The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Cherokee County, GA for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Cherokee County is $5,249 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Pickens County with an average starting cost of $5,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 22 reviews below for memory care facilities in Cherokee County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Cherokee County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Gordon County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Cherokee County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Cherokee County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Cherokee County, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Cherokee County
Tucked away in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Cherokee County is home to approximately 32,000 seniors 65 and older, some of whom have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Because the county sits further up in the state, winters can get quite cold and residents can expect a few inches of snow each year.
There are 11 memory care facilities in Cherokee County to help accommodate the state’s 140,000 people with cognitive disabilities. These specialized units can be found in either personal care homes with at least two beds or assisted living facilities with 25 or more. Both types of homes are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health.
- Seniors in Cherokee County and the state of Georgia can save on taxes at the end of the year due to the lack of state income tax on Social Security Income (SSI) benefits. The state also provides a $65,000 per person deduction on all types of retirement incomes.
- Cherokee County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Northside Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living index in Cherokee County is based on the U.S. average of 100. Compared to the rest of the county, Cherokee County’s cost of living is nearly 18 percent higher than the U.S. average. Seniors on a budget who are paying for memory care may find it hard to make ends meet.
- Crime in Cherokee County is lower than the national average for both violent crime and property crime. For violent crime, Cherokee County is ranked 29.6, which is lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 38.1 in comparison to the national average of 38.1. Families with loved ones in memory care in the area can feel secure knowing the location is safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Cherokee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Cherokee County start around $5,249 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,745 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee County
Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Cherokee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cherokee County
Cherokee 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 Cherokee County
Review of The Reserve at Towne Lake
The positives: the facility common areas were fairly clean and the outside areas are nice. The rooms are a good size. The cons: staffing challenges including high turnover and untrained in how to d... Read more
Review of The Landings of Canton Hills
I think The Landings of Canton Hills is going to be a nice place. It was really clean. I love that they have a courtyard and all the physical therapy that they offer. It was the closest to home and... Read more
Review of Legacy Ridge at Woodstock
My husband is moving to Legacy Ridge at Woodstock. It's very nice, and a little bit larger than what my mother had in the other facility. I was there when they brought him his lunch and it looked v... Read more