The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Hamilton County, TN for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Hamilton County is $5,000 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Catoosa County with an average starting cost of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 28 reviews below for memory care facilities in Hamilton County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Hamilton County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Catoosa County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Hamilton County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Hamilton County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Hamilton County, TN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Hamilton County
More than 17 percent of Hamilton County's 361,613 residents are age 65 and older. Some of these seniors living in Hamilton County may be a part of the 120,000 Tennessee seniors living with Alzheimer's disease, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. These seniors have access to nine memory care facilities in Hamilton County.
Hamilton County's memory care facilities fall into the category of assisted living facilities as defined by the state. The Tennessee Department of Health Board for Licensing Healthcare Facilities licenses and regulates these facilities to ensure they deliver optimal care to seniors.
- Cost of living in the Hamilton County area is lower than the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Hamilton County's cost of living is 92.2. While housing prices are even lower, healthcare is much higher than the national average to 131. Seniors' families may want to consider these expenses when budgeting for assisted living costs.
- Seniors and their families living in Hamilton County will experience all four seasons. Winter low temperatures reach the upper 20s, but the area sees just 2 inches of snow every year. Summer highs approach 90 degrees. Hamilton County experiences more rain than the national average as well.
- Living in Hamilton County may deliver some tax savings for seniors. Tennessee does not have a state income tax. As a result, social security income and other retirement income isn't taxed for seniors living in Hamilton County.
- Crime rates in Hamilton County are significantly higher than the national average. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 represents the most dangerous one, the area's violent crime rate is 82.3 and the property crime rate is 74.5. As a result, seniors' families may want to consider each memory care facility's security measures, such as exterior lighting or security cameras, to ensure their loved one's safety.
Paying for Memory Care in Hamilton County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Hamilton County start around $4,750 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton County
Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Directory of Winners in the Hamilton County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hamilton County
Hamilton 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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Hamilton County
Review of American House Shallowford
My mother is in memory care at American House Shallowford. It is a little bit better than average. It's been bought by somebody else and they are renewing all of their painting, furniture, flooring... Read more
Review of American House Shallowford
The rooms at American House Shallowford were of nice size. Everyone that we saw seemed to be very happy in the memory care part. It was bright, it wasn't dark and dreary. The staff who gave me the ... Read more
Review of StoryPoint Chattanooga
StoryPoint Chattanooga has taken great care of my mom for nearly 10 years. She first lived in assisted living and enjoyed the activities, people and food. She is now in memory care where she receiv... Read more