Hendersonville is located just 20 minutes northeast from downtown Nashville. The city has just over 58,000 residents, with almost 15% aged 65 and older. It is home to Drakes Creek Park and the Rockland Recreation Area, which both provide seniors with an excellent place for afternoon walks. The city is also home to Historic Rock Castle and Trinity Music City. Summers are hot and humid with average July highs around 89 degrees. In the winter, Hendersonville gets around 9.1 inches of snow and January lows are around 28 degrees.
If you need help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing or toileting, one of the assisted living communities in Hendersonville may be able to meet your needs. These facilities provide a room, daily meals, activities and personal assistance with most of your non-medical needs. The average monthly cost for assisted living in Hendersonville is $4,105 according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey for 2021, about the same as the state average and well below the national average.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Hendersonville
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Tennessee. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Hendersonville
In Hendersonville, the median price for assisted living communities is $4,100 per month.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Hendersonville
The average rate for assisted living in Hendersonville is just $5 less than the state average of $4,105. It’s $400 less than the national average of $4,500, meaning Hendersonville is one of the more affordable cities in the country for assisted living.
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There are a few cities in Tennessee that have more affordable assisted living rates than Hendersonville, including Clarksville and Knoxville, which have median prices of $3,215 and $3,823 per month respectively. Chattanooga has an average price of $4,220, and Memphis has a rate of $4,200, both very similar to costs in Hendersonville. Cleveland has the most expensive assisted living in the state with a monthly average of $4,835. This is $735 more than the average cost in Hendersonville.
Note: Data for Hendersonville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Nashville, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hendersonville
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee acts as an advocate against elder abuse and for scam prevention. They also provide education, support and referrals for caregivers and are available for transportation to and from medical appointments and various errands.
The Veterans Service Office assists veterans, active service members and their families in filling out applications for disability, pensions, health care, education and training and insurance. The administration can also connect prior military with national cemeteries, help in obtaining discharge papers and military records and can assist with appeals for denied claims.
The senior center provides individuals 50 and older with a safe place to stay active. There are health and wellness activities, wellness seminars, educational classes in computers, art, crafts and language and in-house and delivered meals. Special events include dances, games, parties and scheduled outings.
FiftyForward is committed to helping seniors aged 50 and older live more fulfilling and rewarding lives. The program offers Meals on Wheels and schedules events like golf tournaments, health and wellness activities and trips to various locations in the area. The goal is to fight isolation and loneliness to area seniors.
Senior Ride Sumner provides reliable transportation for seniors throughout the county to and from doctor’s appointments, to the pharmacy or grocery store, on shopping trips and even to socialize with friends and family. This nonprofit service is provided by Community Life Bridge which is the sister organization of Senior Ride Nashville.
Hendersonville Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Hendersonville area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.