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100 Assisted Living Communities in Knoxville, Tennessee

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,033 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 100 Assisted Living Communities in Knoxville and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Knoxville, TN

  • Assisted Living: $4,033
  • Nursing Home Care: $7,026
  • In-home Care: $3,575
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,430

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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Knoxville

Chris Judd

2

December 19, 2022

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

North Shore Heights (NSH) is a prime example of “smoke and mirrors.” The property looks very nice and the staff is polished and polite upfront, promising you the world. Later on in your experience, especially on the evenings and weekends, you will discover that your loved one will be neglected to say the least. We found this out the hard way. We even spent a lot of extra money supplementing with outside caregivers, and also our Family members were there DAILY, helping with and checking on my mom. On the Memory Care wing, it is even worse. NSH usually puts their newest, least qualified people on that end, with a few (loving and diligent) exceptions, because the residents there cannot fend for themselves mentally, nor do they have the memory capacity to complain. The Memory Care staff on the evenings and weekends typically parks the residents in the recliners and ignores them, doing the bare minimum at best. They have relatively few activities, also, despite what they advertise. The corporate office (Hamister Group, Buffalo, NY) does not care either. They will squeeze you for your last dime, even though they know there are problems here in the facility locally, and promises not being kept. Do yourself a favor, shop around, and read the RECENT reviews on places. It’s a tough industry, and good places are far and few between. As someone else mentions here, you may be better served and for less money, keeping your loved one home and hiring the help that you can from home care agencies.

James

1

March 9, 2022

I visited this facility

The pictures on the Website are nothing like the Place. Run down and if you look in the back some balconies look like they are ready to fall down. They don\'t have a full staff. the staff there are rude and self-serving. When I visited the Janitor was serving lunch, how hygienic is that? No activities! Showed me a schedule, but none of those activities were being done. The couches in the main area were dirty, old and in dire need of replacement. I was shown a menu and it was filled with comfort food and starches. No way would you consider it health. The apartments are small and very expensive for a place that offers no service. Walking down the hallways smoke from tobacco had a strong smell. I asked the lady who showed me around and she said it was a non-smoking community, but she smelled of cigarettes. Speaking with a few residents most were not happy and had a long laundry list of complaints.

Diane

5

April 20, 2021

I visited this facility

We visited Echo Ridge for my mom, and we really liked that one. That was independent and everybody had their own little apartment. There were a lot of people up and about and they were very active. The staff was really good. Everything was well kept up, nice, and clean. They have a dining room, a barbershop or beauty salon, outdoor gardening, a walking path, and a lot of different things to do.

Shari

5

February 18, 2021

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

My mom has moved into Atria Weston Place last Monday. I'm impressed with the cleanliness so far. Everyone is very friendly. The layout of the place can be confusing because there's a bunch of hallways, but everything is very central. It should be easy for any resident to get to the main area. Mom says everybody has been very friendly. They're very quick to come when she calls for them. Her room is really nice. There is a lot of sunlight, big windows, plenty of room, and a nice big bathroom. It has a microwave and a mini fridge. They call it a studio, but they have a variety of rooms there. There's a beauty salon and an activity room, but they're not doing a whole lot right now because of the restrictions. I would like to say that the administration has been very available. The staff is always available and able to take my call and is very helpful. My mom says the food is good.

Duane

5

January 27, 2021

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm now living at Echo Ridge. I moved here two weeks ago. I'm fine. I'm in a 1-bedroom apartment, which is nice. They offer 2-bedrooms, too. I've seen activities, but I haven't participated in any of them. Meals are good. The staff members are very nice. They have a walk that goes around the building. The pricing is competitive.

Shari

3

October 15, 2020

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

She went into a nursing home, the NHC HealthCare, Fort Sanders. So far it is OK, just very expensive. As for the staff, well, it is hard as I have only spoken to some. I cannot go inside. Some of them are great and some of them are questionable. The doctor has called me. They called me when they made any changes and that kind of thing, so I guess that is about as good as we are going to get. Mom seems to like it OK now that she is getting real food, so I think it is OK. It is not really an apartment, just a semi-private room, and it's just a plain old room, not much. I have not seen it though. I think they are super busy, and they are doing the best they can. Everybody that I have spoken to has been pretty much polite and helpful.

Diana

3

May 20, 2020

I visited this facility

I didn't care for Echo Ridge. It's an older facility and I didn't care for the environment or the people. I saw one room, but I didn't care for it. It was old and it didn't fit my needs because it didn't have a kitchen. I walked past the craft room and there were people doing crafts. I think they had some games and things going on.

Michael

5

January 23, 2020

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

My mother was in here before she passed away. It was very clean, the people were awesome, and they treated my mother and us very well. It was pretty much all scale care. They have studios, more like a 1-bedroom apartment, but you can get up to a 2-bedroom. They had games for them every day, they always had entertainment, they take them out to the Tennessee theater, and they took them shopping. The staff is awesome, they're really good.

Gail

5

October 2, 2019

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

My husband is here The layout is atrocious and very convoluted. There's a lot of walking involved, which I don't like. Other than that, it's great. They have a beautiful courtyard that's fully enclosed and nobody can get out. Their food seems very good. It's a very calming place and homey. I like the whole place. They do crafts and they have better one-on-one contact with the employees who strike me as interested and caring. It has the better feel than a lot of places do. He eats better there than he did at the other places. It's two stories and had an elevator.

