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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 7, 2022

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Atlanta has a cost of living 7.5% higher than the average cost of living in the United States. However, there are savings to be had in the categories of groceries and health care, both of which are important considerations for seniors. The cost of assisted living in the city is $3,845 per month, which is $655 lower than assisted living services in the rest of the country.

Tax rates in Atlanta are slightly higher than the U.S. median, with Atlanta’s sales tax rate at 8.8% compared to the national average of 7.3%. This may increase the overall cost of taxable goods such as clothing or household items.

This guide covers the monthly cost of care in Atlanta as well as local resources provided to assist seniors.                    

The Cost of Assisted Living in Atlanta, GA

Seniors in Atlanta pay $3,845 for assisted living services, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Atlanta’s assisted living cost is $310 higher than Georgia’s monthly average. However, the city’s seniors also pay $655 less than the average U.S. citizen does for assisted living services. Macon, situated in the state’s center, has Georgia’s lowest assisted living cost of $2,860 per month, while Columbus, on the state’s western border, has its highest assisted living median of $4,223. The state’s two easterly cities, Augusta and Savannah, share very similar assisted living costs of $3,606 and $3,513, respectively.

  • Atlanta: $3,845
  • Georgia: $3,535
  • United States: $4,500
  • Macon: $2,860
  • Augusta: $3,606
  • Columbus: $4,223
  • Savannah: $3,513

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care in Atlanta, GA

In-home care costs Atlanta’s seniors $4,290 per month. Adding medical aid provided by home health aides to in-home care services brings the cost up by an additional $286. Adult day health care, at $1,327, is the most affordable of all care types, as it’s provided for seniors who require much less daily assistance. Facilities that provide assisted living care also charge a moderate $3,845 for these care services. The costs for more intensive care that nursing homes provide climb to $7,528 for a semiprivate room and $8,593 for a private one.

  • In-Home Care: $4,290
  • Home Health Care: $4,576
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,327
  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,845
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $7,528
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $8,593

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Atlanta, GA

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Atlanta, GA

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Georgia.

Free Resources for Seniors in Atlanta, GA

Older adults in Atlanta are provided with a wide variety of services to help them research assisted living facilities, locate ways to pay for care and connect with community-based services.




Atlanta Senior Center (989) 785-3932 Atlanta Senior Center provides a number of services to assist seniors, including transportation services, assistance with medication, legal counsel and assistance in becoming foster grandparents.
Atlanta Regional Commission (404) 463-3100 This Area Agency on Aging receives funding through the Older Americans Act, making a range of services available to support Atlanta’s seniors. Its phone and online counselors connect older adults with community resources such as transportation, housing and health care providers. It also assists by providing information on preparing for retirement, Medicaid and legal assistance.
Atlanta Senior Advocates

(404) 271-3555

This local business offers seniors free expert guidance and recommendations for finding the best assisted living community for their needs. The company’s advocates work with clients in care homes and have full knowledge of facilities’ levels of care and resident satisfaction with various facilities.
Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

(866) 552-4464

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s goal is to preserve a high quality of life for all residents of long-term care communities. It provides advocacy and resolutions for issues that long-term residents may be experiencing.
Atlanta VA Medical Center

(404) 321-6111

The Atlanta VA Medical Center provides wartime veterans with a pension if they meet the qualifying requirements. Income and net worth have to be lower than a given amount, and enrollees have to be either 65 years old, have a disability or reside in a long-term care facility to qualify.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Atlanta, GA

Assisted Living Communities in Atlanta are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Atlanta, GA

Renaissance on Peachtree

Renaissance on Peachtree is a stylish retirement community located near Brookhaven and its golf courses. The assisted living community is designed with safety as a top priority, with attention to flooring and lighting to improve navigation, and all resident apartments have 24/7 emergency call systems. The facility has secure terraces and outdoor spaces, as well as a cafe and wine bar. We rated Renaissance highly on our top 10 for its elegant look and luxury living options.

