Long-term medical care
Nursing homes are appropriate for seniors who require extensive medical care and supervision for conditions such as severe diabetes, breathing issues that require 24-hour medical support, extreme obesity, or advanced wounds and pressure sores. Licensed nurses and nursing assistants are available24-hours a day. Most seniors don't require this level of care and may never need skilled nursing.
The average cost of nursing home facilities in the Atlanta area is $7,756 per month for a semi-private room. With the support provided by home care, assisted living or memory care communities, most seniors can age in place and avoid receiving care in this high-cost setting