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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Knoxville, TN

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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.

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9.9
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68 reviews
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This place is the only place I would trust my family members. The nurses are amazing and always willing to help with no issues. The caregivers are so sweet and welcoming and always have a smile on their...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.6
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36 reviews
9.6
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36 reviews
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The Pointe has been a wonderful place for my parents! The staff don't turn over often and are very kind and loving with the residents. They truly care and keep us informed of anything going on. [name...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.6
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56 reviews
9.6
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My mother is currently a resident at Trinity Hills of Knoxville and she loves being there. The facility is very family like. The staff is excellent. The place is spotless and it is very friendly. I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.5
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What our family likes the most abut the Rain Forest Landings community is that they are a close community and based n the experience we have had so far we would recommend them to other families
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.4
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26 reviews
9.4
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26 reviews
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South high senior living has been an enormous blessing in our family's life. Going through a very difficult transition with our mom just following losing our dad, the staff and facility have done everything...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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,...
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9.3
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22 reviews
9.3
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I have excellent service when I need it and complete freedom all the time. I just arrived back from an evening with family and was met at the door with a friendly welcome. I recommend it for anyone, but it’s...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.3
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Great food. Friendly staff. Need more responsive pharmacy. Nice people. Have active and happy residents everywhere. Also the food is important to elderly. They understand that.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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9.0
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Windsor Ridge is designed to provide a warm and supportive environment for senior residents of all levels of physical mobility, as well as those facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.Enjoy restaurant-style dining in your suite, or if you prefer, be social with our...
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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.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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8.6
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54 reviews
8.6
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54 reviews
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Everyone is welcoming & a family feel atmosphere! I come to visit my Dad & the staff knows me by name. Whenever I've had concerns about Dad's care, the staff is there to listen & give solutions to help! The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Providing Assisted Living and Memory Care to the Knoxville area.
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Photo of Heritage Assisted Living Fountain City Knoxville TN
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8.2
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7 reviews
8.2
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7 reviews
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Overall it has been a very positive experience for my Mom at Heritage Assisted Living Fountain City. The facility is reasonably clean and the staff is very friendly. I believe the care has and continues to...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
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8.0
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8.0
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33 reviews
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
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9.2
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40 reviews
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40 reviews
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My loved one says the meals taste great! We would like to see more activities on the weekends. I know the full staff is not there on weekends so that makes it difficult. Based on the experience we have had...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.2
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41 reviews
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41 reviews
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I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs care for a loved one. It was wonderful. The staff was amazing. They went above and beyond to take care of my dad.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Wellington Manor Knoxville is located in northern Knox County. An inviting, homespun community, much like the surrounding countryside, Wellington Manor Knoxville is home to warm hearts and panoramic views of Black Oak Ridge. We offer accommodations for those who may require assistance in their...
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Awesome!Beehive is just so special. Very clean.Very orderly. So caring. Feels like someone's home. Marjorie says she loves living there and never wants to leave.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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2020 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.0
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7 reviews
8.0
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7 reviews
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I would recommend. We picked this community, because they were very friendly, knowledgeable, personnel, and It was good value.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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7.8
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112 reviews
7.8
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112 reviews
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My loved one was previously a resident at Deane Hill Place and the overall experience was great. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff, care services, activities and meals were also great. I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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7.4
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19 reviews
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19 reviews
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I would give a 5 in every category, especially the staff, they are super. They are the reason I hesitate to move him to a place with more room, especially outdoor space. It's a little small and I wish there...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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....
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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10 reviews
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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.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Everyone who experiences memory loss is unique in their own experience. At Concord Place, we not only understand that, but we are dedicated to understanding how that unique experience impacts each of our residents, tailoring our care in ways that optimize their contact with the world around them....
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Heritage Assisted Living is an assisted living community that provides care for seniors who are looking to live in Knoxville, TN. This community is located in a great city that provides residents and visitors with great views of natural beauty. This city offers many entertainment options,...
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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What families are saying about assisted living in Knoxville

Recent reviews for assisted living in Knoxville

The Groves at Oak Ridge

4.5
We picked this community, because of the convenience to my house, friendliness of staff, general atmosphere, and price. It's been a mostly positive experience. The activities director is great.

The Pinnacle On Schaeffer in Knoxville, TN

5.0
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 staff were very caring and took care of all needs.

South High Senior Living in Knoxville, TN

4.8
Although my mom wanted to live at home alone, she has come to enjoy life here. She has made friends: residents and staff. It's beautiful, clean, and the staff is wonderful. Great food and fun activities.

Knoxville review score based on 177 family reviews

8.9
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This proprietary review score is based on 177 reviews of 33 Knoxville assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Knoxville review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Knoxville review score compared against nearby cities

8.9
Knoxville, TN33 facilities
8.8
Rockford, TN21 facilities
8.8
Alcoa, TN21 facilities

Review subcategories for Knoxville assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 177 reviews of 33 Knoxville assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Knoxville resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Knoxville, TN averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.5
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
4.6
Care services
4.4
4.2
Staff
4.5
4.5
Meals & dining
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Activities
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Costs of assisted living in the Knoxville area

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.{{citation :1}} 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.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Knoxville, TN vs. nearby cities

Knoxville, TN
$3,872/mo
$3,872/mo
$3,940/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Knoxville, TN vs. the state and national average

Knoxville, TN
$3,872/mo
U.S. national average
$4,629/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Knoxville vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$3,872/mo
$3,901/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Knoxville, TN by room type

Semi-Private
$3,550/mo
Studio
$4,549/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,391/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,343/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Knoxville over time

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How people pay for assisted living in Knoxville

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.

