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Located in Forsyth County, Cumming, Georgia is a beautiful city known for its many camping trails, close proximity to Lake Sidney Lanier, and moderate temperatures all year round. With a wide variety of community events and activities for residents to participate in and many quiet places in nature to unwind, Cumming is a great place to find an assisted living facility for your loved one. With more than 50 facilities in our network, you can search through the many high-quality facilities available in the area and choose the one that best fits your family’s needs.

With so many different factors to consider when making your choice, you likely have several questions such as: What services are available at an assisted living facility? How do I know my loved one is ready? How do I choose the right facility? At A Place for Mom, our dedicated team of Senior Living Advisors is ready to answer any questions you might have at no cost to you and have already helped 3414 families in the Cumming area find the right facility for their needs.

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Senior housing types near Cumming, GA

  • Lanier Place

    Lanier Place

    440 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA 30040
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    Lanier Place is known for being warm, inviting, and active. We are located in the center of Cumming, Georgia, south of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve and near many other parks and recreational areas. Our residents enjoy the local shopping and entertainment offered in Cummings, including the popular...

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  • Gardens of Shiloh Point

    Gardens of Shiloh Point

    7955 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041
    (16)
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    Our newest community, Dogwood Forest of Cumming is located in Cumming, Ga., not too far from Ga. 400. Dogwood Forest of Cumming offers superior care in a well-designed living environment consistent with what Dogwood Forest communities are known for. Our living environments have all of the details...

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  • The Phoenix at James Creek (NOW OPEN)

    The Phoenix at James Creek (NOW OPEN)

    90 Ruth Lane, Cumming, GA 30041
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    The phoenix at James Creek is a NEW state of the art Assisted Living and Memory Care community opening in the Fall of 2018. We are located at the corner of James Burgess Road and Ruth Lane near 20 and the Chattahoochee River in Cumming. We are very close to Sugar Hill, Buford and Johns Creek and...

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  • Gracemont

    Gracemont

    4960 Jot-Em-Down Road, Cumming, GA 30041
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Gracemont Assisted Living Gracemont Senior Living is a senior community located on the northern border of Georgia in the town of Cumming. Gracemont is located in a lightly populated rural countryside that is dotted with small forests and neighbors Dunroven Lake. The nearby city of Gainesville offers...

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  • Towne Club Windermere

    Towne Club Windermere

    3950 Towne Club Windermere, Cumming, GA 30041
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Towne Club Windermere is a resort style retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Our mission is to create the opportunity for engaged and liberating senior living in a resort-style residential community for active older adults who wish to continue to a...

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  • Best Senior Care Home LLC

    Best Senior Care Home LLC

    3324 Hill Drive, Duluth, GA 30096
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Best Senior Care Home LLC is a senior living community located in the beautiful city of Duluth, Georgia. Duluth is situated in Gwinnett County, offering its residents a charming atmosphere, access to unique amenities and classic southern hospitality. With its annual festivals, local museums and...

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  • Addington Place of Alpharetta

    Addington Place of Alpharetta

    762 North Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to the new Welcome to the new Addington Place of Alpharetta! An elegant senior living community full 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...

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  • Ivy Hall Assisted Living

    Ivy Hall Assisted Living

    5690 State Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Peace of mind for Residents and their Families is the underlying tone of the Ivy Hall Assisted Living lifestyle. Located on the borders of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Cumming and Duluth, the area offers immediate access to fine restaurants, theatres, and upscale shopping. Residents can select from...

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  • A Natural Passion for Caring

    A Natural Passion for Caring

    1419 Dulwich Court, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Natural Passion for Caring is a senior care home located in the suburban city of Lawrenceville, GA and in Gwinnett county. Lawrenceville is just a short 30 mile drive to the downtown city of Atlanta; which is also the capital of Georgia. The group home setting is in a convenient location, within...

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  • Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill

    Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill

    3581 Braselton Highway, Dacula, GA 30019
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Dacula, Georgia area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized care and...

