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What to Consider About Memory Care in Houston County

low cost of living is just one factor that has attracted more than 23,000 seniors to Houston County to retire. Some of these retirees will develop cognitive impairments. In the state of Georgia where there are 140,000 people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and Houston County has five assisted living facilities to help support those living in the area.

These homes are specialized units located within assisted living facilities, and they are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health. They help with daily living, medication administration, room and board, and they schedule therapeutic events.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Crime in Houston County is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). Property crime is ranked 47.6 and violent crime is ranked 49.3. This compares to the national averages of 38.1 and 31.1, respectively. Families with seniors in the area may want to check on the security measures of a facility to ensure their loved ones are safe.
  • Summers in Houston County as hot and humid with average highs around 93 degrees. Winter average lows are around 34, which is ideal for seniors who enjoy being outdoors. The county also gets around 46 inches of rain per year, which is only slightly higher than the national average of 39 and receives little to no rain. 
  • Houston County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Houston Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • In the state of Georgia and Houston County, seniors don't pay state income tax on Social Security Income (SSI) benefits. This could leave more money for those in memory care to pay for assistance. Georgia also provides a deduction of $65,000 per person on all types of retirement income, and there is no inheritance or estate tax.

Paying for Memory Care in Houston County

Memory Care costs in Houston County start around $3,861 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Houston 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.

Counties in Georgia

US

$5,743

Muscogee County

$4,590

Henry County

$4,366

Dougherty County

$4,136

Houston County

$3,861

Coffee County

$3,850

Laurens County

$3,791

Bibb County

$2,962

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Houston 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 Houston County

Houston 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 Houston County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Houston County

Houston 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Amber

I visited this facility

Review of The Canopy at Warner Robins

I toured The Canopy at Warner Robins. I liked it. I was very satisfied with my visit and I thought my husband would be fine there. The lady I met with was very personable. She was able to answer...

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Amber

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

Review of The Phoenix at Lake Joy

My husband is now at The Phoenix at Lake Joy. There's a couple of things they have no control over. For instance, the way the building was constructed and the setup of the rooms. I would have...

Provider response

Amber, thank you for sharing your positive experience. We are always more than happy to assist you if anything comes up.

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Charley

I visited this facility

Review of The Phoenix at Lake Joy

My wife is on a waiting list at The Phoenix at Lake Joy. It's a memory home. The most I like about it is the wide open entryways and wide open hallways. You could use a motorized wheelchair if you...

Provider response

Charley, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Phoenix at Lake Joy! If you ever need anything else from us, please feel free to give us a...

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