61 Assisted Living Facilities near Decatur, GA
There are 61 Assisted Living Facilities in the Decatur area, with 18 in Decatur and 43 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Decatur is $2,659 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Lithonia with an average starting cost of $2,100.
To help you with your search, browse the 204 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Decatur. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Decatur 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Atlanta with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Decatur, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Decatur
The northern portion Decatur is listed rank third as a Best Place to Retire in the State of Georgia. The city offers a spring and summer Farmer’s market where seniors can pick up fresh fruits and vegetables. It also boasts beautiful views of the Atlanta skyline and easy access to Interstates 285, 85 and 20.
Seniors looking for living facilities in the area will find 18 in downtown Decatur and 45 in nearby cities. Regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health, assisted living facilities are referred to as assisted living communities (ALCs) or personal care homes (PCHs). ALCs have at least 25 or more residents, while PCHs have two or more seniors who require help with various daily tasks, including bathing, grooming and medication administration.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Decatur
- Decatur has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Division of Aging Services an organization that provides home-cooked and delivered meals, physical fitness classes, legal assistance and senior employment services, as well as one senior center.
- The Decatur area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Emory Decatur Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
DRIVE DeKalb is a transportation service for individuals 60 and older in Decatur and the surrounding area. This transportation service helps empower seniors to get out of their homes and become more active in their communities.
- The cost of living index in Decatur is 142, which is much higher than the U.S. average of 100 and the state average of 93. This may prove to be challenging for seniors who live on a budget.
- The U.S. violent crime average is 31.1 on a scale from 0 (low) to 100 (high). The average for Decatur is 16.1. Based on the same scale, the U.S. average for property crime is 38.1, and for Decatur, it is slightly higher at 43.9. Decatur is a relatively safe community for seniors to live.
- Summers in Decatur are hot and humid with average July highs around 89 degrees Fahrenheit. January is typically mild with lows around 32. The area rarely gets any snow but does see around 52 inches of rain each year.
Paying for Assisted Living in Decatur
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Decatur start around $2,659 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 Decatur 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 Decatur
There are two programs that provide financial assistance for individuals in personal care facilities in Decatur and the state of Georgia. These include the Community Care Service Program (CCSP) and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE).
Under the CCSP, seniors receive medical and non-medical assistance that helps them remain independent, including meal delivery. Under SOURCE, this waiver offers a higher level of medical attention, including skilled nursing services. Both programs may be supplemented with family assistance.
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 Decatur
Decatur 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 Decatur, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Decatur
Decatur-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Decatur
Review of Sunrise of Decatur
The people at Sunrise of Decatur seemed to be caring. It was a nice facility. They were very welcoming, friendly, and very professional, and it seemed like it would have been a great place. The roo... Read more
Review of Medlock Gardens
The rooms are a great size, like a mini apartment, the interaction with the staff are very friendly. My mom enjoys the daily activities, several amenities that make you feel like home Read more
Review of Medlock Gardens
The ambiance of Medlock is like living in a large mansion. Dining feels like a very nice restaurant with tablecloths and silver. It always smells good at mealtime in Medlock. My Mom has been a r... Read more