Situated near the Little Tallapoosa River, about 45 miles southwest of Atlanta, Carrollton is the seat of Carroll County and a health care, economic and educational center. Carrollton is home to nearly 27,300 residents, including a thriving senior population of more than 2,800 people aged 65 and older. It’s no wonder that so many seniors call this city home, with its small-town feel, rich arts scene, wealth of locally-owned restaurants and shops, calendar full of lively events and variety of outdoor amenities, including the John Tanner State Park, just west of town.

Seniors looking for a residential setting that provides personalized supportive care without hampering their independence often find what they seek in assisted living facilities. At $4,000 per month, the average cost of assisted living in Carrollton is higher than the state average but lower than the national median.

This guide provides an overview of assisted living costs in Carrollton and compares those rates with the costs of other types of senior care, as well as the fees charged in other Georgia cities. It also offers a rundown of the drawbacks and benefits of retiring in Carrollton and a list of free local resources that serve seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Carrollton, GA

2015

Brookdale Carrollton

530 Northside Drive, Carrollton, GA, 30117

Brookdale Carrollton was very clean. There were no bad smells. The grounds were very neat and they had a library, which I thought was a bonus. We were shown the dining room and we were offered to come … (read more)
Brookdale Carrollton was very clean. There were no bad smells. The grounds were very neat and they had a library, which I thought was a bonus. We were shown the dining room and we were offered to come … (read more)

Laurel Glen at Carrollton Assisted Living

150 Cottage Lane, Carrollton, GA, 30117

Laurel Glen at Carrollton Assisted Living was very clean. The dining room was light and airy. The rooms were nicely sized and the residents that we saw appeared to be pleasant. Nobody looked unhappy t … (read more)
Laurel Glen at Carrollton Assisted Living was very clean. The dining room was light and airy. The rooms were nicely sized and the residents that we saw appeared to be pleasant. Nobody looked unhappy t … (read more)

The Stewart House Retirement Living

102 SOUTH STREET, Carrollton, GA, 30117

My mother has been at the Steward House since Thanksgiving this year. She and our family have been extremely pleased with her accommodations and lifestyle. She is 94 and doesn’t participate in many … (read more)
My mother has been at the Steward House since Thanksgiving this year. She and our family have been extremely pleased with her accommodations and lifestyle. She is 94 and doesn’t participate in many … (read more)

The Hudson House, LLC

443 Bagwell Road, Carrollton, GA, 30117

The Hudson House, LLC is a good place. My mom’s room is clean and well maintained. The staff is very caring and very attentive. We’ve chosen this place for her because from the get go, they seemed ver … (read more)
The Hudson House, LLC is a good place. My mom’s room is clean and well maintained. The staff is very caring and very attentive. We’ve chosen this place for her because from the get go, they seemed ver … (read more)

Carrollton Manor, Incorporated

2455 Oak Grove Church Road, Carrollton, GA, 30117

We have selected Carrollton Manor for my uncle. They have two different sections. There’s a nursing home side and assisted living side. My uncle is actually on the assisted living side, which is calle … (read more)
We have selected Carrollton Manor for my uncle. They have two different sections. There’s a nursing home side and assisted living side. My uncle is actually on the assisted living side, which is calle … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Carrollton

Assisted living facilities in Carrollton are overseen by the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Facility Regulation. HFR is Georgia’s survey agency and is responsible for monitoring, investigating complaints, inspecting and licensing assisted living facilities, nursing homes and personal care homes throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Carrollton

