The birthplace of Coca-Cola and home to CNN, Atlanta is Georgia’s largest city, with a population nudging toward half a million. The 65 and older age group makes up around 11.5%. In 2014, Atlanta joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network, pledging to develop senior-friendly policies that create a safer environment with more opportunities for older residents. The city also boasts great shopping malls, particularly in Buckhead, as well as restaurants serving local and international cuisine and world-class museums.
Seniors in Atlanta are well-served by the city’s assisted living facilities. They provide high levels of care for people who need assistance with everyday tasks, such as personal grooming, in addition to clean and comfortable living spaces and opportunities to socialize with other residents. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the typical fee in Atlanta is $3,845 per month, which is more than the state average but significantly below normal for the country, which has a median of $4,500.
This guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Atlanta and the expected costs for different types of senior care in the city. It also includes some useful resources for seniors considering assisted living.