Once a railroad town connecting Charlotte and Atlanta, the city of Buford is now a bustling suburb with arts and culture destinations, good public transportation and quality healthcare options. It’s for these reasons and more why 1,900 adults aged 65 and older call this city home.

Some older adults in Buford who have difficulty performing activities of daily living choose to move into assisted living facilities. These communities offer room and board for seniors and are staffed by professional caregivers who support the everyday needs of residents. Their duties include everything from light housekeeping to medication reminders. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey for 2020, the average cost for assisted living in Buford is $4,263 per month.

This guide gives seniors and their families a more detailed picture of assisted living in Buford. Cost comparisons are offered for different cities and types of care, and links to numerous free or low-cost resources that improve lives for seniors are provided.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Buford, GA

Charter Senior Living of Buford

4450 Old Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA, 30518

We chose Charter Senior Living of Buford for my dad because of its location. We also targeted that area because we needed speech therapy. As it turns out, the company they have a contract with did not … (read more)
We chose Charter Senior Living of Buford for my dad because of its location. We also targeted that area because we needed speech therapy. As it turns out, the company they have a contract with did not … (read more)

2016

The Retreat at Buford

3177 Gravel Springs Rd., Buford, GA, 30519

We went to the The Retreat at Buford and we like them, but we’re going to go with another place. The tour was good. It was pretty quick, and it was just barebones. It was just showing the different ro … (read more)
We went to the The Retreat at Buford and we like them, but we’re going to go with another place. The tour was good. It was pretty quick, and it was just barebones. It was just showing the different ro … (read more)

Manor Lake Hamilton Mill

2911 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA, 30519


Generous Care Giving

2769 Kilgore Road, Buford, GA, 30519

I’m happy with Generous Care Giving. They’re wonderful people who take excellent care of my mother. It’s very comfortable and very relaxed. All the ladies there have some form of dementia or Alzheimer … (read more)
I’m happy with Generous Care Giving. They’re wonderful people who take excellent care of my mother. It’s very comfortable and very relaxed. All the ladies there have some form of dementia or Alzheimer … (read more)

Wickshire South Lee Buford

4355 South Lee St, A1-H4, Buford, GA, 30518

I toured Wickshire Senior Living and they seemed to have a lot of staff and they’re very accommodating. It looked very nice. They were remodeling the whole place. They have a lovely outside area. We’r … (read more)
I toured Wickshire Senior Living and they seemed to have a lot of staff and they’re very accommodating. It looked very nice. They were remodeling the whole place. They have a lovely outside area. We’r … (read more)

Slice of LIfe

2940 Hosch Valley Road, Buford, GA, 30519


2019, 2021, 2022

Parc at Duluth

3315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Duluth, GA, 30096

Parc at Duluth is located near Abbotts Bridge Recreation Area and the Chattahoochee River in Norcross, Georgia. Visitors comment on the beauty and cleanliness of the accommodations, which range in siz … (read more)
Parc at Duluth is located near Abbotts Bridge Recreation Area and the Chattahoochee River in Norcross, Georgia. Visitors comment on the beauty and cleanliness of the accommodations, which range in siz … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Johns Creek

11405 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA, 30097

Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Sunrise of Johns Creek is located in Johns Creek, Georgia, close to the Mall of Georgia, Johns Creek Town Center and Peachtree Golf Course. Residents’ family mem … (read more)
Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Sunrise of Johns Creek is located in Johns Creek, Georgia, close to the Mall of Georgia, Johns Creek Town Center and Peachtree Golf Course. Residents’ family mem … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Lawrenceville

1000 River Centre Pl, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Brookdale Lawrenceville is located in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Rhodes Jordan Park, Rabbit Hill Park and Interstate 85. Visitors praise the nice, clean facility and its very k … (read more)
Brookdale Lawrenceville is located in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Rhodes Jordan Park, Rabbit Hill Park and Interstate 85. Visitors praise the nice, clean facility and its very k … (read more)

Lanier Place

440 Tribble Gap, Cumming, GA, 30040

I found a place for my dad, and it’s called Lanier Place. The staff is incredible. If I could give them 10 stars, I would give them 10 stars. They’re that good. They just make you feel like your famil … (read more)
I found a place for my dad, and it’s called Lanier Place. The staff is incredible. If I could give them 10 stars, I would give them 10 stars. They’re that good. They just make you feel like your famil … (read more)

