Fayetteville is a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, a huge metro area in the Peachtree state. With a population of almost 18,000, the town is located far enough away from the city center to preserve more of a small-town feel, yet it’s close to Atlanta’s medical care and entertainment. Approximately 19% of Fayetteville’s seniors are 65 or older, and many of these individuals may consider their long-term care options. As people get older, their ability to live independently can diminish. Assisted living homes bridge the gap between living independently at home and in a nursing home. 

In Fayetteville, the average monthly cost for assisted living is $4,000 per month, which is on par with the national average of $4,300. This includes a private apartment for each resident, three meals a day and light housekeeping and linen services. Many assisted living communities have activity directors who plan different weekly events for residents, including fitness classes, games and music and choral programs. 

This guide covers the cost of assisted living in Fayetteville and nearby cities and gives an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here. There is also a list of free resources in the area for seniors and their families. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Fayetteville, GA

2014, 2015

Azalea Estates of Fayetteville

105 Autumn Glen Circle, Fayetteville, GA, 30215

Azalea Estates of Fayetteville is in Fayetteville, Georgia. The city is home to Dixieland Fun Park, the third-largest amusement park in Georgia. Residents go on day and night trips to cultural events … (read more)
Azalea Estates of Fayetteville is in Fayetteville, Georgia. The city is home to Dixieland Fun Park, the third-largest amusement park in Georgia. Residents go on day and night trips to cultural events … (read more)

Heartis Fayetteville

936 Lanier Avenue West, Fayetteville, GA, 30214

I went to Heartis Fayetteville. It was OK. It was just more kind of a middle class look; there was nothing wrong with it. Unfortunately, I had heard that it’s had a couple of major management changeov … (read more)
I went to Heartis Fayetteville. It was OK. It was just more kind of a middle class look; there was nothing wrong with it. Unfortunately, I had heard that it’s had a couple of major management changeov … (read more)

Oaks at Fayetteville

1294 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, GA, 30214

I went to Oaks at Fayetteville yesterday. It’s nice. Everybody was very friendly. It was very clean. There was no funky smell to it at all. I love that they have a menu that you can get all the time, … (read more)
I went to Oaks at Fayetteville yesterday. It’s nice. Everybody was very friendly. It was very clean. There was no funky smell to it at all. I love that they have a menu that you can get all the time, … (read more)

Arbor Terrace Peachtree City

201 Crosstown Drive, Peachtree City, GA, 30269

Arbor Terrace Peachtree City is located in Peachtree City, Georgia, just down the road from Luther Glass Park and moments from Braelinn Village Shopping Center. According to visitors, this facility is … (read more)
Arbor Terrace Peachtree City is located in Peachtree City, Georgia, just down the road from Luther Glass Park and moments from Braelinn Village Shopping Center. According to visitors, this facility is … (read more)

The Reserve at Peachtree City

441 Prime Point, Peachtree City, GA, 30269

The Reserve at Peachtree City is located in Peachtree City, Georgia, near Highway 54, shopping centers and restaurants. Relatives appreciate the long-term staff who are so caring that they feel like f … (read more)
The Reserve at Peachtree City is located in Peachtree City, Georgia, near Highway 54, shopping centers and restaurants. Relatives appreciate the long-term staff who are so caring that they feel like f … (read more)

Hands that Care @ Park Ridge

8204 Park Ridge Drive, Riverdale, GA, 30274

I really didn’t care for Hands that Care. It didn’t look that nice inside, and everything looked really old, but the price was the same as the others. The interior didn’t look like a place you would w … (read more)
I really didn’t care for Hands that Care. It didn’t look that nice inside, and everything looked really old, but the price was the same as the others. The interior didn’t look like a place you would w … (read more)

South Haven Personal Care Home

1335 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Riverdale, GA, 30296

The rooms are nice and adequate at South Haven. I have not eaten there, but my mom says she likes the food. They do have activities like church services, and they also have bingo.
The rooms are nice and adequate at South Haven. I have not eaten there, but my mom says she likes the food. They do have activities like church services, and they also have bingo.

Precious Touch Personal Care Home

6631 Chason Woods Court, Jonesboro, GA, 30238

I didn’t have any qualms about Precious Touch initially, but my mother began falling, and they only told me a couple of times. They’re strictly assisted living, and there was no proactive intervention … (read more)
I didn’t have any qualms about Precious Touch initially, but my mother began falling, and they only told me a couple of times. They’re strictly assisted living, and there was no proactive intervention … (read more)

Laties Personal Care Home

9618 Brown Road, Jonesboro, GA, 30238

Laties Personal Care was decent, but it had shared bathrooms, and we want to have a private bathroom. The price was comparable to others.
Laties Personal Care was decent, but it had shared bathrooms, and we want to have a private bathroom. The price was comparable to others.


