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Cost of Tennessee Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Tennessee is $1,343 per month.

The monthly base rate for Tennessee adult day care is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Tennessee is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Tennessee. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Mississippi$758
Alabama$785
North Carolina$1,105
Georgia$1,300
Tennessee$1,343
Virginia$1,408
Kentucky$1,453
U.S.$1,492
Missouri$1,733
Arkansas$1,733

Researching Tennessee Adult Day Care? Ask these questions:

  • Does Tennessee require adult day care agencies to be licensed?
    If so, is the agency licensed to provide adult day care in Tennessee?
  • What is the operating schedule of the Tennessee adult day care center?
    Does this operating schedule comply with Tennessee requirements?
  • Does the adult day care agency meet Tennessee's minimum standards?
    These would cover Tennessee requirements for having a proper emergency plan, proper nutrition for meals, snacks and beverages, identification of the health needs of the clients and proper social services attention.
  • What staff are available at the adult day care center?
    Does the staff meet the Tennessee requirements?
  • How does the adult day care agency handle medication administration?
    Ensure the management of medication by the agency meets Tennessee guidelines.
  • Does Tennessee require the adult day care facility to have an ample means of transportation?
    If so, what type for transportation does the adult day care center offer?
  • Are there specific dementia requirements for adult day care in Tennessee?
    Find out if and how the agency serves Alzheimer's and dementia participants.
  • Does Tennessee review and inspect adult day care centers?
    If so, what was the latest rating of the center? Have complaints been filed?
  • Does Medicaid cover adult day care services in Tennessee?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept Tennessee Medicaid waivers?

Helpful Tennessee Resources for Seniors

Looking for guidance about your care? The local Tennessee long-term care ombudsman can help offer guidance about your care needs. Your Tennessee ombudsman is a helpful resource. You can contact them at:
Commission on Aging and Disability of Tennessee
state.tn.us
Local: (615) 253-4392
Tollfree: (877) 236-0013
Tollfree TDD: (800) 848-0299
As a Tennessee Medicare or Medigap consumer, do you have questions about your policy and coverage options? The Tennessee state department of insurance can help, contact at:
Department of Insurance of Tennessee - Commerce and Insurance
state.tn.us
Local: (615) 741-2218
Tollfree: (800) 342-4029
Are you familiar with every health-based program available to Tennessee residents? There may be Tennessee health-based programs and services that you are not aware of. Contact your Tennessee Health Department at the following:
Tennessee Department of Health
Local: (615) 741-3111
Are you in Tennessee and are on a low income or having trouble covering your medical bills? There may be help. Contact your Tennessee medical assistance office at:
Bureau of TennCare
state.tn.us
Tollfree: (800) 342-3145
Tollfree TDD: (877) 779-3103
Spanish: (866) 311-4290
Are you familiar with the Tennessee Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

Tennessee Area Agencies on the Aging provide numerous services and assistance to those 60 and over. Your local AAA offers guidance on insurance counseling, transportation, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals and more.

Find and Contact your local Tennessee AAA below:

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Johnson City, TN
(423) 928-0224
East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Knoxville, TN
(865) 691-2551
Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Chattanooga, TN
(866) 836-6678
Greater Nashville Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Nashville, TN
(615) 862-8828
South Central Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Mount Pleasant, TN
(931) 379-2929
Northwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Martin, TN
(731) 587-4213
Southwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Jackson, TN
(731) 668-6967
Aging Commission of the Mid-South Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Memphis, TN
(901) 222-4100
Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Cookeville, TN
(931) 432-4111

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