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What to Consider About Memory Care in Dekalb County

DeKalb County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs and Roswell Metropolitan Statistics area. There are over 90,000 seniors who live in the area, some of whom have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. To provide homes for those people who are a part of the 140,000 people in the state with cognitive disabilities, there are 12 memory care facilities in the area.

These facilities are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health and are known as specialized memory care units within personal care homes and assisted living facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • The cost of living in Dekalb County is almost 9 percent higher than the U.S average and the state of Georgia. Seniors who pay for memory care may find it difficult to budget for necessities when living in the area.
  • Like most counties in Georgia, Dekalb experiences hot and humid summers with highs around 90 degrees. This can be a concern for seniors in memory care who have respiratory illness or those who can’t tolerate the heat. Winters are short and cold with average lows around 33. The county also gets an above amount of rainfall and little to no snow.
  • The overall rate of crime in Dekalb County is much higher than the U.S. average. Property crime is ranked 59.3 and violent crime is ranked 61.8, which are compared to the national averages of 38.1 and 31.1 respectively. Families with seniors in memory care may want to consider what security measures are used at a prospective facility in order to keep their loved one safe.
  • DeKalb County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Emory Decatur Hospital and the Georgia Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Dekalb County

Memory Care costs in Dekalb County start around $5,887 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

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

Counties in Georgia

Dekalb County

$5,887

US

$5,743

Fulton County

$5,434

Gwinnett County

$5,121

Cobb County

$4,424

Henry County

$4,366

Clayton County

$3,925

Rockdale County

$2,600

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Dekalb 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 Dekalb County

Dekalb 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 Dekalb County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dekalb County

Dekalb 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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