Clarksville is the seat of Montgomery County and home to a population approaching 167,000, 8.4% of whom are aged 65 and older. Unlike some southern states, it has four seasons, with lows of 27 degrees in January and highs of 89 degrees in July. There’s even some snow in the colder months and typically five extra days of sunshine when compared to the U.S. average of 205. There are also six assisted living facilities, each providing their residents with safe and comfortable homes in which to enjoy their golden years.

Assisted living can be a good choice for seniors struggling with everyday tasks at home, such as housekeeping and personal care. Residents benefit from caregivers trained to assist with their daily functions, such as dressing, while their meals are prepared by chefs and staff cleans their rooms. Some facilities also have beauty salons. The median fee for assisted living in Clarksville is $3,215 per month, a 21.7% reduction from the average cost for Tennessee.

This guide includes information about assisted living costs in Tennessee and compares costs for alternative types of senior care. There’s also a list of free resources for Clarksville’s seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Clarksville, TN

2017

Walking Horse Meadows

207 Uffelman Drive, Clarksville, TN, 37043

Walking Horse Meadows is beautiful and clean. I would love to see my mother there. The staff was very cordial, nice, professional, and knowledgeable. I saw their cafeteria and dining room. I was very … (read more)
Walking Horse Meadows is beautiful and clean. I would love to see my mother there. The staff was very cordial, nice, professional, and knowledgeable. I saw their cafeteria and dining room. I was very … (read more)

2017, 2019

Fieldstone Place

51 Patel Way, Clarksville, TN, 37043

Fieldstone Place is an assisted and independent living facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, away from the noise of town yet minutes from shopping and dining destinations and residential communities. Re … (read more)
Fieldstone Place is an assisted and independent living facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, away from the noise of town yet minutes from shopping and dining destinations and residential communities. Re … (read more)

Jubilee House on Warfield

475 Bellamy Lane, Clarksville, TN, 37043

Jubilee House on Warfield was a very nice facility. The staff was awesome, very attentive, and very informative. It was a great tour. The facility was beautiful. We saw a lot of the people that lived … (read more)
Jubilee House on Warfield was a very nice facility. The staff was awesome, very attentive, and very informative. It was a great tour. The facility was beautiful. We saw a lot of the people that lived … (read more)

Arcadia Senior Living Clarksville

175 Chesapeake Lane, Clarksville, TN, 37040

My mother moved to Arcadia Senior Living Clarksville for a couple of weeks now. We had nothing but a great experience. We did the survey and there was a young lady, I think she’s the activities direct … (read more)
My mother moved to Arcadia Senior Living Clarksville for a couple of weeks now. We had nothing but a great experience. We did the survey and there was a young lady, I think she’s the activities direct … (read more)

Dogwood Bend Senior Living

160 Hillcrest, Clarksville, TN, 37043

Visitors to Dogwood Bend are impressed with the options of senior care living services in both studio apartments and companion suites. Residents appreciate that the facility offers a beauty salon and … (read more)
Visitors to Dogwood Bend are impressed with the options of senior care living services in both studio apartments and companion suites. Residents appreciate that the facility offers a beauty salon and … (read more)

The Waterford in Sango

300 Sango Drive, Clarksville, TN, 37043


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Clarksville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Tennessee. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Clarksville

The Office of Health Care Facilities, a division of the Department of Health, issues licenses to assisted living providers that satisfy strict conditions. Applicants must prove compliance in a number of areas, including health and safety, fire safety, insurance and staff training. The Office of Health Care Facilities also regulates and monitors assisted living providers.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Clarksville

