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

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Dunwoody

In Georgia, memory care facilities are often dedicated units in other types of senior communities. The Georgia Department of Community Health licenses all types of senior facilities, though it has additional requirements that memory care facilities must meet. It ensures that each follows its provisions, including those around the services provided, the medication administered, dietary services, staffing, training and admissions. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Dunwoody

  • Although Dunwoody’s cost of living is almost 30% higher than that of the state and the nation as a whole, that number is driven primarily by high food and housing costs. For seniors who live in memory care facilities, those two types of costs wouldn’t affect them. 
  • Health care costs in Dunwoody are slightly lower than the state and national averages. On a scale of 1 to 100, Dunwoody comes in at 98, with Georgia and the nation coming in at 99.8 and 100 respectively. This includes costs for things such as hospital visits/stays, doctor visits and dental checkups.
  • There are five hospitals within 10 miles of Dunwoody, making health care very accessible. One of those hospitals is Emory University Hospital, which is regarded as the top hospital in Georgia and ranks nationally in five specific categories — cardiac surgery, cardiology, oncology, transplantation and neurosciences.
  • For those who love warm, sunny weather, Dunwoody is a great place to settle. Expect sun about 221 days out of the year and a maximum of 1.1 inches of snow throughout the winter months. Georgia is known for its very hot weather, but Dunwoody’s climate is a bit more moderate. Expect only 23 days per year when temperatures will exceed 90 degrees and approximately five months when the temperature range is between 70 and 85 degrees.
  • Regarding state taxes, Georgia is friendly to seniors. Its income and sales taxes are average, but it doesn’t tax Social Security benefits, and it offers tax breaks on property and retirement income for seniors.

Paying for Memory Care in Dunwoody

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care in Dunwoody on average costs $4,806 per month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Dunwoody is slightly more expensive than the Georgia average of $4,418; however, it’s $819 per month less than the national average, making Dunwoody an affordable option for seniors seeking memory care. Costs in nearby cities are typically more expensive than in Dunwoody, with Gainesville, Athens and Rome being $60, $424 and $560 more per month, respectively.

Dunwoody

$4,806

Georgia

$4,418

United States

$5,625

Gainesville

$4,866

Athens

$5,230

Rome

$5,366

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care facilities are one of the most expensive care options, with only nursing home facilities being $2,722 more expensive per month for a semiprivate room. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives. In-home care and home health care is $230 to $516 cheaper than memory care, and adult day health care is the least expensive, at $3,480 less per month. However, these options don’t provide the same tailored services as memory care communities. Assisted living is similar in terms of the services provided, but the cost is $961 less per month on average, and it’s better suited for seniors who don’t require close monitoring. 

Memory Care

$4,806

In-Home Care

$4,290

Home Health Care

$4,576

Adult Day Health Care

$1,326

Assisted Living Facility

$3,845

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,528

Note: Data for Dunwoody was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Dunwoody

In Dunwoody there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

More ways to pay for Memory Care in Georgia

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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Dunwoody

For those who have Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorders, Dunwoody and the state of Georgia offer multiple programs and services that can help. The prerequisites for each program can differ and registration can be complex, so seniors and their caregivers should contact each program directly for more information.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer's Association — State and Metro Atlanta Service Area(404) 728-1181The Atlanta chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has been serving the community since 1982, providing resources such as caregiver support groups, advocacy training, early stage social engagement and other educational programs. It also offers a 24/7 helpline.
Atlanta Regional Commission on Aging — EmpowerLine(404) 463-3333The Atlanta Commission on Aging (EmpowerLine) offers seniors the information needed to connect with service providers in many areas, including financial assistance, legal help, health care and caregiving. Its programs also include Medicare/Medicaid services, protective services, advocacy programs and a long-term care ombudsman program.
DeKalb County Office of Aging(770) 322.2950The county's Office of Aging provides a variety of programs for seniors with cognitive issues and their caregivers. Family members and caregivers can get information on and referrals to available programs for seniors in the area, and it offers homemaker, personal care and respite services and home-delivered meals.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — Atlanta Regional Office(404) 929-6000Veterans can take advantage of different services from the VA. In addition to basic health care, it also provides specialized care through its Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) program. This department provides programs around memory loss and mental health, long-term care and support for family members and caregivers.
Georgia Senior Legal Aid(404) 389-9992Georgia Senior Legal Aid's licensed attorneys answer calls and offer legal advice. It can help with legal issues such as options available for managing a senior's property as well as guardianship and financial/legal planning for long-term care.
Dementia Spotlight Foundation(888) 695-1596Just a few miles from Dunwoody in Roswell, the Dementia Spotlight Foundation offers programs specifically for those with cognitive disorders. Among other programs, it hosts a music therapy Connection Cafe at the Roswell Senior Center and monthly in-person Dementia Caregiver's Support Group meetings.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dunwoody

Dunwoody Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Georgia page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Michelle

I visited this facility

Review of The Phoenix at Dunwoody- CLOSED

The Phoenix at Dunwoody was very quiet when we were there. There wasn't a lot going on. I'm sure it's a wonderful place, and I liked the lady who was giving us the tour. But the memory care wasn't...

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ofer

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

Review of Berman Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care

My mother moved into The Berman Commons in October of 2020. It was a good experience but I was frustrated with a cascade of changes in staffing for the next year plus. Since then it has been as...

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Memory Care

EdieM

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

Review of The Phoenix at Dunwoody- CLOSED

When we first moved my Mom in to Assisted Living, they were remodeling. I was impressed with where they were headed in the remodel, and now they have completed it. It is so nice inside and my Mom...

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