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See full list of all 2832 licensed assisted living communities in Georgia for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to search for every licensed assisted living facility in Georgia. If you or your loved one are trying to locate a facility in any part of Georgia with kind and caring staff who will help with daily living activities such as taking a bath, dressing, eating, moving around or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living facility in Georgia that is close to you.

Room Requirements for Assisted Living in the State of Georgia

A standard assisted living room in Georgia must provide at least 80 square feet of living space. This does not include closets or alcoves. This is for a standard room as memory care must include additional accommodation. The outdoor spaces must be secured to prevent flight-risk. There must be a clear contrast between doors and walls as well as where the floor and wall meet. Assisted living apartments in Georgia must include a special alarm which is triggered to alert assisted living care facility staff when a resident exits or attempts to exit in a restricted way. In addition, the railings and walkways must accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and all walking and mobility devices.

In assisted living centers, there may be up to 4 residents in one room. In memory care or any other specialized senior care center there are only 2 residents allowed in one room. There may be shared bath area and toilets. Staff is strictly prohibited from using resident toilets and there must be separate toilet facilities for staff.

Paying for Assisted Living in Georgia

In the state of Georgia, the average base-rate for an assisted living facility that does not include Alzheimer’s/memory care is $94.00 per day; $2,850 per month and $34,200 per year. This is on the lower-end of the national average. When it comes to paying the assisted living costs, Georgia ABD Medicaid will pay only for temporary, rehabilitative at home care and cannot help with assisted living. This means that whatever care that is needed must be prescribed by a physician. The requirement is that you must have a rehabilitatable issue and prognosis must be temporary. 

For Georgia assisted living communities of any type, you must use a Medicaid waiver program if you need help with costs. Most of the waiver programs are in place for those seniors and retirees that need to be placed in an assisted living facility in Georgia and are low-income. There is a catch though; you must be able to prove that if you were not on a waiver program that you would be placed in a skilled nursing facility. The whole point of most waiver programs in most, if not all states is to keep people at home longer or in a non-medical intensive senior care facility.

There are many HCBS programs but the thing to keep in mind is that you must be eligible for Medicaid in the first place. Some do not take age into consideration but again, you must qualify by either being over 65, disabled, blind or with another disability.

Alternatively, there are programs for Georgia senior living and care facilities that cater to public servants like Police and Firefighters. There are veterans’ benefits that you may be entitled to as well, if you are a veteran or sometimes a dependent of a veteran. There is also long-term-care insurance that will take Georgia seniors over 70 years of age depending on the company. It’s worth it to take a look at what is available and to time things accordingly and creatively to make sure you are able to cover the cost of assisted living in Georgia.

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