Marietta is a small city in Georgia known for offering a high quality of life and its beautiful tree-lined town square. It has a population of 60,867, and around 12.9% of residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors in the city have access to excellent medical services at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, which is rated as high performing in eight procedures or conditions by USN medical ratings. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Marietta is several hundred dollars less than the national average of $7,756, which makes the city a good option for seniors.

Nursing home care provides basic custodial care such as bathing, dressing and feeding. However, it also offers skilled nursing care, which is provided by registered nurses and includes medical treatment and monitoring. This type of care is generally expensive, and seniors in Marietta who don’t require such a high level of care may want to look at alternative options such as assisted living and home care services

This guide looks at the costs of nursing home care and alternative options in Marietta.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Marietta, GA

Manor Care Rehabilitation Center – Marietta

4360 JOHNSON FERRY PLACE, Marietta, GA, 30068

My Dad was taken to Manor Care to recover from colon surgery. Initially, he made progress both medically as well as in physical therapy and occupational therapy. These services and staff were excell … (read more)
My Dad was taken to Manor Care to recover from colon surgery. Initially, he made progress both medically as well as in physical therapy and occupational therapy. These services and staff were excell … (read more)

Roselane Health and Rehabilitation Center

613 Roselane Street NW, Marietta, GA, 30064

My husband was admitted into Roselane on 2/4 (or 2/3) for rehab after having back surgery at Kennestone in Marietta. I should have known what type of facility this was when a lone female took him to b … (read more)
My husband was admitted into Roselane on 2/4 (or 2/3) for rehab after having back surgery at Kennestone in Marietta. I should have known what type of facility this was when a lone female took him to b … (read more)

A.g. Rhodes Home, Inc – Cobb

900 WYLIE ROAD, Marietta, GA, 30067

My dad moved into A.G. Rhodes Cobb in February. It’s beautiful, welcoming, well kept, and well landscaped. It’s a nice place to visit, especially outside in the courtyard. Everyone has been very good, … (read more)
My dad moved into A.G. Rhodes Cobb in February. It’s beautiful, welcoming, well kept, and well landscaped. It’s a nice place to visit, especially outside in the courtyard. Everyone has been very good, … (read more)

Signature HealthCARE at Tower Road

26 Tower Road, Marietta, GA, 30060

My elderly mother was admitted with a fractured hip. After 3 weeks they had her much improved. I want to thank the dedicated staff for all the caring time and attention they gave. They also had many … (read more)
My elderly mother was admitted with a fractured hip. After 3 weeks they had her much improved. I want to thank the dedicated staff for all the caring time and attention they gave. They also had many … (read more)

Signature Healthcare of Marietta

811 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta, GA, 30060

My dear, dear friend is currently in the rehab portion of the facility. She was on a ventilator for 3 weeks before going to rehab. She is very weak and still having aftereffects of being in an induced … (read more)
My dear, dear friend is currently in the rehab portion of the facility. She was on a ventilator for 3 weeks before going to rehab. She is very weak and still having aftereffects of being in an induced … (read more)

Autumn Breeze Healthcare Center

1480 Sandtown Road, Marietta, GA, 30060

They only have ONE cellphone for ALL the patients to use. Therefore it’s impossible to ever talk to a family member. I continue to leave my phone number but never get called. You have to make an ap … (read more)
They only have ONE cellphone for ALL the patients to use. Therefore it’s impossible to ever talk to a family member. I continue to leave my phone number but never get called. You have to make an ap … (read more)

Marietta Health & Rehab Center

50 SAINE DRIVE SW, Marietta, GA, 30060

My wife is in Pruitt Health Care, and she’s been there since November. I am happy that she’s doing well there. They give her a lot of attention, and there is a great deal of therapy going on. So far, … (read more)
My wife is in Pruitt Health Care, and she’s been there since November. I am happy that she’s doing well there. They give her a lot of attention, and there is a great deal of therapy going on. So far, … (read more)

Presbyterian Village

2000 EAST-WEST CONNECTOR, Austell, GA, 30106

Right now, my mother is in rehab at Presbyterian ’cause she broke her hip. So, it’s sort of another type of nursing home. She’s living there, and she’s doing the rehabilitation. She may be there anoth … (read more)
Right now, my mother is in rehab at Presbyterian ’cause she broke her hip. So, it’s sort of another type of nursing home. She’s living there, and she’s doing the rehabilitation. She may be there anoth … (read more)

