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Georgia nursing homes and other types of senior living have been largely unnoticed in the last decade, yet the state’s population has been growing steady. As such, there is a rise in demand for affordable, high quality nursing homes for short term rehabilitation or long-term care in Georgia.

Georgia Nursing Home Costs

Georgia nursing homes costs vary widely based on the part of the state you or a loved one wants to live in. From the highest daily rates for a semi-private room ($255 per day) to its lowest ($115 per day), Georgia has a whopping 55 percent difference in cost of care. The variously-priced facilities provide suitable nursing homes in Georgia for seniors living on a fixed income as well as to older adults with more savings and larger budgets.

The average median rate for a semi-private room in a nursing home in Georgia is only $183 per day. The national average is $225 per day, which places Georgia retirement homes below the national average. Your money will stretch further here.

The highest priced rooms tend to be available in Atlanta along with Sandy Springs and Roswell. Rates tend to go for $200 to $250 per day, with a full year still costing under $100,000. Meanwhile, affordable skilled nursing facilities in Georgia are found in more rural settings such as Valdosta. Retirement homes here range between $180 to $210 per day.

While almost every senior appears to have a desire to relocate to Florida, many should also consider Georgia. The neighboring state has far cheaper monthly costs, yet offers some of the same weather and amenities as the best elderly care homes in Florida. Georgia nursing homes are also comparable to Alabama.

Georgia Retirement Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Many Georgia long term care facilities feature several luxury amenities. These include a beauty salon, barber shop, day room, activity center, chapel and other in-house luxuries. Rooms provide enough space to feel comfortable, whether private or semi-private.

Residents are encouraged to bring suitable items from their existing residence and to have friends and family visit often. The regularly scheduled activities will keep the mind active and the body young. Meals are well-balanced with special requests are possible.

Who are Georgia Nursing Homes for?

Georgia nursing homes provide 24/7 service including assistance with getting in and out of bed. If the resident also needs help with bathing, using the bathroom, or other activities, the staff can assist them.

Georgia is known for its good manners, which translates well to its long-term care where residents are treated with dignity and respect.

When shopping around for quality nursing homes in Georgia, families should do their research, schedule appointments with management, and ask plenty of questions. Check the reputation of the skilled nursing facility. Some places have a better reputation than others. Ask neighbors and other families about their recommendations since most families know of someone that is living in a retirement home or skilled nursing facility in Georgia.

Nursing and Retirement Homes in Georgia

There are a total of 364 nursing homes in Georgia that Georgia senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Georgia nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Georgia will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Georgia nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Georgia state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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