Tennessee’s capital, Nashville, is home to 689,447 people, of whom roughly 83,400 are aged 65 or older. Warm summers, a trio of nationally renowned medical facilities and a lack of income taxes provide plenty of reasons for older adults to choose this cultural center as a retirement location.

Seniors who need some support in their later years may choose assisted living care as a solution. Moving into an assisted living facility allows seniors to always have access to help with basic tasks such as eating and bathing while still enjoying as much independence and day-to-day freedom as possible. Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey reports that the average monthly cost of assisted living care in Nashville is $4,100.

This guide covers some of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Nashville, the costs of assisted living in other Tennessee cities and the prices of other types of long-term care. It also includes a list of government and nonprofit programs that help support Nashville seniors financially, socially and intellectually.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Nashville, TN

2016

Belmont Village Green Hills

4206 Stammer Place, Nashville, TN, 37215

Belmont Village Green Hills is situated just outside I-440 on the southwest side of Nashville, Tennessee, near many stores, restaurants and Lipscomb University. Visitors note the well-maintained, reso … (read more)
Belmont Village Green Hills is situated just outside I-440 on the southwest side of Nashville, Tennessee, near many stores, restaurants and Lipscomb University. Visitors note the well-maintained, reso … (read more)

The Lodge at Natchez Trace

8207 Highway 100, Nashville, TN, 37221

My friend moved into The Lodge at Natchez Trace last month. When you walk in, it looks like a country lodge — a great-big, open room, with high, beamed ceilings, furnished nicely, not overly fancy, b … (read more)
My friend moved into The Lodge at Natchez Trace last month. When you walk in, it looks like a country lodge — a great-big, open room, with high, beamed ceilings, furnished nicely, not overly fancy, b … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brookdale Belle Meade

6767 Brookmont Terrace, Nashville, TN, 37205

While he facility was clean and most staff were nice, Brookdale is most concerned about filling rooms and getting money. They are very inflexible on meals which is a challenge for aging seniors who h … (read more)
While he facility was clean and most staff were nice, Brookdale is most concerned about filling rooms and getting money. They are very inflexible on meals which is a challenge for aging seniors who h … (read more)

2013

Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland

15 Burton Hills Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37215

Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland is located in the exciting city of Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The facility receives high marks from residents … (read more)
Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland is located in the exciting city of Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The facility receives high marks from residents … (read more)

The Village at Bellevue

8118B Sawyer Brown Rd., Nashville, TN, 37221

We’ve taken possession of a studio apartment at The Village at Bellevue, but my wife hasn’t moved yet. It’s convenient. The price is reasonable compared to a nursing home. The staff that gave the tour … (read more)
We’ve taken possession of a studio apartment at The Village at Bellevue, but my wife hasn’t moved yet. It’s convenient. The price is reasonable compared to a nursing home. The staff that gave the tour … (read more)

Mary, Queen of Angels

34 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN, 37205

Mary, Queen of Angels was a lovely place with many facilities for people. They have nice grounds, rooms, views outside and inside, and transportation. Everything I saw was very clean. They had a movie … (read more)
Mary, Queen of Angels was a lovely place with many facilities for people. They have nice grounds, rooms, views outside and inside, and transportation. Everything I saw was very clean. They had a movie … (read more)

Clarendale at Bellevue Place

7632 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN, 37221

This has been a wonderful spot for my grandfather. He had everything he needed on site and the staff was very attentive. Love this place!
This has been a wonderful spot for my grandfather. He had everything he needed on site and the staff was very attentive. Love this place!

Harmony at Bellevue

8234 Highway 100, Nashville, TN, 37221

My overall experience with Harmony at Bellevue was excellent. It’s a beautiful facility, brand new, sparklingly clean, and well kept. It’s an excellent facility, but it is out of my family’s price ran … (read more)
My overall experience with Harmony at Bellevue was excellent. It’s a beautiful facility, brand new, sparklingly clean, and well kept. It’s an excellent facility, but it is out of my family’s price ran … (read more)

2016

American House Brentwood

5436 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN, 37211

American House Brentwood is located in Nashville, Tennessee, just minutes from Interstate 65 and Radnor Lake State Park. Visitors and residents compliment this community for having helpful, kind and k … (read more)
American House Brentwood is located in Nashville, Tennessee, just minutes from Interstate 65 and Radnor Lake State Park. Visitors and residents compliment this community for having helpful, kind and k … (read more)

