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With roots dating back to 1736, Augusta, Georgia is the state’s second oldest city and is known for being a place rich in history and culture. Augusta was a significant site during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and is the current home of the Masters Golf Tournament. From camping and fishing at Diamond Lakes Regional Park to visiting the Springfield Historic District, citizens of the beautiful city never run out of things to do.

If searching for an assisted living facility for your loved one in the Augusta area, you’ll find many high-quality communities to choose from. In fact, our network has more than [placeholder] facilities for you to start browsing through. We understand that the process of finding a home for your parent or loved one can be overwhelming on your own, and you likely have many questions.

At A Place for Mom, one of our Senior Living Advisors can help your family answer common questions on what assisted living is like and can help you determine the right facility for your loved one. Continue reading to learn more about how A Place for Mom can help.

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Senior housing types near Augusta, GA

  • Brookdale Augusta

    Brookdale Augusta

    326 Boy Scout Road, Augusta, GA 30909
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When you’re here, you’re home. If you’re ready to redefine your independence, our personal care home might be the right fit for you. Whether you want to connect with new friends or trying something new like a flower arranging class, you have choices for how to spend your time. With our personal care...

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  • Augusta Gardens

    Augusta Gardens

    3725 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    What A Great Way to Live! Assisted Living the way it used to be...One inclusive fee to simplify your life!   Augusta Gardens simple monthly fee includes 24-hour watchful oversight and care 365 days a year. Resident Assistants check our clients every two hours to insure their safety, know there...

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  • Mack's Personal Care Home

    Mack's Personal Care Home

    3603 Richdale Drive, Augusta, GA 30906
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Mack's Personal Care Home Mack's Personal Care Home is a senior residential care home located in the consolidated city of Augusta, GA and in Augusta-Richmond county. Augusta is situated directly on the tip of the Savannah River. The city is a few miles East of the tourist attracted Oconee National...

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  • Benton House of Augusta

    1164 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Benton House of Augusta is a senior living community in the historic Southern city of Augusta, GA. Our serene, well-appointed community is located on a large, landscaped property overlooking lush green woods in a quiet residential neighborhood. Augusta offers the ideal mix of historical buildings...

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  • Brookdale North Augusta

    Brookdale North Augusta

    105 North Hills Drive, North Augusta, SC 29841
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Go do the things you love to do and let us help with the rest. Here at our assisted living community, you’ll have help if you need it and the freedom to live your best life. With assisted living, you’ll have help with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and meals...

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  • Thrive at Augusta (Opening Summer 2019)

    Thrive at Augusta (Opening Summer 2019)

    309 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, GA 30907
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Thrive At Augusta is a spectacular brand new community, opening the summer of 2019 in Martinez, GA, offering 85 luxury suites. ThriveSL is committed to enriching lives by establishing awe and admiration for all elders. We are NIDE (National Institute of Dementia Care) certified in over 20...

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  • Hammond Place

    Hammond Place

    128 Walnut Lane, North Augusta, SC 29860
    (42)
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    Hammond Place is located in a tree lined residential neighborhood in North Augusta, South Carolina. We are close enough to both the Savannah River and Lake Thurmond for day trips. We also take regular trips to town for shopping, visiting restaurants and enjoying all of the entertainment our...

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  • Elmcroft of Martinez

    Elmcroft of Martinez

    515 The Pass, Martinez, GA 30907
    (16)
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    Located in an area rich in tradition and history, Elmcroft of Martinez is also surrounded by a modern and growing community. Martinez is a vibrant suburb of Augusta, Georgia offering modern conveniences and amenities. University Hospital and Medical College of Georgia are just an eight mile drive...

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  • Brandon Wilde

    Brandon Wilde

    4275 Owens Rd., Evans, GA 30809
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    Brandon Wilde Features: A) No community entrance fee - possible savings of $2500 B) All-inclusive monthly rate/all care plans included/perfect for budgeting C) Only area community that has skilled nursing, advanced memory care, and rehabilitation care. Having every care option level in one community...

