Assisted Living in Cordova, Tennessee
Located approximately 16 miles east of downtown Memphis, the densely populated Cordova neighborhood has large shopping malls to the north, near I-40, and forested areas with few inhabitants to the east. Memphis is home to 651,073 people as of the latest U.S. Census estimates, with 83,337 seniors aged 65 and over. City hospitals are well-equipped to care for residents, including Baptist Memorial and Methodist Hospitals, which are ranked above average for their treatment of stroke, heart conditions and cancers.
Cordova itself has just two assisted living communities to choose between — both are quite large and have spacious indoor and outdoor common areas for residents — and there are 20 communities in nearby areas. The average cost of care in Cordova’s assisted living communities is $91 higher than the national average, at $4,391 per month.
Paying for Assisted Living in Cordova, Tennessee
The Cost of Assisted Living in Cordova
The monthly average cost of assisted living communities in Cordova is $4,391, which is $352 higher than the Tennessee average and $91 higher than that of the United States overall. All neighboring states are more affordable, with the averages in Kentucky and Mississippi lower by roughly $340 compared to Tennessee. Assisted living in Arkansas is more than $500 cheaper, and Alabama has the lowest average cost, with savings of about $900.
Within Tennessee itself, Cordova’s assisted living facilities are some of the most expensive. Chattanooga is the only surveyed city with higher costs, at an average of $4,515 per month. Kingsport is slightly more affordable than Cordova, with its average cost of $4,200. Care in Knoxville averages $3,900 and even lower prices are found in Nashville at $3,720 and Jackson at $3,667 per month.
Note: Data for Cordova was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Memphis, was used instead.
Cordova Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Tennessee’s Medicaid program partially covers the cost of assisted living for eligible seniors and people with disabilities via the TennCare CHOICES program. Although residents are still expected to pay for room and board in an assisted living community, this program pays for the personal care and other services provided as well as assistive technology and emergency response systems.
Learn more about what’s covered and who is eligible on our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.
Cordova Assisted Living Resources
|Aging Commission of the Mid-South||(901) 222-4111||The Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) for Shelby County serves as a single point of entry for seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers seeking publicly funded assistance and help accessing nearby services. Aging Commission staff can help residents determine their eligibility for TennCare CHOICES, which partially covers assisted living costs, and guide them through the enrollment process.|
|Medical Prescription Program||(901) 222-4200||The Shelby County Community Services Agency operates this program to help low-income residents of any age who aren’t covered for prescription drugs via their insurance. Single applicants must have an annual income lower than $25,760 as of 2021. This program covers up to $1,000 per year in prescriptions from participating pharmacies.|
|Bartlett Senior Center||(901) 385-6439||The senior center in neighboring Bartlett provides a place for Cordova’s residents aged 50 and over to socialize, exercise, take part in activities and receive various services at weekly events.|
|Shelby County Office of Veterans Services||(901) 222-4237||The Office of Veterans Services helps veterans and their eligible dependents receive the benefits they’re entitled to from state and federal Departments of Veterans Affairs. Seniors can get help finding the correct forms and applying for compensation, pensions and other resources that can be used to cover some assisted living costs.|
|Memphis Area Legal Services||(901) 523-8822||MALS is a provider of free legal services to low-income residents and seniors aged 60 and over regardless of their financial status. Clients in Shelby County can receive expert assistance and representation in civil areas of law involving housing, debt, tax, Medicare, SSI and benefits programs.|
Cordova Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities is responsible for licensing and regulating assisted living communities in Tennessee. It also investigates complaints made by residents and members of the public and certifies facilities as to their federal Medicare and Medicaid status. Learn more on our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.