1 Memory Care Facility in Hartwell, GA
The average cost of memory care in Hartwell is $4,595 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,850. Cheaper nearby regions include Anderson with an average starting cost of $3,715.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Hartwell, GA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Hartwell
Around 4,456 people live in Hartwell, the county seat of Hart County, Georgia, and 21 percent of the population are seniors age 65 or older. By 2030, the number of seniors in Georgia is going to rise from 140,000 to 190,000, which may increase the number of people with Alzheimer's disease. There is only one memory care facility in the area that is licensed to care for people with cognitive impairments.
Georgia Department of Community Health oversees the facilities statewide to assure compliance with laws governing staff training, best treatment methods, clean living conditions and security.
- Nationally and in Georgia, the median cost of living is 100, and Hartwell's is 87.0. Housing is lower than average, but healthcare is one of the few categories where the Hartwell cost, at 122, is greater than the U.S. median. That's something families need to consider when looking for a memory care facility.
- Hartwell receives an average of 48 inches of rain annually, while the national average is 9 inches less. Snow is practically non-existent, and there are ten extra sunny days when compared to the rest of the U.S. The July highs reach around 90 degrees, and the January low temperatures drop to 31. This earns a Sperling's Comfort Index for Hartwell of 67 out of 100, 13 points higher than the national average.
- State tax laws benefit people aged 65 and older, with Social Security dividends and the first $65,000 of income earned annually after retirement being exempt from taxes. Seniors also receive property tax exemptions, and the state sales tax is only 4 percent, so families and seniors on a fixed income may be able to squeeze more from money for healthcare from their tax advantages.
- The U.S. average for violent and property crimes are 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Hartwell's statistics are higher, with a 45.4 for violent crime and a 76.2 for property crime. However, memory care facility provides an extra layer of security for their occupants with security doors, closed-circuit cameras and guards.
Paying for Memory Care in Hartwell
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Hartwell start around $4,325 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell
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 Hartwell
Hartwell 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 Hartwell, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Hartwell Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hartwell
Hartwell-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.