Tennessee Assisted Living
Cost of Tennessee Assisted Living
The average cost of Assisted Living in Tennessee is $3,395 per month. This is higher than the national average which is $2,877 per month.
In Tennessee there are 191 Assisted Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs.
Tennessee Senior Living Options by City
Nashville Metropolitan Area Senior Living
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Map of Tennessee Assisted Living Facilities
Paying for Assisted Living in TennesseeMost assisted-care living facilities in Tennessee are privately run, and residents are expected to pay for their services using retirement savings or long-term healthcare insurance.
Overview of Tennessee Assisted LivingBordered by the Appalachian Mountains to the east and the Mississippi River to the west, Tennessee is land of history, culture and natural beauty. This birthplace of Country Western music is also full of Civil War heritage, plus other exciting attractions like the remarkable Tennessee Aquarium and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Residents of Tennessee assisted living won’t need to travel far to marvel at the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains in America’s most visited national park. Tennessee experiences hot summers and mild winters, with plenty of rainy days to keep the valleys green.
Assisted Living in Tennessee DefinedIn Tennessee, an assisted-care living facility (ACLF) refers to a building, establishment, complex or distinct part thereof that accepts mature seniors for domiciliary care and services. The purpose of assisted-care living services is to:
- Promote the availability of appropriate residential facilities for the elderly and adults with disabilities in the least restrictive and most homelike environment.
- Provide assisted-care living services to residents in facilities by meeting each individual’s medical and other needs safely and effectively.
- Enhance the individual’s ability to age in place while promoting personal individuality, respect, independence and privacy.
Regulation of Tennessee Assisted Living FacilitiesAssisted living in Tennessee is governed by the Department of Health’s Division of Health Care Facilities. At least every 15 months, a representative of the health department will make an unannounced inspection of each assisted-care living facility to ensure that state-wide regulations are being upheld. Each ACLF shall provide each resident with at least the following personal services:
- Protective care
- Safety when in the ACLF
- Daily awareness of the individual’s whereabouts
- The ability and readiness to intervene if crises arise
- Room and board
- Non-medical living assistance with activities of daily living
- The administrator must fulfill at least 24 hours of continuing education annually.
- The ACLF must employ a licensed nurse and a qualified dietician as needed.
- The facility must operate an annual influenza vaccination program.
- Fire drills should be held four times per year for each work shift, including one during sleeping hours.