The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Athens, GA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Athens, GA

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Orchard at Athens

Provides: Memory Care
2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606
"We toured both the assisted living and memory care sections of Orchard at Athens. We went there twice for two different tours, and they're very efficient and very nice. Everything was top notch...." More

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Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
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

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

Provides: Memory Care
170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606
"Arbor Terrace of Athens provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. Our assisted living, Hedges neighborhood, and dementia care options allow us to..." More

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Caring Star 2022

The Landing of Bogart

Provides: Memory Care
2881 Monroe Highway, Bogart, GA 30622
"We have been very pleased with the care my sister has had even during these very trying times brought on by Covid. They have tried to help the residents keep busy and feel not so alone and we..." More

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Rainbow Senior Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
109 Meyers Farm Road, Arnoldsville, GA 30619
"My aunt moved into Rainbow Senior Care Home and she is doing great there. She is in the memory care and their staff is very attentive and very helpful. We were in a situation where we needed to get..." More

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St Gabriel of Athens

Provides: Memory Care
2040 Resurgence Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"Probably seniors occupying their time in a nice building and cared for by professionals. And that’s exactly what everyone has come to expect. It’s normal, predictable, and not very exciting. Now..." 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
    $5,740.00 Athens
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,147.00 Winder
    $4,600.00 Commerce
    $3,995.00 Jefferson

    Memory Care costs in Athens start around $5,740 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 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.

    Memory Care near Athens, GA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Athens

    • Review of Orchard at Athens

      Seven days before my wife was scheduled to move in, they sent an interviewer to my wife's current Memory Care facility for a surprise interview. My wife had no advance notice, nor did I. She did no... Read more

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    • Review of Orchard at Athens

      We toured both the assisted living and memory care sections of Orchard at Athens. We went there twice for two different tours, and they're very efficient and very nice. Everything was top notch. Th... Read more

    • Review of Orchard at Athens

      I don't know where to begin to extol the virtues of the Orchard. We literally had looked at well over 30 communities, both in Florida and Georgia, for Memory Care that was suitable for my mom, who... Read more

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