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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,390 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 48 assisted living facilities in Cobb County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Cobb County, GA
No other senior community can compare to the lifestyle, features, amenities and outstanding value is found at that the Sterling Estates Senior Living Community.
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.
Elmcroft of Milford Chase offers the best in assisted living in Marietta, Georgia, because of our dedicated staff, exemplary services and well-designed apartment suites.
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Woodland Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care, located in Smyrna, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
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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.
In historic Marietta near a supermarket and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Brookdale Marietta is a vibrant senior community providing assisted living and memory care.
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.
Sunrise at East Cobb provides assisted living and memory care in picturesque Marietta, a town with turn-of-the-century charm, eclectic cultural events and specialty shopping.
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.
Delmar Gardens of Smyrna is a luxury retirement, assisted living, skilled nursing and sub-acute rehabilitation center whose staff goes the extra mile to provide quality care.
Boasting the elegance and sophistication that only South Georgia can provide, Atria Johnson Ferry is a first-class community located in a prestigious neighborhood of Atlanta.
Azalea Manor offers assisted living services to those who can no longer live safely alone, yet do not require the skilled care of a nursing home. We are able to provide the supervision and help with activities of daily living to maintain independence.
Holly House was designed to meet the individual needs of each resident. Our residents are always handled in a dignified and supportive manner. We provide 24-hour care, protection, supervision, assistance and guidance essential for maintaining or restoring optimum health. Holly…
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Welcome to Bethel Gardens Assisted & Memory Care Great care in a fun, welcoming environment. At Bethel Gardens, we have over 20 + years of experience providing excellent senior care in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. Come and see how much Bethel…
Marietta Life Center is a luxury care community where residents will have all needed personal care assistance provided by a highly trained, nurturing, and loving staff. Location Conveniently located off The Marietta Square, residents are within convenient distance of historic…
Celebrating the individuality and strengths of each resident is our mission at Provident Village at Creeksdie, a brand-new senior living community that offers assisted living and memory care services.
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.
Canterfield of Kennesaw is Kennesaw's premier senior community! Luxury is our standard! Each unit has crown moldings, granite counter tops, beautiful ceramic tile floors and luxurious carpet with ample room for your treasured possessions. Our dining service offers chef prepared…
Our goal is to provide our residents with the best in senior living. Our high-quality care and dedicated staff ensure that the health needs of all our residents are supported with compassion and dignity. We provide personalized care and our…
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…
Green Park personal care home is a family owned. We have been in operation in Cherokee and Cobb County for more than 12 years. We are intimately connected with many of our residents. We live, work and worship in this…
Heritage of Brookstone is a friendly, homelike community that offers state-of-the-art assisted living care and enriching activities that enable Kennesaw-area seniors to live life to its fullest.
At Heritage of Sandy Plains, we offer assisted living and memory care with an emphasis on involving the family and preserving a senior's independence for as long as possible.
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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.
Just one "branch" of many on the Bickford Senior Living family tree, Bickford of Marietta is an inviting assisted living and memory care community. We know that nothing will truly replace home, but we strive to provide a sense of…
At Arbor Terrace, we extend a wholehearted welcome to seniors who expect more from their next living experience. We invite you to explore your wish list and join the adventure that each day holds. Or maybe just relax and enjoy…
The Solana East Cobb. A premium senior residence in Marietta, Georgia that offers luxury, service and a lifestyle never imagined available in an independent, assisted living and memory care community. With a variety of apartment configurations, engaging and exciting activities…
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.
Discover the Day Break Village Difference! We are a family-owned and operated company with an open-door policy, which means anytime you need us, we're here. Our staff includes a full-time activities director who is dedicated to providing a variety of…
The staff at this facility is very professional and appears to operate as a team. Upon my visit, the community sales director was not available; however the resident services director assisted me with a tour of the facility, with introductions of a few residents; all of which had nothing but great things to say about t...Read more Atria Mableton reviews
My mother has moved into Atria Mableton. Her room is very sufficient and clean. She's in memory care and they provide OK-quality food that's too big for them to manage. The hamburger they had on Memorial Day was too big for the bun and the hotdogs were huge. I wish their food was in more bite-sized pieces. They have wo...Read more Atria Mableton reviews
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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
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Cobb County is $3,390, which is $290 higher than the state average. Prices in neighboring areas such as Rome ($3,200), Gainesville ($3,500) and Athens ($3,350) are similar.
