1 Memory Care Facility in Eatonton, GA
The average cost of memory care in Eatonton is $4,895 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Milledgeville with an average starting cost of $3,195.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Eatonton, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Eatonton
Eatonton is the seat of Putnam County, Georgia, which has a population of 21,730, including over 2,000 people 65 and older who are estimated to have Alzheimer's disease or a similar cognitive impairment. In Eatonton, about 850 of the 6,597 residents are in that senior age group where dementia is most common.
Memory care units are licensed by the Georgia Department of Community Health, which oversees the patients' living conditions and the facility's operating procedures. One such memory care unit is in Eatonton, and three others are in nearby communities.
- The violent crime rate of 61.5 in Eatonton is decidedly higher than the U.S. average of 31.1, while the property crime rate of 44.6 is only 6 points higher than the national median of 38.1. Any memory care unit is required by law to have security measures in place to thwart patients who may wander off the premises otherwise.
- Summer high temperatures are around 91 degrees, and the winter lows average 33, which eliminates the chance of snowfall. The annual average rainfall in Eatonton is 47 inches compared to the national average of 39. Sperling gave Eatonton a Comfort Index of 64 out of 100 for its comfortable climate. That's ten points higher than the U.S. average.
- The cost of living here is lower than the state or the country averages of 100 by 7 points at 93. Healthcare and groceries are slightly more costly, but less expensive housing can mean extra money for healthcare.
- Seniors may enjoy the benefits of the liberal Georgia tax laws. Pensions and Social Security income are not taxed, and property may also be exempt. The first $65,000 earned by a retiree aged 65 and over is exempt as well, and the sales tax is between 4 and 8.9 percent. This can result in extra funds for healthcare.
Paying for Memory Care in Eatonton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Eatonton start around $4,895 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Eatonton 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 Eatonton
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 Eatonton
Eatonton 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 Eatonton, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Eatonton
Eatonton-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.