Located on the banks of Lake Lanier in Hall County, Flowery Branch is a city of 9,391 people, with the 65+ age group making up 12.5% of its residents. The city’s attractions for seniors include its affordability, boasting a below-average cost of living. It also has an almost ideal climate for seniors, with temperatures not too cold or hot and almost no snowfall. Health care facilities in the area are plentiful and of high quality and crime is much less of a problem than in other cities in the state and the country.

Assisted living in Flowery Branch typically costs $4,263 per month. This is above the state and national averages and may be a reflection of the city’s senior-friendly environment. For the fee, seniors challenged by living at home can retain their independence while living in a community where chefs prepare their meals, housekeepers keep their rooms clean and trained staff manage their medications. Many communities also offer convenient on-site services, such as beauty salons.

This guide presents the costs of different types of senior care in the area and considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Flowery Branch. It also lists some senior-friendly resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Flowery Branch, GA

Watermark Senior Living I

5755 Conner Rd, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542

We are very pleased with Watermark Personal care home in Flowery Branch where our stepmom resides, especially since they acquired this facility this year. The owners are caring and communicate well wi … (read more)
We are very pleased with Watermark Personal care home in Flowery Branch where our stepmom resides, especially since they acquired this facility this year. The owners are caring and communicate well wi … (read more)

Watermark Senior Living II

5761 Conner Rd, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542


Senior Care America FB

5111 Spring Street, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542


Charter Senior Living of Buford

4450 Old Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA, 30518

We chose Charter Senior Living of Buford for my dad because of its location. We also targeted that area because we needed speech therapy. As it turns out, the company they have a contract with did not … (read more)
We chose Charter Senior Living of Buford for my dad because of its location. We also targeted that area because we needed speech therapy. As it turns out, the company they have a contract with did not … (read more)

Lanier Place

440 Tribble Gap, Cumming, GA, 30040

I found a place for my dad, and it’s called Lanier Place. The staff is incredible. If I could give them 10 stars, I would give them 10 stars. They’re that good. They just make you feel like your famil … (read more)
I found a place for my dad, and it’s called Lanier Place. The staff is incredible. If I could give them 10 stars, I would give them 10 stars. They’re that good. They just make you feel like your famil … (read more)

The Phoenix at Lake Lanier

2601 Thompson, Gainesville, GA, 30501

The Phoenix at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, is a beautiful facility overlooking Lake Lanier. The diverse community offers assisted living and memory care services, with twenty secure room … (read more)
The Phoenix at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, is a beautiful facility overlooking Lake Lanier. The diverse community offers assisted living and memory care services, with twenty secure room … (read more)

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The Retreat at Buford

3177 Gravel Springs Rd., Buford, GA, 30519

We went to the The Retreat at Buford and we like them, but we’re going to go with another place. The tour was good. It was pretty quick, and it was just barebones. It was just showing the different ro … (read more)
We went to the The Retreat at Buford and we like them, but we’re going to go with another place. The tour was good. It was pretty quick, and it was just barebones. It was just showing the different ro … (read more)

Hamilton Mill Senior Care

3550 Hog Mountain Road, Dacula, GA, 30019

Hamilton Mill Senior Care has 16 years of experience. The man who is running it was caring, informative, and compassionate. He is there all the time, and so my dad would feel safer with that. He was v … (read more)
Hamilton Mill Senior Care has 16 years of experience. The man who is running it was caring, informative, and compassionate. He is there all the time, and so my dad would feel safer with that. He was v … (read more)

Towne Club Windermere

3950 Towne Club Parkway, Cumming, GA, 30041

I would give Towne Club Windermere a five all the way around. That was my favorite place, but it is set up more like an apartment building. It’s a tower and you had to get on an elevator, and Mom wasn … (read more)
I would give Towne Club Windermere a five all the way around. That was my favorite place, but it is set up more like an apartment building. It’s a tower and you had to get on an elevator, and Mom wasn … (read more)

Lakes of Gainesville

2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA, 30501

Lakes at Gainesville Assisted Living is pleasant and peaceful. Everyone is friendly. It’s clean. The staff are very informative. They have stayed in touch. They are updating the rooms. They’re very … (read more)
Lakes at Gainesville Assisted Living is pleasant and peaceful. Everyone is friendly. It’s clean. The staff are very informative. They have stayed in touch. They are updating the rooms. They’re very … (read more)

