Dublin is the seat of Laurens County and exudes true Southern hospitality. It’s home to about 16,000 residents, including over 2,600 seniors aged 65 or older. Golf enthusiasts enjoy three local courses and outdoorsy seniors appreciate the two area nature preserves, walking trails and Riverwalk Park with its access to paddling on the Oconee River. The city also offers award-winning dining and a premier performing arts venue for enjoying plays, concerts and movies. Plus, it’s only a short drive to Atlanta and Savannah for even more amenities. 

Assisted living offers a residential environment for seniors wanting to remain as independent as possible but need some personalized supportive assistance and a place to socialize with their peers. In Dublin, the average cost of assisted living is $2,300 per month, which is much lower than the statewide average and significantly lower than the national average.

This guide helps seniors learn more about assisted living in Dublin, including the benefits and drawbacks of retiring there. It also provides several cost comparisons of assisted living in other Georgia cities and other senior care options, plus a list of free local sources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Dublin, GA

2016

Dublin Place

504 Firetower Road, Dublin, GA, 31021

We chose Dublin Place for mom. She’s already there, we moved her last weekend. When I took mom there, she was there just a little while and said that’s where she wanted to be. It just kind of fit her. … (read more)
We chose Dublin Place for mom. She’s already there, we moved her last weekend. When I took mom there, she was there just a little while and said that’s where she wanted to be. It just kind of fit her. … (read more)

The Villas at Bellevue, LLC

903 Bellevue Ave, Dublin, GA, 31021

The Villas at Bellevue was nice, but they didn’t have a memory unit. It was neat and clean and they were very helpful. It would be a good place for people who can do something for themselves. The staf … (read more)
The Villas at Bellevue was nice, but they didn’t have a memory unit. It was neat and clean and they were very helpful. It would be a good place for people who can do something for themselves. The staf … (read more)

Addington Place of Dublin

212 Fairview Park Drive, Dublin, GA, 31021

It was nice. The facility was very, very clean. They had very adequate space and a lot of amenities for the seniors there. I also liked that they had on staff medical assistance should any problems ar … (read more)
It was nice. The facility was very, very clean. They had very adequate space and a lot of amenities for the seniors there. I also liked that they had on staff medical assistance should any problems ar … (read more)

Summer Willow at James Place

213 Industrial Boulevard, Dublin, GA, 31021

My mom moved into Summer Willow at james Place. It was in the top two in regard to facility, and it was the best value for the money. I’m very satisfied they provide assistance with medication, bathi … (read more)
My mom moved into Summer Willow at james Place. It was in the top two in regard to facility, and it was the best value for the money. I’m very satisfied they provide assistance with medication, bathi … (read more)

Twelve Oaks Senior Living

2000 BELLEVUE ROAD, Dublin, GA, 31021

We have no complaints with Twelve Oaks. It’s very clean. The food is kind of bland, but that is to be expected in an assisted living. The staff is friendly and very accessible. They do have activities … (read more)
We have no complaints with Twelve Oaks. It’s very clean. The food is kind of bland, but that is to be expected in an assisted living. The staff is friendly and very accessible. They do have activities … (read more)

The Emerald City Lodge

103 Terrace Drive, Dublin, GA, 31021

If could give 0 star I would. Started out where promises were made by the owner and not kept. My father fell several times and no one could tell us why or what happened, or how he ended up with a lum … (read more)
If could give 0 star I would. Started out where promises were made by the owner and not kept. My father fell several times and no one could tell us why or what happened, or how he ended up with a lum … (read more)

Heritage House

811 BELLEVUE AVENUE, Dublin, GA, 31021

When I went to visit someone and there all I could smell was urine I saw some of the residence actually sitting out saying they were starving and hungry I went to the room to visit with someone and I … (read more)
When I went to visit someone and there all I could smell was urine I saw some of the residence actually sitting out saying they were starving and hungry I went to the room to visit with someone and I … (read more)

2014

Greenwood Place Retirement Community

1901 W Elm St, Wrightsville, GA, 31096

My tour at Greenwood Place Retirement Community was good. The staff was nice and I met the owner and his daughter, they work there. It was a nice community, but it was too far for our family members t … (read more)
My tour at Greenwood Place Retirement Community was good. The staff was nice and I met the owner and his daughter, they work there. It was a nice community, but it was too far for our family members t … (read more)

Tennille Assisted Living

525 NORTH MAIN STREET, Tennille, GA, 31089

The caregivers at this faciluty are genuine. They will go the extra mile for the resident and the family. Residents have some say as to their food,care and any other activities that come about. Th … (read more)
The caregivers at this faciluty are genuine. They will go the extra mile for the resident and the family. Residents have some say as to their food,care and any other activities that come about. Th … (read more)

