The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Rutherford County, TN for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Rutherford County, TN

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Harmony at Victory Station

Provides: Memory Care
211 Fortress Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
"Harmony at Victory Station was a beautiful place, but it's just too large for me and my wife. That's the one thing I did not like about it. It's just too big. The rooms in the memory care and..." More

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American House Murfreesboro

Provides: Memory Care
3211 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
"We toured. 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
"My mom is in Traditions of Smyrna, and the staff is amazing to work with. They are very helpful, and they answer all my questions. The facility was immaculate compared to other facilities. They..." More

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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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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

    $5,952.00 Williamson County
    $5,911.00 Sumner County
    $5,561.00 Davidson County
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,015.00 Wilson County
    $4,987.00 Rutherford County
    $4,060.00 Maury County

    Memory Care costs in Rutherford County start around $4,987 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 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 Harmony at Victory Station

      Harmony at Victory Station was a beautiful place, but it's just too large for me and my wife. That's the one thing I did not like about it. It's just too big. The rooms in the memory care and every... Read more

      Edward
    • Review of Traditions of Smyrna

      My mom is in Traditions of Smyrna, and the staff is amazing to work with. They are very helpful, and they answer all my questions. The facility was immaculate compared to other facilities. They loo... Read more

      Jon
    • Review of Harmony at Victory Station

      I went on a tour at Harmony at Victory Station. It was awesome, and it was nice. My mother has dementia, so she would be on the memory care side. It was extremely spacious, and very well organized.... Read more

      Michelle
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