3 Assisted Living Facilities in Pooler, GA
The average cost of assisted living in Pooler is $3,247 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Savannah with an average starting cost of $3,077.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Pooler. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Pooler 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Savannah with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pooler
Pooler is a city of about 25,000 residents in Chatham County, Georgia. The city has a variety of amenities to accommodate the senior community, which accounts for over 11% of the population. The Pooler Senior Citizen's Program provides exercise classes, hot meals and day trips to area seniors. It operates out of the local senior center, which is located in the Sangrena Woods neighborhood in the northwestern region of Pooler.
Pooler seniors who need assistance with daily living activities and no longer wish to bear the responsibilities of maintaining a house have three assisted living facilities to choose from. In Pooler, assisted living facilities may be licensed as personal care homes or assisted living communities, and they are governed by the Department of Community Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pooler
- The Pooler region has outstanding air quality, which may make the city a good option for seniors, especially those with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.
- While housing, transportation and utilities cost about 4% more in Pooler than in the rest of the state and nation, healthcare is relatively affordable at about 13% lower than the statewide average and 17% lower than the national average. This may appeal to seniors who have chronic medical conditions.
Property crime in Pooler ranks about 8 points higher than the national average, but violent crime is considerably lower at 8 points below the U.S. average. Even so, seniors may want to find an assisted living facility that has security features like alarm systems and surveillance cameras.
- Seniors aged 65 and over who prefer to let someone else do the driving can use the public bus service for a reduced fare. Pooler's local transit system is provided courtesy of Chatham Area Transit, which operates over a dozen fixed rides throughout the region and a free shuttle service in Downtown Savannah.
- The Pooler area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital Pooler Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Pooler seniors don't pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, and there is a large deduction for other types of retirement income. This may allow seniors to put more money towards assisted living expenses.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pooler
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Pooler start around $3,247 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 Pooler 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 Pooler
Pooler seniors who meet income and asset guidelines may have some assisted living services covered by one of two Medicaid waiver programs, including the Community Care Services Program and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment program.
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 Pooler
Pooler 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 Pooler, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pooler
Pooler-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 near Pooler, GA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Pooler
Review of Oaks at Pooler
The entire staff at Oaks is amazing. They truly care about the residents there, and provide excellent care and assistance when needed. In addition to fun activities, good food, and pretty surroun... Read more
Review of Oaks at Pooler
We had my mom at the Oaks at Pooler, and they just don’t have the trained personnel. They don’t know what to do with people with memory care problems. If you try to make my mom do something she doe... Read more
Review of Oaks at Pooler
Oaks at Pooler was nice but more expensive than other communities. The staff member was very nice and very informative. She talked to us about all the amenities and the services they offered. They ... Read more