5 Memory Care Facilities in Rutherford County, TN

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Rutherford County, TN

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Elmcroft of Murfreesboro

Provides: Memory Care
3211 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
"We toured Broadmore Senior Living. Some rooms were shared, and some were private. Only one person assisted me, and I asked to see the Alzheimer's ward." More
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Traditions of Smyrna

Provides: Memory Care
800 Great Circle, Smyrna, TN 37167
"Traditions of Smyrna has been pretty good in many respects. My brother went in two weeks before the pandemic shutdown, so we haven't been able to see him like we had planned. I would say that he is..." More

The Rutherford Memory Care

Provides: 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..." More

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Harmony at Victory Station

Provides: Memory Care
211 Fortress Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
"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..." More

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Stones River Manor

Provides: Memory Care
205 Haynes Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
"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..." More

    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

    Counties in Tennessee

    $5,528.00 Williamson County
    $5,066.00 Madison County
    $5,043.00 US
    $4,943.00 Sumner County
    $4,837.00 Davidson County
    $4,075.00 Rutherford County
    $3,967.00 Wilson County
    $3,800.00 Maury County

    Memory Care costs in Rutherford County start around $4,075 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 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Rutherford County

    • Review of Traditions of Smyrna

      Traditions of Smyrna has been pretty good in many respects. My brother went in two weeks before the pandemic shutdown, so we haven't been able to see him like we had planned. I would say that he is... Read more

      ReviewerRD0120p
    • 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

      ReviewerRD0120p
    • 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

      Jerry
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