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Cost of Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Georgia is $2,880 per month.

The monthly base rate for Georgia assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Georgia is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Georgia. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Georgia$2,880
North Carolina$3,000
Alabama$3,075
South Carolina$3,125
Florida$3,150
Tennessee$3,395
U.S.$3,600

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Georgia Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Georgia require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Georgia may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Georgia. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Georgia. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Georgia probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Georgia - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Georgia?
    Georgia will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Georgia requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Georgia.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Georgia for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Georgia Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dch.georgia.gov.

Helpful Georgia Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Georgia? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Georgia licensing and regulatory agency at:
Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division
dch.georgia.gov
(404) 657-5850
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Georgia? Your local Georgia long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Division of Aging/Ombudsman of Georgia
georgiaombudsman.org
Local: (866) 552-4464
Local Notes: Option 5
Local TDD: (404) 657-1929
Tollfree: (888) 454-5826
Are you aware of all the Georgia health-based programs available to you? Your Georgia Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Georgia Department of Community Health
dch.georgia.gov
Local: (404) 656-4507
Are you familiar with the Georgia Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Georgia AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Georgia regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Georgia AAA below:

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission - Area Agency on Aging
Baxley, GA
(912) 367-3648
Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta, GA
(404) 463-3333
Central Savannah River Area Agency on Aging
Augusta, GA
(706) 210-2018
Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Franklin, GA
(770) 854-6026
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Darien, GA
(800) 580-6860
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Rome, GA
(706) 802-5506
Legacy Link
Oakwood, GA
(770) 538-2650
River Valley Area Agency on Aging
Columbus, GA
(706) 256-2900
Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Macon, GA
(478) 751-6466
Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Athens, GA
(706) 583-2546
Southwest Georgia Council on Aging
Albany, GA
(229) 432-1124
Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Waycross, GA
(912) 287-5888

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