Assisted Living in Powder Springs, GA
Located 20 miles outside Atlanta, Powder Springs has a population of around 16,000, with 13.3% 65 or older. It has hot summers and mild winters, with temperatures rarely going above 90 or below 35 degrees Fahrenheit and less than two inches of snowfall per year, making Powder Springs an excellent choice for seniors who prefer a warm climate without much snow.
Powder Springs offers easy access to the big-city amenities of Atlanta in a friendly small-town setting. With 58 golf courses in the area, golf enthusiasts are never far away from a link. Civil War buffs can explore the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Piedmont Healthcare and Wellstar Paulding Hospital are less than 15 minutes away.
There are approximately 20 assisted living facilities in Powder Springs. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Powder Springs is $4,000.
Paying for Assisted Living in Powder Springs, GA
The Cost of Assisted Living in Powder Springs
At an average monthly price of $4,000, the cost of assisted living care in Powder Springs is $500 higher than the statewide average of $3,500 and $300 lower than the national average of $4,300. The costs are similar to neighboring South Carolina at $3,988. North Carolina and Florida have slightly lower costs, while Alabama has a significantly lower monthly price at $3,150.
Costs in other Georgian cities vary widely. Columbus ($3,650) and Athens ($3,366) have slightly lower prices. Costs in Rome average $3,088, while Macon ($2,730) and Warner Robins ($2,300) have some of the lowest prices in Georgia. Gainesville ($4,263) is one of the few Georgian cities more expensive than Powder Springs.
Note: Data for Powder Springs was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.
Powder Springs Assisted Living Financial Assistance
For seniors who need help paying for assisted living in Powder Springs, two Medicaid waivers are available. Community Care Services Program and Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment help eligible seniors by paying for assisted living services. Seniors who meet Medicaid’s income requirements with approval by a physician are eligible.
Learn more about CCSP and SOURCE, their eligibility requirements and application processes at our Assisted Living in Georgia page.
Powder Springs Assisted Living Resources
|Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division
|As Atlanta’s area agency on aging, Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division provides information on mobility assistance programs, meal plans, housing assistance programs, individual counseling services, support groups, caregiver training, and respite care available to seniors and their families in Powder Springs and Cobb County.
|Austell Neighborhood Center
|For Powder Springs residents 60 and over, this senior center offers group programs and activities such as arts and crafts, fitness classes, and special events. It also serves a hot and nutritious lunch every weekday in the dining hall. Nutrition, health and wellness educational programs are available, while door-to-door transportation is provided to eligible seniors. Seniors looking to join this center must schedule an appointment for a need-based eligibility assessment.
|Atlanta Vet Center
|The Atlanta Vet Center offers free and confidential counseling services to seniors in Powder Springs who have served in the U.S. military. Services include remote healthcare by telephone or video, mental health care and behavioral therapy. It also helps navigate government programs for veterans and their families. Representatives can answer questions and provide referrals to services such as substance abuse care and VA community resources.
|CobbLinc Paratransit is a shared-ride service for Cobb County residents unable to access the local fixed-route buses. It operates within a 3/4-mile area surrounding the local bus routes and limited areas of Fulton County. The fare per ride for adults is $4.00, and certified paratransit users can ride the fixed-route buses for free by showing their CobbLinc Paratransit photo ID. Anyone who cannot functionally ride or access the local buses is eligible. To get certified, complete and return the application forms.
|Cobb Senior Services
|Cobb County’s senior agency provides information on and referrals to senior services in the area to older adults and their caregivers. It also operates an assistive technology lab giving hands-on instructions on tech devices that help seniors with activities of daily living, such as showering, mobility, eating, vision, hearing, and communication. Care Managers are available to meet with seniors and families to assess and determine needs for services and seek funding options.
|A public-private partnership administered by the Georgia Division of Aging Services, GeorgiaCares offers free counseling services on Medicare health and drug plans to seniors and caregivers. It also helps with applications for financial assistance programs to reduce Medicare out-of-pocket expenses.
Powder Springs Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Powder Springs assisted living communities must comply with the state laws and regulations around health standards, safety, staffing and medication administration that all assisted living communities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page to learn more about these laws and regulations.