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Overview of Georgia Assisted Living

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.

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Cost of Georgia Assisted Living

The average cost of assisted living in Georgia is $2,880 per month. This is higher than the national average which is $2,877 per month.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Georgia

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.

Assisted Living in Georgia Defined

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.

Licensing of Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

In the state of Georgia, there are several types of facilities that provide care services for adults. Facilities that specifically provide housing and assisted living services, such as bathing, grooming or supervision for the elderly are called personal care homes and assisted living communities. 

Legislation of Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

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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