23 Memory Care Facilities in Cobb County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Cobb County is $4,092 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Clayton County with an average starting cost of $3,516.
To help you with your search, browse the 26 reviews below for memory care facilities in Cobb County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Cobb County 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Fulton County with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 20 families in Cobb County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Cobb County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Cobb County
Cobb County's population is 755,754, of which 89,000 are aged 65 or older. Some of these seniors are living with Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia and may benefit from treatment in a dedicated assisted living facility called a memory care unit. The Georgia Department of Community Health is in charge of licensing, regulating and overseeing the operation of memory care facilities throughout the state. About 22 memory care facilities are located in Cobb County, mostly in Marietta and the Atlanta area.
- State tax laws are meant to help people aged 65 and above by exempting their Social Security payments, retirement pensions and the first $65,000 of yearly earned income after retirement from taxes. Seniors can also get property tax exemptions, and the reasonable 4 percent sales tax may help families who are on a fixed income to invest more in healthcare.
- Cobb County's cost of living at 117 is a bit higher than the U.S. and state average of 100. Housing is nearly 30 points greater than both 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 better afford healthcare.
- Sperling's Comfort Index for Cobb County is 64 out of 100, which is 10 points higher than the national norm of 54. Wintertime lows average 31 degrees, and summertime temperatures typically remain below 89 with 217 sunny days every year. Annual rainfall is 52 inches, as opposed to 39 for the country. Cobb County's pleasant weather can bring some relief to painful joints and respiratory conditions for older patients.
- The air in Cobb County scored a "D" for ozone pollution and a "B" for particle pollution. The air quality can cause problems for seniors who have respiratory diseases. This may be a factor to consider when choosing a memory care unit.
Paying for Memory Care in Cobb County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Cobb County start around $4,092 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cobb 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 Cobb 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 Cobb County
Cobb 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 Cobb County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Cobb County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cobb County
Cobb 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 Cobb County
Review of The Gardens of Smyrna
The tour at the Gardens of Smyrna was fine, but the patients there were lower functioning for my mother, and I didn't think it would be a good fit for her. There were too many people there. The sta... Read more
Review of Marietta Life Center
I toured Marietta Life Center. I saw a couple of staff members working, the common area seemed a little crowded, but a lot of people were in wheelchairs, so it takes up more room. The room location... Read more
Review of Canterfield of Kennesaw
re: memory care (after 20+ visits) staff spend most of the time talking among themselves and ignoring residents speaking to them...residents spend a great deal of time watching t.v. with staff ... Read more