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Whether in the rolling hills of East Tennessee or the bustling city life of downtown Knoxville, assisted living in Knoxville provides a variety of services and amenities designed to make life easier for seniors.
Assisted living communities in Knoxville, Tennessee, offer supportive environments for seniors who need help with daily activities such as personal care, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry. Many of these communities hire on-site nursing staff, create personalized care plans for residents, and facilitate social activities and transportation services. All in all, there are plenty of options for seniors looking for both autonomy and care in Knoxville, Tennessee.
This guide you’ll find a list of the 14 assisted living partner communities within a 10-mile radius of Knoxville and a comprehensive guide to assisted living, such as costs, ways to pay, regulations that apply to assisted living communities in the area, and things to do in Knoxville.
Types of care available in Knoxville, TN
They are doing a great job. The only thing is the scheduled cleaning is once a week and I think they may need it a little more often. I have been overall very pleased with Autumn care and with Brenda the administrator, they helped make this as painless as possible. They eat well and enjoy the food. I like that If you have one parent that needs memory care and one that doesn't, they don't have to separate them.
Morning Point has been pretty good. Everything has worked really well with them. The only thing that could maybe be improved or done better, would be the communication with the family.
Heritage Assisted Living feels more like a family environment. The lady [name removed] who initially took us on the tour did a really good job and was very informative. The staff members are very involved with the residents and the care services are excellent. When we do come to visit it seems like they have a lot of different activities going on. Based on the experience we have had so far we would recommend the to other families.
8501 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922
The kind of compassion that you get here is what makes it feel like family. We decided to put my Aunt here after we were looking at options for months, and we all wish we would have done it sooner! She is so...
Welcome to StoryPoint Knoxville West! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our senior living options include assisted living and memory care. Throughout each service level, we strive to make...
4371 Lifespring Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918
I would say that I would live there. It's clean, bright, great staff, wonderful atmosphere.As soon as you walk in you feel a bright and positive atmosphere. Clean and well kept. Friendly staff. Nice rooms....
Nestled on a picturesque country ridge in northeast Knoxville, Tennessee, The Pointe at Lifespring offers our residents and their families the utmost in vibrant and comfortable living. Our neighborhood offers you or your loved ones a beautiful blend of privacy, safety, security and community to...
4611 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914
Trinity Hills was a 5 Star Facility! I would start with the cleanliness, food, caring and friendliness of "all" staff. We couldn't have ask for any better facilities or staff! Excellent in all aspects!!
Trinity Hills of Knoxville provides you with the very best in achieving an independent lifestyle through a warm and friendly community. Situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Knoxville, Tennessee. Our community offers assisted living and memory care. We’re located within...
555 Rain Forest Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
We picked this community because of the price, cleanliness, and people, which is what I liked at Rain Forest Landing. I would recommed to other families.
Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville is a beautiful community located in the mountains of Knoxville, Tennessee. We offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care- where our residents enjoy the comforts of home with the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. Truewood team members have...
2900 Lake Brook Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37909
Mother was only there for two weeks, so except for their very strict COVID procedures at the time, I really don't have any other comments.
At Atria Weston Place, you'll find an elegant lifestyle with all the everyday comforts of home. Enjoy an array of special amenities like an ice cream parlor, community garden, library and other inviting common areas. Atria Weston Place is located near many fine restaurants, the West Town Mall and...
9051 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923
They bent over backward to accommodate my mother-in-law and the staff was excellent at Arbor Terrace of Knoxville! They were always helpful and always cheerful. I would absolutely recommend Arbor Terrace of...
Arbor Terrace of Knoxville provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized...
144 Felix Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918
The building itself may be older, but the staff and the service make up for it. They're so friendly and helpful. That's what sold me on the place. There are also plenty of activities.
At Heritage Assisted Living in Knoxville Tennessee we pride ourselves in maintaining a charming outdoor common area and gardens where you and your visitors are encouraged to enjoy the very best of the four seasons here in beautiful Eastern Tennessee. Our well-kept campus is convenient to both...
8024 Gleason Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919
The staff at this facility is amazing. It's a beautiful environment and my family member is extremely happy. Will highly recommend to anyone for their loved ones. They go above and beyond for our loved one.
Providing Assisted Living and Memory Care to the Knoxville area.
835 Tipton Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
Everyone is good to me, I love the food and there is always something to do, they don't pressure me to do activities. I attend what I want, but she does offer and ask me.
Life at South High Senior Living starts with a vibrant, welcoming and warm environment that is coupled with excepLife at South High Senior Living starts with a vibrant, welcoming and warm environment that is coupled with exceptional, personalized and supportive care here in South Knoxville,...
5611 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912
We selected Windsor Ridge over others that we saw because the level of care they offered was necessary. We also chose this location to due proximity and our experience meeting with their team. The staff have...
