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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 7, 2023
Fort Oglethorpe is a Catoosa County city on the Tennessee border, approximately 15 minutes south of Chattanooga. It’s home to almost 10,500 residents, of which over 28% are seniors — significantly more than the 16.8% national average. Its elder appeal may be a combination of the low cost of living and a senior-friendly climate.
Georgia is tax-friendly for seniors as it doesn’t tax Social Security and only partially taxes income from pensions. Crime rates are high compared to state and national averages, but assisted living facilities typically have staff on-site 24/7 and include security systems as standard, such as access control doors and CCTV.
Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey doesn’t publish data specifically for Fort Oglethorpe as it merges the city’s assisted living fees with neighboring Chattanooga. The median monthly assisted living fee for Chattanooga is $4,220, which is significantly more than Georgia’s average of $3,535, although notably below the national average of $4,500. Consequently, seniors relocating from elsewhere in Georgia may incur higher costs, but those coming from out-of-state may incur savings (depending on their state of origin).
Note: Data for Fort Oglethorpe was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chattanooga, was used instead.
If Fort Oglethorpe has piqued your interest, check out our list of the area’s top 10 assisted living facilities.
Rosewood at Fort Oglethorpe
Rosewood at Fort Oglethorpe is conveniently located within walking distance of numerous restaurants and retail stores and within 7 minutes of the nonprofit CHI Memorial Hospital. Residents live in spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments, which residents can furnish to their liking. The social activity program includes bingo games, daily devotion sessions, frequent visits to outdoor attractions and morning exercises focused on fitness and balance. Live entertainment is also a regular occurrence. Chef-prepared meals are served three times daily in the dining room, although residents may take them in their rooms during illnesses.
American House Shallowford
American House Shallowford is located in a relatively quiet suburb of Chattanooga, close to houses of worship, shopping facilities and restaurants. Highway 64 and I-75 are nearby, significantly reducing journey times when visiting relatives and exploring nearby attractions. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available, including weekly housekeeping, laundry, and daily trash pickup. Residents don't need to travel for hair and beauty treatments as there's an on-site salon, while daily exercise classes help them retain their fitness and improve balance. Staff is available round the clock to help residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing.
American House Hamilton Place
American House Hamilton Place sits within landscaped grounds in a peaceful Chattanooga suburb. Banks, restaurants, retail stores, dentists and urgent care facilities are all within walking distance. Residents can choose between a studio or one-bedroom apartment, both with kitchenettes and bathrooms. The facility includes gardens, a spacious courtyard and several walking paths. Indoors, residents enjoy chef-prepared meals in the dining room and relax in the piano lounge, library and common areas with fireplaces. Staff is on hand to help with daily living functions and monitor medication intake, as well as manage various social activities, such as art classes and spiritual services.
Southern Heritage Assisted & Independent Living
Southern Heritage Assisted & Independent Living is nestled within a residential community on the Georgia border. It's on our list because it's in a peaceful location yet close enough to major roads to reduce journey times to attractions and is within walking distance of shops, drugstores, churches and restaurants. It has an extensive social program that includes game nights, spiritual services and regular exercise classes. There's also a beauty salon/barbershop and a well-stocked library. On-site cameras, 24-hour emergency response systems and smoke detectors throughout combine to make living here safer, and Parkridge East Hospital is only 5 minutes away.
Thrive at Brow Wood
Thrive at Brow Wood is surrounded by a forest of trees, so residents are assured of a peaceful environment. It also sits off the Scenic Highway, so the region's cities are only a few minutes away. It's on our top 10 because it offers serenity and activity. Chef-prepared meals are served three times daily in the dining area, residents can relax in the fireplace lounge, and there's a full-service beauty salon/barbershop so seniors needn't travel for hair, nail and face treatments. Staff is on-site night and day to help with daily living functions.
The Canopy at Boynton Ridge
The Canopy at Boynton Ridge joins our list partly because it's in a relatively peaceful part of Ringgold but also because churches, restaurants, stores, medical professionals and a senior center are all within walking distance. In the facility, residents can choose how their studio or one-bedroom apartments will be personalized. Their homes have kitchenettes with all utilities, weekly housekeeping includes laundry/linens, and pets are welcome. Staff assists with activities of daily living round the clock. Chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style in the dining room and there's a bistro. Residents can watch movies in the media room and get hair and beauty treatments in the salon.
Dalton Place sits within landscaped grounds close to shopping facilities and medical professionals and only 5 minutes from Hamilton Medical Center. There are several lounges where residents can relax with their neighbors and an activity room where most of the extensive social and recreational activities occur. There's also a wellness program, and staff is available 24/7 to assist with daily living activities, such as dressing and bathing. Residents can choose between one-bedroom and studio apartments with carpeting, air conditioning, closets and bathrooms.
Lighthouse Personal Care Homes
Southern Haven is Lighthouse Personal Care Homes' community just north of Dalton. It's a boutique facility with a touch of luxury. It's partially encompassed by mature trees within its 6 acres and has a small private lake at the back. Shopping and medical facilities aren't immediately at hand, but Dalton's center is only 10 minutes away. Meals approved by a dietician and a neurologist are served three times daily, with snacks and drinks available throughout the day. Healthy activities that make use of the local environment are encouraged by the staff, including bird watching and daily walks.
Royal Oaks is set within well-tended grounds sprinkled with mature trees giving shade to its lawns. We like Royal Oaks because it's a nonprofit facility with strong hints of luxury and within walking distance of Hamilton Medical Center and many more medical professionals. There's a choice of one- or two-bedroom apartments, all with bathrooms, closets and balconies. For entertainment, there are regular movie nights with popcorn, resident-led bingo and Wii games. Examples of spiritual care include St. Mark's Eucharist on Thursdays, resident-led devotion on Fridays and a Sunday evening service with staff-led hymn singing.
Oak Ridge Residencies
Oak Ridge Residencies sits within a peaceful landscaped area on the edge of Dalton, although still within walking distance of retail stores and restaurants. Hamilton Medical Center is less than 10 minutes away, as are the many attractions. Four spacious studio apartment styles are available to residents, all with bathrooms and walk-in showers. There's a games area where residents enjoy typical activities, such as cards and bingo, a beauty salon/barbershop and a well-stocked library. Seats are located around the outdoor walking paths, and there's a gazebo with tables and chairs where residents can snack while they chat.