Situated in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains on the banks of Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona, Acworth is a vibrant city with low crime rates, comfortable weather and affordable healthcare. It has a walkable historic downtown district that features turn-of-the-century architecture with locally-owned shops and restaurants, and festivals and events throughout the year promote a strong sense of community. The city has nearly 23,000 residents, about one in ten of whom are seniors. 

Acworth has numerous assisted living facilities that accommodate older adults who are unable to live safely in their own homes. These residential facilities provide daily meals and snacks, personal care and housekeeping and laundry services, and many feature amenities, such as on-site libraries, salons, pools and fitness centers. Monthly care costs vary depending on location and amenities, but on average, seniors in Acworth pay $3,088 per month for care. This is considerably lower than the state and national rates. 

This guide provides information on assisted living in Acworth, including benefits and drawbacks of living in this city, an overview of local senior care costs and a resource guide with local nonprofit agencies and programs for seniors.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Acworth, GA

Dogwood Forest of Acworth

4461 South Main St, Acworth, GA, 30101

Dogwood Forest of Acworth is a great location for us. My mom is going to have a full one-bedroom, one-bath type of apartment once she moves in. That means her bedroom has a totally separate door from … (read more)
Dogwood Forest of Acworth is a great location for us. My mom is going to have a full one-bedroom, one-bath type of apartment once she moves in. That means her bedroom has a totally separate door from … (read more)

Oaks at Acworth

2351 Cedarcrest Road, Acworth, GA, 30101

Very beautiful place. Staff members we met with were very nice and informative. Just basically shopping the market right now and haven’t made any commitments. Did a virtual tour and things looked ni … (read more)
Very beautiful place. Staff members we met with were very nice and informative. Just basically shopping the market right now and haven’t made any commitments. Did a virtual tour and things looked ni … (read more)

Celebration Village

4460 Celebration Boulevard, Acworth, GA, 30101

My parents are at Celebration Village, and it is amazing. It has everything my parents need, including a salon, game room, theater, two restaurants, a bar, and a pool. It’s like a resort. There’s a do … (read more)
My parents are at Celebration Village, and it is amazing. It has everything my parents need, including a salon, game room, theater, two restaurants, a bar, and a pool. It’s like a resort. There’s a do … (read more)

Green Park Personal Care Home 2

5292 Bells Ferry Rd, Acworth, GA, 30102

My visit to Green Park Personal Care Home 2 was fine. They were all very nice, and the home was lovely. It was an older home, but well maintained. The owner of the home did not live there. One lady th … (read more)
My visit to Green Park Personal Care Home 2 was fine. They were all very nice, and the home was lovely. It was an older home, but well maintained. The owner of the home did not live there. One lady th … (read more)

Brickmont Of Acworth (Now Open)

3114 Cobb Pkwy, Acworth, GA, 30101

I went to visit Brickmont of Acworth. It was an excellent experience. The staff was very nice. The facilities were very clean, it’s a brand-new facility, it looked very nice. It does have multiple lev … (read more)
I went to visit Brickmont of Acworth. It was an excellent experience. The staff was very nice. The facilities were very clean, it’s a brand-new facility, it looked very nice. It does have multiple lev … (read more)

2014, 2016

Legacy Ridge at Neese Rd

756 Neese Road, Woodstock, GA, 30188

At Legacy Ridge at Neese Rd, the rooms were a little bit smaller and not as spacious as what I have seen with the others. They had a lot of good activities. The staff seemed nice and friendly. It was … (read more)
At Legacy Ridge at Neese Rd, the rooms were a little bit smaller and not as spacious as what I have seen with the others. They had a lot of good activities. The staff seemed nice and friendly. It was … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2017

Fite Living Centre – Cartersville, GA

5 Fite Street, Cartersville, GA, 30120

The staff at Fite Living Centre Cartersville was really nice; they were very friendly and very informative. The house itself looks nice; it’s an old hotel. The only thing we’re concerned about is that … (read more)
The staff at Fite Living Centre Cartersville was really nice; they were very friendly and very informative. The house itself looks nice; it’s an old hotel. The only thing we’re concerned about is that … (read more)

Kennesaw Place

2800 Jiles Road, Kennesaw, GA, 30144

Located in the northwest corner of metro Atlanta, Kennesaw Place has a central location that appeals to residents and relatives alike. According to family members, the staff is kind, caring and attent … (read more)
Located in the northwest corner of metro Atlanta, Kennesaw Place has a central location that appeals to residents and relatives alike. According to family members, the staff is kind, caring and attent … (read more)

Aspen Village at Lost Mountain

135 Hillside Trace, Dallas, GA, 30157

My father is in Aspen Village at Lost Mountain. It’s real nice and he seems to be just fine. It’s very clean and he’s been well taken care of. His room is great. He’s sharing a room, but right now he … (read more)
My father is in Aspen Village at Lost Mountain. It’s real nice and he seems to be just fine. It’s very clean and he’s been well taken care of. His room is great. He’s sharing a room, but right now he … (read more)