Windsor Gardens celebrating 18 years of service. Windsor Gardens Assisted Living is locally owned and operated by individuals who have deep roots in our community. This local ownership provides us flexibility to adapt to specific needs that corporate owned communities do not have. We have worked...
273 S Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
Heritage is an older facility but the place is clean, the employees go above and beyond in care. I had to move my mom to Heritage after she fell several times. She lived with me and my husband but my...
Heritage Assisted Living is a lovely assisted living community located in the beautiful and vibrant Knoxville, Tennessee. There is never a shortage of activities and recreation to participate in in Knoxville, Tennessee. Animal lovers will enjoy a stroll through the Knoxville Zoo while those who...
401 Catherine McAuley Way, Knoxville, TN 37919
Dean Hill Place is probably the most caring facility I've encountered. They provide personalized care to their residents. When I was there visiting, I saw multiple people coming in to check on my mom every...
Deane Hill Place is a pet friendly Senior Living community just minutes from downtown Knoxville off of I-40, where maintaining your independence is easy with shopping, dining and entertainment at your doorstep. Our community offers our residents the opportunity to thrive in mind and body by...
8804 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922
Northshore Heights is a beautiful place inside and outside. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Mother loves it, and we have no regrets about moving her here.
Northshore Heights is the first development of its kind in West Knoxville. It includes 68 suites and apartments available for assisted living, plus an additional dedicated wing for residents needing specialized care for memory loss. The complex is located on seven park-like acres off Northshore...
7545 Thunder Ln, Powell, TN 37849
Wish he was still here with Emory Ridge, it was a great experience! Very clean , nice staff he was happy there. Everyone always welcomed me as I came to eat and check on my dad. The appearance is lovely and...
When in-home care isn't enough, choosing the right care for your loved one is important. Truewood by Merrill, Powell focuses on caring for the individual with programs that can be tailored specifically to your loved one's needs. We are committed to providing a secure environment that promotes...
7521 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938
Very inviting environment. Light and bright. Very homey feeling. They want to engage the residents. I loved how well they took care of my dad. All of the staff are amazing. The place was very clean. We...
At American House of Halls, we are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always.We are now offering in-person tours as well as virtual Tours of our...
1301 W Beaver Creek Drive, Knoxville, TN 37849
I was very impressed with The Beehive however my loved one had to go to memory care. Very friendly and clean. The meals were good and they could request different food especially for breakfast. The staff...
10520 Waterville Ln, Knoxville, TN 37932
This was an excellent place for my loved one. My loved one was not able to stay long due to having to go to back to the hospital. We had a limited experience but why he was there he liked the community. The...
232 E Churchwell Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
We chose Oakwood Senior Living because out of all of the facilities we saw, we were the most impressed with this facility. It is an old school that was converted into an assisted living facility. They charge...
Oakwood Senior Living located in Knoxville, Tennessee provides seniors with the memory care that they need in a great location. This assisted living community offers seniors a great place to call home. Knoxville offers much to do and see. Guests of our residents will enjoy spending time at the...
815 E Inskip Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912
My sister looked at their facility in Johnson City and liked it a lot. We needed something less expensive than, another facility due to funds rapidly decreasing. Courtyards also will take Medicaid if funds...
Continuum Courtyards is a small, family - style community. We have 16 private rooms. We do accept couples. We have a large sunroom surrounded by three walls of windows, an enclosed yard and a vegetable garden. Our home is set in a residential community and is surrounded by huge old trees. We...
3020 Heatherton Way, Knoxville, TN 37920
So far, so good. No major complaints. Some of the furnishings could be updated a little bit. They look a little bit like they are from the seventies.
Nestled in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee, Williamsburg Villas has provided more than merely an assisted living residence for over 16 years. Specializing in the care of various levels of dementia, our community consists of six small, secure villas. Our home-like atmosphere and very...
7700 Dannaher Drive, Powell, TN 37849
It is a better fit for folks that do not need higher end care needs. Room size were good. Layout was good it in on one level. It is a lot of walking for someone not so mobile. The food is kind of bland. They...
Conveniently located at 7700 Dannaher Drive near North Knoxville Medical Center at Emory Road and Interstate 75, Morning Pointe of Powell is a 55,000 square foot single-level, state-of-the-art assisted living community on ten acres offering 53 spacious apartments with multiple floor plan choices....
214 Prosperity Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923
My mom stayed here for about 4 months to get stronger. The staff was always so friendly and helpful to me. It was always a happy place to visit and they offer lots of activities for the residents to do. I...
901 Concord Road, Knoxville, TN 37934
My husband came in very poor shape from neglect at another facility. He is happy and healthy now. It is such a loving environment. You fell at home there.
