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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Union City

Union City is a small town, population 20,560, located near Atlanta. Seniors will find 4 assisted living communities (ALFs) in Union City and 17 nearby. The Georgia Department of Community Health regulates ALFs in Union City as well as in the reset of Georgia. Each facility must be licensed to provide care for adults needing varying degrees of assistance, but who do not need continuous medical care. Some services seniors in ALFs can count on are help with personal care, activities of daily living, medication management, and social activities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Union City

 

  • The cost of living in Union City, Georgia is considerably lower than the U.S. average. The city scored an 83.6, as compared to the nation's 100. Seniors in Union City also enjoy a lower cost of living than that of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area. Though it is only about 25 minutes from Union City, the metro area's cost of living is more than 14 higher.
     
  • Union City is an excellent location for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities and wish to avoid the harsh cold of winters farther north. However, some seniors may find the heat to be too much in the summer months, with the July high temperature approaching 90 degrees. 
     
  • Sales tax in Union City is 1.0 percent higher than the U.S. average. Income tax in Union City is 7.0 percent rate compared to a 4.6 percent national average. Georgia doesn't tax Social Security retirement benefits and provides a deduction of $65,000 per person on all types of retirement income for those over 64, and the state has moderate state sales tax rate and property tax rate. Also, Georgia has no state inheritance or estate tax.
     
  • Union City's crime rates are much higher than the national average. Seniors should be aware that the city has a violent crime rate 59.7, well above the national average. Union City has a property crime rate of 87.7, which is almost twice the U.S. average.
     
  • The Union City area has an array of community resources for seniors, including South Fulton Senior Services, an organization that provides an assortment of programs and activities that keep seniors active, as well as four senior centers.
     
  • Union City has few facilities from which to choose in the event of emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in East Point. 

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Union City

Assisted Living costs in Union City start around $3,030 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 Union City 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.

Cities in Georgia

Peachtree City

$4,400

Atlanta

$4,039

US

$4,000

Fayetteville

$3,576

Douglasville

$3,265

Union City

$3,030

Jonesboro

$2,250

Riverdale

$2,250

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Union City

The state of Georgia offers two programs that can help residents with the cost of assisted living. SOURCE and CCSP are both Medicaid-based financial assistance programs. The Georgia Medicaid Waiver program is also available for those who qualify.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Union City

Union City 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 Union City, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Union City

Union City-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.

Laws and Regulations in Georgia

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Judy

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Christian City Assisted Living

My husband was in Christian City Assisted Living. He was comfortable. They kept him clean. The care and medication and all of that were very, very good. Some staff probably shouldn't be in nursing,...

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Merry

I visited this facility

Review of Christian City Assisted Living

I had a wonderful tour at Christian City Assisted Living. The tour guy was great. The place was just immaculate. We enjoyed everything about it. The place was clean and the people were nice. Plus...

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Matt

I visited this facility

Review of Christian City Assisted Living

I went to Christian City Assisted Living. They couldn't show us a room or some of the facilities because somebody had COVID in there, so we weren't able to do a whole tour. They toured us to the...

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