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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

Alaskan Folks

While searching for assisted living facilities in Wasilla, Alaska, you may want to look at Alaskan Folks, situated at 8320 S. Kingfisher Dr. in the 99654 zip code in Matanuska-susitna Borough County. Alaskan Folks is the best senior living residence for elderly adults who need upscale amenities at a reasonable cost. Some of the amenities offered by Alaskan Folks include laundry, all-day security and monitoring and assistance going to the bathroom. Alaskan Folks can accommodate a total of 2 older adults who reside in Matanuska-susitna Borough County.

Hope - W 42nd

Hope - W 42nd is an assisted senior living community in Anchorage Municipality County, Alaska that is geared towards senior citizens who need assistance with daily living. Hope - W 42nd is located at 420 W. 42nd Ave. #2 in Anchorage, Alaska and provides assistance with taking a bath, getting dressed, functional mobility, hair brushing and going to the bathroom. This assisted senior living community includes amenities and services that include numerous activities daily, routine screenings and checkups, incontinence care and more.

Robert, Diana

Robert, Diana is a pet-friendly senior assisted living facility in Anchorage, Alaska inside Anchorage Municipality County. It provides a total of 3 assisted living apartments for elderly adults who live in Anchorage and nearby areas. Robert, Diana is situated at 6610 Round Tree Drive, inside the 99507 zip code and makes a wonderful senior care community for elderly adults who are searching for amenities that include breakfast, lunch and dinner, routine health assessments and emergency buttons. Robert, Diana offers a total of 3 senior living units.

Alaska Quality Care

Situated at 8811 Cordell Circle, in the 99502 zip code area of Anchorage Municipality county, Alaska Quality Care offers assisted senior living in Anchorage, AK to senior citizens who are looking for an affordable senior living facility that accepts Medicaid and Medicare. Alaska Quality Care provides amenities that include staff nurse, large dining hall, aid with incontinence problems and more. Alaska Quality Care can accommodate a total of 16 senior citizens who live in the Anchorage Municipality county area.

Your Home Now Alh

Your Home Now Alh is a senior assisted living home in Anchorage, Alaska, situated at 540 Carin Place, 99504 zip code area. A total of 5 retired adults who need a senior living community in Anchorage Municipality County can live in Your Home Now Alh. It offers features such as wellness visits, gaming & entertainment room, as well as continence management. Your Home Now Alh provides several levels of living and care including independent living, assisted living and dementia and memory care.

Hope - Juliana

Hope - Juliana provides retired adults senior assisted living in Anchorage Municipality county, Alaska. With a total capacity of 5 1 bedroom and studio suites, Hope - Juliana will be one of your top choices when it comes to senior living in Anchorage. This senior living residence, located at 8918 Juliana Street in the 99502 zip code area of Anchorage, Alaska includes amenities such as nurse available, routine screenings and checkups and bingo and cards.

Randel Home Care I

When seniors are looking for assisted living residences in Anchorage, Alaska that include religious services, they should consider Randel Home Care I located in Anchorage Municipality county in the 99515 zip code area. Randel Home Care I specializes in providing tiered levels of senior living and includes amenities such as licensed staff nurse, secured facilities and care for dementia sufferers. Its total capacity is 5 assisted and independent living suites.

Northern Comfort

Northern Comfort is a senior assisted living facility in Wasilla, Alaska that allows pets. Northern Comfort is situated at 2800 N. Lagoon Drive in 99654 zip code and enables senior citizens who need senior living homes in Matanuska-susitna Borough county to get amenities like daily activities and events, walking paths and Dementia or Alzheimer's disease care. Northern Comfort provides a total of 16 assisted living units.

Wendy's Assisted Living Home

Wendy's Assisted Living Home is a luxurious assisted senior living community in Sitka City And Borough, Alaska. Situated at 108 Donna Drive in Sitka, Alaska, it helps retirees who are looking for retirement living to get amenities such as everyday exercise programs, computers area and emergency systems. Wendy's Assisted Living Home can provide senior living to no more than 2 retirees living in Sitka City And Borough.

Living Stone Home Care - Skipper

Living Stone Home Care - Skipper is a senior assisted living residence in Anchorage, Alaska in Anchorage Municipality county. Living Stone Home Care - Skipper is excellent for senior citizens who are searching for amenities like rn visits, various crafts and activities and cards. This luxury senior living home is located at 3500/3502 Skipper Street in the 99504 zip code of Anchorage Municipality county. It can provide a total of 5 1-bedroom and studio assisted living apartments.

