In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Nashville area, our team of researchers sorted through 90 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:
- Spent over 45 hours researching assisted living communities in Nashville
- Interviewed 22 facility staff members
- Read more than 240 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 $4,500, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,920 and the national average of $4,000.
Jonathan FrankLicensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan FrankLicensed 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 90 communities in the Nashville area.
Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities
The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Nashville area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.
Azalea Trace Assisted Living
Residents talk about the quality atmosphere at Azalea Trace Assisted Living. One family member says, "Azalea Trace’s strong point is the people who work there. It is easier to spend way more money on another assisted living place, but it would be hard to get better care. I find the staff to be very attentive, loving, and kind, and they go out of their way to be helpful. I wish I could spend more time there, and I recommend it to anyone looking for assisted living.”
Belmont Village Green Hills
Customers appreciate the team effort at Belmont Village Green Hills. One family member says, "Belmont Village Green Hills is wonderful. The place is beautiful and really clean. The staff is wonderful and caring, and everyone seems to love my mother. Her room is like an efficiency apartment. It's a 1-bedroom with a little kitchenette and a bathroom. Her living room and bedroom are one big room."
Belvedere Commons of Franklin
Customers talk about the lifestyle offered at Belvedere Commons of Franklin, with one reviewer stating, "Belvedere Commons has people who are very concerned about you and try the best they can to meet your needs. Every once in a while, they have people come in and play music, and I would recommend it."
Brighton Gardens of Brentwood
Customers appreciate Brighton Gardens of Brentwood, with one reviewer stating, "I love living at Brighton Gardens. The staff is so caring, and the food is delicious. I enjoy my privacy too. My apartment is quiet so that I can read and do crosswords.”
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Bristol Terrace, with one reviewer saying, "Bristol Terrace has an absolutely wonderful staff! The amenities are great — we have movie nights, a general store and an atmosphere that brings peace to what could be a very stressful time."
Cadence at Rivergate
Cadence at Rivergate is an assisted living community located in Madison. With a host of services and amenities, this facility is a great fit for seniors who enjoy a bustling community but need help with activities of daily living. Cadence at Rivergate offers a variety of senior living and personal care support to match individual needs. Support services include the following:
- Weekly housekeeping, linen, and laundry services
- Scheduled transportation to doctor appointments and errands
- Personalized care plans, including daily living assistance, medication management, and wellness checks
- Optional services, including massage, salon service, dental care, incontinence program, counseling, and medical director
- 24/7 staffing and security, plus a personal pendant alert system
- Extended basic cable and utilities
Accommodations at Cadence include well-appointed studio and one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with a microwave, a refrigerator, and full-sized private bathrooms
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Cadence at Rivergate, with one reviewer saying, "Cadence at Rivergate was a godsend to my mother. She was able to live out her final years with dignity, grace, and fun."
Charter Senior Living of Hermitage
Customers appreciate Charter Senior Living of Hermitage, with one reviewer stating, "The only regret our family had was not moving our mother to Charter much sooner. The care our mother received was very loving and professional. Everyone was helpful, professional, caring and kept a watchful eye on our mother."
Elmcroft of Brentwood
Residents and family members talk about community engagement offered at Elmcroft of Brentwood. One reviewer stated, "My mother is now at Elmcroft, and it is a good place. Everything is very well maintained. The staff is very courteous and kind. They have many activities to involve them in."
Grace Manor Assisted Living
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Grace Manor Assisted Living, with one reviewer saying, "Grace Manor is just a great place. You get a really good home feeling, and after talking with the residents who live there and staff, I knew this is where I want my mother to be."
Heartland Senior Community
Customers appreciate Heartland Senior Community, with one reviewer stating, “This is a wonderful facility with caring staff. I was apprehensive about placing my mother here, but now she seems very happy. She is eating regularly, which was a struggle before.”
Residents appreciate the atmosphere at Hickory Gardens. One reviewer says, "My mother is in Hickory Gardens. Her room is beautifully decorated with a twin bed and two chairs. It's really homey. She has a big walk-in closet, and she doesn't share the bathroom with anybody. It has a walk-in shower, where she can sit down to bathe. They keep the rooms clean, and they did good housekeeping."
Knowles Home Assisted and Adult Day Services
Customers talk about the sense of community at Knowles Home Assisted and Adult Day Services. One reviewer says, "My sister lives there, and she enjoys it a lot. They have nursing staff on hand, and they are very good. It's an older facility, but they seemed to care about their patients. She shares a room with another person, but it's separated by a curtain, and their room is fairly large."
