Perry, which is the seat of Houston County in central Georgia, has a growing population of about 20,600 residents, which includes nearly 2,900 seniors aged 65 or older. Numerous city parks allow seniors to get outdoors and stay active and it’s home to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, which hosts more than 260 annual events, including the Georgia National Fair. Perry’s high quality of life, low cost of living and mild winters all combine to make Perry a nice location for retirement.

Seniors who want to retain their independence but require some assistance with daily activities may find the best of both worlds in an assisted living community where social activities also abound. The average cost of assisted living in Perry is $2,300 per month, which is significantly lower than the state and national averages.

This guide helps seniors learn about assisted living in Perry. It provides comparisons of the costs of other senior care options and assisted living in other Georgia cities, as well as a list of benefits and drawbacks of living in Perry and local resources relevant to seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Perry, GA

Arbor Manor Assisted Living Community

1900 Macon Road, Perry, GA, 31069

Arbor Manor Assisted Living Community is located in Perry, GA, by a parkway with walking trails. Residents are thankful for assistance with hygiene, laundry and nutritional needs. Their fami … (read more)
Arbor Manor Assisted Living Community is located in Perry, GA, by a parkway with walking trails. Residents are thankful for assistance with hygiene, laundry and nutritional needs. Their fami … (read more)

Summerhill Senior Living Community

500 Stanley Street, Perry, GA, 31069

My dad has moved into Summerhill Senior Living Community and it’s a very good and very clean place. It’s got great and very personable staff. They used to go out and eat but they don’t do that anymore … (read more)
My dad has moved into Summerhill Senior Living Community and it’s a very good and very clean place. It’s got great and very personable staff. They used to go out and eat but they don’t do that anymore … (read more)

Autumn Terrace #3

1026 Keith Dr , Perry, GA, 31069

Autumn Terrace didn’t have enough staff to cover the people that were there. Also, the staff was not well-trained. They had my loved one’s medicines all screwed up. But her room was fine. It was a … (read more)
Autumn Terrace didn’t have enough staff to cover the people that were there. Also, the staff was not well-trained. They had my loved one’s medicines all screwed up. But her room was fine. It was a … (read more)


2016

Antebellum Grove Senior Living

1010 Kathryn Ryals Rd, Warner Robins, GA, 31088

I had an in-person tour of Antebellum Grove Senior Living. The place was very nice. The staff that took us for the tour was thorough. She showed us a studio apartment that was similar to the one that … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of Antebellum Grove Senior Living. The place was very nice. The staff that took us for the tour was thorough. She showed us a studio apartment that was similar to the one that … (read more)

The Phoenix at Lake Joy

100 Lake Crossing Drive, Warner Robins, GA, 31088

The Phoenix at Lake Joy is situated in Warner Robins, Georgia. Lake Joy has a central location, with easy access to services and amenities such as shopping, medical centers and theatres. Residents enj … (read more)
The Phoenix at Lake Joy is situated in Warner Robins, Georgia. Lake Joy has a central location, with easy access to services and amenities such as shopping, medical centers and theatres. Residents enj … (read more)

The Canopy at Warner Robins

120 Latham Drive, Warner Robins, GA, 31088

I liked The Canopy at Warner Robins. If things work out, I will probably move to that one. It’s a good location for me. I would give high marks on just about everything. It’s a relatively new location … (read more)
I liked The Canopy at Warner Robins. If things work out, I will probably move to that one. It’s a good location for me. I would give high marks on just about everything. It’s a relatively new location … (read more)

2016

Summer’s Landing of Warner Robins

600 South Kimberly Road, Warner Robins, GA, 31088

Summer’s Landing of Warner Robins Senior Living Community is tucked away in Warner Robins, Georgia, not far from Robins Air Force Base. Visitors are impressed by cottages around the perimeter of the c … (read more)
Summer’s Landing of Warner Robins Senior Living Community is tucked away in Warner Robins, Georgia, not far from Robins Air Force Base. Visitors are impressed by cottages around the perimeter of the c … (read more)

Kingsford of Warner Robins

851 Gunn Road, Warner Robins, GA, 31093

Kingsford of Warner Robins is situated in Warner Robins, GA, adjacent to a park and post office. Card games, bingo and horse racing games are the most popular activities. Residents are appreciative of … (read more)
Kingsford of Warner Robins is situated in Warner Robins, GA, adjacent to a park and post office. Card games, bingo and horse racing games are the most popular activities. Residents are appreciative of … (read more)

Willow Creek Personal Care Home

404 North Houston Lake Boulevard, Centerville, GA, 31028

Willow Creek Personal Care Home is located in Centerville, GA, right by the main boulevard and a few restaurants. Residents enjoy day trips by van to movies, shopping malls and parks. The facility hel … (read more)
Willow Creek Personal Care Home is located in Centerville, GA, right by the main boulevard and a few restaurants. Residents enjoy day trips by van to movies, shopping malls and parks. The facility hel … (read more)

Villa Rose

430 MOSLEY RD, Byron, GA, 31008

We chose the Villa Rose for my aunt. She will move in this month. We liked it for the location and size. The staff was very helpful, answered all the questions, typical sales. The facility does not ha … (read more)
We chose the Villa Rose for my aunt. She will move in this month. We liked it for the location and size. The staff was very helpful, answered all the questions, typical sales. The facility does not ha … (read more)

