30 Memory Care Facilities near Atlanta, GA
There are 30 Memory Care Facilities in the Atlanta area, with 18 in Atlanta and 12 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Atlanta is $4,275 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,875. Cheaper nearby regions include Forest Park with an average starting cost of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 47 reviews below for memory care facilities in Atlanta. On average, consumers rate memory care in Atlanta 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Decatur with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Atlanta find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Atlanta, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Atlanta, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Atlanta
Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia and is home to approximately 52,488 senior citizens. In the state, there are approximately 140,000 individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. To accommodate those who live in the Atlanta area, there are 37 memory care facilities that provide room and board and advanced nursing care for those who require daily assistance and therapeutic treatments. Referred to as Memory Care Units (MCUs), these facilities are specialized units within an assisted living community or a personal care home. Easy access to the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Emory St. Joseph’s and the JenCare Senior Medical Center, make Atlanta an excellent place to live for those who require memory care assistance.
- Atlanta and the state of Georgia offer tax deductions on retirement income for seniors 62 and older, which makes the state an attractive option for those looking for a place to retire. For those 62 to 64, the deduction is $35,000 per person, for those older than 64 the deduction is $65,000 per person.
- Seniors on a limited budget may find it difficult to pay for memory care and other necessities while living in Atlanta due to the high cost of living. Based on the national average of 100, the cost of living in Atlanta is 115.4. This is also higher than the state average of 100.
- Atlanta summers are hot and muggy, which may pose a problem for seniors who are sensitive to the heat. July average highs are around 89 degrees. Winters are short and mild with average lows around 32. The city only gets around an inch of snow per year.
- The high rate of crime is a concern for seniors who live within the city limits of Atlanta. Crime is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). For violent crime, Atlanta is ranked 91.5, which is much higher than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 71.7, which is also considerably higher than the national average of 38.1.
Paying for Memory Care in Atlanta
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Georgia
Memory Care costs in Atlanta start around $4,351 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Atlanta 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 Atlanta
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 Atlanta
Atlanta 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 Atlanta, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Atlanta
Atlanta-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 Atlanta, GA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Atlanta
Review of Summerset Assisted Living
My father stayed in the memory care unit for respite care and he did well. The administrator i worked with was great. I met the owner and his sons who were very helpful regarding my father's stay. Read more
Review of Alto Senior Living of Buckhead
I can't say enough wonderful things about Alto Senior Living in Buckhead/Sandy Springs. My father was there in memory care just a short time, but the staff became like family and took amazing care ... Read more
Review of Hollander Senior Living of Sandy Springs
My grandmother moved into Hollander Sandy Springs. I liked it, she has her own bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a bathroom. She's in the dementia unit, the doors are locked, but they have a whole... Read more