25 Assisted Living Facilities near Gainesville, GA
There are 25 Assisted Living Facilities in the Gainesville area, with 10 in Gainesville and 15 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Gainesville is $3,398 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Oakwood with an average starting cost of $2,687.
To help you with your search, browse the 102 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Gainesville. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Gainesville 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Oakwood with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Gainesville find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Gainesville, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Gainesville, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gainesville
The largest city in Alachua County, Gainesville, Ga. has a population of just over 40,000 residents, 11 percent seniors 65 and over. There are 40 assisted living facilities in the Gainesville area. Eight are located within the Gainesville city limits and another 32 in nearby areas such as Buford, Cumming and Flowery Branch. These facilities offer support with the activities of daily living, which include eating and drinking, and washing and getting dressed, with some facilities offering more specialist care for those with conditions such as dementia and developmental illnesses.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gainesville
- With an average annual temperature of 59°F weather is usually mild in Gainesville and never really hits extremes at either end of the scale, so is perfect for those who enjoy spending their time outdoors. An average annual rainfall of 53 inches means it's unlikely that the weather will spoil your plans.
- Gainesville generally has a reported air quality index (AQI) rating of below 50, or "good."
- The overall cost of living in Gainesville is ten percent lower than the national average, and seven percent lower than the average in Georgia, making it one of the most affordable cities in the state.
Reports of violent crime in Gainesville are lower than the national average, but the amount of property crime is significantly higher.
- The Gainesville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Northeast Georgia Medical Center and the Chestatee Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Gainesville has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Gainesville Senior Center, an organization that helps keep seniors in the area active and entertained, as well as three other senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Gainesville
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Gainesville start around $3,398 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville
Those who are eligible for Medicaid can apply to one of two programs in Gainesville, Georgia. The Community Care Service Program (CCSP) is designed for those who only need a little bit of help in an assisted living environment, whereas the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) program is there for those who need an intermediate level of nursing care.
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 Gainesville
Gainesville 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 Gainesville, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gainesville
Gainesville-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.
Other Options in Gainesville, GA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gainesville
Review of Manor Lake Gainesville
My dad is at Manor Lake Gainesville. They were very wonderful to work with. They've just been really great throughout the whole process. Their place is very well maintained and has a very homey fee... Read more
Review of Manor Lake Gainesville
Making the decision to move your loved one into assisted living is difficult. Our experience with the staff of Manor Lake has been incredible! Christy, Marketing, continues to be a blessing to us... Read more
Review of The Phoenix at Lake Lanier
My father is over at The Phoenix at Lake Lanier. He's not happy but he won't be happy anywhere because he's 95. He's over there for now and with this Covid mess, I think he's just going to have to ... Read more