2 Assisted Living Facilities in Ducktown, TN

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Ducktown, TN

Life Care Center of Copper Basin

Provides: Assisted Living
166 Copper Basin Industrial Park P.O. Box 518, ...

Life Care at Home of Tennessee

Provides: Assisted Living
125 Five Points Drive - Copper Country Plaza, D...

    Assisted Living in Ducktown, TN

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ducktown

    Ducktown is a small but growing rural town in southeast Tennessee. The population of just over 400 residents is counted with the Cleveland City population for U.S. Census purposes. In 2018, this area was home to just under 45,000 residents, 14.3% of whom were age 65 or older. To provide long-term care to older adults, there are three assisted living facilities (ALF) in the Ducktown area. 

    ALFs in Ducktown are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Health, Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities. They are defined as residences that provide personal and medical attention to older adults so they can age in place, with no minimum number of residents needed to qualify as an ALF.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ducktown

    • The temperature in Ducktown is comfortable most of the year, with highs ranging from 70 to 85 degrees from May through September. There is some snowfall in the winter, with 4 inches a year on average, but not generally enough to affect those who need to use mobility aids.
    • Older adults on a budget may pay more for everyday items here, with a sales tax rate of 9.3%, which is 2% higher than the national average.
    • On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 as the national average, Ducktown has a ranking of 76.1 for the cost of living. The low housing prices are the biggest contributor to this score, with many categories, such as transportation and healthcare, ranking closer to the state and national average at 90 and 98, respectively, so seniors with extensive health care needs may experience a higher cost of living.
    • Ducktown has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital being Fannin Regional Hospital, which is located in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
    • On the Bestplaces.net Crime Index, this city scores only 21.8 points in violent crime and 38 in property crime. This is lower than other areas in the state, but it's still a good idea for seniors to walk with friends and stay in well-lit areas at night.
    • Senior with respiratory issues may appreciate the good air quality in Ducktown, which scores 78 points out of 100. The U.S. average is 58.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Ducktown

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    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ducktown

    Tennesee's Medicaid system, Tenncare, won't directly pay for assisted living. There may be assisted living vouchers available that could help pay for services received while living in a facility.

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