36 Assisted Living Facilities near Nashville, TN
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There are 36 Assisted Living Facilities in the Nashville area, with 22 in Nashville and 14 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Nashville is $4,006 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Madison with an average starting cost of $2,770.
To help you with your search, browse the 187 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Nashville. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Nashville 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Madison with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Nashville find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Nashville, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Nashville, TN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Nashville
Nicknamed Music City, Nashville is the birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry and home to a thriving country music industry. The city also has a lot to offer for seniors who are considering their assisted living options. There are 21 different assisted living facilities in Nashville and 43 more located in nearby towns such as Brentwood, Madison and Franklin. These facilities are formally known as assisted care living facilities and licensed by Tennessee's Department of Health, Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Nashville
Summers in Nashville are frequently hot and humid, with an average July high temperature of around 89 degrees. In any given year, the city receives about 50 inches of rain, which is considerably more than the national average of only 39 inches.
- The overall cost of living in Nashville is 10.4 percent higher than the national average. Because high housing prices account for most of the difference, residents can actually expect to pay less for some types of expenses, such as groceries, which are about 9.7 cheaper than the U.S. average.
- Tennessee's tax policies are very friendly toward retirees. The state doesn't have a standard income tax and doesn't tax retirement income.
- Downtown Nashville features a plethora of entertainment, dining, shopping and cultural attractions for seniors to enjoy. Assisted living facilities in Nashville may offer day trips to the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
- Seniors who are considering assisted living in Nashville should be aware that crime is a significant problem in the city. According to Sperling's Best Places, the average crime rates in the U.S. are 31.1 for violent crimes and 38.1 for property crimes. Nashville's violent and property crime rates are 90.6 and 57.1, respectively.
- The Nashville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Nashville
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Assisted Living costs in Nashville start around $4,006 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Nashville and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
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.
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
Nashville and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Nashville, please visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nashville
Nashville-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Nashville
Review of Elmcroft of Brentwood
The staff members at Elmcroft of Brentwood were all nice and friendly. The facility was a little dated though, but they were in the process of renovation during my visit. It was OK, it just wasn't ... Read more
Review of The Lodge at Natchez Trace
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... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of Brentwood
My mother is in Elmcroft of Brentwood. Other than the fact that they've had COVID and she and everybody had to stay in their rooms a lot, she's very happy there. Right now, she's sort of on her own... Read more