Augusta is Georgia’s oldest and second-largest city, located along the banks of the Savannah River. It’s also a consolidated city-county on the Georgia, South Carolina border. This city is also home to an estimated  198,000 people, including a senior population that numbers 13.5% of that total. Seniors will find the city’s humid subtropical climate very attractive, as it includes hot summers and short, mild winters.

Assisted living communities can assist seniors who need help with the activities of daily living, such as grooming and housekeeping services. These older adults can no longer live in their own homes but don’t require the constant medical care that nursing homes provide. The average cost of assisted living care in the Augusta area is $3,090 monthly, several hundred dollars lower than the state average.

This is a guide to assisted living in the Augusta area. It covers monthly care costs, benefits and drawbacks to residing in the city and free resources available to Augusta’s seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Augusta, GA

Augusta Gardens

3725 Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA, 30909

Unfortunately when we got to Augusta Gardens, there wasn’t anybody there to actually give us a tour. It was a Saturday, and I believe the lady that’s supposed to do the tours was on vacation. One of t … (read more)
Unfortunately when we got to Augusta Gardens, there wasn’t anybody there to actually give us a tour. It was a Saturday, and I believe the lady that’s supposed to do the tours was on vacation. One of t … (read more)

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Brookdale Augusta

326 Boy Scout Road, Augusta, GA, 30909

Located in the city of Augusta, Georgia, Brookdale Augusta offers assisted living residences and services to seniors. "Homey" and "clean" are two words residents and their loved ones use to describe t … (read more)
Located in the city of Augusta, Georgia, Brookdale Augusta offers assisted living residences and services to seniors. "Homey" and "clean" are two words residents and their loved ones use to describe t … (read more)

At Ease Personal Care Home

2548 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA, 30904


Benton House of Augusta

204 Frazier Ct, Augusta, GA, 30909

Benton House is situated in Augusta, Georgia near Interstate Parkway and a variety of restaurants and shops. Visitors are often impressed with the facilities, which include high-end materials such as … (read more)
Benton House is situated in Augusta, Georgia near Interstate Parkway and a variety of restaurants and shops. Visitors are often impressed with the facilities, which include high-end materials such as … (read more)

Agape Living

1840 Phinizy Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906

Agape Living is a bright, clean and cheery assisted living facility nestled in Augusta, Georgia, close to Phinizy Road. Relatives express gratitude to the efficient and competent manager for … (read more)
Agape Living is a bright, clean and cheery assisted living facility nestled in Augusta, Georgia, close to Phinizy Road. Relatives express gratitude to the efficient and competent manager for … (read more)

Plaza Personal Care Center

724 greene street, Augusta, GA, 30901


Augusta Villas I and II

2237 LEE STREET, Augusta, GA, 30904

Augusta Villas I and II is a senior living provider in Augusta, Georgia near three hospitals and medical centers. This community offers scheduled meals and bedrooms that share a patio, which allo … (read more)
Augusta Villas I and II is a senior living provider in Augusta, Georgia near three hospitals and medical centers. This community offers scheduled meals and bedrooms that share a patio, which allo … (read more)

Kentwood Nursing Facility

1227 WEST WHEELER PKWY, Augusta, GA, 30909

Kentwood Nursing Facility is conveniently located between two highways in Augusta, Georgia. It features private rooms, each with a refrigerator, bathtub and shower. Families have peace of mind knowing … (read more)
Kentwood Nursing Facility is conveniently located between two highways in Augusta, Georgia. It features private rooms, each with a refrigerator, bathtub and shower. Families have peace of mind knowing … (read more)

Stevens Park Health & Rehabilitation

820 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta, GA, 30907

For seniors who require a short-term rehab stay or long-term care, Stevens Park Health & Rehabilitation is located in Augusta, Georgia, not far from the banks of the Savannah River. Families note … (read more)
For seniors who require a short-term rehab stay or long-term care, Stevens Park Health & Rehabilitation is located in Augusta, Georgia, not far from the banks of the Savannah River. Families note … (read more)

First Love Personal Care Home #2

2734 Milledgeville Road, Augusta, GA, 30904

First Love Personal Care Home #2 is located in the southwestern area of Augusta, Ga., near shops, dining and major thoroughfares including the road to the nearby city of Milledgeville. Residents and v … (read more)
First Love Personal Care Home #2 is located in the southwestern area of Augusta, Ga., near shops, dining and major thoroughfares including the road to the nearby city of Milledgeville. Residents and v … (read more)

Lynndale Group Homes

3294 Skinner Mill Road, Augusta, GA, 30909



Tapley’s Personal Care Home 2

339 Marshall Street, Augusta, GA, 30907


Angel’S Care Personal Care Home

2620 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906


Safe Haven Personal Care

1245 Augusta Avenue, Augusta, GA, 30901

Safe Haven Personal Care is an assisted living facility located right by University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, close to dining, shopping and entertainment. Housing options for seniors include one-b … (read more)
Safe Haven Personal Care is an assisted living facility located right by University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, close to dining, shopping and entertainment. Housing options for seniors include one-b … (read more)