Customers talk about the engaging lifestyle offered at Main Street, with one reviewer stating, "My mother currently resides in Main Street Senior Living. It's very nice and updated. The hallways kind of look like hotel hallways. Her apartment is about 300 square feet inside and laid out fine. The staff is wonderful. I spent the first night that she was there in a room that they prepared for me."
Mary, Queen of Angels
Residents and family members alike appreciate the engaging lifestyle at Mary, Queen of Angels. One reviewer says, "This place is so amazing to residents. The apartments are large, clean and convenient. Our sweet Charlie lives here, and they treat him so well. He is a 98-year-old WWII veteran, and they really respect that."
Maybelle Carter Living
Residents and family members talk about the quality atmosphere at Maybelle Carter Living, with one reviewer saying, "My mom has moved into Maybelle Carter. It's a homey, comfortable place. My mom's room now is more comfortable for her. They have a lot of activities, mostly music. The menu is country-style and very good. This place has a lot of help. Every time I call, there is somebody there with my mom. The people that work there have been there for a long period of time."
McKendree Village is an assisted living community located in Hermitage. Offering comfort and peace of mind in a homelike setting, this facility is ideal for seniors needing assistance with activities of daily living. McKendree Village provides assisted living and memory support for residents along the continuum of care so they may age in place. A licensed nurse is on staff 24 hours a day, and nurse practitioner services are also available. Additionally, residents can receive support with medication administration, transferring, and nutrition.
Accommodations at McKendree Village include well-appointed apartment homes that feature private bathrooms with showers. Weekly housekeeping helps residents live maintenance-free. They are also supported with three delicious meals served daily. Other amenities include:
- Scheduled transportation to appointments, banks, shopping, and entertainment
- Full-time activities coordinator
- Full-time fitness coordinator
- Faith-affirming environment with full-time chaplain on staff and weekly chapel services
- Common areas for games and visiting with family members
- Two covered outdoor patios
Residents and their family members appreciate the culture of care at McKendree Village. One reviewer says, “We've had three family members live at McKendree in different phases, and we've been pleased. The staff is very caring and attentive. The facility is being renovated in phases with the new renovations being very nice. The dining rooms have been renovated, and the food is quite good. The family members that are currently in McKendree love it!”
Morningside of Belmont
Customers talk about the engaging lifestyle offered at Morningside of Belmont, with one reviewer stating, "My mother moved to Morningside of Belmont six months ago. The staff is wonderful, friendly, attentive and kind. The activity calendar is full of good stuff, art, creative writing, exercise, book club, outings to restaurants and shopping, and plenty of music activities from Nashville artists, Belmont University students, and resident sing-a-longs."
NHC Place at Cool Springs
Customers talk about the team effort at NHC Place at Cool Springs, with one reviewer stating, "No complaints with the staff or the facility; everything is wonderful. The scenery is beautiful, and the place is spotless, very clean. All the staff from nurses to the administration couldn’t be better at NHC Place."
NorthPark Village Senior Living
NorthPark Village Senior Living is an assisted living community located in Madison. Offering faith-based support in a close-knit environment, this facility is ideal for seniors who enjoy a homelike community and need help with activities of daily living. NorthPark Village offers a variety of personal care services to help residents age in place. With a low resident-to-caregiver ratio, residents can receive individualized care and attention. Services include medication management, housekeeping, meal preparation, and transportation.
NorthPark provides three homemade meals each day in a restaurant-style dining area. An on-site registered dietitian ensures that proper nutrition is provided. Other services and amenities include:
- 24-hour emergency call system
- Spacious residential apartments
- Optional floor plans
- Full range of social activities
- In-house nurse practitioner
- In-house pharmacy
- Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at NorthPark Village Senior Living, with one reviewer saying, "NorthPark is a hidden gem! It was remodeled a couple of years ago and is very quaint. The staff is very helpful and caring, and I love the sense of community here."
Park Manor is an assisted living community located in Nashville. Offering services that support independence, this facility is ideal for seniors who need help with activities of daily living and want to age in place. Park Manor has comprehensive services that can be customized to residents’ needs while fostering independence, including personal care, medication management, 24-hour emergency assistance, and meal preparation. Residents can enjoy daily physical fitness; creative, social, learning, and spiritual activities; scheduled group trips, and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests.
