Located in DeKalb County, about 20 miles from Atlanta, Stone Mountain is a small city of fewer than 6,300 people, including about 565 residents aged 65 or older. Nestled on the west side of Georgia’s famous Stone Mountain Park and the town’s namesake, a unique quartz monzonite mountain, active seniors find plenty of outdoor recreational activities. The mountain and Park offer a 3,200-acre wonderland and lots of varied attractions and activities.

Assisted living residences provide seniors with personalized supportive care for those who need some daily assistance but wish to remain as independent as possible. Although some medical care is provided in assisted living settings, it isn’t a suitable environment for seniors requiring extensive medical assistance and/or round-the-clock care. The average cost of assisted living in Stone Mountain is $4,000 per month, making it more expensive than the state average but less than the national average.

This guide covers important aspects of assisted living in Stone Mountain. It outlines the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here and compares the cost of assisted living to other senior care options and the average cost of other Georgia cities. There’s also a list of free resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Stone Mountain, GA

Park Springs – A Life Plan Community

600 Springhouse Circle, Stone Mountain, GA, 30087

Park Springs was such a grand place. The food was really good. We went for a presentation and then had lunch. They showed us one of the units in that particular building, which was kind of an apartmen … (read more)
Park Springs was such a grand place. The food was really good. We went for a presentation and then had lunch. They showed us one of the units in that particular building, which was kind of an apartmen … (read more)

Fourth View Personal Care Home

4118 Sioux Way, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083

Fourth View PCH was very nicely laid out and kind of secluded, which meant not a whole lot of traffic, which is good because my sister likes to walk. The staff was very professional and it had a reall … (read more)
Fourth View PCH was very nicely laid out and kind of secluded, which meant not a whole lot of traffic, which is good because my sister likes to walk. The staff was very professional and it had a reall … (read more)

Epi Caregiving Personal Care Home

646 Post Road Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30088


Grosvenor Home

4556 Central Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083



Brookside Stone Mountain

1745 Parke Plaza Circle, Stone Mountain, GA, 30087

We like the Brookside Stone Mountain facility. We like the staff, and we like how clean it is. It just seemed to be the perfect place for my mom. My wife and I were very impressed with the quality of … (read more)
We like the Brookside Stone Mountain facility. We like the staff, and we like how clean it is. It just seemed to be the perfect place for my mom. My wife and I were very impressed with the quality of … (read more)

Waters Cove Senior Living

1200 Silver Hill Rd., Stone Mountain, GA, 30087

Waters Cove provide excellent service to my mother, when searching for placement, I knew right away this was the perfect setting, small and family oriented, staff is friendly and warm; very knowledgea … (read more)
Waters Cove provide excellent service to my mother, when searching for placement, I knew right away this was the perfect setting, small and family oriented, staff is friendly and warm; very knowledgea … (read more)

Paradise for Living Services, Inc

1836 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA, 30087

Paradise Living is a great facility. It has everything I want in a facility. It is an independent living, so I make my own food. We have lots of games and stuff like that. I will absolutely recommend … (read more)
Paradise Living is a great facility. It has everything I want in a facility. It is an independent living, so I make my own food. We have lots of games and stuff like that. I will absolutely recommend … (read more)

All In One Personal Care

1260 Hambrick Court, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083

My mother will be moving in to All-In-One Personal Care Home in September. It’s pretty much a house that will only has three residents right now. It’s very homey and I think my mother will really enjo … (read more)
My mother will be moving in to All-In-One Personal Care Home in September. It’s pretty much a house that will only has three residents right now. It’s very homey and I think my mother will really enjo … (read more)

Patron Place PCH

1487 Panola Road, Stone Mountain, GA, 30088

Patron Place was very nice. The staff was attentive. My observation is that it was clean, and the families had access to the patients. The administrator seemed very attentive and concerned for the pat … (read more)
Patron Place was very nice. The staff was attentive. My observation is that it was clean, and the families had access to the patients. The administrator seemed very attentive and concerned for the pat … (read more)

Rising Star Personal Care Home

5018 EAST PONCE DE LEON AVENUE, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083


Williams Pch

4293 Hambrick Way, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083


K & W Care Homes – Stone Mountain

1116 Allgood Road, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083


2013

Sunrise at Webb Gin

1375 Webb Gin House Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045

Sunrise at Webb Gin in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is located a short drive from Eastside Medical Center and close to Alexander Park. Visitors report that the food is good, the rooms are kept very clean a … (read more)
Sunrise at Webb Gin in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is located a short drive from Eastside Medical Center and close to Alexander Park. Visitors report that the food is good, the rooms are kept very clean a … (read more)

Sunrise of Decatur

920 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030

Sunrise of Decatur is located on Clairemont Avenue in Decatur, Georgia. It’s close to major highways, Emory University and only a short drive from Atlanta. According to guests, the staff is friendly a … (read more)
Sunrise of Decatur is located on Clairemont Avenue in Decatur, Georgia. It’s close to major highways, Emory University and only a short drive from Atlanta. According to guests, the staff is friendly a … (read more)

Atria Park of Tucker

5844 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA, 30084

Atria Park of Tucker is located in Tucker, Georgia, close to Heritage Golf Links, Lucky Shoals Park and Cofer Crossing. Residents appreciate the family fun days where families spend the day together h … (read more)
Atria Park of Tucker is located in Tucker, Georgia, close to Heritage Golf Links, Lucky Shoals Park and Cofer Crossing. Residents appreciate the family fun days where families spend the day together h … (read more)

