Located on the Mississippi River, Memphis is a relaxed city with a legendary musical history. It’s home to 633,104 people and has fewer seniors than the national average at 13.4%, compared to 16%. Memphis offers a range of entertainment options for aging adults, including outdoor activities and musical events. Residents of Memphis can take advantage of a low cost of living and warm weather.

Memphis is also home to a variety of assisted living facilities with a range of amenities and activities available. These facilities are designed for seniors who want a little help with home maintenance, personal care and daily tasks. They often have staff available 24/7 in case of emergency, and some even offer specialized medical care on-site. This type of care costs $4,200 per month in Memphis, which is less than the national average.

The following guide is designed to help seniors decide whether assisted living in Memphis is right for them. It discusses the cost of care, pros and cons of the city and some of the resources available for seniors in Memphis.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Memphis, TN

2016, 2022

The Glenmary at Evergreen

1550 North Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38112

The Glenmary at Evergreen, located in downtown Memphis, welcomes residents with its bright and spacious apartment accommodations and assisted living options. Residents rave about the professionalism a … (read more)
The Glenmary at Evergreen, located in downtown Memphis, welcomes residents with its bright and spacious apartment accommodations and assisted living options. Residents rave about the professionalism a … (read more)

2015, 2017, 2019, 2020

The Pointe at Kirby Gate

6480 Quince Rd., Memphis, TN, 38119

The Pointe at Kirby Gate is a small and homey facility located in the Kirby Trace neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. This popular facility has studio and one-bedroom apartments available to residents … (read more)
The Pointe at Kirby Gate is a small and homey facility located in the Kirby Trace neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. This popular facility has studio and one-bedroom apartments available to residents … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2016

Belmont Village Memphis

6605 Quail Hollow Road, Memphis, TN, 38120

Located in the leafy, residential Germantown neighborhood near the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee, Belmont Village Memphis offers assisted living and memory care for seniors. Visitors and res … (read more)
Located in the leafy, residential Germantown neighborhood near the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee, Belmont Village Memphis offers assisted living and memory care for seniors. Visitors and res … (read more)

2016

Heritage at Irene Woods

4580 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, TN, 38125

Heritage at Irene Woods was new and clean. They’re well equipped with staff, and they’re very professional. They have multiple dining areas that were all clean when I visited. We liked the daily regim … (read more)
Heritage at Irene Woods was new and clean. They’re well equipped with staff, and they’re very professional. They have multiple dining areas that were all clean when I visited. We liked the daily regim … (read more)

Laurel Glen at Memphis Assisted Living & Memory Care

1645 W Massey Rd, Memphis, TN, 38120

Laurel Glen at Memphis offers a quiet atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city’s downtown area. Visitors praise the caring and attentive staff and the facility’s cleanliness. Residen … (read more)
Laurel Glen at Memphis offers a quiet atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city’s downtown area. Visitors praise the caring and attentive staff and the facility’s cleanliness. Residen … (read more)

2016

Foxbridge

2180 Mangum Road, Memphis, TN, 38134

Foxbridge is a community in Memphis located on eight beautiful acres. The facility has five residential cottages with 24 apartments in each, and there is a variety of restaurants and hotels within min … (read more)
Foxbridge is a community in Memphis located on eight beautiful acres. The facility has five residential cottages with 24 apartments in each, and there is a variety of restaurants and hotels within min … (read more)

Riverdale Assisted Living

6880 E. Raines Rd., Memphis, TN, 38115

I liked the cleanliness of Riverdale Assisted Living Center. The property was fairly industrial-looking. There’s not a whole lot of scenery, no landscaping per se outside, but the building itself was … (read more)
I liked the cleanliness of Riverdale Assisted Living Center. The property was fairly industrial-looking. There’s not a whole lot of scenery, no landscaping per se outside, but the building itself was … (read more)