The Opal at Music City

2733 McCampbell, Nashville, TN, 37214

My husband is at The Opal at Music City. The outside needs a lot of work, but the inside is very nice and the residents are all smiling, so that’s always a good sign. The caregivers are very active wi … (read more)
My husband is at The Opal at Music City. The outside needs a lot of work, but the inside is very nice and the residents are all smiling, so that’s always a good sign. The caregivers are very active wi … (read more)

2013

Morningside of Belmont

1710 Magnolia Boulevard, Nashville, TN, 37212

The rooms at Morningside of Belmont were nice. It’s a little bit older facility, but they are working on upgrading it. Our experience with the staff was very positive. The gentleman who showed us arou … (read more)
The rooms at Morningside of Belmont were nice. It’s a little bit older facility, but they are working on upgrading it. Our experience with the staff was very positive. The gentleman who showed us arou … (read more)

Azalea Trace Assisted Living

4107 Gallitan, Nashville, TN, 37216

This is very much a servant leadership ran assisted living. The sense of family and community that is at work between the staff and the people living at AT is very evident as you spend time visiting … (read more)
This is very much a servant leadership ran assisted living. The sense of family and community that is at work between the staff and the people living at AT is very evident as you spend time visiting … (read more)

Abe’s Garden Community

115 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37205


Richland Place

504 Elmington Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37205

They had really good food at Richland. The care was good, the room was nice, clean, and well-kept. They need to encourage the patients to be more independent, and more active. However, the staff was c … (read more)
They had really good food at Richland. The care was good, the room was nice, clean, and well-kept. They need to encourage the patients to be more independent, and more active. However, the staff was c … (read more)

Nhc Place At The Trace

8353 Highway 100, Nashville, TN, 37221

NHC Place at The Trace is the most excellent place I’ve ever seen, the absolute attention to detail of their staff, their organization, and the personal care given to every resident. The facility was … (read more)
NHC Place at The Trace is the most excellent place I’ve ever seen, the absolute attention to detail of their staff, their organization, and the personal care given to every resident. The facility was … (read more)

Lakeshore Heartland

3025 FERNBROOK LANE, Nashville, TN, 37214

My mother spent the last weeks of her life with Heartland. The staff were wonderful. They treated my mother and my whole family with love and support. They answered her call light promptly and she cal … (read more)
My mother spent the last weeks of her life with Heartland. The staff were wonderful. They treated my mother and my whole family with love and support. They answered her call light promptly and she cal … (read more)

Blakeford at Green Hills

11 Burton Hills Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37215

Blakeford at Green Hills was quite nice, but I did not like the location. I had lunch with them, the food was excellent, and the staff was excellent. The rooms were quite nice. It is a beautiful facil … (read more)
Blakeford at Green Hills was quite nice, but I did not like the location. I had lunch with them, the food was excellent, and the staff was excellent. The rooms were quite nice. It is a beautiful facil … (read more)

Grace Manor Assisted Living – CLOSED

1420 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37207

My mother-in-law has moved into Grace Manor and it’s been good. We’ve all learned a lot. They’ve been very attentive and are doing everything for her that she needs to have done. The staff is great a … (read more)
My mother-in-law has moved into Grace Manor and it’s been good. We’ve all learned a lot. They’ve been very attentive and are doing everything for her that she needs to have done. The staff is great a … (read more)

The David Jones, Jr. Assisted Living Center

1204 Schrader Acres Drive, Nashville, TN, 37208

Shrader Acres Assisted Living is a wonderful Assisted Living facility! The staff are very friendly, kind and professional. The care is exceptional. The facility is kept clean (no smells) and very a … (read more)
Shrader Acres Assisted Living is a wonderful Assisted Living facility! The staff are very friendly, kind and professional. The care is exceptional. The facility is kept clean (no smells) and very a … (read more)

The Meadows

8044 Coley Davis Rd, Nashville, TN, 37221

The Meadows was nice, clean, and bright. I met one lady who gave me the tour, who was accommodating and nice. The residents seemed fine. The rooms seemed adequate.
The Meadows was nice, clean, and bright. I met one lady who gave me the tour, who was accommodating and nice. The residents seemed fine. The rooms seemed adequate.

