7 Assisted Living Facilities in Dalton, GA
Also serving communities of Rock Spring, Calhoun, Fort Oglethorpe, Rossville.
The average cost of assisted living in Dalton is $2,400 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Dalton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Dalton 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include East Ridge with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dalton
Assisted living facilities in Dalton and central Georgia are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health. Such facilities are defined by the state as having 25 or more residents. Assisted living facilities in Georgia provide help with daily tasks, such as dressing and eating, as well as offer specialized care for residents with developmental disabilities, dementia and other chronic mental and physical health conditions. The average cost of assisted living in Dalton is $3,111 per month, considerably less than the national average of $3,750.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dalton
- Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dalton has hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. The average high temperature in January is 49 degrees Fahrenheit and the average high temperature in July is 89 degrees.
- The air quality in the greater Dalton area receives a "B" rating from the National Lung Association for particle pollution and a "C" rating for ozone levels.
- Living in Dalton is much more affordable than other parts of the United States. The cost of living is 17 percent lower here than the national average.
- Crime, particularly theft and property crime, is a problem in Dalton. The city has a higher crime rate than 72 percent of other cities in Georgia.
- The Whitfield County Transit Service provides regular public bus service throughout Dalton as well as transportation by appointment for such things as shopping, doctors appointments and trips to the library. The one way fare is $4. For trips outside of town, Dalton is located directly on I-75, which connects the city to Atlanta to the southeast and Chattanooga to the northwest
- Dalton is home to the Creative Arts Guild, one of the oldest community arts centers in Georgia. In addition, the city is home to the Dalton Little Theatre, the Civic Theatre Group and a weekly farmers' market. In the summer, the city hosts weekly free concerts in downtown.
Paying for Assisted Living in Dalton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Dalton start around $2,400 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 Dalton 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 Dalton
Eligible seniors in the Dalton, Georgia, area can apply for funding to help pay for assisted living. For those who need only a little bit of extra help, they can apply to the Community Care Service Program (CCSP), whereas those who need a little more help should apply for the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) program.
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 Dalton
Dalton 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 Dalton, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dalton
Dalton-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 Dalton, GA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dalton
Review of Southern Haven Senior living & Memory Care
Southern Haven was just what the doctor ordered, so to speak. Top notch full circle. They made the transition easier and greeted not only my guy, but me with open arms. Thank you Southern Haven... Read more
Review of Dalton Place
Our experiences with Dalton Place so far has all been very good. My dad is in the memory care unit there, and the staff back there is awesome and all the nurses are great. He has a nice room, a wal... Read more
Review of Pleasant Valley Personal Care
Pleasant Valley was beautiful. It had a security fence all the way around it, and it's in a country setting. The rooms were spacious and spotless; it did not stink. It's a great community and I wou... Read more