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  • Morningside Assisted Living of Evans

    Morningside Assisted Living of Evans

    353 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Morningside of Evans is conveniently near I-20. Major medical facilities and shopping locations are within minutes of our community. Through a dedicated team of staff, we promote a spirit of family and strive to provide a high quality of life within our quaint community.

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  • Camellia Walk

    Camellia Walk

    3949 Evans to Locks Road, Evans, GA 30809
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Camellia Walk Assisted Living and Memory Care is a 5 year old community with a down to earth home feel. We have over 30 combined years of senior care. We are a Cedarhurst Living Community. Camellia Walk is conveniently located in Evans Ga near Jones Creek subdivision. We have a great staff and...

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  • HarborChase of Aiken

    HarborChase of Aiken

    1385 Silver Bluff Rd, Aiken, SC 29803
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    HarborChase is home to the best: those who live here, and those who care for them. Simple kindness abounds, as does respect, and the celebration of each individual life with the dignity it has earned. At HarborChase, we know that residents who can no longer live independently still want to feel...

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  • Hitchcock Place

    Hitchcock Place

    102 Crepe Myrtle Court, Aiken, SC 29803
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Hitchcock Place is located in Aiken, South Carolina right in the heart of town. We have three parks within two miles of our community and visiting them is a popular afternoon outing for our residents. We also make regular trips to the nearby Centre South Shopping Center to enjoy the many restaurants...

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  • The Ostolaza Residence - Personal Care Home

    The Ostolaza Residence - Personal Care Home

    1065 Cumberland Place, Evans, GA 30809
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    THE OSTOLAZA RESIDENCE; we are a PERSONAL CARE HOME with six (6) beds availability in Evans, Ga. (Columbia County). Striving for perfection to enrich our clients’ lives, we respect and treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness, delivering high quality care to your love one. Our nearby...

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  • Brookdale Greenwood

    Brookdale Greenwood

    1408 Parkway Road, Greenwood, SC 29646
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    If you want to experience senior living without the burdens of household chores like cooking, cleaning and laundry, our assisted living community just might be the place for you. Instead of washing dishes and sweeping floors, you can spend your time exploring new hobbies and investing in deep...

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  • Morningside of Greenwood

    Morningside of Greenwood

    116 Enterprise Court, Greenwood, SC 29649
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Morningside of Greenwood in South Carolina, is a warm and inviting assisted living community with a home-like and comfortable atmosphere. We are committed to meeting the wants, needs and wishes of all who walk through our doors. Discover our experienced and caring staff, comfortable apartment-style...

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  • Ashley Place

    Ashley Place

    526 Haltiwanger Rd., Greenwood, SC 29649
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When you walk through the doors at Ashley Place, our senior living community, you will be greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and...

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  • Morningside of Lexington

    Morningside of Lexington

    218 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Enjoyable Retirement Living in Lexington, South Carolina Morningside Assisted Living of Lexington is situated in the heart of Lexington, South Carolina, high on a tranquil hill where the outdoors can be enjoyed from the rocking chairs on the front porch. Along with our beautiful surroundings, it's...

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  • Carolina Gardens at Lexington

    Carolina Gardens at Lexington

    5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Choosing the best assisted living and memory care community can be an important decision that many seniors and families will have to make. Families and senior citizens alike will want to know that their lives will be well taken care of. At Carolina Gardens at Lexington, residents enjoy an active,...

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  • Oakleaf Village of Lexington

    Oakleaf Village of Lexington

    800 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, 'Life is a great bundle of little things'. You will notice all the 'little things' Oakleaf Village of Lexington has bundled together to make your life more enjoyable! Our trained Caregivers are here to provide assistance with daily activities (such as medication...

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  • Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

    Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

    2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Carolina Gardens at West Columbia is an assisted living and memory care community in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina and offers world class shopping, dining and medical facilities. Our vibrant and thriving city allows residents to make the most of their...

