The capital of Tennessee, Nashville is one of the state’s biggest cities, with 689,447 residents and a senior population of almost 12%. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia are a steadily rising concern that affects a large number of Nashville residents every year. Deaths related to Alzheimer’s rose from 276 in 2014 to 308 in 2018, an increase of nearly 41%. The city’s overall death rate increased by only 6% in the same time.

Many seniors with Alzheimer’s will eventually need the level of care and supervision a secure memory care facility can provide. Fortunately, Nashville is home to a wide selection of highly rated memory care facilities. They feature strong security measures, well-trained and compassionate caregivers, a high level of personal care and activities to help residents stay mentally active and socially engaged. In this guide, you’ll find the cost of memory care in Nashville compared to other Tennessee cities, information about living in Nashville and a list of local resources for people affected by Alzheimer’s.

Memory Care Facilities in Nashville, TN

2016

Belmont Village Green Hills

4206 Stammer Place, Nashville, TN, 37215

Belmont Village Green Hills is situated just outside I-440 on the southwest side of Nashville, Tennessee, near many stores, restaurants and Lipscomb University. Visitors note the well-maintained, reso … (read more)
Belmont Village Green Hills is situated just outside I-440 on the southwest side of Nashville, Tennessee, near many stores, restaurants and Lipscomb University. Visitors note the well-maintained, reso … (read more)

The Lodge at Natchez Trace

8207 Highway 100, Nashville, TN, 37221


2013

Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland

15 Burton Hills Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37215

Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland is located in the exciting city of Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The facility receives high marks from residents … (read more)
Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland is located in the exciting city of Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The facility receives high marks from residents … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brookdale Belle Meade

6767 Brookmont Terrace, Nashville, TN, 37205

Brookdale Belle Meade has Bible studies and crafts. There are about seven activities that are offered every day. They serve three meals, two snacks, and more if desired. It’s very much a home-like env … (read more)
Brookdale Belle Meade has Bible studies and crafts. There are about seven activities that are offered every day. They serve three meals, two snacks, and more if desired. It’s very much a home-like env … (read more)

The Village at Bellevue

8118B Sawyer Brown Rd., Nashville, TN, 37221

My husband recently moved into The Village at Bellevue. We chose the facility because for one thing, it’s close to where I live, and it was the least expensive. When I toured it, it was a pretty nice … (read more)
My husband recently moved into The Village at Bellevue. We chose the facility because for one thing, it’s close to where I live, and it was the least expensive. When I toured it, it was a pretty nice … (read more)

Mary, Queen of Angels

34 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN, 37205


Clarendale at Bellevue Place

7632 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN, 37221


Harmony at Bellevue

8234 Highway 100, Nashville, TN, 37221


2016

American House Brentwood

5436 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN, 37211

American House Brentwood is located in Nashville, Tennessee, just minutes from Interstate 65 and Radnor Lake State Park. Visitors and residents compliment this community for having helpful, kind and k … (read more)
American House Brentwood is located in Nashville, Tennessee, just minutes from Interstate 65 and Radnor Lake State Park. Visitors and residents compliment this community for having helpful, kind and k … (read more)

The Opal at Music City

2733 McCampbell, Nashville, TN, 37214

My mom has been in The Opal at Music City’s memory care for a year now. It’s a nice facility. The only reason why we are considering moving her is that they have so much turnover with their staff. The … (read more)
My mom has been in The Opal at Music City’s memory care for a year now. It’s a nice facility. The only reason why we are considering moving her is that they have so much turnover with their staff. The … (read more)

Abe’s Garden Community

115 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville, TN, 37205

From our first visit I knew this was the place for my husband and for our family. I was immediately impressed with the open and airy environment and all the possibilities for engagement. From the art … (read more)
From our first visit I knew this was the place for my husband and for our family. I was immediately impressed with the open and airy environment and all the possibilities for engagement. From the art … (read more)

The Barton House

6961 US Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN, 37221

I’m a little disappointed with the Barton House. We thought this community was good for my friend because it was a memory care facility and it has a walking trail. It is clean and attractive; however, … (read more)
I’m a little disappointed with the Barton House. We thought this community was good for my friend because it was a memory care facility and it has a walking trail. It is clean and attractive; however, … (read more)

Brighton Gardens of Brentwood

103 Arcaro Place, Brentwood, TN, 37027

Brighton Gardens of Brentwood is located in Brentwood, Tennessee, roughly halfway between Nashville and Franklin near Radnor Lake State Park. The facility is pet-friendly, and residents describe it as … (read more)
Brighton Gardens of Brentwood is located in Brentwood, Tennessee, roughly halfway between Nashville and Franklin near Radnor Lake State Park. The facility is pet-friendly, and residents describe it as … (read more)

Sage Hill Maybelle Carter

208 West Due West Ave., Madison, TN, 37115

Maybelle Carter is an older facility, the memory care unit is smaller, and is not as aesthetically appealing as some of the newer facilities. I saw a shared room, it was too small, and it would not wo … (read more)
Maybelle Carter is an older facility, the memory care unit is smaller, and is not as aesthetically appealing as some of the newer facilities. I saw a shared room, it was too small, and it would not wo … (read more)

Harmony at Brentwood

9045 Church Street East , Brentwood, TN, 37027


Charter Senior Living of Hermitage

4131 Andrew Jackson Parkway, Hermitage, TN, 37076

We’re over at Charter Senior Living of Hermitage. My wife is in memory care. I liked the facility a lot, I liked that that level of care has a really good staff, a lot of experience. It’s like a studi … (read more)
We’re over at Charter Senior Living of Hermitage. My wife is in memory care. I liked the facility a lot, I liked that that level of care has a really good staff, a lot of experience. It’s like a studi … (read more)

