7 Assisted Living Facilities in Dalton, GA

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Pleasant Valley Personal Care

Provides: Assisted Living
510 Reed Road, Dalton, GA 30720
"My mother did not want to leave her home, she had lived there for 59 years and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. But she was no longer able to stay by herself and we couldn't afford 24 hour..." More

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Southern Haven Senior living & Memory...

Provides: Assisted Living
279 Haig Mill Rd Nw, Dalton, GA 30721
"My Mom was a resident at Southern Haven for about a year, she enjoyed her stay there. I liked the fact that it wasn’t a really big home so they could give more personal care with only thirteen..." More

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Morningside of Dalton

Provides: Assisted Living
2470 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, GA 30720
"Morningside was the best place we visited, and my loved one moved in there. It's a topnotch place. The only thing I have an issue with is the maintenance. When they redid the room the door keep..." More

Shady Oaks

Provides: Assisted Living
310 Chestnut Street, Dalton, GA 30721
"Shady Oaks was one of the best facilites in our area. The price was less expensive than the others. They have rooms with a bathroom in it. The lady that owns the place is a registered nurse. The..." More

Royal Oaks Community (Retirement Livi...

Provides: Assisted Living
1200 Broadrick Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
"The Gardens at Royal Oaks has been wonderful with my mother. I'm very pleased with them. Her room is fine and clean. The dining room is really nice, and she gets three full meals a day. The staff..." More

Tranquility of Dalton

Provides: Assisted Living
986 Orchard Way, Dalton, GA 30721
"Tranquility had everything you could ask for with very good staff. The unit we looked at was a condo, which was awesome. It was beautiful, clean, and spacious. " More

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Dalton Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1300 West Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30720
"Everyone that I talked to at Dalton Place was very professional, caring, and tried to accommodate what I was looking for. The place was very clean, and all the residents looked like they were well..." More

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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dalton

  • Review of Southern Haven Senior living & Memory Care

    My Mom was a resident at Southern Haven for about a year, she enjoyed her stay there. I liked the fact that it wasn’t a really big home so they could give more personal care with only thirteen beds... Read more

    Michael
  • Review of Royal Oaks Community (Retirement Living)

    The Gardens at Royal Oaks has been wonderful with my mother. I'm very pleased with them. Her room is fine and clean. The dining room is really nice, and she gets three full meals a day. The staff i... Read more

    Jean
  • Review of Tranquility of Dalton

    My tour of Tranquility of Dalton was very good. The rooms were very nice. The director was very gracious. The food was good. The facility was very clean, well-maintained, and it seemed to be a nice... Read more

    JW
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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

Cities in Georgia

$4,000.00 US
$2,881.00 Chattanooga
$2,800.00 East Ridge
$2,647.00 Hixson
$2,400.00 Dalton
$2,387.00 Cleveland

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. Financial Assistance in Georgia Financial Assistance 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 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.

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