Greensboro is a relatively small city located about halfway between Atlanta and Augusta. This picturesque community boasts a generally pleasant climate and stunning scenery as it’s nestled among Lake Oconee, the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Oconee National Forest. Greensboro is the seat of Greene County and has a population of about 3,300, including approximately 430 residents aged 65 or older. Retirees who enjoy golfing find Greensboro a premier retirement option with numerous championship courses countywide, but there are also numerous other things to do that appeal to seniors and visiting family members.

Assisted living provides a safe, home-like environment for seniors looking to remain active and independent but need some personal assistance and prefer maintenance-free living and housekeeping services. Seniors in Greensboro can expect to pay an average of $3,366 for assisted living per month, which is slightly lower than the state average and much lower than the national average.

This guide provides information on assisted living in Greensboro, including how its average cost compares to other Georgia cities and alternative senior living options. It also provides an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Greensboro and lists some free resources relevant to seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Greensboro, GA

Savannah Court of Lake Oconee

1061 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA, 30642

My Mom lived here for 3 years until she just recently passed. They truly went above and beyond to help my mom with her needs and gave me peace of mind the last 3 years she was there. The staff was alw … (read more)
My Mom lived here for 3 years until she just recently passed. They truly went above and beyond to help my mom with her needs and gave me peace of mind the last 3 years she was there. The staff was alw … (read more)

The Glen at Lake Oconee Village

1070 Old Salem Road & Linger Longer Road, Suite E-100, Greensboro, GA, 30643

I went to The Glen at Lake Oconee Village. The staff was very friendly and very informative. It was a very clean place and very well kept. They had a courtyard, a little arts and crafts room, and an e … (read more)
I went to The Glen at Lake Oconee Village. The staff was very friendly and very informative. It was a very clean place and very well kept. They had a courtyard, a little arts and crafts room, and an e … (read more)

Park Place Assisted Living

1220 Pool Road, , Lot#19, Greensboro, GA, 30642


Harbor at Harmony Crossing

923 Harmony Road, Eatonton, GA, 31024

We looked into Harbor at Harmony Crossing. The manager did a great job, made us comfortable, in fact we held a room, but we cancelled it. We were really impressed, very clean, staff was real friendly, … (read more)
We looked into Harbor at Harmony Crossing. The manager did a great job, made us comfortable, in fact we held a room, but we cancelled it. We were really impressed, very clean, staff was real friendly, … (read more)

The Oconee House Senior Living

126 Parks Mill Rd, Buckhead, GA, 30625

Oconee House Senior Living was very quiet, the interior looked like that of a group home. Their staff was very nice, I saw the dining area and it looked nice. The staff is doing a good job and the pla … (read more)
Oconee House Senior Living was very quiet, the interior looked like that of a group home. Their staff was very nice, I saw the dining area and it looked nice. The staff is doing a good job and the pla … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Greensboro

Healthcare Facility Regulation, a division of the Georgia Department of Community Health, oversees licensing, monitoring and inspections of various health care facilities, including assisted living facilities in Greensboro and throughout the state. The division also investigates any complaints made against the health care facilities it licenses and performs federal certification inspections for facilities participating in the Medicaid and/or Medicare programs.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Greensboro

  • Greensboro has a local hospital with an on-site 24-hour emergency department. St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital is a 25-bed acute care hospital with a wide range of services, including general surgery and rehabilitation services. There are also several larger hospitals about 30 miles away in Athens with services not offered locally.
  • Georgia is extremely income tax-friendly towards retirees. The state doesn’t tax Social Security income, and most other types of retirement income are also exempt. $65,000 of retirement income, including income received from 401Ks and IRAs, is tax-exempt for retirees aged 65 or older. This amount jumps to $130,000 for couples aged 65 or older.
  • Sales taxes in Greensboro and throughout Greene County are lower than the state average. Georgia has a 4% state sales tax, and localities can add up to 4.9%, but the average combined rate statewide is 7.33%. Greene County only adds 3%, making the combined total in Greensboro 7%. However, Greene County still ranks higher than 69.6% of other Georgia cities for combined total sales tax. Prescription drugs are exempt from all taxes, and groceries are exempt from state taxes.
  • The cost of living in Greensboro is higher than the national average by about 23% and higher than the state average by more than 29%. However, health care costs are lower, which can be a major expense for aging adults. Compared to the national average, Greensboro’s health care costs are lower by 8%, and they’re lower than the state average by 3.5%. Transportation costs also are much lower in Greensboro compared to the state and national averages.
  • Greensboro receives more annual rainfall with an average of 46 inches per year compared to the national average of 38 inches, but it generally receives no snowfall. The most pleasant months in Greensboro are April, May and October, but June, July and August can be uncomfortably humid.

Paying for Assisted Living in Greensboro

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Greensboro is $3,366 per month. This amount is slightly lower than the statewide average of $3,500, but it’s nearly $1,000 lower than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Greensboro’s average cost of assisted living is lower than the statewide average, but it’s still higher than some cities while being lower than others. Compared to Macon’s average cost, Greensboro’s is higher by $636. It’s also higher than Augusta’s cost by $276 per month. However, Greensboro’s average monthly cost is lower than Atlanta’s and Gainesville’s by $634 and $897, respectively.

$3366

Greensboro

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2730

Macon

$3090

Augusta

$4000

Atlanta

$4263

Gainesville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors may want to compare all their care options before deciding which best fits their overall care and budgetary needs. For those needing limited care, adult day health care is the lowest cost option at $1,625. Aging in place at home costs an average of $4,052 for homemaker services in Greensboro and $4,162 for home health aides. Extensive senior care received through nursing home care is the highest cost option at an average of $6,266 for semiprivate rooms or $6,570 for private rooms. 

$4052

Homemaker Services

$4162

Home Health Aide

$1625

Adult Day Health Care

$3366

Assisted Living Facility

$6266

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6570

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Greensboro was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Athens, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Greensboro

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 Greensboro

Greensboro seniors looking for additional support and senior services will find various government entities and nonprofits with free resources. These resources cover an array of services, including transportation, socialization and health and wellness. 

Resource

Contact

Services

(706) 583-2546

The NEGRC administers the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Center Program serving 12 counties in northeast Georgia, including Greene County. It coordinates program funding and monitors service providers to promote the development of senior services. The AAA in northeast Georgia also advocates for seniors while planning and administering age-appropriate programs and coordinating these programs throughout the service area. It offers consultations, referrals and home and community-based services and numerous other programs that help seniors maintain their independence and remain active within their communities.

(706) 549-4850

The East Ombudsman Program covers long-term care facilities in Greene County, including assisted living facilities, through the state's LTC Ombudsman Program. Ombudsman representatives investigate complaints made by residents or on behalf of residents of LTC facilities and attempt to resolve these complaints. They also provide information about resident abuse and residents’ rights. Ombudsmen regularly visit LTC facilities in their service area to talk with residents and observe a facility’s condition while listening to residents' concerns.

(706) 453-7463

The Greene County Senior Center offers a range of activities and services to promote the emotional, physical and economic needs of aging adults. Its many activities include arts and crafts, dancing, aerobic exercise, bingo, card and table games, holiday parties, day trips, weekly and monthly shopping excursions, Wii games, quilting, mobile computer labs and sing-a-longs.

(706) 549-4850

Athens Community Council on Aging offers many services to seniors aged 55 or older within its 12-county service area, including Greene County. However, some programs require participants to be aged 60 or older and may require them to meet low-income criteria to receive free services, such as transportation. Other services include exercise and wellness classes, social trips and gatherings, health education events and the senior community service employment program.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Greensboro

Greensboro-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