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  • Lexington Place

    Lexington Place

    190 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Lexington Place, a pet friendly senior living community near Columbia, SC, we provide our residents thoughtful, compassionate assistance with their daily routine, while respecting their independence. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed...

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  • Morningside of Orangeburg

    Morningside of Orangeburg

    2306 Riverbank Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Morningside of Orangeburg, surrounded by trees and nestled in a rural neighborhood setting, is convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants and the hospital. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it is our goal to make every day a memorable one. Discover our experienced and caring staff,...

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  • Brookdale Harbison

    Brookdale Harbison

    51 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Embrace The Golden Years If you want to embrace your golden years with enthusiasm and energy without sacrificing peace of mind that comes from having access to quality care, look no further than our assisted living community in Columbia, South Carolina. Surrounded by a warm and welcoming care team...

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  • HarborChase of Columbia

    HarborChase of Columbia

    120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At HarborChase of Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care we provide exceptional care for those who require assistance with their day-to-day needs and those challenged with dementia or Alzheimer's in a warm, home-like environment. Our beautiful campus is nestled on a wooded lakeview site and the...

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  • The Renaissance in Due West

    The Renaissance in Due West

    5 Frank Pressly Drive, Due West, SC 29639
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Thank you for your interest in The Renaissance, LLC, where life is just beginning. Located in picturesque Due West, South Carolina, The Renaissance is a community within a community. We offer several choices of Independent Living cottages and apartments as well as private Assisted Living apartments...

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  • Longwood Plantation

    Longwood Plantation

    1687 Longwood Dr, Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Longwood Plantation, an Assisted Living Community with total of 50 beds (34 beds for assisted living and 16 beds for alzheimer's care), is located in a beautiful, quiet, residential area in Orangeburg County. This 10-acre campus offers Independent and Assisted Living for Senior Adults as well as a...

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  • Langston Place

    Langston Place

    939 Springdale Drive, Clinton, SC 29325
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Langston Place is located in the charming town of Clinton, South Carolina just east of the Presbyterian College. We are only two miles from Sumter National Forest, a popular picnic destination for residents and their families. While we are proud of our beautiful community we are even more proud of...

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  • Atria Forest Lake

    Atria Forest Lake

    4405 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In a beautiful homestead with an expansive Southern-style front porch, you'll find Atria Forest Lake, a family-style senior community. Enjoy a quiet walk in the courtyard, relax with friends by the fountain, or visit with family in the dayroom. Located in the heart of Forest Acres, Atria Forest Lake...

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  • The Glen at Lake Oconee Village

    The Glen at Lake Oconee Village

    1070 Old Salem Rd, Greensboro, GA 30642
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For retirement-aged individuals in prestigious Reynolds Lake Oconee who wish to preserve the affluent lifestyle they have come to love, The Glen offers vibrant resort-style senior living set apart by signature service, sophistication, and unparalleled excellence in independent living, assisted...

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  • Savannah Court of Lake Oconee

    Savannah Court of Lake Oconee

    1061 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA 30642
    (9)
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    Savannah Court of Lake Oconee offers gracious hospitality in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere. You'll fall in love with our beautiful courtyards and spacious porches—true 'meeting places' for residents. At Savannah Court, the accent is on familiarity. Quaint and relaxed common areas...

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  • Brookdale Columbia

    Brookdale Columbia

    251 Springtree Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Greatest Adventure Tucked away in a beautiful building in Columbia, South Carolina, you can experience a retirement rich in luxury amenities and spacious accommodations. With personalized care plans, an action-packed events calendar and a warm and friendly group of residents, you may think you...

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  • Harmony at Columbia

    Harmony at Columbia

    2300 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Crossings at Columbia located in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina is a assisted living community for seniors that is looking to help them with their daily needs. Columbia has much to offer to both residents and guests, including Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Columbia Canal and...

