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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 4 assisted living facilities in Henry County and 30 in surrounding areas.
Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home, located in Hampton, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
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GoldenCrest Assisted Living of Stockbridge, Georgia provides care to those who can no longer live alone in a Christ-like manner with the love, care, kindness and respect that each resident and family member deserves.
Catering to both assisted living, memory care and temporary stays, Dogwood Forest offers unmatched services that is as individualized as the unique needs of each its residents.
My parents are currently in Eagles Landing Senior Living. We chose it because of their availability and the services they offer. It's a great place. They offer field trips, bingo, crafts, movies, family get-togethers, bible study, and just about anything that an elderly person could want. The food is great and they hav...Read more Eagles Landing Senior Living reviews
GoldenCrest Assisted Living at Eagle's Landing was very nice and I liked it. The director and owner took me on a tour and showed me the facilities as far as where the folks lived, and it was very nice. The director seemed very knowledgeable. They had some studios and more of a suite-type thing which was kind of large, ...Read more GoldenCrest Assisted Living at Eagle's Landing reviews
There was a very helpful person at Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home that showed us the facility, but the place was older, and I just wasn't impressed. The room size was good and very appropriate. They need to update their facility.Read more Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home reviews
We liked Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home, but I won't put my dad in there. They were nice, but the place was a lot older. The staff member who showed us around was nice and she said that you could bring your loved one there when you want to go out of town for two or three days, or if you want to just have a day of doing ...Read more Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home reviews
I checked out Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home. The administration seemed okay, but the facility seemed pretty old and outdated too. I did not like it at all, it was going to be a good distance from my home, and it would be a bad drive to get there to see my mom. The room I visited was clean.Read more Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home reviews
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Study, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Henry County is nearly the highest in the state, with the exception of Gainesville, which has an average monthly cost of $3,500. Henry County’s assisted living costs are a little higher than the state average, which is $3,100, but well below the national average of $4,000 per month. Less expensive assisted living can be found in many cities throughout Georgia, including Augusta ($2,750), Columbus ($2,750) and Savannah ($2,800).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Henry County, so data for the closest city, Atlanta, was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The type of care is one of the biggest factors affecting the cost of senior care in Henry County. The cost of nursing home care is nearly double that of assisted living. When compared with home care services, assisted living is also less expensive. This is especially true when other expenses are factored in, such as rent, groceries and utilities, which are usually included in the cost of assisted living.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a program that’s funded jointly by the federal and state governments. It exists to provide basic medical coverage to low-income individuals throughout Georgia, including families, children, pregnant women and the elderly.
To qualify for Medicaid in Georgia as an elderly individual, seniors must have a personal care assessment, which determines their level of need. Financially, individual applicants may not have a monthly income that exceeds $2,250 and may not have assets valued at more than $2,000. Exempt assets include the individual’s home, household furnishings, personal belongings and a single vehicle.
Georgia Community Care Services Program Medicaid Waiver
Those who require access to long-term care may be able to receive financial assistance or fully covered services under a Medicaid waiver program called the Community Care Services Program Waiver. CCSP provides frail elderly individuals with supportive services while they continue living in their own home or in an assisted living facility. Its purpose is to reduce the number of seniors who receive care in nursing home facilities, which are exceptionally expensive when compared to home care and assisted living services and often create large deficits for Medicaid programs.
Under this program, seniors who reside in assisted living may receive help with the cost of care as well as regular nurse visits, access to medical care, prescription medications and transportation services. CCSP enrollment is limited, with a capacity of 19,000, which means that regardless of eligibility, some seniors may have to go on a waiting list. To learn more about the program or find out about wait times, seniors can call (866) 552-4464.
Home and Community-Based Services
Home and Community-Based Services are provided by the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and administered by 12 Area Agencies on Aging. While these programs don’t necessarily pay for assisted living, some of the services provided by HCBS can benefit those in assisted living facilities by reducing the costs they pay for additional care and lowering their need for further institutionalization once they’ve reached a nursing level of care. Services may include nutrition and wellness counseling, physical fitness classes, senior companion services, nonmedical transportation, personal and nursing care assistance and support groups.
There are no financial eligibility requirements for these services and acceptance is on a case-by-case basis. Seniors who wish to access this program must be aged 60 or older. To apply for HCBS, seniors can contact the Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division at (404) 463-3333.
Optional State Supplement
Georgia, in part with the federal government, provides Medicaid recipients who live in long-term care facilities with a small cash benefit. The optional state supplement provides low-income individuals with extra cash to use for the cost of room and board in their care facility or to pay for other necessary expenses. In Georgia, the maximum combined federal and state supplement is $50.
To qualify for this benefit, seniors must meet the same eligibility requirements as for the state Medicaid program and must receive the federal Supplemental Security Income benefit. To apply for the optional state supplement, seniors can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
Senior centers offer those aged 55 and older access to a variety of programming and activities, including dances, congregate meals, fitness classes and support groups.
Henry County Senior Centers
Seniors advocacy programs provide a variety of services to seniors that may include benefits assistance, case management services and community resource facilitation.
Henry County Council on Aging
140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
Wings of Prayer Senior Services Inc.
2885 South Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
Atlanta Regional Commission (Area Agency on Aging)
229 Peachtree Street #100, Atlanta, GA 30303
U.S. military veterans may be eligible to receive financial assistance with the cost of long-term care, medical care, prescription medications and educational programming from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Qualified veterans may also be eligible for free health care services at VA clinics.
Georgia Department of Veterans Services
837 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA 30223
VA Stockbridge Clinic
175 Medical Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281
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