The Georgia Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Georgia. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $20.50 an hour for home care to $7,148 a month for skilled nursing care, Georgia is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Georgia Key Statistics

  • 19.7% of the Georgia population is aged 60 or over with 9.6% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With a low state sales tax and no inheritance tax, it is one of the most tax friendly states for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 5.75% and an average property tax set at $1000 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 38.6% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Georgia senior (65+) is $41,448.
  • 150,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Georgia.

Choosing Long Term Care in Georgia

  • Georgia Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Georgia is $20.50, making Georgia less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Georgia Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Georgia is $1,435 per month making Georgia less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Georgia Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Georgia is $3,335 per month making Georgia less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Georgia Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Georgia is $7,148 per month making Georgia less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Georgia Senior Services

Department Of Human Services – Division Of Aging Services

Address: 2 Peachtree Street N.W., 33rd Floor, Atlanta, Ga 30303

Primary: (404) 657-5258

Fax: (404) 657-5285

Toll-Free: (866) 552-4464

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Georgia State Plan on Aging

Georgia Elder Justice and Advocacy

To Report Abuse of Elder Persons:

  • Toll-Free: 1-866-55AGING (+1 866-552-4464) Press “3”
  • File a Report

To report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an older adult residing in a long-term care facility contact the Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation: 

Georgia Support for Caregivers

Georgia Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Georgia Health Care Fraud

Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Department Of Human Services – Division Of Aging Services

Address: 2 Peachtree Street N.W., 33rd Floor, Atlanta, Ga 30303

Phone: (866) 552-4464 and select option ‘5’

Website:https://aging.georgia.gov/programs-and-services/long-term-care-ombudsman-program

Georgia Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Georgia Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Address: 2 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (800) 610-1863

Email: SHBPservicecenter@adp.com

Georgia Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Georgia Prescription Assistance

Georgia County Offices for Aging

Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division

(Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale)

Address: 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303

Primary: (866) 552-4464

Primary: (404) 463-3333

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Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging

(Bryan, Bullock, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh) Address: 1181 Coastal Dr., SW, Darien, GA 31305

Phone: (912) 437-0800

Fax: (912) 437-0801

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CSRA Area Agency on Aging

(Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, Wilkes)

Address: 3626 Walton Way Extension, Suite 300, Augusta, GA 30909

Phone: 706-210-2000

Fax: 706-210-2006

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Heart of Georgia Area Agency on Aging

(Appling, Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox)

Address: 331 West Parker St., Baxley, GA 31513

Phone: 912-367-3648

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Legacy Link Georgia Mountains Area Agency on Aging

(Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White)

Address: 4080 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood, GA 30566

Phone: 770-538-2650

Phone: 800-845-5465

Fax: 770-538-2660

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Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging

(Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson)

Address: 175-C Emery Hwy., Macon, GA 31217

Phone: (478) 751-6160

Fax: (478) 751-6517

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Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging

(Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton)

Address: 305 Research Dr., Athens, GA 30610

Phone: (706) 583-2546

Toll Free: 1 (800) 474-7540

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Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging

(Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield)

Address: 1 Jackson Hill Dr., Rome, GA 30161

Phone: 1-800-759-2963

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River Valley Area Agency on Aging

(Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Webster)

Address: 710 Front Ave., Suite A, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: 1-877-819-6348

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Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging

(Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tift, Turner, Ware)

Address: 1725 South Georgia Pkwy., West Waycross, GA 31503

Phone:  912-285-6097

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SOWEGA Council on Aging Southwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging (Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Worth)

Address: 335 W. Society Ave., Albany, GA 31701

Phone: 229-432-1124

Phone: 800-282-6612

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Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging

(Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, Upson) Address: 13273 Hwy. 34 East, Franklin, GA 30217

Phone: (678) 552-2838

Toll Free: 1-866-854-5652

Fax: (770) 854-5402 or (706) 675-9210

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Georgia Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Georgia Senior Health Studies

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