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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Peachtree City, GA for 2024

 

Peachtree City, GA has a population of approximately 39,500 people, and 18.6% of these are aged 65 and up – a figure above the national average of 16.8%. This group is at special risk for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. In fact, according to the CDC, Alzheimer's-related deaths are on the rise in Peachtree City. The number has risen from 53 such deaths in 2016 to 88 in 2020, an increase of 66%. Alzheimer's-related deaths now make up more than 10% of total mortality in the city.

Fortunately, memory care facilities provide the security and support necessary for seniors suffering from memory loss. These communities are staffed by specially trained caregivers who help residents with personal care and provide activities that promote connections and cognitive skills. Extra security minimizes wandering to keep seniors safe.

In this guide, seniors and their families can learn more about memory care and its costs, financial assistance for receiving care and resources in Peachtree City.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Peachtree City

Memory care communities in Georgia must meet high standards of care, service and staffing. The Healthcare Facility Regulation Division of Georgia's Department of Community Health regulates the state's memory care facilities. The department's online database provides information about individual communities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Peachtree City

 

  • Peachtree City is a relatively safe place with below-average crime rates. Violent crime rates come in at 9.4 on a 100-point score, well below the U.S. average of 22.7. Property crime is also low at 23.5, compared to the national average of 35.4. With the added security that memory care communities usually provide, seniors and their families can be even more confident in their safety.
  • The cost of living in Peachtree City is on the high side at 115.8, which is above the national average of 100 and the Georgia average of 94.5. This can be a concern for seniors trying to balance their budgets and pay for memory care, but government initiatives, such as the Community Care Services Program, provide financial assistance for those who need extra help.
  • Peachtree City's health care costs are 8.1% lower on average than other U.S. cities, according to the health cost index, which gives the city a score of 91.9 out of 100. The area also boasts an above-average number of physicians per capita, so seniors have a wide range of health care options.
  • Piedmont Fayette hospital is only about 7 miles from Peachtree City. This medical center provides emergency care, surgery, oncology, cardiology and orthopedics. For primary care, Peachtree City residents can schedule appointments with Piedmont Physicians of Peachtree City. For heart and vascular care, Emory at Peachtree City offers quality outpatient services.
  • In terms of climate, Peachtree City's most comfortable months are May, September and October. Summers are hot, with July highs averaging about 90 degrees. Winter temperatures can dip down below freezing, but there is very little snow. Seniors in memory care communities benefit from a comfortable, climate-controlled environment.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Peachtree City

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 in Peachtree City runs about $4,806 per month, but prices may vary with the care levels, accommodations and services seniors and their families choose.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Peachtree City's memory care costs fall in the middle of the cost spectrum. While they run about $400 more than the Georgia state average, they are $819 less than the national average. Memory care facilities in many Georgia cities charge more for services than those in Peachtree City. Rates in Brunswick climb to $6,625, while prices in Athens are $5,230. Other cities show lower costs. Savannah's prices are $415 less than Peachtree City's, and Albany's rates are lower yet at $3,760.

Peachtree City

$4,806

Georgia

$4,419

United States

$5,625

Albany

$3,760

Athens

$5,230

Savanah

$4,391

Brunswick

$6,625

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care is among the highest-priced senior care options in Peachtree City. Only nursing homes charge more at $7,528. In-home care and home health care are less expensive than memory care by $516 and $230 per month, respectively. Assisted living costs are also lower at $3,845, and adult day health care programs are the least expensive at $1,327 per month.

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 Peachtree City was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Peachtree City

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Georgia page.

Financial Assistance 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 Memory Care Resources in Peachtree City

Peachtree City 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 Peachtree City, please visit our Memory Care in Georgia page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Peachtree City

 

Peachtree City 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.

Laws and Regulations in Georgia

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of The Reserve at Peachtree City

I toured both the assisted living and memory care at The Reserve at Peachtree City. It felt closed in. The ceilings were low, which I didn't like, and they didn't have access to the outdoors...

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Wendy, we’re always looking to improve. Feel free to reach out to us with feedback.

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