Powder Springs Nursing & Rehab Center

3460 POWDER SPRINGS ROAD, Powder Springs, GA, 30127

My dad has been in Powder Springs Nursing & Rehab Center for 6 weeks and has not had 1 shower. We’ve talked 3 times on a shower day and no one would allow him to shower. Dad said that whenever h … (read more)
My dad has been in Powder Springs Nursing & Rehab Center for 6 weeks and has not had 1 shower. We’ve talked 3 times on a shower day and no one would allow him to shower. Dad said that whenever h … (read more)

Anderson Mill Health and Rehabilitation Center

2130 Anderson Mill Rd, Austell, GA, 30106

My dad was admitted to this facility and the best I can tell you this place is a dump! No interest in the care of the patient period !!! Sickening!!!!
My dad was admitted to this facility and the best I can tell you this place is a dump! No interest in the care of the patient period !!! Sickening!!!!

Ross Memorial Health Care Center

1780 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA, 30152

Trying to care for a family member at the facility and phone calls and emails go unanswered. Had to ask multiple times for my family member to receive a bath. After going multiple days with out one. W … (read more)
Trying to care for a family member at the facility and phone calls and emails go unanswered. Had to ask multiple times for my family member to receive a bath. After going multiple days with out one. W … (read more)

PruittHealth – Austell

1700 Mulkey Road, Austell, GA, 30106

This facility has not allowed the patient the use of the patient phone. They hid the pat vents items from her that she need including her birthday items. They moved her walker where she cannot reach … (read more)
This facility has not allowed the patient the use of the patient phone. They hid the pat vents items from her that she need including her birthday items. They moved her walker where she cannot reach … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Marietta, Georgia

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Marietta is $6,950 for a semiprivate room and $7,559 for a private room. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors who are looking at nursing home care may be interested in the cost of care in nearby cities. Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a price comparison point, the cost of care in Marietta is slightly less than the national average of $7,756. However, it is similar to the Georgia state average of $6,722.

The average monthly costs of nursing home care in Valdosta ($7,841) and Hinesville ($7,452) are higher than in Marietta. However, the average costs in Brunswick ($6,418) and Albany ($6,813) are lower. 

$6950

Marietta

$6722

Georgia

$7756

The United States

$7841

Valdosta

$6418

Brunswick

$6813

Albany

$7452

Hinesville

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

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors and loved ones who have not yet decided on nursing home care may be interested in the average monthly costs of alternative care options in Marietta. At the lowest end of the cost scale, adult day care has a monthly average cost of $1,300 while assisted living costs an average of $4,000 per month. Home health care and home care cost an average of $4,195 and $4,147 per month, respectively. At the high end of the scale, nursing home care has an average monthly cost of $6,950 for a semiprivate room and $7,559 for a private room.

$1300

Adult day care

$4000

Assisted living

$4195

Home health care

$4147

Home care

$6950

Nursing home (semiprivate)

$7559

Nursing home (private)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Marietta, Georgia

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 Marietta, Georgia

These resources might be of interest to seniors who are looking for services that will help them to age in place in their own homes for as long as safely possible. One service looks at financial assistance options for seniors who have made the choice to move into a nursing home. 

ResourceContactServices
Georgia Cares1-866-552-4464 Option 4The Georgia Cares program provides free, factual and unbiased information on the health and drug plans available to seniors. Staff members can help seniors understand the various health plan choices and assist them in enrolling in a health plan that meets their specific needs. The counselors can help seniors apply for benefits that will reduce their out-of-pocket expenses for nursing home care and medication. 
Meals on Wheels(770) 528-5364Cobb County operates a Meals On Wheels program that delivers nutritious meals to eligible homebound seniors in Marietta. The meals are delivered around noon each day from Monday to Friday by a dedicated team of volunteers. The volunteers carry out a social check when visiting the seniors and will report any issues they find to the relevant authorities or family members. Each meal is designed to provide a third of the nutritional requirements of an adult over the age of 60. To be eligible for the program, seniors must be aged 60 and over and no longer able to prepare a meal for themselves. Charges are based on each senior’s income, and no client will be denied meals if they are unable to pay. 
CSS Transportation Services (770) 429-7855CSS Transportation Services provides fixed-route services that take seniors to Neighborhood Senior Centers where they can partake in activities and enjoy a free hot meal. The demand-response option is a door-to-door service that takes seniors to medical appointments, social services agencies and grocery stores. This service needs to be booked in advance. To be eligible for the service, seniors need to be aged 60 and older and no longer have access to a vehicle or any other option to get to the required destination. There is no charge for the transport services.