19 Memory Care Facilities near Knoxville, TN
Also serving communities of Powell, Maryville.
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Knoxville area, with 18 in Knoxville and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Knoxville is $3,959 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Loudon with an average starting cost of $3,340.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in Knoxville. On average, consumers rate memory care in Knoxville 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Oak Ridge with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 17 families in Knoxville find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Knoxville, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Knoxville, TN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Knoxville
About 13.5 percent of residents of Knoxville, Tennessee, are aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors are among the 120,000 individuals in Tennessee living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. Seniors and their families can choose from 15 memory care facilities in Knoxville itself, with another six located nearby. These facilities, which are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Health Care Facilities, give seniors access to quality care as they face Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
- Seniors looking to save money will enjoy Knoxville's cost of living, which falls below the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, Knoxville's cost of living comes in at 93.5. Although housing, grocery and utility costs are below average, healthcare costs rank above average. Fortunately, memory care facility expenses also fall below the national average in Knoxville.
- There is no state income tax in Tennessee, which benefits seniors in Knoxville. As a result, social security income also isn't taxed. Seniors may opt to use these cash savings to help pay for memory care facility expenses every month.
- Seniors living in Knoxville will be living in a climate that experiences all four seasons. Winters are cold, with January lows in the 20s, and the area sees about 6 inches of snow every year. Summer temperatures align with U.S. averages and can rise to the 80s. Knoxville also sees precipitation totals higher than the national average, with the city experiencing about 49 inches of rain annually.
- Crime rates in Knoxville are significantly higher than the national average. Both property and violent crime rates rank in the high 70s on a scale where one is the safest and 100 is the most dangerous. As a result, seniors and their families may want to inquire about memory care facility safety measures, such as security systems and exterior lighting.
Paying for Memory Care in Knoxville
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Memory Care costs in Knoxville start around $3,861 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Knoxville 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 Knoxville
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 Knoxville
Knoxville 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 Knoxville, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Knoxville
Knoxville-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.
Other Options in Knoxville, TN
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Knoxville
Review of Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville
Avenir Memory Care was very impressive. The staff was very friendly and very open; it was nice. We weren't able to try the food because they were taking extreme steps on lockdown for Covid. Everyth... Read more
Review of Deane Hill Place
My visit at Deane Hill Place was good. It was my second choice. The staff was excellent. She was knowledgeable, very friendly, and polite. In fact, she has followed up several times even though she... Read more
Review of South High Senior Living
My husband will be moving into South High Senior Living. It was an old high school that they had completely renovated, so it looks like a brand new building. It's very classy and very clean with lo... Read more