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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Clarksville, TN for 2024

Clarksville, TN, is a large city with nearly 170,000 residents, about 8% of whom are aged 65 and over. Despite the city's relatively young population, Alzheimer's is a significant cause of death in the region. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that between 2016 and 2020, the number of Alzheimer's-related deaths went up by 21%.

Clarksville seniors with Alzheimer's have access to several residential dementia care facilities, letting families choose the options that best suit their budgets and preferences. At these locations, residents obtain care from highly trained caregivers who provide companionship and individualized services, and they have comfortable housing and three meals plus snacks daily. Facilities also use evidence-based programming to keep residents engaged and help them maintain as much cognitive and motor function as possible.

This guide provides more information on memory care in Clarksville and can help readers understand how much this level of care costs and where they can find supportive services and informational resources.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Clarksville

The Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Health Care Facilities monitors memory care communities in Clarksville and in the rest of the state. These facilities are licensed as assisted living facilities, and they comply with state-mandated standards for staffing, staff training, care planning and dementia-related services. The department also fields and investigates complaints regarding housing conditions and quality of care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Clarksville

 

  • Clarksville is a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Network, indicating that local leaders have taken steps to identify and improve general livability for seniors. This may promote access to dementia-related services for seniors and families considering memory care in this community.
  • Tennessee doesn’t have a state income tax, so retirees only pay federal taxes on their retirement income, which may leave more money available for residential dementia services. Property taxes are low, which may benefit seniors who retain ownership of a house after moving into a memory care facility.
  • The cost of living in Clarksville is consistent with the Tennessee norm and about 10% below the national averages, with residents generally paying comparatively modest amounts for transportation, housing and groceries. This may result in competitive memory care costs.
  • Crime is more commonplace in Clarksville than in a typical U.S. city. On a 100-point scale, the city rates 35.2 for violent crime and 41.2 for property-related offenses. By comparison, national norms are lower at 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Memory care is a safe alternative to living alone for vulnerable seniors, making it a preferred option for many families.
  • The climate in Clarksville is relatively mild with year-round temperatures ranging from average lows of 27 degrees in the winter to average summer highs of 89 degrees. The city gets just 5 inches of annual snowfall compared to the national norm of 28, and 51 inches of rain versus the U.S. norm of 38 inches. To let residents safely enjoy the weather, memory care facilities often have enclosed courtyards and monitored outdoor areas.
  • Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville is located in the city proper and provides access to a full range of services including cardiovascular care, emergency services and cancer care. Additionally, many memory care communities have physicians on-call who track residents’ conditions and ensure prompt changes to their care plans as needed.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Clarksville

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

In Clarksville, memory care facilities charge $4,019 per month for long-term care.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Clarksville is among the more affordable places in the state and nation for residential dementia services, with facilities charging $4,019 per month for this level of care. By comparison, the state norm is about $1,100 higher, and national rates significantly exceed Clarksville’s average at $5,625. Care costs in Cleveland are about $2,000 over Clarksville’s monthly rate, and in Jackson, seniors pay $5,300 for dementia care. Similarly, in Nashville, rates come in at $5,125, and in Knoxville, seniors pay $4,779 for care.

Clarksville

$4,019

Tennessee

$5,131

United States

$5,625

Nashville

$5,125

Jackson

$5,300

Knoxville

$4,779

Cleveland

$6,044

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care costs in Clarksville are moderate compared to other senior care options, with facilities charging $4,019 per month for dementia care. This is several hundred dollars less than the cost of in-home care and home health care, which average $4,767 per month. Nursing home care, which is for seniors who need around-the-clock medical support, costs even more at $6,753 per month. However, memory care is costlier than assisted living, which averages $3,215, and adult day health care, which is the most economical option in the city at $1,083.

Memory Care

$4,019

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,083

Assisted Living Facility

$3,215

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,753

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Clarksville

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

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Tennessee

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 Clarksville

Clarksville 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 Clarksville, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Clarksville

 

Clarksville Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Tennessee

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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David

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Review of Brookdale Clarksville

The facilities at Brookdale Clarksville looked like they were all right. The staff was fine. They were friendly and everything. They had a small courtyard. They had a special type of bath or...

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Susan

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Clarksville

Everybody at Brookdale Clarksville was nice. The rooms were clean. Everything was good. The staff was very friendly and willing to help. They were playing bingo while I was there. They also have a...

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Jill

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Clarksville

We toured Brookdale Clarksville. They had a nice space, and the staff was really nice and friendly. The residents looked pretty happy. As a first-time person involving myself in doing a tour and...

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