3 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, GA
Also serving communities of Tignall, Lincolnton.
There are 3 Assisted Living Facilities in the Washington area, with 2 in Washington and 1 nearby.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, GA
1 Assisted Living Facility near Washington, GA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Washington
A family-friendly atmosphere and slow pace make Washington, Georgia, an excellent place to live for retirees. Known as Heard’s Fort and the state capital briefly during the Civil War, Washington is home to several historic sites, including the Robert Toombs House and the Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum, which is ideal for seniors who like to explore history.
To accommodate those who need assistance with daily tasks, Washington has two assisted living facilities in the city limits and two in the neighboring towns of Lincolnton and Tignall. In Washington and the state of Georgia, these facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Communities (ALCs). They are regulated by the Department of Community Health and provide room and board and help with daily tasks.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Washington
- The Washington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Wills Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors in memory care who are on a budget may find Washington an excellent place to live to manage money. The cost of living index is 77, which is based on the national average of 100. This index is lower than both the state and the national average of 100.
- Summers in Washington are hot and humid with average summer highs around 91. Winters are short and cold with lows around freezing. The city rarely gets any snow, which is ideal for seniors who can't tolerate colder temperatures.
- The overall rate of crime in Washington, Georgia, is 24 percent lower than the national average. This makes the city relatively safe for those who like to go sightseeing.
- The city of Washington and the state of Georgia do not tax Social Security retirement benefits and provide a deduction of $65,000 per person on other types of retirement income. This means seniors may have more money left at the end of the year. There is also no state inheritance or estate tax.
- Wilkes County Transit provides transportation for seniors to and from medical appointments and for various errands in the city at free or discounted prices. The United Way also offers transportation services in the area.
Paying for Assisted Living in Washington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington
Two Medicaid waiver programs provide assistance to the elderly and disabled for alternate living services in personal care homes. These include the Community Care Services Program (CCCP) and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE). These programs are available to those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and those with low incomes.
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 Washington
Washington 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 Washington, please visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Washington
Washington-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.