The city of Knoxville is home to 190,740 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More than 13% of these residents are aged 65 or older. Some of these seniors live with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Knoxville residents dying of Alzheimer’s disease increased at a rate of 16.2% between 2014 and 2018. In 2014, 216 residents died of Alzheimer’s, compared to 251 in 2018. This increased death rate surpasses the general death rate increase of 7.45% in that same period.

Fortunately, memory care facilities in Knoxville can help seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. These communities are staffed around the clock to deliver necessary care to seniors with dementia. In this guide, you can learn more about Knoxville’s memory care communities, their services and local resources that can help seniors facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Memory Care Facilities in Knoxville, TN

2015, 2016

Atria Weston Place

2900 Lake Brook Boulevard, Knoxville, TN, 37909

Atria Weston Place is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a lovely wooded area with convenient access to shopping centers and several major highways. Residents and visitors consistently give the commu … (read more)
Atria Weston Place is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a lovely wooded area with convenient access to shopping centers and several major highways. Residents and visitors consistently give the commu … (read more)

Deane Hill Place

401 Catherine McAuley Way, Knoxville, TN, 37919

Deane Hill Place is located in a bustling shopping district of Knoxville, Tennessee, just a few blocks south of Interstate 40. Visitors and residents appreciate that Deane Hill Place is a picturesque … (read more)
Deane Hill Place is located in a bustling shopping district of Knoxville, Tennessee, just a few blocks south of Interstate 40. Visitors and residents appreciate that Deane Hill Place is a picturesque … (read more)

2015

American House West Knoxville

8024 Gleason Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37919

American House West Knoxville is located about nine miles west of the West Knoxville and a block away from the West Town Mall. Residents and visitors appreciate the community-like feel of the facility … (read more)
American House West Knoxville is located about nine miles west of the West Knoxville and a block away from the West Town Mall. Residents and visitors appreciate the community-like feel of the facility … (read more)

South High Senior Living

835 Tipton Ave, , Knoxville, TN, 37920

My husband will be moving into South High Senior Living. It was an old high school that they had completely renovated, so it looks like a brand new building. It’s very classy and very clean with lots … (read more)
My husband will be moving into South High Senior Living. It was an old high school that they had completely renovated, so it looks like a brand new building. It’s very classy and very clean with lots … (read more)

Oakwood Senior Living

232 E. Churchwell Ave., Knoxville, TN, 37917

My brother has moved into Oakwood Senior Living, and they have been very, very nice. I have no problems. He hasn’t been there that long, but everybody’s really helpful and it’s very clean. I haven’t e … (read more)
My brother has moved into Oakwood Senior Living, and they have been very, very nice. I have no problems. He hasn’t been there that long, but everybody’s really helpful and it’s very clean. I haven’t e … (read more)

2016

StoryPoint Knoxville West

8501 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37922

Manorhouse Assisted Living is located in a residential neighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, with convenient highway access. Visitors are immediately impressed by the facility’s well-maintained ground … (read more)
Manorhouse Assisted Living is located in a residential neighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, with convenient highway access. Visitors are immediately impressed by the facility’s well-maintained ground … (read more)

2013

Trinity Hills of Knoxville

4611 Ashville Highway, Knoxville, TN, 37914

Trinity Hills of Knoxville is located in East Knoxville, Tennessee, just minutes from shops, churches and a community center. The facility offers clean, spacious rooms featuring kitchenettes, and resi … (read more)
Trinity Hills of Knoxville is located in East Knoxville, Tennessee, just minutes from shops, churches and a community center. The facility offers clean, spacious rooms featuring kitchenettes, and resi … (read more)

American House Halls

7521 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37938

American House Halls is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a beautiful countryside residential area with amazing views of Black Oak Ridge and close access to several stores and a shopping outlet. Res … (read more)
American House Halls is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a beautiful countryside residential area with amazing views of Black Oak Ridge and close access to several stores and a shopping outlet. Res … (read more)

Prosperity Pointe

214 Prosperity Road, Knoxville, TN, 37923

I visited Prosperity Pointe. I wasn’t happy with it at all. It was just not homey and it was kind of dark, so I wasn’t pleased with it at all. I only saw one person and that was the owner’s brother. H … (read more)
I visited Prosperity Pointe. I wasn’t happy with it at all. It was just not homey and it was kind of dark, so I wasn’t pleased with it at all. I only saw one person and that was the owner’s brother. H … (read more)

Northshore Heights Located in Knoxville

8804 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN, 37922


Autumn Care

136 Canton Hollow Rd, Knoxville, TN, 37922


2014

Arbor Terrace of Knoxville

9051 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37923

Arbor Terrace of Knoxville is located in the bustling neighborhood of Cedar Bluff in Knoxville, Tennessee. Residents and visitors compliment the facility for having a caring, compassionate and enthusi … (read more)
Arbor Terrace of Knoxville is located in the bustling neighborhood of Cedar Bluff in Knoxville, Tennessee. Residents and visitors compliment the facility for having a caring, compassionate and enthusi … (read more)

Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville

555 Rainforest Rd, Knoxville, TN, 37923

My grandfather moved into Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville. It is clean, the caregivers and nurses are very helpful, and they’re energetic. They make sure your family member is changed constantly, and t … (read more)
My grandfather moved into Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville. It is clean, the caregivers and nurses are very helpful, and they’re energetic. They make sure your family member is changed constantly, and t … (read more)

NHC Place, Farragut

122 Cavette Hill Lane, Knoxville, TN, 37934

My grandmother went in after she suffered a brain bleed and uti. Fainted in my arms. She went in and was horrible. Could barely walk even with her walker. Couldn’t dress herself. Couldn’t bath her … (read more)
My grandmother went in after she suffered a brain bleed and uti. Fainted in my arms. She went in and was horrible. Could barely walk even with her walker. Couldn’t dress herself. Couldn’t bath her … (read more)


