Assisted Living near Knoxville, TN

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While the aging process differs for everyone, an older loved one may eventually need another level of care that you can’t provide. When that day comes, it brings with a slew of questions and concerns to ensure that the person you love continues to live a full life.

A Place for Mom is the nation's largest senior care referral service and our Senior Living Advisors can help you navigate the search for an assisted living facility in Knoxville at no cost to you. With more than 33 Knoxville providers in our network, our Advisors can help you find the right care for your unique family.

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Senior housing types near Knoxville, TN

  • The Courtyards at Knoxville - The Orchards

    The Courtyards at Knoxville - The Orchards

    815 E Inskip Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912
    (8)
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    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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  • Trinity Hills of Knoxville

    Trinity Hills of Knoxville

    4611 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Trinity Hills of Knoxville offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, and Adult Day Care in an environment that feels like home providing the privacy and security you desire.  Our staff works around the clock to assist with your needs and to ensure your well-being.  Trinity...

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  • Windsor Gardens Assisted Living

    Windsor Gardens Assisted Living

    5611 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 to...

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  • Williamsburg Villas

    Williamsburg Villas

    3020 Heatherton Way, Knoxville, TN 37920
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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...

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  • Atria Weston Place

    Atria Weston Place

    2900 Lake Brook Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37909
    (31)
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    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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  • Deane Hill Place

    Deane Hill Place

    401 Catherine McAuley Way, Knoxville, TN 37919
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Elmcroft of West Knoxville

    Elmcroft of West Knoxville

    8024 Gleason Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
    (31)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Elmcroft of West Knoxville, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, offering exceptional assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care options for seniors. Elmcroft of West Knoxville is an intimate, senior living community designed to provide optimal comfort, care and privacy. Some features...

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  • Manorhouse Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Manorhouse Assisted Living & Memory Care

    8501 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
    (29)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    It is our philosophy that an individual's retirement years should be an extension of the lifestyle enjoyed prior to retirement. We are committed to operating a full service assisted living community that provides our residents with a lifestyle that truly enhances the quality of their lives. We do...

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  • Raintree Terrace

    Raintree Terrace

    555 Rain Forest Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Raintree Terrace is an assisted living community in Knoxville, Tennessee with all the comforts of home. We will exceed your expectations with our highly trained and experienced staff that provides personal attention to each resident and takes the time to make a difference in their lives. In addition...

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  • Elmcroft of Halls

    Elmcroft of Halls

    7521 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938
    (15)
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    Elmcroft of Halls Knoxville is located just a quarter of a mile north of the original Halls Crossroads of Andersonville Pike and Emory Road in northern Knox County. An inviting, homespun community, much like the surrounding countryside, Elmcroft of Halls is home to warm hearts and panoramic views of...

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  • Arbor Terrace of Knoxville

    Arbor Terrace of Knoxville

    9051 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 care...

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  • Cecil Boarding House

    2020 Cecil Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cecil Boarding House is a senior care home in Knoxville, TN, located in Knox County. The mountainous skyline and abundance of trees that change color with the season makes Knoxville one of the most desirable places to live after you retire. There are numerous outdoor activities available in this...

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  • Heritage Assisted Living

    1585 Coleman Road, Knoxville, TN 37909
    (21)
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    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, festivals,...

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  • Heritage Assisted Living

    144 Felix St, Knoxville, TN 37918
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Heritage Assisted Living

    273 S Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 love...

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  • The Pointe at Lifespring

    The Pointe at Lifespring

    4371 Lifespring Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918
    (5)
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  • Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care

    214 Prosperity Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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  • The Courtyards at Knoxville - The Meadows

    801 E Inskip Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912
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  • Shannondale of Knoxville

    801 Vanosdale Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909
    (3)
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  • BeeHive Homes of Knoxville

    1301 W Beaver Creek Drive, Knoxville, TN 37849
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  • Brookdale Browns Creek

    Brookdale Browns Creek

    1869 Crest Road, Maryville, TN 37804
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Place to Call Home If you are eager to exchange the hedge clippers and laundry basket for a carefree retirement full of exciting activities and genuine friendships, you are going to love living at our assisted living community. Nestled in a beautiful building in Maryville, Tennessee, you can...

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  • Liberty Assisted Living

    Liberty Assisted Living

    312 McMaster Place, Maryville, TN 37801
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We are a 28 bed home for the aged located in downtown Maryville, TN. We offer semi-private and private rooms and currently have beds available in both. We specialize in helping veterans and widows of veterans get additional benefits by working directly with local Veteran Service Officers. We have a...

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  • Brookdale Sandy Springs

    Brookdale Sandy Springs

    511 Pearson Springs Road, Maryville, TN 37803
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Home Sweet Home Community events and programs are an integral part of life here at our assisted living and memory care community in the beautiful town of Maryville, Tennessee. Surrounded by beautiful common rooms and spacious accommodations, you can savor everything life has to offer while we handle...

