41 Assisted Living Communities in Atlanta, Georgia
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 41 Assisted Living Communities in Atlanta and several in surrounding areas.
- Assisted living: $3,390
- Nursing home semiprivate room: $6,753
- In-home care: $3,813
- Adult day health services: $1,712
Assisted Living Facilities near Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Atlanta
May 26, 2020
My friends are in Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center. The staff is pleasant, the building is well maintained, and the second floor to the rooms are nice. The rooms were normal size, both have shared rooms, and they seemed to be well cared for. They have activities and exercise or therapy areas.
October 7, 2019
We ended up moving our mother into Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody, which is a Sunrise community. So far it's been good, and she's enjoying it. They're meeting her needs and the price is affordable, so it seems to be a good match. Her room there is small, but we kind of knew that going into it. They have activities like bingo, reading, movies, and they have outings that I have been told about. Their dining area is nice. It looked good. They have a small courtyard which is nice, the overall layout seems fine, and the people are all very pleasant, which is the biggest factor. The staff has been good. She's enjoying the food there, although I haven't experienced it firsthand.
July 3, 2019
I chose Brighton Gardens of Buckhead for my mother because it has the most residential atmosphere. It smells fresh and clean. The staff members are very friendly. However, I can say that they are terrible once you're in there. There is nobody to follow up. There is not one person on the floor because everybody is at lunch, and they left my mother there. It is atrocious at this point. My mother has been there for three weeks now. The people are friendly, but they don't do anything. If I'm paying to have these things done and I go there and find out they're not being done, don't come back and say, 'But I check your mother, and she said she is happy,' because she also got mental problems. It is very deceiving. It is not depressing, but it is strange because they'll tell you what you want to hear. They don't return phone calls, they don't return emails, they don't return texts, and that makes me feel like I'm pestering them. It is frustrating. My mom doesn't do any of the amenities. She hasn't gone anywhere since she got there except they have taken her to the hair appointment and nail appointment. The food is not well balanced. They give them all the ice cream and desserts they want. They are overly friendly, but they do not do anything. They just tell you exactly what you want to hear to make you feel better and then they go about their business.
March 23, 2019
Brighton Gardens of Buckhead was fantastic. I really liked the facilities altogether. The person who took care of me was great. Everything was new, fresh, and clean. They had a pretty full social calendar. The residents seemed very connected to each other and socialize with one another.
September 24, 2018
We found Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody to be homey-looking. The one-bedroom apartments are pretty spacious, and so far we've been pretty happy with the care my mother-in-law is getting there. She doesn't want to participate in the activities, but the activities director always encourages her to join. They have a walking group in the mornings and afternoons and exercise programs where most of the clients use a chair to do exercises. They also have sing-alongs, ice cream socials, card club, bridge club, and some other type of games like puzzles. They also take the residents out to eat once a week at different restaurants right around the area, and go on little outings to some of the art galleries or shopping at Walmart. There's also a nice library with a lot of books, and they play games to keep the mind active. Everybody I've met there was friendly and helpful.
August 31, 2018
I was very impressed because it's a fairly new facility. It was very clean, very modern, and the people were very nice. I was just disappointed because all they have are apartments with one bedroom, and all the ones I looked at were small, but they've got enough room that you could certainly do OK there. The staff was great and invited us over for lunch. The location was perfect for us. I was just impressed with everything about it, the way it looked, and the people I met there.
August 29, 2018
I chose Signature Healthcare of Buckhead when I got back from the hospital because it was close to my friends who come visit. However, the rooms are smaller, there is not enough room for the clothes, and they don't fix things fast enough. Our dryer has been broken for about a month, so we have to hang our clothes in our room to dry. They have bingo, the Price is Right, and movies. They have a chaplain, but there's not a room for it. The food is not good and the price is way too high. They have handicap apartments.
August 10, 2018
My mom loved Sunrise of Huntcliff Summit. The tour was excellent. They took us to all the different options and showed us around the whole facility. There's a pool, walking paths, and common areas, and it goes from independent to assisted living. The apartments were very nice and everybody was very friendly. They have a full activity schedule. They have a library, an exercise room, technology area, and crafting. They had a very nice menu.
March 21, 2018
It was a nice and clean place. They had nice rooms, a nice open area, and nice staff. Their dining room was open. Residents were being served restaurant-style, not cafeteria-style. They showed me different room options; however, my dad needs more care and assistance than they can offer.
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Assisted Living Costs in Atlanta
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost of assisted living care in Atlanta is $3,390. This is slightly more expensive than the state average of $3,100 and significantly more affordable than the national average of $4,000.