Morning Pointe of Hardin Valley

2449 Reagan Road, Knoxville, TN, 37931

My father is at Morning Pointe of Hardin Valley. He went to the memory care. It’s been excellent. They have very caring people, and so far we are very pleased. It’s an excellent facility. It’s brand n … (read more)
My father is at Morning Pointe of Hardin Valley. He went to the memory care. It’s been excellent. They have very caring people, and so far we are very pleased. It’s an excellent facility. It’s brand n … (read more)

Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville

901 Concord Road, Knoxville, TN, 37934

Avenir Memory Care was very impressive. The staff was very friendly and very open; it was nice. We weren’t able to try the food because they were taking extreme steps on lockdown for Covid. Everything … (read more)
Avenir Memory Care was very impressive. The staff was very friendly and very open; it was nice. We weren’t able to try the food because they were taking extreme steps on lockdown for Covid. Everything … (read more)

The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living

4371 Lifespring Lane, Knoxville, TN, 37917

The Pointe of Lifespring Senior Living is located in Knoxville, TN, in a suburban neighborhood with lots of greenery. Residents love the amenities of each suite, including a bedroom, bathroom, short t … (read more)
The Pointe of Lifespring Senior Living is located in Knoxville, TN, in a suburban neighborhood with lots of greenery. Residents love the amenities of each suite, including a bedroom, bathroom, short t … (read more)

Morning Pointe of Powell

7700 Dannaher Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37849


Truewood by Merrill, Powell

7545 Thunder Ln, Powell, TN, 37849

Maple Court was very nice and very friendly. The apartments were very roomy and spacious. There were more activities going on. They serve three meals a day and snacks. The staff was good. They were ve … (read more)
Maple Court was very nice and very friendly. The apartments were very roomy and spacious. There were more activities going on. They serve three meals a day and snacks. The staff was good. They were ve … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Knoxville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Tennessee. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Knoxville

The Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Facilities oversees long-term care facilities, including memory care communities, throughout the state and in Knoxville. This office establishes rules and regulations for these facilities and issues licenses to ensure communities comply with state guidelines.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Knoxville

  • Knoxville is home to several well-regarded hospitals that can deliver the care seniors need. The University of Tennessee Medical Center is home to The Pat Summitt Clinic, which houses a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neuropsychologists and cognitive evaluation specialists who can diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
  • Knoxville has several public transportation options for seniors. Adults aged 65 and older can ride on fixed bus routes at a half-price rate. Volunteer Assisted Transportation provides low-cost rides to seniors with disabilities, taking them to medical appointments, grocery shopping, prescription pickup and more.
  • The city has a low cost of living that runs 18% below the national average. Housing costs are even lower at 28% below the national average. In Knoxville, groceries, utilities and transportation cost less than in other areas, allowing seniors to save money in all areas of the budget.
  • Tennessee does not have any state income taxes, which means that Social Security retirement benefits and income from retirement accounts aren’t taxed. As a result, Knoxville is a tax-friendly city for seniors.
  • Knoxville is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. This designation means that the city’s leaders have been recognized for creating a community that includes individuals of all ages.

Paying for Memory Care in Knoxville

Memory care communities in Knoxville cost, on average, $4,779 per month, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019. This figure was calculated based on Knoxville’s assisted living facility costs. Since memory care facilities provide more specialized care, they cost about 25% more per month than assisted living facilities, and the below figures reflect that difference.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care in Knoxville costs less than the state average of $5,131 per month. Memory care in Knoxville also costs less than in other nearby cities. In Chattanooga, memory care costs $5,275 per month, and it averages $5,275 in Nashville. Knoxville’s costs are also lower than Kingsport, which averages $5,556 per month in memory care costs.

$4779

Knoxville

$5131

Tennessee

$5625

The United States

$5275

Chattanooga

$5125

Nashville

$5556

Kingsport

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

While memory care facilities cost more than other types of senior care, it is not the priciest. The most inexpensive type of senior care is adult day health care services, which cost an average of $1,517 per month in Knoxville. Homemaker services and home health aides cost $4,757 and $4,715, respectively, in the city. An assisted living facility costs $3,823 per month. Nursing homes are the most expensive type of senior care, with a semiprivate room costing $7,148 and a private room costing $7,604.

$4757

Homemaker services

$4715

Home health aide

$1517

Adult day health care services

$3823

Assisted living facility

$7148

Nursing home with semiprivate room

$7604

Nursing home with private room

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Knoxville

In Knoxville, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Tennessee page.

More ways to pay for memory care in TN

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

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

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Knoxville

Several organizations in Knoxville provide helpful resources for seniors with dementia and their families. These organizations offer services ranging from education and clinical trials to protective services and support groups.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association Tennessee chapter offers help and support for seniors living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Through virtual support groups, individuals can connect with others impacted by Alzheimer's disease and access guidance and resources.

(865) 305-2273

Located at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, The Pat Summitt Clinic offers evaluation and diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease, caregiving support groups and community outreach and education. Seniors with Alzheimer's disease can even sign up for clinical trials through this clinic.

(865) 524-2786

The Office on Aging offers supportive programs to seniors in Knoxville, including senior care calls that help to reduce senior isolation. The office also offers virtual programming on a variety of topics for seniors and their caregivers.

(865) 215-5671

Organized by the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Special Services Division, Project Lifesaver uses radio technology to quickly locate individuals who may have wandered off or gotten lost in the city. This service is designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders who may require this supervision.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Knoxville

Knoxville Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Tennessee