Clarity Pointe In Knoxville Clarity Pointe is an assisted living community nestled in the lush green of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. Our serene landscape is as peaceful as life gets and our campus is easily accessible to visitors and family members from our surrounding communities. We take...
3222 Byington Beaver Ridge Rd., Knoxville, TN 37931
Beautiful facility with a band new exquisite wing adding 20 suites. Staff is wonderful, caring & attentive. I’ve had experience with other properties who look great in appearance and talk it up in the tour,...
Autumn Care Assisted Living Autumn Care Assisted Living is an assisted living community taking care of seniors and is nestled among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Knoxville, Tennessee. Our assisted living community has beautiful outdoor patio and garden areas that give our...
215 Bearden Place, Knoxville, TN 37917
What I like about Renaissance Terrace is it's relatively small, so the residents get a lot of individualized attention. It's also a non-profit, so they're driven by their mission statement as opposed to a...
The cost of an assisted living facility in Knoxville is determined by the type of accommodation, level of care, and any added features. The average cost of assisted living facilities within our partner network is $4,385 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. This figure takes into account room and board, on-site amenities, and any other fees and costs associated with assisted living to give you a full picture of what you can expect to pay.
The following chart represents the average baseline costs for the Knoxville, Tennessee, area without taking into account any additional fees.
There are many ways for seniors and families to pay for assisted living. Some families decide to use only one, while others use a combination of public benefits and personal funds. Check out this section for tips on creating a payment plan to cover assisted living in Knoxville, including private pay, VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid resources. You can also refer to our in-depth Guide to Paying for Long-Term Care for further information.
There are numerous sources of funds that you can use to pay for assisted living, such as personal funds, retirement savings, long-term care or life insurance, pensions, or any of the following:
Assisted living facilities in Tennessee must be licensed by the State Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Facilities under the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities. In Tennessee, assisted living is called Assisted-Care Living Facilities, which are buildings, complexes, or a part of a community that accepts senior individuals for domiciliary care and services.
Although most assisted living facilities fall under the umbrella of assisted-care living facilities, some facilities are classified as residential homes for the aged. These are smaller home-like facilities that are for seniors who just need a bit of help in addition to room and board.
The licensing process for assisted-care living facilities covers health and safety standards, staff qualifications, and building codes. All facilities in Tennessee must also follow a set of federal regulations designed to ensure the health and safety of residents. Licensing information for all assisted living facilities under the category of Assisted Care Living Facilities is available here.
The Office of Healthcare Facilities is responsible for ensuring quality of care in all health care institutions, including assisted living facilities. The department coordinates surveys of facility and complaint investigations from its regional offices, including one in Knoxville. They also conduct inspections at least every 15 months to ensure that health and safety standards continue to be met. These inspections cover a variety of topics including fire safety, staffing levels, medication management, infection control, and resident rights. Inspection reports are available online through the state Department of Health’s website and can be searched here.
In addition to being licensed and inspected, assisted living facilities in Tennessee must also follow procedures pertaining to resident admissions, discharge planning, medication administration, form completion, and food service standards. They must also maintain records on all residents, including medical records and financial documents related to payment.
Assisted care living facilities in Tennessee may not admit or house seniors whose needs the facility cannot safely and effectively meet, according to state regulations. Facilities may also not house seniors with active infectious diseases that require contact isolation.
Facilities also must not admit seniors who require nasopharyngeal or tracheotomy suctioning, gastrostomy feedings, nasogastric feedings, or intravenous therapy or feedings. Assisted living facilities can house existing residents who need these treatments, as long as the treatments are needed only intermittently (for no more than three 21-day periods per year) and the senior’s physician certifies that the facility is able to safely and effectively provide the necessary care.
Assisted care living facilities in Tennessee must hire a sufficient number of staff members to meet residents’ needs, including seniors’ needs for medical services. According to Standards for Assisted-Care Living Facilities, an up-to-date staffing pattern and staff ratios for each unit are recorded on a daily basis ensuring that there is a minimum of one attendant awake, on-duty and physically located on the unit 24/7.
All of these laws and regulations ensure that residents receive quality care while living in an assisted living facility in Tennessee. Review the rules carefully before selecting a facility or signing an agreement so that you can be sure your chosen facility is abiding by these laws and regulations.
Tennessee Department of Health contact information
710 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tennessee state regulations govern the safety protocols of all assisted living facilities in Knoxville, but there are no specific restrictions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have declared that all visitors, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are welcome in Knoxville’s assisted living communities. In accordance with the CMS guidelines, assisted living communities in Knoxville generally follow these COVID-19 safety measures:
Vaccinations. The state encourages residents of assisted living facilities to remain up-to-date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Masking. If the local region where the facility is located has a high level of community spread of COVID-19, all individuals are encouraged to wear face masks.
