75 Assisted Living Facilities near Atlanta, GA
To help seniors in Atlanta find the assisted living community that’s right for their family, we’ve researched and compiled in-depth information about the cost of care, how to pay for care, and important local laws and regulations involving senior care and assisted living.
With an average cost of $3,243 in Atlanta, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 209 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 36 facilities in Atlanta.
36 Assisted Living Facilities in Atlanta, GA
39 Assisted Living Facilities near Atlanta, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, also known as Hotlanta, ATL and the Big Peach, has many qualities that make it an appealing city for seniors, including a warm climate, parks, walking trails and museums. In fact, 41,339 seniors already call the city home. Seniors who may benefit from assisted living facility care have three dozen in Atlanta from which to choose. In Atlanta, as is the case in all of Georgia, assisted living facilities are licensed by the Georgia Department of Community Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Atlanta
- Atlanta is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- Georgia does not tax Social Security benefits which might be of interest to low-income seniors considering relocating to Atlanta.
- The cost of living in Atlanta is 115.4, more than 15 points higher than the national average of 100. Seniors with restrictive budgets might want to keep this higher cost of living in mind when relocating to the city.
- Atlanta has very poor air quality, ranking only 32 on a scale where 100 represents the areas with the cleanest air, 26 points lower than the national average of 58. Seniors with respiratory conditions like asthma or COPD might want to consider smaller towns and cities in Georgia.
Crime rates in Atlanta are much higher than the national average. The city has a violent crime of 55.3, and a property crime rate of 75.4, both more than double the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. The property crime rate is 71.7, which is nearly double the national average of 38.1. Although seniors in assisted living facilities are protected by alarm systems and cameras, concerned families might want to consider looking for facilities elsewhere in Georgia.
- Atlanta has hot summers with temperatures soaring to 89 degrees. Seniors with sensitivities to heat or sunshine should consider the climate before choosing to reside in assisted living in Atlanta.
Paying for Assisted Living in Atlanta
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Georgia
Assisted Living costs in Atlanta start around $3,259 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta
Seniors in assisted living in Atlanta may be eligible for funding assistance under several government programs: Community Care Service Program, the SOURCE program, and federal Supplemental Security Income.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
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 Atlanta
Atlanta 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 Atlanta, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Atlanta
Atlanta-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.
Other Options in Atlanta, GA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Atlanta
Review of Sunrise at Buckhead
Sunrise at Buckhead is not perfect, but it's pretty close to it. It's very nice. Everybody in the family loves it, and my father absolutely loves it. His studio is small, but it's perfect for him. ... Read more
Review of Orchard at Brookhaven
I visited the facility and found the staff to be very friendly and professional. Read more
Review of The Social at Vinings
Brookdale Vinings was a nice assisted living, and our visit was very pleasant and very informative. The one-room apartment had a bed, shower and a little kitchen. They had a list of activities, and... Read more