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Magnolia Manor Blog

Senior Living Costs in Georgia

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 18, 2018

The idea of growing older gracefully is much different today than it was just a few decades ago. The average American lives into their late 70’s or early 80’s. And, with hearty genes, healthy habits, and appropriate care it is not uncommon to see people live into their 90’s. Genealogy in Time Magazine reports that roughly 1 person in every 6,000 lives to be 100, which is more than 10 times the 1 person in every 67,000 we saw 50 years ago.

What does this mean to us? We need to be prepared for the possibility that our retirement years may last just as long, perhaps even longer, than our careers. The traditional senior living accommodations may not be sufficient. We need to plan carefully for this new reality.

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Topics: senior living, Cost of Senior Living

Does Medicare/Medicaid Cover Assisted Living in Georgia?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 11, 2018

 

Financial questions are often some of the first asked by prospective residents when making decisions about assisted living communities in Georgia. One very commonly asked financial question we hear at Magnolia Manor is, Does Medicare or Medicaid cover assisted living in Georgia?

The short answer is, unfortunately, “no.” Medicare and Medicaid do not cover assisted living expenses for Georgians.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living

5 Strategies to Make Senior Living More Affordable

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 10, 2018

 

If you are considering a move to a senior/assisted living community, you may be worried about being able to afford it. After all, in 2016 a private, one-unit apartment in an assisted living community in Georgia cost about $2,850 per month.

So, you’re wise to consider the cost, but chances are good you will be able to handle it. Here are five ways that may help:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living