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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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162 Independent Living Facilities near Watkinsville, GA

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Independent Living Facilities in Watkinsville, GA

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St. Gabriel Athens

2040 Resurgence Dr, Watkinsville, GA 30677

4.3
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

To most people it means seniors occupying their time in a nice building and cared for by professionals. Now imagine seniors living CONNECTED, ACTIVE, and PURPOSEFUL lives. Imagine them using tablets and social media to connect with family and friends, or enjoying a variety of experiences led by...

Smoky Springs

940 South Enota Dr NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

4.4
(98 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Smoky Springs provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled near the Northeast Georgia Mountains and overlooking Lake Lanier, Smoky Springs is the home you've been looking for. Residents love the peace and quiet of a country home with big city conveniences...

The Phoenix at Tucker

2060 Idlewood Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

4.7
(81 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Phoenix at Tucker is a family-oriented Assisted Living and Memory Care community that builds on the success and experience that the founders have developed through the years. Located in Tucker, Georgia, The Phoenix offers exceptional care in a beautiful environment with comfortable rooms and...

The Retreat at Loganville

580 Tommy Lee Fuller Drive, Loganville, GA 30052

3.8
(84 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

We make true retirement living easy and enjoyable at the Retreat at Loganville. Whether in our independent living Villas and Cottages, our personal care Manor House, or our Alzheimer's Pearl, residents focus on living each day to the fullest. We greet all residents and their families with...

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Antebellum James Burgess

1520 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024

4.1
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Avery Place

124 Avery Street, Winterville, GA 30683

4.5
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Country Gardens Lanier

255 Elm St, Cumming, GA 30040

4.3
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Country Gardens Lanier Country Gardens Lanier offers a beautiful senior living community home for those who are looking to live in Cumming, GA. Our community is in close proximity to several beautiful parks, the library, senior center, great shopping, the Cumming Aquatic Center and Veterans War...

Sunrise of Five Forks

3997 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn, GA 30047

4.5
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise at Five Forks, a Sunrise Senior Living Community is located in Lilburn, GA close to shopping, physician offices, churches, and major hospitals. At Sunrise, we welcome seniors into a warm, inviting community. We offer a choice of accommodations, from Companion to Two-Bedroom Suites. Each...

Oaks at Hampton

5610 Hampton Park Drive, Cumming, GA 30041

4.3
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Oaks at Hampton is proud to be an Eden Alternative® certified assisted living and memory care community located in Cumming, Georgia. The Eden registry exists to honor those organizations that have made a formal commitment to transforming traditional methods of care into an approach that puts the...

The Retreat at Conyers

1504 Renaissance Dr, Conyers, GA 30012

3.9
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Retreat at Conyers offers premier assisted living and memory care with superior personalized care and a compassionate staff. Situated in Conyers, Georgia, our state of the art community offers luxury style accommodations with a comfortable, small-town feel.

Iris Place

755 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, GA 30606

4.2
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Iris Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Winner of three Readers' Choice Awards for Best Retirement Community, visit us and you'll see why. Situated on beautiful grounds with gracefully elegant facilities, we're just minutes from the charming town of...

Laurel Grove

2899 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

4.3
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Laurel Grove provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in Lawrenceville, a picturesque, friendly suburb of Georgia, Laurel Grove offers you a cozy home just minutes away from the convenience of the city. We're close to The Avenue Mall, two area hospitals...

Benton House of Sugar Hill

6009 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA 30518

4.2
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Award Winning Services! National Winner-Top 50 in Aging Services by Fortune magazine. A Great Place to Work certified 3 consecutive years. Multiple Pinnacle Customer Service Awards. Call or drop by to see why Benton House services are superior!Service starts with good design and great people. Our...

The Villas at Canterfield

815 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA 30040

4.1
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Villas at Canterfield is a senior living community located in a quiet, upscale and unique neighborhood in Cumming, Georgia which is in Forsyth County. It was planned for convenience and offers a luxury home atmosphere with a world class standard of living. The community has spacious,...

Atria Park of Tucker

5844 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30084

4.2
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

With a beautiful setting beneath the Georgia pines, Atria Park of Tucker is the preferred supportive living community for older adults in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. We are convenient to downtown Tucker, Main Street, Lucky Shoals Park and Stone Mountain.Our compassionate staff provides discreet...

Discovery Village at Sugarloaf

1220 Satellite Boulevard, Suwanee, GA 30024

3.6
(43 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Discovery Village At Sugarloaf, a senior-living community located in Suwanee, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta, designed to offer a blend of independence, active lifestyle, comfort and security for you to enjoy your retirement years, no matter what stage of life you are in. Discovery...

