7 Memory Care Facilities near Murfreesboro, TN
Also serving communities of Smyrna, Shelbyville, Tullahoma.
There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Murfreesboro area, with 5 in Murfreesboro and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Murfreesboro is $3,865 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Lebanon with an average starting cost of $3,525.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Murfreesboro. On average, consumers rate memory care in Murfreesboro 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Brentwood with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 13 families in Murfreesboro find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Murfreesboro, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Murfreesboro, TN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Murfreesboro
With a population over 136,000, including 11,244 seniors over age 62, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is one of the nation's 15 fastest-growing cities according to census estimates. Statewide, researchers predict that 140,000 Tennesseans will be living with Alzheimer's disease by 2025. Fortunately, numerous resources are available for older adults who have cognitive impairments.
Current laws endorsed by the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities allow assisted care living facilities to admit dementia and Alzheimer's patients. They may also care for those who have Huntington's disease and other neurological disorders as long as they can safely meet the individual's care requirements. Additionally, the state permits residential homes for the aged to offer memory care, but they can only provide room, board and personal assistance, not medical services.
- Seniors in Murfreesboro enjoy a moderate four-season climate. The area has a comfort score of 51, which is slightly lower than the U.S. average of 54, due to the elevated humidity. Summer highs are near 90 degrees, and winter lows dip below freezing. The area receives just 3 inches of snow annually, so the climate is comfortable for most older adults.
- Murfreesboro is a popular destination for retirees due to the mild Southern climate and the state's generous tax policies that can make memory care and medical treatments more affordable. Tennessee does not tax earned individual income, including Social Security and pensions. Retirement accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k)s, are exempt from the Hall tax that applies to most investment income.
- As the community has grown, Murfreesboro's cost of living has increased proportionally. Local residents spend 24 percent more on essential living expenses than the average American. Housing and transportation account for the majority of the added costs. On the other hand, seniors in Murfreesboro pay less for groceries and health care than other Tennesseans, which is helpful for those who live on a fixed income.
- In the event of medical emergencies or illness, the Murfreesboro area is home to several well-equipped medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the TrustPoint Hospital, which is endorsed by the Alzheimer's Association, and the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Alvin C. York Campus.
Paying for Memory Care in Murfreesboro
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Murfreesboro start around $3,865 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro
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 Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Murfreesboro
Review of Creekside at Three Rivers
We found Creekside at Three Rivers to be acceptable. We weren't impressed with the layout, and the room was smaller than what my brother had at the other place. The big problem there was the walkin... Read more
Review of Harmony at Victory Station
We visited Harmony at Victory Station. We did not like it because the memory care was separate from the assisted living. Also, they did not seem to have people that were far worse than what my brot... Read more
Review of The Rutherford Memory Care
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 expo... Read more