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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 7, 2022

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Macon is an affordable post-retirement settlement place with a cost of living that is approximately 25% cheaper than the national average and nearly 20% less than the state average. Seniors can save on housing, which is over 65% lower than the national median. While seniors pay more for utilities than in other states, they pay less for transportation, health care and groceries. Assisted living in Macon is moderately priced at $2,860 per month.

Georgia is tax-friendly for retirees as Social Security is not taxed, and seniors aged 65 and above can claim up to a $65,000 deduction on retirement income. Moreover, withdrawals from a retirement account and private and public pension incomes are only partially taxed.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Macon, GA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Macon, 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 Macon, GA

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2021, assisted living in Macon is priced at $2,860 per month. This is $675 less expensive than the state average and over $1,600 lower than the national average of $4,500. Warner Robins has the lowest-priced assisted living facilities in the state at $2,750, whereas Brunswick has the highest at $5,300. Cities to the east of Macon, such as Savannah, are priced moderately higher, while western cities like Columbus have significantly higher assisted living costs at $4,223.

  • Macon: $2,860
  • Georgia: $3,535
  • United States: $4,500
  • Savannah: $3,513
  • Brunswick: $5,300
  • Warner Robins: $2,750
  • Columbus: $4,223

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Macon, GA

While assisted living is reasonably priced in Macon, seniors can opt for other cheaper or more expensive care options that suit their needs. In-home care costs $3,813 per month, and home health care is slightly more at $4,004. Cheaper health care options include adult day care at $1,441 per month. Those requiring comprehensive care and 24-hour attention can consider a nursing home facility, which costs significantly more with an average of $6,874 and $7,330 for semiprivate and private rooms.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $2,860
  • In-Home Care: $3,813
  • Home Health Care: $4,004
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,441
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $6,874
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $7,330

The Cottages on Wesleyan

Assisted living residents at the Cottages on Wesleyan reside in the luxurious Main Cottage where they can choose between comfortable private or companion suites, complete with living rooms and kitchenettes. When residents prefer not to cook, they can meet friends in the main dining room,  where friendly staff members serve healthy and delicious fare three times per day. Additionally, a private dining room is available for intimate gatherings with friends and family. The facility also makes it easy for seniors to explore their personal interests through convenient amenities that include a library stocked with books, a beautiful baby grand piano and a stimulating on-site activities program.

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  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments 
  • Personal laundry and housekeeping services

Magnolia Manor of Macon

Magnolia Manor of Macon is located blocks from The Allman Brothers Band Museum and close to numerous shops and restaurants along Vineville Avenue. This nonprofit, faith-based community is set on a beautiful campus containing a serene private pond surrounded by a manicured lawn and lush, green trees. Assisted living residents can participate in stimulating group activities or spend afternoons swimming in the indoor pool, exercising on senior-friendly equipment or attending on-site religious services. Residents can also take the complimentary shuttle to doctor's appointments and nearby entertainment. 

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  • Three nutritious, well-balanced meals served per day
  • Choice of one- and two-bedroom apartments 

Morningside of Macon

At Morningside of Macon, residents can take advantage of a wide range of comfortable amenities. There's an on-site beauty salon where seniors can receive stylish new hairdos, a dining hall serving restaurant-style meals prepared by a professional chef and on-site religious services for the spiritually inclined. The large, attractive and shady front porch is lined with rocking chairs, and the upscale interiors are tastefully decorated to create an elegant, calming environment. This assisted living facility is conveniently located close to shopping centers, Interstate 475 and Lake Wildwood.

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  • Scheduled transportation services
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms

St. Francis Assisted Living Community

This assisted living facility made our list of Macon's top 10 for its spacious, homelike design and mission to deliver compassionate, individualized care. The building has spacious common areas, a bright, cheerful feel and a convenient one-story layout that's easy for seniors to navigate. To stay physically active, residents can exercise on state-of-the-art fitness equipment or take their pets on a stroll through the outdoor gardens. St. Francis Assisted Living Community has a convenient location near shopping and a plethora of eateries at the intersection of I-475 and Eisenhower Parkway.

