23 Assisted Living Facilities near Gainesville, GA
There are 23 Assisted Living Facilities in the Gainesville area, with 10 in Gainesville and 13 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Gainesville is $3,398 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Oakwood with an average starting cost of $2,687.
To help you with your search, browse the 99 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 Flowery Branch with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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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 $3,334 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 Amber Glen
Very friendly staff that truely cares for the residents. The food is good. There are lots of activities. The rooms have lots of space. Read more
Review of The Phoenix at Lake Lanier
The Phoenix at Lake Lanier was very impressive. It's like a grand hotel. It's the most expensive of the ones I visited, but it's very nice and very well run. Read more
Review of Ashton Senior Living - Gainesville
My mother stayed at Ashton Senior Living Gainesville for two months. It was very nice and I was pleased with it. They seem to have good meals. The staff was good and I was happy with them. My mom... Read more