Canton is a city located to the north of Atlanta with a senior population of around 39,000. It’s home to the Georgia National Cemetery, which is overseen by the Veterans Administration. Scenic spots include the Etowah River Park, the Blankets Creek Trail System and the Hickory Log Creek Reservoir. Summers in Canton are hot and humid and winters are cold with lows around 29. The city only gets around 2 inches of snow per year, which may be ideal for individuals who appreciate shorter winter seasons.
Assisted living is often a good choice for seniors who need some help with their daily living activities and medication, but still want to retain an independent lifestyle in an active community. Seniors in Canton, GA, can expect to pay $3,845 per month for assisted living care, according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. This is almost $300 more than the Georgia state average, but less than the national average of $4,500.
This guide will provide information on the cost of assisted living in Canton and surrounding cities, as well as resources for care options.
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1. Ridge Manor Residential Memory Care – Canton
735 Ridge Rd, Canton, GA, 30114
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Canton
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Georgia. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Canton
Seniors in Canton pay $3,845 per month for assisted living.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Canton
Canton seniors who decide to pursue assisted living options will generally pay around $3,845 per month. The national average comes in higher by over $650 at $4,500, but the Georgia state average is lower at $3,535.
The United States
When compared with assisted living costs in other Georgia cities, prices in Canton fall on the middle of the spectrum. Savannah’s rates stand below Canton’s at $3,513, and prices in Albany and Macon are even less expensive at $3,008 and $2,860, respectively. Gainesville shows slightly higher costs than Canton with a figure of $3,893 per month, and rates in Athens and Columbus increase to $4,184 and $4,223. Rome is the most expensive city, reporting $4,293 per month for assisted living.
Note: Data for Canton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Canton
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Life Insurance Policy
Long-Term Care Insurance
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Georgia.
Cherokee County Senior Services is a nonprofit that provides a range of services for seniors in the area. The organization offers caregiver support, case management, homemaker services, volunteer transportation and information and assistance to seniors at least 60 years old or older.
The Aging Council is a nonprofit run by volunteers who raise money for the needs of low-income seniors and senior veterans of Cherokee County. It is funded by private donors, by local organizations and through fundraising events. The organization helps pay for medications, resident modifications and monthly bills.
The Canton VA helps prior military and their family locate programs and services that help them transition to civilian life and provide information on compensation and benefits. These programs include health care, education and monetary benefits. The association can also match families with national cemeteries and survivor benefits.
The Long-Term Ombudsman program serves as an advocate for seniors in long-term care. The organization works to identify and resolve issues and makes sure assisted living facilities comply with state laws.
Canton Senior Center provides a place for older adults to gather during the day to socialize and stay busy. Daily activities include educational classes, art and crafts, meals, transportation, games and scheduled outings to places like the local museum and to local parks. The center also schedules birthday parties, dances and fitness classes for seniors aged 60 and older.
Canton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Canton area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.