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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,585 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 12 assisted living facilities in Memphis and 5 in surrounding areas.
With a range of care from independent living to assisted living and secure memory care, Kennington Pointe highlights the gracious essence of southern living. Common areas include a three-story atrium, a fitness room, game room, and library.
Pointe at Kirby Gate is a homelike, welcoming community that provides assisted living and memory care for seniors in a quiet neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee.
Call 1-800-991-9257 for details
An excellent community for seniors seeking some extra assistance, Legacy Assisted Living & Memory Care at Lenox Park offers both assisted living and memory care.
Situated near shopping, restaurants, places of worship and outstanding medical facilities, Belmont Village of Memphis offers a wonderful and luxurious place for its residents.
Heritage at Irene Woods hosts an enviable location minute from both Germantown and Collierville at the southeast corner of Forest Hill-Irene Road and Tennessee 385. Access is convenient to a large array of retail services, restaurants, outstanding shopping, Memphis International…
For active seniors seeking a retirement community that matches their active pace of life, they should visit Kirby Pines Retirement Community, the #1 retirement community in Memphis.
This Georgian manor is surrounded by rich, lush woods, which envelop a cozy, two-story residential community with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. It offer residents a selection of formal or casual dining, library, craft area, fitness room, and even a fully…
Should your needs ever change, Trezevant Terrace offers spacious residential style apartments for assisted living and memory support care. These beautiful apartments all offer 9ft. ceilings, extensive crown moldings, efficiency kitchens with marble counter tops and access to all the…
We will probably go with Kennington Pointe. The apartments were nice. We had a chance to eat there and the food was wonderful. The staff was wonderful. They provide activities, but we did not see any when we were there. The price was more reasonable than other facilities.Read more Kennington Pointe reviews
We visited Kennington Pointe. The rooms were smaller than my father expected. The real issue was when we called, we told the lady what his income level was, we told them what he could afford to pay, and they gave information that was in his price range. When he got there, the price was way over what he expected. There ...Read more Kennington Pointe reviews
We chose Kennington Pointe for Dad because it seemed like a nice place and it was in his price range. When we went to visit, the people were nice. It was great. I like it because he gets his meals and he gets transportation to his appointments. The room he chose is nice, has a full kitchen, and has a nice bedroom. He a...Read more Kennington Pointe reviews
I'm very pleased with Kennington Pointe. So far, everything has been very good. The staff members and the tenants are very friendly. My mother makes her own food sometimes, but she likes the food there. She gets up and eats her breakfast every day and she enjoys it. Her apartment is absolutely adorable. It's perfect an...Read more Kennington Pointe reviews
Kennington Pointe is good. It gives the residents a sense of having their own space. Mom has a one-bedroom apartment and it still gives her that normality. The issue right now is just cost. The rate has increased within six months. They have a laundry facility, meals are provided, there's some activities, and social ga...Read more Kennington Pointe reviews
I really liked Kennington Pointe. However, it is not in the safest part of town. With the gate, it felt very safe when you're on the property. On the independent side, they have a small 1-bedroom apartment with a small kitchen. They have activities. They have a small eating area that I believe you can go down to up to ...Read more Kennington Pointe reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care survey, Memphis is one of the least costly cities for assisted living care in the state of Tennessee, along with Chattanooga ($3,018), Clarksville ($3,495) and Jackson ($3,469). It’s a little over $300 less than the state average ($3,920) and well below the national average of $4,000. Nashville ($4,500) is the most expensive area in the state for assisted living.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
When considering the type service to use, the biggest cost factor is the level of care an individual needs. If part-time care is required, then adult day health is the least expensive route, averaging $1,452 per month. Home care services, at $3,432, are about $100 less expensive than assisted living. Unlike assisted living, home care services don’t include the costs of maintaining a home, such as rent, utilities, groceries, taxes and insurance. Nursing home care is the most expensive option, with average costs about $3,000 over the price of assisted living.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Tennessee’s Medicaid program is called TennCare Medicaid, and It provides health care to individuals who have low income and no health insurance. TennCare Medicaid provides various medical services, including inpatient and outpatient hospital services, durable medical equipment, pharmacy services, physician services and speech, physical and occupational therapy.