Legacy Personal Care Home

174 McConnell Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045

Legacy Personal Care Home was small, intimate, and had a very low number of people. There are only six rooms and they have 24/7 CNA care plus the owner worked as a nurse before and she’s there every d … (read more)
Legacy Personal Care Home was small, intimate, and had a very low number of people. There are only six rooms and they have 24/7 CNA care plus the owner worked as a nurse before and she’s there every d … (read more)

Belmont Village Johns Creek

4315 Johns Creek Parkway, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Belmont Village Johns Creek is in Suwanee, Georgia, near Georgia Highway 141, Johns Creek Town Center shopping mall and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Visitors comment on the peaceful and pleasant atmosp … (read more)
Belmont Village Johns Creek is in Suwanee, Georgia, near Georgia Highway 141, Johns Creek Town Center shopping mall and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Visitors comment on the peaceful and pleasant atmosp … (read more)

Hamilton Mill Senior Care

3550 Hog Mountain Road, Dacula, GA, 30019

Hamilton Mill Senior Care has 16 years of experience. The man who is running it was caring, informative, and compassionate. He is there all the time, and so my dad would feel safer with that. He was v … (read more)
Hamilton Mill Senior Care has 16 years of experience. The man who is running it was caring, informative, and compassionate. He is there all the time, and so my dad would feel safer with that. He was v … (read more)

Towne Club Windermere

3950 Towne Club Parkway, Cumming, GA, 30041

I would give Towne Club Windermere a five all the way around. That was my favorite place, but it is set up more like an apartment building. It’s a tower and you had to get on an elevator, and Mom wasn … (read more)
I would give Towne Club Windermere a five all the way around. That was my favorite place, but it is set up more like an apartment building. It’s a tower and you had to get on an elevator, and Mom wasn … (read more)

Tender Personal Care Home II

339 Russell Rd, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Located in the town of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Tender Personal Care Home II gives residents easy access to Southern eateries, entertainment venues and historical sites. Visitors consistently applaud t … (read more)
Located in the town of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Tender Personal Care Home II gives residents easy access to Southern eateries, entertainment venues and historical sites. Visitors consistently applaud t … (read more)

Antebellum James Burgess

1520 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Our Mom was in Antebellum James Burgess and her apartment was very nice and the people nicer. They treated her with respect and dignity. And they were extremely loving to her. We highly recommend i … (read more)
Our Mom was in Antebellum James Burgess and her apartment was very nice and the people nicer. They treated her with respect and dignity. And they were extremely loving to her. We highly recommend i … (read more)

Heartis Suwanee

4055 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Heartis Suwanee was more like a condominium feel where you get in an elevator. It was brand new, and the rooms were nice and clean. It’s right across from the Suwanee Town Center, so it’s a good locat … (read more)
Heartis Suwanee was more like a condominium feel where you get in an elevator. It was brand new, and the rooms were nice and clean. It’s right across from the Suwanee Town Center, so it’s a good locat … (read more)

Wisdom Well Living

5798 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA, 30518

My mother lives at Wisdom Well Living. Finally I have peace of mind knowing that she is taken care of. They spend quality time with each resident and since it is a small facility that makes it possibl … (read more)
My mother lives at Wisdom Well Living. Finally I have peace of mind knowing that she is taken care of. They spend quality time with each resident and since it is a small facility that makes it possibl … (read more)

Anna’s Private Home Care

730 Tab Roberts Road Northwest, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Anna’s Private Home Care is situated east of Interstate 85 in a residential community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a short drive from the St. Marlo Country Club, Mill Creek Nature Center and several d … (read more)
Anna’s Private Home Care is situated east of Interstate 85 in a residential community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a short drive from the St. Marlo Country Club, Mill Creek Nature Center and several d … (read more)

Watermark Senior Living I

5755 Conner Rd, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542

We are very pleased with Watermark Personal care home in Flowery Branch where our stepmom resides, especially since they acquired this facility this year. The owners are caring and communicate well wi … (read more)
We are very pleased with Watermark Personal care home in Flowery Branch where our stepmom resides, especially since they acquired this facility this year. The owners are caring and communicate well wi … (read more)

Healthcare Facility Regulation OfficeWhat to Consider About Assisted Living in Buford

