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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Macon, Georgia
  • Nursing Home Costs in Macon, GA
  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Macon, GA
  • Free Resources for Seniors in Macon, GA
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Helpful Articles

Nursing Home Costs in Macon, GA

In Macon, semiprivate rooms in nursing homes cost an average of $6,783 per month. Private rooms cost an average of $7,237 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Looking at average monthly prices of semiprivate nursing home rooms, Macon’s costs are about $970 cheaper than the average American city. Rates here run only $60 above Georgia’s state median, which is $6,722 per month.

Macon exceeds Columbus in monthly nursing home costs by $290, and its prices are about $240 higher than what seniors pay in Warner Robins. On the other hand, Macon’s rates are just $30 more per month than in Albany. In the state capital of Atlanta, nursing home costs are $167 more than what facilities charge here.

Macon

$6,783

Georgia

$6,722

United States

$7,756

Columbus

$6,494

Warner Robbins

$6,540

Albany

$6,813

Atlanta Area

$6,950

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When searching for the best long-term care arrangement for an aging loved one in Macon, it’s useful to consider how nursing home costs compare to other types of care. Adult day health care costs $1,603 per month on average, making it the most affordable choice. Assisted living carries a median fee of $2,730. Home care and home health care providers charge an average of $3,569 for either service. On the high end, semiprivate nursing home rooms come at an average of $6,783 per month, and private rooms cost $7,237.

Home care

$3,569

Home health care

$3,569

Adult day health care

$1,603

Assisted living

$2,730

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6,783

Nursing home (private room)

$7,237

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Macon, GA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Macon, GA

The resources below are designed to support Macon’s seniors and their families at home or in long-term care facilities. Some programs enable elders to age at home longer, and others assist those who require nursing home care.

ResourceContactService
Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging(888) 548-1456The Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging serves as a “one-call connection” to services that promote independence and dignity among seniors. Intake specialists conduct assessments to determine eligibility for programs offered throughout the Middle Georgia service area. Clients may qualify to participate in the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP) or Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). This agency also arranges consultations to help people manage their care and understand their options. Seniors and caregivers can also access assistive technology devices and incontinence supplies.
Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP)(478) 751-6261The GLSP provides free civil legal aid for low-income Georgians. Attorneys and advocates can represent long-term care facility residents to obtain and maintain eligibility for Medicaid and prevent unlawful discharge. Its Public Benefits Hotline helps citizens enroll in Medicaid, food stamps and other government programs. GLSP partners with the GeorgiaCares Hotline to offer free SHIP counseling regarding Medicare and other forms of health insurance.
Rebuilding Macon(478) 744-9808Rebuilding Macon helps rehabilitate and repair the homes of low-income seniors so they can continue living safely and independently in the community. Volunteer teams apply paint, fix leaks, replace roofs and build wheelchair ramps. The organization also provides energy-saving modifications and other practical solutions to enhance residents' quality of life.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(866) 991-9988The Ombudsman Program investigates grievances for long-term care facility residents and mediates on their behalf to achieve resolutions. Ombudsmen also educate consumers, caregivers and facility staff on resident care and rights, relocation and alternative long-term care topics. They routinely visit long-term care facilities to observe conditions and interact with residents. This program also helps seniors and family members set up resident and family councils in their facilities.

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Rosemary

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Review of Bolingreen Health and Rehabilitation

My mother was a resident of Bolingreen Health & Rehabilitation. She loved it because they offered activities and everyone treated her really nice. The main thing is they were understaffed. The food...

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SHunn

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

Review of Bolingreen Health and Rehabilitation

My daddy was a resident here from Aug 24,2018 until September 25,2018. I could not have asked for a better facility for his care. From Administration to Housekeeping, the level of care and love my...

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Gailbeck21

I am a friend or relative of resident

Review of Bolingreen Health and Rehabilitation

My mother is a resident at this facility even though she has only been there a short time I have been very pleased with the care she is receiving. After touring many facilities this was above and...

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