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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, TN

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Memphis and 32 other cities in Tennessee.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Memphis, TN

Recent inflation has caused assisted living costs in Memphis to significantly increase. From 2022 to 2024, prices rose by approximately 18%, from $3,756 to a projected $4,432. Averages in the state of Tennessee were 11% lower than Memphis in 2022, but for 2024, they're expected to be higher by about 2.5%. Collierville, a neighboring city, experienced a nearly identical impact from inflation, with a 17.9% increase from $5,513 to $6,505. Costs also rose in Jackson and Nashville by about 17.9%. Projections for 2024 show costs will continue to affect assisted living in Memphis and surrounding areas.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
Memphis$3,756$4,115$4,432
U.S. Average$4,070$4,459$4,802
Tennessee$3,383$4,201$4,543
Collierville$5,513$6,040$6,505
Jackson$3,225$3,533$3,805
Nashville$4,495$4,925$5,304

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.

Memphis

$4,200

Tennessee

$4,105

The United States

$4,500

Clarksville

$3,215

Knoxville

$3,823

Cleveland

$4,835

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

The monthly cost of senior living in Memphis changes based upon the type of care chosen. Amenities and additional services are significant factors. Assisted living costs $4,115 and comes with 24/7 staff access. Memory care is a bit pricier at $4,608. If more freedom and self-sufficiency are preferred, independent living is the least expensive choice at $3,750. When deciding on senior care in Memphis, it's important to consider needs, preferences and budget.

Assisted Living

$4,115

Memory Care

$4,608

Independent Living

$3,750

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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Memphis,TN

There are many resources in Memphis,TN that assist seniors in their retirement. caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.</p> <p>For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Tennessee state page.

Area Agency on Aging

Retirees can find support and advice on various senior-related issues from their local Area Agency on Aging. The agency provides advice on topics such as financial assistance programs, in-home care and long-term care planning. It also connects seniors and caregivers with community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Shelby County Aging Comission of the Mid-South866-836-6678The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability administers state funding for home- and community-based programs for seniors aged 60 and above. The program is administered by nine area agencies covering all 95 counties. The program aims to improve the quality of life and ensure independence for older Tennesseans through daily living assistance such as household cleaning, shopping, transportation, dressing and home health care. Other facets of the program include cooking, home delivery of meals, home accessibility and home maintenance.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help Memphis seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Mid-South Food Bank - Memphis901-527-0841Food pantries usually open once or twice a week to serve local seniors and families with bags or boxes of groceries. Food is available for free, though many food pantries suggest a nominal donation amount from those who can afford to pay. Food pantries typically allot their packages according to need, prioritizing emergency cases and people with young children. You may have to make a reservation or be prepared to wait in line during a food pantry's limited hours of operation.

Many organizations offer free or low-cost legal services to Memphis seniors. Older adults can access advice on issues such as estate planning, living wills and power of attorney. Some firms also act as long-term care ombudsmen, advocating for the rights of seniors in senior living communities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Memphis Area Legal Services866-361-9001Seniors and low-income or disabled adults can get free advice and representation for a variety of civil matters. Areas of practice include wills, powers of attorney and elder abuse as well as financial exploitation and public benefits access. This organization can also help with evictions, housing disputes and income tax issues.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in Memphis bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis901-372-4585Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis help those with memory-related disorders live with dignity and respect while also supporting caregivers and families. They offer monthly support groups for caregivers to share ideas, learn about recent advances in treatment and source doctors who specialize in memory impairment. During the meetings, care is provided for family members free of charge. In addition to helping those living with Alzheimer's maintain motor coordination, physical fitness, cognitive functioning and sensory stimulation, they also offer a range of activities such as music appreciation sessions, intergenerational activities, pet therapy and visits from outside entertainers.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Memphis help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Memphis Social Security Offices800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Veteran's Services

Memphis retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Memphis Vet Center901-522-3950For veterans seeking support, the Memphis Vet Center provides confidential counseling, connections to local resources and care referrals in one place. Veterans struggling with mental health conditions, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and military sexual trauma, can access one-on-one or group counseling sessions while returning service members can receive transition counseling to help them adapt. The staff helps veterans learn about VA medical, education and burial benefits, helps them enroll in care and teaches them how to use them.
Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, Jr. VA Medical Center901-523-8990The Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, Jr. VA Medical Center is in the medical district of downtown Memphis, TN. Forming part of the VA Memphis health care system, this hospital offers comprehensive medical care to veterans and their families. Open to veterans enrolled in VA Health Care and registered for VA Memphis Health Care, the hospital provides a selection of medical care, including primary, urgent, mental and specialty health care. Other services include homeless veteran care, caregiver support and social work.

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

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