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Senior living facilities and retirement communities in Alaska have quite a bit to offer, but it can be really tough to determine which are the best in each type of senior living. First, the vast majority are assisted living communities, intended for 55+ seniors that are in need of a bit of daily assistance but are still very happy to live independently. There aren’t many independent living communities/retirement communities available in the state of Alaska, but there are still some options to choose from.

It can also be tough since most of the listed senior’s communities are unrated. In fact, the vast majority have no ratings or rating that are the result of very few published reviews, making them unreliable. They are also concentrated in and around Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska, so for those seniors that are looking at other Alaskan population centers, it will also be a bit tough to find senior housing.

Types of Senior Living Communities in Alaska

While most senior living communities in Alaska are focused on assisted living, there are some senior or retirement communities and many nursing homes, so each stage in the aging process is covered by the offerings in this state. Each of these stages are marked by the amount of support required as the aging process continues to create challenges.

Stage One – Independent Living

Alaskan seniors that still enjoy the ability to live independently are not about to move into a retirement community that assumes that they need any real measure of care. They simply want some relief from the annoyance and high cost of maintaining a private home that is now too big, and/or they want to enjoy life in the company of other seniors that they can share interests with as they seek to maintain an active lifestyle. In Alaska, these are most commonly referred to as retirement communities or 55+ communities. They offer small homes, cottages and townhomes, either for lease or sale, along with various amenities that meet the needs of these seniors.

The biggest advantage of a senior’s community in Alaska is the comradery that can develop among residents, as they participate in various community activities that are designed to build a greater sense of belonging, as well as some new and lasting friendships.

Stage Two – Assisted Living

This group of senior communities seems to be the most prevalent in Alaska and they seem to be centered mostly in Anchorage. They are designed to be 62+ or 55+ communities where the residents are still mostly active but need a helping hand with some daily activities. In fact, it is basically required that seniors entering this type of senior living arrangement will have at least a few basic challenges resulting from aging, that they will need regular assistance with.

These seniors are still capable of living a mostly independent life. They are still active and are happy to be engaged with those around them and the various activities these assisted living centers offer. They just don’t feel comfortable or confident enough to do it all on their own. Some basic assistance with personal hygiene, housekeeping, maintenance, mobility and some consistent remainder about medications are generally all that is needed to make each day flow smoothly.

In essence, this makes an Alaska assisted living community look and feel like a retirement community, all be it on a smaller scale. A typical community has an active community center, some great dining options, and many opportunities to play and socialize.

Stage Three – Nursing Homes

At this stage, Alaskan seniors have significant health issues that require constant medical attention. They may no longer be independently mobile and will need help with all of the basics. They may need additional support as well, with oxygen requirements and various types of catheterization. At this stage, seniors need qualified nursing care that can’t be found in an independent living community or assisted living center.

These seniors and their loved ones are most interested in comfort at this stage. While many will still enjoy opportunities to socialize, their stamina and care requirements will limit their ability to participate as fully as they may like. It will be important to recognize what is possible and to find a nursing home that will allow these seniors to enjoy all they can while getting the care they need.

Top 5 Senior Living Communities in Alaska

There are a number of ways to measure to best senior care communities in Alaska. The best of these is to look at what residents and their loved ones are saying, in the form of actual reviews. Unfortunately, most of the senior communities, 55+ communities, retirement communities and senior living centers in the state of Alaska have no reviews or there are two few for them to be valuable.

For example, a senior community that shows a 5-star rating and 1 or 2 reviews may not deserve such a sterling rating. The few that have posted a review may have been biased. When a senior community has many reviews, the accumulated average takes on great significance. The rating will be more balanced and thus, more reflective of the real value of each of the senior living centers.

So, with that said, here are our top 5 senior retirement communities in Alaska.

Anchorage Pioneer Homes – 4.0-Stars – 67 Reviews – This Anchorage based assisted living center offers care for 168 aging seniors, 65+ years old, that are capable of doing a lot but are in need of some basic daily assistance. This senior community also offers memory cared for Alaskan seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other form of dementia. This senior living center is set in a historic building that has been upgraded regularly.

Aspen Creek Senior Living – 4.8-stars - 33 Reviews – Based in Anchorage, Alaska, this assisted living community has the look and feel of a top-quality resort. It boasts fine dining options, 24-hour care, a focus on wellness programs and the ability to adjust care options as health needs change. This center offers seniors an apartment lifestyle where more housekeeping and all of the maintenance is covered by dedicated members of the care team.

Maple Springs of Wasilla – 4.2-stars – 36 Reviews – Wasilla, Alaska, is the setting for this well-rated assisted living community, thought that might seem surprising as you look at the exterior photos’ sparse and seemingly dry landscape. There isn’t much to see in terms of interior phots either, but with so many positive reviews, there must be more to this senior living community than meets the eye. There are also 2 more homes in the Maple Springs group that will be opening later this year and next year.

