14 Assisted Living Facilities near Watkinsville, GA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Watkinsville, GA

St Mary's Highland Hills Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1660 Jennings Mill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"Highland Hills seemed good. Everything was really closer together there, and not as spread out. It seemed like the hallways were a little smaller and closed in. I really liked it and don't have..." More

Magnolia Estates of Oconee

Provides: Assisted Living
1641 Virgil Langford Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"My mom has moved into Magnolia Estates of Oconee. They have about 25 residents, they have three meals a day, and they have just a bedroom and a bath for each person. There is a lot of memory care..." More

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St Gabriel of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
2040 Resurgence Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"My sister has been a resident of St. Gabriel's since they first opened and we have been very pleased with the care she receives. The staff is caring and attentive, and quick to let me know if..." More

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The Landing of Bogart

Provides: Assisted Living
2881 Monroe Highway, Bldg 300, Bogart, GA 30622
"We went to The Landing of Bogart. The tour was great. The facility was beautiful. They have a five-star chef that plans their meals. The only thing I didn't like is it's three stories, so they have..." More

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Oaks at Cedar Shoals

Provides: Assisted Living
1291 Cedar Shoals Drive, Athens, GA 30605
"My mom-in-law is here. We chose this place because of the people and the way the place is set up. It is easy and convenient for her to walk around, and that way she could still keep some..." More

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Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
933 Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601
"Manor Lake is still on lockdown, but I was allowed to come in to help my mom get settled and drop things off for her. They have opened their dining room and she said she likes the food. She also..." More

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Orchard at Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606
"Orchard at Athens was fabulous and gorgeous. We saw several apartments, and they were beautiful. The dining room was beautiful. There were a lot of lights and a lot of plants. The staff was young..." More

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Avery Place

Provides: Assisted Living
124 Avery Street, Winterville, GA 30683
"We will be moving into Avery Place. It felt really homey, and they have caring people. The apartments are clean and well kept. The facility is really nice, I would recommend it to anybody. It..." More

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Hollander Senior Living of Monroe

Provides: Assisted Living
171 Hwy 78 NW, Monroe, GA 30655
"My parents are in Hollander Senior Living of Monroe. Everything is great. They like this place better than they did the last one. They like the food. My father likes everything. They have a big..." More

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Rainbow Senior Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
109 Meyers Farm Road, Arnoldsville, GA 30619
"In a beautiful country setting, we are dedicated to providing you compassionate assisted living in secure and inviting residential settings. Your independence and sense of self is enhanced with our..." More

Silverleaf Memory Care Of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
705 WHITEHEAD ROAD, Athens, GA 30606
"My father is in Silverleaf. It has very good staff. They are very professional and helpful. They seem to be very caring, also. The location is good, and it is convenient to my father's doctor. He..." More

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Talmage Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, GA 30612
"I toured for my mother. It was very well-run, very efficient and I was happy with the rooms and things available. I saw an individual room for one person. It has a seating area with a bed in the..." More

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606
"The administrative staff is excellent. Communications are frequent and informative. Staff members respond to emails, questions, and concerns in a very timely and compassionate manner. Facility..." More

Lakeview Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1321 PRICE MILL ROAD, Madison, GA 30650
"Lakeview Manor was a small place with about 10 residents, so it was not a big facility. Yet, it was not too small that if she did not like the other residents, there were other people she could..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Watkinsville

    In 1799, Watkinsville was a frontier town located between Creek and Cherokee territories. Today, it's the seat of Oconee County and home to 2,832 people, 9% of whom are 65 and older. Some of these seniors may require assistance with the tasks of daily living.

    To accommodate this demographic, there are two assisted living facilities located with the town and nine more in nearby cities, such as Athens and Bogart. In Watkinsville and throughout the state, these communities are known as Assisted Living Communities or Personal Care Homes, both of which are licensed by the Department of Community Health

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Watkinsville

    • Georgia is tax-friendly for seniors. Social Security income is exempt from state income tax, and up to $65,000 can be deducted from pensions, IRAs and 401(k)s.
    • The cost of living is approximately 10% higher than in the rest of the state or country on average. This is driven by housing costs that are 36% over the national median but offset by lower healthcare. This could save some money for seniors with chronic conditions requiring constant supervision.
    • According to the EPA's National Air Toxics measures, Watkinsville's air quality of 59 is on par with the national average of 58. This could help seniors with asthma and respiratory problems breathe more easily.
    • Although the town's annual rainfall of 48 inches is 10 inches higher than the U.S. average, there's only one inch of snowfall in Watkinsville each year. This could be welcome news for seniors with mobility issues that make it difficult to get around in icy conditions.
    • Watkinsville's violent crime rate is 9.0, less than half the national average, and its property crime is 29.5, nearly five points lower than the U.S. median. This may help seniors feel safe attending appointments in town. Still, it might be a good idea to ask what security protocols are in place to keep residents safe in each facility.
    • Watkinsville has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Athens.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Watkinsville

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Georgia

    $4,333.00 Athens
    $4,295.00 Winder
    $4,000.00 US
    $4,000.00 Watkinsville
    $3,500.00 Madison
    $2,949.00 Monroe
    $2,895.00 Jefferson
    $1,800.00 Buckhead

    Assisted Living costs in Watkinsville start around $4,000 per month on average, which is on par with the 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 Watkinsville 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 Watkinsville

    Watkinsville seniors can seek financial assistance from the Home and Community Based Services program or the Elderly and Disabled Waiver through Medicaid. These programs can help with overall costs.

    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 Watkinsville

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Watkinsville

    Watkinsville-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 Watkinsville

    • Review of St Gabriel of Athens

      Facility is very nice. Clean and well kept Most staff members are excellent and very friendly. Always helpful and genuinely concerned for your car. Food is ok. Usually too salty. They offer... Read more

    • Review of Magnolia Estates of Oconee

      My mom has moved into Magnolia Estates of Oconee. They have about 25 residents, they have three meals a day, and they have just a bedroom and a bath for each person. There is a lot of memory care f... Read more

    • Review of St Gabriel of Athens

      My sister has been a resident of St. Gabriel's since they first opened and we have been very pleased with the care she receives. The staff is caring and attentive, and quick to let me know if ther... Read more

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