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Tennessee Aging Statistics & Resource Guide

By Sixty and Me September 21, 2020 Aging

The Tennessee Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Tennessee. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $20.00 an hour for home care to $7,300 a month for skilled nursing care, Tennessee is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Tennessee Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in Tennessee

  • Tennessee Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Tennessee is $20.00, making Tennessee less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Tennessee Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Tennessee is $1,495 per month making Tennessee less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Tennessee Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Tennessee is $3,900 per month making Tennessee less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Tennessee Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Tennessee is $7,300 per month making Tennessee less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Tennessee Senior Services

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Address: 502 Deaderick Street, 9th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0860

Phone: (615) 741-2056


Tennessee State Plan on Aging

Tennessee Elder Justice and Advocacy

Adult Protective Services (APS) 24/7: 1-888-APS-TENN or 1-888-277-8366

Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-356-6767

Family Justice Centers

Chattanooga Family Justice Center

Address: 3rd Floor City Hall, 101 E. 11th Street, Chattanooga

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline: 423-755-2700

Cookeville – Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center

Address: 269 S. Willow Ave., Suite E, Cookville

Phone: 931-528-1512 

Toll Free: 866-704-1080

Knoxville Family Justice Center

Address: 400 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville

Family Violence Helpline: 865-521-6336

Memphis Family Safety Center

Address: 1750 Madison Avenue, Suite 600, Memphis

Crisis Line: 901-222-4400

Nashville – Jean Crowe Advocacy Center

Address: 100 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 114, Nashville, TN 37201

Phone: 615-862-4767

Fax: 615-862-4768

Tennessee Support for Caregivers

Tennessee Senior Disaster Preparedness

Tennessee Health Care Fraud

If you suspect Medicare Fraud call: 1-866-836-7677

Address: 1104 England Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: 1-866-836-7677


Tennessee Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Tennessee Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Address: 310 Great Circle Rd., Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 1-800-342-3145


Tennessee Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Phone: 1-877-801-0044

Tennessee Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Aging Nutrition Program: 615-253-4161

Tennessee Prescription Assistance

Tennessee Senior and Healthcare Transportation

Tennessee Area Agencies on Aging and Disability

Call 1-866-836-6678 from anywhere in the state to be automatically directed to your nearest Area Agency.


Address: 2670 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 1000, Memphis, TN 38112-4416

Phone: 901-222-4150

Fax: 901-222-4199


Northwest Tennessee AAAD

Address: 124 Weldon Drive, Martin, TN 38237-1308

Phone: 731-587-4213

Fax: 731-588-5833


Southwest Tennessee AAAD

Address: 102 East College Street, Jackson, TN 38301-6202

Phone: 731-668-7112

Fax: 731-668-6444


Greater Nashville AAAD

Address: 220 Athens Way, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37228-9940

Phone: 615-862-8828

Fax: 615-862-8840


South Central Tennessee AAAD

Address: 101 Sam Watkins Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, TN 38474-4024

Phone: 931-379-2929

Fax: 931-379-2685


Upper Cumberland AAAD

Address: 1104 England Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: 931-432-4111

Fax: 931-432-8112


Southeast Tennessee AAAD

Address: 1000 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN 37402-0757

Postal Address: PO Box 4757, Chattanooga, TN 37405-0757

Phone: 423-266-5781

Fax: 423-424-4225


East Tennessee AAAD

Address: 9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D100, Knoxville, TN 37923-4517

Phone: 865-691-2551 Ext. 4216

Fax: 865-531-7216


First Tennessee AAAD

Address: 3211 North Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601-1213

Phone: 423-928-3258

Fax: 423-926-8291



National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Tennessee Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Tennessee Senior Health Studies

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