Campbell Creek House – 4.5-stars – 15 Reviews – Located in Anchorage, Alaska, this assisted living facility is touted as being the newest assisted living center in Anchorage, and with 15 consistently positive reviews, they seem to be off to a very good start. Unlike Maple Springs, this is set in an area of lush green space active seniors will be happy to explore. So, as a senior living community, it certainly has nature going for it.

The Marietta House Assisted Living Home – 4.6-Stars – 9 Reviews – The Marietta House, located in Anchorage, just made our list, not because it had so many positive reviews but because so few others have any reviews or what they did have was not positive at all. This is another new assisted living center as well so we expect the number of reviews to still be low but to grow. It will be interesting for seniors to keep an eye on this one to see how they evolve as a senior living community.

Cost of Senior Living in Alaska

Senior living costs in Alaska are not cheap and that’s not surprising, given the overall cost of living in this state. The good news though is that the Alaska Permanent Fund will more than offset these higher costs. The national average for assisted senior living sits at about $4,000 per month while the average in an assisted living facility in Alaska tips the scale at $6,000 per month, and in places like Anchorage, that monthly rate jumps to over $8,000 per month. That’s a hefty premium but there are less expensive options as well, that are still well respected.

There are many senior living options in Alaska, but they are mostly assisted living centers rather that senior or 55+ communities, and many that are listed have few, if any, reviews to consider. This will make finding the best of the best a bit more challenging for Alaskan seniors, but certainly not impossible.

Top 20 Assisted Living Facilities in Alaska

Hope - Daisy Petal Circle

While trying to find assisted living facilities in Wasilla, Alaska, you may want to keep in mind Hope - Daisy Petal Circle, situated at 3470 N. Daisy Petal Circle in the 99654 zip code in Matanuska-susitna Borough County. Hope - Daisy Petal Circle is the best senior living residence for retired adults who want luxury services at an affordable price. Some of the features offered by Hope - Daisy Petal Circle include bed-making services, various crafts and activities and moving assistance. Hope - Daisy Petal Circle can house a total of 3 retired adults who reside in Matanuska-susitna Borough County.

Creative Care Ii

Creative Care Ii is a senior assisted living facility in Anchorage Municipality County, Alaska that is geared towards retirees who require help with daily living. Creative Care Ii is located at 9061 King David Drive in Anchorage, Alaska and provides help with showering and taking a bath, getting dressed, sitting and standing up, personal hygiene and toilet hygiene. This assisted senior living home includes services that include regular wellness checkups, birthday parties, aid with relocating and more.

Diaz

Diaz is a pet-friendly senior assisted living community in Anchorage, Alaska inside Anchorage Municipality County. It provides a total of 1 assisted living apartments for seniors who live in Anchorage or nearby areas. Diaz is located at 3311 Doil Drive, inside the 99507 zip code and makes a great senior care community for seniors who are looking for amenities that include everyday exercise programs, concierge services and flexible family visitation. Diaz offers a total of 1 senior living suites.

Binnacle House

Situated at 4901 S. Binnacle Dr. , #3, in the 99654 zip code area of Matanuska-susitna Borough county, Binnacle House provides assisted living apartments in Wasilla, AK to retirees who are trying to find an affordable senior living community that accepts Medicaid and Medicare. Binnacle House includes amenities such as regular wellness visits, daily and nightly security, special food needs accommodation and more. Binnacle House can accommodate a total of 1 retirees who live in the Matanuska-susitna Borough county area.

Feathered Nest

Feathered Nest is a senior assisted living residence in Wasilla, Alaska, located at 8270 Mallard Lane, 99654 zip code area. A total of 2 retired adults who need a senior living community in Matanuska-susitna Borough County can live in Feathered Nest. It includes amenities like laundry services, computers center, as well as included utilities. Feathered Nest offers several levels of living and care including independent living apartments, assisted living suites and memory care.

Living Stone Home Care - Skipper

Living Stone Home Care - Skipper provides retired adults senior assisted living homes in Anchorage Municipality county, Alaska. With a capacity of 5 shared and private apartment suites, Living Stone Home Care - Skipper will be one of your top choices when it comes to senior living in Anchorage. This senior living residence, located at 3500/3502 Skipper Street in the 99504 zip code area of Anchorage, Alaska provides amenities such as maintenance of apartments, birthday parties and specialized caregivers for Alzheimer's.

Kiwi Assisted Living Home

When retired adults are looking for senior assisted living in Anchorage, Alaska that include chaplain services, they should consider Kiwi Assisted Living Home located in Anchorage Municipality county in the 99508 zip code area. Kiwi Assisted Living Home excels at providing full range of senior care and offers amenities such as scheduled nurse visits, various crafts and activities and Alzheimer's or dementia care. Its total capacity is 5 assisted and independent living residences.

Arc - Camelot A

Arc - Camelot A is an assisted living residence in Anchorage, Alaska that allows pets. Arc - Camelot A is located at 5417 Camelot Drive, #a in 99508 zip code and enables senior citizens who need assisted senior living in Anchorage Municipality county to get amenities like laundry services, computers room and interactive games and musical events. Arc - Camelot A provides a total of 1 assisted living apartments.

