The Mississippi Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Mississippi. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $18.50 an hour for home care to $7,087 a month for skilled nursing care, Mississippi is typically less 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. 

Mississippi Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in Mississippi

  • Mississippi Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Mississippi is $18.50, making Mississippi less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Mississippi Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Mississippi is $1,398 per month making Mississippi less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Mississippi Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Mississippi is $3,524 per month making Mississippi less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Mississippi Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Mississippi is $7,087 per month making Mississippi less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Mississippi Senior Services

Mississippi Department of Senior Services

Address: 200 South Lamar St., Jackson, MS 39201

Phone: 601.359.4500

Website 

Mississippi State Plan on Aging

Mississippi Elder Justice and Advocacy

Vulnerable Person Abuse Hotline: 844-437-6282

Mississippi Support for Caregivers

Mississippi Senior Disaster Preparedness

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA): 866-519-MEMA (6362)

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security: 601-346-1500

Mississippi Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222

Mississippi Health Care Fraud

Mississippi Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Mississippi Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Mississippi Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Mississippi Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Mississippi Prescription Assistance

Mississippi County Offices for Aging

711-Southwest Mississippi

Address: 100 South Wall Street, Natchez, MS 39120

Phone: 601-446-6044

Phone: 800-338-2049

Fax: 601-446-6071

Website

708-North Delta

Address: 220 Power Drive, Batesville, MS 38606

Phone: 662-561-4100

Phone: 800-844-2433

Fax: 662-561-4112

Website

705-East Central

Address: P. O. Box 499, Newton, MS 39345

Phone: 601-683-2007

Phone: 800-264-2007

Fax: 601-683-7873

Website

710-Southern Mississippi

Address: 10441 Corporate Drive, Ste. 1, Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: 228-868-2311

Phone: 800-444-8014

Fax: 228-868-7094

Website

704-Central Mississippi

Address: P.O. Box 4935, Jackson, MS 39296

Phone: 601-981-1511

Phone: 866-981-1511

Fax: 601-981-1515

Website

712-Three Rivers

Address: P. O. Box 690, Pontotoc, MS 38863

Phone: 662-489-2415

Phone: 877-489-6911

Fax: 662-489-6815

Website

706-Golden Triangle

Address: P. O. Box 828, Starkville, MS 39760

Phone: 662-324-7860

Phone: 888-324-9000

Fax: 662-324-7328

Website

713-Northeast Mississippi

Address: P. O. Box 600, Booneville, MS 38829

Phone: 662-728-6248

Phone: 800-745-6961

Fax: 662-728-2417

Website

707–North Central

Address: 28 Industrial Park Blvd, Winona, MS 38967

Phone: 662-283-2675

Phone: 888-427-0714

Fax: 662-283-5875

Website

709-South Delta

Address: P. O. Box 1776, Greenville, MS 38702

Phone: 662-378-3831

Phone: 800-898-3055

Fax: 662-378-3834

Website

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Mississippi Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Mississippi Senior Health Studies

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