7 Memory Care Facilities near Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Also serving communities of Flintstone, Lookout Mountain.
There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Fort Oglethorpe area, with 2 in Fort Oglethorpe and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fort Oglethorpe is $3,000 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,850.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fort Oglethorpe. Better rated regions include Chattanooga with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Oglethorpe
Fort Oglethorpe has a population just shy of 10,000, but 20 percent of those residents are aged 65 and older. Throughout Georgia, about 140,000 residents are living with Alzheimer's disease, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association, and some of these seniors may live in Fort Oglethorpe. Those seniors in need of specialized care can choose from the five memory care facilities in the area.
The Georgia Department of Community Health regulates all assisted living facilities, including memory care facilities, in the state. Each facility must acquire a health care facility regulation license, which ensures that it offers high-quality care to seniors living with dementia and related memory disorders.
- It's cheaper to live in Fort Oglethorpe than many other places in the country. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Fort Oglethorpe's cost of living comes in at 87.6. Seniors' families may want to consider this cost of living when budgeting for memory care facility costs.
- Some tax benefits exist for seniors in Fort Oglethorpe. The state does not tax social security income. Additionally, the state offers seniors age 64 and older a $65,000 tax deduction on other retirement income.
- Seniors looking to experience all four seasons while escaping snow and ice will appreciate Fort Oglethorpe's climate. Winter low temperatures hit the 20s, and summer highs climb to near 90. The area sees more rain than the national average and about an average number of sunny days.
- Crime rates in Fort Oglethorpe vary. The violent crime rate is just above the national average, coming in at 33.8 on a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous. Property crime rates are higher at 75. As a result, seniors' families may want to investigate security measures, such as exterior cameras and lighting, at memory care facilities.
Paying for Memory Care in Fort Oglethorpe
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fort Oglethorpe start around $3,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fort Oglethorpe 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 Fort Oglethorpe
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 Fort Oglethorpe
Fort Oglethorpe 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 Fort Oglethorpe, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Fort Oglethorpe Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Oglethorpe
Fort Oglethorpe-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.