Serving Georgia’s Communities
There are 370 nursing homes in Georgia
91% of Georgia counties have nursing homes
Over 35,000 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.
Facility closures have a devastating impact on residents, families and staff. Closures leave vulnerable residents displaced from their long-standing communities and loved ones as well as reduce their options for high-quality care, especially in rural areas. Families are left scrambling to find new care options and often must travel farther to visit their loved ones. And dedicated caregivers are out of jobs and unable to assist the residents they have come to know as family.
As Georgia’s elderly population is anticipated to grow exponentially in the coming years, it is critical that the state take action and provide additional financial support for nursing homes to ensure access to care for our seniors now and in the future.