Nashville is a large city in Tennessee that is known as the home of country music. The city has a population of about 692,000 people, and 11.7% of those residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors in the city have access to excellent medical care facilities, such as Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a teaching hospital that is nationally ranked by USN in nine different procedures. Nursing home care costs in Nashville are relatively low, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. A semi-private room in Nashville has an average monthly cost of $7,270, which is lower than the national average of $7,756.
Nursing home care provides 24/7 medical care and assistance for seniors with chronic illness or disabilities that have left them frail and unable to care for themselves. This type of care is generally expensive, and family members may want to look at care alternatives, such as assisted living and home care services, if nursing home care is not necessary.
This guide looks at the costs of nursing home care in Nashville and neighboring cities. It also provides a few resources that may be of use to seniors and their families.