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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Watkinsville 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 Watkinsville, 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 Watkinsville or another care type is right for you. Browse 14 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Watkinsville.

We are also serving Nursing Homes facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Athens, Statham and Bishop.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Athens, Statham or Bishop.

Nursing Homes Facilities near Watkinsville, GA

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Last Updated: 11/29/23
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The Overlook Senior Living in Monroe, GA

We looked and looked and finally stopped to take a tour of the Overlook! I knew from the first visit that this was going to be the place for my mother! The staff members are so loving and kind! They take such good care of my mother and we are 100% happy with the Overlook! This home has been such a blessing to our family!

Arbor Terrace of Athens

So it's beyond a five in each. If they want their loved one to have a home with help and friends of residents and staff, Arbor Terraces of Athens for sure. You can talk to everybody. Easily. Everybody is friendly. Just it's a home I don't know what else to say.

Oaks at Cedar Shoals in Athens, GA

We are most pleased! Excellent care; well maintained; personable/friendly staff. They offer weekly trips for shopping and entertainment; Transportation to medical appointments within Athens area; birthday parties; games and in-house group activities; weekly cleaning; daily trash pickup. Thanks for helping us find the facility.

St. Gabriel Athens

2040 Resurgence Dr, Watkinsville, GA 30677

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21 reviews

It has been a good experience at St. Gabriel Athens. My room is spacious and has extra storage built in. They repainted it a lovely color for me. I just really like it. The only problem has been the food....

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...

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Arbor Terrace of Athens

170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606

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26 reviews

I definitely would recommend Arbor Terrace of Athens. They are great! I would comment that it's best to aim to do admissions early in the week. We had to travel from out of state, and ended up missing some...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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...

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Haven Memory Care of Athens

705 Whitehead Rd, Athens, GA 30606

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19 reviews

[name removed]and her staff made the experience of placing my dad extremely comfortable and worry less. Everyone is so friendly and attentive. He was very much taken care of. The establishment is...

Provides: Memory Care
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We purchased this building in August of 2022 and have been working tirelessly to become North East Georgia's only exclusive memory care community. By mid June we will have completed a 100% renovation to the entire building, thanks to a freezing Christmas eve in 2022. We pride ourselves on having...

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Oaks at Cedar Shoals

1291 Cedar Shoals Dr, Athens, GA 30605

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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17 reviews

From start to finish, what a GREAT experience! My 94 yo mom needed a place to stay for 2 weeks while we were gone. This was the perfect choice! The staff are incredibly friendly and caring. It shows on the...

Provides: Assisted Living
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Located on the East side of Athens, across from Cedar Shoals High School, The Oaks at Cedar Shoals is an assisted living community close to St. Mary's Hospital.

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Orchard at Athens

2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606

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16 reviews

What we like the most about the Orchard at Athens are they care givers. The care givers there are very good. The community itself is nice and the only area for improvement is in the resident engagement -...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...

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St Marys Highland Hills Village

1660 Jennings Mill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677

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We're very pleased with how things have turned out at Highland Hills! It's a very nice place, I'd give them high marks across the board! The staff is caring and professional, and I really appreciate how...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

St. Mary’s Highland Hills Village, located on 55 beautiful acres in Oconee County, is a dynamic community designed for seniors who want a lifestyle with independent services and health care choices all in one convenient location. With Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care,...

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The Landing of Bogart

2881 Monroe Hwy Ste 501, Bogart, GA 30622

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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The Landing has been wonderful to my family and my dad. They walked us through every step of the transition and always keep us updated! I love all the staff. No place I would have rather have placed my dad....

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Introducing a brand new community to the Oconee County/Athens Georgia area. Locally owned and operated, The Landing Senior Living is a 48 room community. We proudly offer 16 memory care studios and 32 assisted living suites. The Landing Senior Living also offers resort style amenities to include:...

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Talmadge Terrace

801 Riverhill Dr, Athens, GA 30606

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Nice facility but this is a BUY in, so you can't get on a list until you Pay are large sum. Does have multilevel care and building are connected. Located behind the Beechwood Plaza. They DO take longterm...

