Often when a senior citizen decides that they do not feel comfortable by themselves in their own home, but do not need the fully assisted care of nursing homes, they chose to live in beautiful Tennessee at a Knoxville assisted living facility (ALF). Residents never need to travel long distances to view the marvels of the mountains and rivers or to experience the nature and history of Tennessee.
Knoxville assisted living facilities offer the benefits of independent living while still having the services offered by a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). These services are usually a variety of elderly care by trained staff members that assist in the supervision of medication, medical and dental care with doctors of the patient’s choice from 6 different hospitals just within Knoxville, and assisted living staff for minor injuries or illnesses.
With very warm to hot summers and mild winters most Knoxville assisted living facilities offer many areas of socialization for their occupants. All ALFs offer a variety of indoor and outdoor scheduled activities for the occupants including game nights, day rooms, meeting halls and even cafeteria meals so no resident has to cook for him or herself and can enjoy meals with their friends.
Knoxville offers a huge variety of attractions for town residents of all ages. The shopper will enjoy Market Square with it’s collection of shops, restaurants and cafes around a huge park and a fountain to cool you on those hot summer days. For the nature lover there is the Ijams Nature Center that is 80 acres of woods laid with trails and the Knoxville Zoological Gardens with over 800 animals on 53 acres for tons of fun. You can take in culture and history through the World Fair, Confederate Memorial Hall, and Knoxville Museum of Art.
The cost for senior living in a Knoxville assisted living facility averages $3500 a month, which is just over the median for most areas of Tennessee. Having a private one-bedroom area in an assisted living facility is an average of $30,000 less a year than having a private room in a nursing home. Having a home health aide a few hours a day in your private home will run the same a year as staying in an ALF and offer less benefits with no emergency care after the caregiver leaves. SeniorLiving.org can help you find the perfect Knoxville assisted living facility that can service all you needs and still be within your yearly budget.