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If you like a state that is spread out and not very populated, with a slower pace of living and conservative lifestyle then you should definitely consider Mississippi. The state has quality senior care including very good Mississippi nursing homes. The skilled nursing facilities are also affordable, far cheaper than what you would pay on the west or east coasts.

Skilled nursing facilities in Mississippi can provide treatment for short term care, rehabilitation or long-term care. Some of the best Mississippi elderly care facilities provide care for all three at one location. Staff is available to assist with a number of daily activities (getting in and out of bed, feeding, bathing, using the restroom, etc.) and provide specialized treatment for chronic pain, suffering, diseases and cognitive disabilities.

Mississippi Nursing Home Costs

Mississippi long term care is neither really expensive nor extremely cheap. It is very much middle of the road. The average semi-private nursing home room in the state of Mississippi goes for just under $200 per day. The national average is $225 per day, making Mississippi nursing homes a little cheaper than what you would pay in other states including the southern neighbors of West Virginia and Tennessee.

As a result, expect to pay between $70,000 to $75,000 per year for a semi-private room in the state. Mississippi elderly care facilities that also offer private rooms run a little higher because of the added privacy. With these types of rooms, expect to pay $200 or more per day with a projected yearly total of $73,000 to $78,000.

The state capital of Jackson has more affordable Mississippi skilled nursing facilities than the rest of the state. The daily average here is only $187 per day for a semi-private room and $193 per day for a private room. There is also more variety and selection to choose from in the populated city.

The most affordable nursing homes in Mississippi range from $160 to $180 per day. They are generally located in very rural parts of the state. Prices for a semi-private or private room have climbed slightly in recent years, yet Mississippi still only ranks 39th out of 50 states in terms of average monthly cost. The nearby southern states of Georgia and Tennessee are comparable in terms of monthly averages.

Mississippi Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Amenities at the best skilled nursing facilities in Mississippi include many standard features. Most semi-private or private rooms allow seniors to make them feel like home, as residents can bring in select furniture and other prized possessions. Comfortable and clean rooms are ensured.

Three well prepared and balanced meals are provided daily. Special considerations for diet, nutrition, religious beliefs and other requirements are followed for food prep and serving. Daily activities are offered to keep residents occupied and socialized. The opportunities to make new friends are endless!

Who are Mississippi Nursing Homes for?

What are you seeking, short term care in Mississippi or rehabilitation? The state has a number of high-quality temporary facilities for rehabilitation from an injury or recovery from a severe operation.

Long term care in Mississippi also features affordable means to quality health care. Skilled, 24/7 staff works to accommodate senior citizens with great service and friendly attitudes. Staff can assist with a number of daily functions as well as help with specialized treatment for Alzheimer’s or dementia.

There are a total of 205 nursing homes in Mississippi that Mississippi senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Mississippi nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Mississippi will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Mississippi nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Mississippi state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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