3 Memory Care Facilities in Washington County, TN

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Brookdale Johnson City

Provides: Memory Care
2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604
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Cornerstone Village South

Provides: Memory Care
211 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY, Johnson City, TN 37604
"If you or someone you love encounters new challenges in everyday tasks, it may be time to secure the appropriate support. Our Assisted Living residences offer a comprehensive menu of personal care..." More

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City

Provides: Memory Care
2412 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37604
"At Dominion, our desire is to provide a unique community where residents can enjoy life together. We believe in the Biblical mandate to honor our fathers and mothers... so we have created an..." More

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Washington County

Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeastern Tennessee, Washington County is home to 127,000 residents, nearly 18 percent of whom are over the age of 65. The county has two memory care facilities catering to residents in that age group with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

All memory care facilities in Tennessee, including those in Washington County, operate either as assisted care living facilities or as residential homes for the aged. Both types of facilities must maintain licenses with the Tennessee Department of Health.

  • Summers in Washington County are warm, with July highs averaging in the mid-80s, but the area's mountainous location shields it from the brutal heat and humidity of much of the South. In the winter, nighttime lows regularly drop below freezing, and the area gets an average of 10 inches of snow each year. With 200 annual sunny days, Washington County offers memory care residents ample opportunity to spend supervised time outdoors.
  • Washington County is an affordable place to live. Its cost of living is 10 percent less than the national average. Staple purchases such as housing, groceries and utilities all cost less in Washington County than in the average U.S. city. However, memory care residents with high medical expenses may want to consider Washington County's health care costs, which are five percent higher than average.
  • Retirees in Washington County do not have to pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits or their income from private retirement plans. As a result, memory care residents have more money available to put toward their health care expenses.
  • Washington County's violent and property crime rates of 41.4 and 43.6 out of 100, respectively, are lower than the state averages of 45 and 47.7 but higher than the national averages. Memory care residents who prioritize personal safety may want to keep these numbers in mind. Most memory care facilities have cameras, guards, locking exterior doors and other security features.


Paying for Memory Care in Washington County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Tennessee

$6,122.00 Buncombe County
$4,882.00 Washington County
$4,800.00 US
$4,609.00 Sevier County
$4,322.00 Rutherford County
$3,896.00 Sullivan County
$3,724.00 Knox County
$3,401.00 Washington County

Memory Care costs in Washington County start around $3,401 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.

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

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Tennessee page. Financial Assistance in Tennessee Financial Assistance in Tennessee

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 Washington County

Washington 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 an assisted living 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 Washington County, please visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.

Memory Care Facilities in Washington County

Directory of Winners in the Washington County Area


Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washington County

Washington County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.

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