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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Athens nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Athens, GA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Athens or another care type is right for you. Browse 86 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Athens.

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606

4.7
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Terrace of Athens is the premier assisted living community in the greater Athens, Georgia, area, providing the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living, including innovative memory care designed specifically to support residents affected by Alzheimer's disease and other...

Orchard at Athens

2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606

4.9
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Orchard Senior Living is proud to present Athens' premier Assisted Living & Memory Care Community - Orchard at Athens. Get ready to see Assisted Living and Memory Care like you have never seen before.Located just minutes from St. Mary’s and Piedmont Hospital on Atlanta Hwy, Orchard at Athens...

Manor Lake Athens NOW OPEN

933 US Hwy 29 N, Athens, GA 30601

2.8
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Caring For Seniors Is Our MissionIf you’re worried about a senior parent, you’ll find relief at Manor Lake Athens. Care at Manor Lake Athens is more than just meals and medications. It includes serving the Body, Mind and Spirit of a senior – because care is physical, emotional, and...

Oaks at Cedar Shoals

1291 Cedar Shoals Dr, Athens, GA 30605

4.7
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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The Phoenix at Tucker

2060 Idlewood Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

4.7
(80 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
(83 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...

Antebellum James Burgess

1520 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024

4.1
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise at 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...

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...

The Retreat at Conyers

1504 Renaissance Dr, Conyers, GA 30012

3.9
(53 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.

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...

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...

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...

Discovery Village at Sugarloaf

1220 Satellite Boulevard, Suwanee, GA 30024

3.5
(42 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...

St. Ives Memory Care

5835 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

4.7
(37 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

St. Ives Memory Care, a licensed Memory Care/Assisted Living Community, has been serving residents in Johns Creek and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. We are convenient to Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. Through the years we have established deep roots as a result of strong...

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...

Ivy Hall Assisted Living

5690 State Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

4.3
(34 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...

The Retreat at Buford

3177 Gravel Springs Rd, Buford, GA 30519

4.4
(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise of Johns Creek

11405 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097

4.2
(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

 

Learn More About Nursing Homes in Athens, GA

 

Athens, home to the University of Georgia, hosts all the resources and conveniences of a modern city with many local attractions both on and off campus. Residents can get the most of Athens in their own way through the city’s lively music and football cultures, its pristine natural areas, or the diverse shopping and dining experiences in the downtown district.

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — in Athens are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in Athens, GA

The median monthly cost of a private nursing home room in 2020 was about $6,600 in the Athens area and $7,200 in the state of Georgia, according to Genworth.

 

Learn More About Athens, GA

 

Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Athens are rated 26 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated well below the average, indicating that Athens is relatively affordable.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
74 71 66 71 77 76

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$49,071 per year $43,345 per year $34,494 per year $21,511 per year $40,348 per year $1,966 per year $696 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Athens include:

Piedmont Athens Regional

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 350+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Saint Mary’s Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: physical therapy, spine surgery, arthroscopy

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Athens’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means the city experiences hot, humid summers and cool winters. The average humidity level is 66%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 71%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
42°F 51°F 33°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
80°F 90°F 69°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 90

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 48″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
27 10.5% 95,442 1,499 per square mile 2.3

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.1% 3.9% 28.0% 10.9% 0.1% 2.6% 54.8%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Athens-Clarke: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 29/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Clarke County

Democratic Republican Other
66.7% 28.7% 4.6%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Athens include:

  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Georgia Museum of Natural History
  • T.R.R. Cobb House

Outdoor attractions in Athens:

  • Sandy Creek Park
  • Walker Park
  • Rose Creek
  • Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • Bear Hollow Zoo

Athens’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Beechwood Cinemas
  • Athens Wine Weekend
  • AthFest
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Georgia Square Mall
  • Athens West Shopping Center
  • Epps Village Shopping Center

 

Transportation

ACC Transit offers public bus transportation in the Athens-Clarke County area, offering no-cost fares to senior citizens. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Athens.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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