Assisted living communities in Georgia are licensed and regulated by the Healthcare Facility Regulation office within the Georgia Department of Community Health. The official requirements for facilities are located in Chapter 111-8-63 of the health department’s rules.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Buford

  • While the overall cost of living in Buford is 1.1% higher than the national average, there are some financial advantages to living in the area for seniors. Average healthcare costs are 8.4% lower than the U.S. average. Property and sales taxes are also lower than the national average. 
  • Many seniors in assisted living find the warm summers and mild winters of Buford very comfortable. While the area averages 54 inches of rainfall per year, 16 inches higher than the national average, it also has an above-average rate of sunny days, 215 per year. This is a great environment for walking or participating in outdoor recreation.
  • Gwinett County, where Buford is located, received good scores for both ozone and particle pollution from the American Lung Association. Seniors who enjoy walking outside their assisted living community or in local parks can breathe easy knowing the air is clean. 
  • While there are no hospitals within the city limits of Buford, there are five hospitals within 20 miles. One of them is Northside Hospital Forsyth, considered high-performing in eight procedures according to U.S. News. 
  • Buford is home to The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, a museum that educates and entertains the public by showcasing the region’s history, including its Native American Heritage. Buford also has a community center with indoor and outdoor theaters where live performances take place throughout the year. These destinations can enhance life for seniors in local assisted living communities.

Paying for Assisted Living in Buford

According to the Genworth Finacial 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Buford costs an average of $4,263 per month. This cost is similar to the national average of $4,300 but higher than the Georgia state average of $3,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Atlanta, the state’s capital and largest city, comes close to Buford’s cost but is still less expensive at $4,000 per month. The college town of Athens is much cheaper than Buford at $3,366, and the city of Dalton has an average cost of just $3,588. The least expensive city is Rome, with an estimated cost of $3,088 per month. 

$4263

Buford

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$4000

Atlanta

$3366

Athens

$3588

Dalton

$3088

Rome

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living in Buford is neither the least or most expensive type of senior care. Some families save money by using adult day care services. While there is currently no pricing data for this type of care in Buford, the Georgia average is $1,355. Homemaker services and home health aides both cost an average of $4,385 per month. Due to the high level of care, nursing homes cost the most at $6,388 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room.

$4385

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$4263

Assisted Living Facility

$6388

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Buford was not available, so data for the closest city, Gainesville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Buford

Seniors living in the Buford area can apply for funding from one of two Medicare Programs: to help cover various expenses: Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Service Program (CCSP). However, these are only available to qualifying individuals, and they must need certain levels of care.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Georgia

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 Buford

Local, state and federal governments provide many resources for seniors in Buford who are either in assisted living communities or are looking to transition to one. These resources can help families obtain benefits, find recreational programs or report incidents of abuse.

Resource 


Contact


Service


Buford Senior Center


(678) 225-5367


The Buford Senior Center aims to enhance the lives of older adults in the community through art classes, recreational activities, crafting courses, fitness activities and excursions. To participate in activities, seniors must sign up for a membership. The only requirements are to be 60 or over and a resident of Gwinnett County. Transportation between the Buford Senior Center and local assisted living communities is available. 


Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division


(404) 463-3333


Buford seniors looking for assisted living or already in a community can contact their local area agency on aging for the Atlanta area to connect with a variety of helpful services. The agency operates Empowerline, an online resource with a wealth of information about local businesses and nonprofits. They also offer care coordination services, legal assistance, transportation and caregiver support.


Long-Term Care Ombudsman


(706) 549-4850


The LTCO advocates for the rights of residents in assisted living communities by addressing complaints, providing educational opportunities and monitoring facilities. For seniors or families having trouble finding a community, the ombudsman can coordinate living arrangements in a personal care home that meets their specific needs. The Ombudsman program that serves seniors in Buford is part of the Athens Community Council on Aging. 


Lawrenceville Vet Center


(678) 442-3082


The Vet Center in Lawrenceville can help Buford vets, as well as their surviving spouses and dependents, access benefits that can pay for assisted living. Seniors unable to afford assisted living on their regular pension may be eligible for additional Aid & Attendance benefits. To qualify, applicants must be 65 or older, meet certain income requirements and require assistance with daily activities. The Lawrenceville Vet Center is located just 12 miles from Buford.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Buford

Buford-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 Georgia