8 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Columbia County is $5,404 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Columbia County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Columbia County 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Columbia County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Columbia County, call (855) 863-8283.
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
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Memory Care costs in Columbia County start around $5,187 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 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia County
Review of Thrive at Augusta
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 st... Read more
Review of Marshall Pines
There were times where we did not know which way to turn or understand the different phases our loved one was going through. However, at every turn we were comforted, encouraged, loved on and treat... Read more
Review of Marshall Pines
Overall, Marshall Pines Alzheimer's Special Care Center was very nice and only two years old, so it still looked new. The staff was very well trained. The rooms were fairly spacious. The furniture ... Read more