16 Memory Care Facilities in Dekalb County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Dekalb County is $5,277 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Fulton County with an average starting cost of $4,840.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Dekalb County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Dekalb County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Fulton County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Dekalb County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Dekalb County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Dekalb County, GA
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.
- 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
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Memory Care costs in Dekalb County start around $5,433 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,293 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.
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.
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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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Dekalb County
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.... Read more
Review of Sunrise at Buckhead
Sunrise at Buckhead seemed good, though the place seemed a little bit old. The decor maybe needed a little bit of refreshing, but it seems they're in the middle of doing that. The person that was s... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Decatur
I toured Sunrise of Decatur. I really loved that facility. It looks like the residents get an excellent level of care. It's a much smaller place where the residents get more personal care from the ... Read more