What is Assisted Living?
Within the senior living spectrum, facilities run from those which primarily cater to people who are independent or have minimal needs to those who have severe limitations requiring a high degree of hands-on care services. What binds them all are the community-based basic services provided in an apartment setting. Assisted living communities are like hotels with caregivers on site.
Who is Assisted Living best for?
Assisted Living communities are an excellent option for seniors who may require more day-to-day assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) but wish to remain independent for as long as possible. With assisted living, your loved one will receive support with daily living and basic care while living in his or her own apartment, all within a larger community of seniors. In the Nashville/Middle Tennessee area, assisted living communities come in many different sizes with a wide variety of different amenities and services. What distinguishes a property as an assisted living rather than an independent living or 55+ community is that it is regulated by the State of Tennessee and has employee caregivers on site.
Typical Assisted Living services
Services provided by assisted living communities include:
- Up to three meals a day, often plus snacks
- Assistance with personal needs such as bathing, dressing, incontinence care, feeding, transferring in and out of bed and chairs, and ambulation (walking)
- Help with medication
- Housekeeping and laundry
- 24-hour on-site care supervision
- Social/recreational activities
Many assisted living communities in greater Nashville have nurses on-site during regular business hours but few have nursing 24/hours a day. None of them employ doctors, but most have affiliations with visiting doctors and home health agencies who can provide their medical and therapy services in a resident’s apartment, or in a dedicated space in the community set up for medical services.
What does Assisted Living cost in the Nashville area?
The cost of assisted living in the Nashville metro area varies depending on many factors and can range from approximately $2,500 to $8,000 per month depending on location, amenities, size of apartment and care needs. Typically, a resident will pay a fee for “room and board” and a separate fee for his or her individual care level. Room and board covers rent, meals, and all of the amenities provided by a community (activities, laundry, transportation, etc.). Care is a separate charge that varies from resident to resident depending on need. One resident may only require medication management, while another might have more extensive care needs for things such as incontinence or transferring in and out of a wheelchair.
Areas Covered for Assisted Living
Assisted Living Locators has relationships with Independent living communities across greater Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area, including in:
Williamson County/Maury County
Brentwood | Columbia | Franklin | Nolensville | Spring Hill
Antioch | Murfreesboro | Smyrna
Antioch | Belmont/Hillsboro Village | Berry Hill | Bellevue | Belle Meade | Donelson | Downtown | East Nashville | West End/Elliston Place | Hermitage | Germantown | Green Hills | Madison | Midtown/Vanderbilt | Music Row/Demonbreun/Edgehill | Old Hickory | The Gulch | SOBRO | Sylvan Park | West Meade | Whites Creek
Lebanon | Mt. Juliet
Gallatin | Goodlettsville | Hendersonville
Montgomery County/Robertson County
Clarksville | Springfield