Located 22 miles northwest of Georgia’s state capital, Atlanta, Powder Springs derives its name from the gunpowder-colored sand created by its seven mineral springs. Powder Springs’ population of 15,758, including its approximately 2,100 senior citizens, provides a small town atmosphere. It also offers low grocery, housing and healthcare costs. There’s plenty to keep active seniors busy, from walking area trails to enjoying Atlanta’s cultural and sporting events.

Assisted living facilities offer seniors help with their daily care. Individuals live in their own rooms or apartments and share common areas. Residents may receive help with medications, laundry, housekeeping and personal care. Seniors are offered meal and snack selections, and they live in a secured environment and have the option of participating in recreational and social activities. Seniors in the Powder Springs area typically pay around $4,000 per month for assisted living accommodations, which is more than Georgia’s average but less than the national median.

This guide offers information about the benefits and drawbacks of choosing Powder Springs as a retirement destination. It also includes details on the average cost of assisted living care and local aging-related resources available to seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Powder Springs, GA

2016

Bethel Gardens Assisted & Memory Care

3805 Jackson Way Ext., Powder Springs, GA, 30127

I visited Bethel Gardens Assisted & Memory Care. It wasn’t as nice as a room if I were to compare, but it was clean. The people were very nice. It was a little smaller, and they have fewer patient … (read more)
I visited Bethel Gardens Assisted & Memory Care. It wasn’t as nice as a room if I were to compare, but it was clean. The people were very nice. It was a little smaller, and they have fewer patient … (read more)

Top Of The Line Residential Care Ii

4712 Meadows Rd, Powder Springs, GA, 30127


Legacy Ridge at Sweetwater Creek

1600 Lee Road, Lithia Springs, GA, 30122

Legacy Ridge at Sweetwater Creek was clean and seemed to have attentive staff. One of the nice things was the convenience of where everything was located. It didn’t look like it was something that wou … (read more)
Legacy Ridge at Sweetwater Creek was clean and seemed to have attentive staff. One of the nice things was the convenience of where everything was located. It didn’t look like it was something that wou … (read more)

2012, 2013, 2016

The Heritage of Marietta

1790 Powder Springs Rd, Marietta, GA, 30064

A senior living facility, The Heritage of Marietta offers a beautiful outdoor setting featuring walking paths for daily exercise, gazebos for peaceful reflection and a courtyard for community interact … (read more)
A senior living facility, The Heritage of Marietta offers a beautiful outdoor setting featuring walking paths for daily exercise, gazebos for peaceful reflection and a courtyard for community interact … (read more)

Aspen Village at Lost Mountain

135 Hillside Trace, Dallas, GA, 30157

We had an in-person tour of Aspen Village at Lost Mountain. Visibility-wise, on the surface, it is a very attractive place and seems to be well run. The staff members I talked to all seemed to be very … (read more)
We had an in-person tour of Aspen Village at Lost Mountain. Visibility-wise, on the surface, it is a very attractive place and seems to be well run. The staff members I talked to all seemed to be very … (read more)

Woodland Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

4005 S Cobb Dr Se, Smyrna, GA, 30080

Woodland Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in the northwest Atlanta city of Smyrna, Georgia, close to outdoor venues including Marietta Park and Legacy Golf Links. Visitors and resident … (read more)
Woodland Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in the northwest Atlanta city of Smyrna, Georgia, close to outdoor venues including Marietta Park and Legacy Golf Links. Visitors and resident … (read more)

2015, 2016

Atria Mableton

3829 Floyd Road, Austell, GA, 30106

Atria Mableton is nestled next to WellStar Cobb Hospital and the Burlington Plaza shopping mall in Austell, Georgia. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility for being modern and clean and d … (read more)
Atria Mableton is nestled next to WellStar Cobb Hospital and the Burlington Plaza shopping mall in Austell, Georgia. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility for being modern and clean and d … (read more)

Kimberly Personal Care Home

700 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA, 30132

We like Kimberly Personal Care Home. Everybody’s really friendly and everybody who lives there seems to be happy. They seem to be doing what they said they were going to do. The place is very nice. Th … (read more)
We like Kimberly Personal Care Home. Everybody’s really friendly and everybody who lives there seems to be happy. They seem to be doing what they said they were going to do. The place is very nice. Th … (read more)

