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Cost of Georgia Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Georgia is $5,566 per month.

The monthly base rate for Georgia nursing homes is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Georgia is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Georgia. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Georgia, the average cost is $5,931.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Georgia$5,566
South Carolina$5,779
Alabama$5,810
Tennessee$5,840
North Carolina$6,266
U.S.$6,692
Florida$7,300

Georgia Nursing Home Statistics

Georgia contains 364 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 40,349 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 83% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Georgia skilled nursing homes is 2.9 which ranks 50 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Georgia. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Georgia facilities.

Overall Ratings of Georgia Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Georgia

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Georgia

Percent of Georgia Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Georgia Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Georgia Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Georgia

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Georgia? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Georgia?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Georgia nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Georgia?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Georgia.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Georgia facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Georgia nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Georgia?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Georgia's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Georgia nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Georgia Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Georgia

Have a complaint about a Georgia Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Georgia have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Georgia, report it to:
Department of Community Health Care Facility Regulation
dch.georgia.gov
Local: (404) 657-5850
Tollfree: (800) 878-6442
Tollfree Notes: complaint unit only
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Georgia or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Division of Aging/Ombudsman of Georgia
georgiaombudsman.org
Local: (866) 552-4464
Local Notes: Option 5
Local TDD: (404) 657-1929
Tollfree: (888) 454-5826
As a Georgia resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Georgia state department of insurance at:
Department of Insurance of Georgia
gainsurance.org
Local: (404) 656-2070
Tollfree: (800) 656-2298
Are you aware of all the Georgia health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Georgia Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Georgia Department of Community Health
dch.georgia.gov
Local: (404) 656-4507
Are you on a low income in Georgia and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Georgia medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Georgia Department of Community Health
dch.georgia.gov
Local: (404) 656-4507
Tollfree: (800) 869-1150
Are you familiar with the Georgia Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Georgia residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Georgia AAA below:

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission - Area Agency on Aging
Baxley, GA
(912) 367-3648
Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta, GA
(404) 463-3333
Central Savannah River Area Agency on Aging
Augusta, GA
(706) 210-2018
Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Franklin, GA
(770) 854-6026
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Darien, GA
(800) 580-6860
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Rome, GA
(706) 802-5506
Legacy Link
Oakwood, GA
(770) 538-2650
River Valley Area Agency on Aging
Columbus, GA
(706) 256-2900
Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Macon, GA
(478) 751-6466
Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Athens, GA
(706) 583-2546
Southwest Georgia Council on Aging
Albany, GA
(229) 432-1124
Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Waycross, GA
(912) 287-5888

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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