Dalia Precious Memories

2083 Bethsaida Road, Riverdale, GA, 30296



Faith And Hope Personal Care Home

773 Chapman Street, Jonesboro, GA, 30238


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fayetteville

The Georgia Department of Community Health issues licenses for assisted living communities. Licensure is contingent on passing regular inspections for cleanliness and livability. Community health inspectors also check the certifications of staff members, including the nurses and CNAs.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fayetteville

  • The cost of living in Fayetteville is a little higher than the national average — 107.3 compared to 100. Health care, at 92, is the lowest category for the cost of living, which seniors with chronic medical conditions may appreciate. 
  • Georgia is fairly tax-friendly toward retirees, as there is no tax on social security income and there is a deduction of up to $65,000 for other types of retirement income. Plus, the state sales tax and property tax rates are fairly moderate, and seniors don’t have to worry about estate or inheritance taxes. 
  • Violent crime rates in Fayetteville are lower than the national average — 14.6 compared to 22.7. However, property crime rates are nearly 10 points higher than the national average, at 44.6 compared to 35.4. Seniors should take precautions when out and about but can rest easy knowing that assisted living homes have security. 
  • Weather in Fayetteville is generally pleasant, with 220 days of sunshine per year and a rating of 7.5/10 on the annual BestPlaces Comfort Index. July high temperatures average about 90 degrees. Winters are mild, with about two inches of snow per year and January lows of 32 degrees. 
  • As part of the greater Atlanta metro area, Fayetteville shares the city’s status as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The AARP rates cities across the country on how amenable they are for senior citizens. Considerations such as accessibility of resources and programs that benefit the elderly are part of this designation. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Fayetteville

The monthly cost for assisted living in Fayetteville, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, is $4,000 per month. This is a few hundred dollars less than the U.S. average of $4,300 per month but higher than the Georgia state average of $3,500. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Comparing Fayetteville to other Georgia cities, it’s the most expensive. Columbus is the closest at $3,650 per month, with Savannah not far behind at $3,500. Macon is the least expensive ($2,730), and Augusta is about $1,000 less than Fayetteville ($3,090). 

$4000

Fayetteville

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$3650

Columbus

$3500

Savannah

$3090

Augusta

$2730

Macon

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living isn’t the only long-term care option for Fayetteville seniors. Those with ongoing medical concerns may be better served in a nursing home with more intensive medical care. A semiprivate room is $6,950 and a private one is $7,559. Adult day health care, at $1,300 per month, is ideal for seniors who need help on the weekdays. Elderly Fayetteville residents aging in place at home may opt for homemaker services, at $4,147 per month to help with chores, meal preparations and tasks of daily living, or a home health aide, at $4,195 per month, for light medical care in the home. 

$4147

Homemaker Services

$4195

Home Health Aide

$1300

Adult Day Health Care

$4000

Assisted Living Facility

$6950

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7559

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Fayetteville was not available, so data for the closest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fayetteville

Seniors living in the Fayetteville area can apply for funding from one of two Medicare Programs: to help cover various expenses: Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Service Program (CCSP). However, these are only available to qualifying individuals, and they must need certain levels 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 Fayetteville

Fayetteville and the Atlanta area administrate several programs to enhance the lives of older area residents. Some programs help seniors apply for government benefits and health care, while others focus on improving their physical health and increasing their opportunities for socialization. Many of these organizations offer their services for free.

Resource


Contact


Description


Northwest Georgia Agency on Aging


800-759-2963


This is a state-funded agency with the mission of helping seniors preserve their independence by offering help with transportation and meal delivery. It runs health screenings and seminars about topics that affect seniors, including early warning signs of dementia and signs of a heart attack or stroke. Other programs include resources to prevent fraud and elder abuse. It also funds senior citizens centers and offers respite services and training for caregivers.


Georgia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program


(866) 552-4464


The long-term care ombudsman service advocates for the needs of residents in long-term homes, including assisted living. They take complaints filed by residents and address these concerns. Ombudspersons also help seniors and their families evaluate the merits of different assisted living communities in their area.


Atlanta Legal Aid Society


(404) 524-5811


Local attorneys offer free or low-cost legal assistance in civil matters to seniors who qualify. They can handle cases of elder abuse or neglect and fraud as well as landlord-tenant disputes. Other matters include helping seniors file for divorce or bankruptcy and draft wills, living wills, trusts and durable powers of attorney.


Georgia Department of Veterans Services


(404) 656-2300


Military veterans and their surviving spouses can receive help obtaining their benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. VA representatives can help vets file for benefits, including the Aid & Attendance grant, which can help pay for assisted living. They can also help veterans file claims with the VA and appeal decisions made by that body.


Focus GA Equipment Lending Service


(770) 234-9111


Seniors who need durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or showering chairs, may indefinitely borrow from the lending service. This is an association of different agencies that have loan closets of lightly used, donated items. 


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fayetteville

Fayetteville-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