2 Memory Care Facilities in Coffee County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Coffee County is $3,650 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,732.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Coffee County
Coffee County, Georgia, is home to 43,014 people, 5,674 of whom are age 65 or older, the age group most susceptible to Alzheimer's disease. These figures are projected to be far higher by 2025 as the state's senior population swells from 140,000 to 190,000 and the disease grows proportionately with it.
Alzheimer's patients may require the attention of an assisted living facility that specializes in caring for those with dementia. The Georgia Department of Community Health licenses, regulates and inspects memory care units that concentrate on supervision and treatment of patients with cognitive impairments. Two of these units are in Coffee County.
- Coffee County's cost of living is rated at 78.7, which is 20 percent lower than the state and national averages of 100. The housing rating of 43 is very low, while healthcare is 14 points higher than the national ranking, at 114. Extra money that can be saved from the low housing expense could be used for healthcare fees.
Sperling's Comfort Index gives Coffee County a 72 out of 100 due to its pleasant weather. Annually, the area has an average of 220 sunny days, 48 inches of rain and zero inches of snowfall. Mild winters and summers with average temperatures from 37 to 93 make the county attractive to seniors with painful joints or diseases such as lung cancer or asthma.
- The crime rate in Coffee County is a bit higher than normal in the United States. Violent crime rates a 59.3 compared to the national average of 31.1, and property crimes are greater than the norm of 38.1, at 55.3. Residents of memory care units have extra security, including auto-locking doors, security cameras and guards. Families should still ask about the safety measures at any prospective care facility.
- Georgia is among the most lenient states regarding tax laws for people aged 65 and older. Social Security payments and pension funds are exempt from taxation as is the first $65,000 seniors in that age group earn after retiring. Some property is exempt from taxation also. A low sales tax helps stretch a family's budget, which can help those in Coffee who are getting by on a fixed income.
Paying for Memory Care in Coffee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Coffee County start around $3,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Coffee 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 Coffee 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 Coffee County
Coffee 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 Coffee County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Coffee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Coffee County
Coffee 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.