Accommodations at Park Manor include well-appointed studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes that feature kitchenettes, emergency pull cords and grab bars in bathrooms, and optional balconies that overlook wooded areas. Other residential amenities include:
- Fire- and sound-resistant construction
- Optional balconies overlooking the wooded property
- Nine-foot ceilings
- Wall-to-wall carpeting or flooring
- Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Individual climate control
- Fire prevention and alarm safety features with sprinklers
Customers talk about the team effort at Park Manor. One reviewer says, "I visited this and an assisted living before moving here. It just felt right when I came here. It's beautiful, and other residents are happy to be here and are so friendly. I feel very blessed to be here.”
Park Place Retirement
Customers talk about the services offered at Park Place Retirement, with one reviewer stating, "I am a veteran and was catered to during my transition process. Now, I have been living here at Park Place for three years. Their help and respect for service members are commendable."
Red Cedar Glen
Red Cedar Glen is an assisted living community located in Hendersonville. Specializing in accommodating amenities and services, this community is ideal for seniors who need help with activities of daily living and wish to age in place. Red Cedar Glen provides comprehensive care that includes wellness checks, medication management and supervision, housekeeping and laundry services, and complimentary transportation.
With a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plan options, residents are able to choose accommodations that best suit their lifestyle preferences and care needs. Each pet-friendly apartment home comes equipped with safety features, spacious areas for personal treasures, and full-sized bathrooms and kitchenettes. Other amenities include:
- 24-hour security system
- Wellness and fitness center
- Therapy room
- Courtyard and garden
- Wi-Fi access
- Beauty salon/barbershop
- Private dining room
- Postal services
- Flat-screen TV
- Resident program center
Customers talk about the accommodations at Red Cedar Glen, with one reviewer stating, "The apartment at Red Cedar Glen is well-sized. People are really helpful and friendly. They have a nice dining room, and my dad has a patio so he can smoke outside. They had a move-in special that no one could match. They've been really helpful in keeping me updated with my dad and what's going on with him, and he's got people who help him with his healthcare. They're very good."
Schrader Acres Assisted Living Center
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Schrader Acres Assisted Living Center, with one reviewer saying, "This is a wonderful place for seniors. I am glad I chose to live here. It is affordable, and the services are exceptional without breaking the bank."
The Gardens at Providence Place
Residents and family members alike enjoy the quality of service at The Gardens at Providence Place. One reviewer says, "They're the best and most caring people I've ever met. My dad was there for years before he had to leave, and he was happy almost all of the time."
The Hearth at Franklin
Customers appreciate the atmosphere at The Hearth at Franklin, with one reviewer stating, “This is a beautiful facility with friendly caregivers. The new walking path adds another great amenity! I can't wait to walk the path when the leaves begin to change. There are always activities for the residents and exceptional meals. Highly recommend this facility to anyone looking for a family member or themselves.”
The Hearth at Hendersonville
Residents and family members talk about excellence in care at The Hearth at Hendersonville. One reviewer says, "I currently live at The Hearth. I find the employees at The Hearth to be exceptional. I enjoy the activities, the food, and prompt attention maintenance gives us. I have made many new friends here."
The Lodge at Natchez Trace
Residents are impressed by the supportive staff at The Lodge at Natchez Trace. One reviewer comments, "If you are looking for a place for your loved one, look no further. My father has been here for over two years, and it has been an excellent choice for both of us. The management staff is very friendly, approachable, and willing to resolve problems. The building is beautiful, inviting and well maintained."
The Meadows Senior Community
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at The Meadows Senior Community, with one reviewer saying, "All the staff were great and are taking great care of my grandmother. She likes it there, which makes my family and me love it even more!"
The Waterford in Hermitage
Customers talk about the engaging lifestyle offered at The Waterford in Hermitage, with one reviewer stating, "Our mother loves living at The Waterford. It's a beautiful community; the food is excellent, and the staff is phenomenal. There are plenty of activities and opportunities to meet people and make friends. It's a wonderful feeling to know that she is in a place where she is safe, well cared for, and happy."
Vantage Pointe Village
Residents and their family members appreciate the caring staff at Vantage Pointe Village. One family member says, "My father-in-law moved into Vantage Pointe Village at Ashland City, and it's good. We used the doctor on-site, and he adheres to the needs of my dad. The nurses are very responsive; the facility is always clean. The activities are great; they're scheduled at appropriate times, and they allow the residents to decide whether to participate. They've been very active with the physical therapy that Dad needs."
At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.
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-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older adults, air quality, climate.
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