Assisted Living in Georgia

Caring.com can help you find the best Assisted Living in Georgia. Read reviews, compare ratings, check prices and more with our comprehensive directory of Assisted Living Facilities.

What Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia Offer

  • Individual living units (from single rooms to multiroom apartments with kitchen)
  • All meals, usually in a common dining area
  • Medication management
  • Personal care services: assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, and bathing
  • Social and exercise activities
  • "Specialized Memory Care Units" for residents with memory loss (most facilities)

Note: Some facilities also offer respite care and other special services.

Cost for Assisted Living in Georgia

Median monthly fees: $2,400 (higher for residents requiring memory care)

Assisted Living in GA

State of Georgia Requirements for Assisted Living Facilities

  • A physical examination must be completed and provided to the facility within 30 days prior to admission to a specialized memory Care Unit, stating that the resident has a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease or other dementia and a need for placement in the specialized unit.
  • Following admission, an assessment must be made to determine levels of family support, need for assistance with ADLs, other physical care needs, and behavior impairment.

State of Georgia Oversight of Assisted Living Facilities

Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division (404-657-4076) licenses and regulates Personal Care Homes.

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How to Pay for Assisted Living

  • Most assisted living is paid for privately by the resident and/or his or her family.
  • For Medicaid-eligible low-income Georgia residents, the Community Care Services Program and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) program pay part of the monthly fees in participating facilities.
  • Low-income veterans or surviving spouses of veterans may be eligible for Aid and Attendance or other payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which can help pay for assisted living.
  • Some assisted living facilities offer sliding scale fees, making a higher level of care available to families that might not otherwise be able to afford it. Be sure to ask -- or ask a geriatric care manager in the area if he or she knows which facilities offer sliding scale fees).

Help Finding and Choosing Assisted Living

  • Use the form at the top of this page to start your search for assisted living in Georgia.
  • Call (866) 824-8174 to speak to a Family Advisor to get (free) help with your search.
  • Hire a geriatric care manager (most have extensive local knowledge about assisted living facilities in a particular geographic area, including space availability, resident needs assessments, sliding scale fees, and resident satisfaction). To find a geriatric care manager, see Caring.com's Geriatric Care Manager Directory.
  • To compare assisted living to board and care, skilled nursing, and other long-term residential care communities, see Residential Care Options: How to Decide.
  • For details about assisted living facilities in other U.S. states, see Assisted Living Regulations.

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