Assisted Living in Marietta that Empowers You to Live Without Worry.

Our assisted living community in Marietta, GA, provides the highest level of care but with the personal touch of the Sandy Plains team who get to know you and value your traditions. We’re here for you to help you achieve your personal, physical, social, and spiritual goals.

Page Contents:
Assisted Living at Heritage Sandy Plains
When Is It Time for Assisted Living?
How Should I Talk to My Parents About Moving to an Assisted Living Community?
How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Georgia?
What’s Included in Assisted Living at Heritage of Sandy Plains?
Why Choose Heritage of Sandy Plains?
What’s Next?
Assisted Living FAQs

As we age, many of us need a little help here and there. This is especially true when it comes to the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, moving around, eating, and using the restroom. Sometimes, we also need help with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), which include cooking, cleaning, shopping, managing finances, taking medications, driving, caring for pets or other people, and using technology like computers and smartphones.

Fortunately, assisted living communities to provide help with ADLs and IADLs that allow people to continue leading independent and active lives — while receiving the occasional support they need. Assisted living communities are comfortable, home-like environments, staffed with caring and compassionate professionals and skilled nurses who provide help with bathing, dressing, cooking, and more. Residents are free to spend their time enjoying their lives, for example, rather than worrying about preparing meals or their own safety in the shower.

Assisted Living at Heritage Sandy Plains

At Heritage of Sandy Plains, our assisted living community in Marietta, GA is designed around your history, your current situation, and your future goals. Everything we do facilitates your lifestyle, helping you live the way you desire.

Don’t spend your days grappling with housework or working through difficult tasks. Our community provides you the assistance you need to live every day without worry. At Heritage of Sandy Plains, you’ll be free from home maintenance and repairs, receiving personalized care that makes your daily challenges simple, fast, and easy to overcome.

Our trained team members will help you with common activities like getting dressed or personal hygiene, along with managing any medications you have.

When Is It Time for Assisted Living?

It may be time to consider assisted living when you start noticing certain signs that you, your spouse, or your parent needs a little help with everyday activities. These signs may include:

  • Chronic health problems
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Recent falls
  • Forgetting to take medicine
  • Unable to manage activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing or dressing
  • Poor eating habits
  • Poor hygiene

You or your parents may benefit from assisted living if they have trouble performing one or two ADLs, such as bathing, dressing, moving from the bed to a chair, eating, and using the restroom. Your loved one may need assisted living if they require help with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), which include cooking their personal meals,, taking their medications, managing their bills, shopping, driving, caring for their pets, and using technology like computers and smartphones. To provide care like this outside of an assisted living community, you would need to stay home with your parent or hire an aide, a cook, a housekeeper, and someone to run errands.

Assisted living may be the right choice when you notice feelings of isolation or loneliness; chronic isolation and loneliness in older adults can lead to severe health issues, such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and even heart failure. Assisted living communities provide opportunities for social interaction.

It may be the right decision to move to assisted living when you start to worry all the time about your loved one’s safety. Assisted living communities provide socialization, convenience, and improved quality of life in a place with safety in mind.

How Should I Talk to My Parents About Moving to an Assisted Living Community?

Talking to your parents about moving to an assisted living community in Georgia may seem like a daunting task, but it does not have to be. There are several ways to have “the talk” that makes the thought of moving to assisted living a little more attractive.

Prepare for the conversation by making a list of concerns, such as safety and well-being. Note some areas in which your parent could benefit from assisted living, such as bathing or dressing. Make another list of the benefits of assisted living, such as friendship, dining services, more free time, and peace of mind.

Start the conversation by asking your parents how well they are doing with activities of daily living. Practice active listening when hearing their answers. Support their concerns by presenting the list of concerns you had made. Next, start discussing the benefits of assisted living.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Georgia?

The monthly fee for assisted living at our senior living community in Marietta starts at $4,015; Heritage of Sandy Plains has a one-time fee of $2,000. Paying a once-monthly fee that covers everything is often easier than paying for rent or a mortgage, utilities, groceries, care, housekeeping, transportation, and other costs of living on your own.

Medicare is a type of health insurance available to Americans ages 65 and older. Unfortunately, Medicare covers only medical expenses and does not typically cover the expenses associated with assisted living.

Funded partly by the government and partly by the states, Medicaid covers a wide range of expenses for people with low income and few assets. Medicaid generally does not pay for the cost of living in an assisted living community, but nearly all state Medicaid programs will cover some assisted living costs for eligible residents, such as:

  • Nursing care
  • Case management
  • Medication management
  • Assessments
  • Medical exams

Personal assets that belong to the individual or family, such as investments, savings, and real estate, may help pay for assisted living. Reverse mortgages can help convert equity in a home while preserving home ownership.

What Happens if We Run Out of Money for Assisted Living?

Our dedicated team at Heritage of Sandy Plains will help connect you with important and helpful resources if you are running low on resources to pay for assisted living.

 

What’s Included in Assisted Living at Heritage of Sandy Plains?

