The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Athens, GA for 2023
Also serving communities of Bogart, Arnoldsville.
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Athens area, with 3 in Athens and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Athens is $5,740 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Jefferson with an average starting cost of $3,995.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Athens. On average, consumers rate memory care in Athens 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Monroe with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Athens, GA
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
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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.
Other Options in 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
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