Rome has over 78,000 residents, 15.9% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. The region has a humid, subtropical climate that brings rainfall throughout the year and some snowfall during the winter and early spring months. According to the U.S. News and World Report, the Floyd Medical Center is high-performing in procedures and conditions related to nephrology and pulmonology. In Rome, the average cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home is over $1,000 less than the national average, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey.

Other alternatives to nursing home care have more affordable monthly rates. Home health care gives seniors the option of aging in place at home while still getting the medical care they need and assistance with maintaining their home. Assisted living is another option for those who don’t require close medical supervision but prefer 24-hour security and help with daily activities. 

This guide compares the average cost of  nursing home care in Rome to that of other cities in the state. Seniors and their caregivers may find the short list of resources in the final section helpful. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Rome, GA

Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center

1345 REDMOND ROAD, Rome, GA, 30165

My mom was here twice for rehab. The staff and management was wonderful. They have the best rehab I have seen. I am a nurse and have seen a lot of different facilities. This is by far the best I have … (read more)
My mom was here twice for rehab. The staff and management was wonderful. They have the best rehab I have seen. I am a nurse and have seen a lot of different facilities. This is by far the best I have … (read more)

Chulio Hills Health & Rehab

1170 Chulio Road, Rome, GA, 30161

My grandma was there for almost 3 yrs until she died of Covid last week. Thank God she went fast and didn’t suffer, but my complaint is with the staff & management. ALL OF MY GRANNY’S JEWELRY IS M … (read more)
My grandma was there for almost 3 yrs until she died of Covid last week. Thank God she went fast and didn’t suffer, but my complaint is with the staff & management. ALL OF MY GRANNY’S JEWELRY IS M … (read more)

Etowah Landing Care and Rehabilitation Center

809 S Broad Street, Rome, GA, 30161

Wonder visitation set up to visit my Uncle in a safe and courteous matter. Staff have been wonderful and caring to provide a scheduled time to visit with our loved ones. Thank you Etowah Landing and b … (read more)
Wonder visitation set up to visit my Uncle in a safe and courteous matter. Staff have been wonderful and caring to provide a scheduled time to visit with our loved ones. Thank you Etowah Landing and b … (read more)

Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation Center

139 Moran Lake Road NE, Rome, GA, 30161

Facility was very clean with no odors, Staff was caring and attentive. It was nice to know my mom was in good hands when I was not around. I would recommend this facility to anyone.
Facility was very clean with no odors, Staff was caring and attentive. It was nice to know my mom was in good hands when I was not around. I would recommend this facility to anyone.

Winthrop Manor Nursing Home

12 Chateau Drive Southeast, Rome, GA, 30161

My mom caught COVID there from people being careless sent her to hospital then wouldn’t let her come back this place is not what people thinks it is its not a 5 star place
My mom caught COVID there from people being careless sent her to hospital then wouldn’t let her come back this place is not what people thinks it is its not a 5 star place

Summit Health & Rehabilitation Center

2 THREE MILE ROAD NE, Rome, GA, 30165

My family member went there for evaluation thru hosp and other nursing home. She was left there for a month in psych ward and after fighting to get her back at nursing home they finally sent her back. … (read more)
My family member went there for evaluation thru hosp and other nursing home. She was left there for a month in psych ward and after fighting to get her back at nursing home they finally sent her back. … (read more)

Fifth Avenue Health Care

505 NORTH FIFTH AVENUE, Rome, GA, 30165



Fifth Ave Health Care

505 N 5th Ave SW, Rome, GA, 30165


Rockmart Health: Post-Acute Nursing & Rehabilitation

528 HUNTER STREET, Rockmart, GA, 30153

Rooms are clean. Staff is friendly.
Rooms are clean. Staff is friendly.

