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Housing

Facilities are divided into two main categories: Senior Housing with Support Services and Assisted-Rent Housing. Each category includes several types of housing. Please carefully read the introduction to each section or subsection to understand the facilities listed.

Senior Housing with Support Services

Healthy, active seniors want a place that offers services or amenities, requires little maintenance on their part, and offers independence to pursue activities and interests. There are a variety of facilities in and around Knox County that offer this combination of independence and services.

Five basic types of housing with services for seniors:

  • Independent Living
  • Residential Home for the Aged (RHA)
  • Assisted Care Living Facility (ACLF)
  • Nursing Home
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Listed in this section are those facilities that offer special supportive services and accept only (or predominantly) seniors as residents. Services listed here might include some or all of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Daily meals
  • Laundry service
  • Housekeeping
  • Medication management
  • Organized activities
  • Secured units or other security measures
  • Personal/emergency response systems
  • Help accessing community services

Some services are included in facility cost; others are extra. Private pay; some long-term care insurance policies cover assisted living. Some facilities require nonrefundable deposits for admission.

Some facilities have secured units to make them safe for people with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders and are prone to wander.

Independent Living

Independent Living is housing for people who require the least amount of care. Residents take care of themselves and often are quite healthy and active. There is no state certification or licensing for independent living facilities. They are informally known as retirement centers or independent living centers. Some are part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Residential Home for the Aged

A Residential Home for the Aged (RHA) is housing for people who want or need slightly more care than that available in independent living units. Residents are ambulatory (may use a cane, wheelchair, or other supportive device) and require room, board, and supervision or assistance with functional activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming and dressing, but not nursing or medical care. Residents must be physically and mentally able in an emergency to find safety without physical assistance from another person. An RHA is not required to employ a nurse but have at least one responsible attendant on the premises at all times.

Assisted Care Living Facility

An Assisted Care Living Facility (ACLF) is housing for people who want or need more care than that available in a Residential Home for the Aged but less than that provided in a nursing home. Residents are ambulatory (may use a cane, walker, or wheelchair), and must be able to transfer (move from bed to chair or chair to bed). Residents may also require nonmedical living assistance services, emergency response service, and short-term home health care as prescribed by a physician. Residents must be able in an emergency to evacuate to a “safe place” within 13 minutes. An ACLF is required to have at least one responsible attendant on the premises at all times and a sufficient level of staffing to meet residents’ needs. A licensed nurse must be available as needed.

Continuing Care Retirement Community

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a facility that contains, usually in another building or separate wing of a building, independent living units, either a Residential Home for the Aged or an Assisted Care Living Facility, and a nursing home. An advantage is that residents in independent living are guaranteed space in the other components should they need a higher level of care. See general section introduction for services offered in these facilities.

Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes are listed in a separate section.

For information about the licensing and regulation of any kind of health-care facility, including those listed, or to register a complaint, see page 24. Only licensed Knox County CCRCs, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Residential Homes for the Aged are listed in this section.

Facilities that offer, if space permits, short stays for senior citizens as respite for family caregivers are marked with an asterisk (*). These “day-stay” programs provide structured activities in a safe environment for seniors who cannot be at home alone. However, these are not licensed Adult Day Service programs. A detailed application must be completed, and space is often very limited.

Assistance with Making a Move

For information about businesses that help seniors move, organize, or make a housing transition, see Home Organizing, Downsizing & Moving.

Housing Options

Arbor Terrace Assisted Living*: 670-4111

9051 Cross Park Drive, 37923
ACLF. Secure Alzheimer’s/dementia unit. Nurse on staff.  |  Website »

Atria Weston Place*: 584-9857

2900 Lake Brook Boulevard, 37909
ACLF. Secure unit for residents with memory problems.  |  Website »

Autumn Care*

Karns: 692-2273
3222 Byington Beaver Ridge Road, 37931

Farragut: 392-1300
136 Canton Hollow Road, 37922
ACLFs. Secured for memory care.  |  Website »

Brookdale at Deane Hill: 690-4070

401 Catherine McAuley Way, 37919
ACLF. Secure Alzheimer’s unit.  |  Website »

Cecil Residential Home: 546-3960

2020 Cecil Avenue, 37917
RHA.

Clarity Pointe: 777-1500

901 Concord Road, 37934
ACLF. Dedicated secure memory care community. RN on staff; nursing care staff 24/7.  |  Website »

The Courtyards Senior Living*

801 E. Inskip Road, 37912: 357-1660
815 E. Inskip Road, 37912: 688-2666
1029 W. Parkway Avenue, 37912: 281-9295
RHAs. Secure dementia units.  |  Website »

Echo Ridge: 769-0111

8458 Gleason Drive, 37919
Independent living.  |  Website »

Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care*

Halls, 7521 Andersonville Pike, 37938: 925-2668
West Knox, 8024 Gleason Drive, 37919: 690-3550
ACLFs. Secure Alzheimer’s units.  |  Website »

Heritage Assisted Living*

1585 Coleman Road, 37909: 584-7090
144 Felix Road, 37918: 688-3800
RHAs.
273 S. Peters Road, 37923: 531-1999
ACLF. Memory-impaired unit.  |  Website »

