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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 Tucker and 30 in surrounding areas.
Atria Park of Tucker is the preferred supportive living community for older adults in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties with a beautiful setting beneath the Georgia pines.
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A beautiful assisted living and memory care community located in Tucker, Northlake Gardens provides residents with spacious accommodations and comprehensive services.
Very small place to live. Very great staff and great meal planes. The care they provide is outstanding. many people that work there have been there many years and that's great. Residents love the staff and the staff love them back. Management are very organized and they communicate very well. Overall grade would be a B...Read more Atria Park of Tucker reviews
Truly a wonderful place. My father has been there for a year and they take great care of him. The staff is warm and always willing to help. They are a great team and their leader, Charles James, is exceptional. I have never had a problem that he was not right on top of immediately. However, there have so rarely been an...Read more Northlake Gardens reviews
My mother has been in the Memory Care wing at Northlake Gardens for 5 years. When the time came to look for a facility, I researched an visited several in the Tucker/ Lilburn area. The only place that felt like "home" was Northlake Gardens. I was greeted warmly by all the staff and Faye gave me a tour that was ...Read more Northlake Gardens reviews
3 years ago I found it necessary to find a memory care facility to care for my husband. After 9 years of caring for him my health became an issue. We had been married 53 happy years and it was the hardest decision I had ever made! I visited every facility in my area that I was familiar with, We had just moved back ...Read more Northlake Gardens reviews
North Lake was very nice, but it wasn't what my mother was looking for, she wants very independent living. The rooms don't come with a full kitchen, my mom still cooks, and wants a full kitchen. When we went there they had something going on, it was a lot of fun and the activities were nice. The staff members there wer...Read more Northlake Gardens reviews
I visited Northlake Gardens. It's facilities were a little bit older. The residents there were very happy, and a couple of them invited us into the rooms to show the rooms around. They were very proud of their facilities. The lady who gave us the tour seemed to be very knowledgeable and caring. It was impressive. What ...Read more Northlake Gardens reviews
As indicated by the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study, Tucker’s monthly average cost of assisted living is the second highest in the state. At $3,390 per month, it’s above the state average of $3,100, almost $600 below the national average ($4,000) and just behind Gainesville ($3,500), which is the most expensive city in Georgia. In Albany, the cost is more than $1,000 lower than Tucker at only $2,320 per month, while in other large cities throughout Georgia, such as Augusta ($2,950), Columbus ($2,750) and Savannah ($2,800), the cost is only a few hundred dollars less.
Note: Specific senior care cost data is not available for Tucker. Data for the nearest major city, Atlanta, has been used in its place.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Nursing home care for a semiprivate room ($6,753) in Tucker is nearly double the cost of assisted living, which illustrates how the type of care plays a major role in determining long-term care costs. When compared with in-home care services, assisted living is about $400 less per month. However, it’s important to budget for many other expenses when choosing to continue living at home, such as rent, food and house maintenance, all of which are usually included in the cost of assisted living.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid programs provide low-income individuals and families with access to a variety of health care services, including medical treatment, doctor check-ups, dental care and prescription medication. Most commonly, those who access Medicaid fall under one of four categories: families with children, pregnant women, individuals with a terminal illness or senior citizens. In Georgia, Medicaid is funded by the state with the support of the federal government.
Community Care Services Program
While Georgia’s state plan doesn’t cover the cost of assisted living, seniors can receive funding for long-term care under the state’s Community Care Services Program (CCSP) Waiver. This waiver supports elderly individuals who require a nursing level of care yet wish to continue living at home or within an assisted living community. The program covers the cost of home care or assisted living services and, depending on needs, may also cover the cost of regular nurse visits, respite care, medical equipment and transportation services.
To qualify for Georgia’s Medicaid plan and the CCSP Waiver, seniors must be 65 years of age or older and meet financial requirements, which stipulate that income may not exceed $2,313 per month and countable assets may not exceed $2,000. Applicants are also required to undergo a complete care assessment to determine their level of need.
While the state Medicaid plan is an entitlement program, which means any senior who meets eligibility requirements may participate, the CCSP waiver only accepts 19,000 participants at once. Seniors are typically added to a waiting list before they’re accepted.
Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)
The state of Georgia’s Department of Human Services – Division of Aging Services, along with 12 Area Agencies on Aging, provides the HCBS program. Although the program doesn’t cover the cost of assisted living, it does provide a range of services to seniors in need, which may help to reduce their health care costs and avoid further institutionalization if they require a nursing level of care. Some services provided by HCBS include physical fitness classes, senior companion services, nutritional counseling, nursing care assistance and support groups.
This program has no financial requirements and accepts participants on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be 60 years of age or older. To apply, seniors can contact the Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division at (404) 463-3333.
To learn more about Medicaid benefits, eligibility or wait-list times, seniors can call (866) 552-4464.
Optional State Supplement
The optional state supplement is available to seniors and disabled individuals who reside in long-term care facilities or receive long-term care at home. This cash benefit was created to provide additional resources to Medicaid recipients for out-of-pocket expenses, such as room and board. The supplement is provided by the state with additional funding from the federal government.
To qualify for this benefit, seniors must already receive Supplemental Security Income and meet the financial eligibility requirements of the state Medicaid plan.
To apply for the optional state supplement, seniors can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
Elderlife Financial Loan
Seniors who are unable to receive financial assistance from state or federal programs may qualify for an elder bridge loan from Elderlife Financial Services. These loans can pay the cost of long-term care in the short term while seniors await more permanent funding. Once approved, funds are issued directly to the applicant’s place of residence on their behalf and are to be repaid via monthly installments.
Eligibility is based on credit history and income; however, those who are unable to qualify on their own may include up to six cosigners on their application to increase the chances of approval. To apply, seniors can visit Elderlife Financial online or call (888) 228-4500.
Senior centers are open to individuals aged 55 and older and provide a variety of senior-centered programs including exercise and nutrition classes, day trips, seminars and group meals.
North DeKalb Senior Center
3393 Malone Drive Chamblee, Georgia 30341
Central DeKalb Senior Center
1346 McConnell Drive Decatur, Georgia 30033
Area Agencies on Aging offer senior citizens access to community resources and benefit programs. Services may include Medicaid assistance and case management.
Atlanta Regional Commission
229 Peachtree Street #100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides for seniors who have served in any branch of the U.S. Military by offering a variety of benefits, including healthcare services and financial assistance.
VA Atlanta Regional Office
1700 Clairmont Road Decatur, Georgia 30033
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