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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 29, 2023

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Etowah is a small town in McGinnis County, TN, situated in the southeastern part of the state. While its residents can enjoy the benefits of small-town life, cosmopolitan amenities are only a short drive away in nearby Chattanooga and Knoxville. 

With approximately 18.6% of the city’s 3,603 residents being over the age of 65, Etowah has a higher concentration of seniors than the majority of the country. Its violent crime rate is lower than the countrywide figure and its cost of living is more than 25% below the national average, making it an especially attractive destination for budget-conscious seniors who prioritize safety.

Despite the area’s overall low cost of living, assisted living is costlier in Etowah than in most places. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the city’s seniors spend an average of $4,835 a month on assisted living which is $335 more than the national average and $730 more than the statewide median. 

Note: Data for Etowah was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Cleveland, was used instead

This guide provides an overview of Etowah’s best assisted living facilities and details the services and amenities that set them apart. 

Dominion of Athens

Dominion of Athens is a senior living community offering assisted living and memory care 12 miles away from Etowah. The community provides 24/7 assistance with daily living activities, and with Star Regional Medical Center being right down the street, seniors receive immediate help in the event of an emergency. Between this community's on-site walking paths and the nearby park, seniors have plentiful options for staying active outdoors. Accommodations for assisted living residents include pet-friendly private rooms which come with their own climate systems.

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Athens Place

As an assisted living and memory care community, Athens Place provides seniors with around-the-clock personal care and a vibrant range of activities tailored to residents' interests and skills. Movie nights, ice cream socials, arts and crafts and shopping trips are just a few of the fun ways residents can fill their days. Luxurious, pet-friendly studios and one-bedroom apartments are available, and they all include housekeeping and laundry services. Whether residents want to mingle with their neighbors or take a break between activities, the community's multiple lounges are the perfect place to relax and socialize.

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Morning Pointe of Athens

Morning Pointe of Athens is an award-winning assisted living facility located in Ooltewah. Though it's a short drive southwest of Etowah, we included it on our list because of its walkable neighborhood that places seniors less than a block away from several restaurants, shops, a pharmacy and a golf course. On-site, residents can choose from a myriad of engaging activities such as fitness classes, live entertainment, creative endeavors and intergenerational programs with local schools. In addition to the 24-hour caregivers and nursing staff, Morning Pointe of Athens provides physical and occupational therapy, and when residents need to visit their doctor, the community takes care of transportation.

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Brookdale Cleveland

Brookdale Cleveland is a senior living community located about 30 miles southwest of Etowah. Private bathrooms are included with all of the studio and one-bedroom accommodations, and WiFi is available throughout the property. To help residents maintain independence, the community personalizes care plans to seniors' unique preferences and needs. Seniors at Brookdale Cleveland have access to a full calendar of social and recreational activities such as video games, cooking demos, movie nights and a walking club. This facility also has its own library and an arts and crafts room.

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Charter Senior Living of Cleveland

Located 28 miles away from Etowah right off I-75, Charter Senior Living of Cleveland is an assisted living community that provides nursing, therapy services and in-house doctor visits in addition to assistance with daily living activities. For off-site doctor appointments, the community handles the transportation. Spacious, pet-friendly studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available which all come equipped with their own emergency response system and kitchenette. Residents' fees also cover the cost of utilities and housekeeping services. Community amenities include a library, card and game room and a beauty salon.

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Garden Plaza at Cleveland

Garden Plaza at Cleveland is an award-winning senior living community located on a tree-lined highway filled with a variety of restaurants and shops. We decided to include it on our list of Etowah's top 10 assisted living facilities because of its unique amenities and diverse event calendar. Yoga, movies, cooking classes, arts and crafts and Bible studies are among the many interesting activities available. Garden Plaza at Cleveland has a fitness center where residents work on their balance and strength and a quiet library where they can dive into a good book. It also has a shuffleboard court and a dedicated billiards room.

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Avail Senior Living

Avail Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care community set upon manicured grounds surrounded by trees. A few minutes northwest of the community, seniors will find a wide variety of shops and restaurants. This facility earned a spot on our list because of its numerous wellness programs which include mental exercises, dancing, tai chi and yoga. In addition to assistance provided by the community's 24-hour caregivers, Avail Senior Living works with local therapy providers and nurse practitioners, ensuring residents have convenient access to the care they need to stay healthy and retain their independence.

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The Neighborhood at Tellico Village

Situated moments away from the Tennessee River, golf courses and parks, The Neighborhood at Tellico Village is an ideal assisted living community for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. Residents can choose between studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations that come with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Nutritious, freshly prepared meals are served in the restaurant-style dining room, and to ensure residents can look their best for the next social outing, the community has a full-service beauty and barbershop.

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Wood Presbyterian Home

Located in Sweetwater about 23 miles from Etowah, Wood Presbyterian Home is a senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. We included this community on our list of Etowah's best assisted living facilities because of its many on-site amenities that encourage residents to stay active and socialize. Its well-stocked library is favored by book lovers, while the craft room is the perfect place for seniors to express their creativity. In addition to the exercise room, this facility has an indoor walking track ensuring residents have multiple options to maintain their physical fitness. Wood Presbyterian Home also has a sunroom where residents can relax while soaking up natural light.

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