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Page Reviewed / Updated – June 28, 2023

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers picturesque beauty mixed with cultural attractions and big-city amenities, such as access to medical care. The city is home to 195,889 people, with 13.9% of the population being 65 and older. Residents have access to a higher-than-average number of physicians at 350 physicians per 100,000 people compared to the U.S. average of 210, which helps older adults get the care they need. At the University of Tennessee Medical Center, locals have access to a variety of services, including the Brain and Spine Institute, which features the Pat Summitt Clinic for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. 

Memory care offers personalized and safe care for people with memory loss, which means these facilities typically cost about 25% more than assisted living care in the same area. Knoxville memory care facilities have a median cost of $4,779 per month. That’s lower than the Tennessee median cost of $5,131 and the national median of $5,625. 

Having access to quality memory care ensures seniors get the specialized care they need in a safe environment. Specially trained caregivers provide nursing care, activities and therapies that can slow cognitive decline and support a fulfilling life. 

The following list highlights the top 10 memory care options in Knoxville to help seniors and their families find the right community.

Atria Weston Place

Atria Weston Place is close to Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital, offering easy access to residents who might need in-patient rehab, and Parkwest Medical Center for urgent health issues. Residents enjoy an all-inclusive community within the Life Guidance memory care neighborhood, which is a secure, structured environment. Accommodations include studios and semiprivate shared suites within the secured neighborhood, each with a private bathroom and housekeeping, personal laundry and linen services. Residents receive 24/7 care based on individual care plans to meet their needs. The care includes medication assistance supervised by a licensed nurse and physician medication reviews and consultations.

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  • Family-style dining to encourage socialization
  • Secured entrances and exits in a custom-designed neighborhood setting

StoryPoint Knoxville West

StoryPoint Knoxville West makes the list for earning several awards, including the Caring Star award. It sits near residential neighborhoods, creating a peaceful spot to call home. Specially designed for residents with dementia, the memory care neighborhood features high ceilings and large windows within a secure environment. Caregivers receive special training to help those with memory impairments, with 24-hour licensed support available for all residents. This community offers multiple floor plans, including private studios and companion suites with semiprivate accommodations, to match different preferences. Personalized dining services include chef-prepared meals using locally sourced ingredients, regional favorites and menus created using resident feedback.

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  • Specialized programming designed for people with memory impairments
  • On-site beauty salon and barbershop

Deane Hill Place

We chose Deane Hill Place for having caregivers who are certified in CARES Dementia Training. This community is close to I-40, making it easy for family to visit. With a mix of personal and shared spaces, the memory care neighborhood is designed to give residents freedom while keeping them safe with secured outdoor spaces, keypad access and alarmed doors. Residents choose from private and semiprivate apartments, where they receive 24/7 support from trained caregivers. The community also has a full-time licensed nurse on staff 24 hours a day. Shared meals encourage socialization with food that works with the dietary restrictions of the residents. Structured yet flexible schedules provide comforting predictability.

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  • Inclusion of music and aromatherapy
  • Memory boxes for each resident with objects that capture their memories

American House West Knoxville

American House West Knoxville is close to amenities and less than 5 miles from Parkwest Medical Center, giving residents easy access to medical care. The Living Well Memory Care program combines cognitive stimulation, sound nutrition, physical activity and socialization based on brain health research to support residents. The secured community lets residents move through the facility safely while receiving medical assistance based on individual needs 24 hours a day. Visiting physicians offer access to on-site medical care, and residents can use the on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services if needed. The memory care neighborhood includes life-enrichment activities and a comprehensive wellness program.

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Oakwood Senior Living

Located near downtown Knoxville, Oakwood Senior Living sits among residential neighborhoods for a quiet environment. At Oakwood Senior Living, the memory care neighborhood is called The Retreat. It's an all-inclusive memory care program staffed by specially trained caregivers. Private and companion-style suites offer seniors large spaces that fit their needs, and housekeeping, personal laundry and linen services support a maintenance-free lifestyle. The community includes on-site physician and nursing oversight to support residents' health, and seniors can use therapy and podiatry services within the community for additional care needs. Home-cooked meals are served restaurant style, with alternative options to fit varying dietary preferences.

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Trinity Hills of Knoxville

Trinity Hills of Knoxville sits nestled among trees for a serene environment while being close to highways and interstates so families can visit easily. Designed as a neighborhood-style environment, the memory care community includes secure common areas in addition to private accommodations to encourage socialization. The staff provides 24-hour personalized care, including assistance with daily activities, medication management, chef-prepared meals, housekeeping and laundry. The community coordinates with residents' physicians to provide the best possible care, and residents have access to the nurses on staff. Caregivers receive specialized training and develop activities and programming that fits the individual needs of residents.

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American House Halls

North Knoxville Medical Center is close to American House Halls, giving residents peace of mind if they need urgent medical care. In the Living Well Memory Care area, seniors receive 24-hour medical assistance based on individual needs. Programming is based on brain health research from a gerontologist and clinical psychologist to combine socialization, diet, stimulation and exercise to help dementia. Meals are planned with personal choice and individual dietary needs in mind. Residents can enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, including secured patios and seating areas, or enjoy the quiet of private accommodations. Memory care residents have access to the same amenities as independent and assisted living residents, including a salon, a library and spiritual services.

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Rain Forest Landings

Rain Forest Landings backs up to a wooded area among suburban neighborhoods, giving residents a relaxing environment. The Sage Memory Care neighborhood includes the option of private and companion suites with private, handicapped-accessible bathrooms. Safety is a priority, with 24-hour supervising staff that perform hourly room checks at night and a secure, familiar environment with structure and routine to help residents feel comfortable. On-site RNs and LPNs, medication management, rehabilitation programs and pharmaceutical services support residents' medical needs. Memory care residents can choose from two care levels, depending on how much assistance they need. Dementia-specific programming is designed to encourage meaningful interactions while ensuring the activities are suitable for the memories and abilities of residents.

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  • Graduated care options with different pricing levels
  • Daily exercise programs and leisure activities

Northshore Heights Located in Knoxville

Sitting on 7 acres, Northshore Heights offers a calming, park-like setting for seniors. The all-inclusive memory care community provides specialized care designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit. A secure locked door system, emergency call bell system and secure outdoor patio give residents the freedom to explore the community while staying safe, and every fully furnished room includes a private bathroom. With housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and three meals a day provided, this community offers a maintenance-free lifestyle with necessary medical support. Activities planned for people with cognitive impairments are available 24/7.

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  • Dedicated recreation department to develop activities and encourage socialization
  • In-house geriatrician

Arbor Terrace of Knoxville

Arbor Terrace of Knoxville claims its spot on the list as an award-winning facility, with recognition as a Certified Great Place to Work and Reputation 800 Award recipient. The peaceful, dementia-friendly environment of the Evergreen memory care neighborhood meets the needs of residents with memory impairments with specially trained 24-hour caregivers on staff. The caregivers learn residents' histories and preferences to personalize care with experiences based on memories, such as favorite recipes, and build relationships to create a sense of familiarity and comfort. The Dining With Dignity program meets nutritional needs and provides assistance with meals that some residents need while encouraging independent dining.

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  • Individual care plans supervised by a licensed nurse
  • Technology for dementia, including The Tovertafel interactive game console