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  • Helping Hands of Milledgeville

    Helping Hands of Milledgeville

    525 Georgia Highway 24 E, Milledgeville, GA 31061
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Helping Hands of Milledgevile, a licensed and insured personal care facility located in Milledgeville, Georgia. Residence enjoy country elegance in a home-like atmosphere. Features include a front porch, rocking chairs, a beautiful handicap accessible deck and a large outdoor area with...

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  • Savannah Court of Milledgeville

    Savannah Court of Milledgeville

    61 Marshall Road, Milledgeville, GA 31061
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Savannah Court of Milledgeville offers assisted living services in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere in central Georgia. You'll fall in love with our beautiful courtyards and spacious porches — true 'meeting places' for residents. Milledgeville is situated along the Oconee River just before...

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  • Hampton House Facility

    Hampton House Facility

    432 S Fourth Street, Colbert, GA 30628
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Hampton House is nestled in the curve of a quiet, small town street in Colbert GA. This historic home, which was built in the early 1900's, received a total renovation in 2008 keeping true to it's original stunning state created by the Hampton Family. The Hampton House opened its doors in 2010,...

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  • Brookdale Hartwell

    Brookdale Hartwell

    45 Walnut Street, Hartwell, GA 30643
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Endless Opportunities Here at our beautiful personal care and memory care community in Hartwell, Georgia, we handle all the cooking, cleaning, laundry and other household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love.  We may be biased, but we think you will fall in love with your new...

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  • Morningside of Anderson

    Morningside of Anderson

    1304 McLees Road, Anderson, SC 29621
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Morningside of Anderson is nestled away in a neighborhood setting near shopping, restaurants and the hospital. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it's our goal to make every day a memorable one. Discover our experienced and caring staff, comfortable apartment-style living, activities and...

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  • Marchbanks Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Marchbanks Assisted Living & Memory Care

    2203 Marchbanks Avenue, Anderson, SC 29621
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Marchbanks Assisted Living & Memory Care is Anderson, South Carolina’s premier assisted living and memory care community. We are conveniently located near the AnMed Health Campus, hospital, and physician office, as well as shopping, restaurants, churches and schools. Recently, we underwent a...

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  • North Pointe

    North Pointe

    701 Simpson Rd., Anderson, SC 29621
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Feel the electricity at North Pointe, where exciting amenities, world-class services and myriad recreational and social opportunities keep our residents energized and buzzing. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Anderson, South Carolina, feels like one big family that shares meals...

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  • Brookdale Anderson

    Brookdale Anderson

    311 Simpson Road, Anderson, SC 29621
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Anderson is a luxurious senior living community offering a wide range of senior services in Anderson, South Carolina. Our campus sits on 12 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering residents a peaceful and tranquil retirement experience. Just minutes from major...

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  • Avery Place

    Avery Place

    124 Avery Street, Winterville, GA 30683
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Avery Place assisted living is located in the small town of Winterville Georgia where we offer country living and hospitality at its best. We are close to Athens Georgia and we often take our residents on outings there to enjoy concerts, museums and festivals such as the car show and the very...

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  • Summit Place

    Summit Place

    107 Perpetual Square Drive, Anderson, SC 29621
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live the good life at Summit Place, where desired amenities and world-class services excite our residents and provide a rewarding, enriching lifestyle. Our caring and professional staff provides a helping hand for residents who may appreciate assistance with activities of daily living. You can be...

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  • The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

    The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

    385 Spears Creek Church Rd, Elgin, SC 29045
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Resort Style Assisted Living and Memory Care Strategically located at the entrance of Woodcreek Farms in Northeast Columbia, The Blake at Woodcreek Farms is unlike any other. Retirement and hospitality are blended to create an assisted living and memory care community where you will feel right at...

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  • Garden House

    Garden House

    201 Edgebrook Drive, Anderson, SC 29621
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Garden House! A beautiful community of warmth decorated with fine furnishings, stunning artwork and more often than not the scent of something delicious baking in the kitchen. A place where independence thrives but help is just a call away. Garden House enjoys a full community life with...