  • Sperling’s BestPlaces gives Clarksville an average cost of living index of 85.6, which is lower than the state and national averages of 87.6 and 100, respectively. This suggests money can go further in the city, particularly health care costs, which have an index of 97.3 that’s below Tennessee’s (101.9) and the country’s (100). The index for transportation costs is also significantly below the norm, at 83.4.
  • Clarksville’s natural environment is very healthy. The city’s air quality has an index of 62, four points above the national average, and its water quality gets a perfect 100/100. Clarksville has also taken significant steps toward decontaminating land deemed a potential danger to its citizens, scoring 99/100 for its work with the EPA’s Superfund program. 
  • Crime statistics never make good reading, particularly when they show crime rates above the national averages. Although Clarksville has higher-than-average crime rates, when compared to the averages for Tennessee, property and violent crimes are less common. Seniors concerned about crime in the city may be pleased to know assisted living facilities typically include security and surveillance systems as standard and have staff on-site around the clock.
  • The Clarksville Transit System operates a program known as The Lift, a paratransit service for the disabled and adults aged 70+ residing in assisted living facilities (although younger seniors may qualify in some cases). The shared ride service’s vehicles are suitable for wheelchair users, and the cost per ride is $2.50.
  • Six hospitals serve the medical needs of Clarksville’s residents, such as Tennova Healthcare, which provides a full range of services, including cancer care, heart care and orthopedic treatments. Accession St. Thomas specializes in urgent care, as well as occupational therapies and dermatology services.
  • Clarksville became an AARP Age-Friendly Community in 2019. Since then, it has developed an action plan to identify areas for improvement that will enhance Clarksville’s senior-friendliness. To date, the city has taken steps to make navigating the city’s more pedestrianized areas easier and provided funding to support the Dementia-Friendly Churches Project.

Paying for Assisted Living in Clarksville

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the median fee for assisted living in Clarksville is $3,215 per month. As the average for Tennessee is $4,105, this suggests Clarksville’s seniors save approximately $890 per month when compared with their peers across the state. Savings are higher still when measured against the U.S. average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Clarksville is the most affordable city for assisted living in this part of Tennessee. At $3,215 per month, the city’s typical senior pays significantly less for care than in Nashville, where assisted living costs $4,100, and Jackson, where it costs $4,240. Seniors in Clarksville may have trouble finding more affordable cities close to home since Bowling Green, Kentucky, an hour over the border, has a median price of $3,500.

$3215

Clarksville

$4105

Tennessee

$4500

United States

$4100

Nashville

$4240

Jackson

$3500

Bowling Green, Kentucky

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is affordable in Clarksville, particularly when compared to home care, which averages $4,767. Despite home health including medical services, its median fee is the same as in-home care. All care options are more affordable than the nursing home average of $6,753 for a semiprivate room. Adult day care centers are the least costly choice, at $1,083, which reflects their basic services.

$4767

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1083

Adult Day Health Care

$3215

Assisted Living Facility

$6753

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Clarksville

Seniors in Tennessee who are exploring their options for long-term care will soon discover that the state has several programs offering financial and other support for in-home care and peripheral services, however there is only one Medicaid-affiliated initiative specifically for low-income seniors interested in assisted living placement. Seniors who qualify for nursing home placement and Medicaid assistance can use the CHOICES program to fund Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tennessee

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 Clarksville

Clarksville seniors don’t need to cope with challenges alone, as many organizations are dedicated to helping older people lead full lives in the city. This short list includes free assistance for people who need legal advice, are concerned about the quality of care at their facility and are looking for opportunities to engage with their community.

Resource

Contact

Description

(931) 648-1345

The annual membership fee for the Clarksville 50+ Activity Center is $35. For this, seniors have access to an array of activities, such as line dancing classes, bingo, bridge, pool, guitar lessons and other social and educational pursuits. The facility also provides hot lunches on weekdays, at a cost of $5 per meal.

(931) 645-3552

The Clarksville VA Clinic provides free primary care services for U.S. military veterans and their dependents. It also specializes in treatments for people struggling with their hearing, speech, weight and mental health. Additionally, the facility has a laboratory and social work department.

(931) 896-1800

The Clarksville Montgomery County Community Action Agency operates the city's AmeriCorps Seniors Program. This helps seniors volunteer to support others in the community. Volunteer opportunities are varied and may allow seniors to use existing skills, although training is required for some roles. Typically, volunteers help homebound seniors by delivering hot meals, mentor youth in childcare centers and the juvenile justice system and counsel peers on a range of subjects, such as Medicare and taxes.

(615) 850-3918

The purpose of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to raise standards of care within Clarksville's senior living communities and educate residents about their rights. Its ombudsmen also investigate complaints made by residents, their families and third parties, pursuing solutions with care providers through negotiation.

(800) 238-1443

The society advances and defends the rights of vulnerable people on low incomes. It employs staff lawyers and uses the services of volunteer lawyers to assist seniors concerned about matters that fall within civil law. The lawyers can help seniors who have been denied public benefits or discriminated against because of their age.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Clarksville

Clarksville Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tennessee