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The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Kingsport, TN for 2024

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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Kingsport, Tennessee
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Nursing Home Costs in Kingsport, TN

The monthly average cost of a nursing home semiprivate room in Kingsport is $7,194, the corresponding cost of a private room is $8,197.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a comparison point, the cost of care in Kingsport is similar to the Tennessee state average of $7,072 and cheaper than the national average of $7,756.

Nearby Johnson City has the most expensive care costs at an average of $7,368 per month, and Clarksville is the cheapest option at $6,753. The average senior in a nursing home in the capital of Nashville pays $7,270 each month. 

Kingsport

$7,194

Tennessee

$7,072

The United States

$7,756

Johnson City

$7,368

Clarksville

$6,753

Nashville

$7,270

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors and their loved ones may be interested in the average costs of other care options besides nursing home care. Adult day care is generally the least expensive option, but data was unavailable for Kingsport. Home care and home health care services both have an average monthly cost of $3,909 and are good options for seniors wanting to remain in their own homes. Assisted living carries a monthly average cost of $4,200 and provides 24/7 assistance with the tasks of daily living and additional support as required. 

Assisted living

$4,200

Home care

$3,909

Home health care

$3,909

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7,194

Nursing home care (private room)

$8,197

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Kingsport, TN

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Kingsport, TN

The following resources are offered by government departments and nonprofit organizations in Kingsport. These services and resources may be of interest to seniors who are considering nursing home care and are looking for options that could help them safely delay the move.

ResourceContactService
Meals on Wheels of Kingsport(423) 247-4511Meals on Wheels of Kingsport is funded primarily by donations from the United Way of Greater Kingsport. This nonprofit organization delivers meals to homebound seniors who are no longer able to prepare a meal for themselves and have no access to regular assistance. Volunteers distribute the meals around noon each day from Monday to Friday. When they deliver meals, volunteers can check on seniors and contact the relevant authorities if anything is amiss.
First Tennessee Human Resources Agency(423) 461-8200This government department runs a number of programs for seniors to help them safely age in place, including transport, nutrition, senior employment and foster grandparent services. The personal support program provides in-home care to vulnerable seniors who would otherwise need to be placed in nursing home care.
First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging(423) 928-3258The First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging is a government department that offers services and resources to improve the lives of seniors in Kingsport and surrounding areas. The long-term care ombudsman protects the rights of seniors in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. They investigate any complaints and resolve issues to ensure the safety of seniors. Additional programs include evidence-based wellness education, senior centers, transportation and caregiver support.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Esther Mantel

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Orchard View Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center

Staff are really nice. The rooms are decently clean and food is good most days. I can't expect perfection but very satisfied with our experience.

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Reviewer#LD010324B

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Orchard View Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center

My sister is in Orchard View Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center. She is in rehab, which is a very clean place, but very understaffed. We get a lot of mixed messages. When you're asking a question...

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Reviewer#RD0712e

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of NHC Healthcare, Kingsport

My mom is at NHC Healthcare, Kingsport. The rehab facility is great. The staff members are very caring, and they take very good care of their patients. My mom loves their food. For activities, I've...

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