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  • Inspired Living at Alpharetta

    Inspired Living at Alpharetta

    11450 Morris Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Inspired Living at Alpharetta is a vibrant and innovative community that offers assisted living, memory care, and independent living options. Whether you are active and independent, need a little assistance, or require personalized memory care, you can be assured that we will help design a rewarding...

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  • Tapestry House Assisted Living

    Tapestry House Assisted Living

    2725 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tapestry House Assisted Living, as an Insignia Senior Living Community, is guided by its mission of providing "Safe and Joyful" Environments for seniors. Tapestry House's location is one of its many attributes. It is in the midst of Alpharetta, GA with convenience to retail opportunities but also in...

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  • Sunrise of Johns Creek

    Sunrise of Johns Creek

    11405 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Step into a Sunrise Senior Living community and you can't help but feel at home. At Sunrise of Johns Creek,we stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens...

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  • Miss Willie's Manor

    Miss Willie's Manor

    5606 Wooded Valley Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Labor of Love Adult Care (LOLAC) became a vision when Karen and her sister realized the need for beautiful, comfortable environments providing full-life care, when their own aging mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The desire to provide options for superior care when faced with similar...

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  • Magnolia Place of Roswell

    Magnolia Place of Roswell

    655 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Magnolia Place of Roswell is an assisted living and memory care community in the heart of Roswell, Georgia. A vibrant suburb of Atlanta, Roswell features beautiful parks, historical sites, exceptional medical centers and a variety of fun, entertainment and shopping. In a truly ideal location, all...

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  • Tender Personal Care Home

    Tender Personal Care Home

    1560 Twin Bridge Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tender Personal Care Home is family owned and operated. It is located in the beautiful Lawrenceville area with access to the main roads, very close to Gwinnett hospital. The care home is situated in a quiet and scenic area, it has superb Lake view and provides complete one floor living for our...

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  • Brookdale Lawrenceville

    Brookdale Lawrenceville

    1000 River Centre Place, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Redefine your independence and strengthen your sense of purpose. At senior living community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we can assist you with the little things — like housekeeping and meals — and with bathing and getting dressed, too. With personal care home and memory care on one campus, we...

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  • Addington Place of John's Creek

    Addington Place of John's Creek

    5050 Kimball Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Addington Place of Johns Creek! 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. Addington Place is centrally...

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  • Miss Willie's Manor II

    Miss Willie's Manor II

    4711 Deer Crossing Ct, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Housed in a private residence in Flowery Branch, offering a smaller and more customized alternative to larger, more populated personal care homes or assisted living facilities. With only five residents maximum, our caregivers provide individualized and consistent personal care services that promote...

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  • Angels Garden Senior Communities

    Angels Garden Senior Communities

    3093 Hog Mountain Road, Dacula, GA 30019
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We have been serving the senior community for over 25 years. 5 Star ?Top Rated Assisted Living Facilities, Award Winning 2015 & 2016. This prestigious and exclusive designation is awarded to less than 1% of all facilities nationwide. Our senior living community is located in Gwinnett County City of...

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  • Alto Senior Living of Alpharetta

    Alto Senior Living of Alpharetta

    4125 N Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sophisticated Alpharetta living. Reimagined. When you are at home at the newly-renovated Alto Alpharetta, you'll live a life of choice and independence with a compliment of supportive services available in the privacy of your apartment home 24 hours a day. Our elevated dining experience includes...

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  • Wisdom Well Living LLC

    Wisdom Well Living LLC

    5798 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Wisdom Well Living is a family owned business located in Sugar Hil but serving all of Gwinnett, Forsyth and North Fulton County. We offer 24 hour a day personal care from certified caregivers who have over 12 years of experience. Our goal is to help our residents stay as independent as possible,...

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  • Celebration Village Forsyth

    Celebration Village Forsyth

    3000 Celebration Blvd, Suwanee, GA 30024
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Celebration Village is a Masterpiece Senior Living Community that promotes individualized growth in older adults. We do this by facilitating areas of engagement through spiritual, intellectual, physical and social enrichment. Celebration Village Forsyth has 5 distinct neighborhoods: Active Adult...

