13 Assisted Living Facilities in Savannah, GA
The average cost of assisted living in Savannah is $3,349 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Pooler with an average starting cost of $3,213.
To help you with your search, browse the 135 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Savannah. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Savannah 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Richmond Hill with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Savannah, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Savannah
Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia; residents and tourists can peruse Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, gaze upon the Savannah River, visit the iconic statue of the waving girl, take a ghost tour and enjoy seasonal events like the city's annual food and wine festival and annual film festival. Seniors in Savannah will have endless things to do outside of their assisted living communities. The 10 assisted living facilities in Savannah and additional three in the surrounding area are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Savannah
Located along the Atlantic coast, Savannah has a subtropical climate, categorized by long, sultry summers and brief, cool winters. The city is also at risk for hurricanes that travel along the east coast. It was most recently affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Savannah has an array of community resources for seniors, including The Learning Center, an organization that promotes life-long education and intellectually-engaging activities, as well as four senior centers.
Living in Savannah is much more affordable than other parts of the United States. The cost of living is 14 percent lower here than the national average.
The Savannah area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Landmark Hospital of Savannah and Georgia Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Chatham Area Transit provides regular public bus service throughout Savannah. In addition, there are free buses that operate throughout the downtown historic district.
Savannah is a living history museum all by itself. The historic district is filled with 19th century homes that help illustrate Georgia's past. In addition, the city is home to the Telfair Museum of Art, the first public art museum in the South, and the City Market, a restored market building that houses a variety of restaurants and retailers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Savannah
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Assisted Living costs in Savannah start around $3,360 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 Savannah 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 Savannah
Those in Georgia who need assistance with finance typically apply to the Community Care Service Program (CCSP), which is specifically for those who do not require a nursing-home level of care but need extra help with the tasks of everyday life. For those who need more intensive care, Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) is the next stage.
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 Savannah
Savannah 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 Savannah, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Savannah
Savannah-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Savannah
Review of Buckingham South Assisted Living
Buckingham South Assisted Living was impressive. It seemed like a topnotch place. We didn't choose it because we made other plans with family, which we thought was better. It's a very hands-on plac... Read more
Review of The Social at Savannah
The Social at Savannah really is not in a good area of Savannah. The facility itself is easily accessible. We did take a good tour, but I think they would be low on my list simply because of the lo... Read more
Review of Buckingham South Assisted Living
Staff is positive and caring and attentive to the needs of their patients here. It feels more like family . All requests get addressed right away.Good communication between staff and family is evid... Read more