Charter Senior Living of Buford

4450 Old Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA 30518

3.4
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Built for One Thing: YouOur 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...

Park at Johns Creek

4345 Alta Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024

4.4
(33 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Stylish and vibrant. Modern and uncomplicated. Spacious and thoughtfully designed. Urban excitement and suburban convenience. That's what living is like at Park at Johns Creek. If you're looking for sophistication, warmth and a sense of community, you've come to the right place. You'll find a...

Ivy Hall Assisted Living

5690 State Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

4.3
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Brookside Stone Mountain

1745 Parke Plaza Circle SW, Stone Mountain, GA 30087

3.6
(44 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Brookside Stone Mountain is an assisted living and memory care community in Stone Mountain Georgia. Stone Mountain is a thriving city with a rich history featuring a famous giant carving honoring Confederate military leaders, a state park and museum as well as a local theater. Stone Mountain also...

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Cost of independent living in Watkinsville, GA

The average cost of senior living in Watkinsville is $3,496 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Commerce, GA with an average of $2,225 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Services for seniors in Watkinsville, Georgia

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Senior activities

In Watkinsville, Georgia, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Watkinsville, Georgia, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Watkinsville is somewhat car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Watkinsville include rideshare services and taxis. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Watkinsville has fairly limited biking infrastructure and is partly walkable.

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Health care

Watkinsville offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has few hospitals, including St Mary’s Hospital and Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

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Senior activities

Watkinsville is a small suburb of Athens that’s known for its lush landscape, darling main street, and friendly atmosphere. With a short drive to either Athens or Atlanta, residents have big-city attractions right at their fingertips, plus a variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and entertainment opportunities throughout Watkinsville. Residents can take courses and join community events at The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, take a step back in time at the Eagle Tavern Museum, or enjoy a quiet picnic at Harris Shoals Park.

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Watkinsville, Georgia

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community permits residents the ability to live an active life while making sure their care requirements are fulfilled. Basic needs such as meal planning and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and social activities is provided, allowing residents an opportunity to use their time as they choose, free from daily responsibilities. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Residents’ quarters consist of private living spaces, each with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to entertain guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between communities, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. If medical or nursing assistance is desired, residents may always enlist the services of independent care providers. There are an assortment of benefits and costs to consider when determining an independent living community. It is important to learn if these amenities are included in the plan: move-in fee, laundry, housekeeping, cable TV, utilities, internet access, transportation, and meals. The amenities associated with independent living include private rental hall, beauty salon & barber shop, security guards, restaurant-style dining hall, golf course, community activities, laundry service, and transportation.

Cost of Living

The neighborhood in which a care community is located might have a huge influence on the total price. The overall cost of living can be a major influence in selecting which community works for your loved one. Per month, the median rent in Watkinsville is $1,158 and the median price of a house in Watkinsville is $185,126. The rent burden for Watkinsville is about 20.9% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Demographically, Watkinsville is 1.6% Asian, 86.9% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.6% other or not specified, 1.6% mixed race, and 9.3% black. Watkinsville has a population density of 341 people per square mile. The total population of Watkinsville consists of 2,892 people. Out of the total population of Watkinsville, 10.6% have some form of disability, 8.6% do not have health insurance, 66.7% participate in the labor force, and 6.8% live in poverty. In terms of education, 22.3% have a high-school diploma, 15.0% have a graduate degree, and 41.6% have a college degree. Out of the total city population, 51.6% are female and 48.4% are male. The median age of Watkinsville is 37 years old. In Watkinsville, 8.7% of the people are veterans.

State Information

An overview of Georgia

Georgia is ranked 17th in quality of life and 39th in healthcare. Residents of Georgia enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 20th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Georgia has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 97, and a housing index rating of 74. There are 151 hospitals and 251 health centers that service a population of 10,626,983. Adventhealth Gordon, Wellstar Paulding Hospital, and And Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.

Social demographics of the state

In Georgia, 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In the last presidential election 46% of Georgia residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Georgia ranks 13th in the nation. In terms of religious values, 42% of Georgia’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 12,292 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-38%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-17%. In Georgia there are 622 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

The average air quality index rating in Georgia is 37.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of March with a rating of 43.9 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 8.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.17 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Georgia is around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 57F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Georgia drops to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 70F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 24F in the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Georgia is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 75%. While residents of Georgia mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Georgia can include hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in Georgia

The state of Georgia has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of mountain laurel, scaly-bark, yellow jasmine, and flowering quince. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the brown thrasher, the eastern diamondback, the cottonmouth snakes, or the copperhead snakes. The state animal of Georgia is the north Atlantic right whale.

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