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  • The Cohen Home

    The Cohen Home

    10485 Jones Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Jewish Home Life Community that is open to all, The Cohen Home is an assisted living community that exemplifies the principles of family, community and Jewish values. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood near shopping, dining and medical centers, our residents benefit from our I'm Still...

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  • Lia's Personal Care Home #2

    Lia's Personal Care Home #2

    1404 Rock Springs Rd, Buford, GA 30519
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    If your senior relative is located near Buford, Georgia, Lia's Personal Care Home #2 is the perfect option to help take care of your loved one in a comfortable home. They get to keep the comfort and stability offered by living in a home, while our staff provides them with excellent care. We strive...

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  • Benton House of Sugar Hill

    Benton House of Sugar Hill

    6009 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Benton House of Sugar Hill! 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. Benton House of Sugar Hill enjoys...

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  • Brookdale Chambrel Roswell

    Brookdale Chambrel Roswell

    1000 Applewood Drive, Roswell, GA 30076
    (53)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Here, you can do more of what you love. Whether you’re looking for independent living, a personal care home or memory care, our senior living community in Roswell, Georgia, has care options to meet your changing needs. You’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it. When it comes to...

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  • Hamilton Mill Personal Care Home

    Hamilton Mill Personal Care Home

    2581 Doc Hughes Rd, Buford, GA 30519
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Hamilton Mill Personal Care Home is the perfect solution for seniors who need a little help with the activities of daily living.Special people work at Hamilton Mill Personal Care Home.A well-trained staff is available around the clock for the personal care needs of residents. People with a generous...

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  • Ana's PHC #2

    Ana's PHC #2

    730 Tab Roberts Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    With two locations in Lawrenceville, GA, we offer a personal alternative to nursing homes and large assisted living facilities. We are DHR licensed and have been in business for nearly eight years. Here, you will find a home-like atmosphere and the kind of care you would give your loved ones if you...

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  • Parc at Duluth

    Parc at Duluth

    3315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Reader’s Choice Award 2018 – Best Senior Living! Gwinnett Daily Post Offering the premier lifestyle choice for active seniors, Parc at Duluth has served families in Duluth, Johns Creek and Gwinnett since 2003. From fine dining in the warm company of friends to wellness and engagement programs that...

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  • The Phoenix at Roswell

    The Phoenix at Roswell

    11725 Pointe Place, Roswell, GA 30075
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Phoenix Senior Living of Roswell is a unique assisted living community offering an affordable, residential care alternative to seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We encourage you to compare our services and care options with those found at other assisted living communities...

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  • The Retreat at Buford

    The Retreat at Buford

    3177 Gravel Springs Rd, Buford, GA 30519
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At The Retreat at Buford, you can find comfortable community living for your senior. We are located in Buford, Georgia, on luscious landscaped courtyards complete with walking trails. Through our apartment style rooms, that come in four different layouts, we provide independence to the elderly while...

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  • Belmont Village Johns Creek

    Belmont Village Johns Creek

    4315 Johns Creek Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024
    (24)
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    The townspeople of Johns Creek, Georgia proudly proclaim that their city is one of America's best places to live. The founders of Belmont Village agree and that's why they brought their vision for one of the best facilities for senior living to this area. From our mature landscaping and generous...

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  • Morningside of Alpharetta

    Morningside of Alpharetta

    253 N Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
    (33)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Five Star Senior Living with approximately 300 communities nationally manages Morningside of Alpharetta. The community opened in 1997 as Dogwood Forest. We are a senior living community in the beautiful city of Alpharetta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Our sophisticated, home-like community sits on...

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  • Angels Garden Senior Communities

    Angels Garden Senior Communities

    3103 Hog Mountain Road, Dacula, GA 30019
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We have been serving the senior community for over 25 years. 5 Star ?Top Rated Assisted Living Facilities, Award Winning 2015 & 2016. This prestigious and exclusive designation is awarded to less than 1% of all facilities nationwide. Our senior living community is located in Gwinnett County City of...

