5 Assisted Living Facilities near Sweetwater, TN

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Sweetwater, TN

Wood Presbyterian Home

Provides: Assisted Living
520 Old Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874
"Wood Presbyterian Home is a very nice, good place with very nice, courteous staff who are very good at taking care of my mom. It's very inexpensive compared to other places." More

Sweetwater Living Senior & Disability...

Provides: Assisted Living
245 BUTLER DRIVE, Sweetwater, TN 37874
"This is a small 10 bed facility. The residents seem to be well adjusted, the caregivers are dedicated and care about the residents and facility. The main community living room could use some..." More

3 Assisted Living Facilities near Sweetwater, TN

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The Neighborhood at Tellico Village

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Chatuga Drive West, Loudon, TN 37774
"The Neighborhood at Tellico Village has 5-star dining and the people are phenomenal. The staff is friendly, good, and helpful. I like the brightness and the atmosphere. There's something about a..." More

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River Oaks Place Loudon

Provides: Assisted Living
1101 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774
"I really liked River Oaks Place - Loudon because their activities were great. The food was great. They had wine and cheese parties, and entertainment for every occasion. They also had a workout..." More

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Lakewood Place Loudon

Provides: Assisted Living
1125 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774
"Lakewood Place – Loudon is an old hospital which they restored so it looks pretty nice. My dad is in assisted living there. The staff makes sure the residents are fed and help them if they need..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sweetwater

    Sweetwater, which is located in Monroe County, Tennessee, is home to the Lost Sea, the largest underground lake in the United States. Visitors can take a guided tour through the caverns and take a boat ride through the underground lake. While Sweetwater is a popular tourist destination, it also serves as the permanent home for about 5,800 people, including a senior community that comprises over 20% of the population. 

    Some Sweetwater seniors reside in the region's five assisted living facilities, including the two that are located within Sweetwater. These facilities, like all assisted living facilities in the state, are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health, Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sweetwater

    • Sweetwater is a relatively economical place to live with a cost of living that is about 16% below the national average and 12% below the statewide average. It may be easier for seniors with tight retirement budgets to find affordable assisted living here than in one of the state's more costly cities. 
    • Crime is fairly prevalent in Sweetwater, which may be a consideration for active seniors who enjoy being out alone. On a 100-point crime index, the city's violent crime rate is roughly 20 points higher than the national average, and the property crime rate is about 40 points higher. 
    • Over the course of a year, average seasonal temperatures range between 26 degrees and 88 degrees. Seniors may want to find out what types of indoor activities are available at their assisted living facilities during very warm or very cold months.  
    • The Sweetwater area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sweetwater Hospital Association, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    •  While Tennessee has a relatively high sales tax rate, the state doesn't have a standard state income tax. This means that seniors don't pay taxes at the state level for any type of retirement income, which may leave more money available for assisted living services.  
      • Public and medical transportation in Sweetwater is provided by ETHRA Public Transit. Service is available on weekdays during normal business hours.   

      Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


      Paying for Assisted Living in Sweetwater

      Average Monthly Costs

      Cities in Tennessee

      $4,000.00 US
      $3,137.00 Athens
      $3,105.00 Maryville
      $2,650.00 Kingston
      $2,215.00 Loudon
      $2,200.00 Lenoir City

      Assisted Living costs in Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater

      Qualifying seniors may have assisted living services in Sweetwater covered through the Medicaid 1115 managed care Long-Term Services and Supports program.  

      Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.

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      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 Sweetwater

      Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater, please visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.


      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sweetwater

      Sweetwater-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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      Assisted Living near Sweetwater, TN

      Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sweetwater

      • Review of Wood Presbyterian Home

        Wood Presbyterian Home is a very nice, good place with very nice, courteous staff who are very good at taking care of my mom. It's very inexpensive compared to other places. Read more

        Scott
      • Review of Wood Presbyterian Home

        Mom is satisfied with the Wood Presbyterian Home (The Lodge at Wood Village) and she has made a lot of friends there. She has a lot of complaints about the food because she says it's very bland. It... Read more

        Janet
      • Review of Wood Presbyterian Home

        My parents are together in Wood Presbyterian Home. We are very impressed. We go there unannounced, and when we walk in, the place is really nice. It has three or four activity rooms and a sun room ... Read more

        Darryl452123
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