing home costs per month are approximately $5,200. Compared to average nursing home costs, assisted living facilities save over $2,500 per month per resident. Home-based care provides over $4,400 in savings per month per resident. By adding assisted living facilities to the Elderly and Disabled Waiver and including a continuum of care, Alabama could improve care for the elderly and disabled while in a more cost-effective manner.

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