6 Memory Care Facilities in Sullivan County, TN
The average cost of memory care in Sullivan County is $4,291 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Washington County with an average starting cost of $3,680.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Sullivan County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Sullivan County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bristol County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Sullivan County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Sullivan County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Sullivan County, TN
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
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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.
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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
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
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