Memory Care Facilities in Americus, GA for 2023
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Americus, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Americus
Americus is a small town approximately 120 miles south of Atlanta with a population of 15,400. Slightly more than 12 percent of the residents are age 65 or older, and many of them have Alzheimer's disease and need 24-hour supervision at a memory care unit. Sumter County, where Americus is located, has around 30,000 residents with 4,590 of them being seniors who are in the age bracket most likely to show symptoms of cognitive impairment.
Memory care units are licensed and regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health with an emphasis on staff training, efficient operation and patient comfort. Only one memory care facility is located in Sumter County.
- The cost of living in Americus is 76.8, as opposed to the U.S. median of 100. Housing is very low at 42, which is 50 points below the Georgia median and 60 points below the national average. Healthcare costs are only slightly more in Americus than other U.S. cities, and the difference in the housing expense can provide extra money for healthcare payments.
- State tax laws are intended to benefit people aged 65 and older whose Social Security payments and the first $65,000 of income earned annually after retirement are exempt from taxes. With existing property tax exemptions and a low sales tax of 4 percent, seniors on a fixed income may be able to stretch their budgets.
- The U.S. average for rainfall is 39 inches, and Atlanta receives 49 inches per year with no snowfall. There are 215 sunny days annually in Americus, while the national average is ten less at 205. Sperling's Comfort Index for Americus is 68 out of 100, thanks to the relatively mild winter lows of 35 degrees and the comfortable summer highs of only 92. Seniors with joint pains and respiratory diseases like asthma may benefit from the weather in Americus.
- Violent crime is rated at 92.2, which is higher than the national average of 31.1. The property crime rate is high too, at 85.92 compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. Families should be sure to ask about safety precautions that are in place to safeguard their loved ones.
Paying for Memory Care in Americus
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Americus start around $4,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Americus 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 Memory Care in Americus
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Georgia page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Americus
Americus and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Americus, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Americus
Americus-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Georgia page for more information about these laws.