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  • Windsor House Assisted Living

    Windsor House Assisted Living

    3333 E Cherokee Dr, Canton, GA 30115
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We are a family owned and operated Assisted Living in Memory Care located in Hickory Flat, Georgia.

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  • Brookdale South Lee Buford AL/MC

    Brookdale South Lee Buford AL/MC

    4355 South Lee Street, Buford, GA 30518
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale South Lee Buford is a senior care community offering assisted living and memory care services in Buford Georgia. We also have a sister independent living community. Buford is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area and exudes southern charm and hospitality, with lovely walking paths,...

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  • M.A.C. Care LLC

    M.A.C. Care LLC

    1948 Kelvin Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    M.A.C. Care LLC is a senior care home located in the historic city of Lawrenceville, the county seat of Gwinnett County in Georgia State. Only 30 miles from downtown Atlanta and its many world class amenities, residents benefit from both worlds. Here residents can enjoy touring the downtown core...

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  • Tender Personal Care Home #2

    Tender Personal Care Home #2

    339 Russell Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our Personal Care Home Facilities provide excellent care and living accommodations for seniors. Offering attractive, well-designed living spaces, modern facilities and above all, excellent and compassionate 24-hour care. We pride ourselves in making sure our residents feel at home and as comfortable...

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  • Village Park of Alpharetta

    Village Park of Alpharetta

    12300 Morris Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    WE ARE NOW OPEN! Welcome to Village Park - where days are for rediscovering and reconnecting, recreation is an art worth mastering and relaxation is always well deserved. We call it Next-Level Senior Living. You'll just call it home. NOW OPEN in the heart of Alpharetta. We offer bungalows, cottages,...

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  • Village Park at Spalding

    Village Park at Spalding

    5701 Spalding Dr, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Village Park at Spalding, in Peachtree Corners, opened September 1, 2015. We are a senior living community designed to offer a blend of independence, active lifestyle and safety for you to enjoy your retirement years, no matter what stage of life you are in. Our campus offers a variety of options...

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  • The Mansions of Alpharetta Assisted Living & Memory Support

    The Mansions of Alpharetta Assisted Living & Memory Support

    3675 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    OPEN NOW, The Mansions at Alpharetta offers Assisted Living and Memory Support communities on our large, secure, landscaped campus. In our Assisted Living community, each private or semi-private suite is offered with an affordable pricing package, which includes paying one low monthly fee for...

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  • The Waterford at Oakwood

    The Waterford at Oakwood

    4251 Hudson Drive, Oakwood, GA 30566
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Pave the way to a carefree life when choosing to reside at The Waterford at Oakwood with today's most desired amenities and thoughtful features. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and...

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  • The Georgian Lakeside

    The Georgian Lakeside

    1070 Hardscrabble Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    How is the Georgian Lakeside unique? * LPN on each shift in assisted living and memory care * All inclusive pricing: The monthly charge already includes ALL care, utilities (even cable), meals, laundry and housekeeping services, scheduled transportation and activities. * Since care is included...

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  • Atria North Point

    Atria North Point

    100 Somerby Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009
    (40)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Atria Senior Living is proud to offer exceptional independent living, assisted living and supportive living communities in Georgia. Atria North Point provides gracious senior living in the Metro Atlanta area. When searching for a retirement living community or senior apartment to call home, visit...

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  • Arbor Terrace at Crabapple

    Arbor Terrace at Crabapple

    12200 Crabapple Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    1 of only 5 communities currently under the 2013 upgraded ALC licensing through the state of Georgia.

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  • Brookdale Buford

    Brookdale Buford

    4450 Old Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA 30518
    (48)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Built for One Thing: You Our community is designed from the ground up to provide you with the perfect canvas on which you can paint your best senior living life. Choose us for your next home sweet home and you can trade the worries and hassles that often come with living at home for a better, more...