2013, 2015

Legacy Ridge at Woodstock

1000 Professional Way, Woodstock, GA, 30188

The apartments at Legacy Ridge at Woodstock were beautiful. Everything about the place, including the dining area, was perfect and clean. The place was excellent. They have activities like puzzles. Ev … (read more)
The apartments at Legacy Ridge at Woodstock were beautiful. Everything about the place, including the dining area, was perfect and clean. The place was excellent. They have activities like puzzles. Ev … (read more)

The Arbor at BridgeMill

700 Freedom Blvd, Canton, GA, 30114

The Arbor at BridgeMill is located in Canton, Georgia, home to the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center and Etowah River Park. Visitors give high marks to the facility for its knowledgea … (read more)
The Arbor at BridgeMill is located in Canton, Georgia, home to the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center and Etowah River Park. Visitors give high marks to the facility for its knowledgea … (read more)

Ridge Manor Residential Memory Care – Canton

735 Ridge Rd, Canton, GA, 30114

My wife is at Ridge Manor Residential Memory Care – Canton. The layout is fine. It’s clean and well taken care of. They’ve got friendly staff. She is comfortable there. The food looked very good to me … (read more)
My wife is at Ridge Manor Residential Memory Care – Canton. The layout is fine. It’s clean and well taken care of. They’ve got friendly staff. She is comfortable there. The food looked very good to me … (read more)

Holly House

1680 Northwoods Drive, Marietta, GA, 30066

Holly House is nestled away in lush Marietta, Georgia, and is known for feeling like home. One of the first impressions visitors have is that the community feels like a family due to its smaller size … (read more)
Holly House is nestled away in lush Marietta, Georgia, and is known for feeling like home. One of the first impressions visitors have is that the community feels like a family due to its smaller size … (read more)

Sunabella of Towne Lake

1835 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA, 30189

Sunabella of Towne Lake was very nice. I especially liked that they had a center courtyard that had plants, and all of the units opened out onto that with a little patio area. I thought that was very … (read more)
Sunabella of Towne Lake was very nice. I especially liked that they had a center courtyard that had plants, and all of the units opened out onto that with a little patio area. I thought that was very … (read more)

2016

Daybreak Village Senior Living

3056 Cherokee Street NW, Kennesaw, GA, 30144

The facility is tucked away off the road and pretty. A real jewel. I liked that it seemed more homey. It is not a large community, I think licensed for 65. Many of the staff have been there a very lo … (read more)
The facility is tucked away off the road and pretty. A real jewel. I liked that it seemed more homey. It is not a large community, I think licensed for 65. Many of the staff have been there a very lo … (read more)

Bright Rose Personal Care Home

1425 Kincaid Road, Marietta, GA, 30066

It was nice visiting. My grandma love it there. Very peaceful place for the elderly
It was nice visiting. My grandma love it there. Very peaceful place for the elderly

Gaines Park Senior Living

1740 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw, GA, 30152

My mother has been a resident of Gaines Park for 3 1/2 years. I had heard good things about GP from reliable sources but visited 3 other assisted living facilities prior to visiting GP. Several things … (read more)
My mother has been a resident of Gaines Park for 3 1/2 years. I had heard good things about GP from reliable sources but visited 3 other assisted living facilities prior to visiting GP. Several things … (read more)

Northstar Place

3250 Quick Water Landing NW, Kennesaw, GA, 30144

Sanctuary at Northstar is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, just down the road from Kennworth Park and a few miles from Cobblestone Golf Course. This facility receives high marks from guests for its quiet … (read more)
Sanctuary at Northstar is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, just down the road from Kennworth Park and a few miles from Cobblestone Golf Course. This facility receives high marks from guests for its quiet … (read more)

Winnwood Retirement Community

100 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA, 30064

I needed a place to stay for the first 10 days after surgery when more care is needed, prior to moving to my children’s home. Every aspect of Winnwood was wonderful. The sunny, spacious room, the att … (read more)
I needed a place to stay for the first 10 days after surgery when more care is needed, prior to moving to my children’s home. Every aspect of Winnwood was wonderful. The sunny, spacious room, the att … (read more)

Greenwood Place

1160 Whitlock Ave Nw, Marietta, GA, 30064

When I went to Greenwood Place, I didn’t have an appointment there, but I was able to speak with someone that I had spoken to prior. She made time for me and that was really nice. They also allowed my … (read more)
When I went to Greenwood Place, I didn’t have an appointment there, but I was able to speak with someone that I had spoken to prior. She made time for me and that was really nice. They also allowed my … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Acworth

Assisted living facilities in Acworth comply with licensing standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Healthcare Facility Regulation. The department enforces regulations related to staffing and staff training, care planning and recreational programming through an initial licensing process and annual scheduled and unannounced visits.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Acworth

