Georgia Assisted Living

Atlanta, GA (Georgia) as seen across a body of waterIn Georgia, assisted living services, such as help with grooming, bathing, taking medications and ambulation, are called personal services. Communities that provide personal services in Georgia, such as residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, and board and care homes, are typically called personal care homes. Personal care homes that offer assisted living in Georgia are different from nursing homes in that they do not provide skilled nursing care to patients.

In Georgia there are 802 Assisted Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs. The average cost of Assisted Living in Georgia is $2,703 per month.

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Map of Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

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Cost of Assisted Living in Georgia

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The average cost of Assisted Living in Georgia is $2,703. Assisted Living costs range from $950 to $5,300 depending on location and other factors.

Funding for assisted living in Georgia is mostly private and paid for by the person who wishes to live in the facility or by their family. Seniors who are interested in seeking additional financial support for assisted living may be interested in information about long-term care insurance or Veterans Benefits.

City Minimum Cost Maximum Cost Median Cost
Albany$1,110$3,608$2,013
Atlanta$2,000$4,500$2,844
Augusta$1,025$4,545$1,750
Columbus$1,250$4,250$2,310
Macon$1,100$3,258$2,000
Rome$2,195$3,910$2,705
Savannah$1,500$4,620$2,773
Warner Robins$950$2,975$1,950
Source: Genworth - 2013
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Overview of Georgia Assisted Living

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Although the beautiful weather of “The Peach State” is enough to draw anybody to its cities, generous sunshine isn’t all Georgia has to offer. The state’s notable attractions include Stone Mountain Park and the Georgia Aquarium—the largest aquarium in the world. Georgia’s capital city, Atlanta, is host to a number of museums, shopping centers and the famous Atlanta Botanical Garden. With a population of more than 9.5 million, Georgia is the ninth-most populous state, and part of the fastest-growing area in the country. Whether residing in a busy city or settling in a smaller town, beautiful weather and plenty of southern hospitality are in store for those who choose assisted living in Georgia.

Assisted Living in Georgia Defined

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In Georgia, assisted living services, such as help with grooming, bathing, taking medications and ambulation, are called “personal services.” Communities that provide personal services to less than 25 residents are called Personal Care Homes while communities that serve more than 25 residents are called Assisted Living Communities. You can find Personal Care Homes in our Care Homes category. Communities that offer personal care services in Georgia are different from nursing homes in that they do not provide skilled nursing care to patients. Assisted living is for seniors who require a lesser amount of assistance and medical care than residents of nursing homes, and who are still able to enjoy an amount of independence from a caretaker.

Regulation of Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

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Georgia Assisted LivingPersonal care homes providing assisted living in Georgia are regulated by the Georgia Department of Human Services and licensed by the Office of Regulatory Services. This department is responsible for responding to any complaints about abuse or mistreatment in all personal care homes. In order to obtain a license, a personal care home must meet basic requirements. These include providing background checks for employees, and allowing for inspection of the quality of the building and food offered to those living in the home.

Legislation of Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

Back to top Last year the State of Georgia was in discussion with the state Fire Marshall regarding the fire safety codes (pg 14) for the recently created assisted living community licensing category. Currently, assisted living facilities are required to conduct fire and evacuation drills every quarter on each shift, and a complete evacuation of the premises is required.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) lists provisions for automatic sprinklers, fire alarms, and staffing that should be found at board and care facilities, which is the classification assigned to assisted living facilities.

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