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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson, GA for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson, Georgia
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Jefferson
  • Paying for Memory Care in Jefferson
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Jefferson
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Jefferson
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jefferson

What to Consider About Memory Care in Jefferson

Jefferson is a small southern town in Jackson County with a population of around 67,519, 15 percent of whom are 65 and older. Located in Georgia, where approximately 140,000 people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, Jefferson has one memory care facility within the town limits and two in nearby cities within the county. These units are referred to as memory care units.

Because Georgia is noted as one of the 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees due to the $65,0000 tax deduction on all types of retirement income, the state of Georgia and the town of Jefferson may be an excellent place for seniors in memory care to call home.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Jefferson

  • The city of Jefferson 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.
  • Families looking for an affordable city with memory care facilities may find Jefferson an excellent option for their loved ones due to the low cost of living index. In Jefferson, this index Is 95.9, which is lower than the Georgia average and the U.S. average of 100.
  • Seniors in memory care who are sensitive to the cold may fare better in a southern city like Jefferson where winters rarely drop below freezing. Summers are hot and humid with average highs in the 90s. The city only gets around an inch of snow per year and 50 inches of rain. 
  • Crime in Jefferson is 34 percent lower than the national average, which makes it a safe option for seniors living in memory care in the area. People visiting and living in Jefferson have a one in 56 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime.

Paying for Memory Care in Jefferson

Memory Care costs in Jefferson start around $3,995 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

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

Cities in Georgia

Athens

$7,350

Hoschton

$5,700

US

$5,694

Winder

$5,147

Gainesville

$4,112

Jefferson

$3,995

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Jefferson

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 Jefferson

Jefferson 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 Jefferson, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jefferson

Jefferson-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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Angel

I visited this facility

Review of Highlands Senior Living Jefferson

They were very friendly. I was impressed because they gave personal testimonies to the patients. It helped me understand that they knew their patients. They were not trying to tell me how great...

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Danny

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

Review of Highlands Senior Living Jefferson

My mom moved here. Everything went well and the walk-through was good. It was clean, there were no smells, everybody was nice and polite, and they were engaging with the residents. The place just...

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