Trezevant Episcopal Home

177 N. Highland Street, Memphis, TN, 38111


HarborChase of Germantown

6300 Briarcrest Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38120

My dad was at HarborChase of Germantown. It was well-maintained and they had all the amenities in the world, but it was way too big. It’s a little overwhelming for someone who really doesn’t want that … (read more)
My dad was at HarborChase of Germantown. It was well-maintained and they had all the amenities in the world, but it was way too big. It’s a little overwhelming for someone who really doesn’t want that … (read more)

The Village at Primacy Place

6015 Primacy Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38119

I had no problem with The Village at Primacy Place, except I didn’t want assisted living. I don’t need assisted living right now, and I still want to have my small kitchen. In assisted living, they’re … (read more)
I had no problem with The Village at Primacy Place, except I didn’t want assisted living. I don’t need assisted living right now, and I still want to have my small kitchen. In assisted living, they’re … (read more)

Kirby Pines Estates

3535 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN, 38115

Kirby Pines Estates is a beautiful gated community in Memphis that is situated on 60 acres of lush and wooded land. The facility is located just minutes from the Bill Morris Parkway, the Mendenhall Sq … (read more)
Kirby Pines Estates is a beautiful gated community in Memphis that is situated on 60 acres of lush and wooded land. The facility is located just minutes from the Bill Morris Parkway, the Mendenhall Sq … (read more)

Ave Maria Home

2805 Charles Bryan Road, Memphis, TN, 38134

Ave Maria does not deserve even a single star. A family member of mine lived in this facility and when we visited our family member, we found said family member lying in the bed barely responsive and … (read more)
Ave Maria does not deserve even a single star. A family member of mine lived in this facility and when we visited our family member, we found said family member lying in the bed barely responsive and … (read more)

Feels Like Home Senior Lifestyle

3393 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN, 38115

The staff is cordial and caring. Food is great and they provide daily outings for those who want to shop. They have entertainment and offer fun things to do like playing pool. Seniors have all the fre … (read more)
The staff is cordial and caring. Food is great and they provide daily outings for those who want to shop. They have entertainment and offer fun things to do like playing pool. Seniors have all the fre … (read more)

Mary Galloway Home

3437 Waynoka Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38111

My grandmother is currently a resident of the Mary Galloway Home. We chose this facility because they offer assisted living options specifically for women. We felt my grandmother needed more social in … (read more)
My grandmother is currently a resident of the Mary Galloway Home. We chose this facility because they offer assisted living options specifically for women. We felt my grandmother needed more social in … (read more)

Elite Personal Care

3475 Chowning Road, Memphis, TN, 38135

The staff at Elite Personal care-home are truly amazing. They pay great attention to detail and provide services that your family will need. My dad loves bingo and the staff would sit and they all en … (read more)
The staff at Elite Personal care-home are truly amazing. They pay great attention to detail and provide services that your family will need. My dad loves bingo and the staff would sit and they all en … (read more)

South Breeze

3168 Hacks Cross Rd., Memphis, TN, 38119

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, South Breeze is a short drive away from Graceland, Memphis Zoo and Memphis Botanic Garden. Loved ones note the spacious rooms that are easy to get around when using a wh … (read more)
Located in Memphis, Tennessee, South Breeze is a short drive away from Graceland, Memphis Zoo and Memphis Botanic Garden. Loved ones note the spacious rooms that are easy to get around when using a wh … (read more)

Mid-South Supportive Living

2600 Poplar Avenue # 206, Memphis, TN, 38112

Mid-South Supportive Living was a smaller place, but it was well-kept. The people there were very, very nice. But it was small and there was no outside area where people could walk. I noticed they wou … (read more)
Mid-South Supportive Living was a smaller place, but it was well-kept. The people there were very, very nice. But it was small and there was no outside area where people could walk. I noticed they wou … (read more)

