24 Assisted Living Facilities near Augusta, GA
There are 24 Assisted Living Facilities in the Augusta area, with 18 in Augusta and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Augusta is $2,780 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 86 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Augusta. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Augusta 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include North Augusta with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Augusta, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Augusta
Located in picturesque Augusta-Richmond County, the city of Augusta is Georgia’s second-largest and features a population of seniors aged 65 and older that constitute slightly more than 12 percent of the general population. Augusta’s assisted living facilities (ALFs) are regulated by Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR), a division of the Georgia Department of Community Health. Augusta is home to 17 assisted living facilities with an additional 13 located in close proximity to the city. Augusta’s facilities offer seniors assistance with routine daily activities — as do all ALFs in Georgia.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Augusta
Augusta, Georgia 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.
- The cost of living in Augusta, GA, is 13 percent lower than the national average and also 6 percent lower than the state’s national average. This lower cost of living is highly appealing for seniors, particularly those living on fixed incomes.
- The Augusta area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Augusta University Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Augusta Public Transit features public bus transportation throughout the county. Seniors aged 65 and older ride for discounted fares. Augusta Public Transit also offers ADA Paratransit Services.
- Augusta has services, community centers, events and special programs that were designed and created with seniors in mind, such as the Henry H. Brigham Senior Services Center.
- Augusta has a high rate of crime, with reports of an estimated 5,874 crimes per 100,000 people. This is nearly double the national average of 2,837 and well above the state’s average rate of 3,402.
Paying for Assisted Living in Augusta
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Augusta start around $2,780 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 Augusta 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 Augusta
In Augusta, as in other areas of the state, eligible seniors can obtain assistance to pay for assisted living from Medicaid. Medicaid offers two types of waivers that include CCSP and Source. Georgia also features assisted living housing for low-income seniors and provides services for seniors who qualify.
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 Augusta
Augusta 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 Augusta, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Augusta
Review of Benton House of Augusta
We have been very happy with Benton House. The staff has been amazing! Read more
Review of Augusta Gardens
That staff here has been so helpful for the difficult transition of moving my grandmother. I live 4 hours away and I have been well informed and put at ease that my grandmother will be well cared f... Read more
Review of Augusta Gardens
Recently, we moved my aunt into memory care at the facility. From the moment she came into the facility, to the times that I get to visit, the atmosphere is extremely welcoming. The staff is friend... Read more