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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Kennesaw, GA for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Kennesaw, GA below include 47 Assisted Living facilities with 1252 reviews. On average in Kennesaw, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.34 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kennesaw

The Georgia Department of Community Health licenses and oversees assisted living communities through its Healthcare Facility Regulation Division. Communities must apply for and regularly renew their licenses and submit to inspections. This ensures that residents receive the highest quality care from communities that respect their rights and offer well-trained staff and useful services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kennesaw

 

  • Kennesaw's crime rates fall below the national average. Violent crime rates are especially low at 9.7 on a 100-point scale. The U.S. average is 22.7. Even property crime is low in Kennesaw at 25.6 compared to the national average of 35.4. These statistics can give seniors greater peace of mind.
  • The cost of living in Kennesaw is on the high side with an overall score of 108 compared to a U.S. average of 100. While this can be concerning for seniors, assisted living communities offer various levels of accommodation and care to help residents balance their budgets. Local nonprofits and government organizations also offer programs to help seniors pay for care and necessities.
  • In terms of climate, May, September and October are typically the most comfortable months in Kennesaw. The city's overall comfort index is 7.6 out of 10, with the national average at 7. While summers can get hot and humid, seniors in assisted living communities almost always have access to air conditioning for comfort even on the hottest days.
  • Kennesaw's seniors benefit from below-average health care costs. The city's health cost index is 90.8 out of 100. This means that Kennesaw's residents will pay 9.2% less for health care than the average U.S. citizen.
  • The Kennesaw area is served by the Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in neighboring Marietta. This full-service hospital offers emergency services, cardiology, cancer care, surgery and many other specialties. The hospital is only about 8 miles from Kennesaw for easy access.
  • Georgia's tax laws offer convenient breaks for seniors. Social Security benefits are not taxed, and seniors may also qualify for retirement exclusions on various types of income. Seniors should check with their tax preparers or accountants for more details.

Paying for Assisted Living in Kennesaw

 

Kennesaw's seniors can expect assisted living communities to charge about $3,845 per month, but this may vary based on the level of care and accommodations provided.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living prices in Kennesaw fall in the middle of the cost spectrum. The national average is $655 more than costs in Kennesaw, but the Georgia average is $310 less. In some Georgia cities, assisted living is less expensive than in Kennesaw. Savannah's costs are $3,513 and Albany's $3,008. Facilities in Athens, however, charge $339 more than their counterparts in Kennesaw. Rome's costs are also more expensive at $4,293.

Kennesaw

$3,845

Georgia

$3,535

United States

$4,500

Athens

$4,184

Savannah

$3,513

Albany

$3,008

Rome

$4,293

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is among the least expensive senior care choices in Kennesaw. Nursing homes charge the highest prices at $7,528, but they also offer the highest level of care. Seniors who want to remain in their own homes pay more than they would if they moved into assisted living. In-home care comes in at $4,290, while home health care with its light medical services costs $4,576. Adult day programs are priced lower than assisted living by over $2,500 but don't offer the same level of care.

In-Home Care

$4,290

Home Health Care

$4,576

Adult Day Health Care

$1,327

Assisted Living Facility

$3,845

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,528

Note: Data for Kennesaw was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kennesaw

Seniors in Kennesaw may be able to benefit from the Home and Community Based Services program and the Elderly and Disabled Waiver through Medicaid. While these programs don't provide direct cash assistance for assisted living, they can help reduce overall costs.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Financial Assistance 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 Kennesaw

Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kennesaw

 

Kennesaw Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations in Georgia

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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DFB

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Stilesboro Assisted Living

It’s a family-run facility and my dad received excellent care while he was there. The staff treat all the residents with dignity and kindness and are consistently attentive.

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Julie

I visited this facility

Review of Kennesaw Village

I toured here, it was smaller and a little more quaint and personable. We walked in the front door and we talked with the lady, and she showed us around. There were two main hallways of rooms, and...

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Mike

I visited this facility

Review of Canterfield of Kennesaw

I toured Canterfield of Kennesaw. I would say they are excellent. I would give them all five because I really like them. They have a lot of arts and crafts going on. And, of course, they have bingo...

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