13 Assisted Living Facilities near Watkinsville, GA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Watkinsville, GA

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St Gabriel of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
2040 Resurgence Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"Thrive Assisted Living & Memory Care looked like a very nice facility and the people I talked with were nice. The place was very clean. The staff member who assisted me was very good." More

Magnolia Estates of Oconee

Provides: Assisted Living
1641 Virgil Langford Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"I moved my mom to Magnolia Estates of Oconee. The rooms were very neat and very clean. The facility itself was very clean. The residents all seemed to have a positive attitude. I have not eaten..." More

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Avery Place

Provides: Assisted Living
124 Avery Street, Winterville, GA 30683
"I love Avery Place. There were obvious attempts to provide a wonderful setting for people to stay. They had some people staying already, and they were about to open another wing. It's clean, and..." 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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The Landing of Bogart

Provides: Assisted Living
2881 Monroe Highway, Bldg 300, Bogart, GA 30622
"Our mission at The Landings of Bogart is to "Create Home and Enhance the Lives of All Entrusted to Us." Our team is what makes this community special. The Landing Senior Living invests in..." More

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Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
933 Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601
"If you’re worried about a senior parent, you’ll find relief at Manor Lake Athens. Care at Manor Lake Athens is more than just meals and medications. It includes serving the Body, Mind and Spirit of..." 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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Morningside of Athens

Provides: Assisted Living
1291 Cedar Shoals Drive, Athens, GA 30605
"My mother was at Morningside from June to August. It was very nice, but my mother was bedridden, and so she needed more care. They have little exercises, devotions, and Bingo. It was an excellent..." More

Highland Hills Village PC

Provides: Assisted Living
1660 JENNINGS MILL ROAD, Bogart, GA 30622
"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

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Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, GA 30612
"Lanier Gardens, Athens' first retirement community, offers one-bedroom apartment homes. A large number of apartments are eligible for rental assistance through the Federal government's Department..." More

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Arbor Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
3736 Atlanta Hwy., Athens, GA 30606
"Facility has changed significantly in the last 1-2 years. Significant turnover in staff, far less caregivers, no laundry person, less nurses, residents less engaged and do not seem happy. My..." 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

Rainbow Retirement Home

Provides: Assisted Living
109 MEYERS FARM ROAD, Arnoldsville, GA 30619

    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

    $4,150.00 Winder
    $4,150.00 Bogart
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,995.00 Watkinsville
    $3,642.00 Athens
    $3,295.00 Jefferson
    $2,599.00 Monroe
    $1,900.00 Madison

    Assisted Living costs in Watkinsville start around $3,995 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 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

      The rooms there are adequate, but the dorm sized refrigerator is on the floor so no elderly person can reach it. For “assisted living”, it is nothing more than coming in and giving meds. I also hav... Read more

      Kat K
    • Review of St Gabriel of Athens

      We're fairly happy with Thrive at Athens. It is a new place, but they do a decent job. The staff is great. The food is good. However, they don't have a store or a commissary in the place. My mom sa... Read more

      AC
    • Review of St Gabriel of Athens

      Thrive Assisted Living & Memory Care looked like a very nice facility and the people I talked with were nice. The place was very clean. The staff member who assisted me was very good. Read more

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