17 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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Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
933 Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601
"If you’re worried about a senior parent, you’ll find relief at Manor Lake Athens. Care at Manor Lake Athens is more than just meals and medications. It includes serving the Body, Mind and Spirit of..." More

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606
"Arbor Terrace of Athens provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. Our assisted living, Hedges neighborhood, and dementia care options allow us to..." 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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Morningside of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
1291 Cedar Shoals Drive, Athens, GA 30605
"My mother was at Morningside from June to August. It was very nice, but my mother was bedridden, and so she needed more care. They have little exercises, devotions, and Bingo. It was an excellent..." More

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Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, GA 30612
"We were devastated when my mom fell a year ago and became wheelchair dependent. Looking at many care facilities, it became clear to us to choose Talmage. It is a very high scale assisted living..." More

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Arbor Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
3736 Atlanta Hwy., Athens, GA 30606
"Facility has changed significantly in the last 1-2 years. Significant turnover in staff, far less caregivers, no laundry person, less nurses, residents less engaged and do not seem happy. My..." More

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The Landing of Bogart

Provides: Assisted Living
2881 Monroe Highway, Bldg 300, Bogart, GA 30622
"Found the entire staff to be very caring and concerned for the welfare of our loved one. Beautiful facility which just opened this year. Very convenient to the Athens area for doctors offices and..." More

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Avery Place

Provides: Assisted Living
124 Avery Street, Winterville, GA 30683
"I love Avery Place. There were obvious attempts to provide a wonderful setting for people to stay. They had some people staying already, and they were about to open another wing. It's clean, and..." 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

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The Hampton House

Provides: Assisted Living
432 S Fourth Street, Colbert, GA 30628
"I was immediately turned off when I went to the Hampton House. The residents were just sitting there, sleeping, and I only saw one aide. They didn't really have any activities. It's an old building..." More

Highland Hills Village PC

Provides: Assisted Living
1660 JENNINGS MILL ROAD, Bogart, GA 30622
"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

    $4,195.00 Bogart
    $4,168.00 Athens
    $4,150.00 Winder
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,995.00 Watkinsville
    $3,295.00 Jefferson
    $2,800.00 Commerce
    $2,599.00 Monroe

    Assisted Living costs in Athens start around $4,168 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 Orchard at Athens

      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 ... Read more

      Ann Lee
    • Review of Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens

      We were devastated when my mom fell a year ago and became wheelchair dependent. Looking at many care facilities, it became clear to us to choose Talmage. It is a very high scale assisted living e... Read more

    • Review of Orchard at Athens

      We cannot say enough about the staff at Orchard. They honestly treat you like family and care about all of the residence. Taryn, Kailey, Rusty, Sarah, Mary and the rest of the staff go over and abo... Read more

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