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Page Reviewed / Updated – February 10, 2023
Kennesaw is a suburban community in Cobb County, GA, located less than 30 miles from the state capital, Atlanta. It boasts good air quality and numerous parks in proportion to its population of 33,049 residents. The relatively small senior community, which enjoys Kennesaw’s low crime rate and mild winters, makes up only 11.8% of the community, compared to the national average of 16.8%. The cost of living in Kennesaw is slightly higher overall than the national average but lower than in nearby Atlanta.
Seniors in Kennesaw who need help with day-to-day tasks may be considering assisted living facilities in the area. In Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, Kennesaw falls within the Greater Atlanta area, where assisted living facilities cost, on average, $3,845 per month. This compares favorably to the national average of $4,500 and is also lower than in nearby cities of Rome and Columbus.
Note: Data for Kennesaw was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.
This guide is intended for people considering assisted living options in Kennesaw, GA, whether for themselves or a loved one. We’ve listed 10 of the top facilities in the area with an overview of their amenities and the services they provide for their residents.
Kennesaw Place is a friendly community with a maximum capacity of 50 residents who can bring their pets if they wish. Care plans are developed for each resident, and they have a full-time nurse on call 24 hours a day. Laundry and housekeeping services are available, and there is a beauty and barbershop on-site in addition to a fitness suite and a spa. There is cable in the rooms and guests are welcome at mealtimes.
Gaines Park Senior Living
Gaines Park makes our top 10 list because it's all on one level, with no elevators or stairs that residents may have trouble with. The 60 apartments in the community all have cable TV, internet access and Wi-Fi, and residents can receive room service for meals in their apartments or eat in the community dining room. The community also includes a salon/barbershop, a general store and a party space for special occasions.
Canterfield of Kennesaw
We've included Canterfield of Kennesaw as one of our top assisted living facilities in the region due to its 5-star atmosphere. The main dining room provides chef-prepared meals in an elegant setting. Alternatively, residents can dine privately on a meal they cook themselves in their apartment's kitchenette. The common areas also include a beauty salon, community garden, theater, fitness center and library. A full-time activities director creates enjoyable experiences for residents, such as petting zoos and themed events.
Grace Living Personal Care Home
Grace Living is a family-owned and operated senior community less than 10 miles east of Kennesaw. It's owned by a geriatric nurse with over 15 years of experience. Staff members pride themselves on getting to know the residents personally and offering compassionate and loving care. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided, as is transportation to and from doctor's appointments and a range of organized activities including games and daily exercise programs. Grace Living prides itself on providing peace of mind, security and companionship for all its residents.
Green Park Senior Care Home
Green Park is a small, welcoming community with space for a maximum of 36 residents. Three balanced, nutritious meals are provided each day, and residents are offered a variety of menu options. The trained staff is on-site 24 hours a day, providing weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal as well as help with ambulation and transfers. Engaging daily activities are part of the routine, and staff coordinates care with residents' physicians.
Legacy Ridge at Brookstone
Legacy Ridge at Brookstone offers comfortable, secure facilities for its residents, with an impressive selection of amenities. In addition to an on-site coffee shop, there is a salon/barbershop, a TV room and a library. Cleaning services include laundry for clothing and linens and regular housekeeping. Shared meals are taken in the dining room, and health care includes an on-site nurse and physical therapy services.
Legacy Ridge at Neese Road
The owners of Legacy Ridge at Neese Road describe the atmosphere as "warm, inviting and laid-back" and a place where residents will receive top-quality care from attentive staff. The community offers day excursions to Georgia attractions, such as Stone Mountain Park, Smith-Gilbert Gardens and Zoo Atlanta. Residents can also enjoy local shopping and dining. The amenities include laundry for linens and clothes, housekeeping, a TV room, and a garden and patio.
Legacy Ridge at Woodstock
Legacy Ridge at Woodstock is a 15-minute drive from Kennesaw and places emphasis on customizing the level of assistance for each individual resident. Associates are on-site 24/7 with a nurse on call 24/7, and residents have access to help with grooming, dressing, bathing and toileting. The community is small, with a capacity for only 50 residents, so each person can receive the attention they need. On-site activities include book clubs, tai chi, yoga, gardening and cooking classes.
Parc at Piedmont — East Cobb
We featured Parc at Piedmont as one of our top 10 assisted living facilities in the area because it's been offering exceptional care to its residents since 2001, carving out an enviable reputation. Residents can enjoy fine dining, fresh-cut flowers in their rooms, and a full concierge service. To achieve its caring culture, the owners developed a set of service standards in conjunction with the former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Horst Schulze. All rooms are equipped with internet access, Wi-Fi and cable TV. Other services include regular housekeeping and laundry for linens and clothing.
Dogwood Forest of Acworth
We've included Dogwood Forest of Acworth in our top 10 assisted living facilities due to the breadth of individualized care it offers to residents. The owners run the facility with the stated goal of improving the health and lives of seniors to the fullest extent possible. Outside the main living space is a beautiful courtyard with greenery and a water feature. There are also lovely outdoor areas on the second and third floors that overlook the courtyard. Amenities include two community bistros, a rehabilitation center and a wellness center.