Tender Personal Care Home II

339 Russell Rd, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Located in the town of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Tender Personal Care Home II gives residents easy access to Southern eateries, entertainment venues and historical sites. Visitors consistently applaud t … (read more)
Located in the town of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Tender Personal Care Home II gives residents easy access to Southern eateries, entertainment venues and historical sites. Visitors consistently applaud t … (read more)

Oaks at Gracemont

4940 Jot Em Down Rd., Cumming, GA, 30040

It had a beautiful ambiance and surroundings, the outside was beautiful. What did not sit well with us was that we went in and there was no one out for activities. It was beautiful but not active, and … (read more)
It had a beautiful ambiance and surroundings, the outside was beautiful. What did not sit well with us was that we went in and there was no one out for activities. It was beautiful but not active, and … (read more)

Manor Lake Dawsonville

3769 Kallie Circle, Dawsonville, GA, 30534


Manor Lake Hoschton

339 Manor Lake Circle, Hoschton, GA, 30549

My father has moved into Manor Lake Hoschton. It’s very nice and clean. The staff is very nice. His room is very good and clean. The food and the dining area are very nice. They have an outdoor gazebo … (read more)
My father has moved into Manor Lake Hoschton. It’s very nice and clean. The staff is very nice. His room is very good and clean. The food and the dining area are very nice. They have an outdoor gazebo … (read more)

Antebellum James Burgess

1520 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Our Mom was in Antebellum James Burgess and her apartment was very nice and the people nicer. They treated her with respect and dignity. And they were extremely loving to her. We highly recommend i … (read more)
Our Mom was in Antebellum James Burgess and her apartment was very nice and the people nicer. They treated her with respect and dignity. And they were extremely loving to her. We highly recommend i … (read more)

Oaks at Hampton

5610 Hampton Park Drive, Cumming, GA, 30041

I visited both assisted living and memory care at Oaks at Hampton. In the assisted living part, the halls were very small. It was kind of dark. It had the one-room. It was definitely not for our famil … (read more)
I visited both assisted living and memory care at Oaks at Hampton. In the assisted living part, the halls were very small. It was kind of dark. It had the one-room. It was definitely not for our famil … (read more)

Heartis Suwanee

4055 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Heartis Suwanee was more like a condominium feel where you get in an elevator. It was brand new, and the rooms were nice and clean. It’s right across from the Suwanee Town Center, so it’s a good locat … (read more)
Heartis Suwanee was more like a condominium feel where you get in an elevator. It was brand new, and the rooms were nice and clean. It’s right across from the Suwanee Town Center, so it’s a good locat … (read more)

Wisdom Well Living

5798 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA, 30518

My mother lives at Wisdom Well Living. Finally I have peace of mind knowing that she is taken care of. They spend quality time with each resident and since it is a small facility that makes it possibl … (read more)
My mother lives at Wisdom Well Living. Finally I have peace of mind knowing that she is taken care of. They spend quality time with each resident and since it is a small facility that makes it possibl … (read more)

Anna’s Private Home Care

730 Tab Roberts Road Northwest, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Anna’s Private Home Care is situated east of Interstate 85 in a residential community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a short drive from the St. Marlo Country Club, Mill Creek Nature Center and several d … (read more)
Anna’s Private Home Care is situated east of Interstate 85 in a residential community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a short drive from the St. Marlo Country Club, Mill Creek Nature Center and several d … (read more)

The Phoenix at Braselton

1929 Friendship Road, Hoschton, GA, 30548

My parents and I really liked The Phoenix at Braselton. It’s three levels; however, they didn’t have anything on the first floor, so my dad would have to use the elevator. But what I really liked abou … (read more)
My parents and I really liked The Phoenix at Braselton. It’s three levels; however, they didn’t have anything on the first floor, so my dad would have to use the elevator. But what I really liked abou … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Flowery Branch

The Facility Licensure division of the Georgia Department of Community Health monitors, regulates and licenses assisted living facilities throughout the state. Its work includes investigating complaints about licensed facilities and conducting unannounced inspections to ensure they continue to comply with the conditions of their licenses. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Flowery Branch

