2 Memory Care Facilities in Douglas, GA
The average cost of memory care in Douglas is $3,650 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Douglas
The county seat of Coffee County, Georgia, is Douglas, a small town with a population of 11,430 residents, 1,670 of whom are aged 65 or older, the age in which people might develop Alzheimer's disease or another type of cognitive impairment.
The Georgia Department of Community Health is responsible for licensing, regulating and monitoring the operation of memory care units that specialize in supervision and treatment for Alzheimer's patients and others in a similar situation. Two of these units are in the city of Douglas.
- Georgia is among the friendliest states when it comes to tax laws for people aged 65 and older. Social Security payments, pension funds and some property are exempt from taxation, as is the first $65,000 seniors in that age group earn after retiring. A low sales tax can help stretch dollars for families on a fixed income.
- The cost of living in Douglas is 77, which is slightly lower than the national average of 100. Housing is remarkably low at 42, but healthcare is 14 points higher at 114. However, the money that can be saved from the low housing expense could be put toward healthcare costs.
- The crime rate in Douglas is higher than normal in the U.S. Violent crime rates a 72 compared to the national average of 31.1, and property crimes were over twice the norm of 38.1 at 80.4. Memory care units have an added layer of security for the residents, including guards, security cameras and auto-locking doors. Families should ask about safety measures at any prospective care facility.
- Douglas scores a 72 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index, due to an abundance of days with pleasant weather. Annually, the city averages 222 sunny days, no snow and 48 inches of rain. Mild winters and summers with average temperatures from 38 to 93 make Douglas an attractive area for seniors with painful joints or respiratory diseases like asthma or lung cancer.
Paying for Memory Care in Douglas
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Douglas start around $3,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Douglas 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 Douglas
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 Douglas
Douglas 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 Douglas, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Douglas Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Douglas
Douglas-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.