5 Assisted Living Facilities in Tifton, GA

Legacy Village of Tifton

Provides: Assisted Living
1934 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton, GA 31793
"My mother is in Southern Care Retirement Home. So far, it's been great. The amenities are wonderful, and the staff has been good. The food, and the living quarters are really good. The rooms are..." More

Grace Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
405 North Ridge, Tifton, GA 31794
"Grace Manor is an assisted living facility for the elderly and special needs of our area. It is an expensive but very nice assisted living facility with plenty of outdoor area to walk and enjoy The..." More

Bradley Place

Provides: Assisted Living
418 NORTH PARK AVENUE, Tifton, GA 31794

Maple Court Senior Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
2408 TIFT AVENUE, Tifton, GA 31794

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CYPRESS POND

Provides: Assisted Living
15 KENT ROAD, Tifton, GA 31794
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    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tifton

    Tifton, Ga., "The Friendly City," situated in southern Georgia has twice been in the list for one of “The 100 Best Small Towns in America,” most recently in 2001. Seniors, age 55 and older, have much to do at the Leroy Rodgers Senior Citizens Center from exercise classes to day trips. 

    Seniors also have a choice of five assisted living facilities in Tifton with another three  in the surrounding communities. The Georgia Department of Community Health oversees assisted living facilities in the Tifton, Georgia, area. According to their guidelines, for a community to be properly licensed it must meet the following specifications. It must care for 25 or more patients, have a certified medication aide on staff to oversee the dispensing of medicines and provide assistance with or provisions for eating, bathing, dressing, and grooming.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tifton

    • With a violent crime rate of 71.7 and a property crime rate of 84.1, Tifton has a severe crime problem. Both of these numbers are more than double the national average and eclipses most other communities in the state.

    • temperate but moist climate is the best way to describe the weather in Tifton. Summer highs will reach into the low to mid-90s, and winter lows typically only drop to the mid-30s. However high humidity and severe weather are both a year-round problem.

    • Tifton has a cost of living index rating of 87.2, which is 12.8 percent lower than the national average. However, the majority of these savings are due to a suppressed real-estate market. When housing is removed from the equation the city's cost of living closely mirrors the national mean.

    • According to the National Air Toxics Assessment, the air quality in Tifton is 12 points below the national average. This could be a concern for seniors who experience respiratory problems or have allergy issues. 

    • The Tifton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Tift Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Tifton offers very few transportation possibilities for non-drivers. There is a combination shuttle, taxi service run by the county called Tift-Lift that can be called for rides 24 hours in advance, and it charges from $2 to $5 per ride. The local YMCA does offer some ride services to its members. This situation combined with a lack of walkways and bike trails could make the city difficult for many seniors to navigate.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Tifton

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Georgia

    $4,000.00 US
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    $2,675.00 Douglas

    Assisted Living costs in Tifton start around $0 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 Tifton 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 Tifton

    Qualified seniors in the Tifton area can apply to two state-operated Medicaid waiver programs to help cover the costs of assisted living facilities. These are the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment program (SOURCE) and Community Care Service Program (CCSP). Both programs are limited and subject to availability.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

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    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 Tifton

    Tifton 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 Tifton, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tifton

    Tifton-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 Tifton

    • Review of Legacy Village of Tifton

      My mother is in Southern Care Retirement Home. So far, it's been great. The amenities are wonderful, and the staff has been good. The food, and the living quarters are really good. The rooms are qu... Read more

      JW6
    • Review of Legacy Village of Tifton

      The staff at Southern Care Assisted Living are very good. My father lives in his own private room, which is very spacious and very clean. They have activities like bingo. They have musical groups t... Read more

      Lynda19
    • Review of Legacy Village of Tifton

      My dad moved into Southern Care after my mom passed away 3 years ago. At first he really wasn't sure how he would like it and wanted to stay at home alone in Florida. We new that he would not be ... Read more

      Elizabeth777
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