The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Watkinsville, GA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Watkinsville, GA

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St Gabriel of Athens

Provides: Memory Care
2040 Resurgence Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677
"Probably seniors occupying their time in a nice building and cared for by professionals. And that’s exactly what everyone has come to expect. It’s normal, predictable, and not very exciting. Now..." More

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The Landing of Bogart

Provides: Memory Care
2881 Monroe Highway, Bogart, GA 30622
"We have been very pleased with the care my sister has had even during these very trying times brought on by Covid. They have tried to help the residents keep busy and feel not so alone and we..." More

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Orchard at Athens

Provides: Memory Care
2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606
"We toured both the assisted living and memory care sections of Orchard at Athens. We went there twice for two different tours, and they're very efficient and very nice. Everything was top notch...." More

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Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
933 Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601
"If you’re worried about a senior parent, you’ll find relief at Manor Lake Athens. Care at Manor Lake Athens is more than just meals and medications. It includes serving the Body, Mind and Spirit of..." More

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Rainbow Senior Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
109 Meyers Farm Road, Arnoldsville, GA 30619
"My aunt moved into Rainbow Senior Care Home and she is doing great there. She is in the memory care and their staff is very attentive and very helpful. We were in a situation where we needed to get..." More

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

Provides: Memory Care
170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606
"Arbor Terrace of Athens provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. Our assisted living, Hedges neighborhood, and dementia care options allow us to..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Watkinsville

    In Georgia, a state where 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease, memory care units are located within assisted living facilities. These facilities are all licensed and regulated by Georgia's Department of Community Health, which requires memory care units to have added security in place for the safety of residents with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.

    Some of the people in Georgia with Alzheimer's disease reside in Watkinsville. The small city has a population of 2.892, and 11.2 percent of these residents are age 65 or older. To accommodate those with cognitive issues, the town has one assisted living facility with a memory care unit.

    • The Watkinsville area has fairly mild year-round weather. The average high temperature in July is 79 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low temperature in January is 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Family members may wish to inquire at their loved one's memory care facility how they keep the place cool during high summer heat.
    • The cost of living in Watkinsville is on par with national averages, but it is seven percent higher than Georgia's average cost of living. The average cost of healthcare services in Watkinsville is eight percent higher than the national average and 12 percent higher than the state average. This could affect monthly memory care costs in the city.
    • Seniors in Watkinsville are not required to pay income tax on Social Security income, and withdrawals from retirement accounts and pension payments are only partially taxed. This should leave a bit more money in the budget for memory care costs.
    • One great thing about Watkinsville is its low crime rate. The small city is safer than 61 percent of U.S. cities and has a crime rate that is 43 percent lower than the national average. Additionally, memory care units are required to have added protection, so family members likely won't have to worry about their loved one's safety here. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Watkinsville

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Georgia

    $6,400.00 Watkinsville
    $5,740.00 Athens
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,350.00 Greensboro
    $5,147.00 Winder
    $3,995.00 Jefferson
    $2,850.00 Social Circle

    Memory Care costs in Watkinsville start around $6,400 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Watkinsville 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 Watkinsville

    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 Watkinsville

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

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    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Watkinsville

    Watkinsville-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.

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