Assisted Living Facilities in Tennessee

Our goal is to assist you in finding the best available independent and assisted living facilities in the state of Tennessee. There are more than three thousand Tennessee Assisted Living Facilities to select from. Just Click on the county of your interest below to see the list of Tennessee assisted living facilities available in your area.

Senior Living Facilities can be the best solution for many seniors in Tennessee who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily needs.   If they want to live an active and fulfilling life, senior assisted living may be the right choice. If you know a senior in Tennessee that could benefit from assisted living, there are many to choose from, offering varying degrees of independence. 

The need for assisted living in Tennessee has been growing to keep pace with the ever increasing number of seniors in the state. This page lists several assisted living and other senior care options in Tennessee, offeried varying levels of service and care for the elderly.

We hope that we can be helpful in your quest to find the right assisted living in Tennessee.

Please select a County to view the Directory of Tennessee Assisted Living Facilities:

Anderson CountyBedford CountyBlount County
Bradley CountyCampbell CountyCarroll County
Chester CountyCocke CountyCoffee County
Crockett CountyCumberland CountyDavidson County
Dekalb CountyDickson CountyDyer County
Fayette CountyFranklin CountyGibson County
Giles CountyGreene CountyGrundy County
Hamblen CountyHamilton CountyHardeman County
Hardin CountyHaywood CountyHenderson County
Henry CountyHumphreys CountyJackson County
Jefferson CountyJohnson CountyKnox County
Lauderdale CountyLawrence CountyLincoln County
Loudon CountyMacon CountyMadison County
Marshall CountyMaury CountyMcminn County
Mcnairy CountyMonroe CountyMontgomery County
Obion CountyOverton CountyPutnam County
Rhea CountyRoane CountyRobertson County
Rutherford CountySequatchie CountySevier County
Shelby CountySullivan CountySumner County
Tipton CountyTrousdale CountyUnion County
Warren CountyWashington CountyWayne County
Weakley CountyWhite CountyWilliamson County
Wilson County

Please select a City to view the Assisted Living Facilities:

DaytonDicksonDyersburgEast Ridge
Gallatin , TNGermantownGoodlettsvilleGraysville
JacksonJefferson CityJoeltonJohnson City
LafolletteLawrenceburgLebanonLenoir City
MaryvilleMaynardvilleMc MinnvilleMcminnville
Mount JulietMountain CityMurfreesboroNashville
NashvilleNewportOak RidgeOak Ridge
OoltewahParisPleasant HillPortland
Signal MountainSmithvilleSmyrnaSomerville
South FultonSpartaSpring CitySpring Hill
SpringfieldSweetwaterTracy CityTrenton
TullahomaUnion CityWaverlyWaynesboro
White BluffWhitwellWinchester

See a list of the Cost of Assisted Living in Tennessee - 2011

Residential homes for the aged

These facilities provide room and board as well as assistance with personal needs, such as the activities of daily living. Someone who lives in a home for the aged must be physically and mentally capable of finding his way to safety in the event of an emergency without assistance from someone else.

Homes for the aged are neither staffed nor licensed to provide nursing care. In fact, state law prohibits homes for the aged from accepting residents who need medical care. They’re designed to provide a place where people who are able to care for themselves with little or no help may receive room, board and personal services. State regulations clearly define the scope of personal services in homes for the aged as help with:

  • Bathing, hair and nail grooming;
  • Dressing;
  • Laundry; and
  • Self-administration of medications.

The regulations permit the administration of medicine by a licensed nurse. Homes for the aged must be licensed and are generally family-type dwellings. Neither Medicare nor Medicaid will pay for the cost of living in a home for the aged.

Assisted care living facilities

Assisted living is a long-term care option for seniors who need more assistance than is available in a retirement community but who do not require the intense medical and nursing care provided in a nursing home. Many seniors relocate to an assisted care living facility, after a period of rehabilitation in a nursing home or hospital, while others come directly from their homes. These facilities provide the same services as a home for the aged and also assistance with medications. Some facilities are staffed to provide care for people who have some memory loss or are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Some assisted care living facilities offer assistance with incontinence care and other special services.

Assisted living bridges the gap between homes for the aged and nursing homes. This licensing category was created in response to the needs of a large number of the elderly who may require assistance with certain medical services that typically can be self-administered.


Senior Living Facilities can be the best solution for many seniors who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily needs.   If they want to live an active and fulfilling life, senior assisted living may be the right choice. If you know a senior in Tennessee that could benefit from assisted living, there are many to choose from, offering varying degrees of independence


It's a good idea to learn as much as possible about all the assisted living options that are available in your area. They could be called Residential Living Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, or Home Care Centers in your location. Everything you read and each facility you visit will help you to get closer to determining your own need. There are adult family homes, retirement communities, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other options. Learning about the costs of assisted living and how to cover those costs is also very important. With all these options, and maybe because there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. There's nothing wrong with getting help.

A few of the services offered by assisted living placement services are:
1) Help Determine if Assisted Living is Right for You
2) Determining the level of care needed
3) Locating the home or facility best suited to your needs
4) Helping you to negotiate the lowest possible price for you and your family
5) Helping you with finanacial planning so that your resources can be used wisely to cover the costs involved
6) Ensuring that the facility you choose is able to handle any special needs that you may have.

There are placement agencies that will be pleased to help you sort through the maze and make the best choice for your loved one. This is their field of expertise and they are happy to share the knowledge they've gathered with you. A few of our favorites are A Place For Mom, Elderlink, and Assisted Living. In Southern California and Southern Arizona, one of our favorites is Assisted Living Placements. Most referral agencies (sometimes called placement agencies) will provide their services free of charge.