Located roughly 30 miles from Atlanta, Villa Rica is home to nearly 17,000 residents, including over 1,500 seniors aged 65 or older. Seniors can stroll down its historic downtown, where they can find various antique stores, specialty shops and distinctive dining options. Visiting grandkids have access to several parks and playgrounds with lots of recreational activities that appeal to children and adults, including walking trails and a unique gold museum with a scenic train ride.

Assisted living provides a residential setting with social opportunities and personalized supportive care. The average monthly cost of assisted living in Villa Rica is $4,000, which is higher than the state average but lower than the national average.

This guide offers information on assisted living in Villa Rica, including cost comparisons with other senior care options and assisted living in other cities in Georgia. It also offers a list of benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Villa Rica and some free aging-related resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Villa Rica, GA

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Ashbrook Village

75 Herrell Road, Villa Rica, GA, 30180

ontent: I met with the original owner (now retired) of Ashbrook Village in early 2018 for my mom and I was very impressed with the facility and leadership, and we moved Mom there soon after. Mom lived … (read more)
ontent: I met with the original owner (now retired) of Ashbrook Village in early 2018 for my mom and I was very impressed with the facility and leadership, and we moved Mom there soon after. Mom lived … (read more)

The Birches at Villa Rica

201 Permian Way, Villa Rica, GA, 30180


K & W Care Homes – Douglasville

4496 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA, 30135


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Villa Rica

The Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation oversees assisted living facilities in Villa Rica and throughout the state. It monitors, inspects and licenses these and other senior living facilities and also investigates any complaints brought against them to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Villa Rica

  • Georgia is a tax-friendly state for retirees, who don’t pay state income tax on their Social Security income. The state also offers a large exemption on most other types of retirement income. Seniors aged 65 or older don’t pay taxes on income from pensions, dividends, and annuities up to $65,000 for single filers or $130,000 for couples.
  • The state has an average sales tax rate of 4% and an average combined state and local rate of 7.33%. Seniors in Villa Rica pay less, since Carroll County’s tax rate is 3% with a combined rate of 7%. However, Carroll County has higher taxes than 69.6% of Georgia’s other cities and counties. Prescription drugs and groceries aren’t taxed, which may benefit seniors.
  • The local acute care hospital, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients of all ages. It’s an accredited chest pain center and certified primary stroke center, and it added a new emergency department and surgical services center with state-of-the-art surgical suites in 2018.
  • Although property crime in Villa Rica is higher than the national average, violent crime, including murder, robbery, rape and assault, is lower. Villa Rica rates 17.7 on a scale of 1 to 100, while the national average is 22.7 and the overall state average is 21.1.
  • Villa Rica sees an average of 53 inches of rain annually, which is a relatively wet climate when compared to the national average of 38 inches of rain per year. However, it only gets about 1 inch of snow yearly compared to the national average of 28 inches. Seniors benefit from an average July high of 87 degrees, which makes it one of the most pleasant places in Georgia.

Paying for Assisted Living in Villa Rica

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Villa Rica is $4,000 per month. This is more than the statewide average by $500, but it’s lower than the national average by $300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Villa Rica’s cost of assisted living is higher than the state average and that of many other Georgia cities, but it’s still lower than some. Compared to Dalton and Columbus, Villa Rica’s cost is higher by $412 and $350 per month, respectively. However, its cost is lower than Brunswick’s by $124 and Gainesville’s by $263. 

$4000

Villa Rica

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$3588

Dalton

$3650

Columbus

$4124

Brunswick

$4263

Gainesville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When contemplating assisted living, it can be helpful to compare the costs of other types of senior care. Adult day health care is the lowest cost option in Villa Rica at an average of $1,300 per month. Aging in place at home with assistance is only slightly higher than assisted living at $4,147 per month for homemaker services or $4,195 for home health aides. The highest cost option is a nursing home facility, which also offers the highest level of care, running an average of $6,950 monthly for semiprivate rooms or $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 Villa Rica was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Villa Rica

Villa Rica and the state of Georgia have two Medicaid waiver programs that assist seniors that pay for services in personal care homes with at least 24 beds. This includes the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Services Program.

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 Villa Rica

Seniors benefit from free resources in Villa Rica, Carroll County and Georgia that offer various assistance to aging adults. These free resources have programs and services specifically geared towards older adults in assisted living and other senior care settings.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(770) 459-7018

Villa Rica Senior Services provides assessments of seniors aged 60 or older to determine if the senior center meets their needs and function level. The center has an activity calendar each month that features fitness classes, bingo, card games, ceramics and day trips. It also hosts guest speakers and entertainers. Limited transportation to and from the senior center and congregate meals are available.

(866) 854-5652

The Three Rivers Regional Commission acts as the Area Agency on Aging for a 10-county region that includes Villa Rica in Carroll County. The TRAAA provides programs and services to promote the well-being and continued independence of older adults, including supportive services and transportation. It also links seniors to community resources as the area’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

(404) 894-8000

Georgia’s Tools for Life is a statewide program that helps older adults get the assistive devices they need to live more independently. It helps seniors with assistive technology assessments, education, funding and lending libraries. The program also provides individual or group training on assistive devices and administers a durable medical equipment reuse program.

(678) 378-2934

The CADRE organization operates the West Ombudsman Program across 18 counties, including Carroll County. CADRE advocates for the rights of residents in assisted living and other senior facilities. It also addresses any complaints residents have against facilities and attempts to resolve issues to ensure the health and safety of LTC residents.

(678) 423-4970

The Veterans Field Service Office in Carrollton serves all of Carroll and Douglas Counties, including veterans residing in Villa Rica. It supports veterans with benefits assistance, appeals support, education and training.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Villa Rica

Villa Rica-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