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  • Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek

    Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek

    3180 Karen White Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Suwanee, Georgia area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized care and...

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  • Sunrise At Ivey Ridge

    Sunrise At Ivey Ridge

    2950 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
    (45)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Assisted Living in Cumming

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living a long-term senior care option that provides adults with some assistance with daily activities, cleaning, and more. Unlike nursing homes that offer medical care around the clock, assisted living is designed to help individuals maintain a high level of independence while still receiving the help they need. Many facilities are set up like an apartment complex with separate outdoor and indoor community areas. There may also be fitness facilities, golf courses, gardens, or swimming pools onsite. Many communities also offer some health services and may have a nurse available if needed.

What Is Senior Living Like in Cumming?

With many high-quality assisted living facilities available in Cumming, there are many options to choose from in the area that will fit your loved one’s unique needs and preferences. From small, quiet facilities that allow your loved one a place to settle down and relax to exciting, high-energy communities that are full of exciting activities for your loved one to take part in, you’ll find a place they’ll love in Cumming. The growing city is in close proximity to larger cities like Atlanta and is surrounded by many natural areas and parks, so there are many different ways your loved one can enjoy their time during outings. There are also many events, classes, and activities available through Forsyth County Senior Services that make living in Cumming especially enjoyable for seniors.

What Are the Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living?

If your parent or loved one has been living independently most of his or her life or has been living under your care for some time, it can be hard to tell if your loved one would benefit from moving into an assisted living facility. This is especially true if your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia and you are unsure at what point a long-term care solution like assisted living would be the most beneficial. When making your decision, it is important that both the needs of the senior and the caregiver are considered. While it will ultimately be up to you and your family to decide the best decision for the situation, here are four common signs that it’s the right time for assisted living:

  • Agitation: Once a senior enters the later stages of dementia, there are several challenging behaviors that might start to appear including agitation. While it is important to remember that the senior is not displaying these actions on purpose and often act out of fear, it can be extremely stressful or even hazardous to continue caring for your loved one yourself.
  • Sundowning: Many seniors with dementia will start to exhibit behaviors characteristic of “sundowners syndrome”, which involve increased agitation late in the day or evening. While sticking to a routine or trying to create a comforting and familiar environment for your loved can sometimes help with the situation, sundowning can be very difficult for caregivers to handle and can disrupt the entire family’s routine.
  • Wandering: Whether wandering when making trips to the bathroom or leaving the house at night, consistent wandering can be very stressful and frightening for caregivers and is extremely dangerous for seniors. This behavior leads to an increased chance of a senior falling or getting injured, and it can be an emergency situation if your loved one wanders from home. If your loved one’s wandering is causing extreme anxiety or you are not confident you can keep them safe at home, it might be time to consider an assisted living facility.
  • Home Safety: While most assisted living facilities are designed to accommodate seniors and eliminate common hazards, it might not be possible to make these same changes to your home. If your parent or loved one is living alone, you will need to consider if his or her home is still the safest place for them. If there is a history of falls or your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it might be time to move your loved one to a safe environment where they can receive care and assistance performing activities that have become difficult or hazardous.

What Services Are Available?

Each assisted living facility is unique in the services offered. While some facilities can accommodate seniors with unique situations, others will be more limited in the level of care they offer. Additionally, assisted living communities vary greatly when it comes to how luxurious the living conditions are and what amenities and activities are available. Here are examples of some of the services and amenities you might find at an assisted living facility:

  • Onsite and offsite activities
  • Provided meals and special dining options
  • Fitness area, swimming pool, or sauna
  • Dressing, bathing, toileting
  • Help with housekeeping, cleaning, and laundry
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • Onsite beautician and salon
  • 24-hour awake staff or nurses on staff
  • Religious services
  • Grocery and retail shopping
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Medication management
  • Pets permitted

What Are ADLs and IADLs?

