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Alaska Aging Statistics & Resource Guide

By Sixty and Me September 21, 2020 Aging

The Alaska Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Alaska. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $29.48 an hour for home care to $30,219 a month for skilled nursing care, Alaska is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Alaska Key Statistics

  • 18.1% of the Alaskan population is aged 60 or over with 8.1% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no state income or inheritance tax, Alaska is a tax haven for retirees, with the state sending all permanent residents (who have lived there for at least one year) an annual dividend check from its oil wealth savings account.  Residents pay an average property tax of $1,234 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 52.8% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for an Alaskan senior (65+) is $60,627.
  • 8,500 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Alaska.

Choosing Long Term Care in Alaska

  • Alaska Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Alaska is $29.48, making Alaska more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Alaska Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Alaska is $3,328 per month making Alaska more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Alaska Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Alaska is $6,000 per month making Alaska more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Alaska Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Alaska is $30,219 per month making Alaska more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Alaska Senior Services

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Address: 3601 C Street, Suite 902, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5923

Phone: (907) 269-7800

Fax: (907) 269-0060


Alaska Commission on Aging

Address: 240 Main Street, Court Plaza Building, PO Box 110693, Juneau, AK, 99811-0693

Fax: (907) 465-1398


Senior & Disabilities Services

Anchorage Office

Address: 550 W. 8th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Phone: (907) 269-3666

Toll Free: (800) 478-9996

Fax: (907) 269-3688


Medicare Information Office

Address: 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1230, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Phone: (907) 269-3680

Toll Free within Alaska: (800) 478-6065

Fax: (907) 269-2045

Juneau Office

Address: 240 Main Street, Suite 601, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0680

Phone: (907) 465-3372

Toll Free: (866) 465-3165

Fax: (907) 465-1170

Fairbanks Office

Address: 751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 100a, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Phone: (907) 451-5045

Toll Free: (800)770-1672

Fax: (907) 451-5046

Alaska State Plan for Senior Services

Alaska Elder Abuse Prevention

To report suspected abuse of a vulnerable adult call 

  • 1-800-478-9996 (in state only)
  • 907-269-3666.

Alaska Long-term Care Ombudsman

Alaska Senior Fall Prevention

Alaska Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Alaska Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Alaska Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Alaska Prescription Assistance

Alaska Senior and Healthcare Transportation

Alaska Aging and Disability Resource Centers

A map showing the service coverage area with links to the ADRC for each area can be found here


Address: Municipality of Anchorage, 825 L Street, Suite 203, Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-343-7770


Mat-Su Valley

Address: LINKS, 777 N Crusey Ave, Suite 101, Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone: 907-373-3632


Southeast Alaska

Address: Southeast Alaska Independent Living Center – SAIL, 3225 Hospital Drive,   Suite 300, Juneau, AK 99801

Phone: 1-800-478-7245


Fairbanks North Star, Southeast Fairbanks, Yukon-Koyukuk, Denali and North Slope Alaska

Address: ADRC North, Fairbanks Senior Center, 1424 Moore Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone: 907-452-2551


Kenai Peninsula, Valdez-Cordova and Kodiak

Address: Independent Living Center – ILC, 47255 Princeton Ave, Suite 8, Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone: 907-262-6333


Western Alaska – Aleutian Islands, Lake and Peninsula, Bristol Bay, Dillingham, Bethel, Kusilvak, Nome and Northwest Arctic

Address: Bristol Bay Native Association – BBNA, Box 310, Dillingham, AK 99576

Phone: 1-844-842-5257

Phone: 907-842-1902


American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations

Bristol Bay Native Association

Address: 1500 Kanakanak Road, Dillingham, AK 99576 

Phone: (907) 842-5257


Kodiak Area Native Association

Address: 3449 East Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615 

Phone: (907) 486-9800


Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

320 West Willoughby Avenue, Juneau, AK 99801

Phone: (907) 586-1432



Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone: (907) 451-3900


Native Village of Eyak

P.O. Box 1388, 110 Nicholoff Way, Cordova, AK 99574

Phone: (907) 424-7738



Address: 1840 Bragaw Street, Anchorage, AK 99508 

Phone: (907) 562-4155


Fairbanks Native Association

Address: 3100 South Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone: (907)451-8164


Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Address: 150 North Willow Street, Kenaitze, AK 99611

Phone: (907) 335-7200


Ketchikan Indian Community

Address: 2960 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska, 99901 

Phone: (907) 228-4900


Copper River Native Association

Address: Mile 111.5 Richardson Highway / PO Box H, Copper Center, AK 99573

Phone: (907) 822-5241


Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Address: 456 Katlian Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835 

Phone: (907) 747- 3207


Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership

Address: 4831 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 729-4480


Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Council

Address: PO Box 126, Fort Yukon, AK 99740

Phone: (907) 662-2581


Organized Village of Kake

Address: PO Box 316, Kake, Alaska 99830

Phone: (907) 785-6471


Tanana Chiefs Conference

Address: 122 First Avenue, Suite 600, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone: (907) 452-8251



National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alaska Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Alaska Senior Health Studies

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