L & L Sweet Home Care: 689-2153

804 Atlantic Avenue, 37917
RHA.  |  Website »

The Manor at Northgate Terrace: 403-1410

4301 Whittle Springs Road, Apt. 309 (office), Apt. 209 (mailing), 37917
Independent living with supportive services. Second and third floors of Northgate Terrace. Rent is 30 percent of resident’s adjusted gross income, plus a flat service fee. Services include emergency response device, two meals/day, housekeeping, laundry, case management, and private apartment. Medication reminder systems available for small fee.  |  Website »

Manorhouse Assisted Living* 670-0504

8501 Northshore Drive, 37922
ACLF. Secured memory impaired/Alzheimer’s unit.  |  Website »

Maple Court Senior Living: 362-5398

7545 Thunder Lane, Powell, 37849
ACLF. Secure memory care facility.  |  Website »

Morning Pointe of Powell: 686-5771

7700 Dannaher Drive, Powell, 37849
ACLF. Secured memory care unit.  |  Website »

NHC Place Assisted Living, Farragut*: 777-9000

122 Cavett Hill Lane, 37934  |  Website »

Oakwood Senior Living: 540-6243

232 E. Churchwell Avenue, 37918
ACLF. Secure memory care facility.   |  Website »

Parkview Senior Living: 687-0033

5405 Colonial Circle, 37918
10914 Kingston Pike, 37934: 675-7050  |  Website »

Raintree Terrace Senior Living: 200-8238

555 Rain Forest Road, 37923
ACLF. Secure memory care unit.  |  Website »

Renaissance Terrace: 544-1710

215 Bearden Place, 37917
ACLF.  |  Website »

Ricker Residential Home for the Aged: 689-6509

5218 Jacksboro Pike, 37918
RHA for women only.

Shannondale Retirement Community and Buckingham: 690-3411

801 Vanosdale Road, 37909
CCRC. Has independent living, ACLF, and a nursing home. ACLF has unit that uses security bracelets to monitor location of residents but is not a locked unit.  |  Website »

Sherrill Hills Retirement Resort: 693-0551

271 Moss Grove Boulevard, 37922.  |  Website »

Trinity Hills Senior Living Community*: 329-3292

4611 Asheville Highway, 37914
ACLF. Secure memory care unit.  |  Website »

Williamsburg Villas*: 573-0100

3020 Heatherton Way, 37920
ACLF. Cottage-style secured units designed for persons with memory loss. Specializes in memory support services.  |  Website »

Windsor Gardens Assisted Living*: 688-4840

5611 Central Avenue Pike, 37912
ACLF.  |  Website »

Affordable-Rent Housing

The apartments listed here are designated Elderly Only, Elderly/Disabled Only, or Elderly/Mobility Impaired Only. Eligibility is based on annual gross income and other factors. Some offer weekday congregate lunches, case management, and recreational activities.

Blueberry Ridge: 637-1679

7300 Blue Smoke Way, 37849  |  Website »

Broadway Towers: 524-4092

1508 McCroskey Avenue, 37917

Cagle Terrace: 403-1310

Recreation Center: 450-9450
515 Renford Drive, 37919  |  Website »

Candleridge Plaza Apartments: 938-3394

3405 Harrow Gate Lane, Powell, 37849

Dogwood Terrace: 690-0313

8729 Middlebrook Pike, 37923

Golden Age Retirement Village: 637-3470

1109 Beaman Lake Road, 37914

Guy B. Love Towers: 403-1360

Recreation Center: 522-8226
1171 Armstrong Avenue, 37917  |  Website »

Isabella Tower: 403-1340

Recreation Center: 673-2147
1515 Isabella Circle, 37915  |  Website »

Maud Booth Gardens Senior Housing: 546-7090

4452 Maud Booth Way, 37917  |  Website »

Morningside Gardens Apartments: 523-4133

1800 Linden Avenue, 37917.

Mountain Park Villas: 938-0606

7620 Old Clinton Pike, Powell, 37849  |  Website »

Northgate Terrace: 403-1400

Recreation Center: 281-8527
4301 Whittle Springs Road, 37917  |  Website »

Residences at Eastport: 403-1390

Recreation Center: 594-8697
317 McConnell, 37915.  |  Website »

Riverbirch Village: 637-1679

7236 Oak Ridge Hwy, 37931  |  Website »

St. Mary’s Riverview I & II: 523-2834

5845 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway, 37924

St. Mary’s Villas in Halls: 925-0818

4129 E. Emory Road, 37938

Summit Towers: 525-5069

201 Locust Street, 37902.

Sunnybrook Apartments: 922-9124

4500 Doris Circle, 37918  |  Website »

The Verandas: 403-1380

107 Flenniken Avenue, 37920.  |  Website »

Westview Tower: 691-8551

7823 Gleason Drive, 37919.  |  Website »

Willow Place Senior Community: 637-1679

7000 Willow Bend Way, 37931.  |  Website »

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Commonly called “Section 8,” the voucher program allows very low-income persons to choose a residence by providing rental subsidy to landlords.

KCDC (Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation): 403-1234

400 Harriet Tubman Street, 37915
Public housing authority. Determines eligibility for the voucher program based on annual gross income and other factors. Landlords willing to participate in the program must accept the amount the voucher covers. Residents get a utility allowance but may have to pay excess costs. To apply, you must go to the KCDC office (not to the place you want to rent).  |  Website »

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