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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Nashville

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in TN. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Nashville

In Nashville, the state capital, the cost of assisted living is $4,100 per month. The state’s average is $4,105 per month, only $5 more than Nashville’s average. The national average is $4,500 per month, making it $400 higher than Nashville.

Assisted Living in Nashville vs Nearby Cities

On the border of Kentucky, Clarksville is the most affordable city for assisted living. It is $885 less than the state capital’s average. In the western region of the state, assisted living in the Jackson area has a difference of $140, which runs $4,240 per month. Cleveland is situated near the borders of Alabama and North Carolina with an average of $4,835 per month. This makes the most expensive city $735 more than Nashvillle. Assisted living rates in Kingsports can cost residents $345 more than residents in the state capital.

  • Nashville: $4,100
  • Tennessee: $4,105
  • National: $4,500
  • Clarksville: $3,215
  • Jackson: $4,240
  • Cleveland: $4,835
  • Kingsport: $4,445

Assisted Living vs Other Types of Care in Nashville, TN

In-home care and home health care share the same monthly average of $4,767 and are $667 more than the average cost of assisted living in Nashville. Adult day health care is more than 55% cheaper than assisted living and is valued at $1,842 per month. Nursing home care can be the most expensive and Nashville is no different. With $7,270 in monthly fees, it is $3,170 more than assisted living.

  • In-Home Care: $4,767
  • Home Health Care: $4,767
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,842
  • Assisted Living: $4,100
  • Nursing Home (semiprivate room): $7,270

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Nashville

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Nashville

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Nashville.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Nashville

Families in Nashville searching for senior living resources can find information assistance through local state and county agencies, such as the Aging and Disability Services. Representatives have experience working with seniors to assess their personal needs and help them apply for programs to meet those needs

Resource Contact Service
Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC)— Aging and Disability Services 615-255-1010 The GNRC’s Aging and Disability Services coordinates an array of programs to improve the quality of life of seniors in Nashville. Working with a network of trained professionals, seniors and families can find information for various needs. Translation services are also available.
Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)  877-801-0044 Tennessee SHIP is part of a nationwide network designed to educate Medicare beneficiaries about insurance plans and assistance with maintaining coverage. Seniors can learn about the basics of Medicare and supplemental insurance options, such as Medigap. Low-income individuals may qualify for financial aid that covers out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications and medical supplies.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands 615-244-6610 Serving residents in dozens of counties throughout Middle Tennessee, the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands have volunteer-based, pro bono programs for qualifying individuals. Legal advice clinics are hosted in-person and over-the-phone to help seniors with debt collection and social benefits, including veterans’ benefits.
Tennessee State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 615-253-5412 Investigating concerns of personal rights and welfare, long-term care ombudsmen are certified by the state and receive continuous education regarding local and federal assisted living regulations. Families can contact an ombudsman to file complaints that include visitation rights and lack of personal care or attention. Ombudsmen can also help seniors search for local assisted living facilities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nashville

Assisted Living Communities in Nashville are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Tennessee

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Nashville Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Nashville area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 74 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 45 hours researching assisted living communities in Nashville
  • Read more than 590 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 30 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Nashville is $4,100, which is about the same as the state average of $4,105 and lower than the national average of $4,500.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Nashville, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 74 communities in the Nashville area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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