Located at the southwestern tip of Tennessee along the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is home to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home. There are also a number of high-performing hospitals in the region, including Methodist University Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital — Memphis.
Approximately 12.8% of the city’s 651,073 residents are aged 65 and older, and seniors who require long-term skilled nursing care will find that nursing home rates in Memphis are relatively affordable at an average of $7,300 per month, which is $456 below the national average. Nursing homes provide around-the-clock skilled care for those with complex medical needs who can’t safely live in a less-restrictive setting, such as a private home or assisted living facility. Seniors who are able to remain in their own homes with assistance may find that either homemaker or home health aide services provide the right level of support.
This guide provides an overview of nursing homes in Memphis, including average care costs and how those costs compare to state and national rates. There are also a number of free and low-cost resources for seniors and their caregivers who need help locating long-term care services.