8 Memory Care Facilities near Austell, GA
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Austell area, with 1 in Austell and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Austell is $6,805 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,825. Cheaper nearby regions include Lithia Springs with an average starting cost of $2,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Austell. Better rated regions include Smyrna with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Austell, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Austell
Austell is a small town with a population of 7,215, of whom 6.9 percent are 65 or older. Many of those seniors or the estimated 70,000 elderly people in Cobb County, where Austell is located, may have Alzheimer's disease and could benefit from treatment in a memory care unit.
Memory care units are under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Community Health, which regulates, licenses and inspects them. Only one memory care facility is located in Austell, but 17 more are in the surrounding communities.
- The air in Austell is medium quality. It scored a "D" for ozone pollution, but it received a "B" for particle pollution from the American Lung Association. While it is not entirely unacceptable, the air quality can cause problems for anybody with asthma, lung cancer or C/V disease. This should be a consideration when selecting a memory care unit for a loved one.
State tax laws are very friendly to people aged 65 and above whose Social Security payments, retirement pensions and the first $65,000 of income earned annually after retirement are exempt from taxes. Property tax exemptions are also available to seniors, and the low sales tax of 4 percent might enable those on a fixed income to spend more on healthcare.
- Austell's cost of living is almost equal to the U.S. and state of Georgia average of 100 at 102. Housing is very low at 78, which is lower than the national average and Georgia's norm. Healthcare is nearly 10 points less than U.S. figures and five points lower than the state. The savings on healthcare could enable families to afford care that was out-of-reach previously.
- Sperling's Comfort Index for Austell is 66 out of 100, which is 12 points higher than the national norm of 54. Wintry lows are 31, and summertime highs reach 88 with 220 sunny days every year. Annual rainfall is 53 inches, as opposed to 39 for the country. Austell's pleasant weather can ease painful joints and respiratory conditions for older patients.
Paying for Memory Care in Austell
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Austell start around $3,995 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,957 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Austell 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 Austell
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 Austell
Austell 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 Austell, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Austell Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Austell
Austell-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.