9 Memory Care Facilities near Columbus, GA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Columbus, GA

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Legacy Reserve at Old Town

Provides: Memory Care
8601 Queen Bee Drive, Columbus, GA 31909
"My cousin is at the Legacy Reserve at Old Town. It's been wonderful. They're very professional. They immediately did the evaluation and got her in very quickly. Since she has been there, she has..." More

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Brookdale Columbus

Provides: Memory Care
3607 Weems Road, Columbus, GA 31909
"Would have had this facility as our first choice for mom if money was not an issue. Dave and staff were generous with their time. " More

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Thrive at Green Island

Provides: Memory Care
6896 River Road, Columbus, GA 31904
"I was really impressed with Thrive at Green Island. For the same price where she is, she could have kitchen cabinets and a sink, which she doesn't have now. Their facility was very nicely updated...." More

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Oaks at Grove Park

Provides: Memory Care
1479 Grove Park Drive, Columbus, GA 31904
"We chose Oaks at Grove Park. We just felt that we'd get the best care there. My dad has not moved in yet. The staff members were great. They're very accommodating. They explained everything and..." More

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Brookside Glen Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
400 Bradley Park, Columbus, GA 31904
"I like the community of Brookside Glen. The rooms are clean and the security is good. My friend is in the memory care part, and he has a lot of freedom to do some things. He has a nice, big room, a..." More

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F & L Personal Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
4564 Sentry St, Columbus, GA 31907
"F & L Personal Care Home has an incredible team of caring and compassionate caregivers that are highly committed to taking care of all needs of seniors. We offer a home like atmosphere to male..." More

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Savannah Grand of Columbus

Provides: Memory Care
8301 Franciscan Woods Drive, Columbus, GA 31909
"The lady who took us on the tour at Savannah Grand was very busy. She was multitasking, so it was hard for her to stay focused on what she was showing us. A lot of the information she was giving us..." More

The Landings of Columbus

Provides: Memory Care
6830 River Road, Columbus, GA 31904
"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..." More

Canterbury Health Care Facility

Provides: Memory Care
1720 KNOWLES ROAD, Phenix City, AL 36869
"Canterbury Health Care Facility has the memory care unit that my grandmother needs. They bring people in to help with her memory and they also have a full nursing staff on duty during the week (as..." More

    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

    $6,047.00 Peachtree City
    $5,412.00 Newnan
    $5,294.00 US
    $4,455.00 Columbus
    $4,295.00 Auburn
    $4,000.00 Americus
    $3,097.00 Lagrange

    Memory Care costs in Columbus start around $4,455 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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.

    Memory Care near Columbus, GA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbus

    • Review of Brookdale Columbus

      Would have had this facility as our first choice for mom if money was not an issue. Dave and staff were generous with their time. Read more

      Mert
    • Review of Legacy Reserve at Old Town

      My cousin is at the Legacy Reserve at Old Town. It's been wonderful. They're very professional. They immediately did the evaluation and got her in very quickly. Since she has been there, she has im... Read more

      Amy
    • Review of Savannah Grand of Columbus

      The lady who took us on the tour at Savannah Grand was very busy. She was multitasking, so it was hard for her to stay focused on what she was showing us. A lot of the information she was giving us... Read more

      Valerie
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