Private pay methods in Knoxville

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:

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Veterans benefits for assisted living in Knoxville
Using VA benefits to pay for assisted living

Local Veterans Affairs offices in Knoxville and their representatives can help you determine how to cover costs associated with assisted living. Veterans who believe they may qualify should reach out to Knoxville veterans service offices.

The VA offers a range of benefits for vets who qualify. U.S. veterans who are eligible for the VA pension or survivors pension may also be able to receive the VA Aid and Attendance benefit to help cover assisted living costs. Veterans may be eligible to receive this benefit if they served during wartime, regardless of whether they served in combat.

For help in navigating the complex VA benefits system, reach out to veteran service officers (VSOs). Contacting these VA-vetted and -recognized VSOs should be the first stop for any veteran before they start work on any benefits applications, as VSOs are the best experts available in the Knoxville area.

8481

Number of veterans who live in Knoxville, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Percentage of veterans over 75 in Knoxville, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Knoxville veterans

Veteran services

Knox County Veterans Services Office
Knox Central Building
1000 N. Central St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-215-5645
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

American Legion
5700 Old Rutledge Pike
Knoxville, TN 37924

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
734 N Fourth Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917-6727
Phone: 865-523-7347
Meetings: 1:00 PM, 4th Sunday of the month

Knoxville Medicaid for assisted living

Medicaid is a program administered by the states to provide healthcare coverage to low-income adults, children, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. Over 84.3 million people in the U.S. get Medicaid.[02]

Tennessee’s Medicaid program is administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services TennCare division. It provides coverage for a variety of health care services, including behavioral health, chiropractic services, dental and vision services, hospital visits, and emergency care. Additionally, the state’s TennCare CHOICES program covers some of the costs associated with living in an assisted living facility through a Home and Community Based Services waiver program.

Under the Medicaid program in Tennessee, seniors who are blind or have a disability may be eligible for assistance with their long-term care needs. Eligibility is based on income and asset levels. In addition to covering the cost of medical services, Medicaid in Tennessee also covers personal care services such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and help with eating if needed.

Assisted living facilities must be enrolled in the Medicaid program in order to accept payments, and all residents must qualify medically for admission into the facility. Coverage under Medicaid for assisted living will vary depending on individual circumstances but could include certain personal care services as noted above.

For more information about Tennessee’s Medicaid Program and how it may assist you or someone you love in receiving quality long-term care services including those offered at an assisted living facility, please use the below resources.

Knoxville resident Medicaid resources

Apply for Medicaid

TennCare Connect
Mail paper applications to:
P.O. Box 305240
Nashville, TN 37230
FAX: 855-315-0669
Phone: 855-258-0701

Department of Human Services (DHS)
2700 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Phone: 865-594-6151
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Additional Medicaid resources

East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability
9111 Cross Park Drive Suite D100
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 865-691-2551

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
502 Deaderick St., 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-925-1552

Knoxville-Knox County Office on Aging
2247 Western Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37921
Phone: 865-524-2786

Medicare coverage for assisted living in Knoxville

Medicare provides health care coverage to people who are 65 and older and certain disabled Americans regardless of their income. Medicare contains multiple parts that cover various aspects of health care, such as medications, medical supplies, hospital stays, and short-term skilled nursing care.

While Medicare in Tennessee doesn’t cover room and board at assisted living communities, it can cover many of the costs associated with medical treatment, including dementia care. If you want to know what is available in Knoxville, Tennessee, you can dial 2-1-1, visit the federal Medicare website, or contact your local Tennessee Social Security Administration office.

Qualified seniors may get help paying for Medicare deductibles and premiums through Medicare Savings Programs. The Tennessee Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides coordinated care and access to services that can be used by seniors living in an assisted living facility. There are eligibility criteria.

The Office of Aging’s Affordable Medicine Options for Seniors (AMOS) program helps seniors find programs that reduce the cost of their medications. AMOS gives advice, as well as helps with actual application forms. In Tennessee, seniors can  also connect with representatives at the Tennessee Department of Health or find assistance through the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program, a Medicare counseling service also known as SHIP, by calling 877-801-0044 or emailing tn.ship@tn.gov.

You can find Medicare resources below including the Social Security Administration office of Knoxville and the long-term care ombudsman, where they will be able to answer any specific questions you may have about Medicare application and benefits. The Area Agency on Aging and Disability also provides advocacy for those who are 60+ or have a disability.

Knoxville resident Medicare resources

Application and advocacy resources

Social Security Administration
9031 Cross Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Knoxville’s Office on Aging
2247 Western Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37950
Phone: 865-546-6262

East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
408 N. Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-691-2551
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
502 Deaderick St., 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-925-1552

Understand Tennessee laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

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
Phone: 615-741-3111
Email: ohcf.health@tn.gov
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Knoxville assisted living facilities

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:

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Vaccinations. The state encourages residents of assisted living facilities to remain up-to-date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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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.

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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.

What to expect from assisted living in Knoxville

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.[03]

Benefits and amenities

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.

Assisted living in the surrounding Knoxville suburbs

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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Unfamiliar with Knoxville? Highlights for seniors

26212

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Knoxville, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

14%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Knoxville population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

39901

Median annual income for Knoxville seniors 65 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Healthcare for seniors in Knoxville

When it comes to healthcare for seniors in Knoxville, there are several hospitals and medical centers available.

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University of Tennessee Medical Center

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.

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Parkwest Medical Center

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.

Transportation for seniors in Knoxville

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.

Senior activities in Knoxville

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.

Play at the Knoxville Zoo

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.

Experience the heart of Tennessee culture

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.

Take the scenic route

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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

StoryPoint Knoxville West, Dominion Senior Living of Sevierville and The Pointe at Lifespring are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Knoxville, TN. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Knoxville is $3,872 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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