Atlanta Assisted Living

Average Cost: $4,500

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Information About Assisted Living Facility in Atlanta

As the capital and most populous city in Georgia, Atlanta’s metropolitan area is home to more than five million people. The city boasts numerous entertainment venues, parks, gardens, museums and other attractions of a large city, and its thriving economy is home to major international companies, including Coca-Cola and Home Depot, which have their headquarters here. Many of Atlanta’s millions of residents are native Georgians, while others are immigrants from countries all around the world. Seniors who choose assisted living in Atlanta will certainly never get bored, as there are always exciting things to experience in this vibrant city.

Atlanta Attractions

Atlanta enjoys a flourishing fine arts tradition. The city is home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Georgia Boy Choir and many other ensembles. Marching bands are also very popular here. Other famous Atlanta attractions include Zoo Atlanta, the High Museum of Art and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. There are several major festivals that take place in the city, including the popular Dogwood Festival, a celebration of art in Atlanta. Residents of assisted living in Atlanta also enjoy a rich culinary scene, which includes traditional southern fare and delicious dishes from around the world.

Atlanta Senior Activities

A wide variety of senior programs are offered through the Fulton County Office of Aging, including adult day care, nutrition counseling, legal advocacy and a Dial-a-Ride program. There are also eight community senior centers in Atlanta. These offer classes and seminars, concerts, clubs and organized excursions to exciting events. Residents of assisted living in Atlanta are cherished citizens, and they have been honored each year for the past 25 years during Older Atlantans Month, when the city puts on a number of senior-oriented events. Atlanta seniors are also eligible to take advantage of the Seats for Seniors program, which distributes free tickets for sporting and entertainment events to local seniors.

Atlanta Medical Facilities

Atlanta is home to several world-class hospitals, including the Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital and Emory University Hospital. Northside Hospital has a highly regarded stroke center that treats patients and educates those who are at risk for stroke. Northside is also known for its diabetes education programs, which help patients with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes live healthy, active lives. Seniors enjoying assisted living in Atlanta also have access to senior health services at Piedmont Hospital. These services include education and support services for patients and caregivers, and a diverse geriatric care management program. Geriatric care managers are available to help clients evaluate their needs and locate the proper health services.

Atlanta Transit

One of the major reasons many seniors choose assisted living in Atlanta is the city's extensive and reliable public transportation system. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides comprehensive bus and rail service throughout the area. Senior citizens may take advantage of the MARTA Reduced Fare Breeze card, which qualifies the holder to receive reduced fares on all MARTA buses and trains. Applicants must be at least 65 years old or a Medicare cardholder.

Cost of Assisted Living in Atlanta

Georgia offers seniors some of the most affordable assisted living in the United States. The median monthly rate for a private, one-bedroom unit in an Atlanta assisted living facility is $2,600.* However, due to variations between communities based on size, location and quality, assisted living in Atlanta can cost as little as $1,250 or as much as $5,625 per month. Seniors should expect to pay about $31,200 per year for assisted living services in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Find Assisted Living in Atlanta

Atlanta is a diverse, complex and beautiful southern city that offers residents and tourists an unparalleled variety of things to see and do. To view a list of local senior housing, visit our Atlanta Assisted Living page.
*Genworth Financial 2011 Cost of Care Survey.
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