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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 7 assisted living facilities in Snellville and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Snellville, GA
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Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care survey shows that seniors in Snellville pay an average cost of $3,390 per month for assisted living. While slightly over the state average of $3,100, this is still well below the $4,000 national average. While residents in Macon ($3,484) and Gainesville ($3,500) pay more per month than Snellville residents, assisted living in the city is significantly more expensive than in surrounding areas, such as Augusta ($2,950) and Warner Robins ($2,300).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Snellville, so data for the closest area, Atlanta, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Similar to senior care in many states throughout the U.S., the costs of services in Snellville vary widely depending on the type of care required. At $3,390 per month, assisted living is one of the least expensive options. Only adult day health services ($1,712 ) are less costly, but they only provide limited care during daytime hours at a group center. Higher priced homemaker services and home health aides ($3,813) don’t cover the expenses usually included with assisted living such as rent, meals and utilities. Around-the-clock skilled nursing home care is the costliest option at an average of $6,753 per month.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Georgia Medicaid offers low-cost or free health care services to eligible low-income individuals across the state including pregnant women, children, seniors and people with disabilities.
Medicaid benefits include:
To qualify for long-term care through Medicaid, those aged 65 and older, or blind or disabled applicants younger than age 65, must have:
Medicaid considers income from any source when evaluating eligibility, but some assets don’t count, including a home, primary vehicle, personal belongings and furnishings.
Snellville residents can apply for Medicaid online or in person at the Social Security Office at 4365 Shackleford Rd. in Norcross. For assistance, seniors can call the Right from the Start Medical Assistance Group at (877) 427-3224.
The Georgia Medicaid program offers two waivers to help seniors and people with disabilities receive long-term care in their homes or community settings. It should be noted that individuals can only participate in one of the two waiver programs.
Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment Waiver
The Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment waiver enables eligible seniors and disabled people to receive long-term care services in a personal care home and pay a reduced rate for room and board. For 2019, the rate is $650 per month.
To qualify for SOURCE, seniors should:
Services covered by the SOURCE waiver include:
Seniors in Snellville interested in participating in SOURCE can apply by calling Home and Community Based Services at (866) 552-4464.
Community Care Services Program Waiver
Also intended to help individuals avoid nursing home placement, the Community Care Services Program waiver provides the following services:
To qualify for the CCSP waiver, individuals must have a functional impairment, be eligible for Medicaid or SSI and be confirmed by a doctor as requiring an intermediate level of skilled nursing care.
Snellville seniors interested in applying for the CCSP waiver should call the Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division at (866) 552-4464 to request an assessment.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits
Qualifying Snellville veterans and their surviving spouses with disabilities may be eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits. This program provides additional monthly payments to eligible participants who already receive a regular VA pension.
To qualify, veterans or their surviving spouses must meet one of the following criteria:
Those interested can apply by mail with a written report describing their physical or mental limitations, disability, level of mobility and daily habits to the following address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: Philadelphia Pension Center
P. O. Box 5206
Janesville, WI 53547-5206
Snellville residents can also apply in person at the Atlanta Regional Benefits office at 1700 Clairmont Rd. in Decatur.
Elderlife Bridge Loans
Elderlife Financial bridge loans may be a short-term financial assistance option for Snellville seniors who wish to move to an assisted living facility. These loans have terms of up to 12 months and can help pay for room and board and related move-in fees at an individual’s chosen assisted living community.
To qualify for a bridge loan, seniors with low credit scores can apply with multiple family members to improve their chance of approval. Elderlife also considers the applicant’s income and assets as well as their long-term funding plans for assisted living.
Senior centers in and around Snellville provide residents over age 55 with engaging activities such as computer classes, interactive billiards games and knitting clubs. They also act as resource centers and organize fun trips to local markets, restaurants and cultural establishments.
Snellville Senior Center
2350 Oak Rd., Snellville, GA 30078
Grayson Senior Community Center
485 Grayson Pkwy., Grayson, GA 30017
Centerville Senior Center
3025 Bethany Church Rd., Snellville, GA 30039
The Gwinnett County Veterans Resource Center provides services to area vets and their loved ones, such as referrals, education, legal counsel and claims assistance. The Lawrenceville Vet Center offers counseling services and a female veterans support group.
Gwinnett County Veterans Resource Center
750 S. Perry St., Ste. 300, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Lawrenceville Vet Center
930 River Centre Pl., Lawrenceville, GA 30043
As the regional Area Agency on Aging, the Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division promotes healthy, enriched lives for older residents through services such as a long-term care ombudsman program, resource connections and a senior employment program.
Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division
229 Peachtree St. NE., Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30303
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