Hope - Ocean

While searching for assisted living facilities in Anchorage, Alaska, you may want to look at Hope - Ocean, situated at 331 W. 121st Avenue in the 99515 zip code in Anchorage Municipality County. Hope - Ocean is the best senior living home for older adults who need luxury services at an affordable cost. Some of the services and amenities offered by Hope - Ocean include off-site transportation, facility-wide wifi and highly trained staff members. Hope - Ocean is able to accommodate a total of 4 senior citizens who live in Anchorage Municipality County.

Arc - H Street

Arc - H Street is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage Municipality County, Alaska that is best suited for retired adults who require assistance with daily living. Arc - H Street is situated at 1033 H Street in Anchorage, Alaska and offers aid with showering and taking a bath, putting on clothes, transferring, personal hygiene and using the toilet. This assisted senior living community offers services that include cleaning and housekeeping, many daily activities and crafts, experienced staff and more.

Cope Center Home Health Care

Cope Center Home Health Care is a pet-friendly senior assisted living home in Fairbanks, Alaska inside Fairbanks North Star Borough County. It provides a total of 2 assisted living units for senior citizens who reside in Fairbanks or surrounding areas. Cope Center Home Health Care is located at 1005 Pedro Street, inside the 99701 zip code and makes a great senior care community for senior citizens who are trying to find features that include regular wellness visits, daily and nightly security and Parkinson's disease care. Cope Center Home Health Care includes a total of 2 senior living suites.

Kachemak Group Home

Situated at 4631 Kachemak Dr. , in the 99603 zip code area of Kenai Peninsula Borough county, Kachemak Group Home provides senior assisted living homes in Homer, AK to elderly adults who are trying to find an affordable senior living community that takes Medicaid and Medicare. Kachemak Group Home provides amenities like 3 daily meals, available concierge services, flexible family visitation and more. Kachemak Group Home can accommodate up to 4 elderly adults who reside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough county area.

Arc - Park Strip

Arc - Park Strip is an assisted senior living community in Anchorage, Alaska, situated at 1033 H Street, 99501 zip code area. A total of 4 retirees who want a senior living community in Anchorage Municipality County can live in Arc - Park Strip. It offers features like everyday social opportunities, outdoor deck, as well as help relocating. Arc - Park Strip offers multiple levels of senior living including independent living, assisted living suites and dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

Williams Assisted Living Home

Williams Assisted Living Home offers elderly adults assisted living apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough county, Alaska. With a total capacity of 2 studios and 1-bedroom apartments, Williams Assisted Living Home will be at the top of your list when it comes to senior living in Homer. This senior living home, located at 62100 Quinalt Ave in the 99603 zip code area of Homer, Alaska provides amenities like many dining options, checkups by a doctor and Parkinson's disease care.

The Marietta House

When retired adults are searching for assisted senior living in Anchorage, Alaska that offer religious services, they should consider The Marietta House located in Anchorage Municipality county in the 99508 zip code area. The Marietta House specializes in providing full range of senior care and includes amenities such as 3 daily meals, birthday parties and caring staff. Its total capacity is 5 assisted living suites.

Divine Mercy Alh

Divine Mercy Alh is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, Alaska that lets older adults live with pets. Divine Mercy Alh is situated at 3554 Newcomb Drive in 99508 zip code and enables seniors who need assisted senior living in Anchorage Municipality county to receive services and amenities like cleaning and housekeeping, therapy sections and specially-trained staff. Divine Mercy Alh provides a total of 5 assisted living residences.

Apc - Cormorant Cove

Apc - Cormorant Cove is a upscale senior assisted living community in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska. Situated at 8431 Cormorant Cove Circle in Anchorage, Alaska, it enables elderly adults who are searching for retirement living to get services and amenities such as 3 meals per day, therapy rooms and church and chaplain service. Apc - Cormorant Cove can provide senior care and living to up to 8 elderly adults living in Anchorage Municipality.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Alh

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Alh is a senior assisted living facility in Anchorage, Alaska in Anchorage Municipality county. Our Lady Of Guadalupe Alh is perfect for older adults who are searching for amenities like nurse readily available, wifi throughout facility and menu overseen by dietitian. This luxury senior living home is situated at 5535 Chilkoot Court in the 99504 zip code of Anchorage Municipality county. It can provide up to 5 large assisted living apartments.

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