7 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Columbia County is $5,027 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Richmond County with an average starting cost of $4,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Columbia County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Columbia County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia County, GA
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 $5,027 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 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 Claiborne at West Lake
The people and attitude here are wonderful. We had my dad elsewhere, at the "name" facility, and Claiborne was like night and day. Better... Read more
Review of Marshall Pines
I visited Marshall Pines before Covid. I was in there two different times, and we saw a lot of different things. I didn't see an actual apartment, but we were inside the building and toured it a li... Read more
Review of Claiborne at West Lake
My family have just placed my father in the Memory Care facility at Clairborne West. We are so impressed with the amount of care and attention he's received in a week, and whenever we call or email... Read more