Dacula is an attractive suburban community located in Gwinnett County about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. Although seniors represent just 10% of the city’s 6,350 residents, Dacula has plenty to offer older adults, including those who require long-term care. The area has a moderate cost of living, a pleasant climate and an array of amenities, including several senior centers and a number of parks, recreation areas and golf courses.

Assisted living is a good option for seniors who require extra help with errands, chores and activities of daily living. These residential facilities offer 24-hour personal assistance, meals, snacks, recreational activities and many value-added services. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of assisted living care in Dacula is $4,263 per month, which is significantly higher than the statewide average but lower than the national median.

This guide takes a look at assisted living costs in Dacula compared to costs in other nearby cities, as well as other types of long-term care. It also provides a list of pros and cons of retiring in Dacula and a directory of helpful services that serve area seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Dacula, GA

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)

Hope Center Dacula

1200 Winder Highway, Dacula, GA, 30019


Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill

3581 Braselton Highway, Dacula, GA, 30019

We’re thinking of going with Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill for my dad. First of all, the sales manager who toured us was extremely hospitable, very knowledgeable, and she can answer every single questio … (read more)
We’re thinking of going with Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill for my dad. First of all, the sales manager who toured us was extremely hospitable, very knowledgeable, and she can answer every single questio … (read more)

Angels Gardens Senior Community

3103 Hog Mountain Rd, Dacula, GA, 30019


Angel’s Garden Senior Living

3093 Hog Mountain Road, Dacula, GA, 30019


2013

Sunrise at Webb Gin

1375 Webb Gin House Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045

Sunrise at Webb Gin in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is located a short drive from Eastside Medical Center and close to Alexander Park. Visitors report that the food is good, the rooms are kept very clean a … (read more)
Sunrise at Webb Gin in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is located a short drive from Eastside Medical Center and close to Alexander Park. Visitors report that the food is good, the rooms are kept very clean a … (read more)

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)

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)

The Landing of Winder

901 Haymon Morris Rd, Winder, GA, 30680

I toured The Landing of Winder. I liked it. It was an awesome facility and beautiful. My visit was very informative. It was actually wonderful. It’s a beautiful facility and a very calming atmosphere. … (read more)
I toured The Landing of Winder. I liked it. It was an awesome facility and beautiful. My visit was very informative. It was actually wonderful. It’s a beautiful facility and a very calming atmosphere. … (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)

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)

The Sheridan at Eastside

1900 Tree Lane, Snellville, GA, 30078

The Sheridan at Eastside was very new, very attractive, and I felt comfortable. It didn’t feel like a facility, it was more of a home. The staff was very helpful, easy to work with, and prepared for q … (read more)
The Sheridan at Eastside was very new, very attractive, and I felt comfortable. It didn’t feel like a facility, it was more of a home. The staff was very helpful, easy to work with, and prepared for q … (read more)

Magnolia Senior Living Loganville

89 Ozora Road, Loganville, GA, 30052

I was most impressed with Magnolia Senior Living. The atmosphere was very friendly. You could hear the kitchen staff laughing and just enjoying their work. The people I met loved their job. I met the … (read more)
I was most impressed with Magnolia Senior Living. The atmosphere was very friendly. You could hear the kitchen staff laughing and just enjoying their work. The people I met loved their job. I met the … (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)

Gateway Gardens

138 Gateway Lane, Bethlehem, GA, 30620

The staff at Gateway Gardens was very friendly. The facility was clean and had a good smell. The activities and the menus were posted, and all looked good. So, there’s a lot of transparency. The senio … (read more)
The staff at Gateway Gardens was very friendly. The facility was clean and had a good smell. The activities and the menus were posted, and all looked good. So, there’s a lot of transparency. The senio … (read more)

Almost Like Home PCH

2331 Sunny Hill Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Beautiful home, friendly family, close to main freeway (I85).
Beautiful home, friendly family, close to main freeway (I85).

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)

Dogwood Forest of Grayson

1754 Grayson Highway, Grayson, GA, 30017

Dogwood Forest of Grayson was very modern. It’s relatively new with wide open hallways, long corridors for the residents, and a lot of seating. When I walked in, I was very comfortable. You could hear … (read more)
Dogwood Forest of Grayson was very modern. It’s relatively new with wide open hallways, long corridors for the residents, and a lot of seating. When I walked in, I was very comfortable. You could hear … (read more)

The Phoenix at Braselton

1929 Friendship Road, Hoschton, GA, 30548

My parents and I really liked The Phoenix at Braselton. It’s three levels; however, they didn’t have anything on the first floor, so my dad would have to use the elevator. But what I really liked abou … (read more)
My parents and I really liked The Phoenix at Braselton. It’s three levels; however, they didn’t have anything on the first floor, so my dad would have to use the elevator. But what I really liked abou … (read more)

