5 Memory Care Facilities in Rutherford County, TN
The average cost of memory care in Rutherford County is $4,085 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Rutherford County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Rutherford County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Wilson County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Rutherford County
A suburban county 30 minutes southeast of Nashville, Rutherford County has more than 300,000 residents, approximately 10 percent of whom are 65 years or older. Residents in this age group with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia have three residential memory care facilities to choose from in the county.
As is the case in all of Tennessee, memory care facilities in Rutherford County are licensed by the state Department of Health and must demonstrate their ability to care for residents in varying stages of mental decline. These facilities are referred to in Tennessee as assisted care living facilities or residential homes for the aged.
- People who live in Rutherford County get to experience all four seasons. Temperatures regularly reach 90 degrees during the summer, along with high humidity. During the winter months, the average nighttime lows are below freezing, and the area averages three inches of snow per year. With more than 200 annual sunny days, Rutherford County is a pleasant place for memory care residents who enjoy supervised time outside.
- The cost of living in Rutherford County is nine percent higher than the national average, with housing and transportation being the most expensive staple purchases in the area. Healthcare, often a major expense for memory care residents, costs six percent more in Rutherford County than in the average U.S. city.
- Rutherford County retirees pay no state tax on their Social Security retirement benefits, nor are they taxed on private retirement earnings such as 401(k) and pension distributions. Tennessee also has low property taxes, which may be a boon for family members wanting to live close to loved ones in memory care facilities.
- Violent and property crime rates in Rutherford County are rated at 41 and 42, respectively, on a scale of one to 100 (100 is worst). These rates are lower than the state averages in both categories but much higher than the national averages. That said, older adults may feel safe living in most memory care facilities, which offer numerous security features.
Paying for Memory Care in Rutherford County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Rutherford County start around $4,448 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford County
Rutherford 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 Rutherford County, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Directory of Winners in the Rutherford County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rutherford County
Rutherford 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Rutherford County
Review of The Rutherford Memory Care
Our experience with The Rutherford Memory Care has been very good, and my wife is adapting really well. I chose them because it's a small community, there are only about 28 residents. I like that t... Read more
Review of Stones River Manor
The memory care unit at Stones River Manor was much larger than in other places. It appeared to be one large grouping and I'm concerned that my wife would not adapt well to that. Some things they h... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of Murfreesboro
We toured. Some rooms were shared, and some were private. Only one person assisted me, and I asked to see the Alzheimer's ward. Read more