1 Memory Care Facility near Athens, GA

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St Gabriel of Athens

Provides: Memory Care
2040 Resurgence Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"The memory care is nothing more than assisted living with a locked door. The staff is ill trained and many are so uncaring, they would walk by my crying father. The layout is confusing for memory..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Athens

    Home to the University of Georgia, Athens is a college town in Clarke County with approximately 127,064 people; close to 11 percent of whom are over the age of 65. For seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, there are six memory care facilities in the area. These facilities are referred to as memory care units that are part of assisted living facilities and personal care homes. Both types of facilities provide assistance with daily living tasks and offer therapeutic activities, such as music and dancing. Like most cities in the southeast part of the United States, the climate in Athens, Georgia, offers short and mild winters, which is ideal for seniors who enjoy the outdoors.

    • Athens has a cost of living average of 93, which is lower than both the state and the national average of 100. Seniors on a budget may find it easier to manage money in Athens, which makes it more conducive to pay for memory care and other daily living necessities.
    • Crime is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). In Athens, violent crime is 28.9, which is slightly lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 52.1, which is somewhat higher than the national average of 38.1. Seniors may not feel safe when living in the city. Extra care should be taken on outings or when taking care of necessary errands.
    • Georgia offers tax breaks for seniors, which makes Athens one of the top tax-friendly places for seniors to retire. Georgia does not tax Social Security retirement benefits, and seniors can enjoy a deduction of $65,000 per person on all types of retirement income for those 64 or older. There is also no income tax up to $4,000, and there is no inheritance or estate tax.
    • The city of Athens is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, St Mary’s Health Care System and the Landmark Hospital of Athens, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Athens

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Georgia

    $6,400.00 Watkinsville
    $4,890.00 US
    $3,250.00 Jefferson
    $2,850.00 Social Circle
    $2,700.00 Commerce
    $2,000.00 Maysville

    Memory Care costs in Athens start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Athens 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 Athens

    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 Athens

    Athens 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 Athens, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Athens

    Athens-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.

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