Oakview Health and Rehabilitation

960 HIGHLAND AVENUE, Summerville, GA, 30747

Oakview Health and Rehabilitation is easily accessible via U.S. Route 27 and is close to the northern part of Summerville, Georgia. Relatives find the facility excellent with its pleasant environment … (read more)
Oakview Health and Rehabilitation is easily accessible via U.S. Route 27 and is close to the northern part of Summerville, Georgia. Relatives find the facility excellent with its pleasant environment … (read more)

The Cottages at Rockmart

750 Goodyear Avenue, Rockmart, GA, 30153

After my grandmother was first place in this facility, we had nothing but great things to say about it. The staff seemed nice and welcoming and the nurses and LPNs were great as well. I was there fo … (read more)
After my grandmother was first place in this facility, we had nothing but great things to say about it. The staff seemed nice and welcoming and the nurses and LPNs were great as well. I was there fo … (read more)

Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

225 Philpot Street, Cedartown, GA, 30125

My sister-in-law is currently in a nursing home at the Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The staff was very friendly and answered any questions we had. The residents were in their rooms, … (read more)
My sister-in-law is currently in a nursing home at the Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The staff was very friendly and answered any questions we had. The residents were in their rooms, … (read more)

Rockmart Health

528 Hunter Street, Rockmart, GA, 30153


Nursing Home Costs in Rome, GA

In Rome, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $6,692 per month on average, and a private room costs $6,996 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of a semiprivate room in Rome is $30 less than Georgia’s monthly average of $6,722 per month, and it’s $1,064 less than the national average of $7,756. 

Compared to other cities in the state, Valdosta is the most expensive. With an average of $7,841 per month, it’s $1,149 more than Rome. The state’s capital, Atlanta, has an average of $6,950 per month and is about $250 higher than Rome’s average. The least expensive city is Athens. Situated in northeast Georgia, it has a monthly average of $6,266, which is $426 less than Rome.

$6692

Rome

$6722

Georgia

$7756

United States

$7841

Valdosta

$6950

Atlanta

$6266

Athens

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When considering long-term care options, the cost of care is often a major deciding factor. Seniors who don’t require full-time supervision by professional staff may find in-home care more affordable. Typically, home health care costs more than home care due to the medical care offered on top of other basic personal care services. In Rome, both types of home care are $2,593 less than a semiprivate room in a nursing home. Assisted living costs $3,604 less than nursing home care, with an average of $3,088 per month. A private room in a nursing home is $304 more than a semiprivate room.

$4099

Home care

$4099

Home health care

$3088

Assisted Living

$6692

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6996

Nursing home (private room)

6 Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Rome, 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 Rome, GA

This section offers a few resources for seniors who are considering skilled nursing care or already reside in a nursing home. Qualifying seniors can find programs for nursing home alternatives through Medicaid as well as financial assistance through supplemental Medicare programs.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 759-2963

The Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging provides information and referral services for local programs designed to benefit aging generations and improve their quality of life. Care consultants can help seniors and their loved ones assess their needs and plan for their future goals, whether they prefer to age in place in the comfort of their own home or are looking for a long-term care facility that fits their needs. The agency serves 15 counties, including Floyd County.

(800) 759-2963

The Georgia Medicaid Waiver covers both in-home care and community-based care for low-income residents throughout the state. Seniors who may otherwise be placed in a nursing home may qualify for in-home personal and medical care services for free. These services include in-home assistance with activities of daily living and housekeeping, in addition to rehabilitation therapies. To apply for the Medicaid HCBS waiver, seniors can contact the Northwest Georgia AAA.

(866) 552-4464

Ombudsmen assist residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, to ensure seniors are receiving adequate care and facilities are following state and federal regulations. Seniors and their loved ones can contact an ombudsman for such things as a lack of quality meal options that meet their dietary needs or financial abuse. A local ombudsman can be reached by calling the phone number provided or through the Northwest Georgia AAA.

(866) 552-4464

Working with the Georgia Legal Services Program, GeorgiaCares counselors are certified by the state to provide free information and advice regarding Medicare health insurance. Counselors can better explain summary notices and benefit coverage and assist with filing an appeal or claim. Seniors can also contact a counselor to apply for financial assistance that covers out-of-pocket expenses. A counselor can be reached through the Northwest Georgia AAA or by calling the number provided.