2 Memory Care Facilities in Anderson County, TN

2 Memory Care Facilities in Anderson County, TN

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
360 Laboratory Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
"Senior Living in Oak Ridge, TN At Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge, “We Listen, We Love, We Care, We Serve.” These are the words that drive us. It’s a promise that we make to our..." More

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Alexander Guest House

Provides: Memory Care
83 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
"The Alexander Inn, originally known as The Guest House, is a historic building in Oak Ridge, Tennessee that was built during the Manhattan Project to house official visitors and was later used as a..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Anderson County

    Anderson County is home to more than 75,000 residents, 20 percent of whom are over the age of 65. Located in the county are two memory care facilities that serve residents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

    In Anderson County, as in the rest of Tennessee, memory care units are housed in either assisted care living facilities or residential homes for the aged. Only the latter is licensed to care for people in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

    • The climate in Anderson County features all four seasons, with summer highs in the upper 80s and winter lows in the upper 20s. The area gets about 13 more inches of annual rain than average, so family members visiting memory care residents may want to have an umbrella handy.
    • Anderson County is an affordable place to live, with an overall cost of living 7 percent lower than the national average and housing costs 27 percent lower than in a typical U.S. city. However, families of memory care residents should be aware that the one exception to Anderson County's low living costs is health care, which is 29 percent higher than the national average.
    • Anderson County is tax-friendly to senior citizens. There is no income tax imposed by the state, including Social Security benefits and other retirement income. For families thinking of relocating or purchasing a home in Anderson County to be near their loved one, property taxes in Tennessee are among the nation's lowest.
    • The property crime rate in Anderson County is 43 out of 100, while the violent crime rate is 42. Both are slightly higher than the national averages of 38 and 31. Memory care residents and their families who prioritize safety may rest easier noting that most memory care facilities have features such as locking exterior doors, cameras and guards.

    Paying for Memory Care in Anderson County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Tennessee

    $5,057.00 US
    $4,650.00 Cumberland County
    $4,490.00 Mcminn County
    $4,298.00 Hamilton County
    $4,272.00 Sevier County
    $3,833.00 Knox County
    $3,006.00 Anderson County
    $2,685.00 Loudon County

    Memory Care costs in Anderson County start around $3,006 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Anderson County 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 Memory Care in Anderson County

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

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.

    Free Memory Care Resources in Anderson County

    Anderson County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Anderson County, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.

    Directory of Winners in the Anderson County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Anderson County

    Anderson County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.

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