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Talmage Terrace... not just a home, it's a lifestyle. Talmage Terrace is a unique retirement community offering several living choices. For over 30 years, Talmage Terrace has provided a vibrant, safe community. Home to the University of Georgia, Athens provides a stimulating environment ripe with...

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Magnolia Estates of Oconee

1641 Virgil Langford Rd, Bogart, GA 30622

My dad has been at Magnolia Estates for 4 years and I have nothing but great things to say about this assisted living home. The staff not only takes excellent care of the residents, but they are friendly and...

Provides: Assisted Living

Magnolia Estates of Oconee, the newest of the three facilities, opened its doors on December 4, 1997. Located on a 19 acre tract, Magnolia Estates of Oconee is nestled among massive 100 year old Southern White Oaks that give it that "old southern plantation" look and feel. Magnolia Estates of...


Presbyterian Village Athens

1400 Live Oak Lane, Athens, GA 30606

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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University Nursing & Rehab Ctr

180 Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30606

Provides: Nursing Homes

Whispering Pines Personal Care Home I & II

110 East Paces Dr., Athens, GA 30605

Provides: Assisted Living

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Facility II

100 E Paces Dr, Athens, GA 30605

Provides: Assisted Living

Grandview Care Ctr Inc

165 Winston Dr, Athens, GA 30607

Provides: Nursing Homes
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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:


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.

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.

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.

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
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Watkinsville, Georgia

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a complex that houses at least two individuals who have no family relation to the administrator. A nursing home community provides its residents with care by on-site nurses. These nurses provide healthcare services for people who cannot take care of their needs.

Nursing homes are a helpful and comfortable living choice for persons 65 years and above, however nursing homes will often allow persons 55 and greater (a rarity in the realm of senior care).Many occupants of nursing homes are elders with . These can include verbal fits, resisting care, or a propensity to wander. Examples of amenities and services offered at nursing homes can include help with legal questions, home care (like cooking, cleaning, or help with other daily activities), room and board, and rehabilitation needed due to injury, disability, or illness. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to be free from restraints, get proper privacy, property, and living arrangements, have your representative notified about your care, and to manage your money. Many inhabitants tend to be single women who have smaller social support groups, and about fifty percent of nursing home residents are older than the age of 85. Nursing homes are required to provide dietary services, emergency dental services, nursing and related services, and routine personal hygiene items to residents.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living is a major factor when selecting which community is best for your family. The median home value in Watkinsville is $185,126 and the median rent is around $1,158 per month a month. The rent burden for Watkinsville is about 20.9% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In Watkinsville, 8.7% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Watkinsville is 86.9% white, 0.6% other or not specified, 9.3% black, 0.0% Native American, 1.6% mixed race, 1.6% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Of the population of Watkinsville 15.0% have a graduate degree, 41.6% have a college degree, and 22.3% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 51.6% are female and 48.4% are male. The median age of Watkinsville is 37 years old. The total population of Watkinsville consists of 2,892 people. Watkinsville has a population density of 341 people per square mile. In Watkinsville, 6.1% are widows, 66.7% participate in the labor force, 10.6% have some form of disability, and 6.8% live in poverty.

State Information

An overview of Georgia

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Georgia citizen is ranked 17th nation-wide. Additionally, Georgia is ranked 39th by standards of healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Georgia ranks 20th in the nation. The state of Georgia has a cost of living index of 91.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.9 and a housing index rating of 73.8. There are 151 hospitals and 251 health centers that service a population of 10,626,983. The three highest ranked hospitals in Georgia are Adventhealth Gordon, Wellstar Paulding Hospital, and And Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside.

Social demographics of the state

During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 46% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Georgia ranks 13th in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 37, and 26% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 42% of Georgia residents attend religious services among the 12,292 different congregations that are available in the state. 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 temperature in the summer rises to 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 70F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 24F during the month of January. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of August at around 8.46 inches. On average, the state receives 4.17 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Georgia is 37.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of March with a rating of around 43.9 AQI. Georgia experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of August. 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 red cedar, flowering quince, scaly-bark, and white hickories. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bass, the eastern diamondback, the salamanders, or the brown thrasher. The state animal of Georgia is the north Atlantic right whale.

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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Oaks at Hampton, Atria Park of Tucker and Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill are the top rated nursing homes near Watkinsville, Georgia. See full list of communities.

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