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  • Movie theater, media center and many activity rooms
  • Extensive wellness and life enrichment programs

Sunrise at Buckhead

Sunrise at Buckhead sprawls across a prime piece of Atlanta real estate that's under 1 mile from Lenox Square mall and close to major roadways and public transit hubs. The building itself is much bigger than usual for an assisted living facility, even when taking the memory care wing into account, and the active atmosphere created by the large population is preferable for many seniors. This facility earned its place on our top 10 for its attractive grounds and spacious common areas.

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  • Regular trips to nearby museums, gardens and other attractions
  • Extensive dining options

Brookdale Chambrel Roswell

Brookdale Chambrel Roswell is located 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta, near the Roswell Village Shopping Center and Wellstar North Fulton Hospital. Many of the units have private, screened patios for residents to safely enjoy the Georgia weather, and there are outdoor activity areas, such as a putting green and landscaped walking paths. On the inside, residents can get creative in the art studio or keep fit with appropriate senior-friendly exercise in the fitness center.

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Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody

Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody is another of the area's impressive, large and modern assisted living facilities, and part of the building is dedicated to Alzheimer's care. It's just 13 miles north of Atlanta in a mostly residential area that's close to Perimeter Mall and many restaurants. Skilled nursing is available on site, with registered nurses on duty for medication, medical care and ongoing health monitoring.

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  • Meals customized to individual taste and dietary needs
  • Electronic health records and telehealth capabilities

Hollander Senior Living of Sandy Springs

Hollander Senior Living is sheltered in a relaxed, tree-lined residential neighborhood that's 10 miles from downtown Atlanta and just blocks from Northside Hospital. Seniors in assisted living may enjoy the aquarium and aviary, as well as raised gardens for planting their favorites, and the terrace acts as a community hub for socialization and entertainment. We included Hollander in the top 10 as an option for seniors who prefer more peace and quiet rather than a busy facility.

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  • Transportation for appointments, shopping and more
  • Residents can furnish their own apartment

Brighton Gardens of Buckhead

Brighton Gardens of Buckhead is a midsize assisted living and memory care community situated in uptown Atlanta, just a few blocks from Lenox Square mall. Residents can choose from a wider range of accommodation styles than most facilities offer — with 14 floor plans in total — and plenty to do in the common areas, as well. The activity director schedules daily light fitness programs, games, arts and creative pursuits, as well as group trips to nearby entertainment.

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  • On-staff licensed nurse performs wellness checks
  • CareConnect health monitoring system

Corso Atlanta

Corso Atlanta is an upscale senior living community located 6 miles outside Atlanta. It's one of the biggest assisted living facilities in the area and has many luxury amenities, including a large heated pool. Nurses provide wellness checks on a regular basis, and residents can change levels of care without changing apartments. The community includes several full-service restaurants, a sports bar and bistro, as well as an outdoor patio dining area.

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  • Apartments have full kitchens and washers and dryers
  • Maintenance-free living with 24/7 personal care

Belmont Village Buckhead

Belmont Village Buckead is an assisted living facility with a dedicated memory care unit, and it's located about 1 mile from Northside Hospital. The size and location makes Belmont a good alternative to Atlanta's small, quiet facilities and its huge, busy communities. We added Belmont Village Buckhead to our top 10 assisted living facilities for its well-supervised social and recreational activities, including daily transportation to nearby shops and entertainment, and because couples can remain living together even if they require different levels of care. 

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  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy available
  • 24/7 licensed nurse

Alto Senior Living of Buckhead

Alto Senior Living of Buckhead is a relatively new assisted living and memory care community just north of Atlanta. It's conveniently located on a major thoroughfare, with many nearby shops and a bus stop for visitors who no longer drive. The facility is well-designed for the purpose, with open spaces for easy navigation and large windows that make common areas more inviting and pleasant. On-site services and amenities include physical therapy and a sensory room, theater and craft spaces.

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Arbor Terrace at Cascade

Arbor Terrace at Cascade is located just off I-285 and approximately 6 miles west of Atlanta. Residents receive care that is tailored to the amount of assistance and supervision they require, with ongoing monitoring to identify changes. All units are equipped with accessibility features and have private bathrooms. Arbor Terrace earned its place in the top 10 as a good option in an area of Atlanta that has fewer facilities.

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  • Bright and colorful designs in common areas and apartments
  • Two-bedroom apartment option in assisted living