Manor Lake Hiram

68 Breezy Valley Connector, Hiram, GA, 30141

I am now in Manor Lake Hiram, it’s very nice, very clean and well-kept. The staff is very good and the food is sometimes very good, sometimes not so good. They have a kitchen staff that keeps quitting … (read more)
I am now in Manor Lake Hiram, it’s very nice, very clean and well-kept. The staff is very good and the food is sometimes very good, sometimes not so good. They have a kitchen staff that keeps quitting … (read more)

2013

Delmar Gardens of Smyrna

404 King Springs Village Pkwy Se, Smyrna, GA, 30082

Delmar Gardens of Smyrna was larger, very nice, and has a little more of a resort feel. The layout is bigger, so they have more places to visit inside the building. The rooms were apartment style and … (read more)
Delmar Gardens of Smyrna was larger, very nice, and has a little more of a resort feel. The layout is bigger, so they have more places to visit inside the building. The rooms were apartment style and … (read more)

Benton House of Douglasville

4999 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville, GA, 30135

A loved one has moved into Benton House of Douglasville. We chose it, one, because it’s within ten miles of my home, and I’m my cousin’s main caregiver; that was important. Two, they had the largest r … (read more)
A loved one has moved into Benton House of Douglasville. We chose it, one, because it’s within ten miles of my home, and I’m my cousin’s main caregiver; that was important. Two, they had the largest r … (read more)

Gaines Park Senior Living

1740 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw, GA, 30152

I had an in-person tour of Gaines Park Senior Living. Everything was inclusive. The only thing I didn’t particularly like about this one was the studio. It was awfully small. The staff members were gr … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of Gaines Park Senior Living. Everything was inclusive. The only thing I didn’t particularly like about this one was the studio. It was awfully small. The staff members were gr … (read more)

Greenwood Place

1160 Whitlock Ave Nw, Marietta, GA, 30064

I saw assisted living at Greenwood Place. I didn’t go over to the memory care part because the lady told me that the rooms in the memory care part is just the same like the rooms in the assisted livin … (read more)
I saw assisted living at Greenwood Place. I didn’t go over to the memory care part because the lady told me that the rooms in the memory care part is just the same like the rooms in the assisted livin … (read more)

Oaks at Douglasville

4605 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville, GA, 30135

I didn’t like their setup at Oaks at Douglasville. As soon as you come in the front door, that is the only area that they had a community area to watch TV or to sit for the residents. It just seemed v … (read more)
I didn’t like their setup at Oaks at Douglasville. As soon as you come in the front door, that is the only area that they had a community area to watch TV or to sit for the residents. It just seemed v … (read more)

Azalea Manor

557 Waterman Street SE, Marietta, GA, 30060

Azalea Manor is a family-owned and operated assisted living facility in Marietta, Georgia. The community offers both private and semi-private housing options for those 65 and older, including companio … (read more)
Azalea Manor is a family-owned and operated assisted living facility in Marietta, Georgia. The community offers both private and semi-private housing options for those 65 and older, including companio … (read more)

Oaks at West Cobb

3292 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., NW, Marietta, GA, 30064


Cadence Marietta

1345 Milford Church Road, Marietta, GA, 30008

As a premier assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta Georgia, Elmcroft of Milford Chase offers its residents independent living while also providing them with 24-hour personalized assista … (read more)
As a premier assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta Georgia, Elmcroft of Milford Chase offers its residents independent living while also providing them with 24-hour personalized assista … (read more)

2020

Joyful Living

688 Hurt Road, Sw, Smyrna, GA, 30082

Kosta at Smyrna is an assisted living facility located east of Hurt Road Park and south of Mill Creek Lake. Loved ones give top marks to the facility’s family-like atmosphere and the high-quality food … (read more)
Kosta at Smyrna is an assisted living facility located east of Hurt Road Park and south of Mill Creek Lake. Loved ones give top marks to the facility’s family-like atmosphere and the high-quality food … (read more)

Presbyterian Village

2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA, 30106

Dysfunctional executive leadership who distorts the truth and has not responded to basic needs during the pandemic: weight loss, grooming neglect, neglect of basic cleaning, social isolation. Avoid … (read more)
Dysfunctional executive leadership who distorts the truth and has not responded to basic needs during the pandemic: weight loss, grooming neglect, neglect of basic cleaning, social isolation. Avoid … (read more)