2012

Sunrise at Buckhead

1000 Lenox Park Boulevard, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30319

Sunrise at Buckhead is an assisted living community in Atlanta, Georgia, just minutes from Interstates 85 and 75 and State Highway 400. With shopping malls, theaters and an extensive selection of rest … (read more)
Sunrise at Buckhead is an assisted living community in Atlanta, Georgia, just minutes from Interstates 85 and 75 and State Highway 400. With shopping malls, theaters and an extensive selection of rest … (read more)

Brighton Gardens of Buckhead

3088 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA, 30324

Brighton Gardens of Buckhead is described by residents and visitors as a clean and beautiful place. This community is located in Buckhead, an upscale area of Atlanta, Georgia. Residents and visitors g … (read more)
Brighton Gardens of Buckhead is described by residents and visitors as a clean and beautiful place. This community is located in Buckhead, an upscale area of Atlanta, Georgia. Residents and visitors g … (read more)

2015

Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett

3100 Club Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, 30044

As a RN, deeply entrenched in the community, I personally chose Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett for my father. I knew the company policy was love, care and understanding, which is exactly what I wanted for … (read more)
As a RN, deeply entrenched in the community, I personally chose Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett for my father. I knew the company policy was love, care and understanding, which is exactly what I wanted for … (read more)

Village Park Peachtree Corners

5701 Spalding Drive, Norcross, GA, 30092

Located in Norcross, Georgia, Village Park at Spalding is convenient to Route 141 and Peachtree Parkway Shopping Plaza. Living accommodations consist of two-bedroom bungalows and cottages with porches … (read more)
Located in Norcross, Georgia, Village Park at Spalding is convenient to Route 141 and Peachtree Parkway Shopping Plaza. Living accommodations consist of two-bedroom bungalows and cottages with porches … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Stone Mountain

Assisted living facilities must be licensed and regulated to ensure resident safety and quality of care. In Stone Mountain and throughout the state, the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Facility Regulation performs this function. HFR inspects and monitors assisted living centers and personal care homes. It also investigates any complaints made against these facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Stone Mountain

  • Georgia is considered tax-friendly to retirees, so Stone Mountain offers a low-tax climate for its residents. Social Security income and most types of retirement income, up to $65,000 for singles or $130,000 for couples, are exempt from state taxes for those age 65 or older.
  • Georgia residents also enjoy relatively low combined state and local sales tax rates. It’s among five states with the second-lowest non-zero state-level tax at 4%, but local entities can add up to 4.9%. The state’s overall combined tax rate average is 7.33%. Since April 2018, the combined sales tax in Stone Mountain is 8% due to an increase in county sales tax approved by voters. However, it’s still comparatively low.
  • The overall cost of living in Stone Mountain is about 3% higher than the state average but lower than the national average by about 3%. Health care costs, often a large expense for seniors, are 5% lower than the state average and more than 9% lower than the national average. Housing costs in Stone Mountain are more than 11% cheaper than the state average and 31% less than the national average.
  • Stone Mountain gets an above-average amount of rain at about 53 inches per year compared to the national average of 38 and a below-average amount of snow at about two inches annually compared to 28 inches. The average July high is 89 degrees and the average January low is 33. 
  • Although Stone Mountain doesn’t have a local hospital, there are several just a few miles away. Emory Decatur Hospital is about six miles away in Decatur, and Emory University Hospital is less than nine miles away in Atlanta. Emory University is regionally ranked number one in Georgia and number one in Atlanta.

Paying for Assisted Living in Stone Mountain

Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey lists Stone Mountain’s average monthly cost of assisted living at $4,000. While this amount is lower than the national average by $300 per month, it’s higher than Georgia’s statewide average by $500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although Stone Mountain’s average cost of assisted living is higher than the state average, it’s higher than some cities but lower than others. Its average is higher than Macon by $1,270 and higher than Dalton’s by $412 per month, but it costs less than Brunswick by $124 and Gainesville by $263.

$4000

Stone Mountain

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2730

Macon

$3588

Dalton

$4124

Brunswick

$4263

Gainesville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

There are many types of senior care besides assisted living. Seniors needing minimal assistance may choose adult day health care, the least costly option at an average of $1,300 per month. Seniors wanting to age at home can explore homemaker services at $4,147 per month or more extensive home health aides at $4,195. Nursing home facilities provide around-the-clock care, but they cost the most at $6,950 per month for semi-private rooms and $7,559 for private rooms.

$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 Stone Mountain was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Stone Mountain

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 Stone Mountain

County and state government entities provide a variety of free services to seniors in Stone Mountain. These services cover various aging-related issues that help protect aging adults and provide programs that help them remain active and healthy.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(404) 371-2000

DeKalb County’s OOA provides services to seniors countywide, including Stone Mountain. These services cater to the growing senior population and encourage older adults to remain socially active and engage in healthy activities. Through direct or indirect support, OOA provides congregate and home-delivered meals, non-emergency transportation to medical appointments and various errands, in-home services, information and referral services and case management. 

(866) 552-4464

All of DeKalb County is served by the Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division, which acts as the region’s Area Agency on Aging. It provides the Empowerline service, manned by phone and online counselors who connect seniors with trusted community services. These services cover meals, transportation, caregiver support, housing and at-home assistance.

(678) 378-2934

CADRE administers the West Ombudsman Program, which serves DeKalb County residents of assisted living and other senior care facilities. The Ombudsman advocates for residents of long-term care facilities and investigates complaints lodged against these facilities. Its staff also provides information and referrals about long-term care services and answers questions about residents’ rights. 

(404) 657-5258

Residents in Stone Mountain and throughout Georgia aged 60 or older can receive legal assistance through the state’s Elderly Legal Assistance Program. ELAP provides access to lawyers and paralegals who help seniors with issues regarding long-term care, housing, consumer protection, income, health care and abuse, neglect and exploitation. Services include case representation and legal information, counseling and education sessions to help seniors prevent more time-consuming and costly legal problems.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain-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