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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 21 assisted living facilities in Atlanta and 30 in surrounding areas.
In walking distance to Paces Ferry Shopping Center and convenient to I-285, Brookdale Vinings is an inviting assisted living and memory care community in northwest Atlanta.
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Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody, an assisted living community located in a lovely suburban setting, offers superb care with the convenience of nearby shopping and services.
Huntcliff Summit I is an elegant retirement community nestled in an idyllic park-like setting within easy access of the fine dining, upscale shopping and attractions of Atlanta.
The Belmont Village at Buckhead senior living community is nestled in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood of Sandy Springs, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody offers assisted living and features an array of amenities including spacious apartments, a fully-stocked community bistro, on-site physical therapy center, a salon, and outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.
On woodsy landscaped grounds and minutes from the historic Roswell District and downtown Atlanta, Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit II boasts scenic views and easy access to shopping.
Summerset Assisted Living Community, located in Atlanta, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
Ideally situated in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood near exquisite fine dining and upscale shopping, Sunrise at Buckhead offers superb assisted living and memory care to seniors.
A remarkable haven for active seniors but can no longer live alone in Atlanta Georgia is The Mann House. Our community provides loving concern and medical expertise to our community.
Assisted Living & Memory Care As You’ve Never Seen It Before Orchard at Brookhaven is grateful for the opportunity to provide extraordinary services in a stunning environmental design. We understand changes due to aging or illness create vulnerability for both…
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Arbor Terrace offers a down-home and easygoing atmosphere that is perfect for seniors seeking assisted living services within a setting that reminds them of home.
Our goal at Bickford of Buckhead is to provide Georgia seniors with the services and support they need to maintain their individuality and independence for as long as possible.
Oasis at Scholar's Landing is an innovative affordable assisted living community in Atlanta, Georgia. We offer private one-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and bathrooms.
Arbor Terrace Cascade is a wonderful little community that provides lots of activity options and excellent care. The leadership team has longevity in their roles within the community which I found to be very important to the type of care provided to the residents. The community is very clean, appropriately sizde (not t...Read more Arbor Terrace at Cascade reviews
Atria Buckhead is a beautiful community located in gorgeous Buckhead. Atria Buckhead is truly like "hotel living" the community is is conveniently located in Metro Atlanta with modern flare but provides a home-like southern charm decor inside. The community is moderate in size and is very clean. The staff are all very ...Read more Atria Buckhead reviews
Belmont Village at Buckhead has been for a long time one of the best assisted living and memory care communities in the area. The staff is first class and the food is excellent. It is in a convenient location near doctors and hospitals as well as other amenities.Read more Belmont Village Buckhead reviews
My mother has lived at Belmont Village at Buckhead, Atlanta, GA for three years in the assisted living section and later in the memory care section. We have had a very positive experience with Belmont Village. We have noticed that the staff is excellent and often take a personal interest in my mother.Read more Belmont Village Buckhead reviews
Dogwood Forest Dunwoody is a beautiful community settled in beautiful Metro Atlanta at the top of the perimeter off of Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The building is older but the exterior is well maintained and has a modern look. The interior of the building is slightly dated and could use a little remodeling to bring it to...Read more Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody reviews
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Several agencies in Atlanta provide information and assistance to local seniors. Seniors can visit the local Area Agency on Aging to be connected with helpful resources and services. They can also visit the city’s Social Security offices to learn more about available SSI benefits.
Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division
229 Peachtree St NE, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30303
Area Agency on Aging for the Atlanta Area
Atlanta Social Security Office 30308
404 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Atlanta Social Security Office 30331
3800 Camp Creek Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30331
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