Jubilee Hills Goodlettsville

322 Northcreek Blvd., Goodlettsville, TN, 37072


Cloverland Park Senior Living

6030 Cloverland Park Drive, Brentwood, TN, 37027


Kempton of Hermitage

3778 Central Pike, Hermitage, TN, 37076


McKendree Village

4347 Lebanon Rd, Hermitage, TN, 37076


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Nashville

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 Nashville

In Nashville and the rest of Tennessee, memory care facilities are regulated by the Department of Health, Office of Health Care Facilities. See its website for licensure requirements, inspection reports, staff training guidelines and contact information to report complaints about a facility’s quality of care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Nashville

  • Seniors in the state capital have access to many of Tennessee’s best hospitals, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ascension Saint Thomas and TriStar Centennial Medical Center. U.S. News & World Report rated all as “High Performing” in a wide range of adult specialties, such as geriatrics, heart surgery, hip replacement and treatment of COPD.
  • Senior Ride Nashville provides low-cost transportation to stores, medical appointments, community centers and other destinations in the service area. To use the service, residents must be able to transfer into and out of a vehicle with limited assistance. People with disabilities can use WeGo Access, a door-to-door service that accommodates wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.
  • Nashville’s cost of living index is 101.4, slightly higher than the national index of 100. Housing (113.3), groceries (102) and transportation (100.7) are pricier than average, but health care (96.7) and utilities (99.3) cost less.
  • With zero income tax, Tennessee is a very tax-friendly state for retirees. Residents pay no taxes on Social Security benefits and other kinds of retirement income; additionally, property taxes are lower than the norm.
  • Summers in Nashville can be hot and humid, with an average high of 89 degrees in July. The city gets a large amount of rain, too — its average is 49 inches per year compared to the national average of 38. In winter, Nashville has an average low temperature of 27 degrees and receives approximately 4 inches of snow annually (national average is 28).
  • Nashville’s air quality index is 45 out of 100, a bit lower than the national index of 58. Its water quality index of 69 is higher than the U.S. index of 55, though.
  • Nashville’s property and violent crime rates make it safer than 3% of other U.S. cities. Residents have a one in 86 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime; comparatively, the crime rate for Tennessee overall is one in 149. The property crime rate is one in 25 (state odds are one in 40).

Paying for Memory Care in Nashville

In Nashville, seniors receive memory care in specialized units of assisted living facilities. Memory care is approximately 20%-30% more expensive than assisted living because it includes highly secure environments, strict safety standards, therapeutic programming and staff who are trained to work with people who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. The average price for memory care in Nashville is $5,125 per month. Rates below are based on assisted living prices from the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, plus 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nashville

At $5,125, Nashville’s memory care prices are among the most affordable in the state. Rates are a few dollars less than Tennessee’s average of $5,131 and $500 cheaper than the U.S. average of $5,625. In Chattanooga, costs increased to $5,275. Knoxville’s prices average $4,779, or almost $350 less than Nashville. Seniors pay $5,300 in Jackson and $5,250 in Memphis.

$5125

Nashville

$5131

Tennessee

$5625

The United States

$5275

Chattanooga

$4779

Knoxville

$5300

Jackson

$5250

Memphis

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Homemaker services and home health aides can be good options for seniors who don’t yet require transitioning to a memory care facility. Both cost $4,767, even though home health aides include medical assistance that standard homemaker services don’t. Adult day health care costs $1,842, and assisted living prices average $4,100. Seniors pay an average of $7,270 for a semiprivate nursing home room and $7,908 for a private room.

$5125

Memory Care

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$4100

Assisted Living Facility

$7270

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$7908

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Nashville

In Nashville, 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 TN

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 Nashville

In Nashville, there are many nonprofit organizations and government programs aimed at helping families affected by Alzheimer’s. Residents can get unbiased advice, financial assistance, referrals to helpful local resources and more.

Resource

Contact

Description

(615) 255-1010

The Greater Nashville Regional Counsel's Aging and Disability Program provides information, assessments and referrals for seniors and their families. By calling its helpline, residents can talk to a counselor about choosing a memory care facility, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and applying for financial aid programs to help pay for their loved one's care. It also offers the CHOICES program, which includes services such as caregiver respite, minor home modifications and personal care for seniors living at home.

(800) 827-1000

This government agency helps veterans and qualifying dependents apply for a variety of benefits that could be used to pay some or all of the cost of memory care. Residents can talk to a service officer about eligibility requirements and learn how to file an appeal if the VA denies a benefit claim.

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer’s Association is an informative resource that helps families understand the symptoms and stages of memory disease, assists with future planning and gives advice on safely caring for seniors while they're still living at home. Its website lists current and upcoming Alzheimer’s research opportunities, plus support groups and social activities for people in the early stages of the disease. Families can also use its virtual Alzheimer’s Navigator tool to create an action plan for their loved one, which includes care options, a guide to managing finances and an organized list of their medical needs.

(844) 435-7486

Under the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, this program provides free legal assistance to low-income or vulnerable seniors ages 60 and up. It helps with issues that are important to people in memory care facilities, such as advance health care directives, guardianship, estate planning, financial exploitation and neglect.

(615) 253-5412

Nashville residents can contact their ombudsman to ask questions about memory care facilities and get help with choosing a facility for themselves or a family member. The ombudsman also serves as an advocate to resolve problems such as abuse, wrongful discharge or transfers, rights violations and general quality of care.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Nashville

Nashville 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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Tennessee