4 Assisted Living Facilities in Waycross, GA

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Waycross, GA

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Provides: Assisted Living
801 Darling Avenue, Waycross, GA 31501
"BETH SHILOH offers the comfort of home while its professional staff offers individual assistance to residents 24 hours/ 7 days a week. ..." More

Baptist Village Waycross Community

Provides: Assisted Living
2650 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503
"During the first visit that I made to Baptist Village, my grandmother was in the alzheimers unit. The workers were friendly and spoke highly of my grandmother to us. The facility is beautiful and..." More

White House Personal Care

Provides: Assisted Living
452 STATE STREET, Waycross, GA 31501

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Tebeau House

Provides: Assisted Living
2019 Tebeau Street, Waycross, GA 31501
"Tebeau House is a personal care home consists of 15 beds. We are smaller and more intimate than large congregate settings yet larger than the family model homes. Our “mid-size” homes allow the best..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Waycross

    Waycross is a city in South Georgia with a senior population of around 2,700. Just north of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the city provides plenty of parks and trails for those who enjoy the outdoors. To accommodate seniors who require room and board, help with grooming, medication administration and other daily living tasks, there are four assisted living facilities located within the city limits. Also referred to as Assisted Living Communities (ALCs), these facilities are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Waycross

    • The Waycross area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Satilla Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • For seniors who require transportation for errands and medical appointments, the Ware County Transit offers rides at discount prices. For special appointments, a 24-hour notice is required.
    • Seniors who live in Waycross or the state of Georgia don't have to pay state income tax on Social Security Income benefits (SSI). The state also allows a $65,000 per person deduction on all types of retirement incomes. 
    • Waycross is one of the most affordable cities in Georgia for seniors to live. The cost of living is 20 percent cheaper than the national average and is 15 percent lower than in other cities in Georgia. This may make it easy for seniors paying for assisted living to have more money left at the end of the month for savings.
    • Seniors living in assisted living facilities in Waycross should inquire about the available security measures in prospective ALCs due to the high rate of crime in the city. The overall rate of crime in Waycross is 66 percent higher than the national average. 
    • Seniors who are sensitive to the heat may find summers in Waycross unbearable due to the average highs around 93 and the humidity. Winters are short and mild with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Waycross

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Georgia

    $4,382.00 Saint Simons Island
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,909.00 Saint Marys
    $3,745.00 Brunswick
    $3,225.00 Douglas
    $2,885.00 Hilliard
    $2,050.00 Waycross

    Assisted Living costs in Waycross start around $2,050 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 Waycross 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 Waycross

    In Waycross and the state of Georgia, there are two Medicaid waiver programs that cover assisted living care for eligible seniors. The Community Care Services Program (CCSP) and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE). While these programs don’t pay for room and board, family supplementation is permitted.

    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 Waycross

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Waycross

    Waycross-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 Waycross

    • Review of Baptist Village Waycross Community

      During the first visit that I made to Baptist Village, my grandmother was in the alzheimers unit. The workers were friendly and spoke highly of my grandmother to us. The facility is beautiful and s... Read more

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