Heritage of Sandy Plains provides a wide variety of amenities and services in our Marietta, GA assisted living community. These amenities and services include:

  • Daily living assistance (additional costs may apply, based on the results of wellness review and type of services needed)
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour support and health monitoring team
  • Emergency bathroom response system and walk-in shower for maximum safety
  • Personalized Salus wellness programs to keep our residents healthy
  • Utilities (excluding phone)
  • Cable and Wi-Fi
  • Entertainment, social events, and educational programs
  • Housekeeping, laundry, and linen services
  • Scheduled group transportation to a variety of off-campus activities
  • Landscaping and trash removal
  • Maintenance, repairs, including landscaped courtyards with walking paths

To help you optimize your quality of life, Heritage of Sandy Plains follows the Salus™ by Solvere wellness philosophy. This holistic approach to personal wellness incorporates four dimensions of well-being: physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Blending these four components helps improve overall well-being in ways that helps each of our residents achieve their personal goals. We also offer customizable programs with one-on-one care to help you live the rich, fulfilling life you desire.

What Happens if My Loved One’s Needs A Change?

As we age, our needs change – it’s only natural. Older adults can go from leading independent lives to needing a little help– and then sometimes needing memory care . Assisted living communities provide a wide variety of services and amenities that fit most needs. Communities that offer assisted living and memory care make it easier to stay in one place and get the care you need.

 

Why Choose Heritage of Sandy Plains?

Heritage of Sandy Plains offers the best of assisted living in Marietta, GA. Located just 20 miles from Atlanta, Heritage of Sandy Plains combines all the exciting benefits of urban living with the old-world charm of a smaller city. Marietta is home to a wide variety of fascinating museums, lively theaters, and well-stocked markets.

Our warm climate and convenient location make Marietta a welcoming place to live all year round, but the staff at the Heritage of Sandy Plains is the heart of our assisted living community. Every member of our team is dedicated to providing friendly service and prompt care.

We are also committed to providing peace of mind for residents and their families, so we have adopted several innovative technologies and advanced programs. At Heritage of Sandy Plains, we use the most current technology to enhance communication between our staff, our residents and their families. We use state-of-the-art technology security systems to authenticate vendor credentials and monitor visitor sign-in. We have installed top-rated audio technology to make it easier to participate in group events.

Best of all, Heritage of Sandy Plains has a wide assortment of amenities, services, activities, and options that can improve the quality of everyday life. Residents enjoy activities that range from spending time with pets in our Creature Comforts program to enjoying art and music classes in our Create and Compose program. You’ll never want to miss a meal at Heritage of Sandy Plains: our meals are chef-prepared and served restaurant-style. Residents can host small dinner parties in a private setting in our dining area. The seemingly endless amenities and services include comfortable living quarters, a beauty and barber salon, a theatre and library, a lovely courtyard, and our pet-friendly environment – all complete with 24-hour security and support.

When your parents live at Heritage of Sandy Plains, they are truly in good hands.

What’s Next?

Now that you have explored the many benefits of living in an assisted living community, take the next step towards improving your parent’s quality of life by contacting Heritage of Sandy Plains at (770) 973-7303 or by completing our online form. Please feel free to schedule an in-person tour of our assisted living community in Marietta, GA, or enjoy a virtual tour from the comfort of your home computer. You can also download our senior living guide for more information.

Assisted Living FAQs

Everyone has questions when they’re researching and touring assisted living communities in Marietta, GA, regardless of whether they’re looking for themselves or someone else. Here’s a list of the most common questions we’ve come across to help with your research.

What is assisted living?

Assisted living helps adults that are largely independent handle daily tasks like getting dressed or bathing. It’s typically delivered via a supportive living community where they have ready access to trained team members. Assisted living services may include help with tasks like getting dressed in the morning and evening, managing and taking medications, bathing and eating.

What's included in assisted living?

Each assisted living community will have different inclusions and exclusions. The major elements that most communities include are housing, assistance with daily tasks, dining, and maintenance. Depending on the community, you may also get other services such as security monitoring, emergency response systems for risk areas like bathrooms and other amenities. Communities like Heritage of Sandy Plains also include educational and social programs to create a more engaging, joyful living environment.

How can I find an assisted living community that fits my needs?

Choosing a community with the right level of assisted living is a major undertaking. You need to research communities in the area you want to live in, evaluate their living environment, pricing structure, services, and amenities. Download our free resource guide for more tips on what you should be looking for in each community or give us a call for help finding the option that best fits your lifestyle.

Is an Assisted Living Facility Different from an Assisted Living Community?

Yes. Assisted living facilities offer high-quality assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and cooking. Assisted living communities offer these same services but in a homelike, community atmosphere. Comfortable surroundings help residents feel like they truly belong; the community atmosphere helps residents make new, meaningful connections with new friends and neighbors.

What Does Assisted Living Provide?

Assisted living provides help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, taking medication, going to the bathroom, cooking and cleaning. Many people who live in assisted living communities need help with just one or two activities of daily living, and these communities offer a customized level of support. Assisted living offers the support needed to create the freedom to lead independent, meaningful lives.

Does Medicaid Pay for Assisted Living?

Medicaid coverage varies widely, depending on the state that offers it. Typically, though, Medicaid programs will cover:

  • Personal care assistance, which provides help with bathing, dressing, toileting, and eating
  • Homemaker services, such as housecleaning, laundry, shopping for essentials such as groceries, and meal preparation
  • Transportation
  • Case management
  • Personal emergency response systems

Medicaid will not usually cover the room and board of assisted living, although some states do offer optional cash assistance programs, also known as SSI state supplement (OSS), to cover the cost of room and board in an assisted living community.