The Oaks at Braselton

5373 Thompson Mill Road, Hoschton, GA, 30548

The Oaks at Braselton was nice. The people were very nice and very accommodating, but it was dark and it wasn’t very uplifting. You walk into the rooms, there’s your living room, then you go to the ba … (read more)
The Oaks at Braselton was nice. The people were very nice and very accommodating, but it was dark and it wasn’t very uplifting. You walk into the rooms, there’s your living room, then you go to the ba … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dacula

Although assisted living communities in Dacula offer varying amenities and services, they must all follow the statewide licensing requirements enforced by the Georgia Department of Community Health division of Healthcare Facility Regulation. The rules apply to staffing, training, management, facility design, nutritional services and resident care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dacula

  • For seniors, Dacula offers a competitive cost of living that’s just 4% higher than the national average. Health care is particularly affordable compared to other parts of the country, which saves residents about 8% on primary, specialty and emergency care.
  • More than a dozen medical centers are located within 25 miles of Dacula. Top-performing facilities include the Northside Hospital Forsyth, Emory Johns Creek Hospital and the Northside Hospital Gwinnett. However, the community has about half as many doctors compared to cities of a similar size.
  • Dacula has a comfortable climate that benefits seniors who are sensitive to extreme weather. The community earned a BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.5, thanks to its warm summers, mild winters, minimal snowfall and above-average number of sunny days.
  • The air quality in Dacula is about average, according to data from the American Lung Association. It received a B rating for ozone and 24-hour particle pollution. Although the air quality affects nearly 1 million seniors in the Atlanta metropolitan area, conditions have improved over the past two decades due to clean air regulations.
  • Dacula has minimal crime, which benefits seniors who may be targeted by criminals or scammers. Law enforcement agencies report approximately 13 crimes per 1,000 residents. Property crimes are about 50% lower than the state median, and the number of violent crimes is 70% lower than other parts of the state.
  • Gwinnett County offers curb-to-curb and door-through-door transportation to seniors and disabled adults to help to increase the area’s accessibility. Unassisted transportation is available for medical appointments and is based on the rider’s income. Assisted transportation is available for medical and nonmedical use and is billed by mileage.

Paying for Assisted Living in Dacula

The median cost of assisted living in Dacula is $4,263 per month, which is higher than other parts of the state but slightly lower than the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Dacula costs $74 less than the national average of $4,300 and $763 more than the state median of $3,500. Expected prices vary significantly across the region, but Dacula is one of the more expensive options. Seniors in Atlanta pay $263 less per month. Rates drop by $897 in Athens, and seniors in Macon save $1,533 per month based on a median of $2,730.

$4263

Dacula

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$3366

Athens

$2730

Macon

$4000

Atlanta

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

For many families, assisted living is just one option to consider. Alternatives include in-home care, which costs $4,385 per month for both homemaker and home health aide services. Adult day health care is typically the least expensive senior care option. Although pricing data isn’t available for adult day health care, statewide, seniors pay approximately $1,355 per month. Prices rise to $6,388 for a semiprivate room in a nursing home. These facilities are more restrictive, and they cost $2,125 more than assisted living, although private rooms may cost as much as $2,427 more per month.

$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 Dacula was not available, so data for the closest city, Gainesville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Dacula

Dacula and the state of Georgia have two Medicaid waiver programs that assist seniors that pay for services in personal care homes with at least 24 beds. This includes the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Services Program.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Dacula

Seniors in Dacula can take advantage of numerous resources that can help with assisted living, long-term care and age-related questions. The directory below highlights some of the most comprehensive programs.

Resource

Contact

Service

(404) 463-3333

Empowerline is the Area Agency on Aging for seniors in Dacula and metro Atlanta. It provides informational services and referrals to more than 26,000 community-based programs and partners that promote healthy, empowered aging. These resources can help seniors learn more about assisted living, Medicare, Medicaid, transportation, nutritional benefits and recreational programs. Services are available to seniors, caregivers and disabled adults.

(678) 377-4150

Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, this county agency offers a number of supportive services to adults aged 60 and older. It manages several senior centers, provides assisted and unassisted transportation and conducts in-home needs assessments. Case managers can determine if seniors qualify for personal care and related services.

(678) 376-4545

This legal aid society handles more than 20,000 cases annually on behalf of seniors, low-income families and other vulnerable or marginalized residents. It accepts cases related to housing, health care, insurance, family law and consumer rights. Its Senior Law Project focuses on long-term care, government benefits and elder abuse, and its Georgia Senior Legal Helpline is available to residents aged 60 and older.

(706) 549-4850

The Athens Community Council on Aging serves as the long-term care ombudsman for seniors in the state’s northeastern region. The ombudsman is available to answer questions and concerns related to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. These advocates advise families on long-term care options, help residents start family councils and voice concerns on behalf of seniors who reside in licensed health care facilities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dacula

Dacula-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