Assisted Living in Bristol

35 Communities

Broadmore Senior Living at Bristol

826 Meadowview Road, Bristol, TN
$$$$
10 reviews
Broadmore Senior Living at Bristol is located in Bristol, Tennessee, home of the Bristol Caverns and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Family members describe this facility as very pleasant and clean and appreciate that it's located close to hospitals and doctor offices. They say the staff is very caring and understanding and praise Broadmore's outdoor open areas. Residents are provided with such recreational activities as bingo, book clubs and painting classes. Ameniti... (read more)
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Dominion Senior Living Bristol

425 Shelby Lane, Bristol, TN
$$$$
0 reviews
Dominion Senior Living are faith based assisted living and Memory Care communities that seek to honor God through Service to Seniors by providing services where the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs are supported by an excellent staff and a hospitable environment.
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Brookdale Johnson City

2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, TN
$$$$
21 reviews
Families of the Brookdale Johnson City residents say that the level of professional care and the welcoming, home-like environment are their favorite aspects of this assisted living facility, located in Johnson City, Tennessee. Residents at Brookdale agree, saying the skilled caregivers treat them well. Nutritious meals are prepared on-site and served communally. A separate memory care wing is secured, with a nursing station located just outside. There are planned activities e... (read more)
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Brookdale Bristol

One Liberty Place, Bristol, VA
$$$$
14 reviews
Brookdale Bristol is near Interstate 81, U.S. Highway 421, Euclid Village Shopping Center and Grace Family Medicine Clinic in Bristol, Virginia. Visitors praise the pet-friendly facility's dining area and describe it as similar to a restaurant, with three excellent meal choices and an alternative menu for those with dietary restrictions. Compliments flow for the friendly, helpful staff members who provide excellent care. Internet access, a sports bar and wellness and fitness ... (read more)
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Oakmont at Gordon Park

401 Gordon Avenue, Bristol, VA
$$$$
9 reviews
Oakmont at Gordon Park is located in Bristol, Virginia, near Interstate 81 and the Euclid Shopping Center. Cultural sites such as the Birthplace of Country Music and the Paramount Center for the Arts are also nearby. Reviewers frequently praise the staff, describing them as friendly, patient and kind. They give high marks to the nutritious, delicious food. Visitors like the rooms, which are available in several floor plans and have 9-foot ceilings and individually controlled ... (read more)
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Elmcroft of Kingsport

901 Teasel Drive, Kingsport, TN
$$$$
12 reviews
Located in Kingsport, Tennessee, Elmcroft of Kingsport is near the Holston Valley Medical Center. Reviewers consistently praise the facility for its respectful staff and good food, and relatives comment that the dining room employees are top-notch and willing to accommodate special diets. Family members note that this is an active community, with regularly scheduled activities, such as arts and crafts and off-site outings. Facility amenities include a library, a billiards roo... (read more)
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Broadmore Senior Living at Johnson City

406 E. Mountain View Road, Johnson City, TN
$$$$
14 reviews
Broadmore Senior Living at Johnson City in Johnson City, Tennessee, is notable for its kind, professional administrative team and caregivers. The rooms are clean and spacious with nicely appointed common areas. Social activities for the residents include exercise class, cooking classes, health chats, a resident council, music events, bingo and other games. The facility has a bus used to transport residents to doctors appointments and cultural and entertainment outings. The co... (read more)
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English Meadows Abingdon Campus

15089 Harmony Hills Lane, Abingdon, VA
$$$$
4 reviews
English Meadows Abingdon Campus is located close to Interstate 81, Johnston Memorial Hospital and the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. Visitors are impressed with this facility's cleanliness, the lovely patio, attractive dining room and the spacious rooms with nice views. Family members give high marks to the friendly, helpful staff members who interact pleasantly with residents. Relatives are pleased that their loved ones feel happy, safe and well-nourished in this home... (read more)
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Brookdale Kingsport

2424 N. John B. Dennis Hwy., Kingsport, TN
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15 reviews
Brookdale Kingsport in Kingsport, Tennessee, is near Johnson City, Bristol, Indian Path Community Hospital and houses of worship. Family members appreciate this facility and the kind staff members who ensure that everyone feels comfortable and welcome. Residents' relatives mention the spacious apartments that are bright and clean with small attached patios. Shared amenities include a dining room and courtyard. Residents say the meals are good and the portions are generous. Vi... (read more)
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Brookdale Rock Springs

640 Rock Springs Road, Kingsport, TN
$$$$
7 reviews
Located near Interstates 26 and 81, Brookdale Rock Springs is in Kingsport, Tennessee, close to Trinity Medical Center. The open layout of this pet-friendly facility draws positive reviews from visitors, who also compliment the caring, well-trained staff. According to relatives, a registered dietitian and chef work together to provide residents with meals that are both nutritious and enjoyable. Loved ones say the residents like having a beverage in the on-site pub, catching a... (read more)
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bristol

Bristol, a small city in Sullivan County, has a history that stretches back to the 1850s and a population of 26,666 people. Roughly 25 percent of the city's population is people over the age of 60, and to support the senior population, the region offers 35 assisted living communities. Two facilities are located in the city proper and 33 are located in the surrounding cities. All of these facilities are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health, Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bristol

  • Bristol has hot summers, with highs around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and cold winters with January lows in the mid-20s. The city receives about 43 inches of rain annually, which is just a few inches above the national average, and 12 inches of snow, which is less than half the nation’s average of 26 inches.  

  • Bristol is an affordable city where seniors can expect to spend about 4 percent less on health care costs and about 5 percent less on transportation costs.  

  • Tennessee’s sales tax rate is 5 percent on food items and 7 percent on other goods, and the Bristol sales tax rate is 2.25 percent, meaning that residents pay a relatively high sales tax of 7.25 percent on food and 9.25 percent on other goods. However, Social Security income and other sources of retirement income are not taxed at the state level, which may help offset the high sales tax and leave more money in the budget for assisted living costs.  

  • Bristol has a relatively high crime rate that is higher than both the state and national average.   

  • Public transportation in Bristol is provided courtesy of the Bristol Tennessee Transit, which operates six fixed routes throughout the city. Seniors receive half-priced fare, and ADA services are available for those who qualify.   

  • The Bristol area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Bristol Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.  


Paying for Assisted Living in Bristol

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Tennessee

$4,000.00 US
$3,522.00 Abingdon
$3,465.00 Kingsport
$3,362.00 Johnson City
$3,227.00 Bristol
$2,900.00 Bristol

Assisted Living costs in Bristol start around $2,900 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Bristol and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bristol

Bristol seniors who qualify for Medicaid may obtain financial assistance for assisted living through the Medicaid 1115 managed care Long-Term Services and Supports program

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Bristol

Bristol and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bristol

Bristol-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.