Located about 46 miles east of Atlanta and 26 miles southwest of Athens, Monroe, GA, is home to approximately 14,928 residents. Seniors aged 65 and older make up approximately 12.2% of the Monroe population or about 1,700 people. Monroe seamlessly combines all of the benefits of a thriving, urban environment with a small-town atmosphere. With antebellum architecture and some of the best antique shops in the south, Downtown Monroe is a great place to grab a bite and do some shopping at local hotspots like the Monroe Farmers Market. With the Piedmont Walton Hospital nearby, seniors have easy access to emergency health care. 

Assisted living allows seniors to preserve their independence, offering a helping hand with daily activities without sacrificing resident privacy. The average cost of assisted living in Monroe is $3,366 per month, slightly below the state median of $3,500.

This guide takes a look at life in Monroe and the pros and cons of assisted living communities in the area. Read on to learn more about the costs, benefits, drawbacks and resources available to seniors retiring in picturesque Monroe, GA.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Monroe, GA

Rose of Sharon

533 S. Madison Ave., Monroe, GA, 30655


Great Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

920 Highway 138, Monroe, GA, 30655

I am currently at Great Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care, and it is a learning curve. The food is less than appetizing. The staff are very attentive. Part of the amenities are not in use because o … (read more)
I am currently at Great Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care, and it is a learning curve. The food is less than appetizing. The staff are very attentive. Part of the amenities are not in use because o … (read more)

Hollander Senior Living of Monroe

171 Hwy 78 NW, Monroe, GA, 30655

I did a tour of Hollander Senior Living of Monroe. It was defining, as far as making the decision about whether or not I want to put my dad in a home. It was kind of lost in time. The staff was pleasa … (read more)
I did a tour of Hollander Senior Living of Monroe. It was defining, as far as making the decision about whether or not I want to put my dad in a home. It was kind of lost in time. The staff was pleasa … (read more)

Park Place Nursing Facility

1865 BOLD SPRINGS ROAD, Monroe, GA, 30655

While the facility was clean, the care was below average. The only option for the patient is to wear a diaper b/c no one will answer the call button. CNA staff was very rude and disrespectful to my f … (read more)
While the facility was clean, the care was below average. The only option for the patient is to wear a diaper b/c no one will answer the call button. CNA staff was very rude and disrespectful to my f … (read more)

Caring Hearts Personal Care Home

430 South Broad Street, Monroe, GA, 30655


Marable Manor

235 E Marable Street, Monroe, GA, 30655


2020, 2022

The Retreat at Loganville

580 Tommy Lee Fuller Drive, Loganville, GA, 30052

The Retreat at Loganville was very nice and very accommodating, updated, and it wasn’t old looking inside. It was very beautiful. The room was small. It’s just a bedroom, and it had a shower that you … (read more)
The Retreat at Loganville was very nice and very accommodating, updated, and it wasn’t old looking inside. It was very beautiful. The room was small. It’s just a bedroom, and it had a shower that you … (read more)

The Landing of Winder

901 Haymon Morris Rd, Winder, GA, 30680

I toured The Landing of Winder. I liked it. It was an awesome facility and beautiful. My visit was very informative. It was actually wonderful. It’s a beautiful facility and a very calming atmosphere. … (read more)
I toured The Landing of Winder. I liked it. It was an awesome facility and beautiful. My visit was very informative. It was actually wonderful. It’s a beautiful facility and a very calming atmosphere. … (read more)

Merryvale Assisted Living

11980 Highway 142 N, Oxford, GA, 30054

We visited Merryvale Assisted Living and it’s very good. The staff is very good. The dining area was very nice. They have a library and an area for veterans that has their pictures on the wall.
We visited Merryvale Assisted Living and it’s very good. The staff is very good. The dining area was very nice. They have a library and an area for veterans that has their pictures on the wall.

Gateway Gardens

138 Gateway Lane, Bethlehem, GA, 30620

The staff at Gateway Gardens was very friendly. The facility was clean and had a good smell. The activities and the menus were posted, and all looked good. So, there’s a lot of transparency. The senio … (read more)
The staff at Gateway Gardens was very friendly. The facility was clean and had a good smell. The activities and the menus were posted, and all looked good. So, there’s a lot of transparency. The senio … (read more)

Safe Haven

4643 Gauntt Road, Oxford, GA, 30054

Very nice and warm country environment. Food is personally prepared to meet each residents need. I would highly recommend this personal care home!
Very nice and warm country environment. Food is personally prepared to meet each residents need. I would highly recommend this personal care home!