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Assisted Living Costs in Knoxville

The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey indicates that Knoxville’s average monthly cost of assisted living is just above the national average of $4,000. When compared with Tennessee’s state average, Knoxville’s cost is just over $100 more. Several cities throughout the state are far less expensive than Knoxville. For example, in Chattanooga, assisted living is about $1,000 less per month while in Morristown, the cost is about $800 less. The Nashville area has the most expensive assisted living costs in the state at $4,500 per month, which is about $500 more than in Knoxville.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

In Knoxville, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $4,033 per month, which is about $3,000 less than nursing home care and about $450 more than home care services. These cost variations are common throughout most cities in the United States and reflect how the type of care affects the overall price.  For seniors considering homemaker services or a home health aide instead of assisted living, several other items should be considered, including expenses such as rent, groceries and utilities, which are usually factored into the cost of assisted living. 

 

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Knoxville

Medicaid in Tennessee

In Tennessee, the state Medicaid plan is known officially as TennCare. It provides health care to low-income residents of the state including children and their families, Supplemental Security Income recipients and senior citizens. Some of the services paid for by the standard state plan include medical care, dental care, prescription medications and nursing home care. 

To qualify for TennCare as a senior citizen, applicants must be 65 years of age or older and their income may not exceed $771 per month when single. Married couples may not have an income that exceeds $1,157 per month. The asset limit for single applicants is $2,000, and for married couples, it’s $3,000. Exempt assets include the applicant’s house, household furnishings and one vehicle.

Seniors can apply for TennCare online or by calling (855) 259-0701. 

TennCare CHOICES

CHOICES provides senior citizens and disabled adults with access to nursing care and home and community-based services. Its purpose is to help those who need a nursing level of care delay a move into a nursing home by providing the services they require within their home or in an assisted living community. Some of the services provided by CHOICES include nursing care, personal care, assisted living services and transportation.

To qualify, applicants must require assistance with at least two activities of daily living. They also must be either 65 years of age or legally disabled. Financially, applicants are restricted to an income of no more than $2,313 per month. Asset limits are the same as for TennCare. 

Seniors can apply for CHOICES by calling (866) 836-6678. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

OPTIONS for Community Living

OPTIONS for Community Living is a state-funded program that provides seniors and disabled persons with home and community-based services such as personal care and assisted living services. It’s administered by the Area Agency on Aging. 

To qualify for OPTIONS, seniors must require daily assistance with ADLs and be aged 65 or older. There are no financial restrictions for applicants of this program, but fees are charged on a sliding scale based on the participant’s income. 

To apply for OPTIONS, seniors can call (866) 836-6678. 

Elderlife Bridge Loan

Seniors who require immediate cash to help pay for the cost of assisted living can contact Elderlife Financial Services to apply for a bridge loan. Upon loan approval, Elderlife Financial sends funds directly to the senior’s assisted living facility to pay for the cost of care. Seniors repay the loan in monthly installments. 

Eligibility for an Elderlife bridge loan is dependent upon the senior’s income and credit history. For seniors who may not meet these requirements, Elderlife permits applicants to include up to six cosigners, which can help improve the chances of approval and reduce monthly payments. 

To learn more or to start the application process, seniors can contact Elderlife at (888) 228-4500. 

Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

The Aid and Attendance benefit helps veterans and their spouses pay for the cost of long-term care when they require assistance with ADLs. It may cover the cost of care received at home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home. This is a cash benefit that’s added to the recipient’s pension. 

To be eligible for this benefit, the applicant must be a U.S. veteran or spouse and fall under one of the following categories: 

 

 

  • Have corrected eyesight in both eyes; vision must be 5/200 or worse 
  • Require assistance with ADLs
  • Be bedridden due to a chronic illness or disability 
  • Reside in a nursing facility
  • Live with a concentric contraction to five or fewer degrees of their visual field



  • This program is not available to veterans who already receive VA disability benefits. 

    For more information or assistance with the application, seniors can call the Veterans Affairs Department at (865) 594-6158. To apply, seniors living in Tennessee can write or fax the Milwaukee Pension Center at: 

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Claims Intake Center
    Attention:  Milwaukee Pension Center
    P. O. Box 5192 Janesville, WI 53547-5192
    Fax: (844) 655-1604

 

 

Assisted Living Resources in Knoxville

Senior Centers in Knoxville

Senior centers in Knoxville are open to residents aged 50 and older. They provide seniors with a variety of activities and programs, including computer classes, daily lunches and physical fitness classes. 

John T. O’Connor Senior Citizens Center
611 Winona Street, Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 523-1135

Larry Cox Senior Center
3109 Ocoee Trail, Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 546-1700

Aging Services

A variety of agencies in Knoxville work to protect the best interests of the city’s senior population. These agencies provide services such as benefits assistance and nutritional counseling.  Community Action Committee
2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
(865) 546-3500 Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
(865) 524-2786

Veterans Services

Veterans living in Knoxville may be eligible for free health care services at the Knoxville VA Medical Center. They can apply for other benefits and services available to veterans, including financial assistance, at one of the city’s Veterans Affairs offices. 

Knoxville VA Medical Center
8033 Ray Mears Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 545-4592

Veterans Affairs Department
9047 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 594-6158

Knox County Veterans Services
1000 North Central Street #6, Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 215-5645

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