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See full list of all 666 licensed assisted senior living facilities in Tennessee for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to find every licensed assisted living facility in Tennessee. If you or your loved one are looking for a facility in any part of Tennessee with kind and caring staff who will assist with daily living tasks such as bathing, getting dressed, eating, moving around or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living community in Tennessee that is near you.

The state of Tennessee legally terms assisted living as assisted living facilities. The Tennessee Department of Health through the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities is the licensing body for assisted living facilities (also known as ACLF) and Residential Homes for the Aged. If any assisted living home decides to provide services for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s, they have to abide by specific and separate regulations. Residential care homes provide only limited personal care and overall protection for the aged resident. Assisted living homes can provide a higher level of personal care if they choose to.

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Cost and Payment Options for Assisted Living in Tennessee

Statewide, the cost of assisted living in Tennessee is roughly $3,920 every month. This is below the national average, which is currently $4,000. This is a base-rate that does not include memory care, Alzheimer’s care, Physical Therapy or Speech Therapy. These are only a small number of extras that can be accrued. Should the health of the senior deteriorate or a negative health event occur, there may be additional per month charges for specialized health care and security, often requiring a move to one of the nursing homes in Tennessee. Memory care may require the senior is moved to a lock-down assisted care center, so that if they are a flight risk, they are protected from danger.

The least expensive cities for assisted living in Tennessee are Clarksville, Morristown, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson. The range for those cities is $3,018 to $3,585 per month, and this is still below the national average which makes Tennessee quite affordable. The most expensive assisted living communities are in Kingsport, Nashville, Davidson and Knoxville. The range for those cities is $4,037 to $4,500 monthly. These cities cost above the national average but not enough to deem them unaffordable at their base-rate with no aforementioned extra care.

Currently, in the state of Tennessee there are no waivers that will pay for assisted living or anything apart from skilled nursing care. If there is a challenge in paying for assisted living care in Tennessee, you may want to be proactive in the search for alternative supplementation.

Assisted Living Apartment Unit Requirements in the State of Tennessee

For every single occupancy assisted living unit in Tennessee, there must be a minimum of 80 square feet provided excluding bathrooms, alcoves, closets, free-standing wardrobes, foyers, locker areas, door swing area or any recessed or protruding areas. Living room and dining room areas must be large enough to safely accommodate all residents. Seniors must be able to move freely and safely with or without ambulation assistance equipment. In the dining area, 15 square feet will be provided for each assisted living unit resident.

There is a two-bed maximum allowed for each assisted living apartment unit. The toilets, sink, bath or shower units can serve up to 6 residents.

If there is new construction, each new Tennessee senior living facility structure must comply with the international building codes and the National Fire Protection Code or NFPA. They must also follow several other codes such as the U.S. Public Health Service Food Code.

666 Assisted Living Facilities in Tennessee

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