Serving Georgia’s Communities
There are 370 nursing homes in Georgia
90% of Georgia counties have nursing homes
48% of Georgia counties have only one nursing home
Over 28,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities are cared for in the state’s nursing homes
80% of nursing home residents are age 65 or older
46% of residents are living with some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s
Nearly 37,000 people work in Georgia’s nursing homes
Nursing homes also serve as a major employer in communities across the state.
If nursing homes are unable to remain viable, especially in rural areas, there will be a significant impact on the local population’s economic health and well-being.
As Georgia’s elderly population is anticipated to grow exponentially in the coming years, it is critical we continue to work with our state’s leaders to ensure access to care of our seniors now and in the future.