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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Seniors looking for a warm retirement destination may find Decatur very appealing. The city has 218 sunny days per year compared to the U.S. average of 208. Decatur also experiences less cold weather and averages 2 inches of snow compared to the U.S. average of 28. It also has a favorable sales tax rate of 7.0%. Assisted living care costs $3,845 per month on average.

Decatur’s cost of living is substantially higher than the nationwide median, costing residents 48.1% more than the average U.S. citizen. However, seniors may be pleased to find that Decatur’s health care is 10% lower than the U.S. average, and its residents have an average income $14,000 in excess of the national median.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Decatur, GA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Decatur, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Decatur, GA

Assisted living in Decatur costs approximately $3,845 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Due to Decatur’s proximity to Atlanta, it shares the same average monthly assisted living cost. Decatur’s average cost is $310 higher than the state average but considerably less than the U.S. average of $4,500. Dalton and Augusta have similar assisted living costs, while Macon has the region’s lowest care cost of $2,860 per month.

  • Decatur: $3,845
  • Georgia: $3,535
  • United States: $4,500
  • Dalton: $3,400
  • Macon: $2,860
  • Augusta: $3,606

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Decatur, GA

Assisted living in Decatur costs seniors approximately $3,845 per month, but other care options are also available at varying prices. In-home care costs $4,290, and home health care costs almost $300 more than in-home care. Adult day health care is significantly lower than other care costs as it provides care for seniors during daytime hours. Nursing homes offer 24-hour skilled nursing care and cost $7,528 for a shared room and $8,593 for a private room.

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

Note: Data for Decatur was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Sunrise of Decatur

Nestled into a residential neighborhood, Sunrise of Decatur is a senior living community housed in a large Victorian apartment complex complete with a wrap-around porch. Residents at the upscale assisted living facility receive assistance with the activities of daily living, linens and housekeeping along with robust activities scheduled to keep them engaged with life. On any given day seniors can be found baking in the community kitchen, exchanging banter during cocktail hour or enjoying one of many weekly outings to World of Coke or Atlanta Braves Game. We included Sunrise of Decatur on our list for its quiet, scenic location and vast outdoor seating options. 

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Arbor Terrace of Decatur

Situated just a few blocks down the road from several strip malls and Emory Decatur Hospital, Arbor Terrace of Decatur offers luxury living just miles away from the city. The large senior living complex provides small-town amenities to seniors including 24/7 access to caregivers for help with the activities of daily living, linens and housekeeping. Neighborhood living rooms are scattered throughout the modern and sleek facility to encourage banter and interaction among residents. A wellness clinic ensures that seniors stay healthy, and a large outdoor courtyard provides fresh air and gardening areas for active seniors. 

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Holbrook Decatur

Conveniently located across the street from Mason Mill Park and the Central DeKalb Senior Center, the Holbrook of Decatur is a luxury senior living community that offers seniors everything they need to live safely and happily. A glance at the modern suites and grand lobby areas reveals a carefully planned community with caregivers available 24/7 to assist seniors as needed. Throughout the day residents enjoy the vast courtyard complete with a life-sized chess game, scheduled outings and three chef-prepared meals. We included the Holbrook of Decatur on our list for the splendor it offers its residents.

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Renaissance on Peachtree

The Renaissance on Peachtree feels more like a luxury resort than a senior living community and offers seniors the chance to truly indulge during their golden years. The upscale facility offers seniors 24/7 access to care and personalized plans that include assistance with the activities of daily living, home-cooked meals, health monitoring by licensed nurses and housekeeping. Seniors can often be found at the wine bar with friends enjoying a nightcap after dinner or in the library with a cup of tea. They also enjoy the landscaped outdoor terrace and a plush movie theater. We placed the Renaissance on Peachtree on our top 10 list of assisted living facilities for its world-class amenities.

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Sunrise at Buckhead

The elegant Sunrise at Buckhead sits blocks away from the Lenox Park and River and is a sight to behold from the drive. Dozens of apartments are housed inside the large Victorian structure that includes a wrap-around porch complete with dozens of rocking chairs. Assisted living residents have a designated case manager to help coordinate care and ensure their needs are met on a daily basis by 24/7 caregivers. Extensive landscaped walkways surround the facility, and home-cooked meals are provided three times a day in a community dining area. 

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  • Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments
  • Private dining room available for special occasions

Orchard at Brookhaven

Orchard of Brookhaven is an elite assisted living community tucked into the countryside and housed in a stately mansion. The luxury community offers gourmet dining and weekly family dining nights to allow residents to indulge with their loved ones. The resident hall features virtual skylights, a grand piano performer, an infinity fountain and a resident nurse always available to address health concerns. Assisted living residents participate in a Spectrum of Care ability model that features five community living levels so that they receive care tailored to their current abilities. We included Orchard of Brookhaven on our top 10 list for this patented care program and the grand opulence of the resident hall.

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Brighton Gardens of Buckhead

Situated near the insertion of Peachtree Road and State Route 400, the upscale Brighton Gardens of Buckhead is a luxury assisted living community that offers support with the activities of daily living, housekeeping, apartment maintenance and high quality of life to residents. Fresh meals are crafted and served three times a day and the grounds include walking paths, gardens and plenty of benches for residents to relax with friends or pets. Residents can also be found enjoying the screened porch, catching up with family in the internet cafe or relaxing at the Hydro Bath spa.

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The Phoenix at Tucker

Situated in a residential neighborhood, the Phoenix at Tucker is an elegant senior living community that provides assisted living services. Residents at the Phoenix receive help with the activities of daily living, apartment maintenance, housekeeping, medication management and three chef-prepared restaurant-style meals a day in a community dining area. The luxury community features an idyllic courtyard that is fully landscaped with gardens and several walkways. Residents enjoy cocktail hours in particular along with active art classes, physical wellness classes and tai chi instruction. 

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Atria Buckhead

Tucked away off Lenox Road within close proximity of the Shady Valley Park, Atria Buckhead is a posh senior living community that allows assisted living residents to age in luxury.  All rooms feature a kitchenette along with walk-in showers, housekeeping, linens and maintenance. In addition, assisted living residents have access to caregivers 24/7 for help with the activities of daily living as needed. The upscale community features an expansive courtyard, walking paths, gardening space, movie theater, salon and spa and workshop space. We placed Atria Buckhead on our top 10 list for its notable amenities.

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Northlake Gardens

Located across the street from Montreal Park and beside Interstate 285, Northlake Gardens is easy to reach and offers seniors plenty of accessible green space for exercising. With a variety of care levels available, seniors can age in place safely and enjoy access to caregivers and nursing 24/7. Assisted living residents enjoy a carefree life with housekeeping, linens, maintenance and assistance with the activities of daily living included. Throughout the day residents can be found watching a movie in the theater, taking part in exercise classes in the gym, relaxing with coffee on the covered patio or taking part in one of many resident clubs.

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