Jasper is a small city of nearly 3,700 people, just over 600 of whom are seniors, located about 50 miles north of Atlanta. The city features a warm year-round climate, a hospital and low violent crime rates, making it an attractive option for retirees.  

Many older adults find themselves needing a helping hand at some point during their retirement years. Assisted living facilities offer residential care, daily meals and snacks, transportation services and recreational activities. Some facilities have additional amenities, such as salons, libraries and fitness centers. These facilities are ideal for those who need personal care services but don’t require skilled nursing or medical monitoring. Monthly rates vary depending on size and amenities, but the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey reports that local facilities charge approximately $3,588 per month. This is well below the national average and consistent with the state median.  

This guide provides more information on assisted living costs in Jasper, including how rates compare to costs in other cities and alternative senior care options. It also highlights the benefits of living here, as well as some things to consider, and it lists some local agencies that help older adults navigate their care choices.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Jasper, GA

The Retreat at Jasper

190 Sammy McGhee Blvd, Jasper, GA, 30143

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Sonshine Manor Personal Care Home

115 Stephens View Road,, Jasper, GA, 30143

Sonshine Manor Personal Care Home was a wonderful place. The people there were very caring. It was a very clean place, they watched after him, and the care they gave was phenomenal. Mom said she wants … (read more)
Sonshine Manor Personal Care Home was a wonderful place. The people there were very caring. It was a very clean place, they watched after him, and the care they gave was phenomenal. Mom said she wants … (read more)

Rock Creek Manor

50 Cagle Mill Road South, Jasper, GA, 30143

Rock Creek Manor was a nice place with good people. They had a facility in one building, and you had to drive down the road to get to the other building. The staff member was very helpful, nice, and k … (read more)
Rock Creek Manor was a nice place with good people. They had a facility in one building, and you had to drive down the road to get to the other building. The staff member was very helpful, nice, and k … (read more)

Victory Village – CLOSED

3650 Salem Church Road, Jasper, GA, 30143


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Jasper

The Georgia Department of Community Health regulates assisted living facilities in Jasper and the rest of the state. This department ensures a high standard of care through an initial licensing process and by conducting background checks on all prospective caregivers. It also fields and investigates complaints made by or on behalf of assisted living residents.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Jasper

  • Jasper’s overall cost of living is about 2% higher than the national average and nearly 10% higher than the state median. Transportation costs are nearly 25% higher than in the typical U.S. state, and expenses, such as groceries and housing, tend to cost more here than in other Georgia cities. For that reason, older adults may find assisted living to be an affordable alternative to living in their own homes.  
  • Jasper residents aged 65 and over get a large state income tax deduction on retirement income, including public and private pensions and withdrawals from retirement accounts. Social Security benefits aren’t taxed at the state level, which may make assisted living more affordable for those who rely primarily on this income.   
  • Jasper has some of the highest property crime rates in the nation, with the most recent available data showing that this type of crime occurs at a rate of 6,058 incidents per 100,000 people versus respective state and national medians of 2,376 and 2,110. However, the city’s violent crime rate is very low, which may provide peace of mind for those relocating here for assisted living. 
  • With July high temperatures in the mid-80s, Jasper is among the cooler cities in Georgia. June, July and August tend to be very warm and muggy, but the city’s climate is comfortable throughout the rest of the year. The city only gets about 3 inches of annual snowfall, which may benefit those who do their own driving or rely on mobility aids.  
  • Health care costs in Jasper are about 13% higher than in the typical U.S. city, and the city has about half the number of doctors per capita compared to the national average. The city is home to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, a 52-bed facility that provides intensive care, 24-hour emergency services and surgical and diagnostic services.  
  • Seniors in Jasper can access public transportation services through the Mountain Area Transportation System. MATS provides demand-response services to help seniors attend medical appointments and errands in Jasper and the surrounding region. Individuals in Jasper must call (706) 692-3252 to schedule their ride. In some cases, same-day service may be available. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Jasper

In Jasper, assisted living residents pay approximately $3,588 per month for services, making it among the most affordable cities in the nation for this type of care. Nationally, assisted living facilities charge $4,300 monthly. Georgia’s median rate is slightly lower than Jasper’s at $3,500.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Assisted living facilities in Georgia have competitive rates compared to the rest of the nation. In Brunswick, care costs are among the highest in the state but well below the national median at $4,124. In Atlanta, rates are a little lower at $4,000. Assisted living fees in Jasper and Savannah are near the state median at $3,588 and $3,500, respectively. Warner Robins is the cheapest surveyed city in Georgia for this type of care at $2,300.  

$3588

Jasper

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2300

Warner Robins

$3500

Savannah

$4124

Brunswick

$4000

Atlanta Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Seniors in Jasper have several care options to choose from. Adult day health care, which features daytime services in a community setting, is the cheapest care type at $1,625 monthly. Assisted living is competitively priced at $3,588 and includes housing, meal and recreation costs. Local cost data for home-based care isn’t available for Jasper, but statewide, seniors pay $4,004 for homemaker services and $4,099 for home health aide services. Nursing homes are the most expensive option, with residents in shared rooms paying $7,513 monthly and those in private rooms paying $8,030.  

$1625

Adult Day Health Care

$3588

Assisted Living Facility

$7513

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8030

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Jasper

Eligible seniors in Jasper do have access to financial assistance to pay for assisted living care in the state of Georgia. The Community Care Services Program (CCSP) and Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (Source) are two Medicaid waiver programs in use in Georgia. Additionally, the state features an Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) that may offer financial assistance to eligible Georgia seniors in an assisted living facility. 

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 Jasper

Seniors in Jasper can obtain services and support from numerous resources. The following table features nonprofit organizations and programs that provide free advice and information, referrals for services in the community and options counseling to help seniors make informed decisions regarding their long-term care.  

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(706) 692-6133 

The Pickens County Senior Life Services Center is open to those aged 60 and over. At this center, members enjoy hot congregate meals on weekdays, along with health information classes, exercise sessions, music, games, movie afternoons and special events throughout the year. 

(800) 759-2963 

The local Area Agency on Aging provides information and referrals for community-based services to supplement or complement what older adults receive in assisted living. The agency also has a Nursing Home Transitions program to help older adults transition out of a nursing home and into assisted living.

(770) 720-3538 

The closest Veterans Field Service Office is in Canton, about 20 miles south of Jasper. At this location, qualifying veterans get help with applying for Aid and Attendance and pension benefits, which can help them pay for assisted living services. The office can also help them connect with services in the community, such as transportation, financial assistance, medical services and recreational programs.

(866) 552-4464, Option 4 

GeorgiaCares is a statewide program that provides free health insurance options counseling for older adults. By calling the program’s helpline, seniors get one-on-one help from trained volunteers who can help them understand their Medicare benefits and coverage for long-term care. Advisors can help them compare available Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans and shop around for long-term care insurance. They can also provide them with information on protecting themselves from Medicare fraud.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Jasper

Jasper-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