16 Assisted Living Facilities near Athens, GA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Athens, GA

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Orchard at Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606
"The staff at the Orchard is attentive to the needs of the residents. They are professional and caring. They keep the family well informed in a very kind manner. We are exceptionally happy with our..." More

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Oaks at Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
1291 Cedar Shoals Drive, Athens, GA 30605
"My mom-in-law is here. We chose this place because of the people and the way the place is set up. It is easy and convenient for her to walk around, and that way she could still keep some..." More

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Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
933 Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601
"Manor Lake is still on lockdown, but I was allowed to come in to help my mom get settled and drop things off for her. They have opened their dining room and she said she likes the food. She also..." More

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606
"Arbor Terrace was lovely, very gracious, and sort of reminded me of a big grand sorority house with older women. The room was like a big fabulous hotel suite. There was a studio with a seating..." More

Silverleaf Memory Care Of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
705 WHITEHEAD ROAD, Athens, GA 30606
"My father is in Silverleaf. It has very good staff. They are very professional and helpful. They seem to be very caring, also. The location is good, and it is convenient to my father's doctor. He..." More

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Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, GA 30612
"We visited Talmage Terrace for my mom. The tour was good, and the staff were very good. The facility was nice, and the rooms were spacious and very nice. I think they had an exercise room. We did..." More

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The Landing of Bogart

Provides: Assisted Living
2881 Monroe Highway, Bldg 300, Bogart, GA 30622
"The Landing of Bogart was great. They were very friendly, very knowledgeable, and very welcoming. The facility was very clean, too. All the rooms pretty much have the same features. They have..." More

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Avery Place

Provides: Assisted Living
124 Avery Street, Winterville, GA 30683
"We will be moving into Avery Place. It felt really homey, and they have caring people. The apartments are clean and well kept. The facility is really nice, I would recommend it to anybody. It..." More

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The Hampton House

Provides: Assisted Living
432 S Fourth Street, Colbert, GA 30628
"An elderly relative stayed at Hampton House while I was traveling out of the country in 2018. I took him to visit initially and we both were impressed with the administrative staff and the..." More

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St Gabriel of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
2040 Resurgence Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"Thrive Assisted Living & Memory Care looked like a very nice facility and the people I talked with were nice. The place was very clean. The staff member who assisted me was very good." More

St Mary's Highland Hills Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1660 Jennings Mill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"Highland Hills seemed good. Everything was really closer together there, and not as spread out. It seemed like the hallways were a little smaller and closed in. I really liked it and don't have..." More

Magnolia Estates of Oconee

Provides: Assisted Living
1641 Virgil Langford Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"My daddy is so happy at Magnolia and very well cared for. Daddy always likes to dress nicely and they make sure he does. He loves the food and the people. I love that you are keeping him busy...." More

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Hollander Senior Living of Monroe

Provides: Assisted Living
171 Hwy 78 NW, Monroe, GA 30655
"My parents are in Hollander Senior Living of Monroe. Everything is great. They like this place better than they did the last one. They like the food. My father likes everything. They have a big..." More

Mulberry Grove Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
343 PRICE STREET, P.O. BOX 587, Statham, GA 30666
"Mulberry Grove was pretty good, we saw a lot more residents because we were there in the middle of the day. They were up and around, and some were walking outside. It was very pretty; they had a..." More

Rainbow Retirement Home

Provides: Assisted Living
109 MEYERS FARM ROAD, Arnoldsville, GA 30619

Serenity Of Jefferson

Provides: Assisted Living
1442 Johnson Mill Road, Jefferson, GA 30549

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Athens

    Athens, Ga., located in Athens-Clarke County, is home to the University of Georgia and bears trademarks of a college town, such an active downtown scene with live musical acts. Seniors may enjoy being a part of this vibrant city culture and benefit from the array of art, music, and enrichment activities in this area.

    There are 4 assisted living facilities within the city limits of Athens meeting the Georgia Department of Community Health criteria for AL facilities with 20 more residing in the surrounding area. These are defined by the state as any facility that cares for 25 people or more and assists seniors with the administration of medication and with essential daily living activities, including bathing, grooming and eating.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Athens

    Located in the Piedmont region of the state, Athens enjoys moderate weather throughout most of the year. Summer highs can reach into the mid-90s with high humidity and winters can bring chilly spells with temperatures dropping into the mid-30s. Thunderstorms can be severe at times year round but snowfall is a rare occurrence. This makes Athens suitable for seniors suffering from arthritis and other joint problems. 

    • Ranked by Country Home magazine as the 112th greenest city in the country, Athens enjoys a fairly low pollution rate. However, when winds are blowing in from the east both ozone and particulate concentrations rise due to the influence of Atlanta being only 70 miles away. This could make living in Athens problematic for seniors with breathing issues
    • Ranked at 94 out of 117 small cities for overall crime, Athens still has a fairly low violent crime rate with burglary being the most common crime committed.
    • Athens provides a wide variety of cultural activities suitable for seniors with an artistic bend ranging from concerts of all types to art exhibits, plays and craft classes. All venues are handicap accessible.
    • The cost of living in Athens, GA is 8.4 percent below the national average making it one of the more affordable areas to live in for seniors and other residents with a limited income.
    • The Athens area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, Emory Heart and Vascular CentreUniversity of Georgia Health Center and 18 other facilities, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Athens

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Georgia

    $4,243.00 Athens
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,995.00 Watkinsville
    $3,750.00 Hoschton
    $2,995.00 Winder
    $2,995.00 Jefferson
    $2,899.00 Monroe
    $2,800.00 Commerce

    Assisted Living costs in Athens start around $4,243 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Athens and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Athens

    Eligible seniors in Athens can apply for funding to help pay for assisted living from two government programsCommunity Care Service Program and Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment.

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

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    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 Athens

    Athens and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Athens, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Athens

    Athens-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Athens

    • Review of Arbor Terrace of Athens

      We visited Arbor Terrace of Athens, and it was very nice. They were friendly, there were just a lot of restrictions due to COVID, but it was nice. It still kind of has an institutional feel to it. ... Read more

      Kerrigan
    • Review of Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

      Manor Lake is still on lockdown, but I was allowed to come in to help my mom get settled and drop things off for her. They have opened their dining room and she said she likes the food. She also so... Read more

      Catherine
    • Review of Arbor Terrace of Athens

      Arbor Terrace was lovely, very gracious, and sort of reminded me of a big grand sorority house with older women. The room was like a big fabulous hotel suite. There was a studio with a seating area... Read more

      Catherine
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