3 Memory Care Facilities in Jackson County, GA
The average cost of memory care in Jackson County is $2,975 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jackson County
A quiet family-friendly atmosphere with easy access to Athens and Gainesville make Jackson County an excellent place for seniors to retire. As a result, there are approximately 10,000 seniors who live in Jackson County, Georgia, some of whom have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia.
Located in a state where there are 140,000 people with cognitive impairments, Jackson County has three memory care facilities — recognized as specialized units within an assisted living facility — to help accommodate these numbers.
- Jackson County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Northridge Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors who live in Jackson County and the state of Georgia may enjoy more money left at the end of the year thanks to the lack of state income tax on Social Security Income benefits (SSI). Seniors can also take advantage of a $65,000 deduction per person on retirement income, and there is no estate or inheritance tax.
- Jackson County residents, including seniors in memory care, can feel safe due to the overall crime rate that is 34 percent lower than the national average. In Jefferson, the main city in Jackson County, people have a one in 56 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime.
- The climate in Jackson County varies from hot and humid summers with the high temperatures hovering around 90 to short and cold winters with average temperatures around freezing. Like most southeastern cities, the climate in July and August can be oppressive, so families may want to inquire about the measures to prevent seniors in memory care from wandering outside on extremely hot days.
Paying for Memory Care in Jackson County
Average Monthly Costs
Counties in Georgia
Memory Care costs in Jackson County start around $2,975 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County
Jackson 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 Jackson County, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.
Directory of Winners in the Jackson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jackson County
Jackson 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.