5 Memory Care Facilities in Columbus, GA
The average cost of memory care in Columbus is $3,808 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Auburn with an average starting cost of $3,695.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Columbus. On average, consumers rate memory care in Columbus 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Columbus
Located in northwestern Georgia along the Alabama border, Columbus and the whole of Muscogee County has a population of around 194,058. Approximately 13 percent of the population in Muscogee is 65 years and over, some of whom are included in the 140,000 individuals in the state who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s diseases or another form of dementia. To help those in need of memory care, three memory care facilities are located within the city limits.
In Columbus and the state of Georgia, these facilities are referred to as memory care units. They are regulated by the Department of Community Health and provide programs, activities and personal care for residents with cognitive deficits.
- The city of Columbus is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Piedmont Columbus Regional and St. Francis Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Columbus is 78.5, which is considerably lower than the state and the national average of 100. For families with seniors living in memory care, this may make it easier for those on a budget to pay for personal care.
- Seniors who have a hard time dealing with the extreme cold in northern cities may find Columbus’s temperatures easier to handle. Winter average lows are around 35, while summers are hot and humid with average July highs around 92.
- Crime rates in Columbus are considered some of the highest in the nation, which may be a concern for families with seniors living in memory care facilities in the city. The overall crime rate in Columbus is 85 percent higher than the national average. In Columbus, individuals have a one in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. While memory care facilities are most often secure, it's a good idea to inquire about safety policies and procedures when touring facilities in the city.
Paying for Memory Care in Columbus
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Georgia
Memory Care costs in Columbus start around $3,808 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Columbus 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 Columbus
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 Columbus
Columbus 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 Columbus, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Columbus Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbus
Columbus-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.
Other Options in Columbus, GA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbus
Review of Thrive at Green Island
Everything seems to be going OK at Thrive at Green Island. My husband's room is clean and nice, and we brought our own furniture. He said the food is fine. All these people have Alzheimer's, so the... Read more
Review of The Landings of Columbus
My mother is now living in The Landings of Columbus. They provide assisted living and memory care. It seems to be very good. The staff does everything right, takes really good care of the people an... Read more
Review of Brookdale Columbus
My mom is in Brookdale Columbus. They provide very good care for her. I would recommend them. My mom's room is clean. They have an activity room, which is well supplied. It also meets her needs. I ... Read more