  • Overall, the cost of living in Acworth is high compared to state and national averages, which may be a consideration for those with budgetary considerations. This is mainly due to high transportation expenses that seniors may avoid if their assisted living facilities provide complimentary transportation services. Housing and groceries tend to be affordable and may result in competitive assisted living costs. 
  • While property crime is slightly more prevalent in Acworth than in the typical U.S. city, local violent crime rates are very low. Most recent data shows that this type of crime occurs at a rate of about 70 cases per 100,000 residents compared to the state rate of 341 incidents and the national frequency of 379. Compared to nearby cities and other similarly sized communities across the state, Acworth’s violent crime rate is well below the norm.  
  • On a 10-point comfort index, Acworth’s climate rates 7.6, which is a little higher than the national score of 7 and indicates a generally high level of comfort. Humidity levels tend to be high during the summer months when temperatures reach nearly 90 degrees, but the other seasons are very mild with highs reaching 50-80 degrees. 
  • Healthcare is generally affordable in Acworth with costs coming in about 9% below the national average, but with 180 physicians per 100,000 people versus the national rate of 210, waits to see doctors and specialists may be a little long. While there aren’t any hospitals in Acworth proper, two hospitals are within a 10-mile radius, including Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta and Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville.  
  • Acworth seniors don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits, and there’s a large maximum deduction for other types of retirement income, which may allow assisted living residents to put more income toward their care. Georgia doesn’t have estate or inheritance taxes.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Acworth

Assisted living facilities in Acworth charge approximately $3,088 per month for services, making this city a relatively cheap option for care. By comparison, the statewide median assisted living rate is $3,500, and nationally, facilities charge $4,300 per month.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

With assisted living fees coming in at $3,088 per month, Acworth is among the most cost-effective options in Georgia for this type of care. In Augusta, monthly care costs are similarly affordable at $3,090, and in Columbus, seniors pay $3,650 per month. Care costs in Brunswick average $4,124, and Gainesville’s monthly rates are closer to the national median at $4,263. 

$3088

Acworth

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$4263

Gainesville

$3650

Columbus

$4124

Brunswick

$3090

Augusta Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Seniors in Acworth pay $3,088 per month for assisted living, making it one of the cheapest care options in the city. Adult day health care, which features personal care services and recreational activities in a daytime community setting, is typically the most cost-effective option. Although no local cost data is available for this level of care, seniors pay approximately $1,355 per month statewide. Home-based care, including homemaker services and skilled home health aide services, is more expensive than assisted living at $4,099 per month for 44 hours of weekly care. Nursing homes provide the most intensive level of care and have the highest monthly fees of $6,692 for shared accommodations and $6,996 for private rooms.  

$4099

Homemaker Services

$4099

Home Health Aide

$3088

Assisted Living Facility

$6692

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6996

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Acworth was not available, so data for the closest city, Rome, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Acworth

Two key state programs provide Medicaid-eligible seniors help with the cost of care: Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Services Program (CCSP). The former provides assistance with intermediate-level nursing care in an assisted living environment, while the latter provides financial assistance for a lower level of care.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Acworth

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Acworth

Finding the right assisted living facility is easier with the help of experienced professionals who can help navigate the process. The following table features local nonprofit programs and agencies that provide information and referrals, health insurance options counseling and advocacy services for assisted living residents.   

Resource Contact  Service 
Empowerline (404) 463-3333 Empowerline is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Acworth region. It administers GeorgiaCare, the statewide Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program. Through this program, seniors can learn more about their Medicare benefits, Medicaid eligibility and long-term care insurance options. The agency hosts webinars that address common age-related issues, such as money management and living with chronic conditions. It also has information and referral specialists who help seniors access community-based services from over 26,000 local providers.  
North Cobb Senior Center (770) 975-7740 The North Cobb Senior Center is located within Kennworth Park and is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At this center, seniors participate in activities, such as drawing and painting, woodcarving, table tennis and knit & stitch groups. The center also hosts age-friendly fitness classes, including gentle yoga, chair yoga, tai chi and strength training. Registration is required for all activities. 
Marietta Veterans Field Service Office  (770) 528-3254 Veterans in Acworth obtain assistance with accessing local, state and federal benefits through the Veterans Field Service Office in Marietta. At this location, specialists screen veterans for eligibility for pension programs and the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which can help pay for assisted living expenses. 
Capitol Ombudsman Program (404) 627-1057 Assisted living residents obtain advocacy services through the Capitol Ombudsman Program, which is part of Georgia’s Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. This program is staffed with experts who speak on seniors’ behalf in issues related to residents’ rights, quality of care and intake and discharge procedures. The ombudsman can also help seniors identify programs that help cover assisted living costs.  
Cobb Retired Senior Volunteer Program (770) 528-5293 Cobb RSVP provides volunteer opportunities for Acworth residents aged 55 and over. Through this program, seniors obtain one-on-one help with finding placement options that fit their interests and levels of ability. Volunteer opportunities may include making friendly phone calls to housebound area residents, tutoring children and promoting adult literacy. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Acworth

Acworth-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Acworth