Personalized support. Exceptional value.
Stay within your budget with no large up-front fees and a monthly rental fee. With our engaging atmosphere and our luxury services and amenities, you’ll find outstanding value at Heritage of Sandy Plains.
Contracts and fee structure.
What’s included in the monthly fee?
- Delectable chef-prepared entrées, served restaurant style in our dining room
- Emergency response system
- Utilities included (except phone)
- 24-hour health monitoring team
- Personalized Salus™ and Valeo™ wellness programs
- Media room
- Entertainment, social events and educational programs
- Housekeeping, laundry and linen services
- Scheduled group transportation to social events and cultural programs
- Beautifully landscaped courtyards with walking paths
- Maintenance and repairs
- Landscaping and trash removal
From assisted living that offers flexible support to safe and secure memory care to one-on-one wellness programs that focus on each individual’s body, mind and spirit, we’re one of a kind in the Marietta area.
Heritage of Sandy Plains is here to help you live your life to the fullest. Contact our team today to schedule a virtual tour and explore our senior living community.
One of the most challenging situations families face as parents age is whether they should remain at home or move into an assisted living facility. At Heritage of Sandy Plains, we understand this decision can be a difficult for seniors who are looking to maintain as much of their independence as possible and for children who worry about the safety of their parents.
Over the years, we have helped many families in Georgia work through this dilemma. Our staff at Heritage of Sandy Plains recommend that seniors and their adult children start the decision-making process by determining what it truly costs for the older adult to continue living at home.
How Much Does It Cost to Age in Place? Much More Than You Think
Sometimes, our prospective clients or their family members express sticker shock when we tell them that the monthly cost of assisted living in Marietta, Georgia at Heritage of Sandy Plains starts at $4,015. However, we think you will find the all-inclusive assisted living fee to be the better option when you add up how much it really costs to remain in your own home. It’s good to think beyond what you pay for your rent or mortgage to see an accurate picture of what aging in place really costs.
Some common expenses associated with owning a home include:
- Home improvement costs
- Home modifications if you have reduced mobility as you age
- Homeowners’ insurance
- Property taxes
- Repairs and maintenance
- Replacement costs for major appliances
- Utilities, including water and sewer, heating and cooling costs and garbage pickup
The monthly rent at our Marietta senior living community covers everything except your personal phone. In contrast, you must pay for your own food and transportation costs when you live at home. We offer onsite beauty and barber shops, group transportation, health monitoring, entertainment and restaurant-style meals prepared by an experienced chef. Our building is pet-friendly, but some restrictions may apply based on the size and weight of your pet.
Beyond the financial costs, we also encourage you to think of health and social costs. Getting around often becomes more challenging as people age, which means you could be at home more often than you would like if access to reliable transportation changes. Should you fall or experience a health crisis, you may not have someone near who is able to provide you with immediate assistance.
Explore Your Available Options to Pay for Senior Living
At Heritage of Sandy Plains, our staff also understands that finding the resources to pay for assisted living or memory care in Georgia can be challenging.
Below, we explore five common options that can help to make moving into a senior care facility more affordable.
1. Long-Term Care Insurance:
You must already have a policy in place before you need assisted living services to use this option. Long-term care insurance provides financial benefits that help cover a portion of the cost of assisted living. Keep in mind that most policies have a waiting period before you can use them, and benefits can vary considerably from one policy to the next. If you already have a long-term care insurance policy, consider confirming your benefits with a representative before applying them for your monthly fee.
Medicaid is a state-run program that may cover some costs of assisted living if your income and the value of your other assets fall below a certain limit. Most states require recipients to exhaust their personal savings first before receiving Medicaid benefits for assisted living expenses. States do not have to offer Medicaid programs under federal law, so consider scheduling an appointment with a social worker to learn more about what Georgia does have available.
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people over age 65 and those with certain disabilities, does not pay towards the cost of assisted living or memory care.
4. Personal Savings:
You are responsible for paying any remaining balance each month after your other sources to pay have remitted payments on your behalf. Here are some options to explore beyond the cash you have on hand:
- Cash in retirement or investment accounts
- Sell stocks or bonds
- Sell your life insurance policy
- Use the proceeds from the sale of your home
- Withdraw money from your checking or savings account
You can also consider speaking to a financial advisor to develop a long-term strategy to pay for senior care services while reducing your tax burden at the same time.
5. Veteran’s Benefits:
If you or your spouse served in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard, you may be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Since eligibility criteria can be complicated, we recommend speaking to a representative from the VA to find out if you qualify. Keep in mind that it can take several months to receive your initial Aid and Attendance benefit to go towards senior living expenses due to the large number of retired military personnel requesting the benefit.
Schedule a Tour at Our Marietta, GA Assisted Living Facility
Choosing a new place to live after spending so many years in your family home can be an emotionally-charged experience, and our staff is here to help. We invite you to learn more about Heritage Sandy Plains Assisted Living by requesting information online or calling us directly at 770-973-7303.
Our facility proudly takes a holistic approach to providing the best possible care for senior residents. The Salus Wellness Philosophy we follow considers the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs of residents to ensure they can continue to have meaning and purpose in their lives. We customize all programs for the individual to capitalize on their strengths, while offering extra support only in the areas where they need it.