Quarantining. As of September 2022, the state no longer follows the CDC’s guidance on using vaccination status to determine contact tracing, screening, testing, or post-exposure guidelines.
Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
Assisted living in Knoxville offers a variety of different types of facilities and services, ranging from luxury options to more budget-friendly choices. There are 14 facilities in-network that are classified as assisted living facilities within a 10-mile radius. Assisted living communities in Knoxville include services tailored to each individual’s daily needs. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include housekeeping, help with personal care, social activities and outings, and 24-hour emergency response.
If you opt for residential assisted living in Knoxville, you can expect features like: 24-hour staffing and supervision, on-site medical staff and nurses, and an array of social, recreational, and wellness activities. You’ll also find housekeeping and laundry services, three meals per day served in a communal dining room, transportation to appointments and shopping trips, and assistance with personal care.
Some special features available at some assisted living communities in Knoxville include enrichment through furry friends, faith, and fitness. In Knoxville, 88% of in-network facilities have pet-friendly programs, though they typically welcome only dogs and cats that weigh 30 pounds or less. Seniors who want Christian faith-focused living environments can find multiple assisted living options in Knoxville, as some facilities offer devotional activities on-site, while others transport residents off-site for worship. And many in-network communities (69%) offer enclosed or indoor walking spaces.
Knoxville and its suburbs within a 25-mile radius, including Farragut, Clinton, and Rockford, offer 59 different options for assisted living, including six that offer a combination of assisted living and memory care facilities and two that offer a combination of assisted living and independent living. Most facilities offer 24-hour personal care, medication management, and cognitive activities. The cost of assisted living may vary based on region and amenities. On average, assisted living facilities in the Knoxville suburbs start at $3,552 per month, depending on the level of care and features offered.
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Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Knoxville population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
When it comes to healthcare for seniors in Knoxville, there are several hospitals and medical centers available.
The UT Medical Center offers a full range of services for seniors, including primary care, geriatric specialists, rehabilitation services, home health care, hospice, and palliative care. For those needing inpatient treatment or surgery, the hospital is equipped with a Level 1 trauma center that includes a dedicated emergency department staffed by board-certified trauma surgeons.
Located just outside of downtown Knoxville, Parkwest Medical Center offers emergency services 24 hours a day and inpatient and outpatient care. The hospital is also home to the Parkwest Surgery Center. The center provides general surgery procedures such as hernia repair and orthopedic surgeries. Parkwest Medical Center also offers diagnostic imaging, cardiac catheterization, and physical therapy services.
In Knoxville, residents in assisted living can find a few public transportation options for getting around town in addition to the options provided by their own facility.
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) operates the city’s public transportation system. It includes fixed-route bus services, trolley buses, and paratransit services (KAT LIFT) for those with special needs. Knox County CAC Transit also offers public transportation to Knox County residents who cannot use KAT or KAT LIFT. The service is wheelchair-accessible and can be accessed Monday through Saturday. The fare costs $2 each way.
Knoxville is a prime destination for seniors looking to enjoy some activities and amenities in their golden years. From outdoor attractions such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to local art galleries, there are plenty of fun possibilities for seniors and their families to enjoy in the Knoxville area. The city’s senior centers — South Knoxville Senior Center or West Knox County Senior Center are both great options – are hubs for information on classes, lectures, trips, and special programs available to those living in the area.
The Knoxville Zoo is a destination that caters to seniors who need help getting around. It’s a KultureCity Certified Sensory Inclusive Venue that provides wheelchair accessibility all throughout the park, and it offers wheelchairs and scooters for rent. With everything from exotic animals to interactive bird shows, the zoo is a great option for seniors and their families who love being outdoors. There is also a train that runs through the zoo for seniors looking for a scenic escape.
Knoxville is home to a number of cultural destinations that make for enriching outings for seniors in assisted living and their visiting families. The Museum of East Tennessee History, located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, is fully ADA accessible. The museum showcases artifacts and exhibits related to East Tennessee’s rich cultural and natural history of the Tennessee Valley, atomic energy facilities, and the origins of Tennessee State University. Tickets are discounted for seniors and AAA members.
Across the street from the museum is the Tennessee Theatre, which is a perfect place for seniors to sit back and enjoy the arts. From theater shows like “Cats” and “Ain’t Too Proud” to classical and rock music concerts, the Tennessee Theatre has a place for all seniors. Contact the box office to reserve accessible seats.
The University of Tennessee Arboretum offers seniors and their families a spot for a peaceful walk through this seven-acre forest located on the University of Tennessee campus with blooming plants all year round. Though public access is via walking only, those with disabilities can request permission to navigate closer through access roads.
The average cost of Assisted Living in Knoxville is 3,642 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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