Seniors in Tennessee can expect to pay around $4,039 per month according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Those who meet Medicaid eligibility may want to look into TennCare’s CHOICES program, which provides financial assistance to pay for personal care services. The program is for those who qualify for nursing home level care and allows them to receive these services in an assisted living facility.
10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tennessee
Hickory Valley, Chattanooga
Hickory Valley offers seniors a worry-free lifestyle with access to 24-hour assistance. Residents are encouraged to stay active by taking exercise classes or participating in walking groups. They also enjoy plenty of social opportunities while drinking coffee in common areas and eating together in the elegant dining room. A beauty salon is onsite, and a well-stocked library offers a quiet place to read. Transportation services make it easy to visit family and go to appointments.
Cost begins around $4,000 per month.
The Health Care Center at Standifer Place, Chattanooga
The Health Care Center at Standifer Place is close to restaurants and shopping centers in downtown Chattanooga. Each apartment has a kitchenette for preparing light meals and snacks, but residents can also enjoy room service or eat in the community dining room. Outside, there’s plenty of patio space to socialize with friends, and a garden where seniors love to grow their favorite plants. Religious services are available for those who wish to continue to follow their faith, and an onsite theater room is great for unwinding while watching a favorite flick. Licensed physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, and a respiratory therapist are available at all times.
Cost begins around $4,300 per month.
Belvedere Commons, Franklin
Belvedere Commons is a pet-friendly community with a modern, yet homey atmosphere. A variety of fitness classes ensure seniors stay physically active, while a long list of activities allows them to continue favorite hobbies and learn new ones. Social time happens in the restaurant-style dining room where nutritious meals are served three times a day. Transportation is available to medical appointments and all the wonderful shopping venues that Franklin offers.
Cost begins around $3,500 per month.
Windsor Gardens, Knoxville
Windsor Gardens offers three levels of assisted living services in a cozy, homey community. Whether residents just want the reassurance of having assistance if needed, require medication management, or need assistance with all grooming tasks, they’ll be well taken care of at Windsor Gardens. All apartments and community rooms are one floor, with no stairs to maneuver up or down. Transportation to local medical appointments is available, and a private dining room can be reserved to enjoy meals with visiting family and friends.
Cost begins around $3,400 per month.
South High Senior Living, Knoxville
South High Senior Living is located in the renovated former South High School. When they’re not inside their own modern apartments, residents have access to an activity room, billiards room, piano room, and restaurant-style dining room. Transportation is available to downtown Knoxville and local medical appointments, and a caring staff is onsite 24/7 to help with bathing, grooming, and medication management. Companion suites are available upon request.
Cost begins around $4,150 per month.
Foxbridge is a gated, cottage-style community complete with a stocked fishing pond, walking trails, gardens, and benches for relaxing outdoors. All apartments are wheelchair accessible and have an emergency call system to reach the 24-hour staff. Recreational programs are offered each day and include a walking club, trips to local shopping venues, and games. Religious services are offered for spiritual seniors to practice their faith.
Cost begins around $3,200 per month.
HarborChase is located in the vibrant Germantown neighborhood and offers modern amenities that seniors love. Personalized dining lets residents choose what they feel like eating, and chauffeured outings to local attractions allows them to remain a part of the community. An attentive staff provides all the care required to keep residents looking and feeling their best.
Cost begins at $3,340 per month.
The Rutherford, Murfreesboro
While family members rest easy that their loved ones at The Rutherford are taken care of, Rutherford residents are having the time of their lives. Organized hobby groups and structured games provide the perfect opportunity for seniors to meet new friends, and group outings into the Murfreesboro community are fun for anyone seeking adventure. If residents are hungry, they can enjoy home cooked meals three times a day, grab a snack or cup of coffee, or visit the onsite ice cream parlor for a treat. A full time staff includes day and night caregivers, and physician services are onsite if needed.
Cost begins at $3,100 per month.
Elmcroft of Brentwood, Nashville
Elmcroft is known for its signature programs that focus on seniors’ overall well-being. Through Vitality Club, residents are able to nurture hobbies or interests that they’ve always loved to ensure they still feel a sense of purpose in the community. Through Walking Tall, seniors receive customized care, education and interventions to reduce fall risks. And Second Wind Dreams aims to make the “someday” dreams of each resident a reality. Along with the wonderful amenities at Elmcroft, a caring staff is available around the clock to help with activities of daily living as needed.
Cost begins at $3,850 per month.
The Opal at Music City, Nashville
The Opal at Music City is a one-story assisted living community that encourages seniors to enjoy every moment via their Joyful Moments Program. Activities like fitness classes promote physical wellness, while visits to the ice cream parlor and general store facilitate meaningful cognitive and cultural engagement. Residents also enjoy socializing in the fresh air while walking through courtyards, laughing during Tell-a-Joke time, and relaxing with friends in the movie theater. Support by a caring staff is always nearby whenever needed, and a community healthcare provider is able to offer routine testing and diagnostic imaging right on campus.
Cost begins at $2,800 per month.