Savannah is a coastal city located in the state of Georgia. It is known for its picturesque parks and historic buildings. The city has a population of 144,464, and about 13.1% of residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors living in Savannah have access to excellent medical care at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital, which is rated as high performing in four procedures by USN and is the second oldest continuously operating hospital in the United States. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Savannah is $6,540, which is lower than the national average of $7,756. 

Nursing home care provides a high level of medical care and assistance to seniors who are very frail or have a chronic condition that requires constant assistance. This type of care is generally the most expensive care option and seniors in Savannah who don’t require this type 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 in Savannah and nearby cities as well as the average costs of alternative care options. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Savannah, GA

2013

Savannah Square

ONE SAVANNAH SQUARE DRIVE, Savannah, GA, 31406

Savannah Square is located in the southern part of Savannah, situated across the street from Hunter Golf Club and located just minutes away of the Oglethorpe Mall and its 100-plus stores. Residents ar … (read more)
Savannah Square is located in the southern part of Savannah, situated across the street from Hunter Golf Club and located just minutes away of the Oglethorpe Mall and its 100-plus stores. Residents ar … (read more)

Signature HealthCARE of Savannah

815 East 63rd Street, Savannah, GA, 31405

I wanted to give a good review for Signature Healthcare of Savannah. It is a very clean, nice place for rehab. Darrin, the administrator , could not be a better person! He TRULY cares about his patien … (read more)
I wanted to give a good review for Signature Healthcare of Savannah. It is a very clean, nice place for rehab. Darrin, the administrator , could not be a better person! He TRULY cares about his patien … (read more)

The Marshes of Skidaway Island

95 Skidaway Island Park Road, Savannah, GA, 31411

Located in beautiful Savannah, GA, The Marshes of Skidaway Island is a top quality Assisted Living community with plenty to offer its residents. The staff is helpful, courteous and cheerful as they pr … (read more)
Located in beautiful Savannah, GA, The Marshes of Skidaway Island is a top quality Assisted Living community with plenty to offer its residents. The staff is helpful, courteous and cheerful as they pr … (read more)

Azalealand Nursing Home

2040 COLONIAL DRIVE, Savannah, GA, 31406

My wife is currently at Azalealand. So far, I have no problem with it, and it’s excellent. The staff is nice, very cooperative and informative, and they treat my wife well. They have activities for th … (read more)
My wife is currently at Azalealand. So far, I have no problem with it, and it’s excellent. The staff is nice, very cooperative and informative, and they treat my wife well. They have activities for th … (read more)

Abercorn Rehabilitation Center

11800 Abercorn Street,, Savannah, GA, 31419

Abercorn Rehabilitation Center is the number one facility to be in. The care, professionalism, and the treatment of the people is great. I have been to all of the rehab centers in Savannah and I hav … (read more)
Abercorn Rehabilitation Center is the number one facility to be in. The care, professionalism, and the treatment of the people is great. I have been to all of the rehab centers in Savannah and I hav … (read more)

PruittHealth – Savannah

12825 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA, 31419

Before my husband passed away, he stayed at Heritage Park (Heritage Healthcare of Savannah). Someone said the place was pretty good that’s why I chose this facility for him. Also it looked like a real … (read more)
Before my husband passed away, he stayed at Heritage Park (Heritage Healthcare of Savannah). Someone said the place was pretty good that’s why I chose this facility for him. Also it looked like a real … (read more)

Riverview Health & Rehab Center

6711 La Roche Avenue, Savannah, GA, 31406

The facility is very nice – inside and out. The staff is always very pleasant. Thank you Riverview for all you do for my sister.
The facility is very nice – inside and out. The staff is always very pleasant. Thank you Riverview for all you do for my sister.

Tara at Thunderbolt Nsg & Reha

3223 Falligant Ave, Savannah, GA, 31404

They need to change their motto of excellence. This is not true. I gave info to the physical therapist of my father’s surgeon and she told me to call the west wing nurse and tell her. The problem is I … (read more)
They need to change their motto of excellence. This is not true. I gave info to the physical therapist of my father’s surgeon and she told me to call the west wing nurse and tell her. The problem is I … (read more)

Candler Hosp Subacute Unit

5353 REYNOLDS STREET, Savannah, GA, 31405

Select Care Hospital 4th Floor of Candler 95% of the nursing staff is rude and seem VERY uncaring, there is a nurse by the name of Valerie who was spectacular though. One nurse named Mea(?) or someth … (read more)
Select Care Hospital 4th Floor of Candler 95% of the nursing staff is rude and seem VERY uncaring, there is a nurse by the name of Valerie who was spectacular though. One nurse named Mea(?) or someth … (read more)

LANDMARK TRANSITIONAL RECOVERY UNIT

800 EAST 68TH STREET, Savannah, GA, 31405


Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

1000 DORSET ROAD, Port Wentworth, GA, 31407

The people seem nice and very attentive at Westview. They provide a smoke break a couple of times a day. The facility isn’t very new or very fancy but it appears to be clean.
The people seem nice and very attentive at Westview. They provide a smoke break a couple of times a day. The facility isn’t very new or very fancy but it appears to be clean.

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).

$6546

Savannah

$6722

Georgia

$7756

The United States

$7841

Valdosta

$6418

Brunswick

$6509

Augusta

$6813

Albany

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.

$1356

Adult day care

$3500

Assisted living

$4385

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$6540

Nursing home care semiprivate

$7300

Nursing home care private

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.