2021 Top Tennessee Senior Living Communities

Are you looking for senior living and care in Tennessee? You want to make sure that you’re getting the best service and amenities in a warm, home-like environment. Unfortunately not all communities are created or managed equally. With so many options today it can be overwhelming finding the best fit your loved one or yourself. Is assisted living enough, or is nursing home care needed?

We decided to review the top senior living facilities in the most popular areas of Tennessee. The following 15 communities are the highest rated on our site. Don’t see your city here? You can search our senior living directory for more great living options or contact us.

How to Pay For Tennessee Senior Living
Senior Living can be expensive, not everyone has the savings or the income to pay for the room, care, and other services that can add up every month. There are options though. VA Benefits, Long-term care insurance, home equity, reverse mortgages, life settlement funding, and Medicaid may all be options to help offset or cover the cost of senior living and care.

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Tennessee

So how did we figure out what were the best Tennessee senior living communities? We combined reviews from several websites, including Google, Facebook and other sources for senior living in Tennessee. Reviews themselves aren’t enough, so we made sure there no outstanding compliance violations or complaints with the TN Dept. of Health.

The last thing we did was make sure the living facilities listed were affordable for most people. What good is a senior living community if you can’t afford to live there? The average cost for assisted living in Tennessee is $3,920.00. In most communities this includes housing, many meals, and basic amenities and services. Independent living is typically cheaper but doesn’t offer care, while memory care and skilled nursing can be thousands more a month.

Top Rated Tennessee Senior Living Facilities

4.8/5 Average Rating of Facilities
195 Total Reviews

5 stars

The Parkview Memphis

1914 Poplar Ave
Memphis TN 38104

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
16 Total Reviews

The Parkview Memphis TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Parkview Memphis:

The Parkview was very nice. It was wonderful. The staffing was nice. This place was awesome, and if I had to go somewhere, this is where I would like to go. It was clean. They’re doing some remodeling, and in their apartments, they have nice closet space. They also invited me down to the cafeteria, which was set up nice like a restaurant. It was nice and clean. It was good.

-Gloria

The Village at Bellevue

8118-B Sawyer Brown Rd
Nashville TN 37221

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
14 Total Reviews

The Village at Bellevue Nashville TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Village at Bellevue:

Community is amazing. Well educated and kind caregivers. Exceptional Executive Director, Sheila who listened to my concerns about care for my loved one. Her experience and ability to relate to my situation was exactly what I needed. I think anyone would say they made a quality decision to move here.

-Carol Mullen

Shannondale Health Care Center

7424 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909

Living Types Available: Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

Shannondale Health Care Center Knoxville TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Shannondale Health Care Center:

My Father and Mother at one time have been residents. My Mom has been there now for 4 years. She and I can’t say enough about the Care and Compassion of Everyone there! It absolutely gives Me such a peace of mind to know I can depend on them when I am not there! Especially during this Virus. I want to THANK Everyone of You from the Bottom of My Heart!!

-Sandy Travis

Red Cedar Glen

202 Walton Ferry Rd
Hendersonville TN 37075

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
20 Total Reviews

Red Cedar Glen Hendersonville TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Red Cedar Glen:

I visit all of the Senior Care Centers in Hendersonville on a regular basis. This one beats them all so this was our choice for my father-in-law. He loves it! The staff is second to none and that includes the hairdresser who is so nice! The food is great. I have personally eaten 10 or more meals there including 2 Thanksgivings. Every staff member becomes like family!

Do check this out if you or a family member needs Senior care. Warm, caring atmosphere from all!

-Toni Cory

Signature Lifestyles of Rogersville Assisted Living

1341 E Main St
Rogersville TN 37857

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
14 Total Reviews

Signature Lifestyles of Rogersville TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Signature Lifestyles of Rogersville:

My Mother has been a resident of Signature Life Styles for 2 years. I want to give a big Thank You to the new Administrator Doug is doing a great job of leadership, showing that with good management you can have a great assisted living home. Wanda is doing a fantasist job and has a great love for the residents and it shows as the staff works to prove that Signature Lifestyles is a great place to have your loved one call home.

I thank the Doug, Wanda, Ashley, and Christie, and RA’s for the big change and a job well done. My mother loves it and the her apartment is large and has a beautiful view of the field behind Signature, many times she has looked out in windows and sees deer and turkeys feeding. Searching the area for a place for her to live I will say that where she is can’t be beat, in price, care, convenience, facility and commitment to family and residents.

-Charles Sharits

Dominion Senior Living Bristol

425 Shelby Ln
Bristol TN 37620

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

Dominion Senior Living of Bristol TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Dominion Senior Living Bristol:

There’re aren’t enough words to describe how much we appreciate all of the staff at Dominion Senior Living. Each member of their staff has been blessed with the gift of caring, loving, compassion, kindness and many others qualities. We never thought our mom would improve but she has and we credit that to the loving people who care for each and every day. If you are in need of care for a loved one you should visit Dominion and talk with their staff.

-Kathy Frazier

Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge

360 Laboratory Rd
Oak Ridge TN 37830

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
23 Total Reviews

Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Commonwealth Senior Living at Oak Ridge:

Amazing facility, the only community I have come across that goes far beyond the normal levels of care in a ALF . Personalized care for each resident, beautiful immaculate building and a extremely warm and friendly staff. Keep up the great work!

-Sally Daugherty

Signature Lifestyles of Jefferson City

129 Mossy Creek Dr
Jefferson City TN 37760

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
15 Total Reviews

Signature Lifestyles of Jefferson City TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Signature Lifestyles of Jefferson City:

My mom is continually improving and enjoying the activities at Signature Lifestyles. Susie is amazing with activities. The staff is attentive and the food is delicious. Linda Womack pays close attention to the overall operation of Signature and keeps everything on track.

-Carol Rives Smith

The Groves at Oak Ridge

734 Emory Valley Rd
Oak Ridge TN 37830

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
37 Total Reviews

The Groves at Oak Ridge TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Groves at Oak Ridge:

We are so happy with how The Groves staff has taken care of our Grandmother! It’s been such a tough year because of Covid (and not being able to visit when we want and get a hug), but we see how careful they are being, and we appreciate it so much! Mimi is very happy there, and said that if she had to be quarantined and away from family, that she couldn’t think of a better place than the Groves. She said she has felt “safe” there. That means a lot to us.

-Gretchen Swift

Freedom Senior Living

2951 Boyds Creek Highway
Sevierville TN 37876

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
26 Total Reviews

freedom senior living sevierville tn

What residents and loved ones have to say about Freedom Senior Living:

Freedom Senior Living provided excellent care for my grandmother and our family during her several years. They took time to get to know her and made her feel very loved. The staff was especially helpful in educating me along the journey. They never made us feel like a bother and even were diligent and checked in with us during the busy Holiday season. My grandmother will be greatly missed, but we know her last few years, months and days were filled with love and comfort. I appreciate all they did for her, and we highly recommend this property.

-Susan Foreman

Shannondale of Maryville

804 Shannondale Way
Maryville, TN 37803

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
7 Total Reviews

Shannondale of Maryville Maryville TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Shannondale of Maryville:

My father and mother were both residents at Shannondale Health Care in Maryville. I can not say enough good things about the staff of nurses at the facility. They are true professionals and go over and above the call of duty to care for the residents. I would recommend Shannondale to anyone looking for a place for a family member.

-J Strundle