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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Decatur, GA for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Decatur, Georgia
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Decatur
  • Paying for Memory Care in Decatur
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Decatur
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Decatur
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Decatur

What to Consider About Memory Care in Decatur

Located approximately 15 minutes east of Atlanta, Decatur is home to approximately 2,859 seniors, many of whom make up to 140,000 seniors in Georgia who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. To accommodate these seniors, there are 38 memory care facilities located within the city limits and in places close by like Tucker, Atlanta and Stone Mountain. In Decatur and the state of Georgia, these facilities are called Memory Care Units (MCUs). These units operate within an assisted living facility or personal care home to provide daily living assistance and therapeutic activities for those with cognitive illnesses.

To help seniors make ends meet, the state of Georgia offers a tax exclusion on retirement income, such as Social Security benefits. Individuals aged 62 to 64 get an exclusion of $35,000 per person, while those 65 and older take an exclusion of $65,000 per person.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Decatur

  • Decatur is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Emory Decatur Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Seniors in Decatur can feel safe thanks to the low crime rate within the city limits; it is 11 percent lower than the national average. Seniors have a one in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime. 
  • Making ends meet may be an issue for seniors on a budget within the Decatur city limits. The cost of living in Decatur is 168.2, which is higher than both the state and the national average of 100.
  • Seniors with respiratory issues may find it difficult to get outside during the summer due to the July average highs around 89 degrees. Summers are hot and humid while winters are short and cold with average January lows around 32.

Paying for Memory Care in Decatur

Memory Care costs in Decatur start around $6,819 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Decatur 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.

Cities in Georgia

Decatur

$6,819

Atlanta

$5,867

US

$5,694

Tucker

$4,908

Sandy Springs

$4,795

Lithonia

$4,699

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Decatur

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 Decatur

Decatur 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 Decatur, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Decatur

Decatur-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Memory Care

M.R.M.

I visited this facility

Review of Sunrise of Decatur

I toured Sunrise of Decatur. They're very friendly staff. They offered thorough explanations of care and cost. I would have moved my mother-in-law there if she hadn't moved to Atlanta. The building...

Provider response

Hi M.R.M., Each and every guest who enters a Sunrise community is important to us. It is wonderful to know that you had such a positive experience when touring Sunrise of Decatur. We would be...

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Memory Care

Philip

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Benton House of Decatur

I liked Benton House of Decatur when I visited it. I liked the people and that they had two small memory care units within the place. So, I felt like they had more focused attention on the...

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Memory Care

Kim W SC

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Benton House of Decatur

t took me a while to decide to write a review, but I know that it is the right thing to do. Please do not put your parent or loved one into their memory care unit! I urge you to look elsewhere....

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