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  • Emerald City Senior Living

    Emerald City Senior Living

    103 Terrace Dr, Dublin, GA 31021
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Emerald City Senior Living is a small locally owned and operated personal care home. We are licensed for up to 24 residents and our staff is equipped and trained to work with memory care patients. Being locally owned and operated, our owners have deep ties within the local community and we are...

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  • Morningside of Athens

    Morningside of Athens

    1291 Cedar Shoals Drive, Athens, GA 30605
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located on the East side of Athens, across from Cedar Shoals High School, Morningside of Athens is an assisted living community close to St. Mary's Hospital. We offer spacious suites in a quiet, home-like atmosphere. On-site staff is available 24-hours a day, and caring certified nursing assistants...

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Assisted Living in Augusta

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a unique type of long-term senior living option that allows seniors to maintain a high level of independence while still receiving assistance with Activities of Daily Living such as feeding, dressing, toileting and moving from place to place. Most facilities offer a menu of services, so each resident can choose the exact level of care that he or she needs.

Assisted living communities often resemble an apartment complex and seniors might have the option of either a private or shared room. Many facilities can even make accommodations such as allowing couples to live together or permitting pets. While each facility is unique in what amenities they offer, many have a community area for seniors to socialize and hold various recreational activities and events.

It is important to note assisted living facilities are different from nursing homes and most often do not include 24-hour medical care. While nursing homes often provide care and monitoring around the clock, residents of assisted living facilities primarily receive help with cleaning tasks and activities of daily living. However, many communities do have nurses or other medical professionals available and can help patients with getting to the doctor or managing medication.

What Is Senior Living Like in Augusta?

Whether your loved one is a golf enthusiast or enjoys relaxing while taking in views of the Savannah River, Augusta is a great place for seniors to live. There are a wide variety of recreational activities available to residents in the area, including many activities and events geared towards seniors such as dance lessons, game nights, fish fry events, and more throughout the year.

The city of Augusta offers many programs for seniors, including the Senior Nutrition Program, and other community-based services for eligible participants. The Brigham Senior Center, the Carrie J. Mays Family Life Center, and the McBean Community Center are only a few of the locations where seniors can find some of these programs and participate in exercise groups, arts and crafts, gardening, Bingo, and many other activities.

With many ways for your loved one to connect with other seniors and participate in activities he or she enjoys, an assisted living facility is a great option. Many communities offer transportation for residents and frequently go on outings, so seniors have many opportunities to enjoy all that the city of Augusta has to offer.

What Services Are Available?

While each assisted living facility is unique in the services and amenities that are offered, there are several services that almost every community will provide. The main focus of most facilities is to ensure your loved one is able to complete essential Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). These activities include:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Toileting and continence
  • Self-feeding
  • Functional mobility
  • Cleaning and laundry
  • Managing medication
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Preparing meals
In addition to assisting with basic activities required for a good quality of life, there are many amenities that the facility you choose for your loved one might offer. Depending on the cost and the level of luxury of the assisted living community, your loved one might have access to the following services:
  • Onsite beautician
  • Religious services
  • Hospice care
  • Visiting medical providers (podiatrist, speech therapist, etc.)
  • Dogs and cats allowed
  • Music, entertainment, parties, and events
  • Trips and outings
  • Art, yoga, and fitness classes
  • Community garden, golf course, or swimming pool

How Do I Find Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings?

The amount of information available online pertaining to assisted living communities, including information on regulations, licensing, and inspection, varies from state to state. While some states are very transparent and thorough in the information they provide to the public to aid them in making a decision on what facility to choose, others are lacking. For this reason, A Place for Mom’s Regulatory Licensing compiled the State Guide to Assisted Living Records & Reports. This guide includes useful information on what data is available and ranks each state for its accessibility of information.