  • Using the average cost of living index applied by Sperling’s Best Places as a guide, Flowery Branch is more affordable than the typical American city, although slightly more costly than the state average. Health care costs are often higher than other locations in Georgia and the U.S., although these can be offset by the below-average transportation costs.
  • Flowery Branch’s climate is senior-friendly, with winters often a cool 31 degrees and summers a comfortable 88 degrees. Snow is infrequent and light and sunny days outnumber the 205 national average by 16. Rainfall is high — typically 54 inches  —but it serves to enrich the soil, keep the grass an emerald shade of green and be the cause of the city’s abundance of trees.
  • Although crime statistics never look good, Flowery Branch’s seniors can be assured that violent crime in the city is below the state and national averages and property crime is at least half as common as the rest of Georgia and the United States. Many assisted living residents also reside in facilities with additional security and staff on-site 24/7.
  • WeGo is a low-cost rideshare program for seniors in Hall County that starts at 6 a.m. and operates for 12 hours per day, Mondays to Fridays. Fares are $2 for trips of five miles or less, increasing by 50¢ for every additional mile. Most of the time, the van can pick seniors up at their homes, although occasionally they may be asked to walk to a safe pickup point nearby. All drivers are background-checked employees of the City of Gainesville.
  • Several hospitals are within minutes of Flowery Branch, such as the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, ranked #6 in the state by U.S. News & World Report, and the Oakwood VA Clinic, which serves the community’s veterans and their families. Many more hospitals are only 20 minutes north in Gainesville. Flowery Branch’s Medicare beneficiaries also have 14 physicians registered to treat them. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Flowery Branch

The results of the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveal Flowery Branch’s seniors typically pay another $763 per month for assisted living services when compared to the average Georgian, who pays $3,500. However, they also pay $37 less than the average American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Atlanta typically pay $4,000 per month for assisted living, which is the closest fee to Flowery Branch in this part of Georgia. More affordable locations include Dalton, where seniors are more likely to pay $3,588, and Athens, where the average is $3,366.

$4263

Flowery Branch

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$3366

Athens

$4000

Atlanta

$3588

Dalton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living in Flowery Branch competes well with other types of senior care. It offers accommodation and care for $4,263, while home care fees are another $122 per month, but don’t include accommodation costs. The same figures are true for home health care, although that service includes limited medical support. The survey doesn’t reveal adult day care costs for Flowery Branch, but the national average of $1,355 should give some indication of the likely fees. Nursing homes charge the most for care, with the typical semiprivate room costing $6,388 and a private room, $6,692.

$4385

Home Care

$4385

Home Health Care

$4263

Assisted Living

$6388

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Flowery Branch was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Gainesville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Flowery Branch

In Georgia, there are two Medicaid waivers that pay for assisted living costs — except room and board. These include the Community Care Services Program  and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment. Family supplementation may be used for room and board costs.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia

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 Flowery Branch

The following list details some free and subsidized resources for seniors in Flowery Branch. They can reduce costs for people in need of medical equipment, provide an advocate if in dispute with a care provider and help improve quality of life through greater socialization and learning.

Resource

Contact

Service

(770) 491-9014

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) provides free and low-cost medical equipment to seniors in Flowery Branch. The nonprofit organization's list of equipment includes powered and manual wheelchairs, standers, strollers, shower supports and canes. As most of its equipment is donated, there may be occasions when it can't supply the device needed, so will try to source it from partner organizations elsewhere in Georgia.

(770) 538-2650

Legacy Link is the local Area Agency on Aging, a nonprofit organization that manages numerous resources designed to help seniors in Flowery Branch. Much of its work focuses on seniors living in their own homes, but it also serves seniors in residential care. Examples of its support services include wellness programs delivered in 2-hour classes, each focusing on promoting healthy lifestyles. The agency also manages an RSVP volunteer program, enabling seniors to use their spare time, life skills and experience to help their communities. 

(770) 503-3336

Open Mondays to Fridays, the senior center welcomes adults aged 60 and over. For an annual $50 fee, they can participate in a range of activities, such as classes for fitness, arts and crafts. Other indoor activities include various social clubs, bingo and health care support, such as blood pressure screening. Nutritious hot lunches are served every day and seniors regularly enjoy organized day trips with other members.

(470) 691-1301

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a free service provided by the State of Georgia. The ombudsman's role is to ensure seniors in residential care facilities are fully aware of their rights and how to seek help if they feel those rights are being infringed. The ombudsman will investigate complaints made by residents, their families and third parties and pursue a satisfactory resolution. If the complaint suggests criminal actions, such as elder abuse, the ombudsman will refer it to the appropriate authorities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch-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