12 Memory Care Facilities near Oak Ridge, TN
Also serving communities of Clinton.
There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Oak Ridge area, with 2 in Oak Ridge and 10 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Oak Ridge is $3,006 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Loudon with an average starting cost of $2,685.
To help you with your search, browse the 25 reviews below for memory care facilities in Oak Ridge. Better rated regions include Knoxville with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Oak Ridge, TN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Oak Ridge
About 29,000 residents call Oak Ridge home, and nearly 20 percent of those residents are aged 65 or older. The Alzheimer's Association reports that 120,000 seniors are living with Alzheimer's disease in Tennessee, and some of these seniors may live in Oak Ridge. These seniors can benefit from living in one of the three memory care facilities in the area; there are another nine facilities nearby.
The Tennessee Department of Health regulates all of these memory care facilities, termed adult care homes, in the state. These regulations ensure that the facilities provide optimal care to seniors living with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
- Tennessee is a tax-friendly state for seniors because it does not tax social security income. The state also does not have a state income tax, which could benefit seniors' families moving to Oak Ridge as well.
- Oak Ridge's cost of living falls under the national average, ranking at 92.4 on a scale where 100 represents the national average. Housing, utility and grocery costs fall below average, but healthcare costs rank above the U.S. average. Memory care facility expenses are below the national median as well.
- Violent crime rates in Oak Ridge are just higher than the national average, coming in at 34.2 on a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous. Property crime rates are higher, coming in at 53.2. Seniors and their families should ask about security measures, such as exterior lighting and security gates, that memory care facilities have in place.
- Seniors looking to experience all four seasons will enjoy the weather in Oak Ridge. The climate includes lows in the 20s in the winter and highs in the 80s in the summer. The area sees more rain than average but less snow.
Paying for Memory Care in Oak Ridge
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Oak Ridge start around $3,006 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge
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 Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Directory of Winners in the Oak Ridge Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge-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.