5 Assisted Living Facilities near Dahlonega, GA
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There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Dahlonega area, with 3 in Dahlonega and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Dahlonega is $2,000 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Dahlonega. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Dahlonega 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dawsonville with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Dahlonega, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dahlonega
The city of Dahlonega has won several accolades for their environmental commitment and as such is recognized as an Appalachian Trail Community, a Preserve America Community and a Tree City USA Community. In 2016, the city also received The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting, the highest form of recognition for government accounting and finance reporting.
Seniors in Dahlonega make up 15 percent of the population and have three assisted living facilities from which to choose with another 14 located in the nearby communities of Gainesville, Dawsonville, Suches and Cumming. The Georgia Department of Community Health is responsible for regulating the assisted living facilities (ALFs) in the Dahlonega area.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dahlonega
- The cost of living in Dahlonega is 2.7 percent higher than the national average. However, this number is balanced by the area's reasonable housing costs. Categories of primary concern to ALF residents, such as groceries and health care, are much higher.
Crime statistics for Dahlonega are not favorable. The violent crime rate is 48.3, 17.2 points higher than the national mean and 17.5 above the state average. The property crime rate is 56.9, slightly better by comparison but still well above the state and national norms.
- Dahlonega averages 51 inches of rain each year and 5 inches of snow. With summer highs only reaching into the mid-80s, the climate is considered mild by southern standards but winter temps dropping into the 20s are considered cold.
- According to the EPA's NATA report, Dahlonega air is much cleaner than the norm. With an air quality rating of 73, it's 15 points above the national average. This could be welcome news for seniors with respiratory issues or allergy problems.
- Dahlonega has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Forsyth.
- Dahlonega has a lot of arts and cultural activities for a city of its size. Wine tastings, free concerts, tours of historic sites and a wealth of art galleries and exhibits are just a few of the activities available for seniors to enjoy.
Paying for Assisted Living in Dahlonega
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Assisted Living costs in Dahlonega start around $2,000 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 Dahlonega 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 Dahlonega
The State of Georgia operates two programs to assist seniors with paying for assisted living facilities. They are the Community Care Service Program (CCSP) and Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment Program (SOURCE). Both are Medicaid waiver programs and subject to availability.
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 Dahlonega
Dahlonega 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 Dahlonega, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dahlonega
Dahlonega-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 near Dahlonega, GA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dahlonega
Review of Evergreen Terrace
My brother is already at the Evergreen Terrace. The place is clean, the staff is very caring, and they seem to be very helpful to the patients. They try to know each patient and they've had the sam... Read more
Review of Evergreen Terrace
While the staff was very friendly and well-known within our community, we found that there were extra fees that were not mentioned in the brochure or by the orientation. Aside from the extras fees ... Read more