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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,390 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 12 assisted living facilities in Alpharetta and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Alpharetta, GA
A lifestyle of choice with care options that can be tailored to any need awaits seniors at Atria North Point, a community in Alpharetta, Georgia where there is plenty to explore.
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Tapestry House Assisted Living, located in Alpharetta, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
Inspired Living at Alpharetta is a vibrant and innovative community that offers assisted living, memory care, and independent living options. Whether you are active and independent, need a little assistance, or require personalized memory care, you can be assured that…
Positioned between the stately North Georgia Mountains and the bustling international city of Atlanta, Alpharetta boasts of more than 300 of its own things to do. That number doesn’t include five distinct shopping districts of more than 250 stores within…
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Give your loved one the gift of first-class care in a vibrant community setting at The Mansions at Alpharetta, where seniors thrive through the FOX Optimal Living program. Our brilliant new Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments for seniors in…
We genuinely care about each of our residents and that care fosters the enjoyment of life for them. It’s the everyday things that we are here to help with—reminders for medications, transportation to appointments and helping in dressing and personal…
Village Park Senior Living of Alpharetta features a full array of senior living options allowing our residents to to age in place. Residents may choose from a variety of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as detached homes.
Heather House Personal Care Homes opened in 1983, as the first personal care home in Fulton County, and provides a home-like environment for seniors. Staffed by a social worker, CNA's, and experienced caregivers, there are staff on-hand 24 hours a…
Unparalleled service. A singular focus. Senior living designed by you. It’s more than a great home – it’s a community and a place to thrive. Village Park delivers all the comforts and services of premier senior living, with the warm…
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An inviting assisted living and memory care community, Bickford of Alpharetta offers a wide range of supportive services for Georgia seniors.
Tapestry House Assisted Living was very pretty, but the staff looked very uncomfortable and did not look relaxed with the residents. I didn't see much interaction. It was a nice layout, and it was huge. For people using wheelchairs or walkers, to go from one section to the next would be a lot. The new building was very...Read more Tapestry House Assisted Living reviews
Sunrise at Ivey Ridge is a very nice community. We're very happy with the facility, the accommodations, and the environment. The people and the support have been very good. I've been totally satisfied from the administrative staff that continue to help us with whatever administrative needs are there, to the nurse, the ...Read more Sunrise at Ivey Ridge reviews
This building is beautiful, it used to be Somerby of Alpharetta but they since changed ownership to Atria. The building's decor remains, it is a huge building and if I had to express a con, that would be the biggest one. Although there are benches along the halls it is just so much walkinyg on the independent living si...Read more Atria North Point reviews
I have a relative in this place. The facilities are new and nice. But the service is very poor. Extremely understaffed and poorly managed. Patients buzz for help and wait for hours. 90% of the time there is no response. Even the emergency pull elicits no response. Their disorganization has led to patient meds getting m...Read more Inspired Living at Alpharetta reviews
In 2018, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Alpharetta was $3,390, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care study. This average is slightly higher than the state average of $3,100 and much lower than the national average of $4,000. Aside from the Valdosta area, which has a monthly average of $3,000, Alpharetta, Athens and the Macon area have some of the lowest averages in the state. The city of Gainesville has one of the highest averages at $3,500, which is still well below the national average.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Alpharetta, so data for the closest city, Atlanta, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
In Alpharetta, the cost of senior care depends greatly on the type of care an individual needs. Nursing home care, which provides round-the-clock monitoring and room and board, is the most expensive service at around $6,753 per month. Homemaker services and home health aide care costs around $3,813 per month. Homemaker services are sometimes referred to as chore services, and these providers clean, prepare meals, shop for groceries and help manage prescriptions. Adult day services provide social and health care in an adult day center, which costs approximately $1,712 per month.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a federal program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to low-income individuals of all ages. It’s administered by each state in accordance with federal requirements and is funded by the state and federal governments.
To qualify for Medicaid in Alpharetta, an individual must:
To apply for Medicaid, contact the Fulton North County Division of Family and Children Services at (770) 551-3049 or apply online through the Georgia Gateway.
Medicaid offers several financial programs for seniors who need help paying for assisted living in Alpharetta. The most popular assistance comes from two Medicaid waivers: the Community Care Services Program (CCSP) and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE).
Community Care Service Program
Under the CCSP, seniors can receive various support and services that may otherwise be an out-of-pocket cost. This program makes it possible for seniors to receive care while remaining in the community. Some of these services include adult day health care, emergency response equipment and personal care. To qualify, individuals must:
To be financially qualified, monthly income is limited to $2,313 for each applicant, and the countable asset value must be less than $2,000 for single applicants and $3,000 for married applicants. This limit excludes the individual’s primary vehicle and the primary residence, valued at up to $585,000. There’s also a $10,000 burial extension for applicants and their spouses.
To apply for CCSP, seniors can contact the Atlanta Regional Commission on Aging at (404) 463-3333.
Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment combines primary care, social services and long-term care programs for seniors who live at home or in assisted living communities.
The types of services provided may include:
To be eligible for SOURCE, an individual must be 65 or older with a chronic medical condition or disabled, determined to need nursing home level of care and eligible for full Medicaid.
To apply for SOURCE, seniors should contact the local Department of Human Services at (888) 552-4464.
Home and Community-Based Services
Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) help seniors aged 60 and older live independently. Seniors must demonstrate the need for care that’s available in an institutional setting but be able to live safely within the community. Mandated through the Older Americans Act, HCBS provides a variety of services, including:
There’s a cap on the number of people who can participate in this program, and the Department of Human Services has included a tier system to help people better understand the likelihood of receiving care within the next year. Tier one is for individuals with a high level of need and therefore have a priority position. Tier two is for those who have been determined to have a lower level of need than those with a tier one status and may need to reapply when their situation becomes more urgent.
For more information, interested seniors can go online to the HBCS website or contact (800) 436-7442.
Alpharetta has two senior centers that provide a range of daytime activities for seniors, including daily meals, fitness classes, art, dance and social outings. The centers also offers special event nights, including a chili cook-off, Mother’s Day luncheon, Veteran’s Day breakfast and movie nights.
Alpharetta Senior Center
12624 Broadwell Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004
Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
13450 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004
Veterans in Alpharetta can receive a variety of services at the following locations, including assistance with benefit applications, pensions, health screenings and social events.
Department of Veteran Affairs
1700 Clairmont Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004
Atlanta VA Clinic
250 N. Arcadia Ave., Alpharetta, GA 30004
American Legion Post No 201
201 Wills Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004
The Atlanta Area Agency on Aging provides service to several surrounding counties, including Cobb, Rockdale, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Fulton and Fayette. The agency helps connect seniors with resources available in the area, including chore services, skilled nursing care, congregate meals, legal services and fitness programs.
Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division
229 Peachtree St., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303
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