Signature Healthcare of Memphis

1150 Dove Crest Rd, Memphis, TN, 38134

My grandmother lives at the Memphis Health Care & Rehab assisted living center. This facility is located at the northern end of Shelby Farms Park and is an older, one story building. The staff mem … (read more)
My grandmother lives at the Memphis Health Care & Rehab assisted living center. This facility is located at the northern end of Shelby Farms Park and is an older, one story building. The staff mem … (read more)

Majestic Gardens

131 N Tucker St, Memphis, TN, 38104


Metro Community Care Home, Inc

1328 MISSISSIPPI BLVD., Memphis, TN, 38106


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Memphis

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 Memphis

In Tennessee, the state Department of Health’s Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities is responsible for overseeing assisted living facilities. This board works to ensure that senior care standards are being met in facilities throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Memphis

  • Memphis is an affordable place to live compared to many cities in the United States. In contrast to the nation’s 100-point average cost of living, Memphis scores a 76. Housing costs here are very low, 37.1 compared to the benchmark of 100.
  • Crime rates in Memphis are high compared to many American cities. The violent crime rate is 85.7 contrasted to the nationwide average of 22.7, and the property crime rate is 81.1 compared to the U.S. average of 35.4. Fortunately, assisted living communities usually have high-quality security in place to protect residents and their property.
  • Memphis is a member of the AARP’s age-friendly cities network. This means the city has created a plan to support older adults by creating a senior transportation program, various informational initiatives and senior-friendly outdoor spaces. 
  • It’s easy to access medical care in Memphis. The city has 254 physicians per 100,000 people. This is higher than the U.S. average, which is 210 physicians per 100,000 people.
  • Memphis is a warm city that has more sunny days than the national average, 205 compared to 218. The city also gets only 3 inches of snow per year.

Paying for Assisted Living in Memphis

In Memphis, assisted living facilities charge an average of $4,200 per month, although actual costs vary by location.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors living in Memphis pay $4,200 per month for assisted living, which is a little more than the state average of $4,105. Assisted living in Memphis is also cheaper than the U.S. median rate of $4,500. Clarksville has some of the lowest assisted living prices, at $3,215 per month. Seniors living in Knoxville pay a little more at $3,823. Cleveland has some of Tennessee’s highest assisted living prices, with an average cost of $4,835 per month.

$4200

Memphis

$4105

Tennessee

$4500

The United States

$3215

Clarksville

$3823

Knoxville

$4835

Cleveland

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors looking to save money might consider adult day health care, which is much more affordable at an average of $1,747 per month. In-home care and home health care are available for seniors who prefer to remain at home with an average cost of $4,242 each. Nursing homes in Memphis are significantly more expensive, with a semiprivate room averaging $7,087

$4242

In-Home Care

$4242

Home Health Care

$1747

Adult Day Health Care

$4200

Assisted Living Facility

$7087

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Memphis

Seniors who reside in assisted living in Memphis may be eligible for government funding assistance from the CHOICES program, which is offered under Medicaid Waiver 1115.

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 Memphis

Seniors living in Memphis have access to a wide range of resources offered by the government and nonprofits. These resources provide free information and services to the city’s older population.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(901) 222-4111 

This Area Agency on Aging provides information and programming for older adults. Social workers with this organization can help seniors evaluate their care needs and find placement in a long-term care home. This organization also offers the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, which helps resolve complaints about the conditions or care in long-term living facilities.

(901) 222-4237 

Veterans and their families can contact this organization for assistance applying for state and federal benefits. Service officers can also help veterans and their families complete and submit paperwork and applications. Veterans who've been denied benefits or assistance can come here for help submitting an appeal.

(901) 523-8822

This organization offers free legal education and assistance to seniors and low-income adults. Legal aid is available for cases of elder abuse, benefits denial and creation of advance care directives. Seniors can also access consumer advice and low-income tax clinics designed to promote financial literacy. A support program for veterans helps service members access housing, mental health services, medical care and other types of assistance as needed.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Memphis

Memphis 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