Colonial Gardens-Warner Robins

903 GA-96, Warner Robins, GA, 31088

Colonial Gardens of Warner Robins, GA, is an assisted living facility located in a quiet neighborhood next to shopping centers, parks and the nearby town of Bonaire. Residents and visitors speak highl … (read more)
Colonial Gardens of Warner Robins, GA, is an assisted living facility located in a quiet neighborhood next to shopping centers, parks and the nearby town of Bonaire. Residents and visitors speak highl … (read more)

Southern Heritage PCH

814 Carl Vinson Parkway, Centerville, GA, 31028

Southern Heritage PCH is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Centerville, GA, within close proximity to numerous churches and shops. Visitors are pleased with the size of the r … (read more)
Southern Heritage PCH is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Centerville, GA, within close proximity to numerous churches and shops. Visitors are pleased with the size of the r … (read more)

Virginia Gardens Assisted Lvg Center

404 E. CHURCH STREET, Fort Valley, GA, 31030


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Perry

The Healthcare Facility Regulation Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health regulates assisted living and other senior care facilities in Perry and throughout the state. Staff members perform inspections and licensure of all types of personal care homes and investigate any complaints that arise.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Perry

  • The Georgia state sales tax rate is 4% and Houston County’s local sales tax rate is 3% for a total of 7% in sales taxes for seniors living in Perry. This rate is higher than nearly 70% of Georgia’s other cities and counties. However, seniors routinely requiring prescription drugs benefit from the 3% tax rate on these items.
  • Georgia offers generous tax exemptions on retirement income, which greatly benefit seniors in Perry. Social Security income is completely tax-exempt, and most types of retirement income are exempt for seniors aged 65 or older, up to $65,000 for single filers or $130,000 for joint filers.
  • Seniors benefit from having a 45-bed acute care facility within the city limits. Perry Hospital boasts an on-site ICU, 24/7 physician-covered emergency department and outpatient surgery center. It also offers pain management services and rehabilitation care for recuperating seniors. Veterans also have access to the Perry VA Clinic.
  • Perry’s cost of living is 18% lower than the national average and about 7% lower than the state average, which helps stretch retirement dollars. Compared to the national average, seniors benefit from a 7% savings in health care costs and transportation costs are about 20% lower, which is helpful for seniors who still work and active seniors who frequently go on outings.
  • On a scale of one for low crime to 100 for high crime, Perry rates a 13.1 for violent crime and a 22.6 for property crime. The national average is higher at 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. The state average is also higher at 21.1 and 41.8.
  • Perry gets about 46 inches of rain annually, which is more than the national average of 38 inches, but it doesn’t get any snow. Lack of snowfall and an average January low that doesn’t get below freezing are perks for retirees who are tired of long, frigid winters and/or no longer want to shovel snow.

Paying for Assisted Living in Perry

The average cost of assisted living in Perry is extremely low at $2,300 per month, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. This presents a significant monthly cost savings of $1,200 compared to the state average and $2,000 less than the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Perry’s average assisted living cost is lower than many Georgia cities and substantially lower than some. It’s less than Macon’s by $430 per month and lower than Albany’s by $535. Perry’s cost is much lower than Savannah’s by $1,200 and Columbus’ by $1,350.

$2300

Perry

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2730

Macon

$2835

Albany

$3500

Savannah

$3650

Columbus

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When comparing other types of senior care, seniors can find varying costs and levels of care available. Adult day health care is generally the lowest cost with the lowest level of care. While an average cost isn’t available for Perry, the state average is $1,355 per month. Receiving care at home costs more than assisted living, with homemaker services and home health aide care both around $4,004 per month. Nursing home facilities offer the highest level of care with the highest cost at $6,540 for semiprivate rooms or $7,300 for private rooms.

$4004

Homemaker Services

$4004

Home Health Aide

$2300

Assisted Living Facility

$6540

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7300

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Perry was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Warner Robins, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Perry

Perry and the state of Georgia have two Medicaid waiver programs that assist seniors that pay for services in personal care homes with at least 24 beds. This includes the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Services Program.

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 Perry

Seniors in Perry have numerous resources for aging-related programs and services. Many resources provide free services that help improve quality of life and promote continued independence in assisted living and other types of senior care settings.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(478) 751-6160

MGRC is the state-designated Area Agency on Aging for Middle Georgia, which serves 11 counties, including Houston County. The AAA’s primary role is to develop and administer a comprehensive system of services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. It maintains an extensive database of services relevant to seniors, including care consultation services, and its material aid services help seniors obtain incontinence supplies and assistive technology devices. AAA also offers a wellness program that promotes healthy aging through nutrition and exercise, and it offers elder legal services to protect the rights of seniors.

(478) 988-0060

The Perry Senior Center, also called the James E. Worrall Center, offers hot lunches and social activities for seniors. It’s open daily for walking and use of the gym and game room. The center also offers bingo hosted by the Perry Volunteer Outreach.

(478) 218-3906

The Warner Robins Veterans Field Service Office, about 14 miles from Perry, assists veterans of all ages. Staff members provide benefits assistance, including help with state benefits for Georgia veterans. They also offer appeals support and education and training services.

(866) 991-9988

Higgins Management Services operates the Middle Region of the Middle & West Ombudsman Programs. Services are available to a 36-county area that includes Houston County. The ombudsman program advocates for residents of long-term care facilities, including assisted living. It also investigates complaints residents make against these facilities. Ombudsmen are volunteers who visit with residents to ensure they receive the quality of care agreed upon in their residency contracts.

(404) 894-8000

Seniors in Perry needing assistive devices and services can find help through Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program. It administers statewide Tools for Life services to provide access to assistive devices for all types of disabilities. Services are provided through funding and lending libraries as well as the assistive technology and durable medical equipment reuse program.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Perry

Perry-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