Assisted Living in Covington
Oaks at Ashton Hill10050 Eagle Drive, Covington, GA
Palm Shade Villa175 Crowell Road N, Covington, GA
Prestige Care70 Fairway Trail, Covington, GA
Palm Shade Villa II12166 Hwy 212, Covington, GA
Royal Cottage Personal Care Home65 Stoney Point Terrace, Covington, GA
Upper River PCH130 Upper River Road, Covington, GA
Benton House of Covington7155 Dearing Road, Covington, GA
Emory Manor2107 Emory Street, Covington, GA
Remington House1504 Renaissance Dr., Conyers, GA
The Magnolias964 S. Main Street NE, Conyers, GA
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Covington
The seat of Newton County, Covington, Ga., is located 35 miles east of Atlanta and is often called the “Hollywood of the South” due to appearances on television. It features eight assisted living facilities that are licensed by the Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR), a branch of the Georgia Department of Health. There are a further 35 assisted living facilities nearby. These facilities provide seniors assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing and toileting.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Covington
- The city of Covington features a cost of living that is less than the national cost-of-living index. The national index is 100; Covington has a score of 91. This score is also less than the state cost-of-living index, which is 93.
- The city of Covington is home to world-class medical facilities, including Piedmont Newton Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- While many seniors enjoy Covington’s overall pleasant and sunny climate, some may find its hot and humid summers to be difficult. The average July high in Covington is 90 degrees. On the other hand, the city does experience mild winters; the average January low temperature is 31 degrees.
- The Newton County Senior Services, located in Covington, features programs and events for seniors that include fitness classes, sewing classes, computer classes, arts and crafts workshops and more.
- Currently, Covington does not have direct access to public transportation. For air travel, the city is served by the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is located 32 miles away.
- Seniors contemplating a move to Covington should note the city does have an average crime rate that exceeds both the state and national averages. The national average crime rate (per 100,000 people) is 2,837 and in the state is 3,402. The crime rate in Covington (per 100,000 people) is 6,436.
Paying for Assisted Living in Covington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Covington start around $2,015 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 Covington 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 Covington
Eligible seniors in Covington have access to financial assistance in order to help pay for assisted living care. The Community Care Services Program (CCSP) and Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (Source) are the two Medicaid waiver programs offered in Georgia. Moreover, Georgia also features an Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) that offers financial assistance to eligible seniors that may include care within an institutionalized setting like an assisted living facility.
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 Covington
Covington 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Covington
Covington-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.