Serenity Living

144 Knight St, Irwinton, GA, 31042




What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dublin

The Georgia Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Facility Regulation oversees assisted living facilities in Dublin and throughout the state. Inspections and licensing of all types of personal care homes fall under HFR’s responsibilities. The office also monitors these facilities and investigates complaints brought against them.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dublin

  • Seniors in Dublin benefit from Georgia’s generous tax exemptions for retirement income, including Social Security income and Railroad Retirement benefits. The state also exempts most other types of retirement income up to $65,000 for singles or $130,000 for couples who are aged 65 or older.
  • Although the statewide sales tax is 4%, local jurisdictions are allowed to add up to 4.9%. However, the average combined total is 7.33%. As a result, county sales taxes in Laurens County are higher than nearly 99% of other cities and counties in Georgia. It adds a 3% county tax and a 1% special district tax to the 4% state tax. This means residents in Dublin pay a total sales tax rate of 8%, but groceries are exempt from state taxes, and prescription drugs are exempt from all sales taxes.
  • Despite its higher sales tax rate, Dublin has a much lower cost of living compared to both the state and national averages at 13% lower than the state’s and 20% lower than the national average. Although health care is 25% higher than the national average, housing costs are nearly 50% lower, transportation is almost 30% lower, miscellaneous expenses are 9% lower and groceries are 5% lower.
  • Dublin has a relatively rainy climate with about 47 inches of rainfall annually compared to the national average of 38 inches. However, the city gets zero snow, and residents enjoy about 220 sunny days a year. The most pleasant months in Dublin are April, May and October, but July can get hot with an average high of 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters can also get cold with an average low in January of 34 degrees.
  • Seniors in Dublin benefit from both the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center and the full-service Fairview Hospital within the city limits. Dublin also offers a vast array of primary and specialty care physicians, including 53 providers at the VA medical center and 171 at Fairview.

Paying for Assisted Living in Dublin

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey lists the average cost of assisted living in Dublin at $2,300 per month. This is $1,200 lower than the statewide average of $3,500 and $2,000 lower than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Dublin has the lowest average cost for assisted living in the immediate area. While significantly under the state average, Valdosta is still $120 higher at $2,420, while Macon is more than $400 more. At $2,835, Albany is over $500 more, and Columbus is one the closest to the state average with a monthly median cost of $3,650. 

$2300

Dublin

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2420

Valdosta

$2730

Macon

$2835

Albany

$3650

Columbus

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

There are other types of care that might make sense for seniors. Receiving care at home costs an average of $4,004 for either homemaker services or those who need home health aides. Care provided at a nursing home facility is the most expensive option at $6,540 for a semiprivate room or $7,300 for a private room.

$4004

Homemaker Services

$4004

Home Health Aide

$

Adult Day Health Care

$2300

Assisted Living Facility

$6540

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7300

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Dublin was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Warner Robins, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Dublin

Two key state programs provide Medicaid-eligible seniors help with the cost of care: Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Services Program (CCSP). The former provides assistance with intermediate-level nursing care in an assisted living environment, while the latter provides financial assistance for a lower level of care.

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 Dublin

Seniors in Dublin benefit from having several free resources that provide information and assistance on aging-related issues. From durable equipment to social programs, these resources help seniors remain independent while staying healthy and active.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(912) 367-3648
(888) 367-9913

The HOGA AAA serves cities in 17 counties, including Dublin in Laurens County, and addresses the needs of older adults. It plans and coordinates the development of comprehensive services to meet the short-term and long-term needs of seniors aged 60 or older. The nonprofit provides a range of services including elderly legal assistance, home and community-based services, personal care services, nutrition services and community care service program assistance.

(912) 367- 4866
(866) 991-9988

Higgins Management Services operates the Middle Ombudsman Program for a 36-county area that includes Laurens County. This program administers long-term care ombudsman services, which investigates complaints made against assisted living facilities by residents or on behalf of residents. Trained ombudsman advocates for residents and works to resolve issues with the LTC facilities to ensure all residents receive the best in care and enjoy a higher quality of life.

(404) 894-8000

Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program provides statewide Tools for Life services, which gives seniors access to assistive devices and services no matter where they live in the state. Seniors with all types of disabilities may benefit from an assistive device. Services include assessments, funding, training, education and lending libraries. It also operates an assistive technology and durable medical equipment reuse program.

(478) 277-5025

The Laurens County Senior Center in East Dublin offers a range of senior activities for countywide residents aged 60 or older. Activities include daily bingo, arts and crafts and exercise programs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dublin

Dublin-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