When learning about assisted living facilities and searching for a new home for your loved one, you likely will come across the terms ADLs and IADLs. Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, are a common measure used to assess a person’s overall health and ability to function independently. There are six basic ADLs, which are sometimes called BADLs, considered necessary in order for a person to care for him or herself:

  1. Bathing and showering independently
  2. Continence, or having control over one’s bladder and bowels
  3. Being able to use the toilet without assistance
  4. Feeding oneself (but not cooking or preparing meals)
  5. Choosing clothing and successfully dressing oneself
  6. Exhibiting functional mobility, including walking and moving from place to place

Apart from these basic activities required for normal functioning, it is also useful to assess a person’s ability to complete Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, or IADLs. While these skills are not as essential as BADLs, they are a good measure of whether a person can live independently. These IADLs include:

  • Laundry
  • Cleaning and maintaining one’s home
  • Money management
  • Medication management
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Using communication devices such as a phone or computer
  • Transportation
  • Shopping

Assessing whether a person is able to complete both ADLs and IADLs are useful for determining if any physical or mental health conditions are present. Most often, a decline in these fundamental abilities indicates the appearance of a physical disability or the onset of dementia. Identifying which activities are difficult for your loved one can also help you determine what level of care they need at the assisted living facility.

What Are the Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Cumming?

According to our State Guide to Assisted Living Records & Reports, the state of Georgia has been given an overall rating of High, which represents how accessible information on assisted living facilities is to the public, including important information on licensing and inspections. Ratings range from basic to exceptional, and a high rating is the second-highest rating a state can receive. This score means that the state of Georgia may have separate searchable databases for assisted living facilities and licensing and regulation data. In addition, the state may have received this score due to lacking some important information about inspections and regulatory actions.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Cumming?

Our Senior Living Cost Planner helps provide families with information on the cost of assisted living area in cities across the United States. Our cost index is the only of its kind since it gathers data on what families in these cities actually spend on assisted living. Data for each city reveals the average monthly cost of assisted living for the state, the city, and metro areas. While the state average for assisted living in Georgia is $3,486, the average cost is significantly higher in Cumming with a monthly average of $4,180. However, families can expect to pay less if moving to a metro area where the average is $3,590 a month.

How Can I Understand Assisted Living Costs?

The cost of assisted living depends on several factors:

  • Size of living space
  • Level of care needed
  • Location of the facility
  • Special services and amenities

Some communities will charge a flat for basic services and then charge extra for any additional needs. Other facilities will offer a menu of services for families to choose from, so they will only need to pay for services they know their loved one will need.

How Can I Afford Assisted Living?

The cost of assisted living can seem very high for some families, and it can be stressful figuring out how to pay for long-term senior care. Depending on your family’s unique financial situation, you can consider using or more of the following methods to support the cost of assisted living:

  • Personal Income and Savings: In some cases, personal income from retirement accounts, pensions, stocks, social security, or other sources can be enough to pay for assisted living. Additionally, it is very helpful if money has been set aside in savings ahead of time.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: While a small percentage of people take advantage of long-term care insurance, this type of policy is one useful way to help cover the costs of assisted living. However, an individual must sign up for this type of insurance before a debilitating condition is present.
  • Veteran’s Benefits: If your loved one is a veteran or the widow of a veteran, there are many assistance programs available through the Department of Veterans Affairs that can help pay for some of the costs of assisted living. Additionally, some facilities might offer discounts to veterans.
  • Home Equity: If your loved one owns a home that they plan to sell before moving into an assisted living facility, the money from the sale can help greatly in covering costs.
  • Pooling Family Support: If a senior does not have enough money to pay for assisted living on their own, many families will work together to pay for the costs.

Can I Get Additional Help?

Choosing an assisted facility for your loved one is a big decision to make, and it is important you are informed and confident when making your choice. That’s why A Place for Mom is here with plenty of resources to help you and a team of Senior Living Advisors ready to answer any of your questions and guide you along the entire process. Join the other 3413 families we’ve helped pair with the right facility and talk to one of our advisors today.