1 Memory Care Facility in Jackson, GA
The average cost of memory care in Jackson is $3,000 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,750.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jackson
Jackson has a sizable senior population with almost 15 percent of the city's 5,100 people aged 65 and over. People in this age range are most at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a condition that affects 130,000 Georgians. There are 20 memory care facilities in Jackson and the surrounding area offering care and support to people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Memory Care Units in Jackson are licensed by the Georgia Department of Community Health. These facilities must meet standards regarding staff training and the environment they provide to residents to meet licensing requirements.
- The Jackson area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Covington.
- Georgia does not tax Social Security Income, and any federal taxes paid on this income can be reclaimed on a Georgia tax return. Other forms of retirement income, including money from pensions and retirement funds, are taxed, but people aged 62 and over can claim a deduction. Sales taxes are also moderate, allowing seniors and their families to put more money in their budget for memory care in Jackson.
- The Sperling index rates Jackson's cost of living at 96, four points lower than the national average of 100. Some expenses are even lower, with health care rated at 91, nine points lower than the U.S. average. This may allow the families of seniors with health conditions to save money for memory care.
- Jackson has warm summers, and the average high temperature in July is 90 degrees. The city gets 48 inches of rain each year, 9 inches more than the national average, but only 1 inch of snow. Winters are mild with an average low in January of 33 degrees. When touring facilities, families may wish to ask staff if there are opportunities for residents to spend time outside enjoying the sunshine.
Paying for Memory Care in Jackson
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Jackson start around $3,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jackson 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 Jackson
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 Jackson
Jackson 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 Jackson, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Jackson Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jackson
Jackson-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.