Home Care in Georgia

Georgia is nicknamed the “Peach State” because the warm, sunny climate is an ideal place to grow its namesake fruit. The combination of pleasant weather and southern hospitality make Georgia an excellent place for you or your loved one to retire.

According to Genworth, the median monthly cost for a home-health aide in Georgia is about $3,900. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of home care services in Georgia to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

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Georgia Home Care Regulations

Each state regulates senior living care differently. Because home care providers offer similar services to assisted living, states may regulate home care within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Georgia.

In Georgia, home care — or in-home care — is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Georgia is considered to be more affordable than the national average. The cost ratings are well below average in every category and the housing cost in particular is one of the lowest in the country. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 91
  • Groceries: 97
  • Housing: 74
  • Utilities: 92
  • Transportation: 98


Nearly one-fifth of Georgia’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Georgia leaned conservative. However, many of its counties with larger cities, like the Atlanta area, tend to be more progressive.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 46% voted Democratic
  • 51% voted Republican
  • 4% voted third party


  • Median age: 37
  • Over the age of 55: 26%
  • 2018 population: 10,519,475
  • 2020 population: 10,735,589
  • Estimated 2025 population: 11,295,498


  • 42% regularly attend a religious service
  • 26% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 12,292 congregations
  • There are 622 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Georgia’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means the state has hot and muggy summers and short, mild winters. The average humidity level is 70%, and humidity levels are often highest during August at about 75%. The state receives some of the most rainfall in the entire United States. The mountainous regions in the northeast receive upwards of 80” of rain per year, and the city of Atltanta receives on average 50” of rain.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 71%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 4”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 8” (August)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 38 (Good)
  • Peak air quality rating: 44 in March (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 63°F
  • Average summer temperature: 79°F
  • Typical summer high: 95°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 57°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 47°F
  • Typical winter high: 70°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 24°F (January)

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