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  • Meadow View Senior Living Community

    Meadow View Senior Living Community

    111 Acuff Lane, Clinton, TN 37716
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Home away from home...that's what residents will find at Meadow View Senior Living Community. In the heart of beautiful East Tennessee, our facility will provide a first class worry-free lifestyle for our residents, along with a caring, supportive staff. Residents will be free to choose to...

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  • The Groves at Oak Ridge

    734 Emory Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    (34)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to The Groves at Oak Ridge If you’re ready to spend each day doing what you want and leave housekeeping, laundry and daily chores to someone else, then you’ve come to the right place. At The Groves at Oak Ridge, we offer assisted living and memory care. You can live a life of leisure and...

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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge

    360 Laboratory Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge, “We Listen, We Love, We Care, We Serve.” These are the words that drive us. It’s a promise that we make to our residents and their families each and every day— a promise to deliver high-quality services, enhance a vibrant lifestyle and foster the...

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  • Mountainbrook Assisted Living LLC

    Mountainbrook Assisted Living LLC

    700 Markhill Dr, Sevierville, TN 37862
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    MountainBrook Village is a retirement community nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Featuring all ground level apartments, we are located on 14 acres along the west prong of the Little Pigeon River. We have an active community of independent residents with a full activity calendar that...

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  • Patriot Hills Assisted Living Facility

    Patriot Hills Assisted Living Facility

    209 Gum Hollow Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

      Enjoy activities in our lovely sun room M-F, leaving the weekend open for family and friend visits and on-site church services on Sunday. Themed activities done occasionally on Saturday so family and friends can participate. Home cooked meals prepared by those who enjoy cooking. Help yourself to...

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  • Dominion Senior Living of Sevierville

    Dominion Senior Living of Sevierville

    1102 Medical Park Court, Sevierville, TN 37862
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When in-home care isn't enough, choosing the right care for your loved one is important. Dominion Senior Living of Sevierville 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...

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  • Brookdale Sevierville

    Brookdale Sevierville

    1020 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Something for Everyone With custom care plans, beautiful accommodations, a fun-filled events calendar and a care team on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make sure your every need is met, our assisted living and memory care community gives you all the freedom and independence you crave....

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  • The Courtyards at Oak Ridge

    300 Briarcliff Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Courtyards Senior Living at Briarcliff is an assisted living community located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Roane County and home to over 30,000 people. Part of the Knoxville area, residents will enjoy country living with a mix of city life. Residents can go on day trips together, do their...

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  • Clover Hill Senior Living

    2317 US 411 S, Maryville, TN 37801
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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  • Freedom Senior Living

    2951 Boyds Creek Highway, Sevierville, TN 37876
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Assisted Living Near Knoxville, TN

What Is Assisted Living?

While there are different kinds of long-term care, assisted living is designed to promote independence for older adults while providing them assistance when and how they need it throughout their daily lives. At the basic level, these communities provide housing, meals, social activities, personal care assistance, housecleaning and transportation. Some facilities are designed with the understanding that an individual’s care needs may change and provide more complex services.

What Services Are Available?

Maintaining autonomy and dignity are at the heart of assisted living. Although your loved one may need assistance, they still deserve to live an active life. These communities provide a range of services to keep older adults engage and comfortable in their new home. Although services may vary, many communities offer the following:

  • Private single or double rooms
  • Laundry services
  • Educational, social and entertainment opportunities
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Access to medical services
  • Indoor and outdoor commons areas
  • Emergency alert systems
  • Onsite beautician

What Is Senior Living Like in Knoxville, TN?

The third largest city in Tennessee, Knoxville is located in the eastern part of the state along the Tennessee River. Home of the University of Texas and Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the historic town has a bustle of activity and outdoor adventures. Its famed Market Square maintains a 19th century charm with contemporary offerings. Although January and February may bring a little cold weather and snow, Knoxville’s climate is relatively warm.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Knoxville, TN

As for accessibility to assisted living records, the state of Tennessee received a high rating regarding. The Tennessee Department of Health maintains a listing of facilities and inspection reports. The state mandates facility inspections every 15 months. The department’s website has a link to the reports and other information.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Knoxville, TN?

Assisted living costs in Tennessee are usually higher than other states nearby but lower than the national average. Although each facility determines pricing, people typically pay around $3,450 per month for assisted living.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

Assisted living facilities determine the cost of residency as either a flat rate or a la carte method. A flat rate model is a standard fee that every resident pays regardless of which services are used. For people who want to stick to a budget but know their loved one may need additional services, this type may be a preferred option. In some cases, you may end up spending more than you would at another facility. If a facility charges a la carte, it is usually broken down into the following:

  • Base Fee: Like rent, this fee covers amenities such as utilities, housekeeping, maintenance and meals. Factors affecting the amount include the size of the unit, number of people and type of service.
  • Care Fee: Costs for different care services vary. Each service your loved needs, such as assistance getting dressed or moving around, has an associated cost.
  • Medication Management: If you have been a caregiver for your loved on, you likely understand how complicated prescriptions can be. The fee for this service is determined by the complexity of the medication routine.
  • Ancillary Services: Many facilities provide access to other health and some non-health services at a cost. Depending on the facility, these may include parking, physical therapy, extra meals or outings.

