2 Memory Care Facilities in Mcminn County, TN
The average cost of memory care in Mcminn County is $4,115 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Loudon County with an average starting cost of $2,685.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Mcminn County
Situated halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga, McMinn County, Tennessee, features a collection of small, southern towns and has a population of just over 50,000 people, nearly 20 percent of whom are 65 or older. Residents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can choose between two memory care facilities located in the county.
As is the case everywhere in Tennessee, memory care facilities in McMinn County are located either in assisted care living facilities or residential homes for the aged and are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health.
- McMinn County residents enjoy four seasons, more than 200 sunny days per year and an average of 54 days that fall within the comfortable range of 70 to 80 degrees. However, family members coming to visit memory care residents in McMinn County may want to pack an umbrella because the area gets 55 inches of annual rain.
- With an overall cost of living 16 percent lower than the national average, McMinn County is affordable for memory care residents with varying financial situations. For family members wanting to buy a place close to their loved one, McMinn County's home prices are remarkably inexpensive, averaging $110,000, which is just over half of what the average home costs nationally.
- McMinn County is a tax-friendly place for senior citizens and retirees. Tennessee has no state income tax and does not tax Social Security benefits. The property taxes in McMinn County are also much lower than average. However, Tennessee has one of the highest sales tax rates in the country.
- Memory care residents and their families who are concerned about safety should be aware of McMinn County's high crime rates. The county scores as a 52 out of 100 for violent crime, with higher numbers being worse. The national average is 31. That said, memory care facilities tend to be very safe places, with most having guards, cameras, locking exterior doors and other security features.
Paying for Memory Care in Mcminn County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mcminn County start around $4,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,921 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mcminn 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 Mcminn 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 Mcminn County
Mcminn 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 Mcminn County, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Directory of Winners in the Mcminn County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mcminn County
Mcminn 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.