10 Memory Care Facilities near Chattanooga, TN
Also serving communities of Hixson, Collegedale, Cleveland.
There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Chattanooga area, with 7 in Chattanooga and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Chattanooga is $4,378 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Fort Oglethorpe with an average starting cost of $3,700.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Chattanooga. On average, consumers rate memory care in Chattanooga 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Fort Oglethorpe with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Chattanooga find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Chattanooga, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Chattanooga, TN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Chattanooga
Chattanooga is home to about 180,000 residents, of whom more than 15 percent are 65 years and older. Some of the 120,000 Tennessee residents living with Alzheimer's disease call Chattanooga home, and these seniors have access to memory and aging services through the University of Tennessee -Erlanger's neurology unit. Seniors can also select one of Chattanooga's 10 memory care facilities for around-the-clock care.
The Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Health Care Facilities licenses and certifies all memory care facilities in the state to ensure they deliver quality care to seniors with dementia in Chattanooga and other Tennessee cities.
- Budget-conscious seniors will enjoy the lower-than-average cost of living in Chattanooga. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, Chattanooga boasts a cost of living of 92.2. Housing, grocery and transportation costs are lower than average. Due to this overall low cost of living, seniors will be pleased to note that memory care facility expenses in Chattanooga also come in lower than average.
- Violent crime rates in Chattanooga are substantially higher than the national average. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 represents the most dangerous, Chattanooga's violent crime rate is 82.3. Its property crime rate, which considers burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and arson, is 74.5. Seniors and their families should keep the crime rate and safety of the area in mind when selecting a memory care facility.
- Seniors can enjoy some tax savings in Chattanooga. Tennessee does not have a state income tax, which means social security income is not taxed. As a result, seniors will have some extra money in the monthly budget to apply toward memory care facility expenses.
- Chattanooga's location in southern Tennessee results in a four-season climate without any temperature extremes. While the city is rainier than the U.S. average, with precipitation totals of 54 inches annually, it also experiences about 207 sunny days every year. January's lows dip into the 20s, and July's highs approach 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Paying for Memory Care in Chattanooga
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Chattanooga start around $4,298 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 Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga
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 Chattanooga
Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chattanooga
Chattanooga-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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Chattanooga
Review of Elmcroft of Hamilton Place
My father is at Elmcroft of Hamilton Place. It seems like he is really doing well there. I am really pleased with all the interactions I've had with everyone there. I saw the room when he first mov... Read more
Review of Manorhouse Assisted Living
My father moved into Manorhouse memory care. It's just been a little bit, but everybody has been very helpful and very nice so far. My brother and I had moved the furniture down and then my sister ... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of Shallowford
I saw the memory care unit at Elmcroft of Shallowford. It was very similar to the one we chose for my father. The drawback was it was 40 minutes away from us, but they were very comparable. Everybo... Read more