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Senior Advice- Assisted Living in Georgia

Assisted Living in Georgia

Georgia is a New South haven for seniors looking for low taxes, rich culture, and a manageable cost of living. With a history that goes back to before the founding of the United States, Georgia has countless cultural and historical sites, some dating from before the Revolution, others from the Civil War era, and others as recent as the Georgia Film Academy, which opened in 2016.

Georgia can be very accommodating for seniors on a fixed income. The state does not tax Social Security income, inheritance or estates. Seniors can take up to a $65,000 deduction on their state returns for private pensions, and both sales and property taxes are moderate by national standards. Around 14% of Georgia's 10.6 million people are seniors aged 65 and over, according to the U.S. Census. The state's senior population has grown by 10% since 2010, with increases expected through at least 2030.

Seniors in Georgia pay an average of $3,335 a month for board and care services at the state's 679 assisted living facilities, according to the Genworth 2019 Cost of Care Survey. This is below the national average cost of $4,051 a month. This guide is written for seniors in Georgia who are looking into assisted living. It goes over likely costs for all levels of senior care and identifies free resources to help pay for senior living in Georgia.

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