11 Memory Care Facilities in Chatham County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Chatham County is $4,047 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Beaufort County with an average starting cost of $3,752.
To help you with your search, browse the 31 reviews below for memory care facilities in Chatham County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Chatham County 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Chatham County, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Chatham County
Just over 290,000 people live in Chatham County with close to 15 percent aged 65 and older. Located in the state of Georgia where there are 140,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, Chatham County has six memory care facilities from which to choose to help provide a home for these seniors. They can be found in the county seat of Savannah and Pooler, which is part of the Savannah metro area.
These facilities are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health and are specialized units located in personal care homes and assisted living facilities.
- The cost of living index in Chatham County is 94.4, which is lower than the U.S. and state average of 100. Seniors who pay for memory care in the county's facilities may find they have more money left after paying for necessities.
- Chatham County is located near the Atlantic Ocean which results in a tropical climate. Throughout the year daytime average highs range from 39 degrees to 92, and the area rarely gets any snow. Families with seniors in memory care may want to inquire about the steps taken to prevent their loved ones from wandering out in the heat in the summer.
- In Chatham County and the state of Georgia, Seniors don't have to pay state taxes on Social Security Income (SSI) benefits. The state also doesn't tax retirement incomes in individuals 65 and older until they reach more than $65,000 in any given year.
- Chatham County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Candler Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
Paying for Memory Care in Chatham County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Chatham County start around $4,047 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chatham County 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 Chatham County
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 Chatham County
Chatham County 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 Chatham County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Chatham County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chatham County
Chatham County-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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Chatham County
Review of Legacy at Savannah Quarters
My husband moved to Legacy at Savannah Quarters late last year. I like the convenient location, the staff was cooperative, and he is in activities that he normally would not have participated in. T... Read more
Review of Oaks at Pooler
Oaks at Pooler is a walking distance from my house, so I was able to visit it. It's a nice facility, but what made me decide not to go with them was, to me, it just seemed dark, it wasn't bright, a... Read more
Review of Sunabella at Savannah
All of our contact with Joyce at Sunabella have been positive. From our first telephone call, she has provided all the information we needed. We virtually toured this community along with some othe... Read more