Cities with Memory Care Communities in Tennessee

The Estates of Oak Ridge

  734 Emory Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove

  4586 Forsythia Way
Collegedale, TN 37363

The Heritage at Brentwood

  900 Heritage Way
Brentwood, TN 37027

Charter Senior Living of Hermitage

  4131 Andrew Jackson Pkwy
Hermitage, TN 37076

Carriage House Inn

  311 Colloredo Blvd
Shelbyville, TN 37160


Harmony at Victory Station

  211 Fortress Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

The Solana Germantown

  8199 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138


Rainbow Health & Rehab of Memphis

  8119 Memphis-Arlington Road
Bartlett, TN 38133


Alexander Guest House

  83 Kentucky Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


The Village at Bellevue

  8118-B Sawyer Brown Road
Nashville, TN 37221

Morning Pointe of Tullahoma

  711 Kings Lane
Tullahoma, TN 37388


Morning Pointe of Hixson

  5501 Old Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343


Morning Pointe of Chattanooga

  7620 Shallowford Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421


Northshore Senior Living

  8804 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922


Oakwood Senior Living

  232 E. Churchwell Street
Knoxville, TN 37917


American House Johnson City

  406 E Mountain View Road
Johnson City, TN 37601


Rain Forest Landings

  555 Rain Forest Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

River Oaks Place - Loudon

  1101 Grove Street
Loudon, TN 37774


River Oaks Place

  100 Fifth Avenue
Lenoir City, TN 37771


Morning Pointe of Clinton

  960 South Charles G. Seivers Blvd.
Clinton, TN 37716


Wellington Place of Johnson City

  2003 Waters Edge Dr
Johnson City, TN 37604


Wellington Place of Colonial Heights

  Wellington Place of Colonial Heights
Kingsport, TN 37663


Wellington Place of Greeneville

  155 Serral Dr
Greeneville, TN 37745


Wellington Place of Newport

  375 Hedrick Dr
Newport, TN 37821


Brookdale Sevierville

  1020 Middle Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862

Deane Hill Place

  401 Catherine McAuley Way
Knoxville, TN 37919

Wellington Place of Kingston

  1098 Bradford Way
Kingston, TN 37763


The Neighborhood at Tellico Village

  100 Chatuga Drive West
Loudon, TN 37774


American House Murfreesboro

  3211 Memorial Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


American House Bristol

  826 Meadowview Road
Bristol, TN 37620


Creekside At Three Rivers

  2744 Ashers Fork Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128


Morning Pointe of Columbia

  2050 Union Place
Columbia, TN 38401


Morning Pointe of Brentwood

  1522 Wilson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027

The Cumberland at Green Hills

  15 Burton Hills Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37215

Walking Horse Meadows

  207 Uffelman Drive
Clarksville, TN 37043


Charter Senior Living of Jackson

  1200 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305

Cordova Estates

  1535 Appling Care Lane
Cordova, TN 38018


The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City

  155 Morning Pointe Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772


Barton House

  6961 Hwy. 70 South
Nashville, TN 37221


American House Jackson

  911 Old Humboldt Road
Jackson, TN 38305


American House Hendersonville

  1020 Carrington Place
Hendersonville, TN 37075


American House Hamilton Place

  1502 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421


American House Halls

  7521 Andersonville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37938


American House Brentwood

  5436 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211


American House West Knoxville

  8024 Gleason Dr
Knoxville, TN 37919


American House Shallowford

  7127 Lee Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37421


American House Lebanon

  801 West Main St
Lebanon, TN 37087


American House Kingsport

  901 Teasel Dr
Kingsport, TN 37660


What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.

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