2 Memory Care Facilities in Kingsport, TN
The average cost of memory care in Kingsport is $3,065 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Bristol with an average starting cost of $2,600.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Kingsport
Listed as one of the best cities to retire in Tennessee, Kingsport has a population of around 53,000 with 23 percent aged 65 and older. The state itself has around 120,000 individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, some of whom call Kingsport home. To accommodate these individuals, there are two memory care facilities in the city limits.
In Kingsport and the state of Tennessee, both assisted care facilities and residential homes for the aged provide memory care. To support those with dementia, there must be at least one fully-trained attendant on-duty at all times. All facilities are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Health.
- The city of Kingsport is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the Holston Valley Medical Center and the Indian Path Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Families paying for memory care in Kingsport may be happy to hear the cost of living is 86.9, which is less than the state average of 96 and less than the national average of 100. This may make it easier to manage costs for those on a budget.
- Based on a crime scale from one (low) to 100 (high), property crime in Kingsport is ranked 71.4, which is markedly higher than the national average of 38.1. Violent crime is ranked 62 which is also higher than the national average of 31.1. Those with loved ones seeking memory care in the area may want to inquire about the security measures taken to protect their loved ones.
- Kingsport summers are hot and humid with average July highs around 86. Winters are cold with average January lows around 26. The city gets around 10 inches of snow per year, which is not a lot but still may be an issue for those trying to escape the snow that usually occurs in northern cities.
Paying for Memory Care in Kingsport
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Kingsport start around $2,970 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kingsport 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 Kingsport
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 Kingsport
Kingsport 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 Kingsport, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kingsport
Kingsport-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.