In some of Georgia’s major metropolitan areas, such as Albany ($2,320), assisted living care is much more affordable than in Atlanta. Other places, such as Athens ($3,350) and Macon ($3,484), are similarly priced to Atlanta. The most expensive assisted living care in Georgia is found in Dalton ($4,035) and Brunswick ($4,145).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Care Cost Comparison
In Atlanta, the average monthly cost of senior care varies based on the type of care. At $6,753 per month, nursing home care is nearly twice the price of assisted living care. Adult day health care, at $1,712 per month, is just over half the price of assisted living care. Seniors who choose in-home care, such as home health aides and homemaker services, can expect to pay an average of $3,813 per month. However, these seniors should also consider the other costs they may have to pay to remain at home, such as rent, maintenance and utilities. These expenses are typically included in the price of assisted living and nursing home care. Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
- Assisted living: $3,390
- Homemaker services: $3,813
- Home health aide: $3,813
- Adult day health: $1,712
- Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $6,753
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Home health aide
Adult day health
Nursing home care (semiprivate room)
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Atlanta
Medicaid in Georgia
Medicaid, a government-funded health insurance program, provides eligible low-income Americans with health coverage, including pregnant women, elderly adults, people with disabilities and other qualified groups. Since each state operates its own Medicaid program, the available coverage may vary. In Georgia, Medicaid covers a variety of medically necessary services, such as doctor visits, hospital visits, emergency ambulance services, home health services and nursing facilities.
Seniors who live in the Atlanta area may be eligible for Medicaid coverage if they meet the program’s financial requirements. Georgia’s Medicaid income limit is $30,850 per year (before taxes) for single seniors. The income limit for couples is $41,768. In addition to these financial requirements, seniors must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, legal aliens or permanent residents.
Seniors can apply for Medicaid coverage through the state’s online portal, Georgia Gateway. Alternately, they can apply in person at their local Division of Family and Children Services office. Atlanta’s DFCS office is located at 1249 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. This office can be reached by phone at (404) 206-5300.
Seniors need to provide supporting documentation when they apply for Medicaid coverage. This documentation includes proof of Georgia residency, proof of citizenship status and their Social Security number. Seniors should also provide their most recent pay stubs, if applicable.
For more information about Georgia Medicaid or to receive help applying for coverage, call (800) 436-7442.
Georgia seniors who qualify for Medicaid and require the level of care provided by a nursing home may be eligible for assistance from one of the state’s two Medicaid waiver programs. These programs are Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment and the Community Care Services Program. There is a waiting list for both programs, and seniors can only participate in one program at a time.
SOURCE participants receive an individual care plan, which may include long-term health services. Assistance available through this program covers adult day health care, personal support and assisted living services. A comprehensive medical assessment determines eligibility for the program. This assessment also outlines what assistance a senior can receive through SOURCE. To apply for this program, seniors can call (866) 552-4464 to speak to a Home and Community-Based Services representative.
Seniors who participate in the CCSP can receive a variety of help in their own homes or in an assisted living facility. This assistance is monitored by a care coordinator and includes adult day health care, alternative living services and personal support services. To apply for this Medicaid waiver program, seniors can call the Area Agency on Aging at (855) 552-4464. The AAA conducts assessments to determine if seniors are eligible for the CCSP and then adds eligible seniors to the waiting list.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Optional State Supplementation
Low-income seniors in Atlanta may be eligible to receive money from the state’s Optional State Supplementation program. OSS provides additional funds to Supplemental Security Income recipients who live in assisted living facilities. Seniors can use this money to help pay for room and board. For single seniors, the maximum monthly OSS payment is $20, while couples can receive up to $40.
To qualify for OSS funding, seniors must be eligible for SSI. They must also live in a Medicaid facility. To learn more about OSS funding, seniors can call (800) 772-1213 to speak to a Social Security Administration representative.
Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Program
Seniors who receive a basic VA pension and need help paying for assisted living care may be eligible for the VA Aid and Attendance program. This program provides additional monthly payments to eligible seniors. To qualify, seniors must need assistance from another person to eat, bathe, get dressed or perform other daily personal functions. Seniors may also be eligible if they are legally blind, bedridden or living in a nursing home.
To learn more about this benefit, seniors can call the Atlanta Regional Benefit Office at (800) 827-1000. Seniors can visit this office, located at 1700 Clairmont Road in Decatur, Georgia, to apply for benefits in person. Alternately, seniors can apply by submitting a written request to the Pension Management Center:
Philadelphia VA Regional Office
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: Philadelphia Pension Center
P. O. Box 5206
Janesville, WI 53547
Assisted Living Resources in Atlanta
There are many senior centers located throughout the metro Atlanta area. Seniors can visit their local center for socialization and entertainment opportunities. Programming varies between locations but may include fitness programs, art classes, computer classes, health services and social activities.
Resources for Veterans
There are several resources for veterans in the Atlanta area. Seniors can visit the regional office to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for. Seniors who require medical care can visit the city’s VA hospital or one of its VA clinics.
Atlanta Regional Benefit Office
1700 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
1 (800) 827-1000
Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Ft McPherson VA Clinic
1701 Hardee Ave, Southwest Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 321-6111 ext. 2222
Henderson Mill VA Clinic
2296 Henderson Mill Rd, Ste 402, Atlanta, GA 30345
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