23 Assisted Living Facilities near Ooltewah, TN
Also serving communities of Collegedale.
There are 23 Assisted Living Facilities in the Ooltewah area, with 2 in Ooltewah and 21 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 148 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Ooltewah. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Ooltewah 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dayton with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Ooltewah, TN
21 Assisted Living Facilities near Ooltewah, TN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ooltewah
Nestled in the tail of the Smokey Mountains is Ooltewah, Tennessee, a tiny suburb of Chattanooga. This enclave of Collegedale gets its name from a Native American word for "Owl's Nest." Ooltewah's population is just 500, 47% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. This is a demographic that might, as they get older, need accommodations in an assisted living facility. Ooltewah is home to two assisted living communities, with 20 more located in the surrounding areas.
The Tennessee Department of Health's Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities licenses assisted care living facilities in Ooltewah and throughout the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ooltewah
- The cost of living in Ooltewah is higher than the national average, at 112 compared to 100. Healthcare and housing, both important to seniors in assisted living, are 131.1 and 122.5, respectively. This may affect the cost of assisted living services, as the operational costs for the facilities may increase.
Crime rates in Ooltewah are lower than the rest of the country. Violent crime rates are 14.5 compared to the U.S. average of 22.7, while property crimes are at 25.5 compared to the average of 35.4. Seniors in assisted living may feel more secure venturing out and about.
- Ooltewah, as a suburb of Chattanooga, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
Weather in Ooltewah means hot, humid summers and cool winters with moderate snow. July highs reach close to 90 degrees, with nearly 100% humidity, while January lows hover around the 30s. Seniors sensitive to higher heat and humidity may be uncomfortable here, although the warmer air may alleviate some respiratory conditions for others.
- The Ooltewah area, as part of the greater Chattanooga metro area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including CHI Memorial and The Chattanooga Heart Institute, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Tennessee does not have a state income tax, which includes an exemption for Social Security benefits and IRA and other retirement account withdrawals. Seniors budgeting for assisted living care in Ooltewah may find the extra money helpful.
Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Ooltewah
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Ooltewah start around $0 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 Ooltewah 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 Ooltewah
Tennessee offers one Medicaid Waiver to pay for assisted living, the TennCare CHOICES in Long-Term Care Program.
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 Ooltewah
Ooltewah 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 Ooltewah, please visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ooltewah
Ooltewah-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ooltewah
Review of The Bridge at Ooltewah
Never do I give reviews, however, it must be said that The Bridge and it's staff are one of kind top notch caring people. My family member was not an easy person to deal with until you got to know ... Read more
Review of Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove
My mother has been in Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove for a little over a year now. It's very good, they're very attentive to our questions, and they provide good care. The staff i... Read more
Review of The Bridge at Ooltewah
Following the death of my wife, I was left living alone with no family close by. I had to cook and work a hard schedule until I required an emergency surgery. At that time, my son and I decided I w... Read more