Severson Alh

Severson Alh is a luxury assisted senior living home in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska. Located at 8531 Little Dipper in Anchorage, Alaska, it enables elderly adults who are looking for retirement living to receive amenities like daily exercise programs, large dining hall and moving assistance. Severson Alh can provide senior living to up to 4 elderly adults living in Anchorage Municipality.

Hope - W 75th

Hope - W 75th is an assisted senior living community in Anchorage, Alaska in Anchorage Municipality county. Hope - W 75th is perfect for seniors who are looking for amenities like catering options, area for therapy and emergency buttons. This upscale senior living residence is situated at 716 W. 75th Ave in the 99515 zip code of Anchorage Municipality county. It can provide up to 2 studio and 1 bedroom senior living suites.

Crossroads Assisted Living

While searching for assisted living residences in Anchorage, Alaska, you may want to keep in mind Crossroads Assisted Living, located at 5316 E. 24th Avenue in the 99508 zip code in Anchorage Municipality County. Crossroads Assisted Living is the perfect senior living community for elderly adults who need upscale amenities at a reasonable cost. Some of the services and amenities offered by Crossroads Assisted Living include social opportunities, large dining section and education lectures. Crossroads Assisted Living is able to house a total of 16 55+ adults who live in Anchorage Municipality County.

Hope - Vasser

Hope - Vasser is a senior assisted living community in Anchorage Municipality County, Alaska that is best suited for retired adults who require aid with daily living. Hope - Vasser is located at 3581 Vassar Drive in Anchorage, Alaska and offers assistance with bathing, getting dressed, transferring, hair styling and using the toilet. This assisted senior living community includes features that include daily fitness options, many daily activities and crafts, memory care and more.

Mama's Assisted Living Home I

Mama's Assisted Living Home I is a pet-friendly senior assisted living facility in Anchorage, Alaska inside Anchorage Municipality County. It contains a total of 5 assisted living suites for seniors who reside in Anchorage or surrounding areas. Mama's Assisted Living Home I is located at 9630 Albatross, inside the 99502 zip code and makes a great senior care community for seniors who are trying to find features that include housekeeping services, therapy sections and memory care. Mama's Assisted Living Home I offers a total of 5 senior living units.

Lily Ann's Home Care

Located at 935 Norman St. , in the 99504 zip code area of Anchorage Municipality county, Lily Ann's Home Care provides assisted living apartments in Anchorage, AK to seniors who are looking for an affordable senior living facility that accepts Medicaid and Medicare. Lily Ann's Home Care provides amenities such as regular wellness visits, regular health check-ups, special food needs accommodation and more. Lily Ann's Home Care can accommodate a total of 5 seniors who live in the Anchorage Municipality county area.

Hope - Seal Point

Hope - Seal Point is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, Alaska, situated at 9130 Seal Point Circle, 99507 zip code area. A total of 5 senior citizens who want a senior living community in Anchorage Municipality County can live in Hope - Seal Point. It includes amenities such as daily exercise programs, computers area, as well as aid with incontinence problems. Hope - Seal Point offers several levels of senior living that include independent living, assisted living suites and dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

Our House Ii

Our House Ii offers retired adults senior assisted living homes in Kenai Peninsula Borough county, Alaska. With a total capacity of 4 studios and 1-bedroom apartments, Our House Ii should be at the top of your list when it comes to senior living in Soldotna. This senior living residence, located at 264 Crest Drive in the 99669 zip code area of Soldotna, Alaska includes features like maintenance of apartments, spatious dining room and basic utilities.

Hope - Raspberry

When retired adults are searching for assisted senior living in Anchorage, Alaska that include religious services, they should consider Hope - Raspberry located in Anchorage Municipality county in the 99502 zip code area. Hope - Raspberry excels at providing full range of senior living and offers amenities such as daily events and activities, routine screenings and checkups and religious services. Its total capacity is 3 assisted and independent living apartments.

Hope - Pribilof

Hope - Pribilof is an assisted living community in Anchorage, Alaska that allows pets. Hope - Pribilof is situated at 2811 Pribilof St. in 99517 zip code and enables retired adults who are looking for senior living apartments in Anchorage Municipality county to receive amenities such as maintenance of apartments, regular doctor visits and dietitian-checked menus. Hope - Pribilof provides a total of 2 assisted living residences.

Hope - Hidden View Court

Hope - Hidden View Court is a luxurious assisted living complex in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska. Situated at 8511 Hidden View Court in Anchorage, Alaska, it helps older adults who are looking for retirement living to get amenities like nurse available, wifi throughout facility and education lectures. Hope - Hidden View Court can provide senior living and care to up to 2 older adults living in Anchorage Municipality.

Apc - Cormorant Cove

Apc - Cormorant Cove is an assisted senior living community in Anchorage, Alaska in Anchorage Municipality county. Apc - Cormorant Cove is perfect for retirees who are seeking amenities like bed-making services, daily and nightly security and relocation help. This luxury senior living residence is located at 8431 Cormorant Cove Circle in the 99507 zip code of Anchorage Municipality county. It can provide up to 8 1-bedroom and studio assisted living apartments.

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