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Cost of Tennessee Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Tennessee is $5,840 per month.

The monthly base rate for Tennessee nursing homes is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Tennessee is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Tennessee. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Tennessee, the average cost is $6,296.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Missouri$4,639
Arkansas$4,715
Georgia$5,566
Alabama$5,810
Tennessee$5,840
Mississippi$6,235
North Carolina$6,266
Kentucky$6,327
U.S.$6,692
Virginia$6,707

Tennessee Nursing Home Statistics

Tennessee contains 316 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 36,437 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 74% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Tennessee skilled nursing homes is 3.3 which ranks 38 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Tennessee facilities.

Overall Ratings of Tennessee Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Tennessee

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Tennessee

Percent of Tennessee Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Tennessee Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Tennessee Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Tennessee

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Tennessee? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Tennessee?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Tennessee nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Tennessee?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Tennessee.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Tennessee facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Tennessee nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Tennessee?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Tennessee's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Tennessee nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Tennessee Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Tennessee

Have a complaint about a Tennessee Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Tennessee have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Tennessee, report it to:
Tennessee Department of Health
state.tn.us
Local: (615) 741-7221
Tollfree: (800) 778-4504
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Tennessee or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Commission on Aging and Disability of Tennessee
state.tn.us
Local: (615) 253-4392
Tollfree: (877) 236-0013
Tollfree TDD: (800) 848-0299
As a Tennessee resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Tennessee state department of insurance at:
Department of Insurance of Tennessee - Commerce and Insurance
state.tn.us
Local: (615) 741-2218
Tollfree: (800) 342-4029
Are you aware of all the Tennessee health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Tennessee Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Tennessee Department of Health
Local: (615) 741-3111
Are you on a low income in Tennessee and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Tennessee medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Bureau of TennCare
state.tn.us
Tollfree: (800) 342-3145
Tollfree TDD: (877) 779-3103
Spanish: (866) 311-4290
Are you familiar with the Tennessee Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Tennessee residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Tennessee AAA below:

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Johnson City, TN
(423) 928-0224
East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Knoxville, TN
(865) 691-2551
Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Chattanooga, TN
(866) 836-6678
Greater Nashville Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Nashville, TN
(615) 862-8828
South Central Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Mount Pleasant, TN
(931) 379-2929
Northwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Martin, TN
(731) 587-4213
Southwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Jackson, TN
(731) 668-6967
Aging Commission of the Mid-South Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Memphis, TN
(901) 222-4100
Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Cookeville, TN
(931) 432-4111

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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