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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Lawrenceville, GA for 2024

 

Alzheimer's disease caused 4,221 deaths throughout Georgia in 2019. In Lawrenceville, seniors comprise 12.1% of the city's population of 30,588. While all-cause mortality increased by 36.01% in Lawrenceville's senior population from 2016 to 2020, deaths from Alzheimer's only rose by 21.03%, likely due to the preemptive actions of the state's dementia task force.

Families in Lawrenceville looking to safeguard the health of loved ones with Alzheimer's may consider specialized dementia care. Communities providing this type of care feature secure common areas, ensuring a safer environment for seniors prone to wandering. Residents also benefit from cognitive therapies, such as memory games and puzzles, alongside sensory and music therapies to reduce agitation.

This guide explores the costs of memory care in Lawrenceville, comparing them with other locations and outlining ways to cover them. It also discusses the regulations care providers must abide by.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lawrenceville

The Department of Community Health sets the regulations and standards memory care providers must follow when operating in Lawrenceville and other cities in Georgia. These standards include minimum staffing levels, admission protocols, safe management of medications and other aspects of senior care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Lawrenceville

 

  • The overall cost of living in Lawrenceville measures 6% below the national average. While health care costs exceed the norm by 7%, grocery prices rank 7% lower than average, and housing sits 18% below the norm, benefiting families that want to live close to elderly relatives receiving care in the city.

 

 

  • Lawrenceville's air quality measures relatively low in particle pollution most days, earning it a B ranking from the American Lung Association. The city holds a lower  but seniors with sensitive lungs can typically avoid this smog-based pollution by remaining indoors with air purifiers running.

 

  • 85% of U.S. neighborhoods have lower crime rates than Lawrenceville. However, it's important to note that Georgia suffers from high crime rates statewide, and the risk of people experiencing a violent crime in Lawrenceville measures at 3.74 people for every 1,000 vs. higher rates of 3.94 and 4 for Georgia and the nation as a whole.

 

  • Lawrenceville experiences lots of rain throughout the year — 14.2 inches more than the U.S. average of 38.1. However, the region only gets 1.2 inches of snowfall annually, and temperatures rarely drop below 30.7 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, compared to a 21.7-degree Fahrenheit minimum nationwide.

Paying for Memory Care in Lawrenceville

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care communities charge $4,806 per month in Lawrenceville.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Monthly memory care expenses in Lawrenceville surpass the state average by about 8.8%, but care still costs nearly 14.6% less than the national norm. When comparing other locations in Georgia, care costs $1,819 more in Brunswick and $424 more in Athens. However, families can save up to $1,046 when seeking care in Albany instead of Lawrenceville. Expenses also drop by $556‬ if relocating to Dalton.

Larenceville

$4,806

Georgia

$4,419

United States

$5,625

Athens

$5,230

Albany

$3,760

Dalton

$4,250

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care typically costs $4,806 in Lawrenceville. In-home care represents a good alternative for seniors needing assistance with daily activities and wanting to avoid communal living, while home health care focuses on skilled nursing. They cost $516 and $230 less. Assisted living also offers personal care, often suitable for seniors with early-stage memory loss, $961 cheaper than memory care. Adult day care typically serves as a supplement to family caregiver arrangements, costing up to $3,479 less than memory care. Nursing homes — the most expensive option — provide professional medical support, but a semi-private room costs over 56.6% more than memory care.

Memory Care

$4,806

In-Home Care

$4,290

Home Health Care

$4,576

Adult Day Health Care

$1,327

Assisted Living Facility

$3,845

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,528

Note: Data for Lawrenceville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Lawrenceville

In Lawrenceville there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Georgia

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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Lawrenceville

Free and low-cost resources listed in the table below can provide a foundation of knowledge for families seeking care for loved ones with dementia. These nonprofit organizations can also assist in other ways, such as offering financial counseling or explaining how government benefits work.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lawrenceville

 

Lawrenceville Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Georgia page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Georgia

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