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

Jackson has a moderate population of seniors, which makes Alzheimer's a growing concern for the local community. Of the 68,114 people in Jackson, nearly 15% are aged 65 and older. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2016 and 2020, the number of Alzheimer's deaths increased by 16%.

To support this at-risk population, dementia care communities help seniors with memory conditions maintain their independence and dignity. These facilities offer assisted living support combined with memory care programming to meet a senior's physical, mental, social and emotional needs. Security measures address safety concerns and prevent issues that may arise with memory care residents, such as wandering. Families interested in memory care in Jackson can use this guide to learn about their options, potential costs and local dementia-related resources.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jackson

Situated along Interstate 40 in Madison County, Jackson offers easy access to West Tennessee Healthcare, which provides care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Listed as the sixth most affordable place to live in the U.S., Jackson has a population of approximately 67,000 with over 14 percent aged 65 and older.

Located in the state of Tennessee, where approximately 120,000 individuals have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and related cognitive disabilities, Jackson is home to three memory care facilities. These facilities are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Health and include assisted living care facilities and residential homes for the aged. Both facility types can provide dementia care as long as there is at least one fully trained attendant on duty at all times. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Jackson

 

  • Tennessee and the city of Jackson have several tax benefits afforded to seniors, which is ideal for those living in memory care. The state income tax only applies to interest and dividends, which means retirement income is not taxed.
  • In Jackson, the overall crime rate is 94 percent higher than the national average, which means individuals have a one in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime. Families with seniors in memory care facilities in the area should check on the security procedures to ensure the safety of their loved ones.
  • Like many cities in the south, Jackson has hot and humid summers with average July highs around 90 degrees. Seniors with respiratory illnesses may have a hard time going outdoors in the warmer summer months. Winters are short and cold with average January lows around 28. The city gets around four inches of snow per year.
  • The cost of living in Jackson is 88.5, which is lower than the state average of 96 and the national average of 100. Families paying for memory care for seniors in the area may find Jackson an affordable option.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Jackson

Memory Care costs in Jackson start around $5,700 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jackson 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.

Cities in Tennessee

Memphis

$5,879

Jackson

$5,700

US

$5,694

Germantown

$5,562

Collierville

$4,750

Bartlett

$4,100

Southaven

$3,363

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Jackson

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 Jackson

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jackson

Jackson-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Deborah

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Charter Senior Living of Jackson

My mother-in-law had already been in Charter Senior Living of Jackson before, so we knew what it was like, and the people took a lot of good care of her. After the hospital, she was supposed to...

Provider response

Hi, thank you so much for your feedback! We hope you have a great day!

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Beth

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of American House Jackson

My mom has moved in. It hasn't been a week that she's there, but it has been OK so far. She tells me that the food is OK. She hasn't had any complaints about the food. The staff has been fine so...

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