The state of Georgia received a rating of High, which means that there is a separate searchable database available for assisted living facilities and for licensing and regulation data. However, the state may be lacking some important information on inspections and regulatory actions. Key findings on this state reveal that the public can find copies of community inspection reports for care homes on its personal care home regulatory website, and an individual must submit a Georgia Open Records Act request to access assisted living surveys. The state performs inspections every 12 months and updates this information frequently.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Augusta?

By using A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Cost Planner, you can find information on the average cost of assisted living in Augusta and can also search surrounding areas. If living in the city area, you can expect a cost of $3,226 a month, which is slightly lower than the state average of $3,486. However, living in a metro area is more expensive with costs averaging at $3,624. This information is gathered based on what real families living in Augusta actually spend on these facilities rather than simply going off the listed price. The actual cost of the facility you choose can be as much as $1000 over or under the average shown in the cost planner.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

There are many factors that determine the overall cost you can expect to spend when choosing an assisted living facility for your loved one including:

  • The size of the apartment
  • The level of care needed
  • The location of the community
  • The level of luxury and the amenities offered
Some facilities give residents the choice between a private or shared room and have different apartment sizes available including a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartment. Families can expect to pay more for a private, larger room. The base rate for most facilities starts with just the cost of rent and meals, and various deposits and entry fees are required upon move in.

When it comes to paying for care, some facilities will charge a flat rate that covers Activities of Daily Living and other basic services. If your loved one wants or needs additional care, these services can be added on for an additional fee. Other communities might allow for a la carte payment and provide residents with a menu of services so they only have to pay for what they want.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

When considering the costs of an assisted living facility, you might wonder if Medicare will provide any coverage. Unfortunately, Medicare does not pay for assisted living, which is considered a long-term care solution. However, coverage is provided for short-term care at a nursing home or hospital. You may be understandably concerned about how you plan to pay for your loved one to stay at an assisted living facility. Here are the five main sources families use to help cover costs:

  • Personal income, savings, or investments
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Veterans benefits
  • Home equity
  • Cashing in an insurance policy

How Do I Find the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing an assisted living facility can be stressful with so many different factors to consider. You want to make sure your loved one is happy at the home you choose. A Place for Mom can help you set up tours of these facilities. When considering your choices, keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Choose a community that’s right for your loved one - It’s common for people to consider their own preferences in choosing a facility instead of their parent’s. While you might like the services and amenities a particular community offers, your loved one might have something different in mind. It is important to always consider the future resident’s needs and tastes and to discuss options with them. There are also many facilities that might appeal to a certain demographic of people with special attention to specific cultural or religious practices. Try to find a community that your parent will enjoy.
  2. Consider more than price - While the price is certainly an important factor to consider when choosing a facility, it should never be the only factor. The cheapest facility out there might not be able to meet the needs of your loved one, and you want to make sure the staff is friendly and attentive to residents. Additionally, a higher price tag does not necessarily mean the facility is better. Just because a facility seems to be extremely luxurious and boasts special, expensive amenities does not mean it provides the best care.
  3. Take time to tour potential facilities - One of the best way to determine if a facility might be right for your loved one is to schedule a tour of the facility. During your visit, you should pay special attention to the friendliness of the staff and ask to meet with the management team. Take note of how clean the facility is and take note of any safety and security features. It is a good idea to observe any activities going on and to eat a meal during your visit. If possible, take time to ask residents and families how they feel about the facility.
  4. Make sure to read and understand the contract - It is never a good idea to rush into a decision when choosing a facility or not considering the fine print of the contract. Before choosing a facility, make sure you understand all the details about costs and pricing including any deposits or additional fees you might have to pay. You should also make sure you find out the facility’s move-out policies. Find out how much notice needs to be given before moving your loved one out of a facility, and find out if there are any situations where a resident might be asked to move out of the community.

What Other Resources Are Available?

There is no need to try and find the right assisted living facility for your loved one on your own. Our Senior Living Advisors at A Place for Mom have already helped 2880 families in the Augusta area make their choice and can help guide you in your decision at absolutely no cost. From showing you were where to begin your search to help you set up a tour, there are many ways our advisors can assist you.