Assisted Living in Lithonia, GA
Lithonia is listed as one of the best places to retire in DeKalb County. It’s part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, which provides seniors easy access to all that the capital city has to offer. This quiet community has a cost of living that’s lower than the state and national averages, and like in the rest of the state, seniors aged 62 and older have a retirement exclusion of $65,000 per person on all retirement income and Social Security isn’t taxed.
There are eight assisted living facilities in Lithonia and 35 nearby in places like Atlanta. The average monthly cost living in these communities is $4,000, but the actual price can vary depending on the size of the facility, the types of care that are provided and the number of amenities.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lithonia, GA
The Cost of Assisted Living in Lithonia
The median monthly cost of an assisted living facility in Lithonia is $4,000, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is $500 more than the state average and $300 less than the national average. Assisted living in Florida is $300 less than the amount seniors pay in Lithonia. Alabama and South Carolina seniors also pay less at $3,150 and $3,988 per month.
There’s a wide range of monthly prices for assisted living throughout the state of Georgia. Near the southeast coast in Brunswick, seniors pay $124 more for assisted living than those in Lithonia. Dalton and Columbus residents are close in cost at $3,588 and $3,650 respectively. In Augusta, assisted living is $3,090, and in Macon seniors pay around $2,730 per month.
Note: Data for Lithonia was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.
Lithonia Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Georgia Community Care Services Program (CCSP) is a Medicaid waiver that provides assistance to low-income seniors who need help paying for home and community-based services in assisted living and other long-term care communities. Services covered by this waiver include housekeeping, grooming, medication administration and meals. Learn more about this waiver, including how to apply, at our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Lithonia Assisted Living Resources
|Bruce Street Senior Center||(770) 484-8759||The Bruce Street Senior Center is a federally funded multipurpose facility for older adults aged 60 and older that offers sewing, arts and crafts, dancing, chair aerobics, tai chi, health and wellness classes, meals, transportation and group trips.|
|DeKalb County Office of Aging||(770) 482-0402||The DeKalb County Office of Aging offers programs for seniors aged 60 and older throughout the county. The office promotes health and wellness and encourages seniors to be more involved in their communities. The available services include case management, home-delivered meals, home and community-based services and community education.|
|Legacy Link||(855) 266-4283||Legacy Link operates as the local Area Agency on Aging for 13 counties in northeast Georgia. This agency is responsible for planning, monitoring and initiating programs and services for seniors in the community. The agency offers case management and counselors who help seniors locate the best long-term care to meet their needs. The agency also offers home health services, meals, transportation and health screenings.|
|DeKalb County Senior Services||(770) 322-2950||DeKalb County Senior Resources provides opportunities that enrich the lives of older adults throughout the community, including transportation, meals, case management and assistance with personal care.|
|Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(866) 552-4464||The Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman visits assisted living communities and nursing homes and investigates and resolves complaints. The office also performs inspections to ensure facilities are maintaining the standards set for long-term care communities within the state. The ombudsman also has a library of information and resources for seniors, their loved ones, caregivers and long-term care communities regarding elder rights.|
Lithonia Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR) regulates all assisted living communities in Lithonia and the state of Georgia. These regulations apply to staffing, health and safety and accommodations. Learn more about these regulations at our Assisted Living in Georgia page.