While Snellville’s population of 20,077 allows its residents to enjoy the city’s small-town benefits, its location on the eastern edge of the Atlanta metropolitan area places its 3,393 seniors close enough to the big city to enjoy a vast array of entertainment and cultural attractions. The city has mild winters with a fraction of the country’s average snowfall as well as more sunny days per year than average, enabling residents to stay active outdoors year-round at recreation areas such as South Gwinnett Park and Briscoe Park. Snellville also has a lower cost of living and violent crime rate than the national averages.
Snellville and its surrounding area offer seniors over two dozen options for assisted living and eight of those communities are within the city limits. Seniors can expect to pay around $4,000 a month for care in Snellville, although prices will vary depending on the location and services offered.
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At $4,000 per month, Snellville’s cost of assisted living is more affordable than most of the country but higher than Georgia’s median cost of $3,500. Alabama’s seniors spend about $350 less per month, making it the most affordable nearby state while Tennessee, with its $4,039 median cost of care, is the only bordering state where seniors spend more. Seniors in Florida and South Carolina enjoy moderate savings with respective costs of about $3,700 and $3,988.
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Assisted living costs within Georgia vary widely. Gainesville, where seniors spend about $4,263 a month on assisted living, is the most expensive city in the area. Macon and Rome are the cheapest, with assisted living costs of $2,730 and $3,088 per month, respectively. Average costs of $3,588 in Dalton and $3,366 in Athens cover the middle of the area’s price range.
Note: Data for Snellville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.
SOURCE is a home and community-based waiver program that enables qualifying seniors to receive assisted living services for free or at a reduced cost. To participate, seniors must be eligible to enroll in Georgia’s Medicaid program. Visit our assisted living in Georgia page for more information on government assistance for long-term care.
|Atlanta Regional Commission||(404) 463-3100||As the Area Agency on Aging serving Gwinnett County, the A.R.C. provides Snellville’s seniors with access to several programs and services designed to help older adults maintain their health and wellbeing while they age. Care management, transportation assistance, home-delivered meals and free legal services are a few of the resources available to seniors through the A.R.C.|
|Georgia Department of Veterans Service||(404) 321-6111||With an office in nearby Lawrenceville, The Georgia Department of Veterans Service is conveniently located for Snellville’s retired service members. The department provides counselors in person for one-on-one assistance regarding each veteran’s entitlements. Tax exemptions and free job training are some of the benefits retired military members can apply for and some programs may help cover the cost of assisted living.|
|Snellville Senior Center||(770) 985-3580||At the Snellville Senior Center, the city’s older adults have access to a full calendar of opportunities designed to promote social interaction while helping seniors improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Art workshops, group outings and technology classes are common. Seniors can also join volunteer events.|
|Gwinnett County Senior Services||(678) 377-4150||Gwinnett County Senior Services manages a variety of helpful programs for Snellville seniors over the age of 60. Its in-home resources include reduced-cost caregiving services, home-delivered meals and homemaking services. Additional services include transportation for medical appointments and care management. The department also helps manage the services provided in the county’s senior centers.|
|Long Term Care Ombudsman Program||(706) 549-4850||Volunteers at the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program can help seniors and their family members find a suitable assisted living community as well as help resolve issues they may encounter as a resident. Assistance is free, and complaints about care, financial agreements and other matters can be filed by seniors or their families.|
|Senior Community Service Employment Program||(770) 840-2200||Seniors who participate in the S.C.S.E.P. earn minimum wage while working part-time in government agencies and nonprofit organizations. In addition to the financial benefit, seniors gain on-the-job training that can make them more competitive in the general labor market. Seniors must be at least 55 years of age to participate.|
Snellville’s assisted living facilities are governed by the regulations written by the Department of Community Health and its Healthcare Facility Regulation division. For more information on oversight of Georgia’s assisted living communities, read through our assisted living in Georgia page.