Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia

Our goal is to assist you in finding the best available independent and assisted living facilities in the state of Georgia. There are more than three thousand Georgia Assisted Living Facilities to select from. Just Click on the county of your interest below to see the list of Georgia assisted living facilities available in your area.

Senior Living Facilities can be the best solution for many seniors who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily needs. If they want to live an active and fulfilling life, senior assisted living may be the right choice. If you know a senior in Georgia that could benefit from assisted living, there are many to choose from, offering varying degrees of independence. 

We hope that we can be helpful in your quest to find the right assisted living in Georgia.

Please select a County to view the Directory of Georgia Assisted Living Facilities:

Banks CountyBibb CountyBrooks County
Carroll CountyCatoosa CountyChatham
Chattooga CountyCherokee CountyClarke County
Clayton CountyCobb CountyColumbia County
Commerce CountyCoweta CountyDeKalb County
Dougherty CountyDouglas CountyDuluth County
Fayette CountyFloyd CountyForsyth County
Franklin CountyFulton CountyGlynn County
Gwinnett CountyGwommettHall County
Hart CountyHenry CountyJackson County
Jenkins CountyJones CountyLaurens County
Muscogee CountyNewton CountyOconee County
Pickens CountyPolk CountyRichmond County
Rockdale CountySpalding CountyThomas County
Tift CountyToombs CountyTreutlen County
Troup CountyWalton CountyWhitfield County

Please select a City to view the Assisted Living Facilities:

EvansFayettevilleFort OglethorpeGainesville
JeffersonJohns CreekJonesboroKennesaw
LaGrangeLawrencevilleLilburnLithia Springs
OxfordPalmettoPeachtree CityQuitman
SmyrnaSnellvilleSopertonSt. Simons Island
StockbridgeStone MountainSummervilleSuwannee
ThomasvilleTiftonTuckerUnion City


See a list of the Cost of Assisted Living in Georgia - 2011

Information on Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia

Georgia defines assisted living facilities as Personal Care Homes. These homes provide housing, food services, and one or more personal services that include supervision of self administered medication; assistance with mobility and transfers, and activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, grooming, dressing, and assistance in the restroom. Requirements for Specialized Memory Care Units or Homes require that a facility provide additional or specialized care to those with probable diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Any personal services given by the homes must include 24-hour protective care and watchful oversight.

Residents of Personal Care Homes in the state of Georgia must be ambulatory and must not need physical or chemical restraints, isolation, or confinement for behavioral control. Residents cannot be bedridden or require round-the-clock medical care, nursing care or treatment.

Currently there is no state requirement for a resident assessment form. A physician's report form is required and can be found at the agency Web site under Long Term Care Programs, Personal Care Homes. There is a post-admission assessment requirement that addresses family supports, daily living activities, physical care needs, and behavior impairment.

Medication Management

Medications must be self-administered by the resident aside from when the resident must have oral or topical medication by or under the supervision of a staff person. There are two exceptions; staff can administer epinephrine and insulin under medical protocols, and licensed nursing staff of a memory care unit or home may administer medications to those not able to self-administer medications.

Georgia Assisted Living Facility Requirements

Private and shared resident units are required to have a minimum of 80 square feet per resident. A maximum of four residents are allowed per unit. Common restrooms, lavatories, and bathing facilities are permitted.

Staffing Requirements in Georgia Assisted Living Facilities

At least one administrator, on-site manager, or responsible staff person, who must be 21 years old or more, are required to be on site 24 hours a day. A minimum of one staff person per each 15 residents during awake hours and one staff person per each 25 residents during sleeping hours must be on site at all times. There must be -related sufficient staff to meet residents' needs at all times and all staff must receive training acceptable to the state Department of Community Health within the first 60 days of employment. Training is required in CPR, first aid, emergency procedures, medical and social needs and special characteristics of the resident population, residents' rights, and the long term care resident abuse reporting act. All employees providing direct care to residents must complete at least 16 hours of continuing education every year.

Licensing of Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia

All assisted living facilities in Georgia must be licensed by:

Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division
Phone: (404) 657-4076

It's a good idea to learn as much as possible about all the assisted living options that are available in your area. They could be called Residential Living Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, or Home Care Centers in your location. Everything you read and each facility you visit will help you to get closer to determining your own need. There are adult family homes, retirement communities, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other options. Learning about the costs of assisted living and how to cover those costs is also very important. With all these options, and maybe because there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. There's nothing wrong with getting help.

A few of the services offered by assisted living placement services are:
1) Help Determine if Assisted Living is Right for You
2) Determining the level of care needed
3) Locating the home or facility best suited to your needs
4) Helping you to negotiate the lowest possible price for you and your family
5) Helping you with finanacial planning so that your resources can be used wisely to cover the costs involved
6) Ensuring that the facility you choose is able to handle any special needs that you may have.

There are placement agencies that will be pleased to help you sort through the maze and make the best choice for your loved one. This is their field of expertise and they are happy to share the knowledge they've gathered with you. A few of our favorites are A Place For Mom, Elderlink, and Assisted Living. In Southern California and Southern Arizona, one of our favorites is Assisted Living Placements. Most referral agencies (sometimes called placement agencies) will provide their services free of charge.