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

  • Sorted through 40 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Oak Ridge
  • Read more than 85 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Oak Ridge is $3,900, which is slightly lower than the state average of $4,039 and the national average of $4,051.

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 Oak Ridge, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 40 communities in the Oak Ridge area.

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The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Oak Ridge 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.

Alexander Guest House
74
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $2,895, Memory Care: $3,000
Renovated in 2015, Alexander Guest House is located just minutes from several historical landmarks, including Jackson Square and the Oak Ridge Playhouse, ideal for seniors who like to explore the local area. Care plans and personal assistance are tailored to each resident and therapy services are available for those who require additional treatment. A monthly activity calendar features a range of wellness programs, social events and excursions to ensure residents remain physically, mentally and spiritually engaged. In their free time, seniors can read in the library, practice their golf on the putting green, get pampered in the beauty salon or pursue their hobby in the craft area. Residents have plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors in the community grounds with walking paths, a gardening area, a front porch and a picnic area that overlooks the city.
What Residents are Saying:
Alexander Guest House is frequently praised for its excellent staff and the variety of activities on offer. The relative of one resident says, "Mom ... has become more energized because she enjoys the wide variety of activities- scenic rides, crafts, bingo, time on the putting green, musical guests, exercise. ... The atmosphere in general is warm, upbeat, and energized."
4.59 out of 5 stars
(57) Reviews
83 Kentucky Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Arbor Terrace of Knoxville
Atria Weston Place
Canterfield of Oak Ridge
Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge
Deane Hill Place
Elmcroft of West Knoxville
Morning Pointe of Lenoir City
River Oaks Place - Lenoir City
The Groves at Oak Ridge

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It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org 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.

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
amenities.

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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