3 Memory Care Facilities in Sevier County, TN
The average cost of memory care in Sevier County is $4,145 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Knox County with an average starting cost of $3,903.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Sevier County, TN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Sevier County
About 98,000 residents call Sevier County home, and more than 19 percent of these residents are aged 65 and older. Some of these Sevier County seniors may represent part of the 120,000 Tennessee seniors living with Alzheimer's disease, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. The county is home to two memory care facilities that can provide specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders.
Like any assisted living facility in Tennessee, Sevier County's memory care facilities are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Health's Board for Licensing Healthcare Facilities. Seniors' families can trust that Sevier County's memory care facilities deliver high-quality care thanks to this state supervision.
- Living in Sevier County costs less than the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Sevier County's cost of living ranks 94.1. While housing and grocery costs are low, healthcare costs soar above the national average, coming in at 131. Seniors' families should keep this cost of living in mind when budgeting for memory care facility expenses.
- Sevier County seniors and their families may find some monthly savings thanks to Tennessee's tax laws. The state does not have an income tax, which means social security income and other retirement income isn't taxed, either.
- Sevier County's climate ranges from cold winters with a touch of snow to warm summers. Winter lows drop to the 20s, and the area sees about 6 inches of snow a year. Summer high temperatures reach the upper 80s. The area sees more rain than the national average as well.
- Crime rates in Sevier County are higher than the national average, with property crimes being the greatest concern. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous, property crime rates come in at 65.6. Violent crime rates are lower at 45.5. When evaluating memory care facilities, seniors' families may want to consider security features, such as exterior lights and cameras, in place at each facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Sevier County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sevier County start around $4,145 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sevier 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 Sevier 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 Sevier County
Sevier 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 Sevier County, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sevier County
Sevier 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.