The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Shelby County, TN for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Shelby County is $5,501 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include DeSoto County with an average starting cost of $3,363.
To help you with your search, browse the 55 reviews below for memory care facilities in Shelby County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Shelby County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include DeSoto County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 31 families in Shelby County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Shelby County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Shelby County, TN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Shelby County
Home to Elvis Presley and blues music, Shelby County is the hub of a major metropolitan area in Southwest Tennessee and has a population of more than 930,000 people, 13.1 percent who are over the age of 65. Residents in that age bracket who have Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia may choose between 12 memory care facilities in the county.
As is the case for all of Tennessee, memory care facilities in Shelby County are referred to as either assisted care living facilities or residential homes for the aged and must receive a license from the Tennessee Department of Health. This license certifies that the facility is capable of caring for adults in varying stages of memory decline.
- Shelby County's winters are short and mild, and fall and spring tend to be pleasant. Memory care residents who enjoy spending supervised time outside may find their excursions are limited by the sweltering summer days. The highs in July and August regularly exceed 90 degrees, and the humidity can be oppressive.
- At eight percent cheaper than the national average, Shelby County's cost of living is very low for a major metropolitan area in the Sun Belt. The county's housing costs are a full one-third lower than average, making the area attractive to family members wanting to relocate or purchase a second home near their loved one in memory care.
- Seniors in Shelby County do not pay state taxes on any of their retirement income, including Social Security benefits. This friendly tax treatment leaves more money available for memory care residents to spend on high-quality care. The area's property taxes are also much lower than average.
- Shelby County is known for its violent crime rate of 68.7 out of 100, which is more than double the U.S. average of 31.1. While safety-conscious seniors may want to keep this fact in mind, they might also consider that memory care facilities, most of which have extensive security features, are among the safest places to live.
Paying for Memory Care in Shelby County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Shelby County start around $5,589 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby County
Shelby 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 Shelby County, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Directory of Winners in the Shelby County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Shelby County
Shelby 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.
Other Options in Shelby County, TN
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Shelby County
Review of Foxbridge
I liked Foxbridge. It was just too far for me to come. I liked their cabins. They were nice. Maintenance looked good. The staff that gave the tour was nice. I think each cabin had its own dining ar... Read more
Review of BeeHive Homes of Collierville
BeeHive Homes of Collierville is a new place. It has 23 beds, and they only have 5 people there. So right off the bat, my sister will be getting good attention. They said they could work with the p... Read more
Review of Shelby Gardens Place
Shelby Gardens Place was a beautiful place. The staff was friendly and nice. We visited the memory care and the lady that gave the tour was very nice and very helpful. She gave a complete tour of t... Read more