7 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia County, GA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia County, GA

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Caring Star 2017

Sodalis Martinez

Provides: Memory Care
515 The Pass, Martinez, GA 30907
"When we did the tour at Sodalis Martinez, the apartments that they showed us and their memory care, all of it was very nice. It was all very clean and everybody seemed very friendly. I had no..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Claiborne at West Lake

Provides: Memory Care
557 Furys Ferry Rd, Martinez, GA 30907
"The people and attitude here are wonderful. We had my dad elsewhere, at the "name" facility, and Claiborne was like night and day. Better..." More

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Thrive at Augusta

Provides: Memory Care
313 Furys Ferry Rd, Martinez, GA 30907
" This facility is not only beautiful, it looks like a resort ! My parents will move in next week. They are so excited! The attentive personal care they will receive will also be combined with..." More

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Madison Heights Evans

Provides: Memory Care
2822 Knob Hill Farm Road, Evans, GA 30809
"The upkeep of Madison Heights Evans has been very nice. The rooms are always clean, the kitchens are always clean, and all the staff is very friendly and willing to help. We've not had any problems..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Brandon Wilde

Provides: Memory Care
4275 Owens Road, Evans, GA 30809
"Brandon Wilde is more like a nursing home; it has that nursing home vibe. I know they have areas where people can live on their own though. It's kind of broken up into sections. I guess it depends..." More

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Marshall Pines

Provides: Memory Care
743 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809
"I toured Marshall Pines, and I liked it very much. It was very clean, and I liked the personnel that we met. We didn't go into details, but they play a lot of games and things to simulate the..." More

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Camelia Walk

Provides: Memory Care
3949 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA 30809
"Camellia Walk is a premier assisted living community located in Evans, GA. Residents of Camellia Walk will receive around-the-clock care and services suited to their particular needs. The..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Columbia County

    Bordered on the east and north by the Savannah River, Columbia County has a population of 151,579, with 13 percent being age 65 or older. The number of senior residents living in Georgia is expected to swell from 140,000 currently to 190,000 by 2025, and a significant portion of them may have Alzheimer's disease, requiring specialized treatment and supervision in an assisted living facility (ALF). 

    To house and safeguard seniors with dementia, ALFs must be licensed as memory care units (MCU) by the Georgia Department of Community Health, the agency that also regulates and monitors the four MCUs located in Columbia County in the cities of Evans, the county seat, and Martinez.

    • The area receives an average of 45 inches of rain annually with only one inch of snow, as opposed to the U.S. averages of 39 and 26 respectively. Summer highs reach 92, and the lows in January are around 33. Columbia County has 13 more days of sunshine yearly than the national average. These factors earned the city a Sperling's Comfort Index of 76 out of 100, which is 22 points higher than the U.S. norm.
    • The reasonable cost of living rating of 101.3 is almost identical to the state and national ratings of 100, and housing and healthcare are in the normal range also. Families may save money by staying in a moderately priced area like Columbia County.
    • Columbia County is home to world-class medical facilities in the event of medical emergencies or illness, including Doctor's Hospital and University Health Care System.
    • State tax laws favor senior citizens aged 65 and older whose Social Security payments and retirement account pension are exempt from state taxes, as is the first $65,000 of income earned annually after retirement. Seniors on a fixed income may also be attracted to property tax deductions and exemptions and the minimal 4 percent sales tax, which can vary by as much as 4.9 points, depending on the municipality.


    Paying for Memory Care in Columbia County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Georgia

    $5,573.00 Clarke County
    $5,293.00 US
    $4,549.00 Columbia County
    $4,500.00 Richmond County
    $4,468.00 Lexington County
    $4,447.00 Laurens County
    $3,800.00 Greenwood County
    $3,495.00 Aiken County

    Memory Care costs in Columbia County start around $4,549 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,293 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia County

    Columbia 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 Columbia County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

    Directory of Winners in the Columbia County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbia County

    Columbia 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia County

    • Review of Madison Heights Evans

      The upkeep of Madison Heights Evans has been very nice. The rooms are always clean, the kitchens are always clean, and all the staff is very friendly and willing to help. We've not had any problems... Read more

      Sandra
    • Review of Sodalis Martinez

      When we did the tour at Sodalis Martinez, the apartments that they showed us and their memory care, all of it was very nice. It was all very clean and everybody seemed very friendly. I had no probl... Read more

      Sandra
    • Review of Madison Heights Evans

      Madison Heights Evans was very good. They're renovating the last building. Each building contains different levels of care. It's small and quaint. It's nice. This is a nice place. I like it. The st... Read more

      Camille
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