Golden Life Christian Centers

2330 Ruby Drive, Augusta, GA, 30906


Jones Personal Care Home

1618 Cider Lane, Augusta, GA, 30906


Loving Life Personal Care Home

2104 Sanders Road, Augusta, GA, 30906



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Claiborne at West Lake

557 Furys Ferry Rd, Martinez, GA, 30907

The Claiborne at West Lake is real nice. They have people and caregivers there all the time. My friend is having a good experience there. She has her bedroom, which is real nice, and the bathroom righ … (read more)
The Claiborne at West Lake is real nice. They have people and caregivers there all the time. My friend is having a good experience there. She has her bedroom, which is real nice, and the bathroom righ … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Augusta

Augusta’s assisted living communities are regulated by Georgia’s Department of Community Health. This department is tasked with licensing assisted living facilities throughout the state and ensuring that state rules and regulations are complied with.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Augusta

  • The cost of living in Augusta and Augusta-Richmond County will cost seniors 19.3% less than in other parts of the country.
  • Augusta experiences warm summers, mild winters and ideal mean temperatures year-round. It also has high levels of rainfall, with 45 inches of rain compared to the U.S. average of 38 inches per year. The city additionally has 222 sunny days per year compared to the national median of 205 days.
  • Although national commute times have been increasing annually, the average Augusta commute time is 20.2 minutes compared with the national figure of 26.4 minutes per day, most likely due to the city being smaller.
  • The median home appreciation rate in Augusta over the last decade has been -0.3%. State taxes are slightly higher than the U.S. average, but the city experiences lower than average property and sales tax rates
  • Augusta is well supplied with health care services and has 7 hospitals in and around the city center, including Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Trinity Hospital of Augusta. Seniors will also never have to travel far to receive their medications, as there are 312 pharmacies within close proximity of the city.
  • Active seniors can benefit from the city’s 30 golf courses, including the Eighteen Course at Augusta National Golf Club. Its 36 parks in and around the city center also offer many opportunities for older adults to relax in a natural setting.

Paying for Assisted Living in Augusta

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living care in Augusta costs an average of $3,090 monthly. Georgia’s median is $3,500 per month, while the national average is several hundred dollars higher at $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At an assisted living care cost of $3,090, Augusta is one of the most affordable cities in Georgia for assisted living. It’s $1,210 lower than the U.S. median and is $410 lower than the statewide average. The state capital, Atlanta, averages almost $1,000 more than Augusta’s. In the state’s center, Macon has Georgia’s lowest assisted living care cost of $2,730 per month. On Georgia’s border with Alabama, Columbus has a cost of $150 higher than the statewide average. At the southeastern end of the state, Savannah shares the same assisted living cost with Georgia of $3,500 per month.

$3090

Augusta

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$4000

Atlanta

$2730

Macon

$3650

Columbus

$3500

Savannah

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Older adults in the Augusta area have the availability of many additional care options. The most inexpensive of all the care types is adult day health care at $1,490 per month. Seniors who make use of this kind of care require weekday-only assistance. Homemaker and home health aide worker services are for seniors who can receive care at home, and both cost $4,195 per month. Nursing home care is considerably higher in price, with older adults paying $6,509 for a semiprivate room and $6,935 for a private room.

$4195

Homemaker Services

$4195

Home Health Aide

$1490

Adult Day Health Care

$3090

Assisted Living Facility

$6509

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6935

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Augusta

Eligible seniors can apply for financial assistance with assisted living in Augusta through two state-operated programs: Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Service Program (CCSP). Both of these are Medicaid waiver programs and subject to availability.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Augusta

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 Augusta

There are several free resources available to seniors in assisted living communities in Augusta. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer various programs and services that include legal assistance, elder abuse prevention, assistance with Medicare and opportunities to socialize.

ResourceContactDescription
Senior Citizens Council(706) 868-0120The Senior Citizens Council offers volunteer opportunities and a possible stipend to seniors who tutor children or assist frail adults. It also provides a safe place for seniors to socialize, participate in educational classes and remain active. The council provides various programs, including advocacy programs, counseling, prevention of elder abuse, business affairs management and a notary on wheels.
CSRA Area Agency on Aging(404) 657-5258This agency supports older individuals and their families through programs and services that promote health and disease prevention, nutritional education, fitness classes and senior recreation. It also protects the rights of older adults through its long-term care ombudsman services, elder advocacy, legal assistance and adult protective services programs. Seniors are provided with legal representation and information on civil legal matters, while its elderly and disabled waiver assists older adults in leading a safe existence.
Georgia Legal Services Program(404) 206-5175 The Georgia Legal Services Program offers free legal services to all of Georgia’s residents that reside outside of Atlanta. It ensures that all residents have access to quality legal services and offers representation in the legal areas of housing and access to public benefits.
Georgia Department on Aging and Elder Services(866) 552-4464The Georgia Department on Aging and Elder Services offers assistance with senior benefit programs, social security and Medicare. It also helps seniors apply for eligibility for low-income senior programs such as home and community services, transportation, prescription drugs, healthy aging programs, support groups and senior activities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Augusta

Augusta-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 Augusta