TennCare Medicaid covers assorted groups of people, including children under 21, pregnant women, people eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and individuals who live in nursing homes.
Eligibility for seniors include:
Countable assets, including cash, stocks, bonds, saving and checking accounts, that are over the asset limit can disqualify an applicant.
For more information on TennCare Medicaid, please call (800) 318-2596 or apply online.
For seniors looking into Medicaid and long-term care, the CHOICES program can help seniors with out-of-pocket assisted living expenses. TennCare CHOICES is a Medicaid program that offers long-term support and services to seniors age 65 and older who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), which include dressing, bathing, meal prep and grooming. The services provided by CHOICES can help seniors remain active in their communities, maintain stable health and delay or prevent premature nursing home entry.
Some of the services covered by CHOICES include:
To qualify for TennCare CHOICES an individual must:
For more information about TennCare CHOICES, please call the local Area Agency on Aging office in Shelby County at (901) 222-4100.
Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Pension program
The Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Pension (A&A) program helps eligible low-income wartime veterans and their surviving spouses with the costs of assisted living, home care and skilled nursing home care. It’s for those who need daily assistance with various activities, such as medication management, bathing, dressing, transportation for errands and medical appointments and housekeeping.
A&A is an additional tax-free monetary benefit on top of a veteran’s basic monthly pension. Single veterans can receive as much as $1,794 a month, while surviving spouses receive up to $1,153 a month and married couples up to $2,127 a month. To qualify, a single veteran’s Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR), set by congress, can’t exceed $22,577, and for married veterans it can’t exceed $26,766. For a more in-depth view of these calculations, please visit the veterans organization website.
Veterans must have served at least 90 days on active duty and at least one of those days must have been during a wartime period. Veterans must also meet some of these conditions:
Widowed spouses must have been married to the veteran at the time of his or her death to be eligible.
Due to the many complexities involved with the obtaining the A&A benefit, it’s best to speak with a VA counselor who can guide you through the lengthy process and help you prepare and gather all the necessary forms.
For more information, please call your local veterans office at (901) 222-4237.
A reverse mortgage is a type of home equity loan that enables seniors to receive cash on their home’s value without selling it, and it’s often used to pay for assisted living. Qualified accommodations include single-family residences, manufactured homes, 2-4 unit properties, condominiums and townhouses.
Getting a reverse mortgage doesn’t affect Medicare of Social Security benefits, however, the payments you receive from a reverse mortgage must be spent within the same month you receive them. Any funds remaining in your bank account could be considered an asset and affect eligibility for government programs.
To be eligible for a reverse mortgage:
It’s not necessary for the borrower to pay back the loan until the home is sold or otherwise vacated. Borrowers may refinance the reverse mortgage if their home significantly increases in value, and If seniors, or their heirs, decide to keep the home, the reverse mortgage can be repaid.
For more information on reverse mortgages, go to the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association to find a lender in Tennessee.
The Area Agency on Aging helps seniors and their family members locate resources that improve their quality of life. They provide services to the elderly and disabled that include caregiver services, support groups, nutritional counseling, legal assistance and outreach programs.
Area Agency on Aging and Disability
2670 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 1000, Memphis, TN 38112
These centers serve seniors age 55 years and older by providing opportunities for leisure, wellness and education to enrich their quality of life. Many locations provide nutritious lunches and activities that include field trips, seminars, classes and games.
Frayser-Raleigh Senior Center
3985 Egypt Central Rd, Memphis, TN 38128
J.K. Lewis Senior Center
1188 North Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38105
McWherter Senior Center
1355 Estate Drive, Memphis, TN 38119
Ruth Tate Senior Center
1620 Marjorie St, Memphis, TN 38106
Veterans Services help veterans and their families receive the assistance and benefits they may be entitled to. Low-income vets can turn to Veterans Services when they need help with finances for assisted living, filing claims for pensions and explanations of benefits.
Shelby County Office of Veterans Services
2670 Union Avenue, 5th Floor, Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38103
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