2015

Heritage of Brookstone

5235 Stilesboro Rd Nw, Kennesaw, GA, 30152

Heritage of Brookstone is adjacent to a bustling shopping area near the intersection of Mars Hill Road and Stilesboro Road in Kennesaw, Georgia. Relatives state that the staff is welcoming, helpful an … (read more)
Heritage of Brookstone is adjacent to a bustling shopping area near the intersection of Mars Hill Road and Stilesboro Road in Kennesaw, Georgia. Relatives state that the staff is welcoming, helpful an … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Powder Springs

The Department of Community Health’s Division of Healthcare Facility Regulation licenses and oversees assisted living facilities in the Powder Springs area and other towns and cities throughout the state. Its officers conduct routine inspections to ensure facilities remain in compliance with Georgia’s rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Powder Springs

  • Powder Springs’ average of 217 days of sunshine per year provides seniors with plenty of opportunities to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The area’s annual 52.8 inches of rain and July and August’s heat may bring activities indoors. However, Powder Springs’ averages a mere 1.7 inches of snow annually, and its winter daytime temperatures generally hover in the 50s.
  • Powder Springs’ transportation and miscellaneous expenses, such as repairs and entertainment, push the area’s overall cost of living above the national average. Seniors living in the area, however, save on groceries, healthcare, housing and utilities.
  • Violent and property crime rates in Powder Springs far exceed the national averages, but one of the benefits of living in an assisted living community is the security it provides. Facilities typically furnish 24/7 security services, including video surveillance.
  • Powder Springs’ public transportation choices are somewhat limited. However, there are options available to seniors who have no other resources to get to medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores. Cobb County’s CSS Transportation Services is one program seniors might use.
  • The Patricia  C. Vaughn Cultural Arts Center is a 7,000 square-foot multimedia facility that hosts theatrical performances and other cultural events that seniors may enjoy. The annual Powder Springs Seafood Festival offers excellent fare and live entertainment, giving active seniors another excuse to get out and enjoy all the area has to offer. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Powder Springs

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, seniors can expect to pay an average of $4,000 per month for assisted living care in Powder Springs. While this is higher than Georgia’s $3,500 average, it’s lower than the $4,300 national median.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Powder Springs’ average assisted living cost of $4,000 is one of the highest in the state. The lowest rate statewide is found in Warner Robins, where seniors pay an average of $2,300 per month. The highest assisted living costs are paid in Gainesville, where the average is $4,263. The rate is about midrange in Columbus at $3,650 per month.

$4000

Powder Springs

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2300

Warner Robins

$4263

Gainesville

$3650

Columbus

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Powder Springs have other long-term care options in addition to assisted living. The most affordable is adult day health care at $1,300 per month, but it only provides assistance on weekdays. Individuals who would prefer to remain at home may opt for either homemaker or home health aide services, which are comparably priced at $4,147 and $4,195, respectively. The most expensive option is nursing home care at $6,950 for a semiprivate room and $7,559 for private accommodations.

$4147

Homemaker Services

$4195

Home Health Aide

$1300

Adult Day Health Care

$4000

Assisted Living Facility

$6950

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7559

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Powder Springs

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 Powder Springs

Powder Springs has many resources available to seniors who are considering moving to or already live in an assisted living community. Nonprofit organizations and local government agencies provide a variety of free services, including support and advocacy, benefits counseling and social and recreational activities. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(770) 528-5364

Cobb County Senior Services provides a wide range of resources for area seniors. The county's care managers meet with seniors and their families to help identify which resources best meet their needs. The department operates the West Cobb Senior Center in Powder Springs, which offers a variety of activities to engage seniors. Attendees may opt to socialize while playing card or board games, brush up on their art skills or shape up through one of the many fitness classes.

(770) 528-3254

Located 11 miles northeast of Powder Springs, the Marietta Veterans Field Service Office has representatives available to help senior veterans access the available benefits earned through their service. Veterans can receive assistance in determining the benefits they qualify for and filing applications. Available benefits may include VA disability compensation, pensions and Aid and Attendance supplemental pension payments, which can help cover the cost of assisted living.

(866) 552-4464

The Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of assisted living and other long-term care facilities. The program's purpose is to resolve issues that adversely affect individuals' rights, health and safety. Its trained community ombudsman investigates complaints and consults with facility staff to help find solutions to concerns. Ombudsmen also conducts staff in-service training sessions and community outreach workshops about resident rights, and provides seniors and family members with the necessary resources to make informed long-term care decisions.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Powder Springs

Powder Springs-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