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Nashville has an incredibly unique and diverse culture that one cannot find in other parts of the south as the state nears the mid-Atlantic. Tennessee is home to quality music, which sometimes makes its way into nursing homes in Tennessee where country artists volunteer their time to perform in front of residents. What other nursing homes can say that?

Along with offering a unique, splendid experience for elderly care facilities in Tennessee, the state is also competitive with the affordable daily rates for semi-private and private rooms in the south. This region of the United States tends to offer some of the cheapest retirement home rates in the country (the only region that can compete is the Midwest), and Tennessee nursing homes are no different.

Tennessee Nursing Home Costs

The average cost for a semi-private room in Tennessee nursing homes is $180 per day. The national average is $225, so it is possible to save $45 or more per day at one of the skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee.

Private skilled nursing rooms, per the norm, run a little higher as the state averages around $200 per day for these types of rooms, or a projected cost of $73,300 for a year. Fittingly, one can expect to spend between $65,000 and $75,000 per year depending on if you or a loved one opt for affordable long-term care or a more luxurious skilled nursing facility.

Unlike several states in the U.S., nursing homes in Tennessee do not penalize residents that prefer living in a bigger city. The well-esteemed, popular metropolitan areas of Memphis and Nashville are around the state average for a nursing home semi-private or private room, meaning that you won’t have to break the bank to live in prime real estate.

Memphis only charges on average $173 per day for a semi-private room, while Nashville is slightly higher at $197 per day. The state average is $176 per day. Affordable long-term care in Tennessee can offer daily rates as low as $125 per day. While Tennessee skilled nursing facilities have risen over the last five years (approximately $7 more per day), daily rates remain competitive and Tennessee still ranks in the lower third in terms of most expensive states for long term care.

Tennessee Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Long term care facilities in Tennessee are dedicated to providing outstanding service. The typical southern charm of this part of the state is evident with staff, as the best nursing homes in Tennessee only staff knowledgeable personnel with the ability to be friendly, courteous, respectful and caring. Staff is always required to respect personal privacy and treat residents with ultimate respect.

Well-balanced, three course meals are served each day. Activities are also scheduled throughout the average day to provide a variety of different events with seniors. Some decide to listen to live performances like music or a short play. Other events may be about group exercise or trying a new craft like painting.

Additionally, staff is employed to assist with daily activities. These may include helping residents get in and out of bed, helping prevent falls, assisting with using the bathroom or bathing, and more.

Tennessee nursing homes provide a rare mix of southern charm and hospitality demonstrated in the staff, comfortable and clean rooms, affordable rates and several outstanding amenities.

Nursing and Retirement Homes in Tennessee

There are a total of 316 nursing homes in Tennessee that Tennessee senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Tennessee nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Tennessee nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Tennessee state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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