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Nashville

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 Nashville

The Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Facilities oversees the state’s assisted living facilities. In addition to its licensing duties, the office responds to and resolves complaints about specific facilities; it’s also in charge of issuing related fines.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Nashville

  • Living in Nashville puts seniors close to three of the top 10 hospitals in Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital and TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Rankings from U.S. News & World Report place VUMC as the top hospital in the state and among the top 20 hospitals in the nation.
  • Temperatures in Nashville generally stay within a broad but relatively comfortable range. Summers are long and warmer, with high temperatures in the mid- to high 80s from June to September. Winters are relatively mild and see little snowfall; average highs are regularly around 50 degrees, and average lows touch freezing.
  • Crime rates in Nashville are somewhat higher than they are nationally, with property crime 34% more common and violent crime 58% more common. However, statistics show that overall crime rates fell steadily from 2000 to 2020.
  • Nashville’s taxes are somewhat of a mixed bag. Tennessee is one of nine U.S. states with no income tax, which means seniors can save more of their pensions. However, the 9.3% local sales tax rate is two points higher than the national average, which can add to daily costs over time. Overall, the cost of living in Nashville is 1.4% higher than the U.S. average, but retirement-age adults may see some savings in health care, which is 3% less expensive than the U.S. average.
  • Health-conscious seniors also see some pros and cons in Nashville’s air and water quality. The air quality is 45 on a 100-point scale, notably lower than the national average of 58, which may not be ideal for seniors with respiratory issues. On the other hand, the city’s water quality is 69, notably higher than the national average of 45.

Paying for Assisted Living in Nashville

The average monthly cost of assisted living care in Nashville is $4,100, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This price can vary depending on location, amenities and services. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Nashville’s average monthly costs are slightly higher than the Tennessee average of $4,015 but $400 lower than the national average of $4,500. Clarksville has Tennessee’s lowest assisted living care costs at $3,215 a month, while Knoxville’s prices are also below the state average at $3,823 per month. Average prices rise to $4,200 per month in Memphis. Tennessee’s highest costs for assisted living care are in Cleveland, where seniors pay $4,835 a month.

$4100

Nashville

$4015

Tennessee

$4500

United States

$4835

Cleveland

$3823

Knoxville

$4200

Memphis

$3215

Clarksville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Prices for long-term care options range widely. Seniors who prefer to age in a traditional residence can choose in-home care or home health care services, which each average $4,767 monthly. There’s a significant jump in price for nursing home care; a semiprivate room in such a facility averages $7,270 a month. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at $1,842 a month, though it has limited availability hours.

$4767

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$4100

Assisted Living Facility

$7270

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Nashville

Tennessee’s Medicaid program, called TennCare, offers a Choices program to help low-income seniors cover the costs of assisted living services. Unlike many states, Tennessee doesn’t provide a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment.

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 Nashville

The following resources help seniors in Nashville get around the city affordably, find medical and safety equipment to ease their day-to-day lives, socialize with peers and maintain age-appropriate fitness goals. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(615) 331-6033

Seniors may file complaints about staffing issues, lack of advocacy and overall quality of care in an assisted living facility through the MCHRA's long-term care volunteer ombudsman. In addition to investigating such complaints, volunteer ombudsmen also work proactively to visit long-term care communities and discuss performance with residents and staff.

(615) 610-4040

This nonprofit connects seniors with volunteer drivers for medical appointments, errands and leisure trips. All trips must be within the boundaries of Davidson County and must be scheduled at least seven days in advance. The program requests a small membership fee but may waive it in cases of financial hardship.

(615) 862-8451

This multi-use city facility offers a variety of recreational activities for seniors, including crafting classes, visual arts instruction and dance clubs to boost cardiovascular health and promote socializing. Seniors may also access social services, including bereavement counseling and caregiver assistance.

(615) 646-9828

This church-based medical equipment and assistive technology lending locker makes its equipment available to all who need it and imposes no time limits on loans. Available items include mobility devices such as knee scooters, crutches and canes, as well as safety devices such as raised toilet seats and shower chairs.

(615) 862-5800

The NPL runs many free programs and events for different age groups. Seniors can participate in the library's monthly Books and Brews discussion club, sign up for free legal advice from representatives of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and attend information sessions on navigating public transportation in Nashville.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nashville

Nashville 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