  • The cost of living in Carrollton is 8% lower than the national average and about 1% lower than the state median. Although health care costs are higher in Carrollton, retirees benefit from lower grocery costs, and housing costs are nearly 37% less than the national median and over 17% less than the state average.
  • Seniors in Carrollton benefit from the state’s tax-friendliness towards retirees. Social Security income and Railroad Retirement benefits are tax-exempt in Georgia, as are most other types of retirement income up to $65,000 for singles or $130,000 for couples, including annuities, dividends and pensions, among others.
  • Georgia’s sales tax rate is 4%, and the average combined state and local sales tax rate is 7.33%, which is relatively average. However, Carroll County’s sales tax rate is 3% and Carrollton doesn’t charge local taxes, which offers a combined total of 7%,  saving seniors even more on sales taxes. Groceries aren’t taxed at the state level and prescription drugs are completely tax-exempt.
  • Carrollton gets an average of 52 inches of annual rainfall, which is much higher than the national average of 38 inches. However, it only receives about an inch of snow each year, compared to 28 inches nationwide. Overall, the city gets some type of precipitation about 107 days per year, but it also enjoys 218 sunny days annually.
  • Carrollton residents benefit from having a local hospital. Tanner Medical Center-Carrollton is a general medical and surgical facility with a medical-surgical ICU and an on-site emergency department.
  • Seniors in Carrollton have access to the DHS Coordinated Transportation program, which provides transportation to older adults throughout Carroll County. Eligible seniors can request transportation services to and from medical facilities, senior centers, recreational activities and shopping excursions, as well as to safe locations during natural disasters or other emergencies.

Paying for Assisted Living in Carrollton

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Carrollton is $4,000 per month. While this is $500 higher than the statewide average, it’s still $300 lower than the national median.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although the average cost of assisted living in Carrollton is higher than the state average, it’s less than other cities in Georgia. Seniors in Carrollton pay $263 less per month than their counterparts in Gainesville, and assisted living in Brunswick costs $124 more per month. However, average monthly assisted living costs in Columbus and Dalton are $350 and $412 lower than in Carrollton, respectively.

$4000

Carrollton

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$4263

Gainesville

$4124

Brunswick

$3650

Columbus

$3588

Dalton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors may also want to explore alternative senior care options in Carrollton. For those needing limited assistance, adult day health care is the lowest cost option at an average of $1,300 per month. Seniors who want to receive care without leaving their homes may opt for homemaker services at an average cost of $4,147 per month or home health aides, which cost approximately $4,195 per month. Nursing home facilities offer the most extensive care and the highest costs. The average monthly cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home is $6,950, and private rooms cost about $7,559 per month. 

$4147

Homemaker Services

$4195

Home Health Aide

$1300

Adult Day Health Care

$4000

Assisted Living Facility

$6950

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7559

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Carrollton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Carrollton

Seniors living in the Carrollton 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 Carrollton

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 Carrollton

Seniors in Carrollton have a variety of resources for assistance whether they live in assisted living or other senior care settings. These resources provide services and programs specifically for older residents throughout the county, and most are free of charge.

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Contact 


Services


Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging


(678) 552-2838 or (866) 854-5652


TRAAA services Carroll County by providing programs and services to promote the independence and well-being of older adults and those with disabilities. Services include meals, transportation, supportive services, caregiver support and senior centers, among others. It also acts as the Aging and Disability Resource Connection to link seniors to community resources through information and referral services.


Carrollton Senior Center


(770) 832-0189


The Carrollton Senior Center encourages seniors aged 55 and older to socialize and participate in various programs. Games, exercise classes, arts and crafts, dancing, day trips and holiday parties are just a few of the regularly scheduled activities. Transportation can be arranged to and from the Center for members who don’t drive. There’s a small annual fee to become a member of the Center, but it covers all programs unless otherwise noted. Nutritious meals are served for lunch on weekdays.


Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program, Tools for Life


(404) 894-8000


Tools for Life is a statewide Assistive Technology Act Program that provides access to and help with getting assistive technology devices and services for anyone living in Georgia with any type of disability who would benefit from one of these devices. This program works in conjunction with the Three Rivers AAA to provide assistive devices to seniors in Carrollton and throughout Carroll County. Activities include AT assessments, funding, education, lending libraries and training for groups or individuals. It also operates an AT and durable medical equipment reuse program.


Communities Aligned for Deeply Rooted Elderhood


(678) 378-2934


CADRE administers the West Ombudsman Program for the State LTC Ombudsman Office, which serves 18 counties including Carroll County. The LTC Ombudsman advocates for residents of long-term senior care facilities, including assisted living centers. It advocates for residents’ rights and addresses complaints made against LTC facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. Ombudsman staff and Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen informally investigate these complaints and attempt to resolve issues for residents.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Carrollton

Carrollton-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 Carrollton