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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 32 assisted living facilities in Memphis and 10 in surrounding areas.
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With world-class care and a variety of services and amenities, Carriage Court of Memphis provides the city's best assisted living and memory care.
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.
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…
Located in the heart of Midtown, in a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood, Trezevant is a retirement community in Memphis, TN that combines modern charm with traditional southern style. We are a continuing care retirement community located on 14 acres. Our Independent…
Our beautifully landscaped, eight-acre gated campus offers a fishing pond, walking paths, and trails. Residents receive personalized care and attention from staff members specially trained and experienced in meeting a spectrum of needs. Foxbridge offers 5 residential cottages with 24…
Opening Spring 2020 HarborChase of Germantown offers Assisted Living and Memory Care. In our community residents are actively engaged in meaningful and exciting activities while enjoying luxurious amenities designed to make our residents feel at home. HarborChase of Germantown blends…
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Apple Grove Alzheimer's Residence & Adult Day Program is the foremost assisted living community in the Memphis area dedicated to caring for individuals suffering from memory loss. We are conveniently located with easy access to east Memphis, Germantown, Collierville and…
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.
Well-designed apartments and first-class amenities, all within a homelike setting, are why South Breeze is the community that families turn to when loved ones require help with activities of daily living.
Whether you want to explore the artist within of socialize over a game of cards, this two-story, garden style community offers inviting shared areas in which to discover hidden talents. Soft natural light creates warm spaces that house an on-site…
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…
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Our entire lives are made up of choices. Good ones, bad ones; choices we would never repeat, and those we would make over and over again. At Harbor View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, we ensure that our residents continue to…
Feels Like Home Senior Lifestyle is a senior living community that provides a safe comfortable place where seniors can be independent and live with dignity.
Welcome to Riverdale Assisted Living! Where our goal is to give your more time to pursue the activities you love. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed, and the ambiance embraces the uniqueness of the local culture. At Riverdale, our month-to-month…
Located in a quiet suburban neighborhood of Memphis, TN, Ridgemont Manor is close to several medical centers and houses of worship. The sprawling riverside city of Memphis is the largest in the state, home of the famous Beale Street and…
Bradshaw Care Home is located in Memphis, TN. The Shelby County city is second largest in the state and features many restaurants, parks and other attractions for seniors to enjoy. Several local hospitals, such as Delta Medical Center and Regional…
At Elite Personal Care, we are dedicated to providing you compassionate independent and assisted living in a secure, inviting and beautiful residential setting. Your independence and sense of self are enhanced with our supportive environment. Live worry-free and secure knowing…
Spring Gate is a leading provider of long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation solutions. Our center offers a full continuum of services and care focused around each individual in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment. We understand you have many choices…
Welcome to St. Clare Health and Rehab! St. Clare Health & Rehab, formerly known as Quality Care Center of Memphis, has joined the Ave Maria family. Located at 1755 Eldridge Avenue in Memphis, St. Clare Health & Rehab is a…
Welcome to Parkway H & R! Your loved ones will experience a renewal on life at Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center. Not only will they interact with great nursing professionals, enjoy customized health care services, have access to the resources…
Ave Maria Home was very large, but the staff was very nice and pleasant. There were a couple of things I didn?t like about it. The one thing that really concerned me was there didn't seem to be any PA system or two-way radio that they could call for assistance on and no means of contacting anybody, which I found very d...Read more Ave Maria Home reviews
Ave Maria Home was OK. It was a nice tour. It was very nice. It looked like there were constructions going on at the place. It was clean though. While we were there, they had some firemen doing some kind of presentation, and then when we left, they were doing some exercising. It was good.Read more Ave Maria Home reviews
My mother is moving to Brookdale on Saturday into a big, one-bedroom apartment. The staff and food seemed really nice, and there were a lot of activities going on. The area and dining room are always pleasant, neat, and clean.Read more The Village at Primacy Place reviews
Brookdale Memphis has a very unfortunate facility with a really nice staff. It was dirty and smelled bad, and they knew it and were trying to fix. It was also in a very busy office complex next to a hospital, so they're looking right out into office buildings. I was not impressed with their dining area. They have very ...Read more The Village at Primacy Place 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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