Regardless of which method works best for your situation, you can expect to pay a one-time upfront fee. This payment reserves your spot in a community. The amount varies at each facility.

How Can I Afford/Pay For Assisted Living?

After getting your mind wrapped around the costs, figuring out how to pay for the best care possible is challenging for some families. Planning ahead is key to making the transition easier. Even if you’ve planned and have savings or income available, it may need to be supplemented to ensure optimal care for years to come. Options available may include:

  • Sell or Rent a Home: Although it can be a difficult decision to part with a home full of memories, it is a valuable asset that can provide welcome relief to payment concerns. If a loved one isn’t ready to take that step, renting it out can provide reliable monthly income. If only one loved needs assisted living and a spouse remains in the house, a reverse mortgage allows people to borrow money from the equity of the home.
  • Long-term Care Insurance: Although only a small percentage of people have this option, if you have a long-term care policy, it may be used to cover some or all of the costs associated with assisted living. Since every policy is different, it is important to discuss the policy with an agent to determine how it can be used. Typically, these policies can only be used if a person is unable to complete at least basic living activities on their own, such as bathing, eating or walking.
  • Life Insurance: Depending on the policy, you may be able to do a life settlement. This process involves the policy being bought by a person or company, who takes on the payments and converts a percentage of the benefits into cash for the original policyholder.
  • Veterans Benefits: If you or your spouse served in the military during wartime, the Veterans Aid & Attendance, administered by the Veteran’s Administration, may have funding available to assist with some of the cost.

What to Look For When Touring Assisted Living Facilities

While cost is an important factor, the true testament of a community is how well it meets your loved one's needs and how comfortable they will feel being a part of it. The best way to do that is by touring several facilities. Although they may all provide assisted living, each has its own nuances that may be more suitable for your unique family. Most facilities welcome and encourage potential residents and their families to visit. If you aren’t sure how to make the arrangements, A Place for Mom can help you set up a tour.

Once you arrive for your tour, focus on every element of the community, from the infrastructure to the people. Some things to look for include:

  • Staff Friendliness: Observing how the staff interact with guests is vital. If they are smiling, attentive and speak to residents like adults, it signals they are true caregivers who care. If you notice any staff ignoring or avoiding residents or talking down to them, you may want to reconsider the facility an option.
  • Cleanliness: Even if a facility is older, it should be well-maintained. From the outside, take note of the condition of the grounds and building itself. Inside the facility should be clean and free of stains or foul odors.
  • Safety Measures: Look for emergency exits, grip bars, call buttons and overhead sprinklers. If an emergency were to happen, you need to be confident that proper safety measures are in place.
  • Engaged Residents: The residents themselves are a great indicator of what life is like at a facility. Although every personality and level of interaction is unique, residents happily chatting with one another or engaging in activities can indicate a positive culture.

As you take the tour, ask questions. Your purpose there is important, so don’t fret about asking a silly question or making an assumption. Whether you’re curious about laundry services or schedules, your tour guide should be ready for anything. If possible, coordinate the tour so you can participate in a meal. The dining experience not only provides personal knowledge of the food served, it also is an opportunity to observe the atmosphere. Whichever facility you tour, trust in yourself. If something makes you feel uneasy, it’s likely your loved one will feel the same. If that is the case, learn from it so you can use that experience on your next tour.

What Are the Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living?

Throughout the process of finding the right care for your loved one, it is commonplace for doubt to sink in and make you question whether it’s the right time for the transition. Although every situation is unique, there can be many signs that you are on the right path.

  • Medical Conditions: As people age, chronic illnesses have a way of surfacing. Even if your loved one has been fortunate, minor injuries and falls become more common and can lead to serious problems. Older adults living alone may not be able to get the help they need if they do get injured.
  • Household Neglect: Caring for an aging loved one means knowing their habits. If cleanliness was once the norm and slowly begins to become a rarity, it may indicate they can no longer handle the work.
  • Eating Habits and Hygiene: Proper nutrition is important at every age, but it is even more vital for older adults. If a loved one begins to lose weight or has no appetite, it could indicate an illness or other problem. Cooking and shopping can become difficult chores. Their personal care is also important. Poor grooming habits and noticeable odor may indicate they can no longer care for themselves.
  • Financial Issues: There are always bills to pay, shopping to do and budgets to stick to. While some people are better at financial tasks than others, aging can make them even more difficult. If a person begins to neglect those financial duties, it can quickly lead to depression and dire financial situations.
  • Isolation: A loved one's activity level is an indicator of many things. If a person was once socially active and now no longer wishes to see friends, it may mean that they are lonely, depressed or developing a memory illness. Assisted living facilities are called communities because they provide older adults the level of socializing they need to maintain both their mental and physical health.

How Do I Make the Right Choice?

With so many options in Knoxville available, choosing the perfect community for your loved one to become part of isn’t easy. A Place for Mom has been helping people find the right one for more than 20 years. In addition to gaining experience from helping others, many of our Advisors have been where you are now, facing a momentous change. We strive to alleviate some of the stress associated with this challenging time and give you the care your loved one deserves.