6 Memory Care Facilities in Sullivan County, TN

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Sullivan County, TN

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American House Kingsport

Provides: Memory Care
901 Teasel Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660
"My mom will be moving into American House Kingsport. We chose it because of the price. More than that, they had good staffing ratios, and the room is nice. She has a large bathroom. She is in a..." More

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American House Bristol

Provides: Memory Care
826 Meadowview Road, Bristol, TN 37620
"American House Bristol was very clean and inviting and the staff was very kind and accommodating. I had a very good experience with the person I was with. He even went so far as to follow up with..." More

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Brookdale Colonial Heights

Provides: Memory Care
400 Professional Park Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663
"My mother will be going into the memory care at Brookdale Colonial Heights. The staff was very nice and very informative. It just seemed more close knit in the memory care part. The people there..." More

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Dominion Senior Living of Bristol

Provides: Memory Care
425 Shelby Lane, Bristol, TN 37620
"I did a tour of Dominion Senior Living of Bristol. The two big things why I didn't choose it was because, it was too far away from my home, and the price was a little out of my budget. It was very..." More

Preston Place II

Provides: Memory Care
2303 N John B Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN 37660
"My dad was a resident of Preston Place II. Until four months ago, he had been at Preston Place two for three and a half years. He was in a memory care unit. The reason I had to move him to another..." More

The Blake at Kingsport

Provides: Memory Care
915 Holston Hills Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664
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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Sullivan County

    Tucked into the northeastern corner of Tennessee at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sullivan County is home to nearly 160,000 people, 21 percent of whom are at least 65 years old. The county has four memory care facilities to serve its residents who have Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

    In Sullivan County and all of Tennessee, memory care facilities are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health and are classified as assisted care living facilities or as residential homes for the aged.

    • Sullivan County has a four-season climate. Because of its mountainous location, it is colder than most places in Tennessee. Summer highs average 85 degrees Fahrenheit, winter lows average 25 degrees Fahrenheit, and the county gets almost a foot of snow per year on average. Memory care residents and their families who enjoy changes in scenery and weather should enjoy Sullivan County.
    • With a cost of living 13 percent below the national average, Sullivan County is one of the most affordable areas in Tennessee. Housing, transportation and groceries all cost substantially less in Sullivan County than in a typical U.S. city, which may be important to family members considering moving or buying a second home to be near their loved one in memory care.
    • Retirees in Tennessee pay no tax on their Social Security benefits, 401(k)s, pensions or any other form of retirement income. The state's friendly tax laws toward retirees result in memory care residents having more money to spend on quality care. Family members visiting the area may be surprised by the sales taxes, though, which rank among the nation's highest.
    • Sullivan County's crime rate comes in just higher than the national average. Its violent crime index is 39 out of 100, compared to an average of 31. Memory care residents and their families shouldn't worry too much about safety in Sullivan County, especially when they consider that assisted care living facilities and residential homes for the aged usually come equipped with a long list of security features.


    Paying for Memory Care in Sullivan County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Tennessee

    $7,246.00 Buncombe County
    $5,650.00 Henderson County
    $5,378.00 Bristol County
    $5,294.00 US
    $4,733.00 Washington County
    $4,412.00 Rutherford County
    $4,166.00 Sullivan County

    Memory Care costs in Sullivan County start around $4,166 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan County

    Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.

    Directory of Winners in the Sullivan County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sullivan County

    Sullivan 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 Sullivan County

    • Review of American House Bristol

      My experience with American House was very disappointing. When I signed my mother up as a resident, I feel that I was sold a dream. My mother resided at the Bristol facility for just a 3-month peri... Read more

      Pumbaj1966
    • Review of American House Kingsport

      American House Kingsport is fine for people who are in an advanced stage of severe dementia. It's reasonably good care. It's OK, but not great. It used to be a really good place. You could go to th... Read more

      Reviewer RC#0619b
    • Review of American House Kingsport

      My mom will be moving into American House Kingsport. We chose it because of the price. More than that, they had good staffing ratios, and the room is nice. She has a large bathroom. She is in a joi... Read more

      Robyn
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