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  • Bathrooms with walk-in showers
  • Amenities include a beauty parlor, an activity room and scheduled transportation services

The Oaks - Peake

The Oaks - Peake is located in northwest Macon, less than 15 minutes from senior-friendly attractions including the Shoppes at River Crossing and the Brickyard Golf Club. The facility's partnership with PruittHealth helps make residents' wellness a top priority, and staff members also ensure seniors have fun and stay engaged through exciting group excursions, activities with visiting volunteers and on-site fitness programs. Additionally, residents can sip iced tea while enjoying the fresh Georgia air from the attractive building's large front porch.

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  • Linen services, laundry facilities and weekly housekeeping
  • Shared dining hall and private dining room

Stone Brooke Suites

Stone Brooke Suites is a lively assisted living facility located approximately 14 miles northeast of Macon in Gray, Georgia, within walking distance of a multitude of restaurants and shops and Bateman Lake. Here, senior residents can engage in life-enriching activities that help them stay connected to others and their personal interests. Seniors can garden, attend Sunday school, play the on-site piano and lend their voice to the residents' council. Community lounges feature a computer room, cozy seating areas and an abundance of flat-screen televisions that make it easy for residents to view their favorite shows and films.

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  • Gourmet snacks, such as fresh pastries and fruits, available daily
  • Spacious climate-controlled suites with kitchenettes and private bathrooms

Antebellum Senior Living Arlington Place

Antebellum Senior Living Arlington Place is nestled in the heart of Macon, minutes from the Navicent Health Medical Center, Walsh Memorial Library and Central City Park. The community provides independent living, personal care and memory care services, and residents are free to mingle in the secure garden courtyards or indulge their creative sides in the arts and crafts room. The caring staff also takes residents on frequent, fun and stimulating group excursions to nearby attractions. We selected this facility for our top 10 list because of its beautiful design and upscale amenities, such as the library, well-decorated dining hall and the plush yet homelike shared living room.

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  • Fine dining service with a seasonal menu of home-cooked meals
  • On-site beauty salon and barber shop

Carlyle Place, Navicent Health

We had to include Carlyle Place, Navicent Health on our list of Macon's top 10 assisted living facilities for its unique services and amenities. The facility offers banking, a resident car wash and a wellness clinic on-site, and for an extra fee, residents can receive massages or participate in a lifelong learning program through a partnership with Wesleyan College. The facility is conveniently located close to Interstate 475, 3 miles from Macon's Museum of Arts and Sciences and the numerous restaurants along Forsyth Road.

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  • Continuing care community
  • Three restaurant-style dining halls and an on-site pub

John-Wesley Villas of Macon

John-Wesley Villas of Macon provides independent and assisted living in western Macon minutes from Macon Mall and the scenic Claystone Park. The many amenities at this facility make it easy for residents to attend to their needs without ever having to leave the comforts of home. There's a full-service beauty salon providing haircuts and manicures, cozy lounges for socializing and even a convenient personal shopper. The facility's interiors have a luxurious southern feel and outside, the well-landscaped grounds are paved with winding walking paths. 

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  • Pet-friendly
  • Community clubhouse available for gatherings with loved ones

Angels Divine Personal Care Home

Angels Divine Personal Care Home is located next to Lakeside Park and reservoir, Bowden Golf Course and Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. This homelike, intimate facility is nestled on 2 acres of manicured grounds, providing an ideal retreat for seniors who seek a peaceful assisted living setting. In their free time, residents can quietly meditate, join friends in the shared living room to watch films on the large, flat-screen television or read a book in the well-stocked library. 

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  • On-site religious services and Bible studies
  • Spacious suites with kitchenettes, flat-screen televisions and emergency call systems