Assisted Living in Marietta, Georgia
Located 18 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, Marietta offers all the amenities of a large city with a quiet family-friendly atmosphere. The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park with its tree-lined paved roads and the city’s five National Historic Districts provide a safe area for seniors to enjoy nature and stay healthy and active. Marietta is also home to the Gone With the Wind Museum and the Marietta Square Farmers Market, which is held every Saturday morning in warmer weather. The city has a population of close to 61,000 with approximately 13% aged 65 and older. Summers are hot and humid with average highs around 88 degrees, but winter temperatures rarely drop below freezing and the city gets around two inches of snow each year, which is ideal for seniors who want to get away from the colder northern climates.
According to the 2019 Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in the Atlanta area is around $3,750 monthly, which makes the area an affordable option for those who want to retire in Georgia.
NOTE: Data for Marietta was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Marietta, Georgia
The Cost of Assisted Living in Marietta
The cost of assisted living in the Atlanta area is around $3,750 per month, which is $415 more per month than the state average but $301 less than the national average. In comparison to neighboring states, assisted living in Georgia is more than Alabama, but still less than what seniors would pay per month in Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina.
With the exception of Gainesville, which has an assisted living cost of around $4,474 per month, other cities in the state all have assisted living monthly fees that are lower than both the national average and the average in Marietta. Rome and Athens have monthly costs of $3,525 and $3,500 respectively, while Columbus costs around $3,000 per month. Macon prices are $1,150 per month lower, while Augusta costs around $950 less and Warner Robbins is one of the lowest areas in the state at $2,300 per month.
Marietta Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Georgia Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) program operates under Medicaid’s Elderly and Disabled Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). This program helps low-income seniors cover the costs of both medical care and non-medical care in assisted living communities or personal care homes or within their own homes. This program is available to individuals 65 years of age and older or the disabled. Services may include 24-hour medical access, an emergency response system, home-delivered meals, assisted living services and skilled nursing services.
To learn more about SOURCE, the requirements to receive assistance and how to apply, check out our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Marietta Assisted Living Resources
|Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division||(866) 552-4464||The Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division is part of the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services that helps seniors live longer, safe and independent lives. This agency also helps support family members and caregivers and offers information on long-term care.|
|Cobb County Senior Wellness Center||(770) 528-5355||The Cobb County Senior Wellness Center is recognized as one of the leading senior agencies in the state. It operates seven senior centers in the area. The goal of the wellness center is to help improve the quality of life for individuals 55 and older through transportation, recreation, in-home services, exercise and education.|
|East Cobb Senior Center||(770) 509-4900||The East Cobb Senior Center provides a variety of services to area seniors, including planned trips and regularly scheduled activities. The center also offers health and wellness classes, elder law planning, advanced care planning and preventative care.|
|Georgia Department of Veterans Services||(770) 528-3254||The Georgia Department of Veterans Services offers benefits assistant, support and education to veterans, their survivors and family. The organization also distributes pensions and provides information pertaining to programs and benefits that may be used towards the cost of assisted living.|
|Enrichment of Life (ELM)||(770) 429-7800||ELM is a nonprofit organization coordinated by the First United Methodist Church of Marietta. The organization provides education, social interaction and volunteer opportunities for individuals 50 and older. Classes are also provided throughout the year on topics like fitness, writing, literature, arts and crafts and games.|
Marietta Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
All assisted living facilities in Georgia must comply with the state laws concerning health and safety, medication administration, staffing and accommodations. These are enforced by the Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division. Please check out our Assisted Living in Georgia page to learn more about these specifications.