Tennessee Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated 2. April 2016 RenataLaszuk NursingHome, Planning for Retirement Care, Senior Caregiving (0) Tennessee is full of attractions, both natural and man-(and woman-)made. When I went, I loved visiting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, and my favorite, Dollywood. It also has a low adjusted cost of living and no state income tax (unless you count the highly contested Hall tax on interest and dividend income from investments.) There are only about 10 states that have lower daily nursing home costs than Tennessee, according to Caregiverlist’s updated national nursing home cost database, with a daily room rate of $173.22 (the state average of single and shared rooms,) or $63,225 per year. Tennessee nursing homes carry average star rating of 2.6 out of 5. How much do nursing homes in Tennessee cost? Senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes, along with their overall ratings. It’s a fact that most people don’t even think about nursing home costs until long-term care is needed—like after the first 100 days of Medicare-covered care. Caregiverlist updates our nursing home cost database so seniors and their families can get an idea of long-term care costs in their area. Below is a snapshot of Tennessee nursing home costs and ratings: Total Number of Nursing Homes: 354 Average Single Price: $185.95 Average Double Price: $160.50 Average Rating: 2.6 Star Rating Snapshot: 5-Star: 6 4-Star: 85 3-Star: 169 2-Star: 60 1-Star: 34 Which is the highest rated nursing home in Tennessee? The Tennessee nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating for which we have a daily cost is Somerfield At The Heritage in Brentwood, Tennessee. However, it is also one of the most expensive, with a single room daily price of $288.00—54.88% higher than the average single price of $185.95. The number of elderly and adults with physical disabilities receiving care in a nursing home setting has dropped by over 30% since 2005 according to TennCare, Tennessee’s Long-Term Services & Supports website. Those seniors for whom 24-hour care is not needed, may choose to avail themselves of home and community based services, who have seen a substantial growth in as many years. How can families begin anticipating for future long-term care costs? A good place to start is consulting with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan, something that includes an assessment of your family’s assets and future spending needs. Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Tennessee and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can also research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.