2 Memory Care Facilities in Hart County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Hart County is $5,295 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Anderson County with an average starting cost of $3,715.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Hart County, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Hart County
Around 25,794 people live in Hart County, Georgia, and 21.4 percent of that population is age 65 or older. By 2025, according to the Alzheimer's Association, there will be nearly 200,000 seniors in the state, some of whom will require specialized care for dementia as they age.
The Georgia Department of Community Health is responsible for regulating and licensing memory care units that provide extra services in a robust assisted living setting to those seniors who have cognitive impairment. In Hart County, one of these MCUs is in Hartwell, and another one is in Greensboro.
- On a scale with the median cost of living at 100 for the United States and Georgia, Hart County is 11 points lower at 89. Housing has the lowest rating with 75, as opposed to 92 across Georgia, and groceries are reasonable at 91.9. Healthcare, however, was 22 points above the median, so families checking into MCUs should keep that in mind.
- Hart County gets 49 inches of rain per year, and the national average is 10 inches lower. Snow is a rarity in the county, which receives 1 inch or less annually. Summertime highs climb to 90 degrees, and the wintry lows fall to 31. Sperling's Comfort Index for Hart County is 67 out of 100, 13 points better than the U.S. average, and should be comfortable for seniors.
State tax laws help people aged 65 and older, as Social Security dividends and the first $65,000 of income earned annually after retirement are exempt from taxes. Seniors also may receive deductions and exemptions for property taxes, and the low 4 percent state sales tax can result in extra spending power for healthcare.
- The national averages for property and violent crimes are 38.1 and 31.1 respectively. Hartwell's figures are higher, with a 47.1 for property crime and a 49.6 for violent crime. Memory care units provide additional security with locked doors, closed-circuit cameras and guards, so patients can't wander off, and trouble can't enter the facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Hart County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Hart County start around $5,160 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 Hart 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 Hart 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 Hart County
Hart 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 Hart County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Hart County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hart County
Hart 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.