Aside from Dalton ($4,035) and Brunswick ($4,145), senior care costs statewide are below the national average ($4,000), making assisted living care in Georgia more affordable than in many other states.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Cobb County, so data for the closest city, Atlanta, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs in Cobb County reflect the type of care provided, location and number of weekly service hours offered. Nursing home care is the most expensive option at $6,753 per month for a semiprivate room because it includes skilled nursing care in a state-licensed facility. The other residential care service is assisted living, which costs $3,390 per month and also includes meals and accommodation.
44 hours of weekly in-home care costs an average of $3,813 per month in addition to ongoing expenses, such as home maintenance, utilities, groceries and transportation.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a national program that provides low-income seniors, adults with disabilities and children with government-funded health insurance. Federal law dictates that every Medicaid plan must provide coverage for certain benefits, including:
Additional state-specific Medicaid benefits, such as case management, personal care, vision and dental care, and rehab services, may be available through waivers.
To be eligible for no-cost Medicaid in Georgia, seniors must:
Some assets are excluded from the Medicaid limits. These include personal effects, household furnishings, one vehicle and a house, mobile home or condo assessed at $585,000 or less and owned and occupied by the applicant and/or their spouse.
Spousal Income and Asset Limits
Special income and asset rules apply to married couples when only one spouse needs Medicaid coverage.
The community spouse can keep up to 50% of the couple’s joint assets up to a maximum value of $126,420. The community spouse can also receive up to $3,160.50 per month of income transferred from the applicant if the community spouse is financially dependent on the applicant.
To apply for Georgia Medicaid, seniors can complete an online application through the Georgia Gateway or phone the Medicaid hotline at (877) 423-4746.
Georgia has two Medicaid waiver programs that are open to seniors who reside in assisted living facilities, the Community Care Services Program and Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment. To qualify for either waiver, seniors must be aged 65 or older, have Medicaid coverage and meet the clinical criteria for nursing home placement.
Services provided by each waiver are assigned based on medical need and may include:
Seniors may only enroll in one of these two waivers.
For more information on SOURCE, call the statewide SOURCE care management line at (888) 762-2420.
For more information on the CCSP, contact the Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging at (800) 759-2963.
Elderlife Financial Bridge Loan
Elderlife Financial offers an assisted living bridge loan designed to provide seniors with short-term financing to cover care costs. This loan is structured as an open line of credit, and interest is charged only on the funds used by the borrowers.
A bridge loan may be a good option for seniors who:
To qualify, applicants must have a good credit rating as the loan is unsecured. Applications can be processed over the phone, and up to six people can be listed on the loan to disperse care costs among family members. In most cases applicants receive a response within 24 hours, and if approved, money from the loan can be sent directly to the assisted living provider.
For more information call Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500.
Optional State Supplementation
The Optional State Supplementation program helps low-income seniors pay for the room-and-board portion of their assisted living costs. Eligible seniors may receive up to $20 per month, and couples may receive up to $40 per month.
To qualify for the OSS, seniors must be aged 65 or older, on Supplemental Security Income benefits, and reside in a Medicaid-approved assisted living facility.
For more information, call the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
Cobb County operates five senior centers that offer classes, activities, escorted day trips and wellness programs. Seniors aged 55 and older can purchase an annual membership that gives them access to all five centers.
Some of these centers also provide nutritious, low-cost lunches for seniors aged 60 and older.
Seniors qualify for discounted fares on CobbLinc, the area public transit system. Riders who cannot use the regular bus system due to disability can apply for paratransit service.
CobbLinc Customer Service
431 Commerce Park Dr., Marietta, GA 30060-2737
Veterans and survivors who need information on state and federal benefit programs, pensions and entitlements can contact the local Department of Veterans Service field service office in Marietta.
Marietta/Cobb County Veterans Field Service Office
1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta, GA 30064
Northeast Cobb County VA Clinic
2217 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062-2957
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