24 Assisted Living Facilities near Macon, GA
Also serving communities of Lizella, Gray, Gordon.
There are 24 Assisted Living Facilities in the Macon area, with 20 in Macon and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Macon is $2,860 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 69 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Macon. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Macon 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Warner Robins with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Macon find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Macon, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Macon, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Macon
Macon is "Where Soul Lives" thanks to ancient Indian mounds, an Italian Renaissance revival mansion, a rock and roll history tour and the largest collection of African American cultural artifacts.
Macon is home to 19 assisted living facilities with an additional 12 located a reasonable distance from the city to serve the senior population — almost 17 percent. Assisted living facilities in Macon and elsewhere in Georgia offer professional assistance that includes activities associated with daily living.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Macon
- The cost of living in Macon is 17 percent lower than the national average and 13 percent lower than the overall cost of living in the state.
- The city of Macon is home to world-class medical facilities, including Navicent Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority operates reliable bus lines in and around Macon. Eligible seniors also have access to the authority’s Paratransit Service. Seniors aged 62 and older pay reduced fares to ride.
- Macon has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Middle Georgia Community Action Agency, an organization that provides social services for area residents. There are also eight other regional senior centers.
- While Macon attracts many seniors to its assisted living communities, it must be noted that the city as a whole suffers from a crime rate that is nearly double the national average. Macon’s crime rate also exceeds Georgia’s state average for crime. Annually, the national crime rate average is 2,837; in Macon, that number increases to 5,512.
- Macon summers are hot and humid with temperatures averaging 94 degrees in July. Some seniors with respiratory problems may find summers difficult. Macon winters are mild with temperatures rarely venturing below freezing. The average temperature for January is 47 degrees.
Paying for Assisted Living in Macon
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Assisted Living costs in Macon start around $2,860 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 Macon 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 Macon
In Macon, as in other areas of Georgia, eligible seniors can expect Medicaid assistance to pay for assisted living services. Medicaid offers two types of payment waivers that include Community Care Service Program (CCSP) and Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (Source).
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 Macon
Macon 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 Macon, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Macon
Macon-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 Macon, GA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Macon
Review of John-Wesley Villas of Macon
My mom has moved into John-Wesley Villas of Macon. It's excellent. The 1-bedroom apartment is great for her, and it's clean. The activities are different right now because of Covid. It's a good fac... Read more
Review of Willow Creek Macon
My mother was at this facility for one month and that’s all we could take. Food is terrible yes she lost weight. What finally broke the straw was they allowed her to run out of her heart medication... Read more
Review of Willow Creek Macon
My mother was in here, and was complaining of swelling in her leg. The staff would not allow her to see a doctor and told my father she was making it up. Hospital records show she has a fracture in... Read more