Living Treasures Personal Care – CLOSED

4682 Cedar Drive, Loganville, GA, 30052

My mom was a resident of Living Treasures the last 7 and 1/2 months of her precious life. She had Alzheimer and had gotten too hard to handle in our home setting. When we visited Living Treasures, w … (read more)
My mom was a resident of Living Treasures the last 7 and 1/2 months of her precious life. She had Alzheimer and had gotten too hard to handle in our home setting. When we visited Living Treasures, w … (read more)

The Gardens of Social Circle

621 N Cherokee Rd, Social Circle, GA, 30025

My husband went with me to Oxton Village. It looked to be fine, but they were repainting all of it at the time. Part of it was already done, but the part for dementia and Alzheimer’s was not finishe … (read more)
My husband went with me to Oxton Village. It looked to be fine, but they were repainting all of it at the time. Part of it was already done, but the part for dementia and Alzheimer’s was not finishe … (read more)

Lark’S Nest, The

210 Main Street, Loganville, GA, 30052


Choice Care Senior Living

4930 Highway 20, Loganville, GA, 30052


Tayler’s Sanctuary

5215 Lake Carlton Road, Loganville, GA, 30052


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Monroe

The Department of Community Health is the agency that handles licensing for assisted living facilities in Monroe. In addition to conducting original licensing inspections, it also performs routine scheduled inspections and surprise inspections to ensure all Monroe assisted living communities are meeting or exceeding state laws and regulations

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Monroe

  • Living in Monroe is affordable, with a cost of living that is 11.4% below the national average. Seniors benefit most from the very low cost of housing, which is about half the cost of housing nationwide and 26.1 points below the average for the rest of Georgia. 
  • Air and water quality scores in Monroe are around the national average, which may not be ideal for seniors with respiratory illnesses. However, the city scores very well when looking at contaminated land, according to the EPA Superfund. 
  • Monroe is home to 87 physicians per 100,000 residents, which is well below the national average of 210 per 100,000. To balance the relatively low number of physicians, Monroe has some of the most affordable health care around, with a score of 7.5 points below the average cost. 
  • As a small town located between two larger cities, Monroe does have relatively high crime rates for both violent and property crimes. However, assisted living communities often have controlled entry, security systems and 24-hour staffing to help mitigate any risks related to local crime statistics.
  • Mild winters are a big selling point for many seniors who don’t want to deal with slippery ice and snow. Monroe has an average annual snowfall of just one inch, and even in the winter months, temperatures rarely drop below freezing. 
  • Public transportation is extremely limited, which is common in smaller towns. However, many assisted living communities offer transportation services to their residents for errands and appointments along with entertainment and social activities. Local senior centers may also offer limited transportation assistance for seniors. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Monroe

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs an average of $3,366 per month in Monroe. The state average is slightly higher, at $3,500 per month, $800 below the national median. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Monroe is one of the more affordable options for assisted living in the Athens area of Georgia. Monroe seniors pay $134 less than the state average and $634 less than seniors in Atlanta. Gainesville seniors to the north pay even more at $4,263 per month. Only Macon seniors pay less at $2,730 per month. 

$3366

Monroe

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$4000

Atlanta

$4263

Gainesville

$2730

Macon

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living care is one of the more affordable long-term care options for Monroe seniors. In-home services are more expensive, with homemaker costs averaging $4,052 per month and home health aides averaging $4,162. For seniors who only need care during the traditional workweek, adult day health care may be a more affordable option at $1,625 per month, when friends and family can provide care during the remainder of the week. Nursing home care is the most expensive and provides the most comprehensive level of care. Monroe seniors can expect to pay $6,266 per month for a shared room or just $304 more per month for a private room. 

$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 Monroe was not available, so data for the closest city, Athens, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Monroe

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 Monroe

Monroe and the state of Georgia offer a variety of services designed to help seniors as they age. Services may include entertainment, wellness resources, fitness programs, transportation and help with accessing public and private benefits. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(770) 267-6589

The NEGRC funds several programs offered through local seniors centers. The Walton County Senior Center is centrally located in Monroe and offers seniors a place to meet for social activities or wellness classes. Some examples of available activities include walking clubs, fitness classes, hot lunch programs and transportation services.

(770) 276-1604

Offered by the Walton County Parks and Recreation Department, the Senior Fitness program offers classes every weekday at three locations. Monroe seniors are encouraged to participate and build health, flexibility and mobility using exercises tailored to meet the needs of people with various ability levels. 

(706) 583-2546

The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission is the ADRC location serving seniors in Monroe. This one-stop information center for seniors and their caregivers provides a convenient way to connect seniors with available services. Some examples of assistance programs include options counseling for seniors planning long-term care, benefits counseling for those new to Medicare/Medicaid, public assistance information and more. 

(706) 549-4850

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to act as an advocate for seniors and other residents at long-term care facilities. This program helps resolve complaints regarding care and resolve situations that don't need legal intervention. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Monroe

Monroe-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