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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Savannah, Georgia
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  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Savannah, Georgia
  • Free Resources for Seniors in Savannah, Georgia
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Nursing Home Costs in Savannah, Georgia

Nursing home care in Savannah has an average monthly cost of $6,540 for a semiprivate room and $7,300 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

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

The average cost of nursing home care is similar in Brunswick ($6,418) and Augusta ($6,509). However, the average monthly cost of care is higher in Albany ($6,813) and Valdosta ($7,841).

Savannah

$6,546

Georgia

$6,722

The United States

$7,756

Valdosta

$7,841

Brunswick

$6,418

Augusta

$6,509

Albany

$6,813

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Those seniors who have not yet made up their mind on moving to nursing home care may be interested in the average costs of alternative care options in Savannah. The lowest-priced option is adult day care at a monthly average cost of $1,356, while the average monthly cost of assisted living is $3,500. Both home care and home health care services have a monthly average cost of $4,385. The highest-priced option is nursing home care with an average monthly cost of $6,540 for a semiprivate room and $7,300 for a private room.

Adult day care

$1,356

Assisted living

$3,500

Home care

$4,385

Home health care

$4,385

Nursing home care semiprivate

$6,540

Nursing home care private

$7,300

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Savannah, 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 Savannah, Georgia

The following resources may be of interest to seniors who are looking for services that will assist them in staying safely in their own homes for as long as possible. One resource looks at information services for seniors who have decided to move to nursing home care and are now looking at financial assistance options. 

ResourceContactService
Home-Delivered Meals(912) 236-0363 ext. 124Senior Citizens Inc is a nonprofit organization that runs the Savannah Meals on Wheels Program. The program delivers to homebound seniors aged 55 and older who are unable to prepare a meal on their own and don’t have access to regular assistance. The meals are freshly prepared each day and delivered to seniors by a group of volunteers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available and meals can be provided seven days a week depending on the seniors’ requirements and circumstances. The meals are made using local ingredients and special diets can be accommodated. There is a charge for each meal but grants are available for those who cannot afford the payment. 
Sterling Rides(912) 236-0363Sterling Rides provides transport to seniors who don’t have access to a car and are unable to use public transport. Volunteer drivers take seniors to medical appointments, grocery stores and beauty appointments. There is a small charge for each ride to cover fuel costs, but this can be waived if the senior cannot afford to pay. 
Georgia Cares1-866-552-4464 option 4The Georgia Cares program runs the state SHIP program, which provides free and unbiased information on state health insurance to seniors and their caregivers. The staff members can help seniors to understand their health plan choices and find the best option for their individual circumstances. Counselors can assist seniors in enrolling in a medical plan and applying for benefits to reduce their medical expenses. In addition, they can explain the financial assistance available to seniors moving to nursing home care and help them to apply for any benefits they are eligible for. 

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Carol

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

Review of PruittHealth - Savannah

PruittHealth-Savannah was very nice and very clean. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. We made appointments if we wanted to talk with the social worker or any of our employees there, and...

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Amanda3145

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

Review of Abercorn Rehabilitation Center

The social worker is very rude and even if you have power of attorney she will not listen to you but will other family members. She takes sides! Every time I go the A/C isn’t working properly....

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Reviewer#DT0614

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

Review of Signature HealthCARE of Savannah

My husband was a resident of Signature HealthCARE of Savannah. They didn't clean patients well at all. There didn't seem to be much caring. They put him in a room with three people and one of them...

Provider response

Hello. Please know that Signature HealthCARE takes such serious reviews with great concern, and our goal is to investigate your experience with the utmost care and sensitivity immediately. Please...

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