2 Memory Care Facilities in Dougherty County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Dougherty County is $3,708 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Dougherty County
Dougherty County is home to approximately 13,500 seniors, some of whom have Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Located in Georgia where there are 140,000 people with cognitive impairments, Dougherty County has two memory care facilities, or specialized memory units, that help provide grooming, medication administration and other daily living tasks for those living in the area. The largest city in Dougherty County is Albany, which is known as one of the best places to retire in Georgia in 2019.
- Dougherty County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Phoebe Hospital and the East Albany Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The state of Georgia offers a $65,000 deduction per person for those 64 and older on all types of retirement income. There is also no state income tax on Social Security Income (SSI) benefits. Seniors living in Dougherty County may find they have more money left at the end of the year to pay for private room and board or for savings.
- The cost of living in the Albany-Dougherty County region is 18 percent lower than the national average and 12 percent lower than downtown Atlanta. This may make the region an affordable option for seniors who have to pay for memory care and other expenses.
- Dougherty County, Georgia, experiences hot and humid summers with average July highs around 93 degrees. Winters are cold with average lows around 37. The area rarely gets snow but does get approximately 12 inches more rain per year than the national average. Families with seniors in memory care in the area may want to ensure the facility they choose has the necessary precautions in place to prevent their loved ones from getting outside in the extreme heat or cold.
Paying for Memory Care in Dougherty County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Dougherty County start around $3,708 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,921 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dougherty 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 Dougherty 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 Dougherty County
Dougherty 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 Dougherty County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Dougherty County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dougherty County
Dougherty 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.