Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the sixth-largest city in Tennessee, is located in central Middle Tennessee some 30 miles southeast of Nashville, is home to roughly 152,800 residents, just 9.3% of whom are seniors ages 65 and up. Like everywhere across the United States, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia affect a greater number of seniors every year. In Murfreesboro, dementia-related deaths have increased substantially, rising 54% between 2014 and 2018. Murfreesboro’s dementia-related deaths stood at 100 in 2014 and rose to an alarming 154 by 2018. The overall death rate rose just 23.4% over this period.

Fortunately, Murfreesboro is home to many memory care communities that help to slow the progression of dementia and its deleterious effects on the human body. These specialized senior care programs offer around-the-clock secured premises to prevent residents from wandering and therapy and social supports that reduce the unwanted side effects of dementia, such as frustration, memory loss and lack of restraint. 

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Murfreesboro, TN

2018

Creekside at Three Rivers

2744 Ashers Fork Road, Murfreesboro, TN, 37128

Creekside at Three Rivers, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has consistently impressed residents, their families and visitors. This senior assisted living facility is described as modern, spacious and clea … (read more)
Creekside at Three Rivers, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has consistently impressed residents, their families and visitors. This senior assisted living facility is described as modern, spacious and clea … (read more)

2023

Harmony at Victory Station

211 Fortress Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN, 37128

Harmony at Victory Station is a new facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care support. Almost everything is taken care of for residents of this … (read more)
Harmony at Victory Station is a new facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care support. Almost everything is taken care of for residents of this … (read more)

American House Murfreesboro

3211 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129

We toured. Some rooms were shared, and some were private. Only one person assisted me, and I asked to see the Alzheimer’s ward.
We toured. Some rooms were shared, and some were private. Only one person assisted me, and I asked to see the Alzheimer’s ward.

The Rutherford Memory Care

2045 Gold Valley Drive, Murfreesboro, TN, 37130

The Rutherford Memory Care was a very nice facility. It’s very clean and they were very protective of their patients and staff. They gave us a virtual tour through Facetime instead of possible exposin … (read more)
The Rutherford Memory Care was a very nice facility. It’s very clean and they were very protective of their patients and staff. They gave us a virtual tour through Facetime instead of possible exposin … (read more)

Stones River Manor

205 Haynes Drive, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129

Stones River Manor in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offers assisted living apartment-style homes and an Assured Care Unit for those with special needs. Residents and visitors delight in the special events … (read more)
Stones River Manor in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offers assisted living apartment-style homes and an Assured Care Unit for those with special needs. Residents and visitors delight in the special events … (read more)


Traditions of Smyrna

800 Great Circle, Smyrna, TN, 37167

Located in Smyrna, Tennessee, Traditions of Smyrna is a modern assisted living facility offering memory care services. Aiming to cater to residents’ individual needs, the staff evaluate clients and ta … (read more)
Located in Smyrna, Tennessee, Traditions of Smyrna is a modern assisted living facility offering memory care services. Aiming to cater to residents’ individual needs, the staff evaluate clients and ta … (read more)

Traditions of Mill Creek

6922 Nolensville Road, Brentwood, TN, 37027


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Murfreesboro

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Tennessee. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Murfreesboro

In the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Health’s Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities oversees the licensing of all types of senior care communities, including memory care communities, ensuring the quality of care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Murfreesboro

Paying for Memory Care in Murfreesboro

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, memory care communities in Murfreesboro charge an average of $5,125 per month. We calculated this figure by adding 25% to the city’s average monthly assisted living cost since memory care fees are typically 20-30% higher due to the specialized therapies and staff training required. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Compared to other Tennessee cities, Murfreesboro’s monthly average for memory care is on the more expensive end. Murfreesboro’s memory care cost average is most similar to Chattanooga’s at $5,275 per month. Both Knoxville and Clarksville have substantially cheaper memory care services, however, costing just $4,779 and $4,019 per month, respectively.

$5125

Murfreesboro

$5131

Tennessee

$5625

The United States

$4019

Clarksville

$5275

Chattanooga

$4779

Knoxville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Home care and home health care, ideal for seniors residing at home, both cost $4,767 per month in Murfreesboro. Assisted living facilities have similar costs at an average of $4,100 per month. Nursing homes cost the most, from $7,270 and $7,908 for semiprivate and private accommodations, respectively. Adult day care is the most affordable option at $1,842 per month.

$4767

Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1842

Adult Day Care

$4100

Assisted Living Facility

$7270

Nursing Home (Semiprivate room)

$7908

Nursing Home (Private room)

Note: Data for Murfreesboro was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Nashville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Murfreesboro

In Murfreesboro, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Tennessee page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care in Tennessee

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 Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is home to several nonprofit organizations and government agencies that offer senior-oriented resources, services and programs, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease support groups to citywide public transit.

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Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

One of 74 chapters of the Alzheimer's Association, the largest Alzheimer's disease-oriented nonprofit organization in the United States, the Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves all 95 counties in the Volunteer State. The chapter, which operates offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, holds several Alzheimer's support groups across the state, featuring a group lookup tool on its website. Its website lists many other virtual resources, education programs and Alzheimer's-related news.

(615) 904-3139

The Senior Citizens Awareness Network is a group of volunteers from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office who pay regular visits to Murfreesboro residents ages 55 and up to monitor their health and safety needs. During these visits, SCAN volunteers help participants however possible, including checking smoke detectors and connecting seniors to helpful community resources.

(615) 848-2550

Run by Murfreesboro's Parks and Recreation Department, the St. Clair Street Senior Center helps local seniors ages 60 and up live active, independent lifestyles. The St. Clair Street Senior Center offers group fitness activities, health screenings, support groups, nutrition programs and educational classes. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Tennessee